Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh organizes yet another chapter of Newsmakers. On November 21, 2020, at 5 PM, Sourav Sanyal, Miran Junaidi, and Saurabh Ghanekar, 4th year, Department of Computer Science and Engineering will be narrating their tale of forming a start-up named The young entrepreneurs developed an automated, end-to-end video intelligence solution for enterprises to monitor surveillance camera recordings, leveraging pre-existing CCTV-IP infrastructure.

The three brilliant students grabbed the opportunities provided by SRM AP and became an active member of the student-run technological club of SRM AP, Next Tech Lab. Further, they spent a semester at the University of California, Berkeley as part of the Semester Abroad Programme to broaden their horizon of knowledge. Encouraged by the mentors and faculty, the students participated in several international conferences and hackathons which kindled their interest in developing a platform that would provide practical solutions to real-life problems.

During the session, the students will share insights regarding their start-up. Also, they will narrate the inspiring journey that commenced with their erudite experience at SRM AP, which eventually enabled them to become young entrepreneurs. Their company generated a revenue of Rs. 1.7 million in the recent financial year.

The fourth edition of the University Distinguished Lecture organized by SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh will be delivered by Prof S Chandrasekhar, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. On November 21, 2020, at 3 PM, the session on “Saga of Science from 13th Century to 21st Century” will be steered by the esteemed academician. Prof S Chandrasekhar joined CSIR-IICT as Scientist C and became the director in 2015. He has made significant contributions in diverse areas of organic chemistry with a special emphasis on chiral chemistry, total synthesis of biologically active natural products and pharmaceutical products. Further, he has received several accolades including the Eminent Scientist Award for contributions in the field of Chemistry from Telangana State Government in 2017, CNR Rao National Prize for Chemical Research 2012, CSIR Technology award 2014, and Infosys prize in Chemical sciences 2014 for his contributions to synthetic organic chemistry.

Prof S Chandrasekhar has developed technologies for the synthesis of the latest anti-tuberculosis drug, bedaquiline; anti-tumor and abortive drug, misoprostol; anti-platelet molecule, beraprost; antidepressive compound, sertralin and drug for treatment of schizophrenia, asenapine. During his lecture, Prof S Chandrasekhar will frame a narrative of the knowledge explosion in terms of science and technology from the 13th to 21st century. Providing a historical perspective, he will describe the evolution of the technology base and the transformation of production and service activities.

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Department of Student Affairs brings another exciting yet thought-provoking Car Designing Contest-2020 for the tech-savvy Generation-Z. An open challenge is given to the students to visualise their dream car and share it with the judges and the spectators. The competition is divided into three categories:
1. Sketch of your dream car.
2. Write up on your dream car.
3. Model of your dream car.

All the students from the first year to the fourth year can participate in the contest. They can project their dream car using a designing software or simple on paper. Moreover, if someone has a flair for writing, they are most welcome to express it through the medium of 100-150 finely crafted words.

As William Blake said,” What is now proved was only imagined”. Being a movie buff or literature enthusiast, you must have come across many high-tech, beautifully designed cars. BATMOBILE, Bond cars, The car in Kingsman movie, Hotwheels cars are some meagre examples of that. Even in Bollywood movies like “Dhoom 3”, we have seen BMW bikes which can change to a speedboat when required. It is now your time to show us how vividly and tactfully you can imagine a car like that. Let your imagination run wild and come up with something extraordinary. Add wings to your dreams and bring out the technical side of you into the open and charge your brains.

So grab the opportunity and get noticed. Fill the google form and submit your files. For any further information or query, you can mail to

To apply and submit: Click Here to fill out the google form

Last Date for submission: November 13, 2020

Announcement of the Winners: November 15, 2020

One of the most popular club of SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, Photography Society organizes a photography competition “Create or Re-Create” on the Eve of Diwali to uphold the spirit of festivity. Students are urged to refine their skills and take captivating images to win a chance to showcase their creativity to the world. For participating in the contest, students are recommended to send their entries by taking a photograph of any child celebrating Diwali during the pandemic or of artifacts arranged creatively. The images will be evaluated, and the winner will be announced on November 15, 2020. Also, all the photographs will be shared as stories on the Instagram handle of Photography Society.

Last date for sending your entries: November 13, 5:00 PM

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Next Tech Lab, the student-run technological hub of SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh is announcing the prestigious 3rd edition of HackSRM – “HackSRM 3.0”. This virtual Hackathon will be a 45-hour momentous event where students will exhibit their flair or technology and innovation. HackSRM will be hosted on India’s largest and most active developing community of builders’ platform- Devfolio, from November 20, 2020 till November 22, 2020. The hackathon will be an opportune moment for the geniuses to win exciting goodies by demonstrating their intellect. Further, the hackathon will put forth new tracks and themes ensuring a vivid competitive spirit among the participants. It will bring together the medium as well as large scale technological startups as partners and collaborators of the event. In addition, the technical hackathon will have an array of eminent panelists, speakers, and sponsors. Participate to experience an enriching and memorable journey that you will cherish for days to come.

Register to participate free of charge by November 19, 2020, at 9 p.m. IST.

How do I register for HackSRM 3.0?
Register here

How do I connect with organizers, mentors, and other participants?
Join us on Discord

For information regarding prizes, sponsored challenges, themes, and FAQs

SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, orchestrates the third chapter of the University Distinguished Lecture Series on “Atma Nirbhar Bharat: The role of collaborations”. Prof Budaraju Srinivasa Murty, Director of Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, will be adorning the webinar with his presence on November 7, 2020, at 3 p.m. Prof B S Murthy is an Indian metallurgist who has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 2007, the highest science award in India. Formerly, he was the Head of the Department at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras after being the Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. The celebrated scientist will be demonstrating how collaborative research will steer India towards achieving its dream of being Self Reliant by innovating technology through collective wisdom.

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Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh has arranged a session titled “Being Job Ready” on October 31, 2020, at 2 p.m. Ms Ruby will be addressing the audience during the webinar to advise them on the measures to be taken to secure their dream job offers. Ms Ruby has rich and varied experience in various facets of “People Function” in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-generational workforce. She has extensive experience in Talent Management, Business HR Partnering, CSR, and Compliance. Previously, she has worked as an HRBP in BI Worldwide. Currently, she is a talent business partner in the product development division of ADP -India.

Dr Sangeeta Sharma, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani will be addressing the Freshmen 2020 during the 2nd Orientation Programme organized by SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh on October 31, 2020, at 10.45 a.m. Dr Sharma is an academician of par excellence and was the head of Publication and Media Relations Unit, along with being the Group Leader of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dr Sharma possesses a gamut of experience in classroom delivery, corporate connect and training, writing books and research papers, paper presentation in national and international conferences, editorial work, and organizing academic events, etc. She has published 26 books and 45 research papers in the area of gender studies, advertising, cultural studies, and communication in reputed journals.

Further, Dr Sharma was the Coordinator of Center for Women Studies (CWS), which had diverse range of activities to help women benefit from technology. She is a licensed trainer for Springboard Development Program (U.K.), which is an internationally recognized women’s development programme. She has also successfully completed the project “Rural women empowerment and sustainable growth”, where she supervised the production of low-cost sanitary napkins by the rural women, which made them independent.

In continuation with the 2nd Orientation Programme 2020, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh has requested Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana, Director of IIT Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, to address the Freshmen 2020 on October 29, 2020, at 10.45 a.m. He is currently the Chairman of the Implementation Committee for IIT Madras Research Park – Phase II. In the past, he has been in the committees for setting up new campuses including – IIM Trichy, IIT Indore and IIT Jodhpur.

Formerly, Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana has been a Professor in the Building Technology & Construction Management Division of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. Having received his B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras, MS, and Ph.D. degrees with specialization in Construction Engineering and Management from Clemson University, USA, he joined Madras in 1991 as the faculty.

In addition, Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana is the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Group, Project Management Institute (PMI) India; Vice-Chairman, Board of Advisors of The Glass Academy; Expert Member on the Board of Management of Building Materials & Promotion Council (BMTPC), and serves as Independent Director on five company boards. Further, he is the recipient of many academic awards including the PMI (India) Distinguished Scholar Award (2011).

Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana’s teaching, research and consulting interests in the areas of project management, construction contracts, construction productivity, construction equipment, C&D waste management, and public-private partnerships, will be reflected in his inspirational session with the students of SRM AP.

The second chapter of the Orientation Programme 2020 organized by SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh for Freshmen 2020 will have Dr Vangeepuram Sreenatha Chary as the next motivational speaker to deliver a talk on October 28, 2020 at 10.45 a.m. He is a Guinness World Record holder in the English language, national service, and soft skills. He also holds an Asia Book Record, India Book Record, Limca Book Record, And Telugu Book Record. After completing his Ph.D. in English Language from Osmania University, he became a motivational speaker and English language trainer having police personnel, journalists, and personnel from IT companies as his trainees.

Dr Vangeepuram Sreenatha Chary is also a newspaper columnist, and a reputed writer of the book which entered into the “8th Annual Edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”, United Kingdom. Further, he is seen on popular news channels offering his views on several issues of common interest. Being a strong believer of the notion: “One can make some difference, but together we can change the world”, he revels in sharing his vast knowledge and skills for a wonderful global tomorrow.