Mr. V Gopalakrishnan elucidated the gathering about the global scenario of Civil Engineering field. The Indian Construction Sector is growing at an annual rate of 10.5 per and is ranked 6th in the global list of 10 fastest growing construction market. The first technological evolution in the world is agriculture which is followed by the Industrial Evolution in the early 19th century. Information Technology brought about the third revolution. In recent years, Public sector as well as infrastructure activities are being opened to the private sector for investment which will lead to growth in employment in R & D. The NBA (National Board of Accreditation) has introduced a new process that involves alumni and industry representatives to give Outcome Based Education (OBE) to the future generation. Also Professional Bodies like Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), ACCE (I), BAI etc., is offering training to both students and faculty to give them industry exposure and upgrade their practice skills, so that they would OBE in their respective institutions. He also mentioned that a technical paper presentation for final year students is to be conducted in National Seminar and Workshop on January and February of 2018. He further mentioned that the ACCE is sponsoring an amount of Rs. 20,000 to ACE to conduct the above-mentioned events. And at last the session was winded up with the vote of thanks, delivered by Ms. K R Rasikha, the Treasurer of ACE.
During the valedictory address, the Chief Guest highlighted the role and importance of any professional association. He has also discussed the potential areas of Civil Engineering and motivated the students to develop the qualities required by the construction industry.
Prizes for the best two projects displayed during the "Industry-Academia-Conclave 2017" were also distributed to the students. Similarly the various event coordinators of the conclave were also appreciated with certificates. Ms. M. Varshini, Secretary of the Association proposed the vote of thanks
The function began at 10:30A.M. as scheduled at E4-304 Seminar Hall. The Chief Guest was received with a warm welcome and was seated in the Diaz. The function began with the prayer song.
The act of the host, welcoming the Guest is an integral part of the Indian culture. Mr.R.NaveenManickeshwar, Vice-president welcomed the gathering with his blissful welcome address. He had done his part great in welcoming The Head of the Department, the Chief Guest, the Faculty and the student members with joy and happiness.
Then Head of the Department Dr.R.Ramesh instigated the crowd with his words of wisdom. Dr.R.Ramesh enlightened the student members by his thoughts and wished for the well functioning the Association of Civil Engineering (ACE).
Mr.C.V.KrithikBalaji, third year civil engineering student presented the annual report of the Association activities for the year 2015-2016.He enlisted various events conducted by the association before, like the Quiz, Wordplay and the Guest lectures, and also made sure to mention the various prize winners and the papers published. Professor Dr.M.I.AbdulAleem introduced the new Office Bearers for the academic year 2016-17.
Er.S.Sivalingam then addressed the gathering which reflected his level of expertise and the immense experience in his field of work. He told the crowd about the water usage and also added about the role of an individual to make optimum use of the available resource. Also, Er.S.Sivalingam voiced his concern for water conservation by making the mass to take a pledge on conserving water resources and limit its exploitation to optimum levels.
The Chief Guest along with Dr.R.Ramesh and Dr.M.I.AbdulAleem distributed the prizes and the certificates to the winners of various events. Finally the function concluded with a patriotic tone, as the crowd stood up for the national anthem.