Australia's Carnegie Mellon University to offer partial Scholarships to SRM University Students

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Australia will offer partial scholarships to SRM University students as part of a Strategic Partners Scholarship Agreement signed by the two sides recently, for the master´s degree programs in Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) and the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree programs.

This is in addition to SRM University’s existing partnership with CMU, Pittsburgh, USA on joint delivery of the Master of Science in Information Technology – Embedded Software Engineering (MSIT-ESE), a 16-month professional master’s degree program, partly delivered at SRM University at its Kattankulathur campus, and at CMU’s Pittsburgh campus. SRM is only one of two universities in India offering degrees through this pathway model with CMU, USA.

Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university that stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions. Established in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon has been a birthplace of innovation and is a global leader in bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful start-up businesses. The university is ranked 47 in the world by QS and is No 3 in the world for computer science and information technology systems by QS.

Carnegie Mellon University opened its campus in Adelaide in 2006, the first international university to establish in Australia. Carnegie Mellon University in Australia forms part of Carnegie Mellon’s global footprint which includes campuses in Silicon Valley, Rwanda and Qatar. 

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Noted Scientist Delivers Short Term Workshop on Fatigue and Fracture at SRM University


Prof. Mohan Ranganathan, Professor, Laboratory of Mechanics and Rheology at the Polytechnics Engineering School, University of Tours, France, and Visiting Foreign Faculty at SRM University will deliver a 6 day short term workshop on Fatigue and Fracture, from July 25 – 31, 2017, as part of an ongoing MoU between the two universities.

The course will cover topics ranging from Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics and Stress Concentration Effect to Cumulative Damage and Miners Rule, among other related topics.

A compulsive researcher, Prof Ranganathan has contributed vastly to the area of mechanics and rheology. He has about 150 research papers published in international journals and around 200 papers in international and national conferences.

His research interests comprise materials fatigue, Nano characterization of material behaviour, and fracture mechanics.  Prof. Ranganathan has given talks in related fields all over Europe and the United States, and also at several prestigious universities, including Cambridge University, Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Waterloo, IIT Madras, and IIT Delhi.

He is also an amateur Carnatic music singer, hailing from the family of Kavi Kunjara Bharathi and has given concerts in Europe, often accompanied by his sons. He has been awarded the title of “Chevalier dans l'ordre des Palmes académiques” for his achievements in the academic field, by the French Government in 2012. He has edited the book “Materials Characterization: Modern Methods and Applications” published by Pan Stanford, Singapore.

The University of Tours is a public university in Tours, France, named after the French writer Francois Rabelais. Founded in 1969, it is a member of the regional university association Leonardo da Vinci consolidated University.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at SRM University has been collaborating with Prof Ranganathan for several years. It is a reputed department known for its high standards of teaching and research. The National Board of Accreditation had accredited the Mechanical Engineering program in 1997. The B.Tech Mechanical Engineering program at Kattankulathur campus is also accredited by ABET, USA.



SRM AP, to be the first varsity in AP Capital Amaravati

Sri. N. Chandrababu Naidu Inaugurated the Campus and Announced  New Courses with MIT and UC Berkeley

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated SRM University, AP – Amravati. “I am sure within a span of five years, SRM University with 10,000 students would be a top ranked world class university, with multi stream research in the fields of engineering to management, liberal arts & humanities to law, medicine to health sciences to make Amaravati recognized by foreign countries as the best educational hub of the globe”, said Mr. Naidu.

In pursuit of developing this culture of excellence, SRM University AP - Amaravati has forged collaborations with the world's best universities, MIT and UC Berkeley College of Engineering, U.S., launching new program with design, innovation, and entrepreneurship focus for the first time in India

SRM is working with MIT, U.S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for the design and development of their curriculum through the use of MITx courses. These courses will incorporate the concepts of hybrid learning by utilizing both traditional and technologically enabled teaching methods.

"SRM is embracing a contemporary method of learning for the digital world, not before seen in India. We are working with international universities to develop a progressive curriculum. We will emphasize application oriented learning via projects and lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our classrooms", says Dr. P Sathyanarayanan, President of SRM University, AP - Amaravati. The faculty recruitment has followed a similar strategy with over 90% of the faculty having international academic exposure and all faculty members having PhDs from foreign universities, IITs or IISc. Around 30 faculty members have been appointed across different disciplines and over 20% of the faculty recruited are foreign nationals.

SRM has also partnered with UC Berkley College of Engineering, California, U.S., to enable bi-directional information exchange in the areas of engineering education. SRM will also be a global partner of the Jacob's Institute for Design engineering and the Sutardja Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET). This partnership would establish centers of design, innovation and entrepreneurship at SRM, which would embrace the study and practice of "technology-centric" innovation bringing together technical depth, design methodology, and a focus on societal impact. SRM students and faculty will be provided the opportunity to travel to UC Berkeley to imbibe these ideas.Every year, 20 undergraduate students will be given the opportunity to go to UC Berkeley for a semester to study engineering at Berkeley with a defined set of concurrent enrollment and bootcamp courses.

"We aim to bring a confluence of international ideas, technological innovation, and social impact, creating an ecosystem of meaningful creation originating at Amaravati and impacting the entire state, nation, and the world.", says Dr. Sandip Tiwari, Cornell University, U.S., and newly appointed Vice Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati.

The university will also establish centres of Excellence in Renewable energy, Satellite technology, Internet of Things (IoTs), Blue Economy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning, Rolls Royce – SRM Corporate laboratory, Jal – Janak Rail energy, and CRISPR for pushing the frontiers of modern technology. “Semester abroad programs and company internships across the world would also be present to create innovators and global leaders.” says Dr. Narayan Rao, Pro – Vice Chancellor of SRM AP.

B.Tech programs in CSE, ECE, EEE, and Mechanical Engineering are being offered from the academic year 2017-18. To attract meritorious students, 50% tuition waiver is being awarded to students getting an aggregate of 90% and above in PCM subjects in CBSE or an aggregate of 95% and above in PCM subjects in any state board. For the top 25 admitted students who meet this criterion would be given 100% tuition and hostel fee waiver.

Amaravati is rapidly evolving as an industrial hub. Several industries, R & D organizations are being established in Amaravati. Thus, all the students of SRM University – AP, Amaravati will have ample opportunities as interns in these industries and get industrial exposure. The skills developed and the work exposure will help them get placed in globally known organizations.

SRM University Signs Twin MoUs with UK Based Organisations

The Department of Commerce of the Faculty of Science and Humanities and the School of Management ,SRM University, have  entered into a joint MoU with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK and ACCA’s approved Learning Partner International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC) UK  to introduce globally recognized Professional qualifications in finance and accounting for students studying at SRM University.

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a global body for professional accountants. The Association supports 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 178 countries to help them develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 100 offices and centres and more than 7,110 Approved Employers worldwide.

Students Studying UG Commerce and Management programs at SRM University will also have the opportunity to qualify with ACCA qualifications. The program entails the students to attain ACCA qualification while pursuing their UG degree. ISDC is a Limited Company Registered under the Companies Act of England and having operations across the globe. It imparts a set of Skill Development Activities through its structured plan and aims at developing skills for tomorrow. ISDC is the largest professional training providers in the country. They engage about 70 + universities and colleges in India.

The MoUs were signed by the Registrar of SRM University, Dr. N. Sethuraman and Mr.Saravanakumar – Regional Head South, ACCA. “In a fast changing business environment where opportunities come with increased challenges, the MoUs will enable students of our University to face the complexities of the market with greater confidence and higher skills. It is an arrangement with mutually beneficial results”, said Dr. N. Sethuraman at the signing of the MoUs.

"With this MoU students of SRM University will be able to pursue globally recognized ACCA Professional Qualification in finance & Accounting and have opportunity to get UG & PG degree in Accounting & Finance from University of Oxford Brookes field, London & University of London, UK along with their B.Com program at SRM University. This will enable Students studying at SRM University to have a successful career, be competitive and on demand by the employers”, said Mr. Saravanakumar.

"As the global economy is changing at a faster rate, it is pivotal that we need to build the nation with the right skills. Since a vast majority of Indian population falls in the age group between 25-35 years, it is the time for us to act fast and move in the direction of the countries with mature financial and corporate systems" remarked Mr.Jai Eapen, Head, Strategy and Development of ISDC for India

SRM Alumnus Awarded With The Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre Dphil Prize Studentship

SRM Alumnus Awarded With The Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre Dphil Prize Studentship