SRMIST Celebrated World Bioethics Day 2018

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SRM Medical College, Hospital and Research Center organized Inauguration of the India Nodal Bioethics Centre of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics Haifa with World Bioethics Day 2018 celebrations at SRMIST, Kattankulathur campus on October 16th, 2018. Bioethics is the study of controversial ethical issues emerging from new situations due to advances in Biology and Medicine. Ethical practices involve a systemic approach in every decision making which will, in turn, improve doctor-patient relationship and consequently human to human relationship.

India Nodal Bioethics Centre at SRM Institute of Science & Technology was established on an auspicious day to teach, train bioethics to students of all disciplines. The Chairman of the center is Prof. Sandeep Sancheti, Vice Chancellor of SRMIST, Head of the Unit is Dr. A. Sundaram, Dean (Medical), SRM MSCH & RC and Secretary is Dr. K. Gireesh, Deputy Dean & VP, SRM MSCH & RC. Prof. Russell Franco D’ Souza, Head  Asia - Pacific Division Director of Education International Program UNESCO Chair in Bioethics Haifa, Asia Pacific Directorate, Melbourne Australia presented the writs of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics Haifa to the office bearers. 

World Bioethics Day 2018 celebrations began after the inauguration of the India Nodal Bioethics Centre of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics Haifa with the theme Solidarity and Cooperation. Dr. A. Sundaram felicitated the distinguished dignitaries on the dais, Prof. Russell Franco D’ Souza, Dr. S. Geethalakshmi, Vice Chancellor, Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Prof. Sandeep Sancheti, Prof. N. Sethuraman, Registrar, SRMIST. The presidential address was presided by Prof. Sandeep Sancheti. “Professional technicality has improved in India from the past and still improving on a daily basis. Engineering professions involve machines whereas the profession of Doctors involves human body, so Bioethics to all doctors is mandatory.” he emphasized. The guest of honour Dr. S. Geethalakshmi addressed the gathering. “Practicing medicine is not an ability of an individual but its judgment and decision making. All doctors should serve humanity to the world.” she quoted. Prof. Russell Franco D’ Souza emphasized on the importance of ethics in the medical field and how all doctors should use bioethics even while communicating to a patient, which was followed by graceful words of felicitation from Prof. N. Sethuraman thanking all the dignitaries for spending their valuable time with SRM amid their busy agenda.

Students displayed posters portraying the importance of Bioethics and best posters were awarded by the chief guests. The event concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. K. Gireesh.

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SRM Model United Nations Conference 2018

SRM Model United Nations Conference is a simulation of the United Nations held every year at SRMIST, Kattankulathur. The conference aims to inculcate a holistic approach towards debating, public speaking, and current affairs. SRMMUN provides the unique experience of discussion on matters that are deliberated on at a global scale.

SRMMUN promises quality and diversity in its exposure, as 40% of its participants are external contenders. Not only does this associate to fame, but also pursues a Legacy. The Delegation of SRMMUN has participated in numerous MUNs around the country and has bagged awards of Best Delegation with a remarkable success rate of 96%. SRMMUN has not just left its mark in the Southern MUN Circuit, but left a trail of success in several circuits across the nation.

The Legacy does not end here. SRMMUN's social impact has been impeccable, as each of the resolutions of the debate has been submitted to the regional UN information centre - United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan. This has resulted in several years of collaboration with the institution. Other organizations who have previously collaborated with SRMMUN include Teach For India and a campaign by UN Women, known as HeForShe.

SRMMUN has always been a class apart and has emerged as a Legacy of its own. Catering to over 900 participants each year, the quality of debate and exposure is second to none. With unparalleled grandeur and an extraordinary scale, the doors to the Legacy are always open.

 

SRMIST organised 5th International Conference on Business research

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The Department of Commerce, Faculty of Science and Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur organized 5th International Conference on Business research on 9th and 10th of October 2018, where the department had received more than 170 research papers out of which 160 papers were selected for proceedings. The conference saw many research papers from India, U.S.A, U.K, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Australia, Singapore to name a few. There were 44 UG and PG students, 30 research scholars and 25 academicians presenting the paper. The day had an influential inauguration by the chief guests, where the publications were released in E-proceedings and SRM Business Horizon Journal. Few of the papers were also published in UGC indexed/Scopus journal. The guests were Smt. R.S. Isabella, Executive Director/MD In-Charge, REPCO Bank, Mr. S. Kannan, Commissioner, Central Board of Excise and Customs, Dr. Ankit Katrodia, University of KwaZulu Natal-Durban, South Africa and Mr. K. Ravi, Deputy General Manager, RBI, Chennai.

Smt. R.S. Isabella highlighted the importance of the banking sector in India. She explained the growth of the Indian economy through the banking sector and how it's different from other countries. For instance, countries like US and UK have private sectors contributing to their economy. 

Mr. S. Kannan spoke about the advantages of GST reforms and also about the importance of knowing the fundamental concepts. 

Dr. Ankit Katrodia reiterated about the business cycle and how important it is to research on consumer behavior before launching a product and how crucial an idea could be to earn money.

Mr. K. Ravi briefed on the effect of demonetisation and how RBI is working on reducing the cost of printing new notes. He also stated the importance of investment decisions.

After the inauguration, the conference went forward with the technical sessions. 

Admissions Open for Distance Education programmes at SRMIST

SRM Institute of Science and Technology has commenced the admission process for 2018-19 for the distance education programmes for which sanction has been given by the UGC. There are four UG programmes B.Com. BBA, B.A. English, B.A. Journalism, and Mass Communication and one PG programme, M.A. English for the current academic year. Application forms for admissions can be downloaded from the university website from 07-10-2018. Following the NAAC accreditation of SRMIST with 3.55 CGPA in a 4 point scale, the university has started the distance education programmes. SRMIST is one of the few institutions which has got the UGC clearance this year in Tamilnadu. The recognition will be valid for the next five years.

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SRMIST celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

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Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)-Chennai Chapter and SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Chennai, celebrated 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Essay writing and Elocution Competitions on Gandhian Values was conducted which was open to all Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research Scholars. The competitions were conducted on various topics such as Cleanliness is next to Godliness, Cleanliness is most important for physical well-being and a healthy environment, Truth: Learning from your own mistakes and conducting experiments on yourself,  Simplicity: Giving up unnecessary spending, Khadi is not merely a piece of cloth but a way of life and My life is my message. Hundreds of students have participated in both the competitions.

Mr. Rahul Bandyopadhyay, won first prize in essay writing on “Truth: Learning from your own mistakes and conducting experiments on yourself”,  Mr. Shubham Tripathi, won second prize in essay writing on “Cleanliness is most important for physical well-being and a healthy environment” and Ms. Heena Goldin, won third prize in essay writing on “Simplicity: Giving up unnecessary spending”.

Mr. Arpit Ranka, won first prize in elocution on “Truth: Learning from your own mistakes and conducting experiments on yourself”, Ms. Rajni Soudararajan, won second prize in elocution on “My life is my message” and Mr. Rishav Chowdhury, won third prize in elocution on “Cleanliness is most important for physical well-being and a healthy environment”.

Dr. Kingsly Jeba Singh, Dean, School of Mechanical Engineering, SRMIST has presented the prizes to the winners of the competitions.

SRMIST celebrated Mahatma Gandhiji’s 150th Birthday Anniversary with Anti drug addiction awareness campaign

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Students, Faculty & Staffs from SRM NSS, NCC & Public Health jointly organized an Anti-Drug Addiction Awareness Campaign on  2nd October 2018 on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th Birthday Anniversary. This Awareness Campaign includes pledge taking against drug abuse, mocking Drug addiction rally, a street drama & formation of the human chain, the rally started from Audi Ground traveled through SRM Medical College, Potheri Village and it reached Gandhi statue.

Honorable Vice Chancellor SRMIST witnessed the events and Garlanded Mahatma Gandhi's statue followed by others. The event was accompanied by Dr. T. Rajasekaran, NSS program Coordinator, Dr. Rajan Patel, School of Public Health, Mr. Jagan, NCC Coordinator, and Dr. V. Thirumurugan, Associate Director CL. Finally, Vice Chancellor administered the pledge on Anti-Drug Awareness.