National Conference on Industrial Internet of Things and Emerging Technologies (NCIIET-2019) was conducted by the department of CSE&IT on April 5th , 2019 with the very same purpose of providing the research community with a platform to present their research work. NCIIET-2019 welcomed research papers and technical articles from a variety of domains. Although the domain of topics was not restricted, some of the more encouraged domains were Grid Computing, Cloud Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, Big Data Analytics, Knowledge Representation, Green Computing, Internet of Things, Network Security, Image Processing, Fog Computing and Natural Language Processing.
Out of the 300 research papers and technical articles, 75 papers are from external participants. 210 papers were shortlisted after a thorough review by the domain experts from the department of CSE & IT. Conference received overwhelming responses from various prestigious colleges like Sairam Engineering college- Chennai, Meenakshi College of Engineering- Kanchipuram, Rajalakshmi Engineering College- Chennai,Vellore Institute of Technology – Vellore, Panimalar Institute of Technology- Chennai, IFET College of Engineering – Villupuram, MAM Engineering College – Trichy, Saveetha Engineering College- Chennai, Muthayamal Engineering College and Hindustan University.
Nine handpicked domain experts from the department of Computer Science and Engineering & IT were chosen to assist and oversee the presentation of the papers over three different venues in our department. The chief guest for the inaugural ceremony was Mr.Rajendran Dandapani , Business Solutions Evangelist at Zoho Corporation.Added with that we invited a Keynote speaker for the event was Dr.Udaya Kumar from Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai. He handled a session on Cloud Analytics and IOT. To review the conference papers an External session chair was Dr.Asha from VIT – Chennai.
Prof. Dr.Rakesh Kumar Sharma has joined as the Vice Chancellor of Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences on 06-04-2019
Prof. Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma did his M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He did Two years PG Diploma in Business Management from Punjabi University, Patiala. He holds his Ph.D in Chemistry from University of Delhi.
He is Elected Fellow of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), Indian College of Nuclear Medicine, Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists and Institution of Chemists (India).
He has total Academic and Professional Experience for 36 years and retired as Director, Defence Food Research Laboratory, DRDO, Mysore, Karnataka. Dr Sharma holds appointment of Adjunct Professor of Jamia Hamdard in the Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Honorary Professor in Food Processing and Preservation, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. While working in DRDO, Dr. Sharma has made significant contributions in CBRN defence, development of New Drugs, Novel Drugs Delivery Systems, Herbal Radioprotectors, Herbal Biothreat Mitigators, and Nutraceuticals. He has guided 12 students for the award of Ph.D.
Dr Sharma has acclaimed eight National and five International Awards. He is a member of Expert /Core Groups of many ministries of Government of India.
Dr. Sharma has filed 24 patents and published 339 papers besides contributing 54 chapters in books and editing 14 books.
Disaster drill on campus prepares Saveetha College Of Nursing students for real-world medical challenges
On Account Of World Autism Awareness Day,
The students of Saveetha College of Occupational Therapy visited CHRYSALIS SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM in the occasion to provide free campaign for the assessment of autism . it was a campaign where the OT therapeutic interventions for the development of these children was given by our Occupational therapy students .
Assistive Technologies. Active Participation’ is the theme for WAAD 2019. The theme is derived keeping in mind that technology plays an integral role in the development of people with any form of disability including autism. Not only is technology important for development, it also ensures that people with disabilities enjoy their basic human rights and helps them tackle any issues they face as a member of the society.
However, this theme also highlights the fact that assistive technologies are expensive and inaccessible to a large population living with autism. There is also a lack of guidance about the usage of assistive technologies and their efficiency throughout the globe.
Hacking for India’s Healthcare: leveraging innovation for global health at Saveetha Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
The majority of patients who seek medical care at Saveetha medical college and hospital are poor and underprivileged, requiring healthcare and assistance. The team at Saveetha is always keen to incubate local innovations that would offer affordable and state of the art health care to serve their most marginalized patients. The opportunities for healthcare innovation are huge in a world where digital tools are giving rise to new health platforms that are increasingly useful to surgeons, community healthcare workers and patients. India is on its way to a future of healthcare that is more predictive, preventive and personalized driven by innovation in healthcare.
SIMATS aims to achieve this goal through the launch of its own innovation body, SEED- Saveetha Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Department. SEED is a healthcare incubation initiative that will translate home grown ideas into practical solutions. The members of SEED hope to make it a major hub for healthcare innovation.
In a Hackathon, a group of students focus on a central challenge and work on to develop an innovative yet feasible and cost effective solutions in a limited space of time. Global surgery innovation hackathons can be transformational in generating powerful discussions, facilitating knowledge exchange, and nurturing multi-disciplinary partnerships, as well as connecting students, trainees, and faculty many disciplines to join forces to tackle local and important healthcare challenges.
The goal of the innovation workshop is the nurture successful, indigenous technologies for solving successful, local technologies for solving surgery and healthcare-related problem facing millions of low-resource patients across South India. The innovation workshop will bring together students from engineering, medical, and management colleges of this institute. The innovation workshop will expose students to global surgery and healthcare, concepts in innovation and empower them with knowledge in technology and design to create impactful an scalable surgical care delivery solutions.
The theme of Saveetha Surgical Innovation Hackathon 2019 was “Hacking for Health” and was held from 11-12 March 2019 at the MM Convention Centre and Saveetha Medical College and Hospital in Chennai, India. The event was held in collaboration with the Harvard Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Boston Children’s Hospital and Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science. The event attracted over 1200 delegates with speakers that were both local and international experts in global surgery.
The Medical Director, SMCH, Dr Saveetha Rajesh was instrumental in materializing the idea of the Hackathon. The inaugural address was delivered by Dr.N.M.Veeraiyan, Founder and Chancellor of SIMATS. The guest of honor was Dr Professor Paul Salins, the Medical Director and Vice-President of the Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre and Narayana Health Multi-specialty Hospital, one of the biggest cancer center projects in the world. He is also the Chairman of "INCITE" International Centre for Innovation, Technology transfer and Entrepreneurship which is India's first health care related Technology Business Incubator (TBI) funded by the Governments Department of Science and Technology. Dr Paul Salins recognized the importance of student enthusiasm and further ensured the sustainability of the initiative by launching SEED: the “Saveetha Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Department”, a healthcare entrepreneurship initiative. The faculty team from Harvard Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) contributed immensely in the successful planning and conduct of the Hackathon.