Academic allianceThe Department of Corporate Relations & Career Services at SRM University-AP collaborates with Ziroh Labs for the Academic Alliance Program. Under this academic alliance program, Ziroh labs will be acquiring patent solutions and other project developments from the renowned faculty of SRM in coordination with the creative pool of students/scholars.

The Earn While You Learn (EWL) Program enables the students of SRM University-AP to furnish and co-develop the products with Ziroh labs and get rewarded monetarily. Ziroh labs will provide the frameworks, guidelines, and documentation required to complete a project. Participants will receive mentorship from industry experts on live projects and have an opportunity to meet with some of today’s finest minds in innovation. Ziroh Labs will also provide Internship and Placement opportunities to SRM University-AP students.

Representatives from Ziroh Labs expressed their gratitude to Dr R Premkumar-Registrar, Mr M S Vivekanandan, Associate Director- Corporate Relations & Career Services and Mr P. Venkateswara Rao-Senior Manager, Internship, Corporate Relations & Career Services for making this collaboration possible.

MBA

“Family businesses are the core of Indian economy,” said Mr K R Sekar, Partner, Deloitte India in an interview with the Economic Times last year. Numbers back his claim as family businesses contribute close to 70% of India’s GDP. They are as much about family values and legacy as they are about reinventing themselves over generations. As the flagbearers of a growth-oriented economy, they deserve a new vision to build on the legacy. MBA In Family Business offered by the School of Entrepreneurship and Management Studies (SEAMS) at SRM University-AP is designed to groom students for organic growth of their self and family businesses.

The Importance of MBA In Family Business

With a longer-term perspective compared to other organisations, family businesses have traditionally focused on the next generation for future growth. Young leaders in family businesses have the unenviable task of preserving the legacy while demonstrating their risk-taking abilities through nuanced plans, given the changed customer and business eco-systems. MBA In Family Business can be the vehicle for aspirants to discover their strengths, develop a vision for the future, and get in the driver’s seat to promote growth. The experiential programme also aims to bring insights into family dynamics while shaping socially conscious leaders and game-changers of the business world.

New-age curriculum for new flagbearers of family businesses

Learning by doing under the watchful guidance of mentors is the foundation of MBA In Family Business programmes. Experienced academics as well industry pioneers and entrepreneurs pass on the proverbial mantle to the new generation through knowledge sharing. Electives designed for specific industry domains, leadership activities like role-playing, experiential courses and projects on building business plans and growth plans, are some of the hallmarks of new-age programmes. At SEAMS students also develop skills in emerging areas like Business Analytics, which encourage them to understand and work on past organizational limitations, through technological tools at their beck and call. and to take things to the next level.

SRM University-AP edge for business scions

Built on the pillars of state-of-the-art infrastructure, strong industry network, and international linkages with renowned institutions, SRM University, AP has made a mark on the global stage in a short span of time. Its collaboration with Harvard Business School Online has resulted in high impact online courses that help students learn about the best global practices. The learning model built around active, case-based and social learning enables upskilling of students and puts them at the forefront of an ever-changing economy. The university’s emphasis on innovation is passed on to students, who can leave an indelible mark on the future of the business world.

Advantages of MBA in Family Business at SRM University- AP

Aligned with SRM University-AP’s vision for leadership excellence, SEAMS is set to raise the bar for family businesses with this cutting-edge programme. Its future-focused curriculum delivered through new age pedagogies ensures that students understand their family business through diverse and holistic perspectives. While being part of the family business, students can learn, apply new skills and chalk out a growth map for the future. Overall, the programme equips scions with skills, vision, leadership abilities, practical exposure, and confidence to take over the mantle and be responsible for carrying the legacy of their family business into the future.

Women's day

In collaboration with IEEE-SRM Student Branch, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, is organising an invited talk to mark “Women’s Day 2022”. We have invited Er Divya M G, Joint Director, SDOS & Administration Group, at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Bangalore as the guest speaker. She will elucidate on the topic “Trends in computing and PARAM utkarsh supercomputer” on March 12, 2022, at 6.00 pm.

PARAM Utkarsh is a High-Performance Computing System run by the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) of the Indian government at C-DAC in Bangalore. As a cloud service, this system provides Artificial Intelligence over Machine Learning and Deep Learning frameworks.

Women’s day aims to promote a gender-neutral society. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias. Bias, whether intentional or unconscious, makes it difficult for women to advance in their personal and professional life. International Women’s Day (March 8) is a worldwide celebration of women’s social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments. The day also serves as a rallying point for women’s equality. Er Divya, recipient of the “2020 IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Members of the Year Award”, is the befitting speaker of the occasion.

Join this inspiring session on March 12, 2022, at 6.00 pm.

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pursue overseas education SRMAPIn recent years, the number of Indian students enrolling in colleges abroad has increased. The competition to secure a seat in a world-class university also increases with the number of students aspiring for higher education. The office of International Relations and Higher Studies at SRM University-AP ensures that our students are admitted to QS ranked universities, not just one but many. Satya Narayana Reddy Kovvuri, final year student from the Department of Civil Engineering has received admission offers from New York University, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina Charlotte, University of Houston, Arizona State University, and the University of Texas Arlington.

Read this exclusive interview with Satya Narayana and get inspired!

How do you feel about the admission offers and the scholarship?

I applied to 9 universities, and I was not confident about the admissions because of the high intake. The first university I got the offer from was Stevens institute of technology. Then I gained confidence that I could make it into my desired university. Later I was overwhelmed by the admits that I secured and even a scholarship to NYU. Among the 9 Universities I applied to, I received admission offers from Stevens Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina Charlotte, New York University, University of Houston, Arizona State University and the University of Texas Arlington. I’m also eagerly waiting to hear from Kent State University, Clemson University and the University of Washington.

Selection process of universities you are admitted to

The Selection process is almost the same for all the universities I applied to. After submitting the application, the documents go for the department (of the selected course) review, and the selection criteria will be based on:

  • Good GRE and English Proficiency test score(IELTS/TOEFL/DUOLINGO)
  • A good CGPA with no backlogs.
  • An efficient SOP that describes your qualities, achievements and skills.
  • Strong LORs from professors.
  • Research Papers / Publications(if any)

Within two months, the universities will inform us of the decision and the details of the scholarship if we are qualified. I have received a scholarship of $9000 per year from New York University, which is ranked 42 in the QS global ranking.

About the course that you have decided to enrol in

The course that I have decided to pursue is an MS in Construction Management. As I am keenly interested in the construction sector and my bachelor’s degree is in Civil Engineering, I decided to gain more knowledge and experience in the same field. The opportunity to study Construction Management course is my dream come true.

Support from SRM AP (Faculty, mentors etc.)

Dr Uma Maheshwar Arepalli, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering is specialised in Transportation Engineering. He provided me with a few insights about courses and the colleges which are suitable for my specialisation. It helped me clear my confusion while I was applying for universities. Dr Bhagath Singh, Head of the Civil Engineering department, also guided me in this process. I followed his instructions on how to apply to universities abroad. The Academic affairs department also helped me by providing transcripts and certificates as soon as I approached them so that there is no delay in my application process.

Your message to junior batches

I advise my juniors to start the process as early as possible. Score high in the GRE (310 -325) and IELTS (6.5 – 8)tests. Search for the universities that provide the best coursework for your desired branch. Also, keep in mind the states you choose in the US provide job opportunities after you complete graduation. Lastly, choose the better states by thinking about living expenses and weather conditions. Check for the requirements of your targetted universities beforehand and draft an excellent personal statement. Submit the applications before priority deadlines as it is crucial to secure scholarships. Check for regular updates in the mail and also in the university application portal.

Australian universities

Statement of Purpose is required for both university applications and visa purposes. Knowledge about SoP, intakes, scholarships can increase the chances of admission for an aspirant. Since we understand the significance of studying abroad, let us hear from Mr Avinash Darla as he talks about the prerequisites for studying in Australia.

The office of International Relations and Higher Studies organises the session with Mr Avinash on the topic “Study in top Australian universities – Intakes, scholarships, guidelines for SOP & visa preparations” as a part of the Higher Studies series. All students are invited to participate in this informative session on Friday, March 11, 2022, at 3.00 pm.

About the Speaker

Mr Avinash Darla is the Branch Manager of IDP Education, India. He has 11+ years of experience in the Education Industry- Training, Overseas & Domestic Education. He has served as the Business Head of Abroad Avenue, Branch Manager of Akash Education Pvt Ltd, State Head of Fliplearn Education India, etc. He has also received multiple certifications from esteemed organisations like Qualified Education Agent Certification – PIER International, Australia; Study & Live in UK Certification – British Council & Future Learn; Business Strategies Education & Development- University of Hertfordshire, UK and many more.

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AadigyanSpecial invitees shower wishes to the initiative

Aadigyan, the flagship initiative of the International Relations and Higher Studies office at SRM University-AP, has been launched in a grand ceremony held at the auditorium in hybrid mode on February 26, 2022. Chief guest Shri G Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Development of the North Eastern Region of India, shared the message that it is heartening to launch Aadigyan, which embarks the beginning of sharing Indian values, culture, heritage and art to a global level. “I wish Aadigyan a grand success and congratulate SRM University-AP for providing this wonderful opportunity to the world”, he added.

Prof V S Rao, the Vice-Chancellor, launched the promo video of Aadigyan and remarked that Aadigyan aims to integrate education with the art and culture of India. Dr Naga Swetha Pasupuleti, Associate Director – International Relations and Higher Studies, introduced the partnering institutions- ISKCON; The Art of Living; The Temple Dance; Nrityanjali; Isha Foundation; Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation, Brahma Kumaris; and Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad.

Introducing the Project Samskriti to the students of SRM AP, Smt Radhe Jaggi from Isha Foundation highlighted the need to nurture, conserve, and expose the majesty of traditional Indian arts when these art forms are being practised as hobbies.

As an alumnus of SRM, Shri Radheshyam Das, Founding Director of VOICE (Vedic Oasis for Inspiration Culture and Education), and President of ISKCON, Pune, appreciated the efforts of SRM AP to gear education towards human-making rather than money-making.

“Dance goes beyond the realm of physical reality. Indian dance forms are widely used for therapeutic purposes” highlighted Prateeksha Kashi, Indian Kuchipudi Dancer & Actress. Smt. Himansee Katragadda, Founder – The Temple Dance, further shared her happiness to offer Kuchipudi dance courses to the students of SRM AP.

Smt. BK Shivani, renowned Motivational Speaker & Spiritual Teacher from Brahma Kumaris elucidated the need for living in the fundamental equations of life. Brahma Kumaris will be offering courses on value education and holistic health as a part of Aadigyan.

“Let us not forget the identity and dignity of our own culture and traditions”, said Dr Tushar Guha, Founder & Chairman, Nrityanjali Group, while expressing his pleasure to partner with SRM AP. “Diversity is the basis of existence, and India celebrates diversity”, added Shri. Rajeev Nambiar, Director – Institutional Programs/National Teachers Coordination, The Art of Living.

Other special invitees who graced the virtual ceremony with their inspiring words include Dr Rewant Vikram Singh, Diplomat – High Commission of India, Srilanka; Ms Goli Gabby, Health and Wellness Coach and Educator; Swami Bodhamayananda, R K Math; and Ms Jennifer Mawulolo Ami Ametewee First Secretary – Trade, Tourism & Culture Officer High Commission of India, Ghana.

The event witnessed several cultural performances by the students of SRM University-AP. Ms Revathi Balakrishnan, Assistant Director- Student Affairs, thanked all the distinguished invitees and audience who joined the virtual inaugural ceremony of Aadigyan.

French DelegationMoU inked with Rennes School of Business

As part of an official visit to Andhra Pradesh, members of the French Delegation visited the SRM University-AP campus on Friday, 25 February 2022. An MoU has been signed between Rennes School of Business, France and SRM University-AP on student exchange, curriculum development, and articulation programmes. University Vice-Chancellor Prof V S Rao called the MoU “an important milestone for SRM AP” and welcomed students from France to India.

Mr Thierry Berthelot, Consul General de France a Bangalore, reaffirmed the MoU between India and France in the number and quality of student exchanges. “We have reached the aim of 10,000 Indian students by 2020; now, we look forward to increasing the number of Indian students in France significantly to 20,000 by 2025”, he added. The signing of the agreement for the mutual recognition of degrees will facilitate the pursuit of higher education by Indian students in France and French students in India and enhance their employability. The delegation emphasised that the collaboration with Rennes School of Business will further equip students of SRM University-AP to gain professional experience and job opportunities around the world. Mrs Maud LE BARS, South Asia Area Manager Rennes School of Business and Conseillere du Commerce Exterieur de la France, highlighted the student and faculty diversity in France that surpasses language barriers.

Consequently, Dr Naga Swetha Pasupuleti, Associate Director – International Relations and Higher Studies, talked about the strong partnerships SRM AP holds with QS ranked global universities and especially EFREI, France. The delegation interacted with the students and faculty members of SRM University-AP and discussed various possibilities of international internships and study abroad opportunities.

Mr Francois-Xavier Morteuil, Attache Consulaire pour la Coopération Scientifique et Universitaire; Mrs Ambika Anilkumar, Deputy to Attache Consulaire; Mrs Vasudha Murlikrishna, Campus France Manager Hyderabad; Mrs Vidya Suresh, Country Manager ESIGELEC (engineering school in France); and Mr Samuel Berthet, Director of Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad were part of the delegation and explored the university campus.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof D Narayana Rao, Registrar Dr R Premkumar, Deans and Associate Deans of all schools were present in the discussion pertaining to the future scope of collaborations with French academic institutions.

Launching Ceremony of Aadigyan

India is a treasure trove of knowledge. The International Relations & Higher Studies office at SRM University-AP cordially invites your esteemed presence to join the virtual launching ceremony of Aadigyan, an initiative to introduce India’s rich philosophy, arts, and culture to a global audience.

Shri G Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Development of the North Eastern Region of India will be the chief guest of the inaugural programme on February 26, 2022, at 9.30 am.

Our university is partnering with:

1. ISKCON
2. The Art of Living
3. The Temple Dance
4. Nrityanjali
5. Isha Foundation
6. Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation, Brahma Kumaris
7. Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad

Your presence and blessings will certainly pave the way for the successful launch and execution of the proposed programmes. All are invited to grace the virtual launch of Aadigyan on February 26, 2022, from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm.

Every year on February 28th, India celebrates National Science Day to commemorate the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C V Raman on that date in 1928. The theme of National Science Day 2022 is ‘Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future’. SRM University-AP is decked up to celebrate the day in vigour and vibrancy.

The conducive research environment of SRM AP is known for its state-of-the-art laboratories and world-class equipment. Active industrial and international collaborations actuate real-time projects of students and faculty members. To instil scientific quest in the upcoming generation and to introduce the rich research culture of SRM AP, a range of events are being organised on February 28, 2022, from 8.30 am onwards.

Students from various schools in Guntur and Vijayawada are invited to participate in the science exhibition, lab visits, and quiz competition organised as part of the celebrations and win exciting prizes and certificates. There will be special talks on the topic for which the Nobel Prize 2021 (Physics – Atmospheric Science) – is awarded to Prof Syukuro Manabe and Prof Klaus Hasselmann. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided to all registered participants. See the programme schedule below.

For more information:
Dr Karthik Rajendran
9962935362
rajendran.k@srmap.edu.in

Dr S. Mannathan
9600252532
mannathan.s@srmap.edu.in

Prof Jayaseelan Murugaiyan
6383557214
jayaseelan.m@srmap.edu.in

“Progress in Alternative Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance: Focus on Antibiotics” is a paper authored by Prof Jayaseelan Murugaiyan, Professor & Head, Department of Biological Sciences at SRM University-AP and his research scholar Ms Saranya Adukkadukkam, in Antibiotics Journal, having an impact factor of 4.639. It is a remarkable achievement that our university served as the first and the corresponding authors of this paper published in association with “Global AMR Insights Ambassadors Network”. A total of 21 co-authors from 13 countries (India, UK, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Lebanon, Egypt, Uganda, Bangladesh, and Nigeria) and six Indian universities (including SRM AP) participated in this work.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the ability of microorganisms to survive antimicrobials – is a global healthcare concern. AMR contributes to 1.27 million deaths among the 4.95 million deaths associated with bacterial AMR. If no control measures are taken, it is estimated that by 2050, it will claim the lives of 300 million people. The rise of these “superbug bacteria’s” – means that trivial medical interventions will soon become once again high-risk since no efficient antimicrobial chemotherapy is available. It is, therefore, crucial to understand the current situation and identify alternatives to combat the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance. This paper comprehensively discusses the alternative approaches that can be effectively utilised to combat AMR and, at the same time, without inducing further resistance among the pathogens. The paper has great social implications in making society aware of the scenario and encouraging the researchers to focus on alternative strategies to combat AMR.

Abstract of the paper: Antibiotic resistance, and, in a broader perspective, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), continues to evolve and spread beyond all boundaries. As a result, infectious diseases have become more challenging or even impossible to treat, leading to an increase in morbidity and mortality. Despite the failure of conventional, traditional antimicrobial therapy, in the past two decades, no novel class of antibiotics has been introduced. Consequently, several novel alternative strategies to combat these (multi-) drug-resistant infectious microorganisms have been identified. The purpose of this review is to gather and consider the strategies that are being applied or proposed as potential alternatives to traditional antibiotics. These strategies include combination therapy, techniques that target the enzymes or proteins responsible for antimicrobial resistance, resistant bacteria, drug delivery systems, physicochemical methods, and unconventional techniques, including the CRISPR-Cas system. These alternative strategies may have the potential to change the treatment of multi-drug-resistant pathogens in human clinical settings.

Global AMR Insight Ambassador Network: AMR Insights, an international network-based organisation interacting with professionals around the globe: in Human and Veterinary Health, Agri-food and Environment, was set up in 2017 following an in-depth feasibility study towards a new information platform on AMR. It mainly focuses on informing, educating and connecting people with the aim to curb antimicrobial resistance. Prof Jayaseelan Murugaiyan and Ms Saranya Adukkadukkam are members of the Global AMR Insights Ambassador Network.

Ms Saranya Adukkadukkam, the co-author from SRM AP says:

The guidance of Prof Jayaseelan Murugaiyan is the pillar of my research. His support and passion for research always encourage me. He gives importance to translational research and motivates me to stand unique in the field. He shows me a path where I can serve the people through research. Foreseeing my future as a scientist, he guides me to more opportunities to collaborate with international scientists. I feel proud of my mentor Prof Jayaseelan Murugaiyan for letting me fly. Also, I thank SRM University-AP for providing generous fellowship, excellent research facilities and ambience to carry out the research.