The maiden graduates of SRM University-AP have secured 100 per cent placements in the campus recruitment drive where 500+ reputed companies from India and abroad visited our university. More than 70 per cent of the students successfully bagged the dream and super dream offers. Ganji Harikrishna, a CSE graduate, received a dream offer with a salary package of 17 lakhs per annum from ZUORA, a leading software MNC. He joined as a full-time Senior Development Engineer (SDE) and would work in their Chennai office.
SRM AP is a great place to learn new things and what makes me excited about it is the excellent group of faculty and state-of-art infrastructure. Faculty at SRMAP are from reputed academies spread in and outside the country, and they are highly interactive with students. The training and placement cell organises personality development programmes, group discussions, mock interviews with industry experts, and personality development training sessions for the candidates. The all-round development training made me confident to face the challenges associated with interviews. Besides the aptitude and soft skills training, SRM AP provides CCC training for those who are very good at Computer Science Fundamentals and Coding. The curriculum followed by CCC was great and they were interactive with the students in clarifying their doubts in coding and as well as further rounds of interviews.
There was great motivation from the Corporate Relations and Career Services Department and faculty members. They trained me with the tips to clear the interview. I appreciate the efforts made by the CRCS department in bringing such top MNC’s like AMAZON, PAYPAL, AB InBev etc. Faculty members worked very hard for the success of each student, especially our HOD, Dr Raghunathan has been of firm support to all things associated with the CSE Department.
Young researchers from Mechanical Engineering- S.K Hassan, M.Vijaya Bhargava, Jithin Peram, and Meghana Bonthu- have added one more laurel to SRM University-AP by inventing something new! Under the supervision of faculty from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the quartet have published a patent A Comprehensive Disinfection System during Pandemic for Personal Items and Protective Equipment(PPE) to Safeguard People.
The current Covid-19 pandemic has led to an enormous demand for gadgets/objects for personal protection. To prevent the spread of the virus which proliferates also through surface transmission, it is important to disinfect objects of common use. One of the ways suggested is to use a UV-C disinfecting box that is efficient and effective in deactivating the COVID-19 virus. The novelty of the product prototype is the use of a UVC transparent material (fused silica quartz glass tubes). This not only physically supports the objects to be disinfected but also improves the effectiveness of disinfection. The present UV Boxes that are available in the market use plastic padding or metal type grills to support the objects that obstruct UVC light thus reducing the efficacy of the disinfection process. The aluminium foil which we have used, a UV reflecting material, was used as the inner lining of the box for effective utilization of the UVC light emitted by the UVC lamps. Care has been taken to prevent leakage of UVC radiation out of the system. COVID-19 virus can be inactivated in 5 minutes by UVC irradiation in this disinfection box.
This novel product can help in efficiently sanitizing normal household items such as mobile phones, keys, purses, grocery and also PPE kits (masks, gloves, visors etc.). This product is not only affordable but also makes disinfection faster and better than the products available in the market. Moreover, the operational process is simple – open the door, place the objects, turn it on and then retrieve them sanitised within minutes.
“We are looking forward to taking up this UV Box to the next stage of implementation with a more compact and more efficient mechanism”, says the proud team behind the invention. “We are ready to undertake new projects and with the help and support from Dr Venkat Nori and other faculty members”, they added.
Link to patent document: https://ipindia.gov.in/writereaddata/Portal/IPOJournal/1_4971_1/Part-1.pdf
S.K Hassan– I am really happy with the patent help by the University IPR Team Prof Vinod and Ravi Sir and my deepest gratitude to Dr Venkata Nori Sir and Dr Jaya Prakash for guiding us on the research project. I have a totally new vision of the research. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity, Thank you SRM and Pro VC Prof D. Narayana Rao Sir for encouraging us to file patents and promoting Research.
M.Vijaya Bhargava– The hurdles come hand in hand with opportunities. I am extremely happy about obtaining the patent and also I would like to mention our faculty mentors Dr Venkata Nori and Dr Jayaprakash who helped us ease our hurdles and helped us in our Project. I am extremely thankful to Hari Babu Sir from the Mechanical workshop for helping us physically build a prototype in these pandemic times.
Jithin Peram– I always wanted to be an entrepreneur and I wanted to explore unexplored territories. I would like to thank Dr Venkata Nori and Dr Jayaprakash for guiding us and giving me a wonderful new experience. I would like to thank Prof Jayaseelan from the Dept. of Biology for giving us the problem statement and the initial support on this project.
Meghana Bonthu– My knowledge of research has taken a wonderful turn due to this opportunity. I have imbibed a lot of confidence to pursue research and thanks to our esteemed faculty Dr Venkat and other professors from Mechanical Engineering. I would also like to thank Dr Sutharsan for his help with the test of our equipment.
SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh has been ranked second among Top Emerging Engineering Institute – Telangana & AP in the Times Engineering Institute Ranking Survey 2021. The research aimed to arrive at a list of top engineering colleges offering full-time courses, including four-year courses in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Designed by the renowned American builders Perkins + Will, SRM University-AP is a healthy, sustainable place to live, learn, work, play, and pursue research. The university offers various engineering, sciences, social sciences, entrepreneurial and management courses through its 17 departments spread across three schools. The campus is adorned with state-of-the-art labs equipped with cutting edge technology, 6 wifi enable hostels for 1500 students, a dining area with 1000 seating, an auditorium with 1000 seating capacity, a library with 100000+ books and offline/online subscriptions and many more.
SRM University-AP offers best in class education with the ‘Interdisciplinary Experiential Active Learning’ (IDEAL) curriculum, ‘Undergraduate Research Opportunities Project’ (UROP), Capstone Projects and Industry Internships. In view of the latest trends and industry demands, SRM University-AP’s pedagogical system was initially designed in partnership with MIT and has evolved to meet the changing needs of education.
Our students are offered exposure and global educational and entrepreneurship experience through the Semester abroad programme with UC Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northeastern University, Asia University-Taiwan, EFREI-France, Flinders University-Australia and others. We further offer a Unique Twinning Programme with IIT-Chicago for our engineering students, where they will pursue their initial two years in SRM AP and final two years on the IIT-Chicago campus.
The bright and brilliant maiden batch of SRM University-AP has secured 100% Placement. The very talented twins Rajarshi and Saptarshi Mazumder are offered international placements with PVP Inc, a strategic partner of Google Japan with an attractive package of 50 LPA. 71% of our students were placed with Dream and Super Dream offers. Computer Science and Engineering branch earned an average pay package of 8 LPA and other engineering branches secured an average package of 7 LPA in the Campus Placement Drive 2021. Our top recruiters include Amazon, Paypal, Bank of America, Standard Chartered Bank, Infosys, TCS to name a few.
The Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) of SRMAP is actively engaged to mould the leaders of tomorrow. The Hatchlab Research Center (TBI of SRM AP) is currently facilitating the incubation of 40+ student startups with 200+ industry mentors. Our student venture OurEye.ai has received a $120,000 angel investment. In addition, 10,000+ sqft, state of the art incubator space along with Seed funding are provided to every eligible student venture.
SRM University-AP puts an emphasis on quality research to serve society. Consequently, the nascent University has published 500+ research papers in high impact Scopus indexed journals, including Nature Communications. The University has filed/published 22 patents and working on 35 research projects with an outlay of 17.49 crores. The students have developed nature-friendly e-bike and face shields with biodegradable elements and received copyright from Indian Patent Office. SRM University-AP further promotes student-run labs such as Next-Tech Lab, Ennovab where students share their ideas to curate those into applications to benefit society.
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On July 29, 2020, the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), came into force by the Government of India. SRM University-AP organised a sought after webinar titled “Creating a Vibrant Knowledge Society – An Indian Strategy for 21st Century” on July 24, 2021, as a part of its University Distinguished Lecture Series. Padma Vibhushan Dr K Kasturirangan, Chairman, National Education Policy-2020 (NEP), expounded the salient features and importance of the National Educational Policy. Dr Audimulapu Suresh, Hon’ble Minister for Education, Andhra Pradesh, and Prof Vijayalakshmi Saxena, General President, ISCA, delivered special addresses.
Prof. D. Narayana Rao, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, SRM University – AP in his welcome address said that the NEP – 2020 laid the foundation for a new India of the 21st Century. He said that NEP is poised to yield outstanding results in the fields of Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science & Technology Development in the country. Prof. Narayana Rao said that NEP 2020 is a game-changer for education in the country. He also opined that no country has achieved self-reliance without education of high quality.
In his Distinguished Lecture, Dr Kasturirangan asserted that over the next decade, India would have the highest population of young people in the world, more than 50% below the age of 35 years aspiring for high-quality education.
“How to learn? Moreover, how to become lifelong learners?-This is a critical question that needs to be addressed appropriately. Furthermore, the education of the future generations needs to be reconfigured to meet the targets of the sustainable development goals set for the year 2030. Especially goals for quality education seek higher inclusion, equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all,” explained Dr Kasturirangan.
Dr Kasturirangan further delineated, “India now needs an education system aligned with the aspirational goals of the 21st century while remaining rooted to India’s values, systems and ethos. NEP-2020 is crafted to provide an integrative yet flexible approach to education, keeping the interconnections of various phases of education. NEP-2020 is an end-to-end educational roadmap for the country with a broad view of encompassing holistic development, kindling the true potentials of the individuals. The policy is designed in accordance with developmental, cognitive and educational psychology, indicating that 5+3+3+4 design is better suited to a child’s learning trajectory.”
Dr Kasturirangan further explained the role of universities, degree colleges, the importance of open and distance education and the role of teachers. Teachers are the pillars of the successful implementation of NEP-2020. The new policy has facilitated the teachers and revised their roles to achieve the goal.
The major emphasis given in the policy is to the aspect of holistic and multidisciplinary education as the fundamental component of every level of education. Universities are perennial sources to generate and disseminate new ideas and knowledge. These are the effective eco-systems for interactions among diverse disciplines. He further requested SRM University-AP to consider setting up a Centre of Excellence in Education to offer B.Ed and M.Ed courses to prepare teachers.
Dr Kasturirangan said that the teachers trained in universities amongst the passionate and high profile Professors, will be excellent teachers and excel in teaching. Thus, the Universities need to take the initiative of setting up Centres of Excellence in education. At the Post-graduation level, one of the key recommendations of the policy is the strengthening of the research at the university system. The policy recommends the creation of a National Research Foundations for the purpose. National Research Foundation came into being with the vision of increasing the quantum and scope of quality research across all disciplines, creating a much larger workforce in the country. It also aims to promote Indian Art, Culture and Languages.
The policy also highlights the critical need to manage research at all levels- pure, applied, transactional, and research addressed to specific needs of the industry and social objectives. The primary role of the National Research Foundation will be to nurture a vibrant research eco-system through adequate funding, mentoring and support of multidisciplinary research in Arts and Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, including educational technology. Dr K. Kasturirangan emphatically mentioned that India will be the skill capital of the world. He also mentioned that India must lead in emerging technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing, Neurosciences, e-mobility etc.
In his Presidential Address, Dr Adimulapu Suresh expressed his happiness to share the various initiatives that Government of Andhra Pradesh is taking towards implementing National Education Policy-2020. Dr Suresh said that the Government of Andhra Pradesh, under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, has accepted the concept and recommendations of National Education Policy-2020 that it has envisaged.
Dr Suresh agreed that education should have equality, accessibility, affordability, accountability and reachability among all. In the 21st century, poverty can no longer be a barrier to education. Hence, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has introduced several novel programmes and schemes to bring education to everyone, and NEP-2020’s recommendations have aided to take their schemes forward.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh believes that mothers are the key to an educated family. Therefore, the Government has introduced an incentive programme for mothers. Every mother who sends her child to a school will get 15000 rupees from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The Government has further introduced Full Fee Reimbursement for the students below poverty level.
Dr Suresh proclaimed, “People who were denied education for centuries now can find their voices. Not a single child will be denied education. Hence, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has allocated 17% of its budget, i.e. nearly thirty thousand crores, for education. We are currently spending 2-3% of GSDP for education which is very close to what has been prescribed in the NEP-2020. Following the recommendation of NEP-2020, The Government of Andhra Pradesh is also introducing Academic Banks of Credits (ABC) and Choice based credit system (CBCS) to provide students with freedom and flexibility in education.”
Dr Suresh further mentioned that NEP-2020 emphasises Higher Education but does not enlighten much on Primary Education. CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken revolutionary steps to reconstruct Primary Education, developing the common curriculum and language training. Along with that, The Government is also putting an emphasis on Communicative and Soft Skill Training. Therefore, the Government of Andhra Pradesh can proudly say that that they have been the first state in the nation to imbibe the recommendations of National Education Policy-2020.
Dr Vijayalakshmi Saxena, in the Special Address, further elaborated that the previous policy on education was decades old. With the changing time, the policy also needs to be improvised. NEP-2020 has filled the void and came up with suggestions for the making of the 21st century. She said, “As educators, it is our duty to bring youngsters to take up new challenges. The vision of Indian Education, as mentioned in the policy, is to touch everyone’s life, consistent with their needs and necessities. she concluded.
Prof D Narayana Rao, Pro-Vice-Chancellor presented the book – Space and Beyond: Professional Voyage of K. Kasturirangan, to the Hon’ble Minister, and mementoes to all the speakers.
In his concluding remarks, Prof VS Rao, Vice-Chancellor of SRM University-AP, congratulated Dr Kasturirangan for the brilliantly conceptualized new education policy. He agreed with Dr Kasturirangan to the need of having a dedicated centre for the advancement of education. Prof Rao announced the inception of the Centre of Educational Innovation and Excellence that SRM University-AP has envisaged in the near future.