The 1st Alumni Day of SRM University-AP, organised by the Directorate of Alumni Relations, was held in grand splendour on January 12, 2024. Alumni from near and far gathered at the campus with many attending the event virtually from all corners of the world. Vice Chancellor Prof. Manoj K Arora launched the auspicious day by lighting the lamp in the presence of Registrar Dr R Premkumar, Advisor Prof. V S Rao, Head of Alumni Relations Dr Srabani Basu and the participating alumni. The Student Alumni Relations Committee (SARC) was also launched on this day, further aiming to strengthen alumni association and engagement.
“You are the founding batches that have sowed the seeds for our institute to grow and develop into a premier university. You, our alumni, are significant stakeholders of our institution and with your intellect and expertise, the varsity can grow exponentially”, stated Prof. Manoj K Arora while addressing the alumni. He also presented an extensive report on the stellar growth of the university since its inception on academic, research, and entrepreneurial frontiers, emphasising the rise of SRM University-AP, as a world-class university. Deans and associate deans of all schools also led a brief presentation on the school/s accomplishments, development and proposed plan of action for the next five years.
Pro-Chancellor, Dr P Sathyanarayanan, in his virtual address to the alumni gathered to celebrate the splendid day, commented, “A campus is the embodiment of the present students’ aspirations and the cherished memories of its alumni. The alumni are true reflections of what we aim to do as a new-age university”. Numerous alumni also exhibited their deepest appreciation and gratitude towards their alma mater that has shaped their future and moulded them into the leaders, entrepreneurs, engineers and executives they are today.
The Alumni Day successfully concluded with cultural programmes, games and activities catered for the alumni to relive their campus experience, cherish past memories and create new ones. The event is a testament to the university’s advancements in fostering a symbiotic relationship with its alumni that would help the institute reach the pinnacle of growth and excellence.
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort” said Franklin D Roosevelt. The Directorate of Alumni Relations proudly announce that our dear alumna, Ms Ramya Gumadavelly (Class of 2021 BTech CSE) has manifested the saying with her remarkable achievement of publishing two captivating books “An Arcane Amigo – A Sci-Fi Story” and “Echoes of My Heart”. Her third book “Who in the World Am I?”, awaiting release, undoubtedly promises to be another milestone in her literary journey!
Her works, including a short fan anthem for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and several poems dedicated to her favourite cricketer Virat Kohli, have been showcased on Star Sports India for the last IPL season!
Congratulations to Ms Ramya for her remarkable achievement! Being a Computer Engineer by profession did not stop our talented alumna from pursuing her passion for literature and poetry!
Click to check out her published works:-
An Arcane Amigo – https://amzn.eu/d/d0nSO3F
Echoes of My Heart – https://amzn.eu/d/ds9UXVe
The leaders of tomorrow are defined by the clarity of thought in translating their vision into action. Their words reflect the undying spirit to make it big in life and brace up the world for unforeseen challenges in the times to come. Currently pursuing Master’s in Management at ESMT Berlin, Mr Aaditya Jain, the alumnus of Class of 2021, Computer Science and Engineering, is one such promising leader who is on an endeavour to gear up his personal and professional limits with a solid vision and impeccable work ethic. The high-end Business magazine of Europe, ‘Brainz’ has recently featured his article titled ‘How to Be A Leader Even If You Don’t Have A Title (Yet)’.
Brainz magazine is a global digital periodical that brings influential entrepreneurs, coaches, and business experts to share their knowledge and stories with the world. It features articles across various themes- exploring business innovations, leadership mindsets, aspirational lifestyles, and many more. The magazine aims to disperse inspiring content to augment the quality of life in all aspects. In an interview with Snježana “Ana” Billian, Aaditya shared the top four tips on how to show leadership at work, even if you don’t have a leadership title. As far as he is concerned, one must lead oneself before venturing out to lead others.
Aaditya pronounces the importance of self-awareness as it gives the opportunity to capitalize on one’s strengths and weaknesses to create as much value as possible in every situation. “One of the most powerful things I was told by one of my professors back during my undergrad is: We have all the resources within us. This statement inspired me to embark on a journey of self-discovery” he remarked. Aaditya is also aware of the huge benefit of the internet. Sharing one’s views and experiences online does not require a title. He regularly shares his experience at work and the lessons he learned on leadership online. This makes it easier for him to reach out to like-minded people and create a shared value.
“The need to mould oneself as a proactive communicator and concoct a support network at professional space is essential to ensure one’s career advancement”, says Aaditya. He believes, that asking out for help is a quality that must be encouraged. He further went on to divulge how moving to Germany and settling in was not an easy job. But according to him, the greatest challenge was how to make the most out of it. Success in the words of Aaditya is, “Living my values while continuously growing and inspiring human leadership at work”.
Here is the link to his article: https://www.brainzmagazine.com/post/how-to-be-a-leader-even-if-you-don-t-have-a-title-yet
Dr Sujith Kalluri, Assistant Professor of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, has been elected as the Honorary Secretary of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Vijayawada Chapter for the period, 2022-24. Dr Kalluri is one of the young and spirited faces of SRM University-AP who has already borne out his charisma and capacity as an influential teacher and passionate researcher. He is also the Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, a forum that oversees and follows up on the activities of students graduating from the University.
SRM University-AP is proud and privileged to celebrate this achievement as Dr Kalluri is on a roll to make greater strides in his professional career. Being the youngest officer to assume the role of secretary at the office of IETE Vijayawada makes this even more special an accomplishment. “I am indeed privileged to assume the role of Honorary Secretary of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) Vijayawada Chapter. This is an incredible opportunity to collaborate with various academic and industrial experts in relevant domains” he exclaimed.
IETE is India’s leading recognised professional society devoted to the advancement of Science and Technology in electronics, telecommunications and IT. The institution provides leadership in scientific and technical areas of direct importance to the national development and economy. The government of India has recognised IETE as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO). Dr Kalluri intends to utilise this opportunity to conduct technical events, such as conferences, symposia, and exhibitions, that would benefit the student community to be industry ready and acquaint with different professional networking circles.
Dr Kalluri is an active member of the World Academic-Industry Research Collaboration Organization (WAIRCO), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN) among many others. “It is my passion to be associated with professional bodies. I take this as an exciting opportunity to build my leadership and organising skills that could facilitate my professional growth” remarked Dr Kalluri. “I would also like to convey my gratitude to the management and leadership teams at SRM University-AP who have always supported me in terms of availing such opportunities” he maintained.