The 1st Alumni Day of SRM University-AP, organised by the Directorate of Alumni Relations, was held in grand splendour on January 12, 2024. Alumni from near and far gathered at the campus with many attending the event virtually from all corners of the world. Vice Chancellor Prof. Manoj K Arora launched the auspicious day by lighting the lamp in the presence of Registrar Dr R Premkumar, Advisor Prof. V S Rao, Head of Alumni Relations Dr Srabani Basu and the participating alumni. The Student Alumni Relations Committee (SARC) was also launched on this day, further aiming to strengthen alumni association and engagement.
“You are the founding batches that have sowed the seeds for our institute to grow and develop into a premier university. You, our alumni, are significant stakeholders of our institution and with your intellect and expertise, the varsity can grow exponentially”, stated Prof. Manoj K Arora while addressing the alumni. He also presented an extensive report on the stellar growth of the university since its inception on academic, research, and entrepreneurial frontiers, emphasising the rise of SRM University-AP, as a world-class university. Deans and associate deans of all schools also led a brief presentation on the school/s accomplishments, development and proposed plan of action for the next five years.
Pro-Chancellor, Dr P Sathyanarayanan, in his virtual address to the alumni gathered to celebrate the splendid day, commented, “A campus is the embodiment of the present students’ aspirations and the cherished memories of its alumni. The alumni are true reflections of what we aim to do as a new-age university”. Numerous alumni also exhibited their deepest appreciation and gratitude towards their alma mater that has shaped their future and moulded them into the leaders, entrepreneurs, engineers and executives they are today.
The Alumni Day successfully concluded with cultural programmes, games and activities catered for the alumni to relive their campus experience, cherish past memories and create new ones. The event is a testament to the university’s advancements in fostering a symbiotic relationship with its alumni that would help the institute reach the pinnacle of growth and excellence.
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort” said Franklin D Roosevelt. The Directorate of Alumni Relations proudly announce that our dear alumna, Ms Ramya Gumadavelly (Class of 2021 BTech CSE) has manifested the saying with her remarkable achievement of publishing two captivating books “An Arcane Amigo – A Sci-Fi Story” and “Echoes of My Heart”. Her third book “Who in the World Am I?”, awaiting release, undoubtedly promises to be another milestone in her literary journey!
Her works, including a short fan anthem for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and several poems dedicated to her favourite cricketer Virat Kohli, have been showcased on Star Sports India for the last IPL season!
Congratulations to Ms Ramya for her remarkable achievement! Being a Computer Engineer by profession did not stop our talented alumna from pursuing her passion for literature and poetry!
Click to check out her published works:-
An Arcane Amigo – https://amzn.eu/d/d0nSO3F
Echoes of My Heart – https://amzn.eu/d/ds9UXVe