Celebrating the individuality of women on International women’s Day, the Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh has invited Ms Anu Hasan for a special address on “The Mantras for success” at 3 PM. Anu Hasan is a prominent Actor, Entrepreneur, Presenter, Writer, and Motivational Speaker. She refrained from conventional commercial roles in her acting career but has etched her niche in the industry.

Anu grew up climbing mango trees, playing street cricket, and watching ‘The Sound of Music’ relentlessly. In her media career spanning six languages and two countries, she hosted celebrity talk show, cookery show, reality, and game shows, while acting in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English, and Arabic movies.

Anu heads the South India Cine Creations, and is the director in an IT company operating in the industry offering mobility solutions. Her first book Sunny Side Up has been recognized and appreciated across the globe. This versatile woman represents the epitome of individualism, and strength. She believes in the seven mantras for success, which are:

1. Being successful is being happy
2. Do not compare yourself with others
3. Start working towards your goal
4. Focus on the basics and go step by step
5. Have realistic targets
6. Make sure you evaluate the cost of success
7. Remember that success is transient!

In this intrinsic session, Anu will discuss the relevance of the aforementioned mantras in achieving success. Success provides confidence, security, a sense of well-being, and the ability to contribute substantially to the society.

Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh presents a session on “Examination Anxiety”, where Aayushi Sharma, the University’s Student Counsellor will enlighten the students on aspects of examination stress, and propose techniques to maneuver through this common psychological condition.

Examination anxiety is a widespread phenomenon that induces tension or angst among students while appearing for an examination. The discomfort spurts in several forms among individuals across spheres. Examination nerves, worry, or fear of failure are common for even the most talented student. Though varying intensity of stress is perhaps experienced among learners before and during exams, it impairs learning and adversely affects performance in examinations.

Anxiety disorders are prevalent and impact about 18 percent of adults. An estimated 25 percent of 13-18-year-olds experience anxiety. However, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), only one-third of people suffering from angst seek treatment. Untreated childhood anxiety can trigger poor performance in all walks of life. On March 6, 2021, at 5 PM, Aayushi Sharma will be addressing this crucial phenomenon to help students exhibit their true potential.

Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh has arranged Science Quiz on the eve of National Science Day to appreciate the extensive scientific contribution of the researchers and scholars. Science is an integral part of an individual’s life, especially in the modern era when we are surrounded by immensely complex scientific concepts. Also, Science plays a pivotal role in enabling young minds to think, learn, solve problems, and make informed decisions. As students thrive in an increasingly technologically and scientifically advanced world, they are intrigued by the fascinating world of Science and Technology. On February 27, 2021, at 5 PM, the students get the opportunity to flaunt their flair for science and technology by excelling in the Science Quiz.

The Newsmakers is back with another inspiring story from your peers. The Department of Student Affairs is featuring Khushboo Sharma this week on The Newsmakers on February 20, 2021, at 4 PM IST. Khushboo is a brilliant student who is pursuing her undergraduate studies in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She has recently bagged an envious internship offer at Adobe India with a stipend of Rs. 1 lakh/ month. Through their women-only hiring challenge “SheCodes”, Khushboo not only bagged an internship offer, but she may also have an opportunity of a Pre Placement Offer upon successful review after this internship with an attractive pay package. Khushboo is joining Adobe, a multinational software company, as a Product Intern in May 2021. Getting an internship at Adobe is not easy. Khushboo had to go through a rigorous hiring process before she was offered an internship at Adobe. SRM University-AP always strives to bring exposure to the students so that they can accommodate themselves with the changing needs of the industry and corporate world. Adobe India is an esteemed company where today’s engineers would love to get employment. This session with Khushboo will help the aspirants get an idea of preparing for such interviews and the challenges associated with it. Join this engaging session with Khushboo, where she will be sharing her experience throughout the hiring process and the guidance she received from the University.

Date: February 20, 2021

Time: 4 PM IST

SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh presents Aloha, a virtual welcome to the freshers on this erudite journey. Though the pandemic impeded the young students to attend the classes and enjoy the conducive campus of SRM University-AP, an array of performances, contests, and fun awaits them on February 13, 2021, at 10.30 AM. Students are encouraged to unleash their talent in the gamut of competitions hosted by the seniors to celebrate the beginning of the journey of their juniors at SRM University-AP.

The elaborate gala will commence with The SRM Matrix where teams will be participating in a Scavenger Hunt, and flaunt their wit by solving riddles to win the contest. Hurling forward, the freshers will be participating in Fun Trivia, a quiz competition for smart youngsters, where questions will be asked on General Knowledge, Sports, Movies, and other relevant themes.

The freshers will rejoice by partaking in the meme contests, a platform where they will showcase their creativity. Also, Mic Drop has been arranged, where the freshers will shine by sporting their flair in singing, mimicry, or stand-up comedy. Finally, MR/MS Fresher will be chosen for the year through a series of segments such as Introductory round, Star Walk, Talent round, and Rapid Fire. Further, fun games such as Grab ‘N’ Get, Never Have I Ever, and “Aaja Nachle”, Let’s Enjoy (coordinated by Dance Club) will be the other highlights of the day.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is nationwide revered as a legendary figure of the Indian National Movement. A study of his biography unfolds his unflagging zeal, as a leader and motivator. His social, economic, and political concepts were formulated with the sole objective of India’s emancipation from the British rule of exploitation and oppression. He also thought about the reconstruction of Free India.

According to Subhas Chandra Bose, education was essential for character building and overall development of human life. Education unveils the internal discipline of mind and thoughts, which in its turn produces external discipline of control of action or deeds.

He understood the need for female education and female emancipation- liberating from all shackles and artificial disabilities – social, economic and political. Netaji Subhas Chandra was completely against of any discrimination on the grounds of caste, race, sex, creed or wealth in Free India.

His addresses at the Indian National Congress bears Subhas Chandra’s ideas on a comprehensive reconstruction of Free India. Bose wanted the states to adopt an elaborate scheme for gradually socialising the entire agricultural and industrial system in the spheres of both production and distribution. He also advocated the abolition of landlordism and liquidation of agricultural indebtedness. According to Netaji, liberty broadly signified political, economic and social freedom. For him, economic freedom was the essence of social and political freedom.

However, if we look at today’s India and the happenings, can we claim for sure that we have imbibed the great leader’s vision in its true essence? We are free constitutionally, but are we really free at all? Is this the freedom our great freedom fighters like Bose envisioned for us?

Department of Student Affairs is organising a webinar on the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to honour and recall his beliefs on freedom and Nation. Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur will be talking on “Am I Free? Re-Contextualising Subhas Chandra Bose in the Present Era.” Dr Thakur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. Join the webinar on January 23 at 5 pm with Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur, who will be shedding some light on this much-debated topic.

On the eve of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh presents a Poetry Competition on January 12, 2021, at 2 PM. Being a spiritual leader and a reformer in India, Swami Vivekananda has perpetually inspired the youth, marking January 12, 2021, as the National Youth Day. During this contest, the participants will be remembering the remarkable contributions of Swami Vivekananda by reciting at least 20 lines of any poem written by the icon. In addition, the contestants are encouraged to encapsulate the poem in a few words for a clear depiction of the intriguing message presented by Swami Ji. The winner of the competition will receive goodies worth Rs 750 and the runner up will be awarded the second prize comprising of gifts worth Rs 500. All the students are urged to participate in the competition to get inspired by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, and win exciting prizes and e-certificates. 

The Newsmakers presents an exhilarating session with Harsha and Mahesh, our winners at iHack Alpha Hackathon. iHack Alpha is an AI-Hackathon, where developers from all backgrounds were invited to solve real-world problems with innovative AI solutions, powered by sentient.io AI and Data platform. It was conducted over three weeks starting from December 2, 2020, and finished on December 27, 2020. The whole Hackathon was broadcasted online. Harsha and Mahesh, B.Tech students at Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, won the grand cash prize of $2300 after defeating 1083 teams worldwide. Join the ceremonious occasion on January 9, 2021, at 5 pm to listen to the Winners’ experience. Know your peers better. Join them at 5 pm today.

Post-teenage life is very crucial for one’s future. Whereas you enjoy living amidst the fun and laughter of college life, on the other hand, some significant decisions are also to be made at this time. These decisions will shape your life, so you have to think sensibly. A person is full of limitless possibilities, and this is the proper time to judge yourself, know your strength and weave your future accordingly.

The Department of Student Affairs brings you this opportunity to know yourself better. “Choosing my career Path” is not only an event but a road map for the students to decide upon their career. During graduation, a student has a choice of applying for a job or opt for higher studies or take up entrepreneurship as one’s career. To understand the path best suited, that will bring satisfaction to the student, this program is designed to provide the students with the necessary food for thought. This is the guidance that every student needs before deciding upon the future. Therefore the first session of “Choosing my career Path” will be presented by Dr Sunil Chinnadurai, who will give insight on Higher Studies, the examinations involved and how to prepare for that. This session will help you in the process of creating the best-suited road map for you. Looking forward to seeing you today, December 16, 2020, at 5.30 pm.

The Newsmaker is back with another exciting chapter. This time on The Newsmaker, Dr Imran Pancha will be joining the students to share his perspective on research and academia. Dr Imran Pancha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Recently, he has been recognised among the top 2% scientists across the world in the field of Biotechnology by the Stanford University Researchers. His research interest is primarily based on Microalgal and renewable energy. Join the enlightening session on November 28, 2020 at 5 pm to know more about the domain of Biotechnology and its future prospects.