SRM University bags the India Book of Records

SRM University Entered the India Book of Records

SRM University entered the India Book of Records with commendable feat by assembling the biggest mosaic pattern using 6,000 Rubik’s cubes.The mosaic portrait of Ms. Kalpana Chawla, Indian American Astronaut was assembled to signify the power of women. The mosaic pattern of the Taj Mahal was also assembled to create awareness on the need to preserve our monuments. Both the assemblages reflected dual mosaic style.Mr. Vivek Raja, Adjudicator, Indian Book of Records was present to judge the event.

The event was graced by the presence of Dr.T.P.Ganesan, Pro Vice Chancellor (Planning & Development), Dr.S.Ponnusamy, Controller of Examinations, Col.(Dr) C.P.Ramchandani, Director (Students & Campus Life) and Mr.Jawahar Philimis, Assistant Director (Students & Campus Life), SRM University.Thirty five students of the Rubik’s club from various departments sprung up with this thought and took the necessary steps to toil hard enough to enjoy the success and pride we share in having entered the Indian Book of Records.

Awaiting results to enter the Limca Book of Records

The SRM –cube 2017 (Rubik) competition was organized by the World Cube Association and SRM University. The competition drew 130 participants from 30 Colleges and 40 schools. The variety of events organized were Blind, Skewb, Pyraminx, Square -1, 3 *3 with feet under various categories. Mr. Adithya Ma student from Madras Institute & Technology broke the national record securing an average of 41 seconds, solving with feet.

Efficacious attempt was made to enter the Limca Book of Records by 5 Pyraminx solvers belonging to private Rubik's club and SRM University Rubik's club.  They solved 1,053 Pyraminix in 30 minutes. We await the results-the good news with our fingers crossed.

Alumni Awards 2017

SRM University recently conducted the Alumni Day. The meeting was presided over by the Honorable Chancellor Dr. Paarivendhar.

Four alumni were presented with the Notable Commendation Awards in recognition of their achievements:
1989 - CSE Dr. Emerson Raja Faculty at Multimedia University, Malaysia
2004 - B.Arch Mr. Jerry Meshach Leading Architect in Chennai
2008 - Biomedical Dr. Mithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh Biomedical Researcher based in the Netherlands
2008 - BPT Mr. Kamlesh Jain Physiotherapist for the Kolkata Knight Rider’s team and Duleep and Deodhar trophies.

The cover of the book Digital First co-written by Mr. AMS Pandian (2009 - Bio Informatics), an SRM alumnus, was also released by the Chancellor.

In an interactive session, the Chancellor replied to various queries by alumni and also exhorted them to get involved more with the University in all ways possible. Open House exhibits were arranged by various departments throughout the University for the Alumni to highlight the achievements of the students and faculty.

The meeting was addressed by the Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor and Registrar.


SRM University Hosts Two UK Missions in IT and Computer Science

SRM University was chosen not once, but twice by the UKs principal agency for education and cultural relations, The British Council, to host major IT and Computer Science missions. The first team visited SRM University’s Kattankulathur campus, while the second went to the Vadapalani campus. The visits included stimulating student lectures on contemporary topics in IT and Computer Science, and faculty discussions to determine complementarity and mutual interest, for research collaboration and student mobility programmes.

The team from 13 universities including Sussex, Surrey, Stirling, Newcastle, Heriot-Watt, Plymouth, Robert Gordon, Southampton Solent, Teeside, Coventry, Keele and Hertfordshire covered a wide range of topics from Cyber Security and Data Analytics to Networking and Internet of Things, among many others.

A fact not so well known is the UK’s competence in the field of IT. It is regarded as a powerhouse in IT and is still Europe’s top investment destination. Also, 4 of its Universities are in the top 20 in QS rankings for computer science engineering (Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial and Edinburgh), proving its reputation in this area.

India is the 2nd largest international job creator in UK and the 3rd largest investor overall. With India’s clout in the IT sector, the two countries are natural partners to address some of the contemporary challenges facing society by using IT as an enabler of socio-economic development. SRM’s growing partnership agenda with the UK makes it a prime mover of fostering greater person to person links in this sector.

SRM University To Offer Pathway Models in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Hull University, UK

SRM University will offer international transfer degrees in logistics and supply chain management, through a new partnership with Hull University, UK. The collaboration will also include faculty exchanges, research and student mobility programmes.

Associate Dean International, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics Prof Lynne Barrow and ViceChancellor, SRM University Professor Prabir Bagchi exchanged the MoU to signal the start of the programme.

“India is on the cusp of a manufacturing revolution that will require trained manpower in logistics and supply chain management”, said Prof Bagchi. “I am keen to see that SRM is well positioned to play a key role in this cycle of demand. Currently SRM does not offer these degrees and the collaboration with Hull University, an acknowledged leader in the field will contribute greatly to building capacity towards this end.”, he added.

Two innovative progression models have been developed. SRM students of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) stream, in the third year, can progress into the Hull University Business Schools BSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, while MBA students, after completing one year, can gain entry into the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme.

The University of Hull is a traditional university and the 14th oldest university (1927) in UK. Research developed at the University of Hull includes the key breakthrough which made LCD screens possible, and the first ever bone density scanner. Both were named as one of the 100 discoveries in UK universities that changed the world. The University of Hull has developed state-of-the-art cancer treatments and diagnostic devices and also technologies which predict the impact of tidal flood surges and long-term climate change.

The signing of the MoU was preceded by a significant number of faculty visits to SRM, signalling the intent of both universities to collaborate for mutual benefit.  These included: Prof. Kevin Scott Paulson, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and Deputy Director of the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Engineering Research Group; Dr. Dipesh Patel, Department of Chemical Engineering; Prof.Lynne Barrow, Associate Dean International, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics; and Professor Ian Robert Pashby, Professor of Engineering and Former Pro VC . 


SRM University, AP - Amaravati Master Plan unveiled by Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu

The Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. N Chandrababu Naidu unveiled the master plan for the new and fast upcoming SRM University, AP – Amaravati, which is set to commence programs in engineering from August of this year.

“SRM is embracing a new method of learning, not seen before in India. We will emphasize practical and application oriented learning via projects and lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our classrooms. We would like to create a world class environment for our students here at SRM University, AP – Amaravati; and we want to help them create tomorrow”, says Dr. P Sathyanarayanan, President of SRM University, AP – Amaravati.

To help them in this endeavour SRM University, AP - Amaravati has brought in many multinational institutions. Perkins + Will, a reputed international architecture firm with many decades of experience is conceptualizing the design of the university. This will be constructed by the eminent Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Aiding them in recruitment of senior administrative and academic members are international search firms Perret Laver and Society, who specialize in the higher education space.

SRM University, AP – Amaravati is currently establishing partnerships with reputed international universities from the US, the UK and Singapore. With support from these international institutions, there will be a significant focus on both pure and applied research in areas of renewable energy, space technology, IoT, blue economy, nanotechnologies, and many more.“Developing research led universities is fundamental to the progress of the state and the nation. We aim to do just that by bringing solutions to the problems that plague today’s world”, says Dr. Narayana Rao, Pro – Vice Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati.

This university is aimed to become first integrated inter disciplinary institutions offering courses in Engineering, Management, law, medical sciences, pure sciences and liberal arts. Additionally, SRM University, AP – Amaravati, along with the Chief Minister of AP, is launching an incubation centre “SHRISTI” – SRM Habitat for Research & Innovation in Science & Technology for Industries to make its university a hub of innovation of development.

SHRISTI aims to create 100 companies and generate 10,000 jobs in next 10 years.  This innovation centre will provide customised build-up space and research infrastructure with supporting services.

Anannya Parekh of SRM University Represents India at G-20 Summit Munich

Anannya Parekh, a student of B.Tech, Aerospace Engineering, represents India 

SRM University celebrated Research Day 2017

SRM University celebrated Research Day 2017