“Aamby Valley City, August 15th: Vice Chancellor Dr. Jamshed Bharucha with IIMUN Founder & President – Rishabh Shah, Nadir Godrej and Chair Shashi Tharoor at IIMUN’s (India’s International Movement to Unite Nations) Championship Conference attended by over 1,000 students from around the world.”

IIMUN brings together students from around the world to address current global issues.

IIMUN’s advisory board includes VC Jamshed Bharucha, Nadir Godrej, Shashi Ruia, Deepak Parekh, Niranjan Hiranandani, Subhash Ghai and several notable luminaries from a cross section of industry. Present in the photograph in the centre from left to right are: Prakash Shah, Former Indian Diplomat, Shashi Tharoor, Nadir Godrej and Jamshed Bharucha among the students. Sitting right in the front is Rishabh Shah, Founder & President, IIMUN

At the 2019 Championship Conference held at Aamby Valley City, VC Jamshed Bharucha addressed the students on issues in higher education.

Commenting at the state of Higher Education in India, Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Vice Chancellor, SRM University AP-Amaravati, said, “Indian Higher Education is in need of radical reform. India has tremendous talent in its youth, but most are not being well served by colleges and universities. At the undergraduate level, we must change what we teach and how we teach. We are also woefully under-invested in research: 0.7% of GDP compared to China’s 2%.”

Initiatives of IIMUN include Leadership School, Experiential Learning and Social Impact.

Becomes first ever University to receive this stature in just two years of business operations

25th July 2019: The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has considered SRM University, AP – Amaravati under Public Funded Research Institutions / Universities and granted a Certificate of Registration dated 5th July 2019.  This prestigious certification entails exemptions in customs duty while importing research equipment as well as in GST when procuring materials from within the country. SRM University, AP – Amaravati is now eligible to pay only 9% on customs duty and 5% GST on national equipment as against the stipulated 30-40% and 18% respectively.


July 6th-8th, 2019: Second and third year B.Tech students, Agniswar Paul –  ECE 3rd year, Fahad Kamraan – CSE 3rd year, Ajay Kumar – CSE 2nd year, Jaideep Cherukuri – CSE 2nd year, together presented a paper on “Low-cost IoT+Machine Learning (ML) design for smart farming using multiple applications” at the 10th ICCCNT held at IIT Kanpur. The model developed is a breakthrough in the context of Indian agriculture, providing smart irrigation solutions, based on weather forecasts. This cost-effective, ML infused technology (alert system for farmers) will help improve the yield through crop suggestion and weather determination.


Dr. Somesh Vinayak Tewari, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (SRM University AP) was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Doctoral Students Award”, from Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) at an event held at the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Convention Centre, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai. Dr. Tewari was presented this award for his PhD thesis titled “Study of surface flashover of insulator in gases at high pressure.”