Address by Vice-President, TCS

Date: November 21, 2017

On the morning of November 21, 2017, a lecture was arranged in the atrium of SRM-AP with Ms. Hema Gopal, Vice-President of Tata Consultancy Services Limited. In her opening remarks she emphasized the importance and growing influence of IT sector in our daily lives. She educated the student community on various ways of making a bright career in IT industry, keeping in view its widespread product applications, in both personal and professional fronts. During her lecture, she presented some of the interesting facts and figures related to IT sector. She explained, how students can get through in IT sectors and contribute to various fields including automobile, software, tele-communication, transportation, medical, defense, aerospace, design, education, banking and insurance etc. She later informed students that irrespective of their specialization in undergraduate education they can very well join IT industries after completion of course and obtain expertise in interested IT field over a period of time, leading to an excellent career. She also emphasized on the social development as well the national development that we can gain from IT sectors. Overall, students found her speech as quite informative, interesting and knowledgeable. The lecture was followed by question-answer session at the end.

Date: November 15, 2017

On the afternoon of 15th November, 2017 a very special talk on ‘industry Connect’ was held in the atrium of SRM-Amaravati. The honorary guest for the afternoon was Parameshwar Babu, Managing Director, Param Projects Private Limited, Chennai. The main focus of his speech was to be connected with industries and learn their working.

He started his speech with a brief description of his own industry ‘Param Industries Private Limited’ and the beginning of his company by struggling and developing his own career. They introduced commercially viable Java products prior to 1999. He introduced all with the cycle of employee and employer. He also described the facts or problems that take place when someone starts doing their own business or entrepreneurship such as: what stages people cross when they start their new ventures. He informed the audiences that they are working to promote the growth of work based education and how they are using the nano-technology to improve their work. He notified that they are heading for the possible outcomes of this tech-entrepreneur ecosystem from the fresher of all over the India and also he motivated everyone to be a part of the entrepreneur world. Industries look forward to have good and skilled freshers to work together, so he said everyone and motivated to be a good starter of their own business.

Joining an industry takes a lot of hard work and skills. This is what the world is heading towards.

A Musical Evening on Campus

Date: November 14th, 2017

On 14th November 2017, a musical evening was arranged by The Student Council of SRM, Amaravati supported by the Department of Student Affairs. The event was graced by the presence of Smt. Sugunamma M. – MLA of Tirupati. Shrimati Sugunamma addressed the students and gave them the greetings of Children’s Day.

Hon’ble Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. Narayana Rao, announced the creation of the Student Executive Body of SRM, The Student Council, and The SRM Houses – namely, Agni, Aero, Aqua and Terra – to the students of SRM. Mr. Rana Vikram Singh – Assistant Director Student Affairs announced the names of the Office Holders of The Student Council and the Team Members of the SRM Houses.

The announcements were celebrated with joy and vigor of music and dance. Students of various Departments presented dance performances along with singing items. Right from Bharatanatyam to Beat Boxing, the students enjoyed performances with admiration.

Date: 11th November,2017.

On this beautiful Saturday morning, the course designers of MITx, Mr. Brandon Muramatsu Associate Director, Ms. Glenda S. Stump and Ms. Kirky Delong, Senior Project Managers at Strategic Education Initiatives MIT, visited the campus of SRM University AP-Amaravati and interacted with the students regarding the impact of the on-going curriculum, designed based on MITx courses.

Mr. Brandon Muramatsu, the Associate Director of MIT started his informative speech by notifying the audience about the vision and aim of the MITx courses. He provided an insight about how the courses are designed and the history of the MIT Open Course Ware. He presented the vastness of these courses engulfing subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

Next, the students put forth their experiences about the MITx courses. As answer to one of the question, he assured the students that these courses will help build their careers. Kirkey Delouy, the Project manager of MIT and Glenda S. Stump, the Education Officer of MIT also shared their experiences and gave valuable suggestions.

Later during the day, a workshop to the faculty members was delivered by the MITx team. During interactions, the team expressed their strong confidence in the active learning mechanisms adopted at MIT. Since some of the faculty members of SRM AP-Amravati have already undergone training at MIT and subsequently implemented some of the exciting active learning exercises here, they expressed that this approach provides a faster and much enhanced understanding of core technical concepts among students and paves the way for stronger and in-depth learning outcomes.

October 21, 2017

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences organized a guest lecture at the university atrium.  The students had the privilege of having an interactive session with Mr. S. Ravishankar, Head Factories, Lotte India Ltd. on the topic “Expectations of the Industry from Fresh Graduates”.

Mr.Ravishankar shared insights on most sought-after traits by industry, their expectations from fresh graduates and key inputs on preparing themselves to be job-ready. He further stressed upon the importance of inculcating lateral thinking, decision making, team-work and leadership qualities.

October 7, 2017

Students created their own Augmented reality powered apps in the span of 2 hours using the Unity game engine with Vuforia SDK. Attendees learnt the basics of Unity, the functioning of Vuforia’s Computer Vision technology and building/compiling Android/iOS apps.

September 22, 2017

Mr. Sanjay Renewade and Mr. Santosh Srinivas, representatives of Titan Company Ltd., Hosur engaged the students of SRM Amravati in a productive conversation regarding technological advancements in manufacturing. They spoke to students about the use of emerging technologies such as HCI (human machine interactions), IoT and Artificial Intelligence in businesses these days.

September 21, 2017

The talk gave a deep dive into everything from the origins of AI to the cutting edge research being performed today, covering Deep Neural networks, Biases present in training data, Ethics of self-driving cars, Music generation and the future possibilities & bottlenecks in the field. There was an interactive Q&A session at the end with a lot of discussion on the common misconceptions of artificial intelligence.

Talk on Social Entrepreneurism

September 20, 2017

Mr. K. I. Varaprasada Reddy, Non-Executive Chairman of Shanta Biotechnics Pvt. Ltd. enlightened the students of SRM University, Andhra Pradesh with the exciting journey of a start-up, the fruits of the sacrifices and the power of a true entrepreneur in changing lives.

The students got a deep-dive into the vision and mission of Shanta Biotech to produce cost-effective drugs for the common man, the importance as well possibilities of maintaining international quality standards when developing such a powerful product

Aloha – 2017

Aloha – 2017 ( a Hawaiian word used when greeting or parting from someone. ), Freshers Party of SRM AP’s Historic First Batch was held on 8-Sep’17, Whole event was completely driven by students which included Song, Dance and Skit performances by students, International Immersion of the campus was evident by the performances of students from Nepal and Afghanistan which was one of the highlights of the evening.