International Women's Day at SRM AP

March 8th is International Women’s Day—an event that is celebrated worldwide to recognize the strides women have made toward gender parity in the workplace and the world.

SRM-AP will join our global partners in paying respects to women who have paved the way for equal rights in the past and the women and men who continue to contribute to the dialogue around advancing women’s rights.

The history of this important day goes back over a full century and the United Nations comes up with a new theme each year. This year, the U.N. urges us to “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.”

The theme of IWD 2019 is #Balanceforbetter, which speaks to desire for a gender-balanced world. Events at SRM AP-Andhra Pradesh will be in accord with this theme and we will explore the subject of achieving balance, both in the individual lives of women and in the spirit of gender-equity on campus.

The university will announce a schedule of activities to take place during the week of March 3rd, leading up to a full roster of events on March 8th. Please stay tuned for ways in which you can be involved in achieving #Balanceforbetter.

Until then, read more about IWD here: and the U.N. campaign here:

Jessie Papatolicas, Senior Strategy Advisor International Relations and Women's Advancement

Schedule for March 8

09:30 am- 10:00 am Kickoff
Dr Jamshed Bharucha (Vice Chancellor SRM-AP)
Inaugural address
Ms Jessie Papatolicas (Senior Strategy Advisor International Relations and Women’s Advancement SRM-AP)
10:00 am-11:00 am Keynote speech by Ms Farida Tampal (State Director of WWF India)
11:00 am-12:30 pm Panel discussion

BALANCE FOR BETTER: Maintaining Work/Life Balance
(Dr. Manabi Bandyopadhyay)
(Dr. Srabani Basu)
(Dr. Sk. Shrabana)
(Dr. Gitanjali Sen)

12:00 noon All Campus Luncheon
Welcome by Dr Krishna Priya Ganti
A Voice Street-play by SRM-AP Theatre Group
Games (group 4)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Poster Exhibition
Handicraft Exhibition
Tea Break
2:00 pm -3:30 pm Panel Discussion
Women’s Health
Dr Uma (Gynaecologist from NRI Hospital)
Dr Sri Ramya (Psychiatrist)
Dr Lakshmi Rajyam (Medical Director, SRM-AP)
Moderator – Ms Ratna Kumari
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Tea Break
4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Classical Dance Performance
Introduction by Dr Sabina Yasmin
End note speech by Smt. V Koteswaramma
(Executive officer of Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devastanam)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Festive Dance Performance
Cake Cutting
Closing Remarks
Awards Ceremony
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Staff & Student After Party Dance with DJ


Games will be conducted between 5th March and 8th March.

Films will be shown on the evenings of March 7th and 8th.

Handicraft Exhibition will be on display from 10 am to 5 pm on March 8th.