- National-level Volleyball Competition at BITS Pilani: SRM University-AP Becomes the Champions February 8, 2023
SRM University-AP won the national-level volleyball competition held at BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus from February 2 to February 5, 2023, as part of Arena 2023. In the finals held on Sunday, the Women’s Volleyball team of SRM University-AP won the trophy with a 3-0 scoreline against the St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad.
Arena is an annual national-level sports festival of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus, for university-level students. Arena 2023 competitions were held in the first week of February 2023. Bhavishya, the team captain of SRM AP’s Women’s Volleyball team, co-players Jhansi, Anishka, and others showed immaculate talent and brought the team to the shores of victory.
Similarly, Nayan, a CSE student of SRM AP, bagged second place in the powerlifting competition in the 80 kg category. Nayan proved his talent and won the silver medal. T Vamsi coached the volleyball team under the guidance of Dr Vijay Kumar Upadhyay, Director of Sports and Abdul Mohimin, Assistant Director of Sports. The winners were felicitated by Pro-Chancellor Dr P Sathyanarayanan, Vice Chancellor Prof. Manoj K Arora, and Registrar Dr R Premkumar of SRM University-AP.Continue reading →
- Successful Food-Tech Venture hoists Jaswanth to Newer Heights! December 19, 2022
“The best way to predict the future is to create it”. Jaswanth Sai has proved to be a living and breathing manifestation of this quote with his determination and hard work. The Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce that Jaswanth Sai Idupulapati, a 3rd year BBA student, has successfully started his own food-tech company, Open Cafe, a cloud kitchen enterprise. Cloud kitchens are centralised, licensed commercial food production facilities where one to dozens of restaurants rent space to prepare delivery-optimised menu items. Jaswanth, an enthusiastic student of the Hatchlab Research Centre had started his business with an investment of Rs. 5000/- and today his turnover is more than 20L per month for a business that was started just three months ago!
“We invested Rs. 5000 and brought a van full of biriyani outside the main gate of our university. Hours passed and not a single sale happened. Those moments were not only depressing but also terribly demotivating. But as a leader, I had to rise up! We immediately changed the pricing strategy and shared the same via WhatsApp groups. In the next 45 minutes, we were left with empty vessels and a handful of cash. Profit was less; the learning and our confidence levels were mountain high,” Jaswanth excitedly mentioned about his first day of business.
As of now, Open Cafe caters to more than 1000+ students from SRM AP and VITAP, with quality food items that are delivered with a caption – 15 minutes delivery. Jaswanth has 15 employees and a big renovated kitchen, generating employment and thousands of satisfied customers.
His dedication and hardcore willpower allowed the materialisation of his idea into reality. Congratulations to Jaswanth Sai for his astonishing achievement!Continue reading →
- Three international offers in Japan: Placement 2022 hits a new peak December 6, 2022
Japan boasts the third-largest economy in the world. Being an incredible destination for aspirants, Japan proffers limitless opportunities and a rewarding career. The International offers in Japan are the brand-new addition to the success saga of placement 2022 at SRM University-AP. Three students from the class of 2022 have been placed with the international firm PVP in Japan with a lucrative salary package of 45 LPA. Alex Martin Mason, Ravi Srihitha, and Sahitha Yalamanchili of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering are making the institution proud with their academic rigour and industrial skillset.
Japan is well known for its concrete work ethic and fascinating culture. For students to be placed in Japan, more than just technical training, Japanese language proficiency and cultural knowledge are equally important. The Directorate of Corporate Relations and Career Services made sure to equip the students with intensive training in the Japanese language and culture. The international placement is also a commendable achievement for the team working exclusively on Japanese placements.Continue reading →
- Acing national-level innovation marathon November 23, 2022
Vishal and Akanksha, students of SRM University- AP, won the National level VOIS for Tech Innovation Marathon 2022, which began on October 14 in Pune. They received a cash prize of Rs.2 lakhs, along with certificates and mementoes. Vodafone India, Voice, and Connecting Dreams Foundation jointly organised the Technology Marathon-2022 competition to bring out the latent technological creativity among engineering students.
Five hundred sixty teams from all over the country participated in the competition. Third-year Computer Science Engineering students Vishal Kumar Singh and Akanksha Patil participated in the competition on behalf of SRM University- AP. Both showed excellent talent and bagged the first position in the three-stage project presentation, Q&A, and review competitions. The organisers rewarded them with Rs.2 lakh and other souvenirs.
The winners, Vishal and Akanksha, were felicitated by President Dr P Satyanarayanan, Vice Chancellor Prof Manoj K Arora, and Registrar Dr Prem Kumar of SRM University- AP on Tuesday.Continue reading →
- Doctoral scholar secures visiting fellowship November 9, 2022
Exposure to international research opportunities promotes empirical learning at an impeccable level. International research ventures aid scholars to explore novel research avenues enabling a transformative progress for society through the field of science. The Department of Chemistry is glad to announce that Ms Jayasree K, PhD scholar, has been accepted for Short-Term Research Internship (STRI) for a period of six months from the Research Center of Environmental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan.
Ms Jayasree has been elevated in receiving the offer and delightfully keen on the new avenues she could explore through this opportunity. She is currently working in the field of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). In this particular research area, her major research objective is the design and development of a novel SERS substrate for food and bioanalysis.
“My internship mentor, Prof. Vinoth Kumar, KMU University is an expert in mass spectroscopy and High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Therefore, I have an option to hyphenate the Raman technique along with mass spectroscopy which leads Raman research to the next level for various applications”, commented Ms Jayasree on this incredible opportunity.
Her internship at Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) is based on the motive of research on food and environmental toxicity which would provide guidance on her first research project in the field of food analysis.
She has offered her sincere gratitude to her supervisor, Dr Rajapandiyan JP, Department of Chemistry for his constant support and advice from the application process to proposal writing, experimental planning etc. She also thanked SRM University- AP in providing support through the process and extending travel allowance and guidance.
Ms Jayasree utilizes this great opportunity to explore and discover herself, developing both personally and professionally. Through this internship she hopes to learn new skills, expand her knowledge in the field of research and explore career options in Taiwan.Continue reading →
- A champion in the making! October 17, 2022
Mastering martial arts is not an easy feat as it demands an exorbitant amount of effort from our physical as well as mental capability. Truly excelling in a martial art form can only be achieved through the manifestation of hardwork, perseverance and unwavering willpower. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is proud to announce that Ms Bala Ramya Sri Yerramreddy has been selected for the Wushu Championship at the 36th National Games, 2022.
Ms Bala Ramya had previously secured gold at both District and State Level Wushu competitions. Through her journey, she has exhibited strong willpower and dedication to reach these heights. She encourages students to pursue any field of sports or martial arts to attain a peaceful mental constitution as well as physical well-being. Martial arts also equips one with self-defence techniques against physical conflict.
Wushu, an ancient form of hard and soft Chinese martial arts, trains students with superior combat skills for self-defence and promotes sound mental and physical health. One is truly robust only with a healthy balance between well-tuned mind and body.
Her journey to the National Games 2022 representing the state of Andhra Pradesh is awe inspiring and an accomplishment of incredible pride.Continue reading →
- 15 Lakh investment for Manideep’s Hatchlab venture SPOCSQ Pvt October 6, 2022
Making an impact on society through revolutionary innovations is not an everyday thing. Manideep Surusomayajula from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering bagged an investment of 15 Lakh for his Hatchlab venture SPOCSQ Pvt. This is the first investment that has been secured by the startup project.
His startup deals with chip-based certification processes using Blockchain Technology. SPOCSQ is in the process of developing a tamper-proof certificate system based on chip and blockchain technology.
The investing company ThredzIT Information Technology Pvt. Ltd is willing to invest 20-30 Lakh for the final version of the product. This achievement is a milestone in Manideep’s career as it demonstrates his passion for entrepreneurship and innovation.Continue reading →
- An incredible journey to the India Book of Records September 26, 2022
It is a moment of immense pride for SRM University- AP to welcome a new record maker into our midst. P Vishnu Vardhan from the Department of Computer Science Engineering has carved his name into the India Book of Records for performing 48 double-under jump rope skips in 20 seconds. He has also managed to set two records in the National Book of World Records. When most surrender their favourite hobbies to the rush of our work and academic life, this incredible student has displayed hardwork and dedication to transform his hobby into a national record.
Mr Vishnu Vardhan comments on the multiple times he succumbed to giving up his hobby of skipping ropes but realised that it was a space of refuge amidst the pressures of the world. He has shown an incredible feat of courage and dedication to set this impressive record by braving the rejection that he initially had faced.
“When I came to know about the India Book of Records, it was my parents who made me apply for it but I was rejected the first time. I had lost all hope but my friends supported me to pursue my passion for skipping rope and also helped with my academics. Finally I have entered into the National Book of Records, twice and the India Book of Records as well”, he said.
He has extended a heartfelt note towards his parents and his friends, M Surya Teja and K Nithin, for their undying support and confidence that has guided him to attain this amazing achievement.
Mr Vishnu Vardhan hopes to represent SRM University- AP at the All India Inter University rope skipping competition and provide further laurels for the institution. His journey to setting national records proves that with passion, endurance and a generous amount of optimism, even the unachievable could be achieved.Continue reading →
- PhD scholars attended the INUP-i2i Familiarisation Workshop at IIT Kharagpur August 18, 2022
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) established the Indian Nanoelectronics User’s Programme (INUP) about a decade ago with the intention of improving skilled manpower in the areas of micro and nanoelectronics. This has laid the necessary foundation for the next step of the programme, INUP-i2i. It is a matter of pride that four PhD students from the Department of Chemistry attended the INUP-i2i Familiarisation Workshop on Nanofabrication and characterisations held from August 10 to 12, 2022, at IIT Kharagpur. Mr Syed Akhil, Mr Rahul SIngh, Mr Manoj Palabathuni, and Mr Subarna Biswas are the scholars who have grabbed this incredible opportunity.
Indian Nanoelectronics User’s Programme- Idea to Innovation (INUP-i2i) is developed to facilitate and support the generation of expertise in Nanoelectronics through participation and utilisation of the facilities at Nano-centres at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and IIT Guwahati.
INUP will provide easy access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication and characterisation facilities to researchers, thereby creating a critical mass of hands-on experimental researchers across the country. This workshop is being organised both for familiarisation and interaction of the participants with faculty members of IITKGP. INUP has provided the accommodation and food for these shortlisted students. At the end of the workshop, they presented a poster as well.Continue reading →
- Tummala Bhuvitha bags 3 gold in state-level rifle shooting August 12, 2022
Tummala Bhuvitha, Computer Science Engineering student at SRM University-AP showed exceptional talent in the 22nd state-level rifle shooting competition organised at Hyderabad Central University under the aegis of the National Rifle Association of India. She won the first position and 3 gold medals in the 10m air rifle shooting competitions held in senior, junior and youth categories, respectively.
More than 100 shooters from Andhra Pradesh took part in the competition held from the 4th to 7th of this month. Participating in the competition from SRM AP, Bhuvitha stunned the organisers by winning three gold medals in a row. Bhuvitha had won gold medals twice in the past in state and national level rifle shooting competitions held in different places. According to her father, Bhuvitha learned shooting techniques from Subrahmanyeshwar Rao, the coach at the Indian Academy of Shooting Sports in Vijayawada.
“I grew passionate about rifle shooting because it is an individual sport that requires so much concentration and focus”, says Ms Bhuvitha while sharing the joy of her success. University President Dr P Satyanarayanan, Vice-Chancellor Prof V S Rao and Registrar Dr R Premkumar praised Bhuvitha for winning three gold medals consecutively in state-level competitions.Continue reading →