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How SRM AP students are getting industry-ready

How SRM AP students are getting industry-ready

Motivation is what gets you started; MBA is what gets you going. It’s a phrase management aspirants have heard many times over. Your management programme is not just a course to imbibe crucial business skills; it’s a stepping stone for a long-term, successful corporate career. It should be seen as the vital stage in your journey towards your goals, which prepares you for the fast-evolving business scenarios today and in the future as well.

World economies have been in a state of flux, the job market has always been intensely competitive; today it’s also riddled with uncertainty. It’s your training and experiences during your management programme that will set you apart from other candidates for dynamic career profiles. School of Entrepreneurship And Management Studies (SEAMS) at SRM University-AP is driven by the goal of nurturing leaders of tomorrow with its futureproof programmes.

The new entity carves out its identity

SRM University-AP brought to the state the legacy of the SRM brand renowned for its excellence in the fields of engineering, science, medicine, social science, commerce, law, and management education. In a short span of time, it raised the bar for higher education in India making its mark on the global stage. Meanwhile, SEAMS carved out its own identity within the University becoming a force to reckon with thanks to its future-forward management programmes.

  • Strong Foundation: The cutting edge, industry-oriented curriculum of the programmes is designed to help students understand the inside outs of the business world in areas of Finance, HR, Marketing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Management. These skills hold students in good stead in their long term careers.
  • Innovative pedagogies and assessment: Case studies, group discussions, role-plays, quizzes, research projects have been integrated into the programmes to promote active learning. Along with digital exams and online tests, they are also part of the assessment process that helps determine students’ progress.
  • Mentorship from the best in the business: Given its reputation, SEAMS has attracted a strong faculty pool that includes industry-experienced names. Through various industry interaction sessions, workshops and seminars also bring students in close contact with professionals who can mentor them.
  • Industry exposure: Students of the university engage in research projects guided by their faculty members and transform into problem solvers. They also get vital real-world exposure through live projects and internships with top corporate companies, to be groomed into industry-ready professionals and leaders.
  • Multidisciplinary way ahead: Business leaders who can think laterally and out of the box, are the need of the future. Lateral thinking is just one of the many benefits students experience as they study in the multidisciplinary environment at the University. Peer learning through interactions with students from diverse backgrounds is enriching.
  • Going global: Business managers and leaders from the country have the potential and platform to make their presence felt on the global stage. The university has endeavoured to facilitate that with its international collaborations with top organizations. Its partnership with Harvard Business School Online is one of many such initiatives.

Future beckons Indian business professionals. With its futureproof management programmes, SRM University-AP is ensuring that its socially-conscious managers, leaders and entrepreneurs are ready for it.

Motivation is what gets you started; MBA is what gets you going. It’s a phrase management aspirants have heard many times over. Your management programme is not just a course to imbibe crucial business skills; it’s a stepping stone for a long-term, successful corporate career. It should be seen as the vital stage in your journey towards your goals, which prepares you for the fast-evolving business scenarios today and in the future as well.

Staying Ahead Of The Curve With Future proof Management Programme

World economies have been in a state of flux, the job market has always been intensely competitive; today it’s also riddled with uncertainty. It’s your training and experiences during your management programme that will set you apart from other candidates for dynamic career profiles. School of Entrepreneurship And Management Studies (SEAMS) at SRM University-AP is driven by the goal of nurturing leaders of tomorrow with its futureproof programmes.

The new entity carves out its identity

SRM University-AP brought to the state the legacy of the SRM brand renowned for its excellence in the fields of engineering, science, medicine, social science, commerce, law, and management education. In a short span of time, it raised the bar for higher education in India making its mark on the global stage. Meanwhile, SEAMS carved out its own identity within the University becoming a force to reckon with thanks to its future-forward management programmes.

Staying Ahead Of The Curve With Future proof Management Programme

  • Strong Foundation: The cutting edge, industry-oriented curriculum of the programmes is designed to help students understand the inside outs of the business world in areas of Finance, HR, Marketing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Management. These skills hold students in good stead in their long term careers.
  • Innovative pedagogies and assessment: Case studies, group discussions, role-plays, quizzes, research projects have been integrated into the programmes to promote active learning. Along with digital exams and online tests, they are also part of the assessment process that helps determine students’ progress.
  • Mentorship from the best in the business: Given its reputation, SEAMS has attracted a strong faculty pool that includes industry-experienced names. Through various industry interaction sessions, workshops and seminars it also brings students in close contact with professionals who can mentor them.
  • Industry exposure: Students of the university engage in research projects guided by their faculty members and transform into problem solvers. They also get vital real-world exposure through live projects and internships with top corporate companies, to be groomed into industry-ready professionals and leaders.
  • Multidisciplinary way ahead: Business leaders who can think laterally and out of the box, are the need of the future. Lateral thinking is just one of the many benefits students experience as they study in the multidisciplinary environment at the University. Peer learning through interactions with students from diverse backgrounds is enriching.
  • Going global: Business managers and leaders from the country have the potential and platform to make their presence felt on the global stage. The university has endeavoured to facilitate that with its international collaborations with top organizations. Its partnership with Harvard Business School Online is one of many such initiatives.

Future beckons Indian business professionals. With its futureproof management programmes, SRM University-AP is ensuring that its socially-conscious managers, leaders and entrepreneurs are ready for it.

Picking the right B School to pursue your management aspirations can be a daunting decision at the best of times. It has assumed greater significance in the unprecedented times that have followed the Covid-19 pandemic. Its shadow loomed over most industry sectors and led to many professionals taking stock of their career prospects. They have joined ranks with freshers in large numbers as management aspirants keen on shaping their futures in the new world.

In the past, post the global economic recession over a decade ago there was a surge in the numbers of B School students. History repeated itself last year as the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) survey revealed. Aspirants all over the world are trying to gain new skills, upskill, get industry exposure, stay abreast with the latest in management, and propel their careers in the right direction.

Experts assert that in times like these, you simply cannot settle for another run of the mill MBA programme. It’s crucial to identify B Schools that are keeping up with the f times and are ready for the new normal, which is also the future.

  • If there was one aspect that managed to “tech” us through the perils of the past year; it was technology. Top B Schools have embraced it with gusto and are giving their students a competitive advantage. Zoom platforms, webinars along with a focus on new technologies like Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning are the way ahead.
  • However, just having online learning platforms isn’t enough. B Schools need to leverage them to spark discussions and debates that students will benefit from. As an aspirant you need to focus on whether the B School has managed to transfer its pedagogies like case studies, role-play sessions etc. to online platforms.
  • While there have been roadblocks, the new world is also filled with exciting opportunities. The online nature of learning has encouraged B Schools to create a wider scope of experiences for students. That’s where international relationships of B Schools come into play allowing you to learn from renowned global names.
  • B Schools that realize the importance of personalized learning experiences will be able to shape future leaders, who understand their strengths to the T. As a student you should have access to customized learning experiences not only in the classroom but also through peer groups and projects that bring out the best in you.
  • Online or blended learning is here to stay in some form or another, but that doesn’t mean your overall campus experience has to be compromised. As you step into the new normal choose B Schools that facilitate equal and exciting opportunities for extracurricular activities on both, online and offline platforms.

The new normal might be unchartered territory in many ways but by no means it’s an uncertain, unsteady ground. By staying flexible and adaptable to the changes you can explore its true potential with help from B Schools that are leading the way.

Experiential learning at SRM University AP

“If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

While there is no dispute about the value of teaching a person a skill, the manner in which it is taught makes the difference. Imagine getting a person into a classroom and teaching him about: the technicalities of the fishing rod, the bait, what to do once the fish bites, how to reel it in, etc. How much do you think this person will learn sitting in a classroom?

This brings us to another quote that is more relevant and effective:

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”

– Benjamin Franklin

Involvement in learning that Benjamin Franklin referred to is the hands-on opportunities students have to apply theory, to discover for themselves, to fail, to try again, and to learn from mistakes. This investigative and exploratory way of learning is what is known as ‘Experiential Learning’.

Experiential learning is one of the cornerstones of the SRM AP experience. Across all our programs, faculty encourage students to make use of the well-equipped labs to enhance their understanding of the theory taught in class. Students get to experiment under guided supervision in a way that not only deepens learning but prepares them for creating and implementing solutions in their careers.

Internships are another source of experiential learning for our students. All students across all programs have access to these opportunities, which in most cases are their first exposure to job roles and which prepare them for their careers. These structured, short-term, supervised placements are usually focused around particular tasks or projects with timescales defined by the organisation hiring for the internship. These internships are mutually beneficial for both the student and organisation – for students these are educational and career development opportunities, providing practical experience in their chosen field. For organisations, there are two benefits:

  • – internships are a chance to free up their regular workforce from tasks that can be handled by interns;
  • – the internship period can serve as a means to evaluate potential hires. Little wonder that most internships turn into what is known as PPOs, or pre-placement offers for regular employment.

Coupled with the all-round development that our students undergo, experiential learning gets them industry-ready in their time at SRM University – AP. This enhances their employability, prepares them to add value from the start, and provides a lasting career advantage.

The School of Engineering and Sciences at SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh offers Engineering courses across:

  • Computer Science and Engineering;
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering;
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering;
  • Mechanical Engineering; and
  • Civil Engineering

What makes us the preferred destination for the most talented aspirating engineers?

Here are 5 key reasons

Faculty

Our experienced engineering faculty has several years of teaching experience at reputed institutions, with some possessing industry experience as well. They possess Ph.D.’s from universities with a reputation for research rigour and quality like IITs, IISc, and reputed foreign universities, and their research output has been published in several international publications.

A Curriculum With Students in Focus

The IDEAL (Interdisciplinary Experiential Active Learning) approach of our curriculum allows our students to focus on their career path as well as pursue their passions. Students can choose their own curriculum by designing their degree, combining Major programmes with a choice of specialisations and a Minor programme. Depth of learning is promoted through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP), combined with the chance to gain industry experience through practice school and the final year capstone project.

The SRM Group Advantage

The SRM Group of Educational Institutions have a long legacy of promoting academic excellence going back all the way to 1969 when the first school was founded by the group. Since then, the group has established multiple full-fledged universities, engineering colleges, medical colleges, and other specialist colleges across India.

This has not only provided us with a rich heritage and network in academia but also established us as a source of talent for industry, giving us deep networks with corporates.

Placements Track Record

650+ recruitment partners from across the globe and industries very well received students of our first graduating class. With the highest offered CTC reaching 50 LPA, the average salary package our B.Tech. students earned amounted to INR 7 LPA.

Recently, SRM University – AP became the first private university in India to achieve twin foreign placement in the maiden batch when Rajarshi and Saptarshi Mazumder B.Tech. CSE graduates received offers for Technical Engineers-IT at PVP Inc Japan, a strategic partner of Google, Japan, with a pay package of 50 LPA.

Creating Entrepreneurs

A combination of mentorship by faculty, research centres, incubators, and accelerators on campus, student-run labs, and competitions help budding entrepreneurs to find direction in bringing their plans to life. We have incubated 40+ student startups at Hatch Lab, our in-house incubator.

SRM University – AP is also the 1st private Indian university to have an angel-funded student startup in its maiden batch. oureye.ai, founded by our B.Tech. students have received an angel investment of $120,000.

School of Entrepreneurship and Management Studies, SRM University-AP is organising an interactive session by the faculty with prospective students of the MBA program. Prof R S Desikan and Dr A V S Kamesh will elaborate on the latest trends in management education on September 08, 2021, at 04.00 pm.

The Department of Management has a team of outstanding faculty with extensive experience in their respective fields of expertise. General MBA, MBA (Data Science) Business Analytics, and MBA in Banking and Financial Services courses provide outcome-based education with contemporary curricula designed by reputed academicians and industry experts. The department aims to nurture entrepreneurs and game-changers who create a competitive advantage for new-age businesses and governance. Graduates from the department are placed in top companies throughout India.

The speakers will enlighten the audience in detail about the MBA Programs offered by the university and focus on potential career opportunities for the graduates who study the MBA (General/BFS/Data Science) specialisations at SRM University-AP.

Join this engaging webinar on September 08, 2021, at 04.00 pm to know how MBA at SRM University-AP can shape your career in the ever-changing business environment.

Register here: https://srmap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__UbYvSyvRKexu3pP36HHYA

From the virtual tour of the campus to online learning and events, Sruti Poolla, student of Class of 2023 at SRM University, AP has been wowed by the experiences she has had. Bonding with her batch mates from around the country and participating in diverse discussions, she has learned the importance of looking at global problems from different perspectives. As she eagerly waits to explore the campus, Sruti offers her own perspective on her first year in college.

“Can you believe it; I have been doing my B.Sc. (Hons.) Economics from SRM University, AP for a year but haven’t visited the campus once! But we are playing with the cards we have been dealt with and it’s been a lot of fun.

We had a virtual tour of the campus again on the orientation day, and it just blew my mind. I saw the library and the hostel rooms and was completely bowled over. I cannot wait to get on the campus and visit the library, as well as the basketball court. Besides that, I want to sing on stage.

It has been a joyride right from the virtual orientation where we had all our queries about the University and department answered. The online Freshers event was a lot of fun, and I have also participated in carnivals.

As far as learning goes, I really didn’t think it was possible online. But our faculty members have gone to great lengths to make it engaging and exciting for us. We have our classes on Zoom and we have breakout rooms, polls, which encourage us to participate in the learning process.

It has also offered us the platform to interact with our peers and batch mates. We are connected on Whatsapp groups and have bonded quite well. Interacting with students from different states, backgrounds, and cultures is an enriching experience in itself.

I’d say that my friends are quite opinionated, which is great because you are always learning something new. In fact, that has been my biggest learning experience so far – knowing that there are many perspectives to any global problem.

I am really looking forward to being on campus so that I can explore my college years to the fullest. We have all the platforms to take on new challenges and grow into well rounded individuals and professionals. I am definitely ready for it.”

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