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


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.

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.