The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is hosting the second edition of the ongoing online Workshop Series “Learn & Earn: Hands-On Science & Technology (HOST)” to learn and explore the latest techniques in the field of science and technology. The workshop series-II titled “Technical Writing with LaTeX” will be held on July 10, 2021, at 11.00 am. Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Dr Anuj Deshpande, Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE  at SRM University-AP, will engage the attendees of the workshop.

Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur will discuss how to prepare a technical report and improve writing abilities for research and publishing. Dr Anuj will lead the hands-on technical session on using LaTeX to create technical reports, theses, research papers, and presentations.

Methods to find reliable sources, practical ideas for organising and drafting the paper, transitioning between information, referencing sources and paraphrasing texts to avoid plagiarism, and format for writing abstracts are some of the other topics which will be covered in this session. The goal is to apply research writing abilities in a practical setting, as well as to solve problems and resolve the concerns of the participants.

Join the workshop on July 10, 2021, at 11.00 am to gain proven technical knowledge and hands-on experience on LaTex software. The registration for this workshop is free for all the interested candidates and you are encouraged to register on: https://srmap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kUUZ4M-JSPaNLEAgTw-JPg

About the Speakers:

Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur’s main areas of interest are Indian Writing in English, especially poetry; and English Language Teaching for science and technology. He obtained his doctorate in 2013 from the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, India, and holds an M Phil (English) from the same institute. Now Assistant Professor at SRM University AP- Andhra Pradesh (India), Dr Thakur has been actively involved in curriculum development, in guiding and training both UG and PG students in enhancing their overall personality to meet the expectations of future employers, i.e., making them corporate ready.

Dr Anuj Deshpande, who has taken Masters from SRTMU, Nanded and a PhD from IIT, Kharagpur is associated with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Dr Anuj had been one of the Latex experts at the Department of Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur while doing his PhD. His current project is fault analysis and therapeutic intervention in genetic regulatory networks and he has published papers in reputed journals. Dr Anuj has more than ten years of LaTeX experience in training undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Let’s crack the GATE

The Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering in collaboration with TEQUIP FACULTIES presents a workshop for GATE aspirants, titled “Let’s crack the GATE” on July 17, 2021, Saturday, at 2.00 pm. Experienced guest speakers namely, Kranti Ingle, Assistant Professor in UEC Ujjain; Atish Katkar, Assistant Professor in GEC Jhalawar; and Rashmi Rathi Upadhyay, Assistant Professor in BIT Mesra will be the trainers of the session. Dr Siva Sankar Y, Professor of Practice from the Department of ECE at SRM University-AP will coordinate the session.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is the gateway for admission into the Masters Program and Job in Public Sector Companies. It is a national level examination that tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

All prudent BTech students preparing for GATE are invited to attend this workshop on July 17, 2021, at 2.00 pm to know more about this Computer Based Test (CBT) that has a crucial role in the life of an engineering graduate.

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is hosting the third edition of the ongoing online Workshop Series “Learn & Earn: Hands-On Science & Technology (HOST)” to learn and explore the latest techniques in the field of science and technology. The workshop series-III, titled “IoT Hands-on with MATLAB & ThingSpeak”, will be held on August 10, 2021. Mr Ramana Anchuri from MathWorks will engage the participants of the workshop from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The main objective of organising the workshop on IoT is to impart practical lessons on the following topics: a) Leveraging low-cost hardware for IoT, b) Setting up ThingSpeak Channel c) Basic Hardware Integration such as Blinking an LED, Reading sensor data and acting on data, d) IoT Analytics using ThingSpeak like Apps and Data Explorers.

About the Speaker:
Ramana Anchuri is an Engineer from the Education Team at The MathWorks, working with academia in India. He completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Power Electronics from JNTU Hyderabad. Prior to joining The MathWorks, he worked in academia and in industry. He worked with KPIT Pune as a senior software engineer where he was responsible for control design for automotive engine systems, and with CYIENT Limited as a senior software engineer responsible for developing, verifying and validating aircraft engine control systems. He is passionate about teaching and learning, and his current interests include Power Electronics and Control Design, Model-Based Design and Code Generation.

Prerequisites for a highly effective workshop session:

  • All participants should have a MathWorks account, if they haven’t already – follow the instructions in the attached doc for account creation.
  • All participants must complete the MATLAB Onramp & Simulink Onramp prior to the session. Each of these free Onramps typically takes 2-3 hours and is self-paced. Participants get a completion certificate from MathWorks for each of these courses.
  • Since we have hands-on activity during the session, every participant needs to join with a working laptop with access to MATLAB installed version/MATLAB Online – They need not have hardware at their end.
  • For those participants who don’t have a license to access MATLAB, they can request a trial.

Steps to create a MathWorks account:

MathWorks Workshop

Register here:https://srmap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D7KAign1Qiy8DVw0mWYl-A

The fourth edition of the ongoing Workshop series “Learn & Earn: Hands-On Science & Technology (HOST)” organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is scheduled to be held on September 11, 2021, at 11.00 am. The workshop series-IV titled “Introduction to Geophysical Data Processing” will be engaged by Dr Karthikeyan Elumalai, Assistant Professor in the department.

Between measuring geophysical data and charting it, there is a stage called data processing. Some measurement inaccuracies can be addressed during this process. Various aspects of the data can also be extracted. In a geophysical map, for example, large or small patterns might be emphasised, and anomalies that extend in one direction can be enhanced or muted. The workshop aims to learn and explore the latest techniques in the field of Geophysical Data Processing.

About the Speaker:
Dr Karthikeyan Elumalai received his BE and ME degrees from Anna University, Chennai in 2007 and 2009 respectively. He completed his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) in 2018. He is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE, SRM University-AP. He has also received a research grant from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India. His research interests include seismic signal processing, seismic modelling and inversion, and machine learning.

Join this informative session on September 11, 2021, at 11.00 am to know more about Geophysical Data Processing and its thrust areas.

Register here: https://srmap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tfnal7QcRCGX3eErWLgihg

NITTTRThe Faculty and Academic Affairs unit is hosting a Faculty Development Program (FDP), an initiative of the SRM University-AP Teaching Learning Centre (TLC), which was inaugurated on October 25, 2021, at 2:45 pm by Prof. V S Rao, our esteemed Vice-Chancellor who graced the event as the Chief Guest and the revered Prof. Usha Natesan, Director, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) Chennai as the Guest of Honour in the occasion.

This FDP will be an opportunity to nurture the finest traits that our faculty members have to offer by inviting five faculty members from NITTTR Chennai. Dr G. Janardhanan (Course coordinator), Dr P. Malliga, Dr S. Renukadevi, Dr V. Shanmuganeethi, and Dr E. S. M. Suresh from NITTTR Chennai; Dr Balgauruprasad Narayanan (Course Coordinator), and Dr Anupama Ghattu from Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) SRM University-AP, and Dr Rajeev Sukumaran from the Centre for Applied Research (CARE), SRMIST will be the resource persons for this event.

NITTTR Chennai is a Ministry of Education, Government of India-funded institution. The SWAYAM-MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) courses offered by NITTTR have become very popular among the teachers’ community as easy-to-access resources.

The entire FDP will be conducted in four batches and over 170 faculty members of SRM University will participate in it to learn about the latest developments in pedagogical methods and their incorporation in the classroom setting. The events for the first batch will continue from October 25, 2021, till November 6, 2021, from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm every day coming up to a total of 10 sessions.

This Faculty Development Program jointly designed by NITTTR Chennai and SRM University-AP will give our educators the essential tools needed to make every classroom experience an unrivalled growing opportunity for the students. We urge our faculty members to make the most of this event from October 25, 2021, onwards.

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Workshop on Applied Rheology

Department of Civil Engineering has organised a workshop on Applied Rheology on March 11, 2022, at 10:30 AM (IST). Dr Kartik Pondicherry, Dr Sumit Singh and Dr Kapil Joshi, Application Specialists at Anton Paar, India, will be delivering the keynote addresses.

About this workshop:

Rheology deals with the deformation and flow behaviour of materials. Rheology, in terms of viscosity and viscoelastic behaviour, plays a significant role in many aspects of production, processing, transportation, and consumption of materials and products. The current workshop deals with the basics of rheology with a particular focus on the real-life application of rheology in asphalt, polymers and the food industry.

Speakers:

Dr Kartik Pondicherry pursued his Doctorate in Tribology from the University of Leoben in Leoben, Austria. He started his professional journey at Anton Paar in Graz, Austria. With over a decade of experience in the field of tribology, Dr Pondicherry moved back to India to manage the tribology portfolio in the country. He joined Anton Paar India as a Technical Manager for Rheology. Over the past few years, Dr Pondicherry has conducted numerous seminars and training for people from both academia and industry in different parts of the globe.

Dr Sumit Singh completed his PhD on “Thermal and Rheological study on Polymer modified Bitumen” from IIT Roorkee. After his doctoral studies, he joined the Characterization Division at Anton Paar, India as an Application Specialist. His interest in Rheology lies in its wide range of applications and modularity. Dr Singh is experienced in organising training sessions and webinars. He also conducts lab sessions on various applications of rheology such as polymers, asphalt, DMTA, gels etc. His scientific papers have been presented in numerous National & International forums. He has further received a few academic accolades in his research career.

Dr Kapil Joshi is presently working as an Application Specialist for Rheology & Particle Characterisation in Anton Paar, India. He pursued his doctoral studies in Materials Science in the area of semiconductors & ion beams from the University of Mumbai. After that, he carried out post-doctoral work at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR, Mumbai). His area of research was organic LEDs & solar cells. During his previous engagements, he worked on techniques such as electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy & nanoindentation. In Anton Paar India, he is responsible for analysing samples, delivering talks & conducting training sessions on various aspects of rheology & particle characterisation in the area of polymers, pharma formulations, powders etc.

Convener:

Dr GVP Bhagat Singh, Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh

Co-Conveners:

Dr KVNS Ravi Teja, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM University-AP
Dr Thainswemong Choudhury, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM University–AP

Register here to join the workshop.

“Physics is about questioning, studying, probing nature. You probe, and, if you’re lucky, you get strange clues” – Lene Hau

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Are you a Physics student dreaming of the exciting possibilities and opportunities the subject may present you with? Well, your passion for physics is sure to gift you with endless opportunities to explore the world. No matter the type of career you choose, the magic of Physics will remain an integral part of your life. You could be an astronaut, a teacher, an engineer or a researcher, Physics will never fail you to take you to greater heights and depths of your interest.

The Department of Physics brings to you an exciting workshop on “Opportunities in Physics” with Prof R P Singh from Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad on July 29, 2022 at 10.00 am. Students pursuing advanced undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Physics in various universities and colleges in the vicinity are invited to attend the workshop, visit on-campus research facilities, and interact with the speaker and the faculty. The keynote speaker, Prof R P Singh will give a seminar on “Free-space quantum communication”, and various presentations will also be organised as part of the workshop.

This is an excellent opportunity for the students to create a deeper perspective on the scopes and opportunities of pursuing Physics. They can also get in touch with experts in the field and experience the latest innovations during laboratory visits. Having a broader understanding of the infinite possibilities of the subject will certainly help students make an informed decision as to how to move ahead and grab the right opportunity.

How to fix progressive goals in life.Ever wanted to live resolutely? Felt the need to be aware of where and why are you going and what are your intentions?

Dreams that foster a sense of purpose can potentially change the trajectory of an individual’s life. Finding meaning in life is one of the fundamental human needs. But for most people, finding a purpose is not apparent. The modern world tends to distract people from their actual goals and let them be pretentious about something which is not.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate but powerful beyond measure. We are unaware of how to hold and direct our own light that it tends to frighten us more than our darkness. The secret to the meaning of life lies in recognising the true goals and aligning everything in life around that.

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is conducting a 45-minute workshop on How to fix progressive goals in life to give a glimpse of how powerful a simple act of discovering your purpose of life could be. This will be a demo session and is open to all. Post that, only 10 students will be taken for a coaching of 30 days impact programme, where mentors will be closely working with the ten individuals to create the change and become instrumental in the expected transformation. Students will be filtered for the 30 days impact programme through interviews and one-to-one interaction.

Date: July 27, 2022

Time: 7 pm to 8 pm IST

Join the session to pave your way to a sense of purpose.

Register now!

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SRM University-AP organised a workshop on “Interactive Learning” to acquaint faculty with the evolving dynamics of teaching and learning, and the state-of-the-art pedagogical approaches. The two-day workshop was held on July 21 & 27, 2022 under the auspices of Prof Ranjit Thapa, Associate Dean in charge (Sciences), School of Engineering and Sciences. Faculty members from different schools attended the sessions and exchanged views on alternative methodologies to unravel the different facets of learning.

Prof T Raghunathan, Associate Dean in charge (Engineering), School of Engineering and Sciences, addressed the gathering and expounded his ideas on teaching. “Teaching encompasses the features of arts and science necessitating a teacher to don the roles of an artist and scientist”, he stated. It is the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of learning that a teacher should shed light on, according to Prof Raghunathan, to awaken students to their passion and lead a life of purpose.

Prof B V Babu, Dean- School of Engineering and Sciences, interacted with the faculty and spoke on the responsibility of a teacher in a university. He specified the diverse opportunities the university provides to its student community, such as research, placements, and entrepreneurship, and how teachers can contribute to enhancing the performance of students in different arenas. Unlike the conventional understanding, today’s teachers are bound to perform multiple roles to fulfil their obligation.

The session was presided over by Dr Karthik Rajendran, Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator, Department of Environmental Science. He rendered an engaging talk on active learning, encouraging the teachers to take up an amicable approach in classrooms and skilfully guide students through the learning process. Flipped classes, project-based learning, and peer learning are some of the interesting techniques that teachers can put to practice.

Dr Satya Pramod Jammy, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, presented a session on different types of assessments that can be carried out to test the understanding of the students. He further elucidated the goals of assessment and how it should be aligned with meeting the practical requirements of the course rather than making students reproduce the content. He listed out the various assessment patterns followed at SRM-AP to ensure the learning caters to the all-round development of the student.

In the latter half of the workshop, Dr V M Manikandan, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, delivered a talk on the learning management system used at the university, its features and clarified doubts on how the application can be availed to make teaching and learning a full-fledged activity. Dr Balaguruprasad Narayanan, Associate Professor from the Department of Teaching and Learning Centre wrapped up the workshop with an extended session on outcome-based learning.

How to write and publish a research articleAn ideal research process relies on some essential characteristics. One among them is to communicate the research findings. Peer reviewed research journals serve a huge role in this. However, researchers lack an understanding of how to write a publishable research paper. Grasping the basic structure of a scientific paper would help the researcher to decide what should be included in each section. There will be pitfalls in each of these sections but can be avoided if approached strategically. Along with the other components, target journal selection and authorship is also an important aspect of this entire activity.

Successful production of an article for submission to a peer‐reviewed scientific journal requires substantial effort. To ensure this success, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is planning for a one-day online workshop on How to write and publish a research article.

Date: August 06, 2022

Time: 09.30 am to 1.00 pm

The workshop expects more than four hundred participants. It is open to both students and faculty from UG, PG and PhD programmes. Assistant Professors Dr V Manikandan and Dr Murali Krishna Enduri are coordinating the event. The workshop will give a general idea about topics such as, different options to publish research works, benefits of publishing research articles, steps to write a review paper or research article from scratch, hands-on training with LaTeX to write a research article etc.

Join the workshop to learn the basics of a perfect research article!