When the fiscal measures announced by the Central Government remain as textbook prescriptions, the scholars of our nation work for bettering the ground reality of India. The Department of Economics at SRM University-AP, in the first session of the Departmental Lecture Series, is conducting an online lecture titled “An Alternative Fiscal Stimulus Package to Atmanirbhar Bharat” on July 23, 2021, at 11.00 am to enunciate a novel perspective for fiscal stimulus packages.

The guest speaker Prof Santosh Mehrotra, visiting professor in the Centre for Development at the University of Bath (UK) will put forth his vision of an alternative fiscal stimulus package to the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan financial package. Prof Mehrotra had also been a professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Delhi. Dr Ghanshyam Pandey, Assistant Professor and faculty coordinator at the Department of Economics, SRM University-AP is the convenor of the event. The organising committee from the department consists of assistant professors Dr Anandrao Suvvari, Dr Manzoor Hassan Malik, and Dr Balaga Mohana Rao.

The lecture will give a detailed analysis of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative and evaluate whether the plans of the policymakers to combat the economic crisis in India acquired the envisioned goals. Join this engaging online lecture on the zoom platform on July 23, 2021, at 11.00 am.

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The Department of Students’ Affairs at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh is all set to feature the brilliant Ms Sreelekha Bhuvaneswari in the upcoming segment of “The Newsmakers” scheduled on July 10, 2021, at 5.30 pm. Ms Sreelekha is a BSc physics final year student who brought laurel to the university by filing a patent for her work titled “A fibre material with moisture retention capacity with thermal tolerance and a method for manufacture” under the guidance of Dr Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, SRM University-AP.

The project, with the patent application number 202141023375, develops a methodology to design a fabric cloth that would replace the use of air conditioners. This cloth design is inspired by Saharan silver ants which regulate their body temperatures in the scorching desert heat and also from the cooling properties of clay. This research would significantly scale down the usage of AC and other cooling devices in warm places, thus reducing the use of electricity and emission of greenhouse gases to the environment. As this cloth would be environment friendly with long durability and cost-efficiency, Sreelekha hopes that this research would bridge the socioeconomic divide of haves and have-nots between communities.

“The Newsmakers” session on July 10, 2021, at 5.30 pm will feature Ms Sreelekha narrate her inspiring journey which started with the incredible experience at SRM University-AP that eventually enabled her to be an inventor at a young age.

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IdeaMIC is a platform to express innovative ideas of entrepreneurship and leadership. The 001A edition of IdeaMIC by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh organises a webinar which will be held on July 15, 2021, at 6.00 pm. The technological innovator and recipient of the Commonwealth London-Youth Achievement Award for Excellence Mr Satya Illa will be the industry evaluator for the month.

Mr Satya Illa is the innovative brain behind the shockproof three-phase electrical motor pump that prevents electric shock from motor starters. He had worked with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and had been involved in a project incubated by the Bala Vikasa International Centre, Hyderabad. He identifies lack of awareness and poor maintenance of electric devices as the causes for fatalities due to electrocution among farmers.

Every month top 10 ideas are allowed to be presented through IdeaMIC at SRM University-AP. The best idea is given an opportunity to enroll with Hatchlab Research Centre– a TBI of SRM University-AP and the innovator can avail of all the benefits and support from the university. The best and novel idea of the month also gets a reward of Rs. 5000 towards developing the prototype or implementation of the idea.

Leaders from the student council of SRM Ecell, the President of SRM Ecell, senior faculty members, domain experts, and one special guest from the industry will be available in the panel for screening and evaluating the ideas. Once the pandemic is over and the university starts the classes in their full capacities, apart from the live interactions and suggestions, there would be on-campus learning sessions for young innovators across the state.

Join the latest edition of IdeaMIC and pitch in your ideas on July 15, 2021, at 6.00 pm.

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The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is hosting the second edition of the ongoing online Workshop Series “Learn & Earn: Hands-On Science & Technology (HOST)” to learn and explore the latest techniques in the field of science and technology. The workshop series-II titled “Technical Writing with LaTeX” will be held on July 10, 2021, at 11.00 am. Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Dr Anuj Deshpande, Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE  at SRM University-AP, will engage the attendees of the workshop.

Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur will discuss how to prepare a technical report and improve writing abilities for research and publishing. Dr Anuj will lead the hands-on technical session on using LaTeX to create technical reports, theses, research papers, and presentations.

Methods to find reliable sources, practical ideas for organising and drafting the paper, transitioning between information, referencing sources and paraphrasing texts to avoid plagiarism, and format for writing abstracts are some of the other topics which will be covered in this session. The goal is to apply research writing abilities in a practical setting, as well as to solve problems and resolve the concerns of the participants.

Join the workshop on July 10, 2021, at 11.00 am to gain proven technical knowledge and hands-on experience on LaTex software. The registration for this workshop is free for all the interested candidates and you are encouraged to register on:

About the Speakers:

Dr Ram Kulesh Thakur’s main areas of interest are Indian Writing in English, especially poetry; and English Language Teaching for science and technology. He obtained his doctorate in 2013 from the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, India, and holds an M Phil (English) from the same institute. Now Assistant Professor at SRM University AP- Andhra Pradesh (India), Dr Thakur has been actively involved in curriculum development, in guiding and training both UG and PG students in enhancing their overall personality to meet the expectations of future employers, i.e., making them corporate ready.

Dr Anuj Deshpande, who has taken Masters from SRTMU, Nanded and a PhD from IIT, Kharagpur is associated with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Dr Anuj had been one of the Latex experts at the Department of Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur while doing his PhD. His current project is fault analysis and therapeutic intervention in genetic regulatory networks and he has published papers in reputed journals. Dr Anuj has more than ten years of LaTeX experience in training undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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