Archive for February, 2008

Got my mobile…

Posted in my life on February 29, 2008 by balajisrinivas

Today i got my new mobile sony ericsson k550i at themobilestore for Rs. 7600. The prices at mobile store are reasonable and is cheaper compared to other mobile stores in madurai. I had an option of getting k750i, motorola L9 or k550i, but k750i is not in the market. The features of k550i made me to buy it. It has all the usual features like other mobiles. It has a 2.0 MP cybershot camera and in-built 128 MB memory card. Many of them have asked me “hey! dont u have atleast a mobile?”. Usually i dont like mobiles. But mobile has become one of the necessary elements of life.I am the last in the class to get mobile. I have ordered for an ipod from U.S for music. Hope I dont change this mobile for atleast 2 years.


TCE marathon- unforgettable in my life.

Posted in my life on February 25, 2008 by balajisrinivas

Today we had our college marathon from germanus to college(approx 8km). I participated in it for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s theme was “Clean enviro- nment”. I started from my house at 5.20 and reached Germanus by share auto. I had my friends coming by college bus. We were given t-shirts. Atlast, this year i got the tshirt. In first year we were given caps and in second year 1st 100 were given tshirts (for me no chance) and in third year i was there at 6.15. By that time the distribution of tshirts were over. Finally, this year got my college t-shirt. This would serve as a relic in my life. We had some snaps by media persons. Principal and deans were present there. Principal waved the flag and all of us started our run for clean environment. I was jogging continuously till the bridge and then a walk and then a run. We had the police for controlling the traffic and some organizers were roaming around in the bike.We were given cool lemon juices and glucose by NCC students near natraj theater.My position there was 185. We were also given at pykara and near aarthy drive inn. My positions were 235 and 195.(not bad in a pool of 600 students) respectively. At last i was not able to run. My legs began to ache. I was simply walking. Approximately it took 50-55 minutes to reach college. Oh the winners reached the college in half an hour. Good work winners!

Few things were irking me. We had a less count from computer science and IT department(only 6). In my class bala, chenny, gopi krishna(36th position ), manic(153rd), mallu, muthu, manoj, sujith(81st) and a few from B section participated in mini marathon. Hari of our class was an organizer.At the same time we had good strength from our department juniors. We had some students who came by bus and then started to run from college entrance.

I had an excellent experience and spirit there. People who missed this have really missed something in their college life. These days never return. We have our last month of college life. More enjoyments are waiting…..

placed @Cognizant All- time record high placements in TCE

Posted in my life on February 14, 2008 by balajisrinivas

This post should have appeared few months ago. But i waited for all my classmates to get placed. This time tce placements hits 722. More information regarding TCE placements can be found here
We had tcs visiting our campus on may 21st. We had a general aptitude followed by an interview.I skipped it for some reasons.It continued for 3 days and on may 23rd evening the results were announced. It was pleasant to hear 355 tceians got placed in tcs. 63 from computer science department.38 from our class. We had ashok, bala,bhim,goms kishore , ravi, manoj, muthu, manic and others in tcs.

Next on may 25th, we had cognizant.We had a general aptitude conducted by Meritrac. AT was a little bit tough.Particularly reasoning and english RC’s.I was waiting along with mallu in K.S. auditorium for our results at 1.30. Both of our names were not in the list till 12th panel.At last his was in 13th panel and mine in 16th. Chandrasekar, gopi, vignesh and some of my class mates were selected for the interview. we had the interview in hostel B-block. My interview was at 4.00. They didnt even ask my resume. They were asking some general questions and at last few technical questions(related to cache memory ,internet,DNS etc). I performed better in the interview. We were anxious about the results. We were happy to see people who got placed in tcs waiting with us for the results. Particularly the hostelers, they didnt even leave to their home. The results were announced at 8.30 p.m. Finally me, arun prasath, mallu, chandrasekar and meenakshi from our class got into cts.

Then Infosys visited our college. Gopi and Narayanan were selected in Infy. Next in Caritor 7 from our department got placed.(unfortunately none of them from my class got selected). Then at last abilash got selected in inautix(4 from our department). First phase placements were over.

Then we had some dual companies. This time the eligibility criteria was 7.0. Usually it will be 8.0 and above. We had HP visiting our campus in mid-june. four of my class mates(agalya,ananth,arun,krithika) got placed in HP. Then we had thoughtworks in july. Alagammai from my class got selected in thoughtworks. We had cosmic circuits which was exclusive for electronic students. We also had some mechanical core(like tafe, essar,etc) and civil core(like L&T) companies in our campus recruitment. Then we had Aricent. Mohan and Meenakshi from our class got selected. In seventh sem study holidays we had Motorola. Ashok and Balachandran got selected. The most awaited Honeywell came at the last for recruitment. Divya from our class got into it. We heard that companies like cisco, intel will be visiting our campus. But they didn’t turn up. Our batch placements are almost over.
I like to thank the placement cell,deans,staffs of the departments who made us achieve the placements. I also thank all my friends and seniors(inspite of their holidays they came for pre placement program).The college is ready for the next batch recruitments. Hope the juniors perform better than us.