The Department of Students’ Affairs is hosting a free skill development workshop on June 26 and 27, 2021, at 10.00 am, titled “Contended Writing” for aspiring writers. Ms Swathi Priya Devaraj, the guest speaker, is a passionate strategic content writer by choice and a Counselling Psychologist and researcher by profession. This virtual workshop is intended for people who want to be writers and create blog posts, articles, stories, etc.

The workshop will cover basic and technical strategies for developing excellent writing skills. Content writing has become a successful profession in recent years, and students from all backgrounds can begin their careers as freelance or full-time writers with expert guidance.

Students attending the workshop upon registration are eligible to get certificates. The deadline to register is June 25, 2021, at 10.00 am. You are invited to join this fruitful workshop on June 26 and 27, 2021 at 10.00 am for useful writing tips that will help you become a successful writer.

Register here:: https://forms.gle/gKaA8S1XJfkxv3hZ6

SRM University-AP is extremely proud to announce the accomplishments of the Saptarshi and Rajarshi Mazumder brothers, two magnificent Computer Science Engineering graduates from the Maiden Batch-2017. The duo bagged jobs at Japan’s PVP Inc., a strategic partner of Google Japan, with a whopping 50 LPA salary packages each, making the achievement the highest salary package amongst the 96 per cent of students who secured placements in the campus recruitment drive. The Department of Students’ Affairs has invited Saptarshi and Rajarshi to the upcoming segment of “The Newsmakers” on July 03, 2021, at 5:30 pm., where they will share their journey from SRM University-AP to a top-tier global organisation.

Japan’s PVP Inc. is a strategic partner of Google, which is one of the world’s largest search engine providers. It offers products and services that enable the creation of new businesses. It is the first time that students from a private university in India have received a 50-lakh rupee salary package. Both Saptarshi and Rajarshi, the twin brothers, have set an example by bagging equal salary packages from the same organisation.

To honour the twins Saptarshi and Rajarshi, SRM University-AP has awarded them with a cash prize of 2 lakh rupees. They are among the few to secure exciting positions at one of the top-notch multinational technology companies. To know more about their successful journey to Google, Japan, attend the inspirational virtual session on July 03, 2021, at 5:30 pm.

Many young people find it strenuous to deal with unexpected events in their lives. It is vital to be kind to your mental health. Coping skills help an individual to face and overcome stressful circumstances. To educate students on Coping Skills, the Department of Students’ Affairs is initiating a virtual talk on July 03, 2021, at 3.00 pm with Ms Aayushi Sharma, the Student Counsellor of our university.

Young people, when they face difficulties in their careers, can become easily stressed. In simple terms, coping skills are the ability one needs to handle any situation in life with intelligence and resilience. The coping mechanisms and the capacity to deal with problems vary among individuals. Everyone experiences ups and downs in life, no matter what they are. Some face situations with courage, and others succumb to dangerous steps. Thus, coping skills are essential to deal with this tough, competitive world.

SRM University-AP takes care of the complete development of students which includes their emotional well-being. Therefore, all students are invited to attend the interactive session on July 03, 2021, at 3.00 pm to learn healthy practices for life.

The Department of Students’ Affairs at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh is all set to feature the brilliant Ms Sreelekha Bhuvaneswari in the upcoming segment of “The Newsmakers” scheduled on July 10, 2021, at 5.30 pm. Ms Sreelekha is a BSc physics final year student who brought laurel to the university by filing a patent for her work titled “A fibre material with moisture retention capacity with thermal tolerance and a method for manufacture” under the guidance of Dr Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, SRM University-AP.

The project, with the patent application number 202141023375, develops a methodology to design a fabric cloth that would replace the use of air conditioners. This cloth design is inspired by Saharan silver ants which regulate their body temperatures in the scorching desert heat and also from the cooling properties of clay. This research would significantly scale down the usage of AC and other cooling devices in warm places, thus reducing the use of electricity and emission of greenhouse gases to the environment. As this cloth would be environment friendly with long durability and cost-efficiency, Sreelekha hopes that this research would bridge the socioeconomic divide of haves and have-nots between communities.

“The Newsmakers” session on July 10, 2021, at 5.30 pm will feature Ms Sreelekha narrate her inspiring journey which started with the incredible experience at SRM University-AP that eventually enabled her to be an inventor at a young age.

To join the session:

https://srmap.zoom.us/j/91527307888?pwd=ZkhSVTZuOUJSSHg4b0E1bG5iSGlOQT09

To celebrate the 75 years of India’s independence, “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, the Fit India Mission has conceptualised Fit India Freedom Run 2.0. To commemorate the occasion, SRM University-AP will symbolically join the nationwide virtual marathon on August 13, 2021, at 4.00 pm.

FIT INDIA Movement was launched on 29th August 2019 by the Honorable Prime Minister with a view to make fitness an integral part of our daily lives. The mission of the Movement is to bring about behavioural changes and move towards a more physically active lifestyle. Towards achieving this mission, Fit India proposes to undertake various initiatives and conduct events to achieve the following objectives:

  • To promote fitness as easy, fun and free,
  • To spread awareness on fitness and various physical activities that promote fitness through focused campaigns,
  • To encourage indigenous sports,
  • To make fitness reach every school, college/university, panchayat/village, etc.
  • To create a platform for citizens of India to share information, drive awareness and encourage sharing of personal fitness stories.

Fit India Run was conceived last year when the entire nation started following physical distancing in a ‘new normal’ lifestyle. To keep the imperative need for fitness active even while following the social distancing norms, Fit India Freedom Run was launched on the concept of the virtual run. The first edition of the campaign was held from 15th August to 2nd October 2020.

As various celebrations take place across the country, the Department of Students’ Affairs is conducting a quick and entertaining Quiz competition for the students of SRM University-AP on August 14, 2021, at 7.00 pm to see how well they know India!

The tricolour will be unfurled from the Red Fort in Old Delhi by the Prime Minister of India, as it is every year. On this day we pay tribute to all of India’s great leaders who have heroically fought for the country’s freedom. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no large festivities or social events this year. The government, educational institutions and various organisations across India will broadcast their festivities and celebrations.

The Quiz programme aims to foster in students the spirit of the country as we enter into the Diamond Jubilee of India’s Independence. All students are welcome to participate in the “Quiz on India” event on August 14, 2021, at 7.00 pm via the Zoom platform.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, India will celebrate its 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2021. The theme of this year’s Independence Day celebrations is “Nation First, Always First.” SRM University-AP will participate in the virtual celebrations across India through Zoom at 9.00 am.

After the Flag hoisting and National Anthem which will elicit patriotic fervour, the message for Independence Day will be delivered by the Vice-Chancellor Prof Vajja Sambasiva Rao. The event will move on to performances by the university’s student-led cultural groups.

India’s freedom warriors fought a long and arduous battle for the country’s independence from the British Empire. And their contributions have motivated us for years. To commemorate the glorious lives of freedom fighters and to celebrate “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav”, let us join together virtually on August 15, 2021, at 9:00 am.

World Photography Day is an annual global celebration of photography’s art, craft, science, and history. The Photography Society at SRM University-AP is organising a session titled The Scientific Art of Photography on August 19, 2021, at 7.00 pm to raise awareness, share ideas, and encourage people who work in the field of photography. Dr Manjunatha Thondamal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences will be the chief guest of the event.

The Photography Society, a student-led initiative of SRM University-AP is one of the active and vibrant clubs wherein students are trained to see and create meaning in what they are able to perceive. Students critically appraise and appreciate the process and product of photography in social-cultural contexts. The scientific art of capturing fleeting moments will be elaborated on by Dr Manjunatha during the session.

All students are invited to join the event on August 19, 2021, at 7.00 pm and broaden the notion of what and how things can be seen.

SRM University-AP’s Freshmen Orientation Programme-2021 starts with the first motivational speech of this season with Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana as the keynote speaker. Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana, Director of IIT Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, will grace the event with a captivating interactive session with the freshmen-2021. The session has been scheduled for August 26, 2021, at 10.30 am.

Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana is currently the Chairman of the Implementation Committee for IIT Madras Research Park – Phase II. In the past, he has been in the committees for setting up new campuses, including – IIM Trichy, IIT Indore and IIT Jodhpur. Formerly, Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana has been a Professor in the Building Technology & Construction Management Division of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. Having received his B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras, MS, and PhD degrees with specialization in Construction Engineering and Management from Clemson University, USA, he joined Madras in 1991 as the faculty.

In addition, Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana is the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Group, Project Management Institute (PMI) India; Vice-Chairman, Board of Advisors of The Glass Academy; Expert Member on the Board of Management of Building Materials & Promotion Council (BMTPC), and serves as Independent Director on five company boards. Further, he is the recipient of many academic awards, including the PMI (India) Distinguished Scholar Award (2011).

Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana’s teaching, research and consulting interests in the areas of project management, construction contracts, construction productivity, construction equipment, C&D waste management, and public-private partnerships will be reflected in his inspirational session with the students of SRM University-AP.

Dr Jayaprakash NarayanIn continuation with the Freshmen Orientation Programme 2021, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, has requested Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan, celebrated physician, political reformer, and columnist, to address the Freshmen 2021 on August 28, 2021, at 10.45 am.

Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan is a former physician, political reformer, and columnist, celebrated for his role in electoral reforms and the Right to Information (RTI) act. He is the founder and the President of Lok Satta Party and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh. He is also the founder and General Secretary of Foundation for Democratic Reforms (NGO), an independent public-policy think-tank and research-resource centre.

Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan’s substantial experience sprawled across spheres of agriculture, technology, and youth rehabilitation, will enthuse the students of SRM University AP to foster revolutionary visions contributing to the development of the society.

Students are urged to attend the stirring session by Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan – the inspiring and illustrious personality on August 28, 2021, at 10.45 am.