Diwali Celebration - 2017

Diwali Celebrations

The Diwali celebrations were organized by the Directorate of Student Affairs in a grand manner on the 18th of October, 2017.

DSA tried it's best to promote an eco-friendly and cracker-free Diwali by making “GREEN DIWALI” as its theme.

The celebrations started at 6:30 pm and ended at 8:30 pm with the entire campus lit up using Diyas.

A beautiful message was also written on the Tech Park stairs & hostels with the help of Diya’s.  The students took a keen interest and decorated the hostels' premises too. 

Film shows were organized in Hostels and students were offered special Diwali Menu for the entire day. Those who were keen to use fireworks were permitted to do so in the Auditorium Grounds.

It was an evening full of fun and festivity and our young students come out in large numbers fully dressed in traditional attire to enjoy this evening of home away from home.

 

National level ICI best Student Chapter Award

SRMSCE, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur has received the National Level ICI Best Student Chapter Award for the academic year 2016-17 among 200+ registered colleges. The function was held in Nagpur at The Hotel Centre Point on October 7th of 2017. It also hosted a two day International Conference 'INFRACON' 2017 which was organized by Indian Concrete Institute on Oct 6th and 7th at the venue. The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Honorable Central Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India. Mr. Balasubramanian, Mr. Ananth Nag S Maddur, Mr. Sundar.T received the award on behalf of SRMSCE from Mr. Vikas Naik, the incoming  President of ICI and the award was sponsored by BASF. Dignitaries like Dr. M S Shetty (Outstanding Concrete Technologist of India) and Mr. Gaur Gopal Das (Head of ISKCON Chowpatty branch) were also present at the function. SRM has also won the ICI Outstanding student chapter award for the Southern region for the academic year 2012 and ICI best student chapter appreciation award for the year academic year 2014.

Next Tech Lab from SRM University Wins MIT Media Lab VR Hackathon

Three students from SRM University’s Next Tech Lab were part of the team that won the Best Healthcare/Medicine Hack at the Reality Virtually Hackathon, a Virtual and Augmented Reality innovation event organised by the MIT Media Lab in Boston, USA. The second edition of the hackathon brought together 212 participants from over 15 countries around the world to build a prototype starting 6th October and ending with the awards ceremony on 9th October 2017.

Meenakshi Sivapriya (student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Rohan Pooniwala and Raghav Gupta (Interns at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School), Yujia Gama Liu (UX designer and VR generalist at Viacom.Inc), and Yan Liu (MDes Program at Graduate School of Design, Harvard), were awarded the Best Healthcare/Medicine Hack after pitching their hack to a judging panel consisting of industry veterans from sponsor companies like Microsoft and Facebook. The team walked away with a cash prize of $2000.

The team created a virtual reality experience for people suffering from depression, offering the shield of anonymity to help share one’s feelings in a safe environment to an artificial intelligence that has no preconceptions and does not judge the user. They named their prototype Triloka (“Three Worlds”), symbolising the overlap of virtual, physical and spiritual worlds. The artificial intelligence is trained to assume the role of a therapist, guiding one’s thoughts and encouraging meditation and exercise. Soothing sounds and pleasant conversations shape this virtual therapeutic experience. The team harnessed the power of the Oculus Rift SDK, Autodesk Maya and the Microsoft speech API to build the prototype.

“What sets us apart from the traditional hotlines or chatbots is that we provide a more personal touch to the user by creating friendly immersive environments and giving a physical appearance to the therapist bot. Also, the virtual space convinces the mind to feel serene and happy” said Meenakshi Sivapriya.

The trio belongs to the Pausch Lab at Next Tech, where they innovate on cutting edge technology in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Virtual/Augmented Reality. Next Tech Lab was founded by Anshuman Pandey and Aditthya Ramakrishnan upon their return from MIT after the Fall 2015 term. The lab also includes Minsky Lab for Artificial Intelligence, Tesla Lab for Electrical Devices, IoT Lab for the Internet of Things, Satoshi Lab for Cryptocurrency/Blockchains and Franklin Lab for Computational Biology. The lab has made its mark time and again with members presenting their research at prestigious conferences, winning some of the world’s largest hackathons and interning at elite research universities like MIT, Harvard among others.

Campus 2 Corporate

SRM UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT- Campus 2 Corporate

The Faculty of Management, SRM University, organised 8th edition of “Campus 2 Corporate” Management event at Kattankulathur campus during the month of September and the first week of October 2017. The primary aim of this event is to build a bridge between the academic and corporate world.

Various competitions like Business Plan, Best Manager, Debate, Case Study, Business Quiz, Short Film, Literature, Adzap, Moot Court, Professional Walk, and Business Auction of this event provided an opportunity to showcase the talents of students from BBA, MBA, B.Tech.  and Law. This event’s coordinator Dr.S.C.Rajan Daniel also organized various workshops on the functional domains such as Finance, HR, Operations and Marketing. Industry experts from the service sector and Manufacturing sector of MNC’ s were shared their expertise to enlighten the managerial skills of the students. More than 400 students actively participated in this event.

Welcome address by Dr.V.M.Ponniah, Dean, Faculty of Management, report of the event by  Dr.S.C.Rajan Daniel, HOD – General Management. Mr.Karl-Alexander Seidel, General Manager Supplier Management, Logistics & Quality Management, Daimler India Commercial Vehicle – Bus Plant, Oragadam highlighted the importance of Internship and Project work. Mr.A.Rajan Babu, CEO & Director HR at Arghaa HR Technologies explained the need for interpersonal relationship. Dr.T.P.Ganesan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, SRM University appreciated the students for their achievements and advised them to focus on future endeavours.  Ms.Binilda, event’s student organizer, II MBA proposed the vote of thanks.

Ms.Vijayalakshmi, Ms.Suriya Banu, and Ms.R.Kirthana of II MBA were awarded Certificates of Appreciation for being placed in the dream company “Amazon” for highest salary 12 lakhs per annum , Mr.Manojprasadh , II MBA for securing all India 3rd Rank in National Creativity Aptitude Test (NCAT)  in which IIM and IITs also participated and Mr.Amarnath Menon, II BBA who won in National Bike Race.

QS Stars 4Star Rating Award to SRM University

SRM University has been awarded a Four Star rating by Quacquarelli Symonds (‘QS’), a leading global higher education company with over 250 employees across 5 continents spanning over 25 languages. Only two universities in India can boast of this unique distinction and 50 all over the world. In addition to winning the 4-Star award overall, SRM University has been awarded the maximum 5- star rating on Teaching, Employability and Inclusiveness.

QS is best known for publishing the QS World University Rankings – the world’s most popular university ranking system.  In addition to ranking, QS also carries out QS Stars rating which allows students to get a wider picture of an institution’s qualities, looking at everything from the employability of graduates, to sports facilities and community engagement. It is designed to reflect the nuanced mission of universities and the needs of students who may be interested in things other than those to which traditional rankings are necessarily limited.

The system evaluates universities across a wide range of important performance indicators as set against pre-established international standards. By covering a broader range of criteria than any world ranking exercise, QS Stars™ shines a light on both the excellence and the diversity of the rated institution.

The QS Stars audit evaluates an institution against over 50 different indicators, and awards universities between one and five + Stars over eight wider fields, as well as an overall rating. The broad parameters under which a university is audited by QS are;

  • Teaching
  • Employabilty
  • Research
  • Internationalization
  • Facilities
  • Innovation
  • Inclusiveness and
  • Specialist program.

    Based on the above parameters QS awards an overall rating also. The process takes around 8-10 months once the university decides to subject itself to the rigorous audit by QS. For SRM University the process started in Dec. 2016.

     

    SRM University Deepens Relationship With Taiwan

    SRM University signed three MoUs with Taiwan Universities, in a special event organised under 2017 Taiwan Higher Education Exhibition (THEE 2017), in Chennai recently. The event was jointly hosted by 20 universities and organizations from Taiwan, and comes closely on the back of a landmark MoU SRM signed with Taiwan Trade Centre on apprenticeships for students in companies in India and Taiwan.

    SRM University Registrar Dr. N Sethuraman, signed the MoUs with Asian University, Taipei Medical University and National Kaohsiung Normal University, in the presence of a galaxy of officials, including from the Presidential Office, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan.

    Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sethuraman lauded the efforts taken by the Taiwan government to deepen the relationship with India. “ Taiwan and India share many things in common, with a rich tradition in trade, commerce and education”, he said and went on to add that the opportunities for engagement with SRM University, India’s leading private multistream university are enormous, particularly in engineering design, innovation and entrepreneurship.

    SRM University is hosting the largest Taiwan Education Centre (TEC) in India, on its campus in Kattankulathur. Its mentor university in Taiwan is  National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), a highly respected and ranked global university. Apart from providing Mandarin Chinese language training, the center is promoting education, cultural and industry links between SRM University and Taiwan. The recent strengthening of SRM university partnership agenda with Taiwan has largely been promoted through the TEC.