• Team Sunshine celebrate Children’s day in magnificence November 16, 2021

    Children’s dayChildren’s Day celebrations were held at Nirukonda and Nauluru government schools from Friday to Monday under the auspices of the Student Affairs department at SRM University-AP. The programme named SRM Sunshine, organised various games and competitions for students from classes one to ten and distributed prizes to winners. The essay writing, drawing, running, skipping and musical chair competitions focused on children and their enjoyment contributing to their cognitive development.

    Students of SRM University-AP mingled with the children involving them in various games. The tiny tots of Preschool and Pre-primary celebrated the day with much joy and enthusiasm. The celebrations began on Friday, followed by a variety of fun-filled activities and games planned by the Sunshine team. Children were given chocolates and gifts like crayons, pencils etc. as a token of appreciation. The event was attended by Ms Revathi Balakrishnan, Assistant Director – Student Affairs; Dr Abdul Mohimin, Assistant Director – Physical Education and Mr Narendra Babu, Manager – Student Affairs.

    Every year on November 14 India celebrates Children’s Day, the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. The day is also known as Bal Diwas. He adored children and once said that children are the country’s future and that they should be loved. Children also adored him and referred to him as ‘Chacha Nehru.’

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  • Plastics: Pollution to Solution! October 26, 2021

     Solution to plastic pollutionAs a part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” campaign, the Department of Students’ Affairs at SRM University-AP is organising an awareness programme to avoid the threat of single-use plastics. Ms Janki Govani, Environment Advisor at Corpseed ITES Pvt. Ltd will be the guest speaker of the event scheduled to be held on October 28, 2021, at 6.30 pm.

    Between 4 and 12 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year due to rising plastic production, low recycling rates, and poor waste management—enough to cover every foot of coastline on the earth! In the next 20 years, that figure is expected to quadruple. Plastic pollution is one of the most serious threats to the health of the world’s oceans. However, there are a variety of plastic pollution solutions that you may get involved in. Join this engaging webinar to know more!

    About the Speaker:

    Ms Janki Govani is currently serving as Environment Advisor at Corpseed ITES Pvt. Ltd., Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Her major work involves advisory for plastic waste management, plastic waste recycling plant setup, extended producer responsibility (EPR), e-waste management, hazardous waste treatment and biomedical waste management. She has pursued MTech in Environmental Engineering earning a Gold medal from Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat. She has worked on various plastic waste projects that are published as 2 articles and 4 book chapters on various international platforms. She has also been awarded for her work on making bioplastics from Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre. Her major area of interest is plastic waste management and waste-to-energy from refused derived fuel.

    Tune in to this informative awareness programme on plastic pollution on October 28, 2021, at 6.30 pm.

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  • Mechanical Engineering students elaborate on their placement! September 29, 2021

    Chirag Vinod Kumar Menon and Mudireddy Raviteja Reddy from the Department of Mechanical Engineering are placed in Ather Energy with a CTC of 10 LPA. These two brilliant students will be featured in the latest episode of “The Newsmakers” on 01 October 2021, at 06.45 pm.

    The Ather 450Xur and Ather 450 Plus are two electric scooters that the company manufactures. Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain established Ather Energy Pvt. Ltd., an Indian electric car startup, in 2013. It has also founded the Ather Grid electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the country. This session of Newsmakers will be a platform that provides a broader spectrum of the expectations and the pedagogy required to bridge the gap between academia and the industry in various aspects.

    Join this engaging session with our students on 01 October 2021, at 06.45 pm and gain inspirational insights on preparing for the campus recruitment drive!

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  • Learn the abilities of Self Improvement and Stress Assessment September 23, 2021

    A two-day workshop on Self Improvement and Stress Assessment is being organised by the Department of Student Affairs on September 23 and 24, 2021, at 6.45 pm. Dr Sayeda Afreen, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Assam Down Town University, Guwahati, Assam, will speak on September 23 on “Self Improvement”. The following day will feature Dr Asha Sarma, Assistant Professor (Programme Coordinator of Psychology), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Assam Down Town University, Guwahati, Assam, who will speak on “Stress Assessment”.

    Taking care of yourself will help maintain your physical, emotional, and mental reserves to prevent and manage stress. Effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life to make you happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal for one is to have a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head-on.

    An exciting and vibrant college life also comes with various challenges that a student needs to deal with. This, in turn, also contributes to stress, one’s self-esteem issue and coping mechanism. These factors can escalate and hamper a student’s academic performance, emotional and social well-being. Students are very likely to face some or many stressors that may test their adaptability, including adjusting to a new environment, balancing heavy workload, making new friends, becoming more independent and dealing with other issues. These complicated years can also have the presence of stress, low self-esteem and anxiety, due to which there is a dire need for Self-awareness and Stress management among college-going students. Self-improvement is the improvement of one’s knowledge, status, or character by one’s own efforts. It is the quest to make an individual better in any and every facet of life. Therefore, the topic mentioned above of the workshop is an attempt to help college-going students to have a better understanding of “Self” and general underlying causes of “Stress” in order to work towards Self-Improvement and Stress Assessment.

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  • Inauguration of Freshers’ Orientation 2021 September 23, 2021

    Starting University life can produce a lot of anxiety in a new student’s heart– “What should I study in college? Will I be able to make any friends? If I have a question, who should I contact?” Orientation programmes for freshers are designed to help students answer all of these concerns.

    SRM University-AP organises the second session of Freshers’ Orientation 2021 from September 23 to 01 October 2021 to expose students to university life and to acclimate them to their new surroundings. The programme will be inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor Prof V S Rao on 23 September 2021 at 9.15 am. Following the inaugural address, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof D Narayana Rao will address the students welcoming them to the university as the newest members of the SRM community.

    Students will be made aware of possibilities to socially integrate into the university culture during orientation. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the inaugural session of Freshers’ Orientation on September 23, 2021, at 9.15 am.

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  • An inspiring journey to winning TATA InnoVerse SolverHunt 10 September 16, 2021

    pavan mohanThe Newsmakers series is popular among Gen Z for various reasons. The Department of Student Affairs started this series to inspire the students of SRM University AP with motivating stories from their peers. Recently, Pavan Mohan, an undergraduate student from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, has received a monetary award of Rs.25000/- for winning TATA InnoVerse SolverHunt 10 conducted by Tata Sons’ Group Innovation. He will be featured on “The Newsmakers” to share his experience of the competition on September 16, 2021, at 6.45 pm. the event will be live-streamed on our official social media platforms.

    Tata Innoverse SolverHunt is one of the key projects of Tata Group that is aimed to use the ingenuity and agility of young minds to speed up the process of discovering solutions to some of Tata Companies’ most difficult challenges. Tata InnoVerse SolverHunt was created by Tata Sons’ Group Innovation to provide a platform for young minds to participate in collaborative problem-solving.

    Join the exciting session today at 6.45 pm and learn more from Pavan himself.

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  • Algorithms as the game-changer in the digital era September 14, 2021

    Industrie 4.0 has become increasingly global and cross-industry, driving digital transformation across industries, businesses, and governments. SRM University-AP observes National Engineers’ day with an inspiring talk by Mr Dasari Ramakrishna, Managing Director, Efftronics Systems Pvt. Ltd., on September 15, 2021, at 06.45 pm.

    The heartbeat of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is algorithms. While algorithms are not new, the transition of businesses to be algorithmic is game-changing. Mathematicians describe an algorithm as an encapsulated set of rules that act on data to determine an outcome. In today’s digitalized world, companies use algorithms on a daily basis to influence and support decisions (fact-based decision making). In system development, algorithms building is the most challenging and major activity. Often engineers are expected to build completely new algorithms which are not available in the market (internet). One should adopt commonly available algorithms when required. But what is more important is to use various algorithmic concepts/principles together in combination to build a new algorithm. Like any development, algorithms building also follows the cycle of defining, analysing, designing, implementing, and testing iteratively in a systematic way. If one had to build algorithmic thinking, they need to practice with different scenarios, reflect upon the results and experiment continuously.

    Every year on September 15, India commemorates Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya’s accomplishments by observing National Engineers Day. Visvesvaraya, the Bharat Ratna awardee, was born in the Karnataka village of Muddenahalli on September 15, 1861. As a pioneer in engineering, he made numerous contributions to the infrastructural backbone of the country.

    About the Speaker:
    Mr Dasari Ramakrishna is the founding CEO of Efftronics Systems Pvt. Ltd., established in 1985. Backed by rich R&D, Efftronics is now a leading provider of smart solutions for railway signalling, smart cities, smart buildings and industries. He is the architect of one of India’s largest IoT networks built for Indian railways with more than 6 million things connected across 9000 locations. He is a continuous learner & thought leader. Under his leadership, Efftronics has innovated more than 50 solutions for different domains. By continually growing Efftronics, Mr Ramakrishna has proved to the Indian industry that “With right aspirations and sincere effort to deliver value to customers, it is possible to be successful and location doesn’t matter.” He is the former chairman of CII- A.P State Council. He serves as a member of the board of studies, academic councils and governing body for several educational institutions and advisor for various universities.

    Join this rekindling session on September 15, 2021, at 06.45 pm to understand the complexities of algorithm building.

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  • In conversation with Dr Venkata Ramana Akula September 7, 2021

    The Freshmen Orientation Programme 2021 brings another exciting session with Dr Venkata Ramana Akula, Founder & CEO, AVERA, on September 08, 2021, at 10.45 am.

    Dr Ramana AVE, an innovative and performance-driven entrepreneur with a deep passion for technology and business, led the development of India’s first largest electric scooter manufacturing unit AVERA at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Being the Founder & Chief Executive officer for AVERA, he is experienced in managing all aspects of business development, including quality, product development and identifying new segments with growth opportunities. Dr Ramana was the man behind the inception of India’s first high-speed electric scooter RETROSA. An accomplished businessman with excellent leadership skills, Dr Ramana, is known for delivering substantial revenue and profits gained in a highly competitive market.

    Join the session to interact with the entrepreneur on September 08, 2021, at 10.45 am to learn more about business ventures and ideas.

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  • Liza Hazarika to usher in the Powers of Mind September 7, 2021

    Ms Liza Hazarika is joining the Freshmen Orientation Programme-2021 on September 08, 2021, at 9.30 am to deliver an interesting talk on “Power of Mind”.

    Ms Liza Hazarika is currently working as a psychologist with Forward Seamen’s Union of India and is also associated with Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust as a volunteer and psychologist.

    Ms Hazarika is a certified Spiritual therapist from Amrit Asmi Institute. She believes in a holistic approach to treatment. She is the founder of Call For Healing, a space for spiritual practices. Ms Hazarika is also actively involved in several Non-Governmental Organizations working in areas of mental health. She has done her Master’s in Clinical psychology and Bachelor’s in Psychology from Handique Girl’s College, Guwahati.

    Join her on September 08, 2021, at 9.30 am to learn to unleash the powers of the mind.

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  • Motivational session with Professor Upadrasta Ramamurty September 4, 2021

    Freshmen Orientation Programme-2021 welcomes Professor Upadrasta Ramamurty, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, to deliver a talk on September 06, 2021, at 12 noon.

    Professor Upadrasta Ramamurty received a Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgy) degree from Andhra University in 1989 and a Master of Engineering (Metallurgy) degree from Indian Institute of Science in 1991, both with a Metallurgy specialisation, as well as a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Engineering from Brown University in 1994. His postdoctoral research was carried out at the University of California-Santa Barbara and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Professor Ramamurty is a widely respected researcher who has co-authored over 250 papers in peer-reviewed international journals that have been referenced over 9000 times (with a Hirsch index of 46) in both the Web of Science and Scopus databases. Several honours, including the Chinese Academy of Sciences’, the Lee Hsun Lecture Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, TWAS Prize (Engineering Sciences), CNR Rao Prize Lecture in Advanced Materials of Materials Research Society of India, J.C. Bose National Fellowship and Swarnajayanthi Fellowships of Government of India, Metallurgist of the Year Award by Indian Institute of Metals, and Scopus Young Scientist Award, have acknowledged his research efforts.

    Professor Ramamurty is an elected fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Indian Academy of Sciences, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He held numerous distinguished/invited professor/scientist positions around the world, including the Institute of Materials Research (IMRE) in Singapore, Zhejiang University in China (Qiushi Distinguished Visiting Professor), Université de Lorraine in France (Exceptional Class Professeur invité), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in India, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Since 2014, Professor Ramamurty has served as an Editor for Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia. Professor Ramamurty’s research focuses on addressing fundamental scientific and technological difficulties in the materials/mechanics domains, which have direct implications for advanced manufacturing as well as component structural integrity and reliability.

    Professor Ramamurty made significant contributions to the understanding of the mechanical behaviour of advanced metallic alloys, composites, and molecular crystals during the course of a nearly three-decade professional career. The nature of his work is both fundamental as well as applied and hence was continuously supported by industrial giants like Boeing, General Motors and Rolls Royce.

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