UNAI-ASPIRE

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT

The United Nations Academic Impact is a programme of the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. It is open to all institutions of higher education granting degrees or their equivalent, as well as bodies whose substantive responsibilities relate to the conduct of research. Its essential frame of reference is:

  1. To bring into association with the United Nations, and with each other, institutions of higher learning throughout the world.
  2. To provide a mechanism for such institutions to commit themselves to the fundamental precepts driving the United Nations mandate, in particular the realization of the universally accepted Sustainable Development Goals.
  3. To serve as a viable point of contact for ideas and proposals relevant to the United Nations mandate.
  4. To promote the direct engagement of institutions of higher education in programs, projects and initiatives relevant to this mandate.

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The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.

VISION

Brilliance in social activities and research that promotes prosperity and economic opportunity, greater social well-being, and protection of the environment.

MISSION

  • To offer state of art path forward for improving the lives of nearby people.
  • To undertake collaborative projects with government for the welfare of the society.
  • To instill ethical, social and environmental perspectives for the sustainable development of the community.
  • To nurture imagination, Intellectual social responsibility and interpersonal skills among students
  • To promote technical knowledge sharing culture and coordinate humanitarian relief operations

PRINCIPLES

  1. A commitment to the principles inherent in the United Nations Charter as values that education seeks to promote and help fulfil;
  2. A commitment to human rights, among them freedom of inquiry, opinion, and speech;
  3. A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity;
  4. A commitment to the opportunity for every interested individual to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the pursuit of higher education;
  5. A commitment to building capacity in higher education systems across the world;
  6. A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education;
  7. A commitment to advancing peace and conflict resolution through education;
  8. A commitment to addressing issues of poverty through education;
  9. A commitment to promoting sustainability through education;
  10. A commitment to promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.

ASPIRE

The student branch of the UN Academic Impact is known as ASPIRE: Action by Students to Promote Innovation and Reform through Education.

ASPIRE is a student-driven initiative and actively embodies UNAI’s principles within student communities around the world. Operating locally within their communities, the activities of each ASPIRE group contributes to UNAI’s overall message of unity and action to address global challenges.

ASPIRE personifies the saying, “Sharing a Culture of Intellectual Social Responsibility.” It connects student organizations and individuals to global opportunities through the United Nations, educational and academic institutions, and civil society groups that focus on the UNAI principles.

ASPIRE groups are directly affiliated to UNAI, and when their institution is a UNAI member, to it as well.

ASPIRE priorities above all else, activism and action by students to promote and support the ten universally accepted UNAI principles.

ASPIRE groups are encouraged to:

  • Reinforce, suggest or initiate activities that actively support one or more of the ten UNAI principles.
  • Participate in UNAI activities and initiatives, for example, the Classroom Conversation seminar series, and the “Unlearning Intolerance” discussion series.
  • Participate in conferences organized by UNAI and UNAI member institutions.
  • Contribute to the promotion of the ten UNAI principles via social media and UNAI platforms.
  • Let us know about your events ahead of time so we can assist where we can and afterwards so we can share news about your ASPIRE chapter on our digital platforms

EXPECTATIONS

There is no cost or fee for affiliation to the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).

Participants in the initiative are expected to undertake to further, within their institutions, policies and programmes that reflect adherence to the principles governing the United Nations Academic Impact. This would specifically include:

  1. Undertaking one new activity each year, to actively address at least one of the ten basic principles of the United Nations Academic Impact. In many cases, such activities can emerge from a redefinition of, or fresh thrust to, existing projects and programmes.  Examples of activities could include research projects and papers, the hosting of a conference, the financing of participation of students in a specific United Nations activity in the field, or a specific action or activity on campus. Any activity which is sponsored or paid for by a United Nations entity in the context of its own work programme shall be excluded from consideration.
  2. Placing prominently upon the institution websites, or in periodic printed publications, details of such activity, highlighting its relationship to UNAI through the use of UNAI logos, UNAI Member and UNAI In Action. When publicizing an activity undertaken in support of one of the UNAI Principles, the “UNAI in Action” logo should be used; however, these activities can neither be commercial in nature nor be used for fund-raising purposes.

FOUNDATION

The student chapter was set up on 17/01/2017. It consist of a governing body and members from various departments of the college. The head of the governing body is the Principal followed by four staff incharges for the chapter. It constitute a student coordinator, a joint coordinator and four committees with each having a committee head and joint coordinator. Also in all the chapter is divided into executive committee, junior executive committee and other members.

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KFUNAI

Kerala forum on United Nations Academic Impact – State Student Council

Kerala forum on United Nations Academic Impact is a non –governmental organization to oversee the working and management of the 30 registered academic institutions of kerala in UNAI-ASPIRE.

Representation from TKM college of Engineering in KFUNAI

  1. Chairman

Asif Ayoob

Department of Civil Engineering,TKMCE

Contact No: 8301066168

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  1. General Secretary

Gokul Suresh

Department of Mechanical Engineering,TKMCE

Contact No: 8281270038

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  1. Joint Public relation Officer

Mohammed Afsal B

Department of Mechanical Production Engineering,TKMCE

Contact No: 8281270038

Email:captainafsal @gmail.com

GOVERNING BODY

  1. CHAIR PERSON

Principal of TKMCE

Dr. S Ayoob

Contact No: 8547515716

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  1. FOCAL POINT
  •  Sudheer A

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact No: 9447472142

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  •  Rijo Jacob Thomas

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact No: 9400490011

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  •  Shan Sahar

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

Contact No: 9895555590

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  • Althaf Mohammed

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Contact No: 9167549639

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  1. STUDENT COORDINATOR

Akshay Sunil

Department of Civil Engineering

Contact No: 8891223767

  1. JOINT COORDINATOR

Ambili S Nair

Department of Chemical Engineering

Contact No: 8281637588

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     5. CHAPTER COMMITTEE IN-CHARGES

  •  PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
  1. Anand J S, Committee Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

2.  Leo Pamplaniyil, Committee Joint Coordinator, Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • FINANCE COMMITTEE
  1. Suhail Wahab, Treasurer, Department of Civil Engineering

2. Harikrishnan P A, Joint Treasurer, Department of Civil Engineering 

  • DOCUMENTATION
  1. Rishma Jasmin, Committee Head, Department of Civil Engineering

2. Nada Nasser, Committee Joint Coordinator, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering 

  • LOGISTICS
  1. Arshaque Salahudeen, Committee Head, Department of Civil Engineering

RECENT ACTIVITIES

  1. Keralapuram visit

Minister Mercy Kuttyamma visited Keralapuram on 03/02/2017 as a part of official launch of EDAM project and its initial survey. Students representing UNAI, NSS, STEPS and IEDC participated in the same. The students conveyed their support in implementing the EDAM project and gave their valuable suggestions and vague ideas at the moment. Seeing the ignited minds enthusiasm and interest honorable Minister J Mercykuttyamma conveyed that she would like to fix a meeting with us again once the survey is done. The meeting with her turned fruitful. She promised to look into the matter of dream of Incubation Centre for our college by discussing with Kundara Technopark Authorities and also providing financial support to the idea brought up by our members regarding paper bag project which we wish to merge as a part of EDAM project. At the same instance she congratulated our effort and of that to build a Medical Equipment Bank for the needy. Prof. Rijo, Prof. Althaf and Prof. Shan accompanied the students to share their view with the Minister.

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  1. EDAM Project Discussion

UNAI Chapter of TKMCE has conducted an interactive session with honorable Minister J Mercy Kuttyamma as a part of EDAM project, on 23/02/2017 at 4 pm in APJ Hall.

EDAM is a project launched by Mercy Kuttyamma, Minister of Fisheries and Cashew Industry for the development of Kundara constituency.

UNAI student coordinator Mr. Asif Ayoob, welcomed the guests and students for the function. Dr. S Ayoob, Principal of TKMCE delivered the presidential address. ADC Kollam Mr. Sudheeshan gave the audience an idea about intention and goals of Edam project. He also mentioned various opportunities by which students could eradicate different issues of concern in all aspect in the area. His ideas and observation made the students think and the outcome of this was an effective discussion between audience and minister in the function. As spectators HOD’s, faculties and students from various department attended the event and came up with their idea. Head programme coordinator of UNAI Mr. Gokul Suresh came up with a collection of ideas of himself and of his team. Student coordinator of UNAI Mr. Asif Ayoob and Mr. Harikrishnan came forward with the low cost housing project. STEPS Coordinator Mr. Ramees spoke about opportunities to improve the educational quality of students and providing skills for self-employment by involving people of Kundara to their existing activities and sessions. Others including faculties of the college also provided their worthy suggestion. The honorable Minister approved the idea of low cost housing and Prof. Suresh, HOD of Civil Department conveyed that if necessary support provided from Government, the college would like to join the project. The chapter incharges Prof. Althaf, Prof. Shan and Prof.Rijo showed their presence and support to the young minds. Also in the function the official logo launch of UNAI-ASPIRE TKMCE was done by Minister and an appreciation prize was given to Ms. Christina of Architecture Department for designing the same. The programme was arranged by UNAI-ASPIRE TKMCE in association with STEPS, NSS, IEDC, IEEE. Joint Coordinator of UNAI Ms. Ambili S Nair thanked the audience and the programme came to an end by 6 pm with national anthem.

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3. Medical Camp

Date  : 08/04/2017

Venue : Kundara

The students of TKM College of Engineering, UNAI ASPIRE chapter joined hands together  to conduct a health statistics camp, with doctors from National Health Mission (NHM) and Travancore Medical College.. It was conducted as a part of ARDRAM mission and ‘Edam project’ which was an initiative of the minister Smt. Mercy Kutty Amma and was conducted in Lakhshamveedu colony near Keralapuram which comes under the Kundara constituency. Various experienced doctors including peadiatrists and paramedical doctors’ showed up for providing immense care and support for the primary checkup and about 160 people made use of the camp. It was inaugurated by Chittumala block Panchayath President C. Santhosh.