Vasika Venugopal and Gadupudi Gowtham, 3rd-year BSc Biology students have achieved the extraordinary by securing admissions to prominent global universities. The Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh invites them to “Newsmakers” on June 16, 2021, at 5.00 pm to have a conversation apropos of their journey to world-renowned universities.

Ms Vasika Venugopal has been admitted to more than eight prestigious higher education institutions both within and outside India. She has decided to accept the admission offer from the University of Bordeaux in France for the Bordeaux International Masters in Neuroscience Program. According to her, this master’s programme offers a unique multidisciplinary and integrated training approach that encompasses all the main areas of brain research, from normal brain processes to brain diseases.

Another inspiring student from the same department is Gowtham Gadupudi who has recently enrolled in The Life Science and Health-International Track master’s program at the University of Paris-Saclay in France. This research-driven multidisciplinary course nurtures research interests and can help in developing an individual’s research trajectory.

SRM University-AP offers globally recognized research-oriented education which equips students to fly higher. To know more about the experience of studying at SRM University-AP and the pathway it leads to global exposure, join our students on June 16, 2021, at 5.00 pm.

Human life is undergoing significant challenges since the outbreak of Covid-19. Despite the chaos of this difficult time, countless unsung heroes have come forward to pull the distressed out of their sufferings. Among them are Team Abhimanyu and Team Bheeshma, a group of IT graduates from SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai. Neelesh Kumar, Prasanth Koyyalagunta, Prudhvi Vishwanadhula, Ruchika Pattjoshi, Vishnu Padmaraju, Parthu M, Irfan, Manoj Bhuma, Dinesh DT, Sai Sandeep, Vudutha Akhil, Akhil Thallada, and M Nikhil Kumar Reddy are young minds aged 24 to 26 pursuing higher studies abroad or employed at reputed MNCs in India. The Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, appreciates their virtuous intentions and invites the teams on “Newsmakers” on June 12, 2021, at 11.00 am to share their incredible experiences on the path of serving humanity.

Team Abhimanyu-the Hope and Team Bheeshma-the Saviour were formed in May 2020 with a noble vision, “Attitude of Gratitude”, immediately after the Covid-19 outbreak in India. The main objective of the teams is to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in society. They distributed groceries to 335 families of private school teachers who had lost their jobs to Covid-19 in Tirupati, Vijayawada, Nellore, Visakhapatnam, Chandragiri, and Hyderabad. Not only did they provide groceries to government school students, but they also offered a large quantity of hand sanitizers, masks, vaporizers, and stationary items. The teams travelled across the districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana conducting food distribution drives and raising funds for medical treatments, especially for private school/college teachers. Local newspaper “Sakshi” and ETV Network have featured stories about the teams and they were awarded mementoes for community services. The teams plan projects for educating the underprivileged and looking after the elderly in near future. Team Abhimanyu and Team Beeshma are perfect examples of old heads on young shoulders who sail on philanthropic voyages in spite of the challenges.

All are invited to the event on June 12, 2021, at 11.00 am, and are encouraged to listen to the inspiring story of these empathetic young minds.

Health and Fitness are the most significant aspects of our lives. These are the two “known “terms going hand in hand. Regular consultations with trusted and experienced medical experts are necessary when health is a concerning factor amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. SRM University-AP steps forward to offer an avenue for its students, staff and faculty members to discuss their health-related issues. It is a free online medical consultation programme that will take place every Saturday. Distinguished medical officers of the institute Dr Lakshmi Rajyam and Dr Lakshmi Kiran Talluri, would address the session.

In this scenario where individuals are more prone to get infected by a fatal disease, people must clarify all health-related questions on symptoms, causes and treatment. The one-hour long consultation session would be a valuable platform for getting responses on health-related issues and bursting the myth regarding diseases. Due to COVID-19, when people are not inclined to visit the clinics and hospitals, they can obtain detailed information on their queries through online consultation with these medical experts.

Dr Lakshmi Rajyam is a distinguished personality serving the medical science fraternity for over 42 years and is currently associated with SRM University-AP as the Chief Medical Officer. She has vast experience working with reputed hospitals in the country and can enlighten the participants on testing, treatment, and medication. Since 2017, Dr Rajyam has been an integral part of the SRM Group and is looking after the health and welfare of the University associates in challenging times.

Dr Lakshmi Kiran Talluri is the young mind in the medical team of SRM University-AP. He has completed his MBBS from the NRI College of Medical, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, and has pledged to render the best services to the community.

With the growing stress in life, people are succumbed to fatal diseases and face an early death—the only way to prevent fatality is the diagnosis and proper medication. Here the medical experts can enrich the participants with the necessary knowledge. The faculty, staff and students of the University are requested to join the session on June 05, 2021 at 6 pm to satisfy their queries

Sustainable development that curbs pollution and thus prevents the extinction of species from the surface of the earth is the urgent need of the hour. The United Nations Assembly established World Environment Day in 1972 to fundamentally raise awareness among people about the importance of ecosystem preservation. Since then, World Environment Day is observed on June 5 annually with eco-sensitive themes to remind individuals and organisations about their duties and responsibilities towards the gift of nature.

This year’s theme: ‘Reimagine.Recreate.Restore.’ marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP is organizing a Quiz Programme for the students on June 5, 2021, at 7:00 pm to ensure commitment to the earth’s reviving mission, as a green and sustainable university.

“Nature is healing” is a misleading message that has been circulated in the digital world during these Covid-19 pandemic days when human activities are shut down around the world. It is not just a year or a decade since humans have started exploiting, looting, and destroying the wildlife, coral reefs, deserts, mountains and more. Let us be a generation that reimagines creative ways to restore our natural resources.

All are welcome!

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”, said Walt Disney, a pioneer of the American animation industry. Oftentimes we need a push forward to achieve our dreams and aspirations. A smart person is willing to listen, learn and respond efficiently to succeed in all aspects of their life. Mr Muddubhai Asif Hussain is such a young and vibrant personality who set foot in diverse professional arenas and achieved enviable success. Department of Student Affairs has scheduled an interactive motivational session with Mr Hussain on the topic “Passion and Profession-A Never Ending Journey” on June 5, 2021, at 5.00 pm for the students of our university. All students are invited to benefit from this worthwhile session. Let us Dream High, Stay Humble and Achieve Success.

About the Speaker: Mr Muddubhai Asif Hussain has been the District President of National Youth Council of India, District Advisor for World Human Rights Council, and a recipient of ‘InSc Young Achiever Award 2020’ from Institute of Scholars, Bangalore. A mechanical engineer by profession, Mr Hussain is building his prowess and passion as a Chartered Engineer, Social Activist, Philanthropist, Political Consultant, Strategic Planner, expert in Campaign Management, an Orator and a Motivational Speaker.

World No Tobacco Day is observed annually on May 31 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and global partners to raise awareness on the dangers associated with tobacco usage. Following the theme of this year-“Commit to Quit”, SRM University-AP has organised a seminar to spread awareness and urge university students, teachers, and other employees to take a digital pledge to be restrained from using tobacco. The welcome Adress will be given by Dr Lakshmi Rajyam, Medical Officer, SRM University-AP. Dr Lakshmi Kiran Talluri, Medical Officer, will explain the downsides of tobacco usage as the keynote speaker. He will further guide the viewers with the challenges and strategies associated with quitting tobacco.

The programme emphasises the health hazards associated with tobacco use and encourages individuals to adhere to government rules aimed at reducing smoking and other tobacco product use. According to WHO reports, around 8 million people die each year because of tobacco use. In 1987, the WHO declared May 31 as World No Tobacco Day to encourage people to abstain from tobacco use for at least 24 hours. The World Health Organization even prohibited advertisements promoting any tobacco product in 2008. Cigarette users, according to research, are more susceptible to Covid-19 infection due to the compromised lungs and respiratory organs caused by heavy cigarette usage.

SRM University-AP commits to encouraging its associates to raise awareness and spread information about the hazards and realities of tobacco usage on World No Tobacco Day under the slogan “Commit to quit.” Dr Lakshmi Kiran Talluri holds the prestigious position of resident medical officer at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh. He is an experienced medical expert and would provide significant insights to session attendees. Dr Talluri would speak from an expert perspective on the numerous aspects associated with smoking and tobacco intake to educate individuals about previously unknown facts. Therefore, everyone is urged to attend the knowledge-based session on May 31, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

Are you feeling caged without being able to go out and meet your friends? Are you spending most of your day sitting in a corner? Are you being irritated with small trifle things? COVID-19 pandemic has put us into a trying time by all means. The month-long lockdowns, constant anxiety for your loved ones, indoor life without much activities are taking a toll on our minds.

It is okay to feel low sometimes. It is okay to be depressed. We all are trying our best to cope with this unprecedented crisis. Understand that you are not alone in this. Most of all, you have someone to share your feelings and anxieties with.

The Department of Student Affairs initiated the weekly event with your counsellor to keep your mental health in check. This week Ms Aayushi Sharma, Student Counsellor, will enlighten you on “Dissolving Mood and anxiety” on May 15, 2021, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

Millions of people worldwide witness anxiety and low mood; out of the total population suffering, only 39-40% of them seek proper counselling. According to psychotherapists, the common symptoms are panic, fear, irrational worries, nervousness, and uneasiness. To know detailed information on the topic, join the session with your friends and family to help yourself and others when necessary.

The exalting sessions on “The Newsmakers” leave no stone unturned to inspire students with motivating stories of their peers and known personalities. The Department of Student Affairs presents Bismark Razak Haruna in this week’s session. Bismark, a B. Tech Final Year Student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is deemed to be bestowed on the highly prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarship. The globally acclaimed European Union-funded scholarship will help Bismark pursue the joint master’s degree programme in Decentralised Smart Energy Systems (DENSYS) in renowned universities of Europe.

Bismark sets an example by being the first Ghanaian to get into the DENSYS program. He expressed that as part of the mobility scheme of the programme, he would pursue the first year at the University of Lorraine, Nancy, France, and continue the final year at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship help students enrol into the world’s best universities for masters and doctoral programmes with substantial benefits. Needless to say, it is an exceptional achievement to secure the prestigious scholarship out of numerous candidates all over the world.

Join the session on May 8, 2021, at 5 pm with Bismark to know his journey so far.

Amidst the catastrophic situation of Covid-19, more than half of the population suffers from mental health-related issues. As per the reports of the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, about 60 per cent of the urban dwellers are victimised to depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness.

It is highly needed to combat the battle of mental disorder with firm steps. SRM University, AP, Andhra Pradesh has come forward to join hands in the mission by initiating a weekly discussion session, “Ask your Counsellor,” starting on May 12, 2021, at 6 pm, to stream live every Wednesday. The Department of Student Affair organises it, presenting Ms Aayushi Sharma, the Student Counsellor who would respond to all queries related to mental health and its illness.

Covid-19 Pandemic created a huge impact on the mental well-being of individuals. The aim of organising such discussions is to encourage individuals suffering from mental health-related issues to come out and consult with an expert/ counsellor. It is high time that we break the stigmas revolving around mental health and its related issues.

An expert in the psychological and behavioural sciences, Ms Aayushi Sharma, has joined SRMAP as the student’s counsellor in the Department of the Students Affair. She completed her master’s in arts (Psychology) from the Amity University, Noida, Delhi, India. Ms Sharma guides student and associates to cope with mental health-related concerns and directs them to take adequate care.

When the world is under an alarming situation due to covid-19, it is significant to keep positive approaches and conduct open discussions over “Health and mental well-being”. Join the event every Wednesday at 6 pm to enlighten the facts about mental health conditions and clarify the queries.

Health and Fitness are the most significant aspects of our lives. These are the two “known “terms going hand in hand. Regular consultations with trusted and experienced medical experts are necessary when health is a concerning factor amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. SRM University-AP steps forward to offer an avenue for its students, staff and faculty members to discuss their health-related issues. It is a free online medical consultation programme that will take place every Saturday, May 08, from 6 pm onwards. Distinguished medical officers of the institute Dr Lakshmi Rajyam and Dr Lakshmi Kiran Talluri, would address the session.

In this scenario where individuals are more prone to get infected by a fatal disease, people must clarify all health-related questions on symptoms, causes and treatment. The one-hour long consultation session would be a valuable platform for getting responses on health-related issues and bursting the myth regarding diseases. Due to COVID-19, when people are not inclined to visit the clinics and hospitals, they can obtain detailed information on their queries through online consultation with these medical experts.

Dr Lakshmi Rajyam is a distinguished personality serving the medical science fraternity for over 42 years and is currently associated with SRM University-AP as the Chief Medical Officer. She has vast experience working with reputed hospitals in the country and can enlighten the participants on testing, treatment, and medication. Since 2017, Dr Rajyam has been an integral part of the SRM Group and is looking after the health and welfare of the University associates in challenging times.

Dr Lakshmi Kiran Talluri is the young mind in the medical team of SRM University-AP. He has completed his MBBS from the NRI College of Medical, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, and has pledged to render the best services to the community.

With the growing stress in life, people are succumbed to fatal diseases and face an early death—the only way to prevent fatality is the diagnosis and proper medication. Here the medical experts can enrich the participants with the necessary knowledge. The faculty, staff and students of the University are requested to join the session every Saturday from May 08 at 6 pm to satisfy their queries