Tummala Bhuvitha, Computer Science Engineering student at SRM University-AP showed exceptional talent in the 22nd state-level rifle shooting competition organised at Hyderabad Central University under the aegis of the National Rifle Association of India. She won the first position and 3 gold medals in the 10m air rifle shooting competitions held in senior, junior and youth categories, respectively.
More than 100 shooters from Andhra Pradesh took part in the competition held from the 4th to 7th of this month. Participating in the competition from SRM AP, Bhuvitha stunned the organisers by winning three gold medals in a row. Bhuvitha had won gold medals twice in the past in state and national level rifle shooting competitions held in different places. According to her father, Bhuvitha learned shooting techniques from Subrahmanyeshwar Rao, the coach at the Indian Academy of Shooting Sports in Vijayawada.
“I grew passionate about rifle shooting because it is an individual sport that requires so much concentration and focus”, says Ms Bhuvitha while sharing the joy of her success. University President Dr P Satyanarayanan, Vice-Chancellor Prof V S Rao and Registrar Dr R Premkumar praised Bhuvitha for winning three gold medals consecutively in state-level competitions.
It is a moment of immense pride for SRM University- AP to welcome a new record maker into our midst. P Vishnu Vardhan from the Department of Computer Science Engineering has carved his name into the India Book of Records for performing 48 double-under jump rope skips in 20 seconds. He has also managed to set two records in the National Book of World Records. When most surrender their favourite hobbies to the rush of our work and academic life, this incredible student has displayed hardwork and dedication to transform his hobby into a national record.
Mr Vishnu Vardhan comments on the multiple times he succumbed to giving up his hobby of skipping ropes but realised that it was a space of refuge amidst the pressures of the world. He has shown an incredible feat of courage and dedication to set this impressive record by braving the rejection that he initially had faced.
“When I came to know about the India Book of Records, it was my parents who made me apply for it but I was rejected the first time. I had lost all hope but my friends supported me to pursue my passion for skipping rope and also helped with my academics. Finally I have entered into the National Book of Records, twice and the India Book of Records as well”, he said.
He has extended a heartfelt note towards his parents and his friends, M Surya Teja and K Nithin, for their undying support and confidence that has guided him to attain this amazing achievement.
Mr Vishnu Vardhan hopes to represent SRM University- AP at the All India Inter University rope skipping competition and provide further laurels for the institution. His journey to setting national records proves that with passion, endurance and a generous amount of optimism, even the unachievable could be achieved.
Mastering martial arts is not an easy feat as it demands an exorbitant amount of effort from our physical as well as mental capability. Truly excelling in a martial art form can only be achieved through the manifestation of hardwork, perseverance and unwavering willpower. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is proud to announce that Ms Bala Ramya Sri Yerramreddy has been selected for the Wushu Championship at the 36th National Games, 2022.
Ms Bala Ramya had previously secured gold at both District and State Level Wushu competitions. Through her journey, she has exhibited strong willpower and dedication to reach these heights. She encourages students to pursue any field of sports or martial arts to attain a peaceful mental constitution as well as physical well-being. Martial arts also equips one with self-defence techniques against physical conflict.
Wushu, an ancient form of hard and soft Chinese martial arts, trains students with superior combat skills for self-defence and promotes sound mental and physical health. One is truly robust only with a healthy balance between well-tuned mind and body.
Her journey to the National Games 2022 representing the state of Andhra Pradesh is awe inspiring and an accomplishment of incredible pride.
The joyful bliss when you reap the fruits of your labour and passion is immeasurable! The Directorate of Sports proudly congratulates the Men’s Volleyball team for bagging the Silver Medal in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State-level Institutional Volleyball Championship held at Khammam, Telangana. The league tournament was held from January 13 to 15, 2023 and was sponsored by Techwave India Ltd. The Volleyball team displayed a fantastic performance throughout the league and furnished a grand victory over the Khammam team in the semifinals by 3-2 sets. Dr Vijay Kumar Upadhyay, Ex-Ranji Player and Director of Sports, SRM AP was the Chief Guest of the Tournament.
The team consisted of Captain – Ch Ganesh TVM Sai; Vice Captain – Ch Srinivas Rao and members N Gnana Sai Kiran, K Vivek, K Niranjan, K Bhardwaj, S Yeswanth, K Bhuvenesh, N Mahmood, K J N Venkat Sai, K Avinash, K Shri Harsha, K Balaji. They were accompanied by Coach – Tella Vamsi and Manager – Dr Abdul Mohimin.
SRM AP provides top-notch training and world-class facilities for students with potential, building them into national and international athletes. The university also celebrates the amalgamation of sports with academics improving the physical and mental constitution of the students. The university also recognises the need to provide aspiring athletes with opportunities to receive premier education. Hence the institute plans to include Sports and NCC Quota in the University Admissions in the upcoming year.
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
-John F. Kennedy
The Directorate of Sports of SRM University-AP, inaugurated the ‘‘Synthetic Tennis Court” accentuating the importance of physical fitness in everyday life and catering to rising tennis players with immense potential. Honourable Vice Chancellor, Prof. Manoj K Arora inaugurated the new court with a maiden game along with Registrar Dr R Premkumar, Director of Sports, Dr Vijay Kumar Upadhyay and Director of Communication, Mr Pankaj Belwariar. SRM AP aims at providing intensive quality training and world-class facilities for students with potential, encouraging and developing them into national and international athletes. The university showcases the significance of the seamless alignment of sports with academics to improve the physical and mental constitution of the students.
SRM University-AP won the national-level volleyball competition held at BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus from February 2 to February 5, 2023, as part of Arena 2023. In the finals held on Sunday, the Women’s Volleyball team of SRM University-AP won the trophy with a 3-0 scoreline against the St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad.
Arena is an annual national-level sports festival of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus, for university-level students. Arena 2023 competitions were held in the first week of February 2023. Bhavishya, the team captain of SRM AP’s Women’s Volleyball team, co-players Jhansi, Anishka, and others showed immaculate talent and brought the team to the shores of victory.
Similarly, Nayan, a CSE student of SRM AP, bagged second place in the powerlifting competition in the 80 kg category. Nayan proved his talent and won the silver medal. T Vamsi coached the volleyball team under the guidance of Dr Vijay Kumar Upadhyay, Director of Sports and Abdul Mohimin, Assistant Director of Sports. The winners were felicitated by Pro-Chancellor Dr P Sathyanarayanan, Vice Chancellor Prof. Manoj K Arora, and Registrar Dr R Premkumar of SRM University-AP.
The highly anticipated three-day national-level sports fest, UDGAM 2023, of SRM University-AP, was filled with great excitement and enthusiasm as 191 teams from 14+ universities across the state competed in various sports events. With a total player count of over 800, UDGAM 2023 proved to be an excellent platform for athletes to showcase their skills and sportsmanship.
‘‘Next year, we want to scale up UDGAM to make it one of the major sports fests in the state, which gathers students from different universities for their competitive spirit and allows them to learn from each other. Because if we are physically fit, we can focus on academics”, said Prof. Manoj K Arora, Vice Chancellor, SRM University-AP, while inaugurating the closing ceremony. He also congratulated all the students for their passionate participation.
UDGAM is an annual sporting event of SRM University-AP that brings together students, faculty, and staff from varsities across the state to participate in competitions and showcase their athletic abilities. Cricket, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, Rope skipping, Tennis, Table-Tennis, Athletics, and many more competitions were the highlights of the fest. KL University, VIT-AP University, and SRM University-AP were the most awarded universities of the sports fest. RVR & JC College of Engineering won the Cricket match, and KL University won the Football finals and Women’s Volleyball.
“The event was a huge success, and the students were offered a great opportunity to showcase their talent and sportsmanship. Students across the state participated in the fest despite the scorching sun, making our first sports fest a milestone for the future batches”, said student council president and a national-level tennis player G K V Manikanta.
Prof. D Narayana Rao, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, SRM University-AP; Dr R Premkumar, Registrar, SRM University-AP; Dr Vijay Kumar Upadhyay, Director- Sports, SRM University-AP; and Mr Pankaj Belwariar, Director of Communications, SRM University-AP were also present at the prize distribution ceremony.
“Yoga is not just physical exercise. It is a union with the self, union with the universe. The universe lies outside and inside us. If we connect with ourselves, that means we are connecting with the universe” said Prof. Manoj K Arora, Vice Chancellor, SRM University-AP on the occasion of International Yoga Day Celebration held on June 21, 2023.
A yoga session was held under the joint venture of the Directorate of Sports and Directorate of Student Affairs. Prof. Arora, who participated as the Chief Guest in the programme addressed the staff and students through a session on Meditation and Wellness and announced the starting of a Yoga Club in the varsity.
Dr Abdul Mohimin, Assistant Director of Sports, spoke at length on the practice of yoga. Additionally, students of the varsity demonstrated dance yoga and clap yoga sessions, which left the audience invigorated. Dr R Premkumar, Registrar; Prof. Vishnupad, Dean-SLASS; Dr K Mohan, Director-ITKM; Dr Vijay Kumar Upadhyay, Director-Sports; Dr Manish Kumar, Director-Human Resources; Mr Pankaj Belwariar, Director-Communications; Mrs Suma N, CFAO; faculty; staff and students participated in the celebration.