• Joining Hands to Save Lives: Celebrating World Blood Donor’s Day June 18, 2024

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    In a commendable display of community spirit and dedication to saving lives, SRM University-AP hosted a Blood Donation Camp to honour World Blood Donor’s Day. Organised in collaboration with Guntur Medical College, the event marked a significant success and underscored the university’s steadfast commitment to societal welfare.

    The camp’s inauguration was graced by Chief Guest Mr Venugopal Reddy, Collector of the Guntur Region. He was accompanied by Dr V Kiran Kumar, Chief Surgeon, and his team from the Government Blood Centre at Government General Hospital-Guntur, Dr R Premkumar, Registrar of SRM University-AP, and Ms Revathi Balakrishnan, Associate Director of Student Affairs, and other key dignitaries witnessed the inaugural ceremony.

    In his opening address, Mr Venugopal Reddy stressed the crucial significance of blood donation, emphasising that “Blood is a vital component that cannot be artificially manufactured in laboratories.”

    Registrar Dr Premkumar emphasised the importance of donating blood and highlighted that “donation continues to be the sole way to guarantee an ongoing supply of this life-saving elixir.” He stressed the significance of these camps in cultivating a culture of altruism and accountability within the university community.

    The university enthusiastically participates in coordinating frequent blood donation drives to support the community and meet the demand for blood donations. The event also served as a platform to dispel myths surrounding blood donation, thereby encouraging broader participation. The students, faculty, and staff of SRM University-AP showed immense enthusiasm in donating blood, significantly contributing to the camp’s outstanding success.

    Adding to the day’s significance, Dr Karthik Rajendran, Associate Dean-QAR, was honoured with the Lifesaver Award by the Indian Red Cross Society. This prestigious accolade was bestowed in recognition of his substantial contributions to blood donation and his unwavering commitment to saving lives.

    The varsity’s Blood Donation Camp exemplifies the profound impact of collective effort in addressing critical healthcare needs. It highlights the university’s unwavering commitment to making a positive societal impact and reinforces the importance of regular blood donation and community service.


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  • Igniting the Flame of Democracy: ‘Mera Pahala Vote Desh ke Liye’ Initiative March 7, 2024


    The campus of SRM University-AP was abuzz with a palpable energy as the Directorate of Student Affairs hosted the electrifying “Mera Pahala Vote Desh ke Liye” (My First Vote for the Nation) initiative on March 07, 2024. In a powerful display of civic engagement, students rallied together to celebrate the essence of democracy and ignite the flame of active citizenship.

    The event kicked off with a captivating video screening that transported attendees on a journey through India’s vibrant democratic tapestry. Stories of ordinary citizens whose votes reshaped destinies unfolded before their eyes, reminding them of the transformative power they wield with a single mark on the ballot.

    As the last frame faded, a solemn hush fell upon the gathering, and a collective pledge echoed through the halls. Students’ voices, united in purpose, vowed to exercise their constitutional rights and make their voices heard in the democratic process. The atmosphere crackled with determination and a renewed sense of responsibility.


    But the celebration didn’t stop there! In a burst of youthful enthusiasm, a dedicated selfie point sprung to life, capturing the infectious energy of the moment. Students eagerly posed, their smiles radiating pride and purpose as they immortalised their commitment to shaping the nation’s future.

    SRM University-AP‘s commitment to nurturing responsible citizens was displayed as the institution partnered with the Election Commission of India to kindle the flame of democratic participation. With each selfie shared and pledge taken, a powerful message resounded: the future belongs to those actively shaping it.

    As the event drew to a close, the campus hummed with a renewed sense of purpose, a collective awakening to the responsibilities and privileges of being citizens of the world’s largest democracy. The ‘Mera Pahala Vote Desh ke Liye’ initiative has undoubtedly left an indelible mark, igniting a fire within the hearts and minds of SRMites – a fire that will guide them as they navigate the intricate tapestry of India’s democratic journey.


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  • Celebrating Christmas on Campus: A Joyous University Tradition December 28, 2023

    The spirit of Christmas echoed through the halls of our campus this year as students, faculty, and staff came together to celebrate the festive season. The Christmas celebration organised by the Directorate of Student Affairs was a grand affair, with enthusiastic participation from key figures, including the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Deans of all schools, and dedicated faculty and staff.

    The event saw an inclusive participation of international students, adding a global touch to the festivities. The diverse cultural backgrounds of the international students enriched the celebration, reflecting the unity in diversity that defines the academic community at SRM University-AP.

    One of the highlights of the Christmas celebration was the active involvement of the university leadership. The Vice-Chancellor, with a radiant smile, inaugurated the event, setting a joyous tone for the entire gathering. The heart of the celebration was the involvement of both local and international students. The student affairs directorate organised a series of entertaining games and activities that brought everyone together. International students, showcasing their unique talents, not only participated actively but also emerged victorious in several competitions, winning well-deserved prizes.


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  • Community training on Hands-Only CPR September 27, 2022

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    SRM University-AP, in collaboration with AIIMS Mangalagiri and the American Heart Association, is organising a Community Training on Hands-Only CPR on September 29, 2022, World Heart Day. Heart health is a fundamental human right and an essential component of global health justice.

    World Heart Day was established by the World Heart Federation to educate people around the world that cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the world. The campaign highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD. It tries to motivate individuals to take action by educating them about how risk factors such as cigarette use, poor diet, and physical inactivity can prevent at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke.

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency lifesaving technique to be performed during instances of cardiac arrest or heart attack, or situations where someone’s heartbeat has stopped. CPR can double or triple the chances of survival after cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association is the leader in resuscitation science, education, and training and the publisher of the official Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

    Learning Hands-Only CPR is learning an essential skill that would enable you to save a life!

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  • The Newsmakers: A session with Ms Pragya Gupta September 16, 2022

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    The Department of Student Affairs brings to you another segment of The Newsmakers session with Ms Pragya Gupta. Ms Pragya was one among the two students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering who secured the coveted Mitacs Global Link Research Internship. She will deliberate on the topic “Guidelines for the application process of Mitacs”

    Date: September 18, 2022

    Time: 06.00 pm to 07.00 pm

    Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a highly competitive programme that pairs top-ranked international students having specific research expertise from 15 countries worldwide with faculty at top Canadian academic institutions. This is a twelve (12) week research project of mutual interest between May and October 2022.

    As a fully funded programme, Mitacs and AICTE will administer the grant. Students can choose from about 14k+ projects in disciplines like Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities.

    Ms Pragya got hold of the opportunity to spend three months at Athabasca University – Edmonton, Canada, as a research intern to work on the project titled “Blockchains for Data Storage and Mining in Learning Analytics”.

    Join the webinar with Ms Pragya Gupta to know everything about the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship.

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  • Breaking the contract with unnecessary stress July 21, 2022

    Time to kick the stress outStress is an inescapable element of the modern age. At its core, stress is a response method of the body to the unpredictability of everyday life. People try their best to cope with the challenging changes in day-to-day life. When you let all those entangled thoughts and feelings percolate instead of finding the source of the things that stress you out, it starts to take a toll on your emotional and physical health. That’s why it’s important to find ways to mitigate your body and mind’s stress responses.

    The Department of Student Affairs is conducting a session on Time to kick the stress out to convey the importance of identifying harmful stress and managing it in the best way possible. Your intention shouldn’t be to eliminate all the stress but the unnecessary stress and effectively manage the rest. Student Counsellor Ms Liza Hazarika will be handling the session.

    Date: July 22, 2022

    Time: 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

    Venue: ALC 3 – Admin Block

    About the speaker

    Ms Liza Hazarika is a student counsellor with an open and versatile approach to Psychology. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Handique Girl’s College followed by her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Amity University. Ms Hazarika has worked as an On-call counsellor and Mental Well-being trainer with the Forward Seamen Union of India and International Transports’ federation. She has also worked with different NGOs like Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust, Protsahan, Aarogya Seva, etc. as Trainer, Educator, and On-call Counsellor.

    Let’s learn what triggers us and kick the stress out.

    Join the session!

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  • Find your place behind the screen July 7, 2022

    No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul

    – Ingmar Bergman

    Film-making-workshop-movie-club-srmapInside the dark space of a movie theatre, it’s just us, the screen, and the projecting light against the world. We join the revolt of the artist against the real. The very idea of perceiving the comfort and discomfort of a cinema while sitting with a bunch of unfamiliar faces is enough to make you fall into the rabbit hole of filmmaking.

    Ever wondered how people connect with people through mere moving images? Ever think of the stories you want to tell but cannot fix frames and pour life into them? It is the filmmaking enthusiast in you who makes you think of what is in a frame and what is out.

    The fascinating thing about cinema is that it is an endless tool made up of pretty much the same elements. Cinema uses the language of dreams and each of them is entirely different from the other. The Movie Club is ready with a filmmaking workshop to awaken the storyteller in you. The workshop offers an intensive and instructional five-day programme focusing on the five main agents of cinema, including Scriptwriting, Direction, Photography, Editing, and Acting.

    Date: From July 7 to July 11, 2022

    Time: 6 PM

    With every good film you see, you feel reborn

    Join the workshop and find your place behind the screen!

    Register now!

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  • Yesterday you said tomorrow! July 6, 2022

    Today is the new Tomorrow - Beat procrastinationProcrastination is irrational and existential at its core. The ambiguous nature of self-awareness makes us feel rotten and glad at the same time while putting things off for a moment. It is a coping mechanism to resist the challenging emotions caused by the sight of certain tasks. That’s why procrastination is never an issue of time management but emotion regulation. It becomes a habit and not a once-in-a-blue-moon phenomenon.

    The Department of Student Affairs is coming up with a talk on Today is the new Tomorrow – Beat procrastination, which will be handled by Student Counsellor Ms Sridevi Srinath.  It’s time to break the ties between procrastination and productivity. It has nothing to do with the effectiveness of productive effort but with managing emotions. This session will help you break the procrastination cycle and develop an action plan that works for you.

    Date: July 07, 2022

    Time: 4 pm to 5 pm

    About the speaker

    Ms Sridevi Srinath has been in the field of counselling for over eight years. She holds an MSc in Counselling Psychology from Madras School of Social Work and an MPhil in Psychology from the University of Madras. Working in a school previously, she has over five years of experience in impacting the lives of children and adults across issues such as anxiety, stress, behavioural changes, soft and life skills, and career guidance, to name a few. She also has certification from UCLA Extension in Career Guidance and Counselling.

    Come, and join the session!

    Let tomorrow be a fallacy; start getting your stuff done today

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  • Celebrating International Yoga Day 2022 June 18, 2022

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    Yoga essentially refers to exploring one’s highest self through the unison of mind and body. The 3000-year-old tradition of yoga is hailed worldwide as a panacea to all human ailments. Yoga promotes holistic well-being through a combination of mindful and muscular practices. As the society is caught in an endless chase for worldly happiness, the philosophy of yoga gains immense importance to regulate and moderate human lives. It reveals the magic of remaining happy and tranquil in being oneself. The ultimate goal of yoga is to reach a sustained state of pure awareness.

    The Department of Student Affairs is celebrating International Yoga Day 2022 to pay respect to this invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition and to illuminate students on the need to make yoga an essential part of their day-to-day lives.


    Date: June 21, 2022

    Time: 3.30 pm

    Venue: ALC 4

    The resource persons for the day are Mr Venkata Krishna Kumar S, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture-Vijayawada and Mr Ram Pavan, Broadcast Engineer, Doordarshan Kendra, Vijayawada. Mr Venkata Krishna Kumar is a practitioner of Heartfulness for 19 years and is also a certified trainer of Heartfulness since 2021. Mr Ram Pavan has also been practising Heartfulness yoga for the past 15 years and is serving as a trainer with Heartfulness institute with a mission to uplift the standards of life.

    Join the celebration to disseminate the power of #yogaforself and #yogaforhumanity.

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  • We make a life by what we give June 13, 2022

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    Miracles do happen if we are willing to believe in the power of giving. The World Blood Donor Day 2022 calls attention to the significance of voluntary blood donations in saving lives and enhancing solidarity within communities. The day aims to spread gratitude toward blood donors worldwide and create a broader understanding of the need for regular, unpaid blood donation. The day is an opportunity to highlight the urgency of committed and year-round blood donation to ensure adequate resources and achieve universal access.

    This World Blood Donor Day, the Department of Student Affairs, in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society and STEP, Swasakthi, Guntur celebrates the value of voluntary blood donations in improving social cohesion. Smt Vidadala Rajani, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Andhra Pradesh, will be the chief guest of the day. She is one of the young and dynamic individuals who became an MLA in her first election and created a record as the youngest ever MLA from Chilakaluripet Constituency. Guest of Honour, Shri Alla Ramakrishna Reddy, MLA Mangalagiri, will also grace the occasion with his esteemed presence.

    Date: June 14, 2022

    Time: 10.30 AM IST

    This World Blood Donor Day, donate blood for a reason and be the reason behind someone else’s life. Blood donation is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives!

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