SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh is organising the twelfth edition of the University Distinguished Lecture Series on September 25, 2021, at 10.30 am. Professor Indranil Manna, eminent scholar and JC Bose fellow, will deliver the distinguished lecture on the topic “Science-Engineering-Technology Synergy for Sustainable Growth”.

Sustainable development will necessitate new engineering and technology-based solutions to address the challenges of climate change, population increase, and urbanisation. Engineering infrastructure and competence-building initiatives are essential to assure that an adequate number of engineers are capable and ready to work on these global challenges. Developing a contingent of engineering creativity calls for a generation of future engineers who are committed to sustainable innovation.

About the Speaker:
Professor Manna, a JC Bose fellow of DST, is currently the Vice-Chancellor of BIT Mesra. He obtained his B. Engg. Degree from Calcutta University (BE College) in 1983, M. Tech. from IIT Kanpur in 1984 and PhD from IIT Kharagpur in 1990. He was a Premchand Roychand Scholar (1992) and a Mouat Medal awardee (1999) of Calcutta University. He is an educationist and materials engineer with wide-ranging research interests covering phase transformation, structure-property correlation and modelling in nanometric metals and ceramics, laser/plasma assisted surface engineering, nano/ferrofluid and bainitic steel. His studies on amorphous Al-alloys, laser surface engineering of steel/Mg/Al alloys, boundary diffusion-controlled phase transformations, and thermal/magnetic properties of nano/ferrofluid are highly cited. He teaches subjects related to physical metallurgy and surface engineering. As a guest scientist, he visited different renowned Institutions and Universities abroad like Max Planck Institute at Stuttgart, Technical University of Clausthal, Liverpool University, Nanyang Technological University, NIMS, Unipress and the University of Ulm. His research exploits have been published in over 275 peer-reviewed publications; he has guided 30 doctoral theses and conducted 35 sponsored projects worth over Rs 25 crore as the PI. He is a Fellow of all the national academies of science (INSA, IASc, NASI) and engineering (INAE) in India. He was honoured as a distinguished alumnus by IIEST Shibpur and IIT Kharagpur. He is a recipient of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) prize for engineering sciences (2014) and was elected a Fellow of TWAS (2015). He is also a Member of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials. He received the MRSI Medal in 2000, Binani Gold Medal (1999) and G D Birla Gold Medal (2008) of IIM, AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers (1995), and INSA Medal for Young Scientist (1992). He was felicitated by the Ministry of Steel with the Young Metallurgist (1991), Metallurgist of the Year (2002) and National Metallurgist Award (2018). He was the National Coordinator of IMPacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT), a unique technology development initiative of MHRD during 2015-20. He is a member of the Research Boards of several industry/R&D like RINL, GAIL, BHEL, ARCI, Min of Steel and serves in several national-level committees of DST, CSIR, SERB, INSA, etc. Earlier, he served as an expert in NAAC and NBA. He is a former President of the Indian Institute of Metals and Vice President of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). The University of Kalyani and Kazi Nazrul University have conferred DSc (hc) on him in 2017. He served as the Director of CSIR-CGCRI in Kolkata during 2010-2012 and of IIT Kanpur during 2012-2017. Professor Manna is now the 14th President of INAE since Jan 1, 2021, for the next 2 years.

Every month, the University Distinguished Lecture (UDL) hosted by SRM University-AP is being attended by about 2000 members from IITs, NITs, IISERs, Universities/institutions, CSIR, DST, DBT, DRDO, DAE, ISRO, NARL, MoES and several others from different parts of the country.

All are cordially invited to the latest UDL-12 session that will address the vital knowledge gap for sustainable growth on September 25, 2021, at 10.30 am.

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The Department of Mathematics at SRM University-AP organises the first episode of the Distinguished Lecture Series on September 29, 2021, at 3:30 pm. Prof Vikraman Balaji, renowned Mathematician from Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, India will deliver a lecture on the topic “The Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem and some of its ramifications

Abstract of the talk:

The Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem is one of the spectacular theorems from India in the past 50 years or so. The theorem is more than a deep result but is in a way philosophy or correspondences and symmetries. The theorem has had an impact on several aspects of mathematics. The theorem has also led to developments along lines that are similar but by themselves are also deep and central. Since the talk is for a general audience, I plan to give an overview of the theorem, a few of its big impacts in topology and geometry and a few of its ramifications in terms of generalizations.

About the Speaker:
Prof Vikraman Balaji is a renowned Indian Mathematician and currently a professor at the Chennai Mathematical Institute, India. He completed his doctorate in mathematics under the supervision of Prof C S Seshadri. His primary research area is algebraic geometry. He has made outstanding contributions to moduli problems over algebraic varieties. In particular, his work on ‘compactification of moduli of principal G-bundles over algebraic surfaces and his joint work with C.S Seshadri on ‘Parahoric torsors’ are very significant among his many other notable works. In 2006, he received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Sciences and was awarded the J.C Bose fellowship in 2009. He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy Of Sciences in 2007 and Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in 2015. He is presently an elected member of the National Academy Of Sciences, India (NASI).

Join this lecture on September 29, 2021, at 3.30 pm to understand the Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem and its impact on Mathematics.

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The International Relations and Higher Studies Office is pleased to launch the new Higher Education Awareness and Information Webinar Series aiming to mentor and support the students of SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh. The first episode in the series is scheduled to be held on September 16, 2021, at 6.00 pm (IST). Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor; Dr Naga Swetha Pasupuleti, Associate Director, International Relations and Higher Studies; and Dr Sunil Chinnadurai, Faculty Coordinator, Higher Studies, will explain the various opportunities that SRM University-AP mete out to ambitious students who wish to study in universities of global repute abroad.

In today’s times, International education is an essential pillar of competitiveness. Aiding to gain exposure to new cultures and ideas, stimulating innovation and developing important cross-cultural competencies. as well as generate economic returns, which is a significant contribution.

Through this Lecture Series, the office of International Relations and Higher Studies aims to:

  • Encourage students to gain new skills needed for pursuing higher education abroad.
  • Help students to identify the countries from which they can pursue international education, the fields, levels of study, programs or courses to choose from and universities that best suit their profiles and resources.

The lecture series aims to ensure smooth sailing of the students from their graduation from SRM to the university of their choice for higher studies. In this lecture, the speakers will be discussing the roles and strengths of the IR office, the key aspects of International Higher Education, vital parameters to consider before applying, how to apply and other important information.

The Office of International Relations is working to ensure that all students and faculty on campus are supported, and assisted in gaining access to resources to accomplish the vision and mission of SRM University-AP to be known as a multidisciplinary Global University including but not limited to collaborations, inbound and outbound exchanges, courses, outreach events and programmes.

Join this illuminating session on September 16, 2021, at 6.00 pm to gather awareness, information, and support on the versatile higher education opportunities that are awaiting you!

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pavan mohanThe Newsmakers series is popular among Gen Z for various reasons. The Department of Student Affairs started this series to inspire the students of SRM University AP with motivating stories from their peers. Recently, Pavan Mohan, an undergraduate student from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, has received a monetary award of Rs.25000/- for winning TATA InnoVerse SolverHunt 10 conducted by Tata Sons’ Group Innovation. He will be featured on “The Newsmakers” to share his experience of the competition on September 16, 2021, at 6.45 pm. the event will be live-streamed on our official social media platforms.

Tata Innoverse SolverHunt is one of the key projects of Tata Group that is aimed to use the ingenuity and agility of young minds to speed up the process of discovering solutions to some of Tata Companies’ most difficult challenges. Tata InnoVerse SolverHunt was created by Tata Sons’ Group Innovation to provide a platform for young minds to participate in collaborative problem-solving.

Join the exciting session today at 6.45 pm and learn more from Pavan himself.

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