As the famous saying goes, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” Bearing the signature of a true friend, Taiwan Education Centre – National Tsing Hua University (TEC-NTHU) has presented five oxygen concentrators to SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh. The powerful and lightweight oxygen concentrators can run around the clock with a maximum flow of 5 litres/minute. The Programme Office for Taiwan Education Center in India handed over the oxygen concentrators to the Medical Centre, SRM University-AP, on May 20, 2021.

SRM University-AP has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Taiwan Education Centre – National Tsing Hua University (TEC-NTHU) for bilateral exchange of knowledge and wisdom. TEC-NTHU is in the process of opening a TEC-SRMAP centre on the university campus to provide certificate courses on the Chinese (Mandarin) language. The centre will also assist the students towards the academic opportunities and scholarships available in Taiwan. An instructor in this regard has already been recruited by SRM University-AP.

A well-populated country like India has been hit hard by the repeated waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis for oxygen and other medical supplies are very much evident throughout the nation. SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, sincerely expresses gratitude towards Taiwan Education Centre – National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) for their kind gesture in the trying time.

Dr V S Rao, the Vice-chancellor of SRM University – AP, thanked Prof. Wei-Chung Wang, Program Office Director for TEC-NTHU for their very generous support at this juncture. The oxygen concentrators are currently used by the faculty members and their families who require oxygen support due to COVID19 infection.

Enriching pedagogy

SRM AP signs MoU with Flinders University to propagate quality education and research

SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh announces the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Flinders University, Australia to foster knowledge creation, skill enhancement, and advancement of industry association. Flinders University, established in 1966, has over 25,000 students and over 2,500 academic and professional staff who promotes an incredible teaching and research ethos. These two universities of global repute purposes to share knowledge, competencies, expertise, and industry partners for their reciprocal benefit. The establishment of a framework for collaboration will enable the enrichment of pedagogy and research to support the propagation of quality education and scientific pursuits.

Exchange of students and participation in student mobility schemes, exchange of faculty members, joint research activities and training, exchange of materials, information and publications, and cooperation in common academic fields are the key driving influences enhancing the collaboration between SRM AP and Flinders University. The alliance is believed to commence opportunities for the students and faculty of SRM AP pertaining to visits, internships, and research collaboration.

MoU with Asia University, Taiwan

SRMAP signs MoU with Asia University, Taiwan in furtherance of the advancement of learning

SRM University-AP welcomes Asia University, Taiwan in the fraternity of advancing education and research. The two leading universities of repute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 29, 2020, towards the progression of education and research. Asia University is an internationally competitive comprehensive university that has been snowballing since its creation. The university now has 28 departments with more than 12,000 students along with wide acclamation for its learning and research initiatives.

Collective wisdom and shared experiences have an immense capability to empower and enrich. According to the MoU, the universities have agreed to collaborate to encourage academic cooperation through research and studies. The universities have further agreed to Faculty and Students’ visits on their campuses for educational and research activities. Furthermore, deserving and eligible candidates from one university to another will be facilitated for admission in undergraduate and graduate programmes. Both universities will foster and promote the exchange of academic publications and scholarly information, along with other academic activities that enhance the goals mentioned earlier.

SRMAP’s liaison with Northeastern University to encourage impactful education and research

SRM University-AP now has formed a liaison with Northeastern University, Boston, USA, with a vision of mutual endeavours towards the advancement of education and research. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed recently in this regard between the two universities. This is a significant venture to collaborate with top universities such as Northeastern University, which will lead the university to the path of advanced research and educational programmes.

The MoU committee of the SRMAP is working aggressively to bring top universities across the globe for the students to get the benefit and enhance their career. Northeastern University is part of the world’s top 5% of universities, and this collaboration will provide a possibility for our students to visit, learn, and explore from a top reputed university of the USA.

Our students are the primary beneficiaries of this MOU as it provides a platform for them to explore a study abroad programme there, including getting a UG degree from a top-ranked US university. Other beneficiaries include faculty members and scholars, for whom joint research programs could be enabled in the future.

The first MoU that has been signed is a generic MoU that helps SRM University-AP to talk with Northeastern University on the possibilities of collaboration. The following activities are possible with the current MoU that has been signed-
• Mobility of faculty, scholars and students between Institutions
• Joint teaching, research, or cultural activity
• Student services and support
• Professional development programmes for faculty and staff.
• Program based partnerships
• Joint development of ongoing and new curricula and academic projects
• Collaboration in academic publications and other materials of mutual interest

The MoU Committee of the University will further enhance the collaboration with specific departments. The university is already in the process of extending the collaboration to the department level, including Computer Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, to start with. Later, other engineering, science and management streams will be included in the alliance. SRMAP is also exploring opportunities on internships, semester abroad programs and other educational and research activities that will greatly benefit our students.

Globally, TEDx events are incredibly appealing for their cutting-edge and progressive ideas from the speakers. TEDx carefully curates, magnifies, and develops these ideas, that can genuinely change the world for the better. SRM University AP now joins the TEDx community to take it to an entirely new level.

A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances are shared with the community. TEDx events are thoroughly planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them are expected to abide by the standards and rules set by TED. This event can be extremely advantageous to the university not only in terms of the knowledge that the talks bring but because of the ambience, optics & publicity that it provides.

“We’ve been working towards acquiring the license for months, and we are pleased to inform that our application for TEDxSRMUniversityAP has finally been approved! The application process involved presenting our ideas and defending the questions by the representatives at TED. Overall, it was a good experience,” said Dr Bhanukiran, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. This license permits SRM University- AP to organise one TEDx event within the next 12 months which means it is valid till May 12, 2021, and allows an attendee limit up to 100.

SRM University- AP is now setting up a dedicated website for the event where all the information will soon be announced. The students, staff and faculty are all thrilled to facilitate the event. The TEDx team will meet soon to discuss and finalise the details of the event.

SRM signs agreement with MIT, U.S. to license course materials

Recently, SRM University, AP – Amaravati, the new upcoming university in the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, has begun working with the MIT, U.S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), for the design and development of our curriculum through the use of MITx courses. This would include courses such as Calculus, Electromagnetic Theory, Classical Mechanics, Computer Programing, and many more. (more…)

Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

SRM University, AP – Amaravati has entered into a strategic partnership with the College of Engineering, UC Berkeley, U.S.  through the Dado and Maria Banatao Centre for Global Education and Outreach from Berkeley Engineering (GLOBE). The partnership will entail bi-directional information exchange in the areas of engineering education. SRM will also be a Global Partner of the Jacobs Institute for Design Engineering and the Sutardja Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology [SCET]. (more…)

The SRM Group’s new flagship higher education project, SRM University AP- Amaravati has inked a collaborative partnership with France’s leading specialised engineering institution, EFREI. The Memorandum of Understanding for promoting academic collaboration in the areas of faculty, student exchange and research collaboration was recently signed by the President of the University Dr P.Satyanarayanan and the Director of EFREI, Frederic Meunier. (more…)