A two-day workshop on Self Improvement and Stress Assessment is being organised by the Department of Student Affairs on September 23 and 24, 2021, at 6.45 pm. Dr Sayeda Afreen, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Assam Down Town University, Guwahati, Assam, will speak on September 23 on “Self Improvement”. The following day will feature Dr Asha Sarma, Assistant Professor (Programme Coordinator of Psychology), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Assam Down Town University, Guwahati, Assam, who will speak on “Stress Assessment”.

Taking care of yourself will help maintain your physical, emotional, and mental reserves to prevent and manage stress. Effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life to make you happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal for one is to have a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head-on.

An exciting and vibrant college life also comes with various challenges that a student needs to deal with. This, in turn, also contributes to stress, one’s self-esteem issue and coping mechanism. These factors can escalate and hamper a student’s academic performance, emotional and social well-being. Students are very likely to face some or many stressors that may test their adaptability, including adjusting to a new environment, balancing heavy workload, making new friends, becoming more independent and dealing with other issues. These complicated years can also have the presence of stress, low self-esteem and anxiety, due to which there is a dire need for Self-awareness and Stress management among college-going students. Self-improvement is the improvement of one’s knowledge, status, or character by one’s own efforts. It is the quest to make an individual better in any and every facet of life. Therefore, the topic mentioned above of the workshop is an attempt to help college-going students to have a better understanding of “Self” and general underlying causes of “Stress” in order to work towards Self-Improvement and Stress Assessment.

Starting University life can produce a lot of anxiety in a new student’s heart– “What should I study in college? Will I be able to make any friends? If I have a question, who should I contact?” Orientation programmes for freshers are designed to help students answer all of these concerns.

SRM University-AP organises the second session of Freshers’ Orientation 2021 from September 23 to 01 October 2021 to expose students to university life and to acclimate them to their new surroundings. The programme will be inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor Prof V S Rao on 23 September 2021 at 9.15 am. Following the inaugural address, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof D Narayana Rao will address the students welcoming them to the university as the newest members of the SRM community.

Students will be made aware of possibilities to socially integrate into the university culture during orientation. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the inaugural session of Freshers’ Orientation on September 23, 2021, at 9.15 am.

Higher education awareness: Q&A

The Office of International Relations and Higher Studies has taken up the initiative of Higher Education Awareness and Information Series where expert specialists will be sharing and discussing everything students need to know regarding higher education abroad.

In continuation to the first session held on September 16, there will be a Question and Answer session for all pre-final and final year students on 25 September 2021, at 6.00 pm. All students are advised to attend the session with relevant concerns and queries related to pursuing studies education in reputed universities abroad.

The Office of International Relations ensures that all students and faculty on campus are supported and assisted in gaining access to resources in order to achieve the vision and mission of SRM University-AP in becoming a multidisciplinary Global University, which includes but is not limited to collaborations, inbound and outbound exchanges, courses, outreach events, and programmes.

Hence, to get your doubts clarified, you are invited to join this invigorating Q&A organised as part of Higher Education Awareness and Information Series – 2 on 25 September 2021 at 6:00 pm!

Here’s the link to join the session!

For any questions/concerns please write to: ir.helpdesk@srmap.edu.in

The research scholars from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering with great support and supervision from the faculty have planned to conduct their second Research Scholar’s Talk Series MSV-II on 25 September 2021 at 02:30 pm. Mr D Lenin Babu will engage the participants from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with his enlightened talk on Photonic crystals-based DWDM devices for optical networking applications.

About the Speaker:
Mr D Lenin Babu is pursuing his PhD under the guidance of Dr Sreenivasulu (Department of ECE, SRM University-AP). He received his B Tech degree in ECE from JNTU Kakinada and received his MTech with specialization in Embedded systems from Vignan University in 2015. His research interests include integrated optical devices for optical communication systems. He is working towards his thesis titled “Photonic crystals based DWDM devices for optical networking applications”.

Join this engaging webinar on 25 September 2021, at 02.30 pm to learn more about photonic crystals-based DWDM devices for optical networking applications!

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SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh is organising the twelfth edition of the University Distinguished Lecture Series on September 25, 2021, at 10.30 am. Professor Indranil Manna, eminent scholar and JC Bose fellow, will deliver the distinguished lecture on the topic “Science-Engineering-Technology Synergy for Sustainable Growth”.

Sustainable development will necessitate new engineering and technology-based solutions to address the challenges of climate change, population increase, and urbanisation. Engineering infrastructure and competence-building initiatives are essential to assure that an adequate number of engineers are capable and ready to work on these global challenges. Developing a contingent of engineering creativity calls for a generation of future engineers who are committed to sustainable innovation.

About the Speaker:
Professor Manna, a JC Bose fellow of DST, is currently the Vice-Chancellor of BIT Mesra. He obtained his B. Engg. Degree from Calcutta University (BE College) in 1983, M. Tech. from IIT Kanpur in 1984 and PhD from IIT Kharagpur in 1990. He was a Premchand Roychand Scholar (1992) and a Mouat Medal awardee (1999) of Calcutta University. He is an educationist and materials engineer with wide-ranging research interests covering phase transformation, structure-property correlation and modelling in nanometric metals and ceramics, laser/plasma assisted surface engineering, nano/ferrofluid and bainitic steel. His studies on amorphous Al-alloys, laser surface engineering of steel/Mg/Al alloys, boundary diffusion-controlled phase transformations, and thermal/magnetic properties of nano/ferrofluid are highly cited. He teaches subjects related to physical metallurgy and surface engineering. As a guest scientist, he visited different renowned Institutions and Universities abroad like Max Planck Institute at Stuttgart, Technical University of Clausthal, Liverpool University, Nanyang Technological University, NIMS, Unipress and the University of Ulm. His research exploits have been published in over 275 peer-reviewed publications; he has guided 30 doctoral theses and conducted 35 sponsored projects worth over Rs 25 crore as the PI. He is a Fellow of all the national academies of science (INSA, IASc, NASI) and engineering (INAE) in India. He was honoured as a distinguished alumnus by IIEST Shibpur and IIT Kharagpur. He is a recipient of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) prize for engineering sciences (2014) and was elected a Fellow of TWAS (2015). He is also a Member of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials. He received the MRSI Medal in 2000, Binani Gold Medal (1999) and G D Birla Gold Medal (2008) of IIM, AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers (1995), and INSA Medal for Young Scientist (1992). He was felicitated by the Ministry of Steel with the Young Metallurgist (1991), Metallurgist of the Year (2002) and National Metallurgist Award (2018). He was the National Coordinator of IMPacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT), a unique technology development initiative of MHRD during 2015-20. He is a member of the Research Boards of several industry/R&D like RINL, GAIL, BHEL, ARCI, Min of Steel and serves in several national-level committees of DST, CSIR, SERB, INSA, etc. Earlier, he served as an expert in NAAC and NBA. He is a former President of the Indian Institute of Metals and Vice President of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). The University of Kalyani and Kazi Nazrul University have conferred DSc (hc) on him in 2017. He served as the Director of CSIR-CGCRI in Kolkata during 2010-2012 and of IIT Kanpur during 2012-2017. Professor Manna is now the 14th President of INAE since Jan 1, 2021, for the next 2 years.

Every month, the University Distinguished Lecture (UDL) hosted by SRM University-AP is being attended by about 2000 members from IITs, NITs, IISERs, Universities/institutions, CSIR, DST, DBT, DRDO, DAE, ISRO, NARL, MoES and several others from different parts of the country.

All are cordially invited to the latest UDL-12 session that will address the vital knowledge gap for sustainable growth on September 25, 2021, at 10.30 am.

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The Department of Mathematics at SRM University-AP organises the first episode of the Distinguished Lecture Series on September 29, 2021, at 3:30 pm. Prof Vikraman Balaji, renowned Mathematician from Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, India will deliver a lecture on the topic “The Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem and some of its ramifications

Abstract of the talk:

The Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem is one of the spectacular theorems from India in the past 50 years or so. The theorem is more than a deep result but is in a way philosophy or correspondences and symmetries. The theorem has had an impact on several aspects of mathematics. The theorem has also led to developments along lines that are similar but by themselves are also deep and central. Since the talk is for a general audience, I plan to give an overview of the theorem, a few of its big impacts in topology and geometry and a few of its ramifications in terms of generalizations.

About the Speaker:
Prof Vikraman Balaji is a renowned Indian Mathematician and currently a professor at the Chennai Mathematical Institute, India. He completed his doctorate in mathematics under the supervision of Prof C S Seshadri. His primary research area is algebraic geometry. He has made outstanding contributions to moduli problems over algebraic varieties. In particular, his work on ‘compactification of moduli of principal G-bundles over algebraic surfaces and his joint work with C.S Seshadri on ‘Parahoric torsors’ are very significant among his many other notable works. In 2006, he received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Sciences and was awarded the J.C Bose fellowship in 2009. He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy Of Sciences in 2007 and Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in 2015. He is presently an elected member of the National Academy Of Sciences, India (NASI).

Join this lecture on September 29, 2021, at 3.30 pm to understand the Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem and its impact on Mathematics.

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The International Relations and Higher Studies Office is pleased to launch the new Higher Education Awareness and Information Webinar Series aiming to mentor and support the students of SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh. The first episode in the series is scheduled to be held on September 16, 2021, at 6.00 pm (IST). Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor; Dr Naga Swetha Pasupuleti, Associate Director, International Relations and Higher Studies; and Dr Sunil Chinnadurai, Faculty Coordinator, Higher Studies, will explain the various opportunities that SRM University-AP mete out to ambitious students who wish to study in universities of global repute abroad.

In today’s times, International education is an essential pillar of competitiveness. Aiding to gain exposure to new cultures and ideas, stimulating innovation and developing important cross-cultural competencies. as well as generate economic returns, which is a significant contribution.

Through this Lecture Series, the office of International Relations and Higher Studies aims to:

  • Encourage students to gain new skills needed for pursuing higher education abroad.
  • Help students to identify the countries from which they can pursue international education, the fields, levels of study, programs or courses to choose from and universities that best suit their profiles and resources.

The lecture series aims to ensure smooth sailing of the students from their graduation from SRM to the university of their choice for higher studies. In this lecture, the speakers will be discussing the roles and strengths of the IR office, the key aspects of International Higher Education, vital parameters to consider before applying, how to apply and other important information.

The Office of International Relations is working to ensure that all students and faculty on campus are supported, and assisted in gaining access to resources to accomplish the vision and mission of SRM University-AP to be known as a multidisciplinary Global University including but not limited to collaborations, inbound and outbound exchanges, courses, outreach events and programmes.

Join this illuminating session on September 16, 2021, at 6.00 pm to gather awareness, information, and support on the versatile higher education opportunities that are awaiting you!

For any questions/concerns please write to: ir.helpdesk@srmap.edu.in

pavan mohanThe Newsmakers series is popular among Gen Z for various reasons. The Department of Student Affairs started this series to inspire the students of SRM University AP with motivating stories from their peers. Recently, Pavan Mohan, an undergraduate student from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, has received a monetary award of Rs.25000/- for winning TATA InnoVerse SolverHunt 10 conducted by Tata Sons’ Group Innovation. He will be featured on “The Newsmakers” to share his experience of the competition on September 16, 2021, at 6.45 pm. the event will be live-streamed on our official social media platforms.

Tata Innoverse SolverHunt is one of the key projects of Tata Group that is aimed to use the ingenuity and agility of young minds to speed up the process of discovering solutions to some of Tata Companies’ most difficult challenges. Tata InnoVerse SolverHunt was created by Tata Sons’ Group Innovation to provide a platform for young minds to participate in collaborative problem-solving.

Join the exciting session today at 6.45 pm and learn more from Pavan himself.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at SRM University – AP organises the third episode of the Distinguished Lecture Series on the topic “Light-weighting through Composite Materials & Design Concepts”. Dr K. Sriram, Principal Scientist, GE Global Research Centre will engage the online session on September 18, 2021, Saturday, at 4:00 pm.

Light weighting of engineering products is traditionally performed to improve performance with the same or higher cost. The concept of light-weighting is changing the paradigm of many industries now with a big focus on affordability and sustainability along with improved performance/value. The future of light-weighting is tending towards solving the problem with systems and life cycle thinking by combining bio-inspired structures with multi-functional materials manufactured through the additive process that enable value, affordability and sustainability.

About the Speaker:
Sriram K is a Principal Scientist in Structural Materials organization located at GE Global Research Center in Bangalore, India. In this role, Sriram provides technical leadership in developing Composite materials for GE products by working closely with design, manufacturing, inspection and testing teams across businesses. Sriram joined GE in 2006, starting in GE Plastics as a researcher. In GE Plastics, he worked on product development for automotive and electronic applications. He successfully developed and commercialized HMD Cycoloy for BMW fenders and Bio-Lexan for mobile phone and laptop cases. Sriram moved to GRC in 2010 as part of the Manufacturing & Materials Organization as a composites researcher. His key contributions include GE9X Fan Blade with carbon-glass compliant trailing edge, High-temperature cracks growth behaviour in CMC’s for LEAP and GE9X, low-cost material selection for wind blade skin structures and All-Composite operator cab design, materials development and manufacturing for GLW locomotives market. His areas of expertise include composite materials & manufacturing, materials behaviour and deriving allowable. Sriram has a PhD in “Manufacturing and Durability of Composite materials” from Cranfield University, UK and a master’s from the University of Sheffield, UK.

Join this engaging webinar on September 18, 2021, Saturday, at 4:00 pm to know more about the light-weighting of engineering products through affordable and sustainable bio-inspired structures.

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Industrie 4.0 has become increasingly global and cross-industry, driving digital transformation across industries, businesses, and governments. SRM University-AP observes National Engineers’ day with an inspiring talk by Mr Dasari Ramakrishna, Managing Director, Efftronics Systems Pvt. Ltd., on September 15, 2021, at 06.45 pm.

The heartbeat of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is algorithms. While algorithms are not new, the transition of businesses to be algorithmic is game-changing. Mathematicians describe an algorithm as an encapsulated set of rules that act on data to determine an outcome. In today’s digitalized world, companies use algorithms on a daily basis to influence and support decisions (fact-based decision making). In system development, algorithms building is the most challenging and major activity. Often engineers are expected to build completely new algorithms which are not available in the market (internet). One should adopt commonly available algorithms when required. But what is more important is to use various algorithmic concepts/principles together in combination to build a new algorithm. Like any development, algorithms building also follows the cycle of defining, analysing, designing, implementing, and testing iteratively in a systematic way. If one had to build algorithmic thinking, they need to practice with different scenarios, reflect upon the results and experiment continuously.

Every year on September 15, India commemorates Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya’s accomplishments by observing National Engineers Day. Visvesvaraya, the Bharat Ratna awardee, was born in the Karnataka village of Muddenahalli on September 15, 1861. As a pioneer in engineering, he made numerous contributions to the infrastructural backbone of the country.

About the Speaker:
Mr Dasari Ramakrishna is the founding CEO of Efftronics Systems Pvt. Ltd., established in 1985. Backed by rich R&D, Efftronics is now a leading provider of smart solutions for railway signalling, smart cities, smart buildings and industries. He is the architect of one of India’s largest IoT networks built for Indian railways with more than 6 million things connected across 9000 locations. He is a continuous learner & thought leader. Under his leadership, Efftronics has innovated more than 50 solutions for different domains. By continually growing Efftronics, Mr Ramakrishna has proved to the Indian industry that “With right aspirations and sincere effort to deliver value to customers, it is possible to be successful and location doesn’t matter.” He is the former chairman of CII- A.P State Council. He serves as a member of the board of studies, academic councils and governing body for several educational institutions and advisor for various universities.

Join this rekindling session on September 15, 2021, at 06.45 pm to understand the complexities of algorithm building.