gives me great pleasure to meet all of you once again through
ITIHAS. The start of the academic year 2002-03 witnessed many
events that added new colours to the university. The
admissions this year for the various undergraduate
programmes saw the entry of students from many states
like" Bihar, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Andhra
Pradesh, Rajasthan, etc. thus giving a national character to
the university. The launch of the new undergraduate courses
Biotechnology, Bioengineering and Mechatronics has met with
success with the response being good. The new postgraduate
courses were also received with great response drawing
students from different parts. The satellite campus at
Kumbakonam saw the launch of many Arts, Science &
Engineering programmes thereby expanding the activities of
Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre.
paid host to many other events in its usual style making the
university continuously vibrate with academic fervor. Visit of
foreign dignitaries, success in university examinations,
repeated success in inter-collegiate cultural competitions,
etc. have brought SASTRA time and again in the limelight. I am
extremely happy that many students worked hard and performed
well in their examinations and went on to receive merit
scholarships worth Rupees Five Lakhs. Dean's Lists were also
released to honour the selected meritorious students
wish all the readers a Happy Diwali.
Prof. R. SETHURAMAN
CAMPUS GETS NETWORKED
campus networking facility, a new dimension to the growth of the campus
was inaugurated by Dr.Ngan King Ngi .Vice Dean, Computer Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on 14 0ctober,2002.
Vice-Chancellor presenting the memento to Dr.Ngan King Ngi
facility was completed with optical fibre cables at 1 Gbps speed at a
cost ofRs.70 lakhs.
the Servers and computers in the University have now been put on a
network for easy and efficient access of information. The Supercomputer,
mail server.Linux cluster,web server,Sun SPARC E250 Solaris servers have
all been connected to the network.
from the departments and administrative wings, the networking facility
has also been extended to the library and hostels of the University.
effort enables creation and maintenance of a centralized database for applications software with supporting Operating systems and will
facilitate academic research and interdepartmental communication besides internet access on a dedicated 2Mbps leased line.