- Max. 34.7°C
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Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and English
is the third largest city in Tamilnadu, With a population of more than
15 lakhs. There are more than 30,000 tiny small, medium and large industries
and textile mills. The city is known for its entrepreneurship of its residents.
The climate is comfortable round the year.
The city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal. Coimbatore existed
even prior to the 2nd Century AD as a small tribal village capital called
Kongunad until it was brought under Chola control in the 2nd or 3rd Century
AD by Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas. When Kongunad fell to
the British along with the rest of the state, its name was changed to
Coimbatore and it is by this name that is knoen today, except in Tamil,
in which it is called Kovai.
The rick black soil of the region has contributed to Coimbatore's flourishing
agriculture industry and, it is in fact, the successful growth of cotton
has served as a foundation for the establishment of its famous textile
There are more than 25,000 small, medium, large scale industries and textile
mills. Coimbatore is also famous for the manufacture of motor pump sets
and varied engineering goods, due to which it has earned the title "
Detroit of the South". The Development of Hydro electricity from
the Pykara Falls in the 1930s led to a cotton boom in Coimbatore. The
result has been a strong economy and a reputation as one of the greatest
industrial cities in South India.
to ancient manuscripts, Coimbatore's history can be traced to the Irula
tribal chief Kovan and his clan who were it's earliest settlers and the
founders of "Kovanpatti" a part of Kongunadu.
Years later, the surrounding forests were cleared, and a new village was
formed called "Kovanputhur", which over the years came to be known as
spite of it's prominence as sa bustling industrial city, Coimbatore still
remains one of the most pollution free cities in India. Covering an area
of 23.5 square kilometers, the city houses some of the biggest names
in Indian Industry. The major industries include textiles, textile machinery,
automobile spares, motors, electronics, steel and aluminium foundries.
Tirupur - a neighbouring town has carved a niche for itself in the garments
market. Agriculture however remains the major occupation. The rich fertile
soil and tropical climate is excellent for the growth of millet, paddy,
cotton, tea, oil seeds and tobacco.
city is also known for it's educational institutions. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) is renowned as one of the best colleges. In spite of it's industrial and technological
growth, traditions and age old customs are still held in high esteem.
The temples bear witness to the religiousness and love of art and architecture
of the people. There are also a number of places of tourist interest around
Coimbatore. Ootacamund (Ooty for short), is one of the most popular tourist
spots in India.
The Mariamman festivals, at the city’s numerous Amman temples, is
a major event in summer. This is one of the most popular festivals celebrated
along with Koniamman temple car festival. Car festivals at the Karamadai
temple and The famous Avinashi temple attract a large attendance.
Hindu festivals like Pongal, Deepavali are major events. Ayudha pooja
is an important festival. All commercial establishments are cleaned, painted,
machines and vehicles washed, concluding with a pooja. Other religious
occasions like Ramzan and Christmas are also observed by the city.
is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu, with a Population of more
than 15 lakhs. There are more than 30,000 tiny small, medium and
large industries and textile mills. The city is known for its entrepreneurship
of its residents. The climate is comfortable round the year, so it
is called Poor Man's Ooty.
August 12, 2011
Paper Submissions due
September 17, 2011
Notification of Acceptance
November 15, 2011
Camera Ready Versions due
November 15, 2011
Registration fee payment due
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J O I N T L Y O
R G A N I Z E D B Y
Department of Mechanical Engineering Amrita School of Engineering Coimbatore, India
NAFEMS - INDIA The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community
Department of Mechanical
Engineering National Institute of Technology Calicut, India