IGDC Inauguration Program was held at SRM University AP on 13th June 2018, in collaboration with Team KAAJANI University Finland, APSSDC Andhra Pradesh and EDD. Around 500 students were addressed by Prof. D. Narayana Rao – Pro Vice Chancellor of SRM AP. He encouraged the students to build their carrier in the field of gaming & Designing.

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Date: June 2, 2018
Place: Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

MTH Junaidi, a freshman from the Computer Science and Engineering department at SRM University AP – Amaravati gave a lightning talk on biases in machine learning training datasets at PyCon Taiwan. PyCon Taiwan is an annual international conference organised by the Python Software Foundation at Academia Sinica in Taipei City, Taiwan. Junaidi was invited to speak on the work he did at Next Tech Lab on racial biases present in datasets used to train artificial intelligence algorithms.

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The new School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences (SLABS) at SRM University, Amravati, AP, launched a 4-day pedagogy workshop (May 7th-10th) on best teaching practices followed in similar programs at Columbia University, NY and the University of California, Berkeley. The workshop was led by Professor Janaki Bakhle at UC. Berkeley, Professor Valentine Daniel at Columbia University, and Mr. Nalin Bakhle from Toronto.  Professor Ani Adhikari will end the 4-day workshop with a webinar on “Big Data and Data Sciences”.

Guntur MP Jayadev Galla exhorted the youth to figure out what they plan to do at least in the next two decades to position themselves accordingly now itself and to be prepared to enter the real world from the comfort of their homes where their parents would not be around to take care of them.

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Mr. Khoo Teng Chye – Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities and Adjunct Professor at NTU, Singapore visited the SRM University Amaravati Campus on 11th April 2018 along with the Delegates & Media Persons for an interaction with the Senior Official, Faculty & Staff Members and Students.

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Date: 13th April, 2018
Next Tech Lab AP is organising Raspberry Pi Jam. “Raspberry Jams are community events for people to come together to learn about digital making with Raspberry Pi. Jam events come in all shapes and sizes: workshops for beginners, drop-in sessions to work on your own projects, show-and-tell, talks, and more. A Jam is a meeting of all kinds of people: some will be new to physical computing, and some will have plenty of experience that they are happy to share. Jams are welcoming events where you’ll meet and learn from like-minded people in a friendly environment”. The event is open to all – faculty as well.

Dr. Anthony St. George, assistant Dean at university of California Berkeley had addressed the students regarding Student Abroad Program, at UCB. He discussed about the life, curriculum and also the selection criteria for the SAP. Students would be given an opportunity to spend a semester at Berkeley Engineering, along with boot camps and faculty support to better understand global entrepreneurship. He had also interacted and cleared the queries of the students towards the end of the talk.

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Professor Nicholas Dirks of university of California, Berkeley had talked about multidisciplinary education and research. He shared his experience and views as to the kind of miraculous wonders this kind of approach can lead to. The kind of wonders, which solve the world’s problems. Wonders which we should aspire to make. He interacted with students of SRM University, AP in this context and shared some of his thoughts.

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Tech Fest – 2018

The first Tech Fest of SRM University – AP, Amaravati was inaugurated on 28th March 2018 by Dr. V.K Saraswat (Member – NITI Aayog), Dr. M. Nageswara Rao (Associated Director – ISRO Satellite Center), Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan (President – SRM University), Dr. D. Narayana Rao (Pro VC – SRM University – AP, Amaravati) and Dr. D. Gunasekaran (Registrar – SRM University – AP, Amaravati).

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SRM-AP Amaravati organized their first ever Sports’ Fest on 16th and 17th of March, 2018. Universities and colleges from around and away were cordially invited to make the fest a mega success. On the first day, the inauguration and opening of the fest was done by Sri Dr. N. Bangara Raju, Chairman and director, sports’ authority of Andhra Pradesh. After that the fest began.  Teams from SRM-AP as well as teams of different universities played several matches of different categories of sports.

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