Date: January 26, 2018

Marching contingents were on display as SRM Amaravati celebrated the 69th Republic Day with grand vibrancy and spirit in the commemoration of constitution of India’s inception. IPS officer Ms. R. Jayalakshmi (SP, Intelligence) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Registrar Dr Gunasekaran welcomed Ms Jayalakshmi after she unfurled the tricolour to the gun-salute. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor D Narayana Rao graced the event with his presence.

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Date: January 10, 2018

Mr. Bhavesh Mistry from National Instruments addressed the students of SRM Amaravati about the challenges of the 21st century design, and various tools available for a better hands-on learning experience. The speaker addressed the audience about the differences seen in the various top engineering schools all over the world improved their learning experience with the help of National Instruments’ collaborating with them. He encouraged the students to use practical approach more than the theoretical learning.

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Date: January 09, 2018

On the evening of 9th January, 2018 a seminar was held on the topic of Expansive Soils-Problems, practice and solutions in SRM Amaravati. The talk was delivered by a faculty member, Dr. Arif Ali Baig Moghal. His speech began with the introduction of Expansive Soil, its functions and applications. The lecture described the damages from expansive soils during and after making building, roads and other constructional works, briefly explaining loading duration effects and compressibility characteristics.

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Amaravati Marathon 2018

Date: January 7, 2018

Amaravati marathon 2018 hosted by the government of Andhra Pradesh took place at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in the city of Vijayawada, Krishna district. The marathon symbolises might and emergence of people’s capital, ‘Amravati’. Marathon had different sets of track distance namely Half marathon, 10K, 5K and 3K. More than 100 members including students, faculty and management of SRM University AP-Amaravati took part in this marathon. Upon arrival early in the morning everybody did basic warmup exercises and Zumba as per the instructions of the instructor.

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Frontiers and Challenges in Engineering

Date: November 29, 2017

On the evening of 29th November, 2017 a very special lecture was arranged in the atrium of SRM -AP. The honorary guests for the afternoon was Prof. K.N. Satyanarayana, director of IIT-Tirupati. and Prof. Damodaran, Vice Chancellor of S V University, Tirupati. The dignitaries were cordially welcomed by all the faculty and students. Prof. Satyanarayana addressed the students after the welcome address by the Pro-Vice Chancellor of SRM University. The director cautioned the students about the difficulties and challenges that they may encounter during the engineering and the ways to overcome the challenges. He emphasized the importance of students and faculty diversity in a University and the responsibilities vested on the pioneer batch of SRM -AP. He also shared his past experiences and encouraged the students to set high standards and to follow their dreams. Prof. Damodaran also motivated the students by accentuating the vast opportunities that are available to them. The speakers were able to persuade the audience to do something better and to make a better future.

Talk on CoE – SAT

Date: November 22, 2017

On the afternoon of 22nd November, 2017 a lecture was arranged in the atrium of SRM-Amaravati. The speaker was Dr. S Harini Priya, Associate Research professor, SRM – KTR who discussed the feasibility establishing a Center of Excellence in Solar Allied Technologies (CoE – SAT) at SRM – AP. With the support of the faculties and students, the centre will develop a solar cooling system of 5 KW capacity in Phase – I . This project will act as an impetus for the development of cost effective cooling system with 25KW capacity (Phase – II) to cater the growing needs of the farmers in the Amaravati region. With the proposed floor area of 140 m2 the cold storage will be able to approximately store 400 tons of vegetables, fruits and dairy products. The lecture was followed by question-answer session at the end.

Date: November 22, 2017

Dr. Ranjit Thapa, Associate Professor from SRM Research Institute, SRM University in his lecture on 22nd November 2017 introduces the development and need of supercomputers. He explained how the supercomputers are different from a general-purpose computer in respect of computational capacity. He explained how the scientific problems in different length scale and time scale can be solved via simulation in the computer clusters. He introduces how we can do simulation for energy management system for Hydrogen train and also how we can predict the behaviour of electron and atoms inside the materials. Shortly, in current date simulations can provide a fast way to screen the suitable materials and predict the performance of devices in a cost-effective way. SRM University has set up a supercomputer center equipped with servers contain 1870 cores and 16 TB of RAM to execute and solve the scientific problems (http://mysrm.srmuniv.ac.in/hpcc/). He also explained that in the emerging field of knowledge (data) based discovery of materials; the descriptor based approach has proven to be quite powerful in the design of new materials as well as obtaining insights into the chemical mechanisms. Within first-principles density functional theory, his group proposes new electronic structure based descriptor defined as a simple function of (i) the pz occupancy (considering occupied sates) and (ii) the contribution to the density of states at the Fermi Level from pz orbital of an active site of doped graphene. Lastly, he concluded with the note that “there are lots of job opportunities in the area of supercomputers and scientific computing and it is open for every student”.

Date: November 21, 2017

Adding another starmark to its glory, SRM team has once again come up with a revolutionary mega project-Jal-Janak Rail (Hydrogen Powered Train). A complete green, HYDROGEN powered TRAIN is proposed jointly by SRM University and Integral Coach Factory, Chennai.
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Address by Vice-President, TCS

Date: November 21, 2017

On the morning of November 21, 2017, a lecture was arranged in the atrium of SRM-AP with Ms. Hema Gopal, Vice-President of Tata Consultancy Services Limited. In her opening remarks she emphasized the importance and growing influence of IT sector in our daily lives. She educated the student community on various ways of making a bright career in IT industry, keeping in view its widespread product applications, in both personal and professional fronts. During her lecture, she presented some of the interesting facts and figures related to IT sector. She explained, how students can get through in IT sectors and contribute to various fields including automobile, software, tele-communication, transportation, medical, defense, aerospace, design, education, banking and insurance etc. She later informed students that irrespective of their specialization in undergraduate education they can very well join IT industries after completion of course and obtain expertise in interested IT field over a period of time, leading to an excellent career. She also emphasized on the social development as well the national development that we can gain from IT sectors. Overall, students found her speech as quite informative, interesting and knowledgeable. The lecture was followed by question-answer session at the end.

Date: November 15, 2017

On the afternoon of 15th November, 2017 a very special talk on ‘industry Connect’ was held in the atrium of SRM-Amaravati. The honorary guest for the afternoon was Parameshwar Babu, Managing Director, Param Projects Private Limited, Chennai. The main focus of his speech was to be connected with industries and learn their working.

He started his speech with a brief description of his own industry ‘Param Industries Private Limited’ and the beginning of his company by struggling and developing his own career. They introduced commercially viable Java products prior to 1999. He introduced all with the cycle of employee and employer. He also described the facts or problems that take place when someone starts doing their own business or entrepreneurship such as: what stages people cross when they start their new ventures. He informed the audiences that they are working to promote the growth of work based education and how they are using the nano-technology to improve their work. He notified that they are heading for the possible outcomes of this tech-entrepreneur ecosystem from the fresher of all over the India and also he motivated everyone to be a part of the entrepreneur world. Industries look forward to have good and skilled freshers to work together, so he said everyone and motivated to be a good starter of their own business.

Joining an industry takes a lot of hard work and skills. This is what the world is heading towards.