Date: 11th November,2017.
On this beautiful Saturday morning, the course designers of MITx, Mr. Brandon Muramatsu Associate Director, Ms. Glenda S. Stump and Ms. Kirky Delong, Senior Project Managers at Strategic Education Initiatives MIT, visited the campus of SRM University AP-Amaravati and interacted with the students regarding the impact of the on-going curriculum, designed based on MITx courses.
Mr. Brandon Muramatsu, the Associate Director of MIT started his informative speech by notifying the audience about the vision and aim of the MITx courses. He provided an insight about how the courses are designed and the history of the MIT Open Course Ware. He presented the vastness of these courses engulfing subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
Next, the students put forth their experiences about the MITx courses. As answer to one of the question, he assured the students that these courses will help build their careers. Kirkey Delouy, the Project manager of MIT and Glenda S. Stump, the Education Officer of MIT also shared their experiences and gave valuable suggestions.
Later during the day, a workshop to the faculty members was delivered by the MITx team. During interactions, the team expressed their strong confidence in the active learning mechanisms adopted at MIT. Since some of the faculty members of SRM AP-Amravati have already undergone training at MIT and subsequently implemented some of the exciting active learning exercises here, they expressed that this approach provides a faster and much enhanced understanding of core technical concepts among students and paves the way for stronger and in-depth learning outcomes.
Date: November 14th, 2017
On 14th November 2017, a musical evening was arranged by The Student Council of SRM, Amaravati supported by the Department of Student Affairs. The event was graced by the presence of Smt. Sugunamma M. – MLA of Tirupati. Shrimati Sugunamma addressed the students and gave them the greetings of Children’s Day.
Hon’ble Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. Narayana Rao, announced the creation of the Student Executive Body of SRM, The Student Council, and The SRM Houses – namely, Agni, Aero, Aqua and Terra – to the students of SRM. Mr. Rana Vikram Singh – Assistant Director Student Affairs announced the names of the Office Holders of The Student Council and the Team Members of the SRM Houses.
The announcements were celebrated with joy and vigor of music and dance. Students of various Departments presented dance performances along with singing items. Right from Bharatanatyam to Beat Boxing, the students enjoyed performances with admiration.
Industry Connect: A lecture by Parameshwar Babu, Managing Director, Param Projects Private Limited, Chennai
Date: November 15, 2017
On the afternoon of 15th November, 2017 a very special talk on ‘industry Connect’ was held in the atrium of SRM-Amaravati. The honorary guest for the afternoon was Parameshwar Babu, Managing Director, Param Projects Private Limited, Chennai. The main focus of his speech was to be connected with industries and learn their working.
He started his speech with a brief description of his own industry ‘Param Industries Private Limited’ and the beginning of his company by struggling and developing his own career. They introduced commercially viable Java products prior to 1999. He introduced all with the cycle of employee and employer. He also described the facts or problems that take place when someone starts doing their own business or entrepreneurship such as: what stages people cross when they start their new ventures. He informed the audiences that they are working to promote the growth of work based education and how they are using the nano-technology to improve their work. He notified that they are heading for the possible outcomes of this tech-entrepreneur ecosystem from the fresher of all over the India and also he motivated everyone to be a part of the entrepreneur world. Industries look forward to have good and skilled freshers to work together, so he said everyone and motivated to be a good starter of their own business.
Joining an industry takes a lot of hard work and skills. This is what the world is heading towards.
Date: November 21, 2017
Adding another starmark to its glory, SRM team has once again come up with a revolutionary mega project-Jal-Janak Rail (Hydrogen Powered Train). A complete green, HYDROGEN powered TRAIN is proposed jointly by SRM University and Integral Coach Factory, Chennai.
Date: November 22, 2017
On the afternoon of 22nd November, 2017 a lecture was arranged in the atrium of SRM-Amaravati. The speaker was Dr. S Harini Priya, Associate Research professor, SRM – KTR who discussed the feasibility establishing a Center of Excellence in Solar Allied Technologies (CoE – SAT) at SRM – AP. With the support of the faculties and students, the centre will develop a solar cooling system of 5 KW capacity in Phase – I. This project will act as an impetus for the development of cost effective cooling system with 25KW capacity (Phase – II) to cater the growing needs of the farmers in the Amaravati region. With the proposed floor area of 140 m2 the cold storage will be able to approximately store 400 tons of vegetables, fruits and dairy products. The lecture was followed by question-answer session at the end.