Freshers’ Orientation Programme for B.Tech – 2020
16th - 19th September 2020

Programme Schedule - Inaugural Ceremony
16th September 2020 – Wednesday

S.No. Time Event
1. 10:00 AM – 10:05 AM Felicitation address by Dr. V. S. Kanchana Bhaaskaran, Pro-Vice Chancellor, VIT Chennai
2. 10:05 AM – 10:10 AM Felicitation address by Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy, Executive Director,  VIT Chennai
3. 10:10 AM – 10:15 AM Felicitation address by Dr. Sekar Viswanathan, Vice President, VIT Chennai
4. 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Address by Guest of Honour, Shri. Ketharinath Kamalanathan, Director, Capgemini, India and VIT Alumnus
5. 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Address by Guest of Honour, Smt. Kavita Bhatia, Scientist F, e -Governance Group, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, New Delhi
6. 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Address by Chief Guest, Dr. Sanjeev K Varshney, Adviser & Head, International Cooperation, Division of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi
7. 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Presidential address by Hon’ble Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder, VIT

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16th September, 2020 – Day 1: Wednesday

S.No. Time Event
1. 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Address by Dr. V. S. Kanchana Bhaaskaran, Pro-Vice Chancellor, VIT Chennai
2. 11:45 AM -12:15 PM Academics at VIT by Dr. Nayeemulla Khan A, Professor and Dean Academics, VIT Chennai
3. 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM SCREEN TIME BREAK
4. 12:30 PM – 01:00 PM Examination and Evaluation Processes at VIT by Dr. Sugumaran V,  Professor and Deputy Controller of Examinations, VIT Chennai
5. 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
6. 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM Club Events by VIT Chennai Students
7. 02:30 PM – 03:00 PM Session 1: COVID-19 Precautions and Safety Measures by Dr. M. Karthika Suresh, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Apollo Hospital, Chennai
8. 03:00 PM – 03:15 PM SCREEN TIME BREAK
9. 03:15 PM – 04:30 PM Introduction to VTOP by Dr. Pradeep Kumar T S, Deputy Director and Dr. Suganya G, Assistant Director, Software Development Centre, VIT Chennai

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17th September 2020 – Day 2: Thursday

S.No. Time Event
1. 09:00 AM – 03:30 PM English Proficiency and Aptitude (500 students per batch) – Gmeet link will be provided to students through website: http://chennai.vit.ac.in/

 

2. 03:30 PM – 04:00 PM Counselling Process by Dr. Maya R, Associate Professor, SSL and Dr. Bhuvaneshwari, Counsellors,  VIT Chennai

 

3. 04:00 PM – 04:30 PM Life in Campus by Dr. Padmanabhan R, Professor and Director, Students Welfare, VIT Chennai

 

4. 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM Proctees meeting with respective proctors – Gmeet link will be provided to students through website: http://chennai.vit.ac.in/

 

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18th September 2020 – Day 3: Friday

S. No. Time Event
1. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Workshop: Yoga for Healthy Life – Dr. Prayaga Prasanna, BNYS, MD, Clinical Naturopathy, Assistant Professor, S-Vyasa University, Bengaluru
2. 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM SCREEN TIME BREAK
3. 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Session 1 : Importance of Association to professional organization by Dr. P. Sakthivel,  Professor,  Dean, University College of Engineering Kancheepuram, IEEE computer society madras Chapter Chair, CSI Division 2 Software
4. 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM International Relations and Semester Abroad Program by Dr. Syed Ibrahim and Dr. Ganesan R, Professors, SCOPE,   Assistant Directors, International Relations,  VIT Chennai
5. 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM SCREEN TIME BREAK
6. 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Session 2: Human values by  Dr. Ushaa Eswaran, B.E,M.E, Ph.D, MIEEE, FIE, FISTE, CEng, Entrepreneur, Academician, Educationalist and Career Counsellor 
7. 12:45 PM – 01:15 PM Session 3: Professional Prospects for B.Tech. Students by Mr. Balesh Raghurajan, Director, Effilor Consulting Services Pvt Ltd, Chennai
8. 01:15 PM – 02:15 PM LUNCH BREAK
9. 02:15 PM – 02:45 PM Club Events by VIT Chennai Students
10. 02:45 PM – 03:15 PM Placement and Training Activities by Prof. Anantha Krishnan V, Assistant Professor (SG) and Assistant Director – Placement & Training, VIT Chennai
11. 03:15 PM – 03:30 PM SCREEN TIME BREAK
12. 03:30 PM – 04:00 PM Session 4: Entrepreneur Skills by Dr. K.Raghavi Senthilkumar, Associate State President –  Confederation of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and  Director – The Headway Academy and Founder – The Headway Foundation
13. 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM School Level Orientation

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19th September 2020 – Day 4: Saturday

S. No. Time Event
1. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM NSS Club
2. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Club Events by VIT Chennai Students
3. 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM SCREEN TIME BREAK
4. 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Hostel Procedures & Facilities at VIT Chennai by Dr. Pattabiraman V, Professor and Deputy Director Hostel, VIT Chennai
5. 11: 45 AM – 12:15 PM Session 1: What I Wish I Would Have Known: Fitness Tips and Taking Care of Yourself by Ms. Shiny Surendran, International Sports Nutritionist, Chennai
6. 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM SCREEN TIME BREAK
7. 12:30 PM – 01:00 PM Session 2: Changes Through Education by Smt. Kriti Khatri, Scientist/Engineer SE, Satellite and Communication Area of Space Application Centre, ISRO, New Delhi
8. 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
9. 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM Address by Dr. Anjali Gopakumar, Assistant Professor Senior, SCE, Convener, VITAA VIT Chennai Institutional Chapter
10. 02.30 PM – 03:00 PM Club Events by VIT Chennai Students
11. 03:00 PM – 03:15 PM SCREEN TIME BREAK
12. 03:15 PM – 03:45 PM Session 3:  Well-being & Responsibility in Our Community by Mrs. K Sumathi, Advocate, Journalist, Orator and Novelist, Chennai
13. 03:45 PM – 04:15 PM Session 4: Indian Heritage & Culture by Mr. Gopala Krishna, Sustainability & Regenerative Design Consultant and Culture Curator
14. 04:15 PM – 05:30 PM Talent Exhibit by Freshers

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