Next tech lab students achieve yet another milestone in Hackathon Codebreak 1.0 organized by MIT ADT University, Pune on 21st and 22nd December, 2019. The team- Rushank Jain, Suraj Maharana, Omkar Ingale, and Ajay Kumar participated from SRM AP in this national level hackathon, where they competed with students from IIIT, BITS, Bennet University, K.J. Somaiya and many more. The panel of  judges comprised of experienced personnel from IBM, Siemens, and Xpansion.

Our team built a Virtual Reality application that tackles tourism, medical and social issues. The students mitigated the challenge of not having a 360-degree camera by capturing images on their phone, and doing the laborious work of stitching more than 80 images and later, automated the process by utilizing their skills in OpenCV. The students surmounted all the quandaries and made it to the 1st runners up prize among 40 other teams.

The students expressed their gratitude to SRM University AP for providing the opportunity to attend this hackathon and for fortifying them throughout. “It was my first time participating in a competition at such a large platform. It was an amazing experience competing with so many brilliant minds and learning so much from the exchange. We are expecting 2020 to be full of achievements and fun”, says the young achiever of SRM AP- Rushak Jain.

SRM AP welcomes the new year with grandeur!

“We felt at home away from home with our friends at SRM AP who have become family”- Apurba Kumar Howlader (3rd year, Mechanical Engineering).

As dusk fell on the eve of the new year, an extravagant celebration was witnessed at the SRM AP campus. The basketball court was stunningly decorated with disco lights, a perfect backdrop for the celebration.



The ambiance was set with soulful performances by “Diversity”-the student’s band led by the lead vocalist Asim along with Suchet B Thapa on guitars, Srijan B Thapa with clap box, and Srijeet Tomrokar as an acoustic guitarist.



The new year is the time to cherish the fond memories of the passing year before bidding farewell to it. The students participated in the competition “Rewind 2019” where they had to create a video on their memorable moments spent in SRM AP. Sukumar (2nd year, Computer Science Engineering) bagged the first prize in the competition whereas, Parshal Chitrakar (3rd year, Computer Science Engineering) himself narrated his year’s journey on camera to become the runner up.

The much-awaited “DJ Night” began right after where the students grooved to English, Hindi, and Telugu music handpicked by Sukumar. “Nothing could have been better than this celebration right before the turn of the year where we got to spend time with our mates”, says Sreelekha Bhuvaneswari (2nd year, BSc.Physics)

The countdown to 2020 began at midnight and soon enough skyrockets shot off to declare that we stepped into the new year. A cake-cutting ceremony by Wng Cmdr Venkataachalam Sekkappan (Director-CLM) marked the end of the day. Suchet B Thapa (3rd year, Mechanical Engineering) wraps it up aptly by saying, “The jazzy celebration is a 20 on 20 to begin the year 2020”.



On 10th January 2019, Photography Society- SRM AP’s photography club, began its aspirational journey of helping the students follow their passion in photography. The club is headed by the in-house photographer, Hemanth Kumar K and started off with 25 student members.

They have come a long way since then and celebrated their first anniversary with 80 kids in the orphanage- Chiguru Children’s Village.

The student members of the club- Hemanth P, Hemanth N, Sathvik P, Jayanth S, Chetan M, Sadwika, and Harini along with their mentor Hemanth, Vineesh Sagar (Manager-Student Affairs), and Neelima Krishnakumar (Student Counsellor) arranged for 240 books, a large cake, and headed off to share their achievement and happiness with the kids at the orphanage.

The kids ecstatically enjoyed the fun-packed day playing games, eating cakes, and simply running around with the sheer joy of having people around them.

Hemanth Kumar says, “All this while we tried being unique when taking photographs, and the will to do something different on our club’s anniversary made us choose to spend the day sharing our happiness with the kids. On seeing them smile, we forgot our own struggles and problems, and thus, we plan to continue doing similar work in the coming days. When we look back a few years from now, we would know we captured the memories of the day in not just our cameras but imprinted them in our hearts”.

This year SRM AP celebrates Republic Day in the most unconventional way that has enabled the females of the district to come together and rejoice the occasion. Words went out a week ago to the women hailing from the adjoining villages-Nidamarru, Kurugallu, Neerukonda, Pedhaparimi that SRM AP will be hosting Republic Day themed Rangoli competition on 25th January, 2020 which will be open to all the women living in the district, students, faculty, and staff.

On 25th January, registration for the competition began early in the morning and was closed by 8 a.m. Close to 60 contestants participated, and each were given 5*5 feet of space in the atrium area to make rangoli. Cheered by ample spectators including students and inhabitants of the nearby villages, the participants transformed the floor of the atrium into picturesque blocks of art.

Close to dusk, the winners were declared and Ms. Manimanjari from Ravella village bagged the 1st prize by making a rangoli that pledges to save the environment and the society this republic day. Mrs. Bharati and Ms. Malleswari from Mangalagiri received the prize money for being the runner up and 1st runner up respectively.

Upcoming Events

  • 15-16 February 2020: Sports Fest 2020.
    Venue: SRM University, Andhra Pradesh.