The award for excellence, ‘TCS Best Student Award’ sponsored by TATA Consultancy Services Ltd, was presented recently at SRM University, Kattankulathur. As a part of Accreditation Interface Program of TCS, the award was presented to Akshat Agarwal, B. Tech (Mechnical), SRM University, 2013. He was awarded with a certificate, a gold medal, and cash  amount of Rs 10000/-. The award was awarded for his proficiency in academics and all-round excellence in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Presenting the award, Dr. K. Kesavasamy, Head – Academic Interface Program, TCS, congratulated the awardee and expressed his happiness in having the awardees’ name in TCS timeline. He also appreciated the efforts taken by SRM University for the placement of many students.
Mr. A. K. Pattabiraman, Head – Accreditation, Tata Consultancy Services, briefed about the process of accreditation by TATA Consultancy Services. He said that the SRM University was one among the hundred Engineering colleges selected out of six thousand Engineering colleges for this prestigious award and only one best student was selected out all best students from the University. Dr. K. Kesavasamy encouraged the students to learn and excel in their respective fields. He also recommended some educational sources like COURSERA, free online course offered by Stanford University and advised the students to know about diverse subjects as solving a problem requires knowledge of diverse subjects.
Dr. M. Ponnavaiko, Vice Chancellor, SRM University appreciated the efforts taken by TCS in promoting excellence through such awards and Prof. S. Ganapathy, Dean of Placements, appreciated the awardee and congratulated the students who are going to be placed soon.
Akshat Agarwal, TCS Best Student awardee rendered his gratitude to the dignitaries, the University, the Faculty members, and also encouraged  his friends to chase their dreams and the awards will come following them.
 Date: April 2, 2013Time: 11.00 AM
Venue: Dr. T. P. Ganesan Auditorium
Guests: Mr. A.K.Pattabiraman, Head - Accreditation, Tata Consultancy Services
               Dr. K. Kesavasamy, Head - Academic Interface Program, Tata Consultancy Services
A.K. Pattabiraman is the head of Accreditation Process for South India at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd., Chennai.
Dr. K. Kesavasamy is working with Tata Consultancy Services since 1995. He is presently the Global Head of TCS Academic Interface Programme and also the Head of TCS, Trivandrum. He had earlier served Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for about a decade, as a Software Scientist. He is a Ph.D. in theoretical physics.
Welcome Address: Registrar, SRM University
About The TCS Best Student Award: Mr. A.K.Pattabiraman, Head - Accreditation, Tata Consultancy Services
Presidential Address: Vice Chancellor, SRM University
Presentation of Award and Special Address: Dr. K. Kesavasamy, Head - Academic Interface Program, Tata Consultancy Services
Awardee’s Voice : By Awardee
Vote of Thanks : Dean – Placement

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