T S Srinivasan Centre for Polytechnic College and Advanced Training in a ceremony on Sunday saw 97 students which included 7 girls graduating from the college.
This was the college's 5th graduation ceremony. V A Raghu, advisor, TVS training and Services, addressed the students and advised them to fine-tune their strengths instead of depending on an external aid.
TVS Educational Society established the college. The college has 3 diploma courses which are: Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE).
Over the last 5 years, the college has trained around 560 students. Tiruttani's Dhanapal graduated from the college and is now placed in a well-established automobile company. "I took up Mechatronics because it teaches you everything. The course has taught me a lot about the industry and the people who work in the field, apart from the subjects. I will be working in the system evaluation department," he said.
Swetha from Chennai, one among the 7 girls who graduated said, "In a degree course, you learn more theory. I'll be joining a MNC in March," she said.
A non-semester courses in Mechanical Engineering and EEE will be stated by the college. A S Ponnusamy, correspondent of the college said, "In the semester pattern, students spend six additional months on industry training and hence have to lose one full year if they want to pursue higher studies. So, from next year we are starting non-semester courses. Students who have passed out from our college are all well-placed in TVS group or other leading companies."