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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.

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