The maiden graduates of SRM University-AP have secured 100 per cent placements in the campus recruitment drive where 500+ reputed companies from India and abroad visited our university. More than 70 per cent of the students successfully bagged the dream and super dream offers. Ganji Harikrishna, a CSE graduate, received a dream offer with a salary package of 17 lakhs per annum from ZUORA, a leading software MNC. He joined as a full-time Senior Development Engineer (SDE) and would work in their Chennai office.

Student Testimonial

SRM AP is a great place to learn new things and what makes me excited about it is the excellent group of faculty and state-of-art infrastructure. Faculty at SRMAP are from reputed academies spread in and outside the country, and they are highly interactive with students. The training and placement cell organises personality development programmes, group discussions, mock interviews with industry experts, and personality development training sessions for the candidates. The all-round development training made me confident to face the challenges associated with interviews. Besides the aptitude and soft skills training, SRM AP provides CCC training for those who are very good at Computer Science Fundamentals and Coding. The curriculum followed by CCC was great and they were interactive with the students in clarifying their doubts in coding and as well as further rounds of interviews.

There was great motivation from the Corporate Relations and Career Services Department and faculty members. They trained me with the tips to clear the interview. I appreciate the efforts made by the CRCS department in bringing such top MNC’s like AMAZON, PAYPAL, AB InBev etc. Faculty members worked very hard for the success of each student, especially our HOD, Dr Raghunathan has been of firm support to all things associated with the CSE Department.

SRM University-AP has established several milestones in research and academic achievements since its inception. 100% of graduating students from the Maiden Batch are successfully placed in top-level firms through the campus placement drive. Two international students, Raja Swarnakar and Ramesh Kumar Yadav are placed at “Quick ride”, the widely used carpooling and taxi pooling app in India. Ramesh joined as a Business Development Manager, and Raja is hired as an engineer immediately after completing their internship at Quickride, securing a salary of ₹5 LPA.

The multidisciplinary, research-oriented university provides students with transformational learning experiences. The Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services (CR & CS) is committed to delivering the greatest training and placement opportunities possible. Additionally, the training and placement cell conducts regular series of rigorous training sessions designed to hone the technical and soft skills of students. Numerous mock interviews were conducted to aid participants in increasing their confidence and aptitude skills. Experienced faculty members with global exposure support students to gain knowledge about the latest trends in the industry.

SRM University-AP goes an extra mile for its students by arranging workshops with industry professionals on how to tackle campus placement interviews and make appealing impressions on recruiters from their desired companies. The success stories of these students, in securing attractive careers with top-tier enterprises, speak volumes about the training they receive here.

The prodigious twins of SRM University-AP proved their mettle again, cracking job offers with the highest salary of the season. Rajarshi and Saptarshi Mazumder from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering have been offered the positions of Technical Engineers-IT at PVP Inc Japan, a strategic partner of Google, Japan, with a pay package of 50 LPA. SRM University-AP becomes the first private university in India to achieve twin foreign placement in the maiden batch

Coming from a small town in West Bengal, the twins joined SRM University-AP with dreams in their eyes. They struggled with their schooling due to the transferable nature of their father’s job, but it also prepared them with the mindset to overcome any obstacle that comes in their way to excellence. Rajarshi and Saptarshi found their educational abode in SRM University-AP, where their dreams and ideas were encouraged and nurtured.

“Every moment at SRM-AP was so defining. Academics and research, 24×7 student-run Next Tech Lab, Semester Abroad and Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley, USA and winning Hackathon in Bay area competing with MIT, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon gave us the wide exposure of the real world, which would not have been possible without the continuous support of our faculty and university management. Now, it is time that we start our life in Japan, and we are very much looking forward to the new chapter,” said Rajarshi.

SRM University-AP is proud of its first graduating batch with a 100% Placement record, with most students getting multiple offers from reputed companies. 71% of students got Marquee, Super Dream, and Dream offers of ₹20+, ₹ 10+ and ₹ 5+ lakhs, respectively; and 600+ companies visited the university for recruitment. Top recruiters include Amazon, PayPal, Barclay, American Express, Bank America, Walmart, AB InBev, TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, L&T, AIS, JSW and Adani. The students of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering have bagged an attractive average salary of 8 LPA.

“SRM University-AP is founded with the vision to offer quality engineers, entrepreneurs and professionals to the country. In the Maiden Placement Drive itself, our graduates have shown predominance making the university a favourable destination for top industrial recruiters,” said Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University-AP.

Prof Ragunathan, Associate Dean in the School of Engineering and Sciences and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering shared that our university has acquired the brand name as a prominent tech hub to the recruiters searching for the choicest engineers. “We are certain that in the coming years, the number of recruiters visiting will further increase, creating a record in the country”, he added.

Mr Vivekanandan, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations and Career Services, said that the department always looks for the best opportunities for the students. The aptitude of CSE students manifested in their internships, projects, curricular and extra-curricular endeavours naturally drew the attention of best recruiters to SRM University-AP.

SRM University-AP gives prime importance to raise career-ready graduates. To introduce emerging technologies and burgeoning fields of innovation, the Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services (CR&CS) has been organising a series of industry readiness webinars from time to time. The eighteenth session of this webinar series, titled “The Future of Technologies” will be held on June 19, 2021, Saturday, at 5:30 pm. Experienced HR recruiter Mr Joshua David, who is currently associated with Mphasis, Chennai, will educate and groom the job aspiring students on this topic.

Mr Joshua David had earlier been associated with top multi-national organizations like HCL Technologies, Kingfisher Airlines, Wipro Technologies, Satyam Computers (now Tech Mahindra), Cognizant Technology Solutions, and Hexaware Technologies. As industry employers seek skilled and competent workers, this interactive session with the field expert will assuredly benefit the students during the campus placement drive.

All students are welcome to participate in this enlightening session on June 19, 2021, at 5:30 pm.

Dreams do come true when you grab the opportunities that come by. Srikanth Somarouthu, a BTech final year student from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, gets placed as a software engineer with Infoedge. This extreme moment of happiness with a prestigious company offering an incredible CTC is the result of the persistent mentoring he received during his studies at university.

Srikant has been preparing for a year to perfectly fit the company’s recruitment process. He underwent rigorous training programmes conducted by the Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services. Mock tests were conducted at regular intervals with industry experts to polish his coding and aptitude skills. In addition to this, separate sessions by Career Development Centre (CDC) were carried out to develop his soft skills to qualify for the final interview rounds.

“I sincerely express my gratitude towards the Department of CR and CS, SRM-AP, for conducting a well-planned training programme both on theoretical and practical levels,” said Srikant. “The University played a major role in providing me with opportunities to participate in competitive programmes and offered a global standard curriculum that has shaped my career. SRM University-AP has prepared me with practical knowledge right from the inception of the UG course. I am thankful to the faculty members of my department who guided and encouraged me to embark into the field. The nurture and guidance that I received from the University have given me ample confidence to be competitive enough and grab the Super dream offer”, he added.

Mr Vivekanandan, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations and Career Services, said, “We always looked for the best opportunities for our students. The talent exhibited by the CSE students during the internships, projects, curriculum and extra-curriculum activities naturally drew the best recruiters to SRM University-AP.”

The Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services (CRCS) at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh conducts a webinar on “Interview Handling Skills by Industry Expert” on June 12, 2021, Saturday at 5:30 pm. Mr. Sushant Sharma, Senior Talent Partner, GE Healthcare will give interview training to the students during the session.

Mr Sushant Sharma is a seasoned HR professional with 9 years of experience from organizations like WNS Global Services, Siemens, and HCL Technologies. He has first-hand knowledge in managing the hiring process for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region because of his association with GE Healthcare. Mr. Sushant Sharma holds a B.E. Degree in Electronics Engineering and a PGDM in Leadership Analytics. He has worked in Malaysia, recruiting from APAC region which includes countries like Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Hongkong. Prior to joining GE Healthcare, he worked for WNS Global Services as Group HR Manager, where he was the head of the Bangalore region for the Research and Analytics vertical. His specialties include Lateral and Leadership Hiring, Stakeholder Management, Vendor Management, Strategic Hiring, and Campus Hiring. He has been granted numerous esteemed honours, like the best recruiter’s leadership award. Sushant Sharma is also a visiting faculty at prestigious business schools such as IIM Nagpur, IIT Bombay, TAPMI, NMIMS, Goa Institute of Management, and many others. He is a coach and guide to many new businesses in Bangalore, like Upgrad, edWisor Academy, to name a few.

A one-on-one session with Mr Sushant Sharma on skills related to job interviews will help students see interviews from the recruiter’s point of view. All students are invited to join the session which will prepare them to face job interviews with confidence.

While the maiden batch of the nascent SRM University-AP is ready to set foot for the next venture, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) proudly announces 100% successful placement for its students. The first-ever placement drive in SRM University-AP began last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, overcoming all the difficulties, the talented engineers of the CSE department found their passion and a job offer according to their will. The brilliant students of CSE bagged envious offers with the highest salary of 50 LPA and an average salary of 8 LPA. 71% of the students are placed with Super Dream and Dream offers, which is highly commendable.

Amid the unprecedented crisis, the hiring process was a difficult task to be performed for both the students and the recruiters. Corporate Relations and Career Services (CR&CS), the placement team of the university, has done an excellent job by conducting the placement drive with passion and dedication. The students were provided with every support they needed during these trying times. During their internships and projects in reputed companies, the students had hands-on experience, industry exposure, and became aware of the expectations of the corporate world. This experience helped the students to prepare for the job interviews. The numerous training sessions arranged by the CR&CS team for core and soft skill development brushed up their knowledge and personality. The mock interviews, sessions with corporate experts also assisted the students in their preparation. The interdisciplinary modernised curriculum provided the students with in-depth knowledge in their domain, strengthening their basic skills.

“Every moment at SRM-AP was so defining. Academics and research, 24×7 student-run Next Tech Lab, Semester Abroad and Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley, USA and winning Hackathon in Bay area competing with MIT, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon gave us the wide exposure of the real world, which would not have been possible without the continuous support of our faculty and university management. Now, it is time that we start our life in Japan, and we are very much looking forward to the new chapter,” said Rajarshi Mazumder, who has received the highest offer of this season with a pay package of 50 LPA along with his twin Saptarshi. Sri Ritika Katragadda, who has been offered one of the best packages with 29.5 LPA, opined, “The selection process was tough, but with the extensive knowledge we gained in the classroom studies, I cleared it with ease.”

“The support I received from my professors and CR&CS team is unforgettable. I am forever grateful to their guidance, for being able to secure such a good offer,” said Sai Krishna Rohith, who bagged an offer of 20 LPA. “Prof Ragunathan is like a father figure to me. I can reach him anytime without any hesitation, even in case of a smallest doubt. All other faculty members were equally supportive,” asserted Venkata Sai Nikhith Nagamlla. Venkata also received an offer of 29.5 LPA.

Mr Vivekanandan, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations and Career Services, said, “We always looked for the best opportunities for our students. The talent exhibited by the CSE students during the internships, projects, curriculum and extra-curriculum activities naturally drew the best recruiters to SRM University-AP.”

“SRM University-AP has made its name as a reputed tech hub to the recruiters who are searching for the best engineers to recruit. We are certain that in the coming years, the numbers of top offers will further increase, creating a record in the country,” shared Professor Ragunathan, Associate Dean in the School of Engineering and Basic Sciences and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

“SRM University-AP is founded with the vision to offer quality engineers, entrepreneurs and professionals to the country. In the First Placement Drive itself, the university has proved its mettle and has become a favourable destination for top recruiters,” said Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University-AP.

SRM University-AP initiated its journey in the year 2017, and now it is time to bid farewell to the maiden batch of students. The university is proud to share that 100% of our graduating students are placed successfully. About 500 companies visited SRM campuses during the Placement drive, including Amazon, Adobe, Infosys, HealthRx, Bank of America, Standard Chartered and many more who have offered exhilarating opportunities. Students of the founding batch have received one or more job offers in reputed companies with the highest CTC of ₹29.5 LPA, an average salary of ₹6.2 LPA, and over 57% offers were Super Dream and Dream offers. The Campus Placement drive is still on and best efforts are put in to ensure that all the students are placed.

Dr P Sathyanarayanan, Founder and President, established this university with a vision of providing quality education to the students who will not only be able to secure a position of their choice but also add value to society. It has been an incredible journey so far, and the students made the university proud with their excellence in academics and extra-curricular activities. “Acknowledging the needs of the hour, SRM University-AP is dedicated to devising strategies to mould students to become global leaders,” said Dr Sathyanarayanan.

The university took it as a challenge to find the best job offers for its deserving students. The Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services (CR&CS) was deeply involved in providing students with the best training and placement opportunities. SRM University-AP believes that every student is filled with numerous possibilities, and they can scale greater heights if their potentials are explored wisely. The students of the maiden batch proved the vision.

“We always bring the best to our students when it comes to their training and personality development. The thoughtfully crafted training sessions, in close coordination with industry and corporate experts, rigorous aptitude tests, mock interview rounds help students to excel in the interviews and placement rounds”, informed Mr M S Vivekanandan, Assistant Director, CR&CS.

Sri Ritika Katragadda, a final-year student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, secured the highest pay package. She expressed her joy, saying, “Though we were the first graduating batch of SRMAP, the outstanding experience in the past four years in academics and placement training made us so confident that we cracked the long hiring process with ease”.

Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University-AP, opined, “Our university is the flag-bearer when it comes to inculcating quality, value and excellence among the students in order to make them an asset to the society. The maiden batch placement programme was bound to be a success as it was not a job hunting for our students, rather, finding opportunities to contribute to the society, putting into use their intellect and innovative ideas”.

SRM University – AP Placements 2021

Another proud moment for SRM University-AP when Kattamuri Sai Krishna Rohith bagged an envious job offer from ODCEM Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (OneDirect) with a CTC of 20 Lakhs per annum. He is pursuing his B. Tech final year in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Mr Rohith will be joining the company as an intern for six months with monthly compensation of Rs. 20,000. After six months of internship, he will be offered the permanent employee as a Full Stack Developer with a CTC of Rs. 20,00,000 per annum.

Mr Rohith went through rigorous placement training programmes conducted by the Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services to secure the job offer. The job hiring process for this role was conducted in four stages. After preliminary selection, Mr Rohith had to prove his ability in coding, aptitude and other technical domains. The Director of Engineering himself took the final call before offering him a position in the company to see if Rohith is a proper fit for their company.

Rohith expressed his gratitude towards the CR & CS department of SRM University-AP, saying that the training sessions strengthened his core skills and abilities. He was also taught to face interviews and critical questions. Mr Rohith said, “Placement is an arduous process. I was offered another position in other company before, but I was not happy with that offer. I had faith in my abilities, so I continued searching for better opportunities and improve my skill set to secure the Super Dream offer. Keeping nerves in control, not panicking during interviews, excellent communication skills are some essential qualities that everyone should master to get good jobs. I am thankful to the CR & CS department for all their support and customised, personal, need-based assistance, which helped me a lot to prepare for the interviews,” said Mr Rohith.

After five months of determination, Mr Rohith finally secured the job that he was looking for. “The University has provided us with numerous opportunities with a flexible curriculum and Global standards. In addition to all the training, my mentors encouraged me to participate in Hackathons, apply for research internships, and attend conferences. Thanks to the extraordinary faculty that we have, the regular classes were of great help in enhancing my technical knowledge,” asserted Mr Rohith. Mr Rohith was a proud track-winner of Microsoft and EthDenver hackathons and a research Intern at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore.

He has shared his mantra to success with his fellows. Mr Rohith believes that instead of panicking or comparing with others, one should focus on becoming a better version of oneself, and the success will find him.

Distinguished Guests

SRM University-AP organised the grandest National HR Conclave-2021, the grandest conglomerate of Human Resource experts, on February 27, 2021, in association with the Global Workforce Management Forum. The theme of the conclave for this year was “Leading the Disruption- The HR Agenda for 2021 “. Senior Human Resource Leaders from reputed companies such as KPMG, Airbus, IBM, Informatica, Standard Chartered Bank, Flipkart, Shriram Bio-seeds, NCC Ltd, NOKIA, Infosys BPO, Volvo Group, Reliance Jio, Western Digital, Visa, Accenture, Grant Thornton LLP, Xperi Corp, Western Digital, Kromozones Software Pvt. Ltd, Shriram Bioseeds, SS&C Technologies delivered keynote speeches and participated in Panel Discussions in the daylong event.

The event was started with the opening remarks of Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University-AP. In his speech, Prof Rao explained briefly how disruptive innovation had benefitted several industries such as the telecom and communication industry, automobile industry and others so far. It is high time to explore the opportunities in the Human Resource sector. “Covid-19 has provided us with many opportunities. Post-COVID era is the era of changed perspective and innovation, enabling the commoners to reap the benefits of technology,” said Prof Rao. He also stated the University encourages students to make use of the opportunities such as undergrad research, semester abroad program, student run-tech labs, etc to enhance their creative and innovative thinking.

Advancing the proceedings of the event, the founders of GWFM gave a brief understanding of their organisational structure and operations. Global Workforce Management Forum, founded in June 2014 by Dr Shiva Kumar and Partho Ganguly, is the world’s first WFM Forum. It is a non-profit professional organisation comprising of a group of Senior WFM & HR professionals committed to promoting the WFM movement on the global platform. Mr Ganguly set the tone for the conclave by addressing the present stagnation in Human Resource and opportunities to move forward.

In the first Keynote speech of the conclave Mr Unmesh Pawar, Partner – People Performance & Culture- KPMG India, explained how workforce reshaping is going to be a key element as we move forward. COVID-19 has changed the HR perspective globally. Mr Pawar took some realistic examples from whatever is happening worldwide and how it is creating shifts in overall organisational behaviour and operations.

The event progressed with a few panel discussions. Commenting on the importance of Digital, Data and Disruptions, the panel agreed that data analytics is crucial in today’s world, where we are standing on the verge of digital transformation. Predictive data analysis is being used to make business decisions. It is very important to have a sharp and clear objective to move forward in this field with countless opportunities.

Advancing into the event, Mr Suraj Chetri, Director HR Airbus India illuminated the audience with his strategic keynote on The Future of HR. “Start-ups are the future. Larger conglomerates will break into smaller companies with the abolishment of hierarchy. A lot of focus will be in healthcare and safety with special emphasis on mental health,” said Mr Chetri. According to him, a smart workplace is going a play a major role in the future. Technology will support employees to carry out several activities in a seamless way. It is going to impact the workplace culture and office management. Machine learning, data-driven automation, physical as well as virtual connectivity and Team collaborations are going to sustain in the future.

In another discussion on HR strategies to build flexibility, adaptability, and agility, the panel agreed on that every crisis goes through a time of recovery. This is a recovery phase. What is needed is adaptability as a skill. People are now looking for adaptability as the most important tool and hiring criteria. There are many tools and technologies to aid the recruitment process. But that is for ease of administration. More important is how one positions himself? Students should be focused from the beginning to create their own brand, deciding their selling points and USPs.

While speaking on the Future-proofing workforce 2020: Upskilling employees for future-oriented career trajectories, Mr Augustus Azariah, Human Resource Leader IBM mentioned that organisations used to build skills, capabilities, competencies, risk appetite among the employees. These skills are now being used to stay afloat in the storm called COVID-19. Analytics says storm riders are highly adaptable, willing to take risks with the resilience to get teams together. “If we walk through a journey of how HR has evolved over the years, we will find that it used to be process-driven, but now it is experiential and result- oriented. Conversion of data into actionable insights, design thinking, awareness of market trends, proactive learning and upskilling are the tools that employees of the future will need. To be an essential part of the future, one has to be digitally aware with a work experience consistent with his customers’ experience along with proper sensitisation in the workplace with the changed demographics,” advised Mr Azariah.

Over 25 Human Resource experts joined the conclave to share their view and usher in the way forward for the students. the conclave provided food for thought for the fellow recruiters as well as the students were highly motivated to listen to the experts speaking on real time problems with a solution. Mr Vivekanandan, Assistant Director-CR&CS, SRM University-AP, cordially thanked all the speakers, panel members, and the GWFM for their efforts to make the conclave a grand success.