A Symphony of Innovation and Legacy- TKMCE Honours Alumni ISRO Chairman Dr. Somanath S & 139 Scientists with Grand Ceremony.

TKM College of Engineering recently witnessed a momentous occasion as it honoured the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr. Somanath S, and 139 distinguished alumni who played a pivotal role in the success of Chandrayaan 3. The grand ceremony included the renaming of the mechanical workshop block to 'Somanath Centre' as a tribute to Dr. Somanath's remarkable contributions.

During the event, Dr. Somanath took a nostalgic trip down the memory lane, reflecting on his formative years at TKM College of Engineering. He shared profound insights into how his college life had a profound impact on shaping his illustrious career at ISRO. Emphasising the significance of a healthy student- teacher relationship, he underscored the need for top educational institutions like TKM to adapt their curriculum to meet the evolving demands of organisations such as ISRO.

The ceremony, graced by Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal, saw the inauguration of the event and the unveiling of the autonomous curriculum by Dr. Somanath S himself. The presence of esteemed guests, including C & AG Director Subu Rahman IAS, Janab Sahal Hassan Musaliyar, Janab TK Jalaluddin Musaliyar, College Principal Dr. T. A. Shahul Hameed, Executive Director Dr. S. Ayoob, and Dr. Sajeev, added to the grandeur of the occasion. Each of them addressed the audience, sharing valuable insights and experiences.

The renaming of the mechanical workshop block to 'Somanath Centre' serves as a lasting tribute to Dr. Somanath's contributions, symbolising the strong connection between the college and the achievements of its alumni. The autonomous curriculum unveiled at the event reflects a commitment to providing students with cutting-edge education aligned with the demands of the rapidly evolving technological landscape.
This celebration not only acknowledged the achievements of Dr. Somanath and the alumni also highlighted the symbiotic relationship between premier educational institutions and organisations like ISRO. It stands as a testament to the role such institutions play in nurturing future leaders and contributing to advancements in science and technology.