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Voices from the field

Voices from the field

It’s the start of the new academic year and both our school and college located in Manjakkudi have seen a rise in enrolments. Admissions for the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi for 2018-19 is in full swing. Till date, 562 have been admitted in various departments as compared to 463 students who were admitted to various courses during 2017-18.

The college which is affiliated to Bharathidasan University is proposing to add more diploma courses this year. These diplomas will be offered in the fields of Sanskrit, music, animation and computer science. The college already offers a one year diploma programme in Yoga. In addition, the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science also plans to get two more departments affiliated to Bharathidasan University this year.

What’s more a student from the Commerce department is set to get a PhD degree soon. The popularity of our college in the region is evident from the fact that 430 got placement offers this year with an average CTC (cost to company) being Rs 15,000. The job fair was conducted in the institute premises in April this year.

Our college also believes in all round development and for the past two years (2016-17) and (2017-18) our girls and boys have participated in ball badminton tournaments.

Meanwhile, the Swami Dayananda Matric Higher Secondary School has also seen a 6% rise in enrolments this year when compared to 2017-18. What’s more the school principal has designated one Saturday of the month as ‘no bag day’ where students only bring in their lunch boxes and the day is devoted to extracurricular activities such as martial arts.

Our traditional school is not behind. This season, we have Surya Cidambi a second generation NRI (non resident Indian) who has come down all the way from Iowa State University, USA to study and imbibe the Vedas for a quarter. He will be reading and residing at the Swami Dayananda Vedapatashala at Manjakkudi.

The inaugural farmers meet to popularise organic farming was held in Manjakkudi on July 23. Around 20 farmers from Manjakkudi and neighbouring regions participated in this meet. The seminar was organised by SDET (Swami Dayananda Educational Trust) while the training support was provided by CIKS (Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems). CIKS is a registered independent trust working in the areas of organic agriculture, bio diversity conservation and Vrkshayurveda (the ancient Indian plant science).

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