SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh has been ranked second among Top Emerging Engineering Institute – Telangana & AP in the Times Engineering Institute Ranking Survey 2021. The research aimed to arrive at a list of top engineering colleges offering full-time courses, including four-year courses in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Designed by the renowned American builders Perkins + Will, SRM University-AP is a healthy, sustainable place to live, learn, work, play, and pursue research. The university offers various engineering, sciences, social sciences, entrepreneurial and management courses through its 17 departments spread across three schools. The campus is adorned with state-of-the-art labs equipped with cutting edge technology, 6 wifi enable hostels for 1500 students, a dining area with 1000 seating, an auditorium with 1000 seating capacity, a library with 100000+ books and offline/online subscriptions and many more.

SRM University-AP offers best in class education with the ‘Interdisciplinary Experiential Active Learning’ (IDEAL) curriculum, ‘Undergraduate Research Opportunities Project’ (UROP), Capstone Projects and Industry Internships. In view of the latest trends and industry demands, SRM University-AP’s pedagogical system was initially designed in partnership with MIT and has evolved to meet the changing needs of education.

Our students are offered exposure and global educational and entrepreneurship experience through the Semester abroad programme with UC Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northeastern University, Asia University-Taiwan, EFREI-France, Flinders University-Australia and others. We further offer a Unique Twinning Programme with IIT-Chicago for our engineering students, where they will pursue their initial two years in SRM AP and final two years on the IIT-Chicago campus.

The bright and brilliant maiden batch of SRM University-AP has secured 100% Placement. The very talented twins Rajarshi and Saptarshi Mazumder are offered international placements with PVP Inc, a strategic partner of Google Japan with an attractive package of 50 LPA. 71% of our students were placed with Dream and Super Dream offers. Computer Science and Engineering branch earned an average pay package of 8 LPA and other engineering branches secured an average package of 7 LPA in the Campus Placement Drive 2021. Our top recruiters include Amazon, Paypal, Bank of America, Standard Chartered Bank, Infosys, TCS to name a few.

The Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) of SRMAP is actively engaged to mould the leaders of tomorrow. The Hatchlab Research Center (TBI of SRM AP) is currently facilitating the incubation of 40+ student startups with 200+ industry mentors. Our student venture has received a $120,000 angel investment. In addition, 10,000+ sqft, state of the art incubator space along with Seed funding are provided to every eligible student venture.

SRM University-AP puts an emphasis on quality research to serve society. Consequently, the nascent University has published 500+ research papers in high impact Scopus indexed journals, including Nature Communications. The University has filed/published 22 patents and working on 35 research projects with an outlay of 17.49 crores. The students have developed nature-friendly e-bike and face shields with biodegradable elements and received copyright from Indian Patent Office. SRM University-AP further promotes student-run labs such as Next-Tech Lab, Ennovab where students share their ideas to curate those into applications to benefit society.

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ET Best Brands Award 2022SRM University-AP has been bestowed with the prestigious Best Brand Award 2022 at the fifth edition of The Economic Times Best Brands Conclave held on December 20, 2022, at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Mr Harsh C Mariwala, Chairman of Marico, handed over the award to Dr R Premkumar, Registrar; Prof. Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran, Dean, Paari School of Business; and Mr Pankaj Belwariar, Director, Communications, of SRM AP. The award is conferred to brands that have transformed their present structure, conditioned the future course of action, and delivered value to all their customers by constantly innovating.

“SRM University-AP has established a solid brand value within a short span of time in the education industry. Best Brand Award 2022 is a huge honour for the institution, and we will strive to enrich and uphold this recognition for years to come,” said Prof. Manoj K Arora, Vice Chancellor, SRM AP, as he expressed his thoughts on being at the receiving end of the esteemed award.To recognise leading Brands for the financial year 2021-2022, Economic Times researched the parameters laid down by the Knowledge Partner, which included brand value, years of existence, annual turnover, minimum growth rate, brand recall value, and the number of employees among other notable achievements, according to which the brands were evaluated and chosen. SRM University-AP has been shortlisted as one of the Economic Times Best Brands of 2022 and was honoured with a certificate of appreciation. The glorious award ceremony featured remarkable brands which have redefined the benchmark in their respective fields through their legacy and sustainability in India and global markets.

innovative university of the yearSRM University-AP has been crowned as Innovative University of The Year -2022 by Academic Insights Magazine in recognition of the commendable contributions the university has made towards society and the educational fellowship. This title of honour is an annual recognition programme for private universities, which have stood out among the rest in the previous year in imbibing students with quality education and ethical values.

SRM University-AP has been embodying absolute innovation across all the disciplines and schools of the university, which is a laudable quality among the new-age universities of the country. Universities vary widely in their innovation maturity levels, and there is a substantial knowledge and experience gap within and across institutions. SRM AP is credited as the notable exception for the pathbreaking innovations made in the higher education sector. The editorial team at The Academic Insights has conducted rigorous research on various factors to choose the university of the year, with many universities participating yearly.

Asia Education Summit & Awards SRM University-AP has been honoured with the award for the Best Emerging University with Academic Excellence in India at the 13th Asia Education Summit & Awards 2023 held on April 3, 2023, at Hotel The Ashok, New Delhi. Vice Chancellor of SRM University-AP, Prof. Manoj K Arora, received the award from Dr Raj Kumar Ranjan Singh, Honourable Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, Govt. of India; and Sri Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”, Honourable Member of Parliament and former Minister of Education, Govt. of India, for the varsity’s outstanding services and contribution to the higher education sector.

“SRM University-AP stands out at the forefront of higher education in India as a multifarious research-oriented institute delivering education for individual and social responsibility. The recognition at the Asia Education Summit and Awards 2023 proved that the five-year-old university is already ahead on the right path”, commented Dr P Sathyanarayanan, Pro-Chancellor of SRM University-AP, in response to the award.

“All the accolades SRM University-AP has been receiving while being a nascent higher education institute signal the emergence and establishment of a research-intensive institute combining academic rigour, an excellent research ecosystem, entrepreneurial heritage, and pioneering faculty, and I can’t be any prouder”, said Prof. Manoj K Arora, Vice Chancellor, SRM University-AP, while receiving the award. He also took part in the panel discussions on Improving Education Globally; Educational Technology has a Significant Role in Today’s Education System; Innovative Management Strategies for Cooperation Between University and Industry; Key Politics of State Central Towards Enhancing the Quality of Education Across the Country; and How Can India Create Enough Jobs for its Graduates, during the Asia Education Summit & Awards.

Asia Education Summit & Awards is an open platform that brings together some of India’s most brilliant minds to share their leader’s strategies and insights into financial, economic, educational and management issues. The Award recognises the professional contributions and academic achievement of doers and pioneers in the education sector. Campus infrastructure, faculty, placements, the strength of students, annual growth, student and alumni feedback and feedback from the industry were the criteria for the award.

assochamSRM University-AP has been bestowed with the Excellence in Enabling Research Environment (Science) award at the 16th International Education Leadership & Skill Development Summit held at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi, on May 26, 2023. The award ceremony was organised by ASSOCHAM – National Council on Education. Prof. Ranjit Thapa, Dean-School of Engineering and Sciences; Dr Mahesh Kumar Ravva, Assistant Dean-Research; and Mr Pankaj Belwariar, Director-Communications, received the award from Shri. Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, Chairman-ASSOCHAM – National Council on Education and Prof. Rajita Kulkarni – Co-Chairperson- ASSOCHAM – National Council on Education.

‘‘Our appetite for research and innovation is always ongoing, and such recognitions are huge fuel for the numerous discoveries that can happen at the interface of science and research. I am proud to say that we are involved in fundamental and pure research; inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research; applied and translation research; innovation and entrepreneurship,’’ commented Honourable Vice Chancellor Prof. Manoj K Arora in response to the award.

Prof. Ranjit Thapa, Dean-School of Engineering and Sciences, said SRM University-AP had created an incredible research ecosystem through a robust research infrastructure, laboratories, and research Centres of Excellence. ‘‘Being at the receiving end of such awards is a great honour for a nascent university. We are confident to make many more impactful innovations and contribute to the country’s development,’’ Dr Mahesh Kumar Ravva, Assistant Dean-Research, added.

assochamSRM University-AP has 72 sponsored research and industrial consultancy projects with a total outlay of Rs. 28.11 Crores. Among the 128 published patents, 5 have been granted. The research environment is anchored by Eight Interdisciplinary Research Centres of Excellence. The faculty of SRM University-AP have been recently awarded 10 projects worth 2.50 crores from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB-SURE). The university has constructed two state-of-the-art research buildings to house more than 50 research laboratories and COEs. In another one-year time, the university will also have a research and industrial park on the campus. The varsity has developed into an ideal platform that vitalises intellectual exploration, diversity of perspectives, ingenious research advancements and inventive industry endeavours.

The summit was organised in the context wherein the use of technology coupled with innovation is potent to improve education, develop ingenuity, empower people, bolster governance, and stimulate the effort to achieve the human development goal for the country. ASSOCHAM is the oldest industry association serving the nation since 1920. ASSOCHAM bridges the industry and government on policy and regulations, ease of business and educational issues. The awards are being conferred in recognition of the significant efforts made by higher education institutions. Over 20 subcategories were awarded among the three main categories.

SRM University-AP has been ranked 3rd among all the private universities in India for the second consecutive time in the recently announced Nature Index Ranking. With 13 quality research publications, the university stood on top of the chart from March 2022 to February 2023. The six-year-old multidisciplinary research-intensive university has climbed up 13 spots, ranking 32nd among all reputed Indian universities, institutes of national importance and research institutions in India.

Dr P Sathyanarayanan, Pro-Chancellor of SRM University-AP, extended his heartiest congratulations to the faculty and research scholars who have published in Nature Index Journals during the stated period. “We are proud of our faculty and research scholars who are working dedicatedly towards their research. Their recognition serves as a testament to the unwavering goal of the varsity in intensifying research, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit on the campus’’, commented Prof. Manoj K Arora, Vice Chancellor of SRM University-AP.

The Nature Index tracks the affiliations of universities and research article contributions in a selected group of 145 high-profile scientific journals chosen by an independent panel of expert research scientists in different fields. Ranking criteria involve counting the number of published research articles by institutions in Renowned publishing groups. The Nature Index provides absolute Count and fractional Share counts of article publications at the institutional and national levels and, as such, is an indicator of global high-quality research output and collaborations.

Each year, Nature Index ranks the leading institutions, which can be companies, universities, government agencies, research institutes, NGOs, and countries, by the number of scientific articles and papers published in leading journals. The ranking involves research fields, such as life sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences, and earth sciences. The Index helps assess research excellence by institutions, regions, and research disciplines.

Curriculum Design Award

SRM University-AP was awarded the “Most Promising University for Curriculum Design and Development” at the 2nd Education Leaders and Awards Conclave held in Hyderabad. The award function was organised by Observe Now, a media platform and presented by LinkedIn, under the aegis of the Government of Telangana.

“The award is a testimony to our tireless pursuit of excellence,” said Prof. Manoj K Arora, Vice Chancellor, SRM University-AP. He added that advancement in the education system should be on par with the advancement of technology, the education system cannot afford to fall behind, so the revamped curricula at SRMAP are designed with a futuristic perspective. The curriculum revamp was made taking into consideration the National Education Policy (NEP) guidelines. Industrial experts from across the country were invited for an Industry-Academia Dialogue at SRMAP to deliberate and strategise an industry-relevant curriculum.

Mr Pankaj Belwariar, Director of Communications, SRM University-AP received the award on behalf of the University from Dr Anju Sharma (IAS) Additional Chief Secretary, Labour Department, Government of Gujarat, and Ms. Taniya Tikoo, Editor in Chief, Observe Now.