On 2rd March 2020 Saveetha School of Law, Centre for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) has organised a one- day international seminar on the Administration of Law and Justice. Prof. Dr. Vasileios Adamidis, Professor and Principal Lecturer Nottingham Law School was the chief guest. The chief guest of the day, Prof. Dr. Vasileios Adamidis spoke on Aristotle’s idea of law and justice. He explained in detail the Nicomachaen ethics and the various dimensions of Justice. He spoke at length about distributive justice and narrated the dichotomy between justice in the sense of proportionality and justice in a narrower sense in terms of the telios. The session was well received by the impending jurists of SSL, who were spellbound by the appealing story of Tellus, the Athenian, who was hailed as the happiest man on earth. Dr. S. Anuja, Assistant Professor, TNNLU, Trichy, delivered the keynote address focusing on the various dimensions of law and justice. The distinguished guest of the day brought the role of collective morality and the effervescent conflict between the wisdom of man and wisdom of law. She resonated with Salmond's ideology of “just and righteous” nature of humans and the need for external force for the maintenance of an orderly society. The afternoon technical session was handled by Dr. A Raghunatha Reddy, Director in charge, Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai. Dr. A Raghunatha Reddy highlighted law as a non static concept and he elaboraed it with the help of change of laws in recent times like decriminalisation of adultery, legalisation of same sex marriage, allowing women to enter into Sabarimala and the Puttaswamy Judgement recognising right to privacy etc. He asked the students what is justice and opined that justice depends on the situation and there’s no one step that fits all definition. Justice and morality are inversely proportional to each other and evolves with the change in the collective wisdom of the society. The event concluded with a question and answer session and networking over high tea.
Dr.Vikram A. Sarabhai Centenary Celebration @ Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences
Dr.Vikram A. Sarabhai Centenary year Celebrated at Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences. To commemorate this important event, Sathish Dhawan Space Center, SHAR, ISRO, Shriharikota, propose to conduct various programmes at national level during the centenary year in association with Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, the education landmark of India a centre for world education in technology and inter disciplines. The inaugural function of this year long programme was held on February 27 2020 at Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai. With the presence of ISRO Dr.Vikram A. Sarabhai Centenl Sciences.ary Celebration @ Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technicadelegates, Saveetha family members and faculties from various institutions, the event started with curtain raiser video by ISRO members regarding the space organisation and the wonders of space. During the event, Director Mrs. Ramya Deepak Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences addressed the gathering and narrated the importance of this function which triggered the students to get involved into the platform for space research and to seek knowledge, all around the globe it was an inspirational speech for the students. Followed by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences recalled the inspiration left behind by Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai for inculcating scientific temperament among the student community. And Dr. D Dhanashekaran, Principal, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences explained different events planned during the complete four days program which was a push in the right direction for students towards success. The speech given by dignitaries from ISRO, Dr. S Sankaran, Chairman, Organizing Committee Chennai, was awe-inspiring, and inspired each and every students to work for the best and achieve great heights of success. The briefing of Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai- an yearlong program to commemorate the birth centenary of the founding father of Indian Space program done by Shri.P A Saravana Perumal DGM, VALF, SDSC SHAR, Chief guest Shri.V. Kumbakarnan, Dy. Director, MSA, SDSC SHAR, Bangalore, gave insight about the great personality, inspired the students by sharing the real experience during the presence of Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam sir during his service experience in ISRO which triggers the ability, knowledge and their discoveries to reach the next level. The felicitation ceremony at SSE, SIMATS honoured all the great souls responsible for the conduction and success of this event. The inauguration was followed by Guest lecture at Lines and lattice hall SSE about GAGANYAAN and its advancement in ISRO by Dr.Unnikrishnan Nair, Director, Human space flight center, ISRO-HQ, Bangalore. This indeed brought out various opportunities to the students and the faculty members, also instilting knowledge among the gathering. The student felt that it was nonetheless a day to remember and never to forget. A series of events such as Space Science exhibitions, painting, elocution and quiz competitions, innovation design competition (only live/prototype models), technical talks and Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai memorial lecture have been arranged for school and college students, researchers, Scientist, academicians and professional across Chennai. A mobile exhibition “Space on Wheel” realised by ISRO and an exhibition activities were inaugurated by Mrs. Ramya Deepak, Director, Saveetha School of engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences and it is opened to public on this occasion. The valedictory function of Vikram A Sarabhai centenary programme will be held on 1st March 2020. Further, Saveetha School of Engineering-Saveeetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences have plan to have a research proposal with ISRO for space experiment on medical science and engineering to experience the vision to harness space technology for national development for pursing space science research and planetary explorations.
Workshop on Water and waste water management strategies for sustainable development @ Saveetha School of Engineering
Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences organized one day national workshop on “Water and waste water management strategies for sustainable development”. The event was conducted for the researchers, faculty and students to get exposed to recent advancements in water and waste water management strategies for sustainable development. It provided a platform to share knowledge, ideas and applications in the current scenario of water management. It provided a scope to researchers to meet and interact with eminent speakers and subject experts. The event could experience a total of More than 130 enthusiastic participants. The event was blissed to have the presence of the esteemed guests Dr. J Daniel Chellapa, Senior Scientist, Assistant Director, Department of Atomic energy, Indira Gandhi Centre for atomic research, Chennai and Dr. J.S. Sudarsan. Both the guests emphasized on the need for water conservation and its adverse effect on our surroundings and life. Dr. Chellapa emphasized more on the technologies of BARC and how it is benefiting the nation. He urged the students to have active research in this field of water management so that water can be saved for the future. The event was further made interesting by the informative and in-depth explanation of the water and waste water management by Dr. Sudarsan. The workshop was made more relatable to the participants by K.Subramaniyan, Area Business Manager- Water, Tintometer India Pvt. Ltd. Overall the national workshop was a great platform to understand, analyze and gather knowledge to work on world’s biggest issue i.e. water. The workshop emphasized in developing new ideas for the conservation of water for the existence of future generations.
Surge 2020-First National Conference by Saveetha College of Architecture and Design on Chennai in collaboration with The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Tamil Nadu titled “Sustainable Urban Communities and Good Environs”
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS) is an inspiring centre of learning, offering academic programmes up to Doctoral level in the fields of Health Sciences, Medicine, Dental, Physiotherapy, Architecture and Nursing in other areas including Engineering, Law and Management Studies. Saveetha is second to none in India in imbibing the approach of student centered learning and innovative pedagogies to enable the students to be job ready with the desirable demand driven skills.
Saveetha College of Architecture and Design, a part of SIMATS, approved by Council of Architecture (SCAD) has a unique curriculum of a solid foundation in Architecture and Design, a practical hands-on project based methodology and focus on real life challenges. It was started in the year 2019, by Dr. N. M.Veeraiyan. Since its inception, it has set a stage for quality in Architectural education. Collaborations with International Universities such as Curtin University, The University of Nottingham, University of Plymouth, University of Arkansas and Sheffield Hallam University. We also offer Trans-Disciplinary choice based courses which offers opportunities to involve in trans-disciplinary projects from Medical, Dental, Engineering, etc.
The world’s cities are home to 54 %( 4 billion) of the earth’s total population, by 2050 that percentage is projected to increase 66%. Today’s mass urbanization, while an undoubted driver of growth is also unsustainable according to a recent U. N report, by putting many people at risk, creating unnecessary costs, negatively affecting the environment and bolstering social disparity.
In this context to achieve sustainability deliberations from various experts from the field of built environment the First National Conference is organized by Saveetha College of Architecture and Design on Chennai in collaboration with The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Tamil Nadu on the title “Sustainable Urban Communities and Good Environs” (SURGE 2020).
In this, the key issues like urban governance and finance, urban services and networks, urban landscape are discussed in the National conference by various experts and stake holders and share their experience towards developing a sustainable community.
Padmashree Ar. Dr. G Shankar has agreed to grace the Conference and is the Chief Guest for the SCAD SURGE 2020. Padmashree Ar. Dr. G Shankar, A master mason and People’s Architect, has been engaged in bringing about social development through architecture. In recognition to the distinguished services in the field if Science and Engineering, Govt. Of India in 2011 awarded G. Shankar with Padmashree - The fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India.
SCAD SURGE 2020 is organized in collaboration with Indian Institute of Architects Tamil Nadu Chapter. Ar. Senthil Kumar, Chairman, IIA, TN Chapter will deliver the Special Address.
Technical Session 1 will be chaired by Dr. Kalai Selvi, Professor, Rajalakshmi school of Architecture, Chennai and Session Chair for Technical Session 2 is Dr. Monsingh. D. Devadas, Former Dean, SAP, Anna University and Principal, Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai.
The different Themes Discussed the Two Technical Sessions are
SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES
Urban Communities have been deprived of the basic infrastructure and there is insufficient or there is no equivalent allocation of resources reaching the urban communities, where there is a high density of people. The Triple Bottom line approach of Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability is the key to Sustainable Urban Communities. The sub areas of interest include Urban Social Reforms, Urban Economics, Urban Culture and Sustainability.
SUSTAINABLE URBAN GOVERNANCE
There should be continuous engagement with the urban societies, but the success of a policy or project also depends upon the capacity of local governments to develop and maintain the projects. In this context it becomes extremely important to find sustainable solutions at the Policy level. The sub areas of interest include: Urban Policies and Programmes, Urban Regulatory Norms, Urban Political Intervention.
SUSTAINABLE URBAN LANDSCAPE
Increased urbanization and localization has put considerable pressure on cities. Cities are responding to these challenges primarily through urban networking. Urban networks and its landscape are the key ingredients of what defines a city along with its density and the way of life of the people. So it becomes important to find sustainable measures for efficient urban networks. The sub themes include Urban Ecology and Environment Planning, Urban Land use Planning, Urban Technologies, Services and Network Planning.
SCAD SURGE 2020 is Open to Urban Planners, Research Scholars, Post Graduate students, Under Graduate Students, Architects , Builders , Designers, Civil Engineers, Environmentalists and all those who are interested in building sustainable communities.
The Institute of Science and Humanities, of Saveetha School of Engineering organized a two day conference, titled, “National Conference on Advances in Science, Humanities and Technology, 2020 (NCashT-2020)’’ between 12th -13th March-2020. The two days conference was generously supported by the honourable Director and respected Principal. The chief guest of this conference was, Dr. T. S. Lakshmi Narasimhan, Associate Director, Resource Management Group, SQRMG, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. The main objective of this conference is that Researchers and Scientists can showcase their recent findings, cutting edge technology and latest innovations. The conference had received nearly 134 papers from 4 different states and out of which only 65 papers were selected for presentation after careful scrutiny. Nearly 425 abstracts were received from SSE students out of which 234 papers were shortlisted. The abstracts which has been selected were from different fields of study such as Pure and applied mathematics, nano materials, nano electronics, renewable energy, marketing & HR, etc. This conference has tie-ups with 13 Scopus Indexed journals across various fields for publication and papers will be published if it is found suitable by reviewers.
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital in association with University of Arizona, American academy of Clinical Toxicology and Poison information Center at Perth, Western Australia is co-presenting a 4 day workshop for the first time in India on
Knowledge and skills will be imparted to stakeholders and students, which would enable them to initiate and sustain appropriate responses by which, lives would be saved and distress alleviated, in the event of toxic event/disaster.
The Provider and the Instructor courses, being conducted are accredited by the University of Arizona, for a period of 4 years. Hence, these registrants, in future can conduct the courses, in their States/home stations independently.
This information can be seen at the website www.ahls.org.
The AHLS (Advanced Hazmat Life Support) course has already been accepted by the NDRF as part of the Curriculum to be imparted to doctors and stakeholders.
AHLS trains healthcare to face the clinical challenges of caring for patients exposed to threats including: Hazardous Materials, Chemical Spills, Biological agents, Nuclear Incidents, Dangerous Good, Toxic Releases, Radiological Sources and Toxic Terrorism.
It is for interdisciplinary HCPs (Health Care Professionals) including: Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Intensivists, Emergency Physicians, EMTs, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics Pharmacists, Toxicologists, AFIH (Associate Fellow of Industrial Health), Respiratory Therapists, Military Personnel (NDRF), Fire Departments, All civil support teams, Poison Control centers, Public Health Departments, Medical, clinical & Toxicology fellowships. The program also trains Health Care Professionals to become AHLS instructors and take the course to their regions.
Relevant to poison control, there's an attempt to strengthen and set up Toxicology Laboratories in different parts of our country, which at present, are few and far apart, resulting in many deaths due to paucity of knowledge in identifying poisons concerned.
In this workshop know-how and catalysing POISON INFORMATION CENTRE (PIC) is being done. Dr. Ann Marie from Western Australia PIC, at Perth, handles two hundred thousand calls per year, coordinating with other centers in Australia providing help and assistance to handle these patients.
With the expertise gained at this workshop, registrants can initiate and strengthen their PICs, which are already functioning in Delhi, Kerala Ahmadabad and Chennai.
This workshop is engineered to have more Qualified AHLS instructors and strengthen Poison Control in our country.