Date: February 13, 2018

New Delhi: Professor Bertil Andersson, President Emeritus of Nanyang Technological University has been appointed as the Honorary Pro Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati. Dr. Bertil Andersson also joins SRM University, AP – Amaravati’s Board of Governors.

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Date: February 12, 2018

Amaravati, Feb 12 (UNI) Professor Bertil Andersson, President Emeritus of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has been appointed as the Honorary Pro Chancellor of SRM University, AP, Amaravati campus.

Dr. Bertil Andersson also joins SRM University, Amaravati’s Board of Governors.

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Date: January 17, 2018

SRM University, AP -Amaravati and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (IITC) have signed an MoU to further academic collaboration in engineering and the sciences. The MoUs were exchanged by President, SRM AP Dr P. Sathyanaranyanan and Vice President for Enrolment, IITC Dr Michael R.Gosz in Chennai recently.

IITC, which has been engaging with SRM IST (formerly SRM University) on a range of student friendly programmes, has pledged to deepen the relationship with the new campus at Amravati. “SRM has been a valued partner, and together we have been able to innovate new pathways in student mobility, that enhance value and bring benefit to the students, combining the best of two leading institutions, SRM and IITC”, said Dr Gosz.

New programmes that the two sides agreed to consider in the new phase of engagement , include students taking part in IITC’s summer programme, and return visit to SRM for leadership programmes specially customised to deliver in cross-functional areas, combining subject matter , Indian culture and heritage and business strategies.

The two sides also focussed on staff development, where SRM faculty will engage with their counterparts and learn contemporary pedagogy and improve subject matter competence. Building on research collaboration will be a focus area.” We invite IITC to work closely with us on setting up Centres of Excellence, where some of the major challenges facing society today can be explored and solutions found in a spirit of true collaboration”, said Dr P. Sathyanarayanan, President, SRM Amaravati. He also invited IITC to partner with the new university in evolving pathways for student’s mobility at the Masters and MTech level. The pathways would enable students to complete their graduate studies at IITC, providing them yet another study option through a trans-global exchange route.

IITC is a private institution with an illustrious legacy, founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrolment of 2,944, its setting is urban, and has a sprawling campus of 120 acres. It is highly ranked, at 103 in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges in National Universities. It offers a wide range of engineering degree programs, including aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as a range of degrees in architecture and the sciences.

Date: January 16, 2018

Professor Bertil Andersson, President Emeritus of Nanyang Technological University has been appointed as the Honorary Pro Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati

He served as NTU’s third President from July 2011 until December 2017, after being the university’s Provost from 2007.

Prof Bertil Andersson is a world-renowned plant biochemist from Sweden with a longstanding association with the Nobel Foundation that includes chairing its chemistry committee, he has pioneered research on the artificial leaf, a promising area of sustainable energy research that uses sunlight to produce clean, low-cost sources of energy. Prof Andersson has authored more than 300 papers in basic photosynthesis covering topics from photosystem structure to biological membranes and light stress in plants, with more than 14,000 citations.

B.A., B.B.A, B.Com. & B.Sc. courses will be offered from 2018 in 12 subjects

13 December, 2017

Amarvathi

President of SRM University, Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, announced the setting up of School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences (SLABS) at its University in Amaravati in the presence of the Honorary Pro Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati, Prof. Nicholas Dirks (Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Berkley), Dr. D Narayana Rao, Pro Vice Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati and Members of the  Board of Management Prof. Prasant Mohapatra (Vice Provost of Graduate Education at the University of California, Davis), Prof. Damodar Acharya (former Chairman, AICTE) and Mr. Kirubanandan, Advisor.
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Date: December 6, 2017

Pennsylvania, USA

Next Tech Lab from SRM University, AP- Amaravati, won big at the Reimagine education awards 2018 organised by Quacquarelli Symonds and Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. The conference and awards took place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Pennsylvania, USA and the biggest names in education were in attendance. Quacquarelli Symonds, better known as QSis famous for its annual publication of international university rankings. SRM University (Now SRM Institute of Science and Technology) currently holds a 4 star rating from QS.
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Date: December, 5, 2017
On December 5th, 2017, SRM University AP-Amravati in collaboration with Sarpanch Ch. Samarajyam, Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituency (MPTC) Vasantha Kumari and other Gram Panchayat representatives inaugurated the Free Medical Clinic Service in Neerukonda Village, Mangalgiri Mandal. The Pro Vice Chancellor of SRM Univiersity AP-Amravati, Prof. Narayana Rao in his address said that helping the nearby villages and its people is one the main components of University’s mission. Also, the University Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ch. Laxmirajyam served in the camp and promised free medication to the patients. It was informed that in case of critical diseases, the villagers will get treatment in the NRI Hospital, Mangalgiri. Such medical clinics will be organized every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition, SRM also initiated a cleanliness program in an attempt to clean the neighboring villages of the University.

Dr. Narayana Rao – Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. D Gunasekaran – Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Faculty & Staff Members of SRM University along with B. Suba Reddy and other Panchayat Representatives provided their help and support to make this initiative a success.

September 11-13 2017

Venue: Class Room No: 4, Academic Block, SRM AP, Amaravati
By: Dr. Peter Looker, Head – Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A workshop was conducted for faculty of SRM AP, Amaravati by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore in order to help them develop practical skills and to increase student learning, teaching skills, assessment, course and curriculum design as well as communication. The lectures were delivered by Dr. Peter Looker from 11-13th September 2017 at SRM-AP, Amaravati. The current pedagogical thinking based on student learning in higher education was presented to the faculty in six three hour modules. The participating faculty were trained in collaborative learning, technology-enabled learning and the flipped classroom.

Also discussed were wide variety of teaching approaches based on reflective and analytical methods. Various contemporary theories of learning and teaching strategies appropriate to a blended and student-centred orientation were debated and discussed. The faculty were encouraged to design courses with explicit outcomes aligned to assess learning activities. Effective student communication skills (both face to face and online) were studied. Further, assessment strategies based on student learning were presented to the faculty and outlined in detail. Last but not least, the prevailing strategies to increase student’s progress and performance were examined.

Dr. Nicholas Dirks, Emeritus Chancellor of University of California, Berkeley has been appointed as the Honorary Pro Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati.

He was earlier named the 10th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley in 2012, and served in that role between June 1, 2013 and July 1, 2017. An internationally renowned historian and anthropologist, he is a leader in higher education and well-known for his commitment to, and advocacy for accessible, high-quality undergraduate education, to the globalization of the university, and to innovation and collaboration across the disciplines and between universities and outside partners.

July 15, 2017, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh

In pursuit of developing the culture of excellence, SRM University AP – Amaravati has forged collaborations with the world’s best universities, MIT and UC Berkeley College of Engineering, U.S., launching new program with design, innovation, and entrepreneurship focus for the first time in India.
SRM is working with MIT, U.S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for the design and development of their curriculum through the use of MITx courses. These courses will incorporate the concepts of hybrid learning by utilizing both traditional and technologically enabled teaching methods.
“SRM is embracing a contemporary method of learning for the digital world, not before seen in India. We are working with international universities to develop a progressive curriculum. We will emphasize application oriented learning via projects and lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our classrooms”, says Dr. P Sathyanarayanan, President of SRM University, AP – Amaravati. The faculty recruitment has followed a similar strategy with over 90% of the faculty having international academic exposure and all faculty members having PhDs from foreign universities, IITs or IISc. Around 30 faculty members have been appointed across different disciplines and over 20% of the faculty recruited are foreign nationals.

SRM has also partnered with UC Berkley College of Engineering, California, U.S., to enable bi-directional information exchange in the areas of engineering education. SRM will also be a global partner of the Jacob’s Institute for Design engineering and the Sutardja Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET). This partnership would establish centers of design, innovation and entrepreneurship at SRM, which would embrace the study and practice of “technology-centric” innovation bringing together technical depth, design methodology, and a focus on societal impact. SRM students and faculty will be provided the opportunity to travel to UC Berkeley to imbibe these ideas. Every year, 20 undergraduate students will be given the opportunity to go to UC Berkeley for a semester to study engineering at Berkeley with a defined set of concurrent enrollment and bootcamp courses.

“We aim to bring a confluence of international ideas, technological innovation, and social impact, creating an ecosystem of meaningful creation originating at Amaravati and impacting the entire state, nation, and the world.”, says Dr. Sandip Tiwari, Cornell University, U.S., and newly appointed Vice Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati.

The university will also establish centres of Excellence in Renewable energy, Satellite technology, Internet of Things (IoTs), Blue Economy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning, Rolls Royce – SRM Corporate laboratory, Jal – Janak Rail energy, and CRISPR for pushing the frontiers of modern technology. “Semester abroad programs and company internships across the world would also be present to create innovators and global leaders.” says Dr. Narayan Rao, Pro – Vice Chancellor of SRM AP.