“My vision for SRM AP is an inter-disciplinary environment that stimulates active, engaged learning and cutting edge research. We challenge our students to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and develop into thoughtful global citizens and leaders. Learning through discovery and interaction is more powerful and enduring than listening passively to lectures. We seek to equip our students with the cognitive tools to adapt to and seize opportunities offered by a rapidly changing world. Most of all, we stand apart with a network of associations with esteemed institutions around the world, so that students make their mark in a connected world.”
SRM-AP Amaravati organized their first ever Sports’ Fest on 16th and 17th of March, 2018. Universities and colleges from around and away were cordially invited to make the fest a mega success. On the first day, the inauguration and opening of the fest was done by Sri Dr. N. Bangara Raju, Chairman and director, sports’ authority of Andhra Pradesh. After that the fest began. Teams from SRM-AP as well as teams of different universities played several matches of different categories of sports.
As a famous saying goes that “Women are the real architects of our society”, SRM amaravathi, AP takes this opportunity in the recognition, reverence and applause to all the women around us who make our lives easy, help and add meaning to our lives. Women’s Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and interest. There were performances by the students and competitions were organized by the staff members and students for all the ladies of the university. It was great pleasure for us to have Ms Sneha Krishna as our Guest of Honour-a designer of signature couture. The event started with lamp lightning and ended up with the prize distribution.
“Innovation is a change that unlocks new value”
SRM- AP and IIT ROORKEE along with FINLAND LABS, REVERT TECHNOLOGY Pvt.Ltd has organized and conducted Two days national level ‘Wi-Fi controlled robot’ workshop cum championship, from 15 to 16 February 2018 in SRM AP campus. This ROBOFEST was all about designing Wi-Fi controlled robots which could perform some elementary and featured functions by using computer software. The workshop was giving a great enthusiasm to all the groups of students, and it was a great boost to daily academics of the students.
Date: January 26, 2018
Marching contingents were on display as SRM Amaravati celebrated the 69th Republic Day with grand vibrancy and spirit in the commemoration of constitution of India’s inception. IPS officer Ms. R. Jayalakshmi (SP, Intelligence) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Registrar Dr Gunasekaran welcomed Ms Jayalakshmi after she unfurled the tricolour to the gun-salute. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor D Narayana Rao graced the event with his presence.
Date: January 10, 2018
Mr. Bhavesh Mistry from National Instruments addressed the students of SRM Amaravati about the challenges of the 21st century design, and various tools available for a better hands-on learning experience. The speaker addressed the audience about the differences seen in the various top engineering schools all over the world improved their learning experience with the help of National Instruments’ collaborating with them. He encouraged the students to use practical approach more than the theoretical learning.
Date: January 09, 2018
On the evening of 9th January, 2018 a seminar was held on the topic of Expansive Soils-Problems, practice and solutions in SRM Amaravati. The talk was delivered by a faculty member, Dr. Arif Ali Baig Moghal. His speech began with the introduction of Expansive Soil, its functions and applications. The lecture described the damages from expansive soils during and after making building, roads and other constructional works, briefly explaining loading duration effects and compressibility characteristics.
Date: January 7, 2018
Amaravati marathon 2018 hosted by the government of Andhra Pradesh took place at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in the city of Vijayawada, Krishna district. The marathon symbolises might and emergence of people’s capital, ‘Amravati’. Marathon had different sets of track distance namely Half marathon, 10K, 5K and 3K. More than 100 members including students, faculty and management of SRM University AP-Amaravati took part in this marathon. Upon arrival early in the morning everybody did basic warmup exercises and Zumba as per the instructions of the instructor.
Date: November 29, 2017
On the evening of 29th November, 2017 a very special lecture was arranged in the atrium of SRM -AP. The honorary guests for the afternoon was Prof. K.N. Satyanarayana, director of IIT-Tirupati. and Prof. Damodaran, Vice Chancellor of S V University, Tirupati. The dignitaries were cordially welcomed by all the faculty and students. Prof. Satyanarayana addressed the students after the welcome address by the Pro-Vice Chancellor of SRM University. The director cautioned the students about the difficulties and challenges that they may encounter during the engineering and the ways to overcome the challenges. He emphasized the importance of students and faculty diversity in a University and the responsibilities vested on the pioneer batch of SRM -AP. He also shared his past experiences and encouraged the students to set high standards and to follow their dreams. Prof. Damodaran also motivated the students by accentuating the vast opportunities that are available to them. The speakers were able to persuade the audience to do something better and to make a better future.
Date: November 22, 2017
On the afternoon of 22nd November, 2017 a lecture was arranged in the atrium of SRM-Amaravati. The speaker was Dr. S Harini Priya, Associate Research professor, SRM – KTR who discussed the feasibility establishing a Center of Excellence in Solar Allied Technologies (CoE – SAT) at SRM – AP. With the support of the faculties and students, the centre will develop a solar cooling system of 5 KW capacity in Phase – I . This project will act as an impetus for the development of cost effective cooling system with 25KW capacity (Phase – II) to cater the growing needs of the farmers in the Amaravati region. With the proposed floor area of 140 m2 the cold storage will be able to approximately store 400 tons of vegetables, fruits and dairy products. The lecture was followed by question-answer session at the end.
Date: November 22, 2017
Dr. Ranjit Thapa, Associate Professor from SRM Research Institute, SRM University in his lecture on 22nd November 2017 introduces the development and need of supercomputers. He explained how the supercomputers are different from a general-purpose computer in respect of computational capacity. He explained how the scientific problems in different length scale and time scale can be solved via simulation in the computer clusters. He introduces how we can do simulation for energy management system for Hydrogen train and also how we can predict the behaviour of electron and atoms inside the materials. Shortly, in current date simulations can provide a fast way to screen the suitable materials and predict the performance of devices in a cost-effective way. SRM University has set up a supercomputer center equipped with servers contain 1870 cores and 16 TB of RAM to execute and solve the scientific problems (http://mysrm.srmuniv.ac.in/hpcc/). He also explained that in the emerging field of knowledge (data) based discovery of materials; the descriptor based approach has proven to be quite powerful in the design of new materials as well as obtaining insights into the chemical mechanisms. Within first-principles density functional theory, his group proposes new electronic structure based descriptor defined as a simple function of (i) the pz occupancy (considering occupied sates) and (ii) the contribution to the density of states at the Fermi Level from pz orbital of an active site of doped graphene. Lastly, he concluded with the note that “there are lots of job opportunities in the area of supercomputers and scientific computing and it is open for every student”.