The University provides its students numerous opportunities for co-curricular activities to enrich their cultural interests. The cultural committee of the University encourages students to take part in a wide variety of cultural competitions, such as singing, dancing, debates, creative writing, etc. and holds various cultural activities throughout the year. It also organises various fests and cultural activities, where students participate enthusiastically to make the programmes a success.
These include oratorical competitions (1 event done) , debates (1 done), essay writing ( 1 event done on Gandhiji’s birthday), book reviews, mock parliament ( done on Article 370), group discussions and economic scenario analysis and walk the talk sessions with faculty, distinguished academicians, industry people and entrepreneurs.
The Newsletter is a monthly feature where students pen their articles, gather and publish information and news items, conduct interviews, cover campus events, etc. The newsletter is secular and also includes articles in the vernacular too.
SOCIAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS
As a part of community consciousness and sustainability, students visit orphanages, govt schools, old age homes, and extend their physical and financial support to those in need (one activity was done for an orphanage -blankets and books and stationery distributed to children) Additionally, the Management Club focuses on the aspects that are required for the holistic development of the students as responsible citizens of the country, such as campus cleanliness, discipline, environment consciousness , resource conservation and optimisation. This is also in tune with the vision of Presidency University -‘To be a value-driven global University, excelling beyond peers and creating professionals of integrity and character having concern and care for society’
PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART CLUB
Background: Photography allows people to communicate what is important to them, helps preserve history, enables people to become artists and moves people in ways that words sometimes cannot. Important people and events are often captured in photos that are preserved. Photography is an ingrained medium for preserving family and cultural histories as well. Though becoming a great photographer requires practice, anybody who has a camera can explore the world of photography. Again, today, art plays an imperative role in moulding the minds of students to develop a positive nature and appreciate natural beauty.
Objective: The objective of the club is to engage the student body and also to assist those students with like-minded interests and talents in photography and art and also to promote creativity through photography. The Photography & Art club organise several events like ordinary photography lessons, digital photography workshops by relevant experts, trips to photo galleries, etc.
Faculty Co-ordinator : Dr. J. Alamelu Mangai
Other Faculty Members : Dr. Anu Sukhdev and Dr. B. Kiran
Student Coordinator : Bijoy Antony C (2015MEE015)
Other Student Members :
- Parth Padmanabh Mehta(2015ECE037)
- Kosuri Preethan (2015ECE025)
- Saginalam Sandeep Sagar (2015MEE089)
- Bandaru Veerendra Sai (2015ECE055)
- Dhanesh N (2015MEE020)
- Kevin Roy (2015CSE064)
- Nikith Muralidhar (2015MEE062)
Background: Literary activities act as a stimulus in the overall growth process of an individual. The study of literature provides an in-depth knowledge about the various intricacies of life and societies, thereby encouraging the learners to build character and instil values. The Lit Club inspires participants to read and write, to cooperate, communicate, connect, and create new ideas that galvanise their own progress, and to influence the world.
Objective: Literary club is dedicated to hone the effective communication skills of the students. The club aims to nurture a love for language, augment literary ingenuity and provide an avenue for self-expression and thereby sharpening the student’s spoken and written language. The members also have opportunities to view outstanding plays and performances in the city. It intends to tutor the talents of students in facing various interpersonal activities and competitions.
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Soumen Mukherjee
Other Faculty Members: Dr. Maruthmanikanthan and Prof. C.S. Ranganath
Background: Robotics clubs are a great way to share your enthusiasm for robotics with others in your area. Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. This field overlaps with electronics, computer science, artificial intelligence, mechatronics, nanotechnology and bioengineering. Science-fiction author Isaac Asimov is often given credit for being the first person to use the term robotics in a short story composed in the 1940s.
Objective: Robotics Club aims to train students who have the passion to excel in building and programming miniature robots to take part in national and international competitions. It intends to provide students with the resources to develop robots. The club offers indispensable guidance, workshops and tutorials along with tools, equipment, components and workspace. The Robotics Club explores the possibilities of robotic engineering, manufacturing and coding.
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. A.M.Surendra Kumar
Other Faculty Members: Prof. Siddamal
Background: Science is the rigorous human effort to understand, or to understand better, the history of the natural world and how the natural world works, with noticeable physical evidence as the basis of that understanding. It is done through the observation of natural phenomena, and/or through experimentation that tries to simulate natural processes under skilful conditions. Science club creates an enthusiasm among students and gives exposure to various science-related programmes.
Objective: The objective of the Science club is to give an opportunity to the students to increase their awareness of science subjects and understand concepts with greater focus. The motto of the club is to organise events like science quiz, science exhibition and lectures by subject-experts on current and advanced topics on science. The club intends to guide students on working models and encourage them to participate in national-level exhibitions.
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Mohan Kumar Naidu
Other Faculty Members: Dr. Deepthi P R and Dr. Dileep
Student Co-ordinator: Rishabh Pardeshi (2015PEE099)
Other Student Members:
- Nirmal Prabhu (2015CVE043)
- Aparna Dasgupta (2015CSE160)
Background: With strong emphasis on learning, Presidency University also aims to develop their knowledge regarding current affairs and to enrich their intellectual abilities. By allowing them to participate, practice, organise and most importantly indulge in the art of time management, the Quiz club in the University intends to hone the latent talent of the students.
Objective: The quiz club aims to train students in such a manner that they will be able to participate in several Inter-University as well as other open competitions and/or tournaments. Besides general knowledge and current affair-based questions, participants will be quizzed on topics, but not limited to, history (ancient and modern), science and technology, art and culture, geography, sports, personalities, politics (World and Indian), economics, literature, inventions, awards and recognitions, etc., to name a few.
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Singh
Other Faculty Members: Ms. Krishna Prabha ; Mr. Pranay Nimje & Mr. Bhavesh Neekhra
Background: A debate is a structured oral contest about an issue or a resolution. Two teams having four/five members each involves in reflecting two sides of the matter or tenacity. One group proposes the positive side of the issue and the other opposes it. Two rounds are generally conducted. Each debater presents his/her point of view about the issue in the first round. In the second round, each debater will be given a minute time to rebut his/her opponent. Then, the observer gives her/his judgment if time permits.
Objective: Debate has a number of advantageous for the students. For instance, debates improve the student’s communication skills. It updates their knowledge of current affairs. It boosts their confidence level to face a critical situation logically. It provides them skills to view points and situations diplomatically. It instills the competitive spirit in them.
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. J. G. Ravi Kumar
Other Faculty Members: Dr. A. Edwin Jeevaraj and Mr. Abrar Ul Haq
Student Coordinator: Aysha Sayed Iqbal (2015ECE010)
Other Student Members:
- Abdul Mueed 2015PEE001
- Sruthi Adithian 2015PEE110
- Nazim Girach 2015CSE045
- Mohammed A. Hussain 2015CSE077
- Mohammed Minhaaj Hussain 2015MEE048
RENEWABLE ENERGY CLUB
Background: Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources that are replenished such as wind, wave, solar, biomass and tidal power. Government and companies around the world are investing heavily in developing technologies to harness the power of clean renewable energy sources because of their potential to produce large quantities of energy. After considering the growing needs, Presidency University has launched Renewable Energy club (REC).
Objective: The purpose of Renewable Energy club (REC) is to create awareness on renewable energy that offers technical guidance as well as education on the potential available in renewable energy sources. The main objectives of the REC is to educate the students about the basics in energy-related areas, including renewable energy, energy conservation and sustainable energy systems, etc. It also intends to provide sustainable support for energy-related research activities.
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Miller Jothi