Think Positive, Act Positive and Be Positive has always been the mantra towards mindfulness. Have we ever wondered if there could be a limit to the amount of positivity one can afford? Remain optimistic, but pay attention when you are deluged with toxic positivity. It can turn counterproductive as all other human feelings are swept under the rug. Let all emotions gush through you to awake the real human within.

Ms Liza Hazarika, Student Counsellor, SRM University-AP is organising an exciting and informative session, Dark Side of Positive Vibes to throw light into the different shades of positivity. Learning to look at the brighter side of things is important; it is equally important to not ignore other inevitable impulses that shape up in your mind. Every emotion is meant to be experienced and prevailed over. It is a mixture of anger, fear, pain, envy, and disgust that makes you the real you.

Date: February 19, 2022

Time: 6.30 pm IST

Stay tuned for an illuminating session to enlighten yourselves on the ramifications associated with toxic positivity. Sometimes you can go beyond staying positive to fight your inner demons.

Mother tongue is our association with fond memories and a defining factor in our lives. It keeps us connected with our roots. This year, the Department of Student Affairs is inviting the esteemed Mr M Nageswara Rao, Chief-Editor of Eenadu to address the students on International Matribhasha Diwas.

Date: February 21, 2022

Time: 4.00 pm IST

Mr M Nageswara Rao is a celebrated journalist with over 24 years of dedicated work in Eenadu. Join this interesting and interactive session to get an insight into his contribution.

Linguistic and Cultural heritage plays an integral role in the way you define yourself and the world around you. You may learn hundreds of languages, experience myriads of cultures, yet the influence of your motherland and mother language will forever reflect in every aspect of your life. Being in a multicultural world, it is of vital importance to preserve all tangible and intangible elements of your heritage. Matribhasha Diwas or International Mother Language Day celebrated on February 21 is a well-thought-out initiative of UNESCO to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity across the globe.

The Department of Student Affairs is organising a webinar and quiz competition on ‘Linguistic Diversity and Diverse Culture’ with Dr Supriya Daniel, Assistant Professor, Department of English, SRM-AP. This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn more about the essentiality of their linguistic and cultural legacy.

Date: February 21, 2022

Time: 6.00 PM IST

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enlighten yourselves about the worth and glory of your heritage. Join the celebration.

Feeling out of sorts in a gathering is not unusual. Especially when all attention turns to you. Coping with social anxiety is a necessary step to being present in the moment and turning an adverse situation in your favour.

The Department of Student Affairs is bringing forth an informative and interactive session on Coping with Social Anxiety by Ms Sridevi Srinath to help the students understand their emotions and deal with social situations smartly and effectively.

Date: February 26, 2022

Time: 6.00 pm IST

Join the session to learn more about coping with social anxiety.

celebrating women's day 2022

SRM University-AP is all full of life to welcome yet another International Women’s Day on March 08, 2022. Women’s day is celebrated across the globe to honour womanhood and the incredible contributions they have made in the social, cultural, political, and economic domains. We are delighted to celebrate this women’s day with Smt KGV Saritha, Superintendent of Police, Women Protection Cell, CID-AP. The event is scheduled to be held on March 08, 2022, from 10.00 am onwards. Honourable Vice-Chancellor, Prof. VS Rao will preside over the function. Various cultural programmes are organised as part of the celebrations. Uttam Pratibha Mahila awards will be distributed, the women faculty members and leadership team will be felicitated. We take this opportunity to inculcate indomitable spirit and strong belief in oneself in the minds of every woman.

It is imperative to acknowledge the success story of every woman in a world where gender inequality and female discrimination continue to rule over. The theme chosen for women’s day 2022 is ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’. It holds significance against the backdrop of rapid climate change and environmental disasters the twenty-first century has been a witness to. This women’s observance is in recognition and celebration of the women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation and response, and to honour their leadership and contribution towards a sustainable future.

We believe in respecting women and recognising their achievements in every walk of life. Our faculty, students and staff take pride in being at a work environment where the voices of women are heard, their actions and achievements are appreciated and celebrated. This women’s day, we are glad to welcome Smt Saritha to enrich our celebrations with her valuable presence as she encourages our girls to break the barriers of gender inequality and walk ahead with unbeatable courage and passion. See the programme schedule below.

Cyberbullying and its mental impact

cyberbullying mental impact

Cyberbullying has become an everyday menace facing the present society. The effects of such virtual world threats can be unfathomable. As an increasing number of people continue to fall prey to such harassment, it is a compelling necessity to raise caution against cyberbullying and spread awareness of the mental trauma it culminates in.

The Department of Student Affairs is bringing forth a productive session, How cyberbullying can deteriorate your mental health? with Ms Liza Hazarika to alert students on the psychological impact associated with cyberbullying and how to effectively deal with it.

Date: March 19, 2022

Time: 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm IST

Tune in for the webinar and learn to tackle cyberbullying without harming your mental peace.

Redefining the beauty standards

Bodily autonomyImagine being taught from a very young age that you must cater to the expectations of each and everyone around you but not yours. Think about the times you tried to fit yourself in someone else’s set of standards. Falling into the rabbit hole of hating our own appearance has become easy ever since the media started setting unrealistic beauty standards. Rise of social media fitness gurus and influencers, who are obsessed with the unreasonable “flaws” in our bodies, accelerated the process. This led to a myriad of issues ranging from eating disorders to anxiety and depression.

Claiming the existence of an alternate explanation of beauty outside the stereotypes is thus the need of the hour. Cherishing yourself the way you are is not just an act of love but a socio-political statement. The ability to choose how to use your own body, irrespective of an outsider’s opinion, is an essential right of every individual.

The Department of Student Affairs is organising a session, ‘Reclaiming bodily autonomy’ with Ms Sridevi Srinath to help you unlearn the standard narratives of beauty. Let you be the one who decides what to do and what not to do with your body.

Date: April 23, 2022

Time: 11.00 am to 12.00 pm IST

Join the session and unlearn the stereotypes!

Know if you are an Otaku or a Weeb!

anime society quiz

Are you a follower of Anime Society? Did you watch or had a look at the latest Manga and Anime releases? Tell us which was the series that pulled you to the edge of your seat or the characters who have found a permanent house in your heart?

Here is an exciting opportunity for all Anime lovers! The Students’ Club is bringing forth OTA-Q, the Anime Quiz for all the anime fans to showcase their keen knowledge of all the trivia in the Anime/Manga league. The quiz also offers you a precious opportunity to take a closer glance at different shades of some of the characters you have been enamoured of!

Date: April 25, 2022

Time: 3.10 PM

Venue: ALC 4th Floor

For all the Otakus out there! We challenge you to join us for this interesting session. This is the chance for you to prove your mettle and see who is the bigger weeb!

Register yourself for the quiz. Come fall in love with Anime Society.

Catch the beat and dance it out

flash mobComing together to dance your heart out will always be a good idea. Forgetting your deadlines and occasionally catching the rhythm of your life is an acceptable crime. Being spontaneously and unapologetically happy is what we all deserve to be. After all, life is too short not to have fun.

The Department of Student Affairs is super excited to let you know about the fascinating flash mob happening near the fountain this evening. The Dance Club is all set to mesmerize SRMites with collective dances to popular songs. Make some way for your random happy pills.

Date: 26 April, 2022

Venue: Near Fountain

Time: 5.00 pm

Join the flash mob and dance it out.

Demystifying the essence of yoga

yoga session

“Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself”  – Bhagavad Gita

Have you ever tried to demystify the meaning of yoga? Yoga, sometimes undefinable, is a multifaceted term having several layers of meaning embedded into it. For some, it’s a form of exercise. For some others, yoga is a religion or a philosophy. And you may have also come across the perception deduced by many that yoga is just a way of life. So, what exactly is yoga? How do you give it an all-encompassing definition?

The term yoga literally means “union”. It is the coming together of body, mind, emotions, and energy to render you the complete experience of being you. It takes one on the transcendental journey to explore one’s true self. It also anchors as an ultimate solution to all the sufferings and woes that weigh you down.

The Department of Student Affairs is hosting a series of events marking the arrival of International Yoga Day, 2022. As part of the series, a yoga session has been organised to walk our students through the enchanting exercise of knowing thyself.

Date: April 28, 2022

Time: 3.35 pm

Venue: New Academic Block- S207

We invite all our students to take this infant stride into a bigger journey of discovering the inner self.