Thursday, March 29, 2012

Admissions open at Noyyal Public School

Noyyal Public School has started the admission process for the new education year 2012-2013. New students can seek admission for classes Pre-KG to 7th Std. The school is co-educational and follows a CBSE curriculum. The school also caters to the needs of students who want residential facility.

10 Muthur, Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore-642109
Mobile: 9585948200
Principal: 8903953443

Admission Coordinators


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PSG institute completes 60 years

PSG & Sons' Charities, formed in 1926, was designated as ‘The Fifth Brother' of the four sons of P.S. Govindasamy Naidu, namely P.S.G. Venkatasamy Naidu, P.S.G. Rangasamy Naidu, P.S.G. Ganganaidu and P.S.G. Narayanasamy Naidu. The institution had the objective of promoting industry and education in the country. The ‘Fifth Brother' was given an equal share while dividing their inheritance, making the fifth sibling grow and prosper along with the others.

With the belief that a class-less society with equal opportunities for all could be created only based on education, the PSG family concentrated on establishing educational institutions. Now, ‘The Fifth Brother' has generated around 25 educational institutions ranging from kindergarten to medical education. PSG College of Technology is one of them.

PSG College of Technology commenced its academic activities on July 16, 1951 and this is its Diamond Jubilee year.


According to the Managing Trustee of PSG & Sons' Charities, L. Gopalakrishnan, its mission includes, providing world-class engineering education, foster research and development, evolving innovative applications of technology, encouraging entrepreneurship, and moulding young men and women capable of assuming leadership.

The college strives to achieve this mission statement in the following ways: Develop curriculum relevant to socio-economic as well as individual needs, focus on industry-institute collaboration, incubate entrepreneurs and promote leadership skills, advance career and development of faculty, and establish a sound alumni base.

At present, the college has a student population of above 8,000 studying in 30 under-graduate programmes and 40 post-graduate programmes, and 425 scholars pursue doctoral programmes. The members of the faculty, with proven track records in academics and industry, form the strength of the institution.

Along with the traditional courses, the college imparts both need and value-based education.

PSG College of Technology has an independent placement office devoted to cater to the needs of organisations in conducting campus interviews for placements. More than 150 national and multinational companies visit the college for campus recruitment annually.

Over 90 per cent of the students secure job offers before they complete their programmes of study.

Successful industry-institute interaction and the proximity of the PSG Industrial Institute encouraged the management to start sandwich programmes in 1983. The special feature of the sandwich programmes in the PSG Tech is that the students simultaneously attend the industry and the theory classes. Today, the campus placements of sandwich students are commendable.

The autonomous status that the institution obtained in 1978 has empowered and enabled PSG Tech to design and implement appropriate curriculum to meet the requirements of the changing business / industrial environment and the society.

With the financial support of various agencies, industries, and international organisations, a string of advanced centres has been established on the campus to cater to the various requirements of the students.

Organisations such as Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries' Association (CODISSIA), Small Industries' Testing and Research Centre, etc., strengthen the practical side of the curriculum.

Research and development is an important part of academic activity in the PSG College of Technology. These R&D activities help to gain deeper insight into the technological domain and help teachers impart subject knowledge to the students more effectively.

Research projects

By virtue of its well-equipped laboratory facilities and motivated faculty, the college has completed as many as 200 funded research projects and 88 research projects are under progress. Each and every department is accountable for several innovative projects and products.

Continuous rapport with alumni enables the institution to get to know their achievements. The alumni are actively involved in various activities of the alma mater.

The college has been a primary source for developing several competent leaders to head universities and engineering colleges.

The institution and the alumni are celebrating the year with a whole lot of academic activities, including national and international conferences and the Tech Ex 2011 Exhibition.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New KSRTC volvo bus from Coimbatore to Bangalore

Karnataka State Transport Corporation is introducing Volvo and express service in five routes starting from Coimbatore beginning September 28.

The buses would run between Coimbatore -Bangalore, Coimbatore-Dharmasthala, Coimbatore-Hiriyur, Coimbatore-Somavarapet (Kodlipet) and Coimbatore- Gundalpet, according to a senior official in KSRTC.

According to R Jayabalan, senior official of KSRTC, there will be one Volvo bus that would be operated from Coimbatore to Bangalore during the morning hours at 9am, while the rest would be express services.

He said there are 33 bus services that are operated across the state. With the additions, this would go up to 38.

The buses from Coimbatore to Bangalore will start at 9am and arrive at Bangalore at 5pm. Similarly the Coimbatore -Kollur bus will start the journey from the city at 4pm and reach Kollur at 7am.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Breaking News - Muthoot Finance looted Rs.3500 crores worth gold

Just heard in television news that Muthoot Finance, Tiruppur was looted on knife point. Estimated Gold worth of Rs.3500 crores gone !!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hospitality industry zooms in Coimbatore

A sweeping driveway and a lily pool mark the entrance to Le Meridien. Inside, Swarovski chandeliers glitter and there are football field - sized banquet halls and elegant cigar lounges. Not far from there is Aloft, a Starwood property, where spotty mirrors hang on the wall and restored scooters and Java bikes from the Sixties stand on stone floors. The Park Plaza flaunts a style somewhere in between.

For years, executives visiting the city stayed at The Residency or the Alankar Grande. But now, three luxury hotels, barely a year old, are already buzzing with action, and 10 more are waiting in the wings. Suddenly, wherever you turn, hotels are springing up, with speciality restaurants, spas, fitness centres, 24-hour coffee shops and swimming pools.

Business is growing so rapidly in the city that it now needs many more hotels. Multi-speciality hospitals and super-speciality hospitals attract big business from home and abroad. And the city has always been an engineering hub.

Visitors are coming in from Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad, and even Sharjah and Singapore. There are nearly 40 landings and take-offs every day at Coimbatore Airport.

Says T. Gundan, chairman, Surya Hotels: “It should have happened long ago. Bangalore is saturated, while Coimbatore is still emerging. The city has great climate, is well connected by air and rail, and is strategically located within easy reach of important cities in Karnataka and Kerala. And the Nilgiris is just a short drive away,” he says. Surya has signed a 30-year lease with Taj, and Vivanta by Taj Surya is soon to throw open its doors.

Great possibilities
“The city is exploding with possibilities,” says M. Krishnan, president, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore. “Till a few years ago we couldn't think of holding big conferences here. But now, Coimbatore can take that load. In fact, more and more people are reluctant to go to Bangalore for meetings. Even Chennai is full up. Hotels don't need year-round room occupancy. Even if they hold 10-20 conventions a year, they can break even. People are also looking for hotels where they can hold weddings and other big functions.”

According to Sanjay Gupta, general manager of the luxurious Le Meridian, “Unlike other cities, Coimbatore is good for development for at least another 10 years. It is a healthy market, perhaps healthier than some metros or even other tier-two cities.”

Aloft and Park Plaza, though smaller and more modest than Le Meridien, are by no means short on style. Saurabh Mathur, general manager of Aloft, describes it as a jazzy, young and smart brand that caters to the second rung of executives. He sees no trouble filling up his hotel's rooms.

“There is so much movement in the city. There is always a need for rooms. Just look how difficult it is to get reservations in trains or flights in or out of Coimbatore. That speaks volumes for how busy the city is.”

General manager Akash Gupta of Park Plaza is optimistic too. He calls Coimbatore a ‘mini Chennai'. But he wishes the IT sector would perk up. “There would be no looking back then. If the Government could strengthen the infrastructure and make it attractive for the biggies to set up shop here, that would be a shot in the arm. Coimbatore needs to be prettied up. A few more malls, besides Brookfields, would help jazz things up.”

Business calling
Coimbatore is already a hub of industry, multi-speciality hospitals and education. It has to be marketed aggressively, says Ravi Sam, Chairman, CII Coimbatore Zone. “It could be marketed as a convention centre. Big textile conventions such as ITMA (International Textile Manufacturers Association) ought to be held here, where there is such a vibrant textile industry. But lack of rooms and connectivity has kept such events away. That should change now.”

While walk-ins may not be numerous at the moment, the new hotels are confident that in time more people will use their services. If the city develops, the hotels will develop, is the refrain.

Already, Le Meridien has seen the prestigious launches of Volvo, Mercedes and Eicher. It recently hosted a huge convention of plastic surgeons. Aloft has a more no-nonsense approach to hospitality. Huge LCD TVs in every room, plug-and-play docking stations, and other hi-tech facilities make it a popular choice with young executives. At Park Plaza, says Akash Gupta, “We scrupulously follow the Carlton business philosophy of ‘Yes I Can' and ensure total guest satisfaction.” The hotel's many food festivals have been popular and it is a regular venue for conferences. Vivanta by Taj Surya is yet to start functioning, but all its rooms are booked for an upcoming event.

As M. Krishnan sums up: “The standard of living has gone up and people want better facilities. They can afford it. The city once lacked in the hospitality sector. Not any more.”

Carlson Hotels opens Park Plaza in Coimbatore

Carlson, a leading global hospitality and travel company, will open its 100th 'Park Plaza' brand hotel in India by 2015, with its capacity touching almost 10,000 rooms by then, a top company official said. The company launched its 40th Park Plaza, with 107 rooms, in Coimbatore on Saturday.

"With the launch of the 40th Park Plaza, the total number of rooms have gone up to 4,027, across the country. With franchisees, another 6,000 would be added in another four years," Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific, Executive Vice-President (South Asia) K B Kachru told PTI.

Talking about its Tamil Nadu plans, Kachru said Carlson has three hotels in the state and with another City Centre being opened in Chennai soon, the number would go up to eight in Tamil Nadu and increase by another six across India by this year-end.

The company would launch a facility in Bangalore in the middle of 2012 and also has plans to tap the potential in the temple town of Madurai and Munnar in Kerala, he said.

When asked about the estimated investment on the upcoming hotels in the country, he said negotiations are still going on with franchisees, though he added the Coimbatore project that was set up in partnership with Sabari Group involved an expenditure of Rs 8 crore.

Stating that the hospitality sector has huge potential in India, particularly in two-tier cities, Kachru said that Carlson will focus on the mid-market segment in particular.

Friday, September 09, 2011

TIDEL promotes Coimbatore IT Park

A group of small-scale Information Technology (IT) and IT Enabled Services (ITES) companies can jointly take space at the Tidel Park here, according to an official at the park.

Inviting investors to the park, the official said modular IT space ranging from 5,000 sq. ft. to over two lakh sq. ft. in each floor can be taken up by companies.

However, smaller companies that want less than 5,000 sq. ft. can look at forming a group with other companies and taking up 1,500 to 2,000 sq. ft. each.

Road show
A road show was held in Chennai recently on the Coimbatore Tidel Park. Similar shows are planned in other cities such as Bangalore and Mumbai too, the official said.

One company has taken up nearly 20,000 sq.ft. and started operations at the park and one more occupant will soon start operations.

Tidel Park here has come up on 10 acres at a special economic zone with an investment of Rs. 407 crore and has a total built-up area of 17 lakh sq. ft.

The IT space at the park is nine lakh sq. ft. The facility has parking space for 2,900 two wheelers and 1,130 four wheelers. The multi-tenant park has 20,000 sq. ft. earmarked for common facilities such as banks, ATMs, book store, video conference hall, and travel desk.

According to the official, there are apprehensions in the IT sector now on the U.S. economy and this may slow down the expansion plans of the IT and ITES firms. Yet, there are companies that are evincing interest in the Coimbatore facility.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Three labourers die of Toxic fumes in Kovai

Three labourers died after inhaling toxic fumes from a septic tank at Jenney Club in Peelamedu on Tuesday.

Police said the labourers were cleaning the clogged septic tank, and had lowered a machine into the 10ft-deep tank to suck out the sludge. R Ashok, 20, got into the tank to retrieve the equipment and was overcome by the toxic fumes.

Seeing him struggle, A Karthik, 21, and K Anandan, 24, jumped in to rescue him. They too inhaled the fumes and died of asphyxiation.Two contractors who hired the workers and an assistant engineer attached to Jenney Club were arrested on charges of causing death by negligence. "It is a case of negligence on the part of the contractor and the club," said corporation commissioner Ansul Mishra.

Fire and rescue service personnel retrieved the bodies of the three. Relatives of the deceased blocked Tiruchi Road near Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, where the bodies were taken for postmortem.

Tiruppur in Deep trouble

Business activity in the knitwear town of Tirupur came to a standstill as units stopped operations on Tuesday in a dawn-to-dusk shutdown to highlight the plight of the industry following the Madras high court directive to close the polluting dyeing units.

The strike was organised by all the major trade unions in Tirupur including AITUC and INTUC to draw the attention of the central and state governments to the crisis faced by the garment knitwear industry.

Tirupur, which exports garments worth about `10,000 crore a year and employs nearly 4 lakh workers, is home to close to 5,000 units. Business to the tune of about `45 crore was affected.

Dyeing units in Tirupur process about 4 lakh kgs of fabric a day while bleaching units take up to 1 lakh kg. With large sections of the industry stating that zero liquid discharge (ZLD) is virtually impossible, the focus has now shifted to other options including taking up marine discharge, which has not much moved beyond discussions.

However, a section of the industry believes that the government should collect the wastewater and treat it for which charges can be levied. This is being done in Surat and can be replicated here as well, industry sources said.

"ZLD is not feasible. Marine discharge could also throw up litigation. We can maintain total dissolved solid (TDS) below 2,100 levels. This can be an interim solution," they said.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New CBSE School in Coimbatore

A group of academicians in Coimbatore have come together to start a new CBSE school in the name of "Noyyal Public School" at the outskirts of Coimbatore. The school is located in a sprawling campus of more than six acres and can be reached by road within seven minutes from Kinathukadavu on the Coimbatore – Pollachi National Highway (NH209). The main campus has a salubrious climate year round benefitted by both southwest and northeast monsoons. The school promises to have an optimal strength of 25-30 students per class. Students will be given creative assignments so that they will learn scientific approach to address personal, professional and social problems. This new CBSE School will be a co-educational and also carries boarding facilities to allow students for far off places to avail quality education.

Admissions are open for the year 2011-2012 and classes start during second week of June for all classes.

Admissions Office
307, Pollachi Main road, Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore-642109
Phone: 04259-242464
Mobile: 9585948200

Admissions Coordinator
1. M.Ravisankar B.Com. – 9585948200, 9787560906