• Dr Varaprasad Reddy joins orientation programme to motivate students August 26, 2021

    In the next chapter of the Freshmen Orientation Programme-2021, PADMA BHUSHAN Dr Varaprasad Reddy – Founder & Chairman of Shantha Biotechnics Ltd. will be joining us on September 03, 2021, at 10.45 am to meet and greet the new students.

    Dr Varaprasad Reddy is a versatile personality who has excelled in various domains of science and technology, entrepreneurship, and industrial development. He is the founder of Shantha Biotechnics, a company that purposes to produce cost-efficient vaccines for the dwellers of India. Shantha Biotechnics developed India’s first ‘indigenously developed’ vaccine against Hepatitis-B, which was made available in the market at a much-reduced cost compared to the imported alternatives.

    The credit is due to Dr Varaprasad Reddy and his vision for enabling India to become the leading manufacturer of vaccines. His fervour to contribute to the country won him several accolades, such as the coveted PADMA BHUSHAN award from the government of India and honorary ‘doctorate’ from various universities of repute. The Freshmen 2021 are encouraged to avail the opportunity of attending the session with the illustrious Dr Varaprasad Reddy on September 03, 2021, at 10.45 am, who would propel you towards brilliance and compassion.

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  • Prof B S Murty to inspire Freshers-2021 August 25, 2021

    To grace the Freshmen Orientation Programme-2021 even further, Prof B S Murty, Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, will be delivering an inspiring talk to the freshers of this academic season on September 06, 2021, at 9.30 am.

    Prof B S Murthy is an Indian metallurgist who has been recognised with the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Science and Technology in 2007, the highest science award in India. Formerly, he was the Head of the Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, after being the Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. The celebrated scientist will explain the future of research in science and technology and how students should prepare themselves from their undergraduate days.

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  • Learn the tricks to calm and organise your mind with Ragini Mathur August 24, 2021

    Freshmen Orientation 2021 ragini mathurThe well-designed Freshmen Orientation Programme-2021 not only gives an overview of the university systems and process but also provides a gateway to holistic development for the students. Progressing with the orientation programmes, the second session on the mindfulness of the students has been planned in collaboration with Heartfulness Institute for August 27, 2021, at 2.30 pm. Ms Ragini Mathur, one of the dedicated trainers of Heartfulness Institute, will enlighten the students on “Refresh (Organizing the Mind)”.

    Ms Ragini Mathur started her career as a Government teacher. She later got selected in Central Railways in RE Project. She secured promotion and became Divisional Railway Manager for the Bhopal Region. After taking voluntary retirement from Railway Services, she worked as an Administrative Office Superintendent. She joined Heartfulness Institute more the two and half decades ago and became a trainer in 2011. The versatile Ms Mathur has also worked as a radio jockey and a casual announcer for Yuvvani Programme in Akashvani. At present, she is working as a Campus Connect Coordinator for the Heartfulness Institute.

    Join the session on August 27, 2021, at 2.30 pm to learn the tricks to calm and organise your mind from the expert herself.

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  • “Reset (Relaxation & Meditation)” with Rikita Swaroop August 24, 2021

    Freshmen Orientation 2021 ritika swaroopAfter the grand opening of the Freshmen Orientation Programme-2021, it is now time to move forward. SRM University believes in holistic education that is not confined inside the classrooms. The university believes that it is equally important to take care of one’s mental and emotional health along with academic activities. Therefore, beyond the motivational lectures, SRM University-AP has organized “Reset, Refresh and Recharge” in collaboration with Heartfulness Institute to help students understand the importance of internal health. The first session will be conducted on August 26, 2021, at 2.30 pm with Ms Rikita Swaroop, explaining the importance of “Reset (Relaxation & Meditation)”.

    Ms Rikita Swaroop currently works in Amity University, Jharkhand, as an Assistant Professor responsible for taking sessions in Business Communications and Soft skills. She is also the Joint secretary for IYA- Jharkhand chapter and State coordinator, Heartful Campus. She is an able Trainer, Speaker, Anchor/Host, Moderator for various programs, esp. online sessions and webinars for teachers, students, faculties across the country on topics like – Heartful Living; Becoming your own Masterpiece; Unleashing Potential – Peak Performance; Heartful Communicator.

    Ms Swaroop has an M.Tech in Hospitality Management from LAD College, Nagpur, Maharashtra. She is a Certified Master Trainer – National Skill Qualification Framework Level – 6, Certified Hospitality Educator from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (2003-08) and Certified Career Development Facilitator, Dheya Career Mentors (I) Pvt. Ltd.

    She has worked on consulting, delivering and facilitating training in the Corporate, Government and Education sectors for the last 20 years as independent assignments as well as a part of her association with 45 reputed organizations such as Infosys- Pune, IIHM TAJ Aurangabad, DOMINO’S Pizza, Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai, IL&FS ETS, Pune, Vinsys IT Services India Pvt. Ltd, Pune, Air Hostess Academy, PUNE etc.

    She is an active member of Heartfulness Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes balanced living through the practice of Meditation. She is a practitioner and Trainer for Heartfulness Meditation for the last 4 years. She believes in the integration of Education and Meditation for the holistic development of the Youth.

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  • In Conversation with Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan August 24, 2021

    Dr Jayaprakash NarayanIn continuation with the Freshmen Orientation Programme 2021, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, has requested Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan, celebrated physician, political reformer, and columnist, to address the Freshmen 2021 on August 28, 2021, at 10.45 am.

    Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan is a former physician, political reformer, and columnist, celebrated for his role in electoral reforms and the Right to Information (RTI) act. He is the founder and the President of Lok Satta Party and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh. He is also the founder and General Secretary of Foundation for Democratic Reforms (NGO), an independent public-policy think-tank and research-resource centre.

    Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan’s substantial experience sprawled across spheres of agriculture, technology, and youth rehabilitation, will enthuse the students of SRM University AP to foster revolutionary visions contributing to the development of the society.

    Students are urged to attend the stirring session by Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan – the inspiring and illustrious personality on August 28, 2021, at 10.45 am.

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  • Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana motivates freshers in a captivating session August 24, 2021

    SRM University-AP’s Freshmen Orientation Programme-2021 starts with the first motivational speech of this season with Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana as the keynote speaker. Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana, Director of IIT Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, will grace the event with a captivating interactive session with the freshmen-2021. The session has been scheduled for August 26, 2021, at 10.30 am.

    Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana is currently the Chairman of the Implementation Committee for IIT Madras Research Park – Phase II. In the past, he has been in the committees for setting up new campuses, including – IIM Trichy, IIT Indore and IIT Jodhpur. Formerly, Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana has been a Professor in the Building Technology & Construction Management Division of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. Having received his B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras, MS, and PhD degrees with specialization in Construction Engineering and Management from Clemson University, USA, he joined Madras in 1991 as the faculty.

    In addition, Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana is the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Group, Project Management Institute (PMI) India; Vice-Chairman, Board of Advisors of The Glass Academy; Expert Member on the Board of Management of Building Materials & Promotion Council (BMTPC), and serves as Independent Director on five company boards. Further, he is the recipient of many academic awards, including the PMI (India) Distinguished Scholar Award (2011).

    Dr Kalidindi N Satyanarayana’s teaching, research and consulting interests in the areas of project management, construction contracts, construction productivity, construction equipment, C&D waste management, and public-private partnerships will be reflected in his inspirational session with the students of SRM University-AP.

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  • Photography Society celebrates World Photography Day August 18, 2021

    World Photography Day is an annual global celebration of photography’s art, craft, science, and history. The Photography Society at SRM University-AP is organising a session titled The Scientific Art of Photography on August 19, 2021, at 7.00 pm to raise awareness, share ideas, and encourage people who work in the field of photography. Dr Manjunatha Thondamal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences will be the chief guest of the event.

    The Photography Society, a student-led initiative of SRM University-AP is one of the active and vibrant clubs wherein students are trained to see and create meaning in what they are able to perceive. Students critically appraise and appreciate the process and product of photography in social-cultural contexts. The scientific art of capturing fleeting moments will be elaborated on by Dr Manjunatha during the session.

    All students are invited to join the event on August 19, 2021, at 7.00 pm and broaden the notion of what and how things can be seen.

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  • SRM University-AP celebrates 75 years of Indian Independence August 13, 2021

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, India will celebrate its 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2021. The theme of this year’s Independence Day celebrations is “Nation First, Always First.” SRM University-AP will participate in the virtual celebrations across India through Zoom at 9.00 am.

    After the Flag hoisting and National Anthem which will elicit patriotic fervour, the message for Independence Day will be delivered by the Vice-Chancellor Prof Vajja Sambasiva Rao. The event will move on to performances by the university’s student-led cultural groups.

    India’s freedom warriors fought a long and arduous battle for the country’s independence from the British Empire. And their contributions have motivated us for years. To commemorate the glorious lives of freedom fighters and to celebrate “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav”, let us join together virtually on August 15, 2021, at 9:00 am.

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  • India quiz on the eve of Independence August 13, 2021

    As various celebrations take place across the country, the Department of Students’ Affairs is conducting a quick and entertaining Quiz competition for the students of SRM University-AP on August 14, 2021, at 7.00 pm to see how well they know India!

    The tricolour will be unfurled from the Red Fort in Old Delhi by the Prime Minister of India, as it is every year. On this day we pay tribute to all of India’s great leaders who have heroically fought for the country’s freedom. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no large festivities or social events this year. The government, educational institutions and various organisations across India will broadcast their festivities and celebrations.

    The Quiz programme aims to foster in students the spirit of the country as we enter into the Diamond Jubilee of India’s Independence. All students are welcome to participate in the “Quiz on India” event on August 14, 2021, at 7.00 pm via the Zoom platform.

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  • Fit India Run on Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav August 10, 2021

    To celebrate the 75 years of India’s independence, “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, the Fit India Mission has conceptualised Fit India Freedom Run 2.0. To commemorate the occasion, SRM University-AP will symbolically join the nationwide virtual marathon on August 13, 2021, at 4.00 pm.

    FIT INDIA Movement was launched on 29th August 2019 by the Honorable Prime Minister with a view to make fitness an integral part of our daily lives. The mission of the Movement is to bring about behavioural changes and move towards a more physically active lifestyle. Towards achieving this mission, Fit India proposes to undertake various initiatives and conduct events to achieve the following objectives:

    • To promote fitness as easy, fun and free,
    • To spread awareness on fitness and various physical activities that promote fitness through focused campaigns,
    • To encourage indigenous sports,
    • To make fitness reach every school, college/university, panchayat/village, etc.
    • To create a platform for citizens of India to share information, drive awareness and encourage sharing of personal fitness stories.

    Fit India Run was conceived last year when the entire nation started following physical distancing in a ‘new normal’ lifestyle. To keep the imperative need for fitness active even while following the social distancing norms, Fit India Freedom Run was launched on the concept of the virtual run. The first edition of the campaign was held from 15th August to 2nd October 2020.

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