This Christmas, SRM AP campus witnessed a two day grand celebration. The student council and volunteers assisted by the Student Affairs department started the preparation 10 days back. The reception area and the grand staircase was decked up with christmas tree, snowman, gingerbread house and a crib.

Christmas Eve celebration on 24th began at 4pm in the reception area with cake cutting ceremony by Prof D Narayana Rao (Pro VC),  Prof D Gunasekaran (Registrar), Wng Cmdr Venkataachalam Sekkappan (Director CLM) and Revathi B (Assistant Director- Student Affairs). The celebration then shifted to the grand staircase where the students sang christmas carols, followed by semi-classical dance by 1st year student- Sahithi. Other performances included western dance by Pavan. Antakshari was played among the students to add to the fun quotient. Post a sumptuous dinner, Home Alone was screened at night in the grand staircase.

On 25th evening, faculty and Ph. D scholars joined the students to celebrate Christmas. The wardens of the four hostel towers was given the task to decorate a christmas tree. Each of the residents including the faculty participated to win the best tree decorator award, which was won by the the tower four girls.

At 5 pm, the event kickstarted with fun games such as tug of war between boys and girls separately, passing the parcel and impromptu by 3rd year students- Aakansha Chauhan and Amina. Delicious butter cookies were baked and served before the special christmas dinner. At night, the students enjoyed the movie screening of Polar Express along with piping hot cups of hot chocolate. The Student Affairs department extended their heartfelt gratitude to Sukumar, a student who handled the PA system, Photography Society, and all the students and faculty for successfully pulling off this massive celebration that was enjoyed by all.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) with over 120,000 student members is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of society. It does so through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, professional and educational activities.

SRM AP became a member of  the IEEE in November 2018 and has 500 student members already.

Agniswar Paul, chair of IEEE SRM AP student branch says, “We will be looking to offer our members numerous professional advantages over and above the curriculum and academic experience. These could be participation at regional conferences, workshops, competitions like student paper contests and even scholarships. Also, opportunities in project/design programs.”

A vast network of member organisations helps create many of these opportunities. IEEE has more than 417000 members in more than 160 countries, more than half of them outside the United States. Student members begin by connecting with local communities active in research and authorship and engaged in important conversations on current and relevant technical topics. Georgy Jose, a student of Chengannur College of Engineering won the third prize from the IEEE Coding Competition, later bagging a placement in an American multinational IT company UST GLOBAL.

“All SRM AP members of the IEEE will gain ample exposure, enough to work on Research Papers and get published in world-class journals. Students will also be mentored to work on ideas perfected by thousands of academicians across the globe. They will also get a chance to attend conferences of their choice in any part of the world depending on their experiences and academic track record”, says Agniswar.

The IEEE Chapter at SRM AP kick-started this semester with a promotional event “GAME OF CLUES” on August 21st.

The Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science (ACCMS) was set up in 2000 in order to nurture and promote research and development activities in computational materials in Asian countries. ACCMS entered into the 16th year of existence and the conduct of 10 successful conferences and 12 general meetings of this virtual organization have boosted the computational materials research in the Asian region. In order to optimally utilize our resources and manpower, it is widely felt that we should have a ‘real’ organization to steer young researchers towards computational research. It is envisaged that the conduct of International Conference on Material Genome at SRM University, AP-Amaravati, will lay the foundation for an active center of ACCMS on campus. For more details: https://srmap.edu.in/accms-2020/

Pitchathon 2k19

24-hour event with loads of “getting to know” exercises and a fun competition to top it all.

We start with a founder’s speed dating event and end with a B-Plan pitching competition!

There’ll be food, goodies and loads of fun!

Winners get cash prizes and an experience worth cherishing.

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Tech Fest/Hackathon

On Feb 28th, 2019 at the 2nd edition of the SRM AP Tech Fest  Dr. S. Chandrasekhar,  Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology will preside as  the Chief Guest. Dr. Chandrasekhar, is a  J.C. Bose National Fellow.  The inauguration program is from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by an Interaction Sessions with Dr.  Chandrasekhar.

EXCLUSIVE!
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Workshop
Tech Fest SRM now offers you a day-long program where you can get hands-on training in the latest developments in AI. The workshop is in association with SocAlty Developers and Intel.

LIT Fest

Date: February 1-2, 2019

‘L’art pour la vie’ – SRM AP’s first ever inaugural Literary FEST, From ACTS (Arts Culture & Technology) an initiative of SLABS students, the festival program includes a tribute to late journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, panels on ‘identity, representation & reality’ and ‘gender & society’, Slam Poetry, Extempore, ‘Art from a literature piece’, book fairs, Art Exhibition and Human Library, Hyderabad.

Dr. Srinivas Pentyala, Director, Translational Research, Stony Brook University.  

In an interactive session with students, Dr. Pentyala discussed innovative approaches to pursuing a career in science. The session brought out one key observation –  possibilities are as diverse and boundless as the discipline itself – a world without limits.

Srinivas Pentyala is Director of Translational Research in the Department of Anaesthesiology, at the Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, New York.  His research interests include cell signalling mechanisms.

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Roundtable Discussion on Higher Education in India and the US and new modes of international cooperation. January 14, 2019 at ITC Maurya,  New Delhi.
Sponsored by SRM AP and Tufts University,  USA.
Discussion facilitated by SRM AP Vice Chancellor Dr. Jamshed Bharucha. Participants include higher education leaders from Indian universities and dignitaries from government and industry.
Event Date: December 19 – 21, 2018
The conference aims to inform researchers and industry professionals of  technologies and advancements in the fields of green energy, renewable energy, materials science, environmental science and bio-technology.
For details on the conference, please visit

Date: July 17, 2018

‘Onus on educational institutions to nurture ecosystem’

Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj Nara Lokesh stressed the need for affordable technology and the ability of educational institutions to have an ecosystem to foster it.

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