The 1968 batch of engineering students (Guines ‘68) will meet at the College of Engineering, Guindy, on Saturday to celebrate the golden jubilee of their graduation.
The alumni have not only renovated major halls on the campus but have also provided equipment for smart classrooms and research and development work.
“During our reunion in 1993, we decided to help convert the hall in the present manufacturing engineering department into an auditorium. The hall was refurbished by providing seats, air conditioners, audio systems, microphones and speakers,” said S. Thyagarajan, a student of the batch.
The auditorium will be named the Hall of Guines 68 and the alumni plan to add a high-end video conferencing facility, laser projectors, cameras and a fresh set of mikes and speakers, and convert it into a smart classroom.
The batch has also restored the X hall, a heritage structure in the electrical engineering department. It has been named the Edison X Hall.
The electronics and communication department has been furnished with equipment that could be useful for research scholars to patent their work. The batch has also taken up the sprucing up of a seminar hall in the Centre for Water Resources in the civil engineering department, which on completion would be known as Pennycuick hall of Guines 68.
At Saturday’s event, faculty members will be honoured for their contributions.