Archery Ms Mallarapu Tanoogna, a third-year Civil Engineering student at SRM University – AP, has excelled at National Indoor Archery Championship-2021, winning three gold medals and finishing 8th in the National Open Ranking representing Andhra Pradesh. The Department of Student Affairs hosts The Newsmaker session with Ms Tanoogna on January 22, 2022, from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Ms Tanoogna has been training to participate in indoor and outdoor archery championships for a year. She won gold medals in the Senior Recurve women individual, women team and mixed team categories and is ranked 8th in the national archery rankings.

All are encouraged to join the session and get inspired by the champion!

liza hazarika The Department of Student Affairs organises a session with Ms Liza Hazarika, Student Counsellor, SRM University-AP, on the difference between “Counselling VS Psychiatry” on January 21, 2022, at 04.00 pm.

People often use the terms “Psychiatrist” and “Counselling” interchangeably. It is a common confusion among people who are not related to the field of psychiatry or psychology. There are differences between the two professions when it comes to their education, training, and scope of practice. In today’s era, when people are more than often suffering from emotional or mental problems and hesitate to visit a professional, it is important to know the difference. We often forget that keeping our minds healthy is equally important as keeping our bodies healthy. Youngsters often go through many emotional and psychological problems without being able to share those with anyone. The session Counselling Vs Psychiatry will help you understand the role of a Counsellor in your well-being.

Ms Liza Hazarika was associated as a psychologist with Forward Seamen’s Union of India and with Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust as a volunteer and psychologist. Ms Hazarika is a certified Spiritual therapist from Amrit Asmi Institute. She believes in a holistic approach to treatment. She is the founder of Call For Healing, a space for spiritual practices. Ms Hazarika is also actively involved in several Non-Governmental Organisations working in areas of mental health. She has done her Master’s in Clinical psychology and Bachelor’s in Psychology from Handique Girl’s College, Guwahati.

Join her on January 21, 2022, at 04.00 pm to learn more on the difference between “Counselling VS Psychiatry”.

Self-acceptance and self-love are essential aspects of quality health and happiness. The Department of Student Affairs at SRM University-AP organises an interactive session with Student Counsellor Ms Sridevi Srinath to inculcate in students the importance of valuing and respecting oneself, embracing both the positive and negative facets. The session titled “Self-Love & Self-Acceptance” will be held on January 19, 2022, at 4.00 pm through online mode.

Setting our standards and metrics directly impacts our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We shut ourselves off from the energy that keeps us alive when we refuse to accept ourselves. Those who don’t love and accept themselves get disconnected from life, falling prey to significant health consequences. The happier you are, the more you appreciate yourself.

You’ll only be happy to the extent that you believe you’re deserving of it. Therefore, brace yourself for this enlightening session on January 12, 2022, at 4.00 pm.

Mr Lakshman Thatikonda, a 3rd year BBA student of the SRM University-AP, has started his own business venture (TalentCrew), which was incubated at the Hatchlab Research Centre (The technology and livelihood business incubator of SRM University-AP).

Date: January 15, 2022

Time: 5.00 pm IST

His turnover has crossed 1Cr + (INR) with an employee base of 12 differently-abled individuals. In fact, the vision of Lakshman is very different and so is his business model. Tune in for this exciting session with him to learn about his success story and his vision.

Shivering with the change of weather is welcome. Trembling with nerves is not. So, if the upcoming tests are making you anxious and jittery, then the second session of Test Anxiety and Learning Styles would be an excellent opportunity to take a deep breath before the sprint.

Ms Aayushi Sharma, Student Counsellor, will coordinate the session on November 27, 2021, at 6.00 pm. This session would be greatly useful to the students and help them understand how to use the benefits of tests to combat test anxiety. A test is more than marks and rankings. It is for finding gaps in our knowledge, for devising methods that work the best for us, and, most importantly, for learning management at the most basic interpersonal level so that we might transfer these skills to our professional lives one day.

Tune in on November 27, 2021, at 6.00 pm for an engaging, interactive and informative second session on Test Anxiety and Learning Styles with Ms Aayushi Sharma, to arm yourselves and head-on to the test tomorrow and the challenges ever after.

Ms Aayushi Sharma, the resident Student Counsellor, is bringing forth an exciting interactive session on Test Anxiety and Learning Styles on November 20, 2021, at 6.00 pm IST.

With exams facing this way, the cool season could get a little sweaty unless we learn to curb our stress and anxiety. So instead of dreading the ticking clock, it is time to command it. How well we perform in examinations will depend on how well we have understood our subjects.

An examination is not a comparison with our peers but an opportunity to self-assess. It can make us aware of our weaknesses so that we can work on them. It can also serve as a chance to assess our strengths so that we might build on them. Instead of looking at examinations with a pessimistic outlook if we look at them optimistically, we might even be able to use them as tools to help us as career guides.

So do not miss this riveting talk on November 20, 2021, at 6.00 pm IST to stay on track, focused and motivated.

Children’s dayChildren’s Day celebrations were held at Nirukonda and Nauluru government schools from Friday to Monday under the auspices of the Student Affairs department at SRM University-AP. The programme named SRM Sunshine, organised various games and competitions for students from classes one to ten and distributed prizes to winners. The essay writing, drawing, running, skipping and musical chair competitions focused on children and their enjoyment contributing to their cognitive development.

Students of SRM University-AP mingled with the children involving them in various games. The tiny tots of Preschool and Pre-primary celebrated the day with much joy and enthusiasm. The celebrations began on Friday, followed by a variety of fun-filled activities and games planned by the Sunshine team. Children were given chocolates and gifts like crayons, pencils etc. as a token of appreciation. The event was attended by Ms Revathi Balakrishnan, Assistant Director – Student Affairs; Dr Abdul Mohimin, Assistant Director – Physical Education and Mr Narendra Babu, Manager – Student Affairs.

Every year on November 14 India celebrates Children’s Day, the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. The day is also known as Bal Diwas. He adored children and once said that children are the country’s future and that they should be loved. Children also adored him and referred to him as ‘Chacha Nehru.’

Plastics: Pollution to Solution!

 Solution to plastic pollutionAs a part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” campaign, the Department of Students’ Affairs at SRM University-AP is organising an awareness programme to avoid the threat of single-use plastics. Ms Janki Govani, Environment Advisor at Corpseed ITES Pvt. Ltd will be the guest speaker of the event scheduled to be held on October 28, 2021, at 6.30 pm.

Between 4 and 12 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year due to rising plastic production, low recycling rates, and poor waste management—enough to cover every foot of coastline on the earth! In the next 20 years, that figure is expected to quadruple. Plastic pollution is one of the most serious threats to the health of the world’s oceans. However, there are a variety of plastic pollution solutions that you may get involved in. Join this engaging webinar to know more!

About the Speaker:

Ms Janki Govani is currently serving as Environment Advisor at Corpseed ITES Pvt. Ltd., Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Her major work involves advisory for plastic waste management, plastic waste recycling plant setup, extended producer responsibility (EPR), e-waste management, hazardous waste treatment and biomedical waste management. She has pursued MTech in Environmental Engineering earning a Gold medal from Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat. She has worked on various plastic waste projects that are published as 2 articles and 4 book chapters on various international platforms. She has also been awarded for her work on making bioplastics from Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre. Her major area of interest is plastic waste management and waste-to-energy from refused derived fuel.

Tune in to this informative awareness programme on plastic pollution on October 28, 2021, at 6.30 pm.

Chirag Vinod Kumar Menon and Mudireddy Raviteja Reddy from the Department of Mechanical Engineering are placed in Ather Energy with a CTC of 10 LPA. These two brilliant students will be featured in the latest episode of “The Newsmakers” on 01 October 2021, at 06.45 pm.

The Ather 450Xur and Ather 450 Plus are two electric scooters that the company manufactures. Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain established Ather Energy Pvt. Ltd., an Indian electric car startup, in 2013. It has also founded the Ather Grid electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the country. This session of Newsmakers will be a platform that provides a broader spectrum of the expectations and the pedagogy required to bridge the gap between academia and the industry in various aspects.

Join this engaging session with our students on 01 October 2021, at 06.45 pm and gain inspirational insights on preparing for the campus recruitment drive!

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.