The first National Conference EMERGE 2017 was organised in the University’s Adayalampattu Phase II campus for two days on 12th and 13th April 2017. For the inaugural ceremony which took place on 12th April at 10 am, Dr. D. George Washington, Associate Professor and Director KDC, Anna University and Mr. K. Raja Kesavan, Engineering Manager, The DOW Chemical Company  were called in as  Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.  Dr. S. Manivannan, Dean, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Adayalampattu Phase II campus played a perfect host and welcomed the mass gathering.  More than 200 participants from across the nation took part in the conference.  Both the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour stressed on the importance of research in the present world and insisted all the students and research fraternity to contribute in large measure for its development.   They made it a point to make the audience understand that with growth of innovation in research and development the nation’s growth and its standing in par with developed nations of the world would be made easy.  Dr. V.N. Rajavarman, HOD, CSE proposed the vote of thanks. Soon after the inauguration, paper presentation sessions were held for concerned disciplines in various venues of the campus. Best paper award and certificate of participation were awarded at the end of every session. For the valedictory function held on the next day i.e., 13th of April, famous cine actors were called in as chief guests to entertain the audience. It was an altogether memorable event of two days.