The Future of Technologies

The Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services is bringing forth the first edition of the Industry Readiness webinar series for the students to guide and prepare them to get placed with the top recruiters.

Join Mr Joshua David M.D for an exciting session and pave your way to the best possible career option for you.

Date: February 26, 2022

Time: 10.00 am IST

About the Speaker:

Joshua has over 16 years of rich experience in the HR function specializing in all aspects of Talent Acquisition which includes Campus Hiring, Lateral Hiring, Recruiting Audit & Compliance majorly across Services, Business Process, ITES & Aviation industries.

His Education background includes Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Labour Management (BLM & MLM) from the reputed Tamilnadu Institute of Labour Studies (TILS) and Masters in Human Resource Management (MHRM) from Pondicherry University.

He had earlier been associated with some of the top Multi National organizations like: HCL Technologies | Kingfisher Airlines | Wipro Technologies | Satyam Computers (now Tech Mahindra) | Cognizant Technology Solutions and Hexaware Technologies.

Currently, Joshua is associated with Mphasis, Chennai since June, 2021 and is Managing Talent Acquisition – India Campus Hiring (Across BU’s and Functions)

Joshua is passionate about training and has a wide range of experience in addressing and grooming future aspiring students and educate them on the significance of understanding the basis in whatever they do. Through this initiative he has addressed more than 1 Lac students across India.

Joshua has also been associated with Professional HR Forums like NHRD, NIPM, CHROMA and HR Sangam. He is also the Executive Committee member at CHROMA

Do not miss this session and prepare yourself to to stand out among your competitors. Join the webinar on February 26, 2022 at 10.00 am IST

Feeling out of sorts in a gathering is not unusual. Especially when all attention turns to you. Coping with social anxiety is a necessary step to being present in the moment and turning an adverse situation in your favour.

The Department of Student Affairs is bringing forth an informative and interactive session on Coping with Social Anxiety by Ms Sridevi Srinath to help the students understand their emotions and deal with social situations smartly and effectively.

Date: February 26, 2022

Time: 6.00 pm IST

Join the session to learn more about coping with social anxiety.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is bringing forth the next edition of Mechanical Department Distinguished Lecture with Professor Perumal Nithiarasu,Associate Dean – Research, Innovation, and Impact (RII), Professor at Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University, UK, and Adjunct Professor, IIT Madras, India.

Date: February 26, 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 4.00 pm IST

About the Speaker:

Perumal Nithiarasu is the Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Impact in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Previously he served as Director of Research in the College of Engineering, Swansea University (2018-2021). He was also a Deputy Head of the College of Engineering and held the position of Dean Academic Leadership (Research Impact) at Swansea University between 2015 and 2021.

Dr Perumal Nithiarasu served as the Head of Zienkewicz Centre for Computational Engineering for 5 years (2013-2018). He has also served in several SU committees including HR Research Working Group as a chair leading the HR excellence award submission and REF14 impact and appeal committees as a member. He has proposed and implemented a public lecture named after the father of the finite element method, Professor O.C. Zienkiewicz.

A Mechanical Engineer by training, Dr Perumal Nithiarasu has extensive experience in teaching various disciplines. His research areas of interest include computational fluid dynamics/biomedical engineering and recently AI. He has been working in these areas for more than 25 years and has published a large number of articles and books (h-index, 40 – google scholar).

Well known internationally for his work, Dr Perumal Nithiarasu was awarded the Zienkiewicz silver medal of ICE London in 2002, the ECCOMAS Young Investigator Award in 2004 and the prestigious EPSRC Advanced Fellowship in 2006. The group led by Dr Nithiarasu currently consists of 10 academic staff, more than 20 post-docs and research students.

Dr Perumal Nithiarasu currently co-chairs 2 international conferences, including the well-known Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering series (CMBE series, founded by him. He is also the founding editor in chief of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, published by Wiley-Blackwell. Dr Perumal Nithiarasu was elected to the fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales in 2018.

Abstract of the Talk:

Building digital twins (DTs) of engineering systems and processes is a real challenge. While the potential offered by DTs in designing, monitoring and decision making is hugely appreciated by researchers, building a comprehensive DT requires a strongly multidisciplinary approach. This lecture will discuss the definitions, classifications, and challenges of constructing a DT. The talk will try to define DTs suitable for engineering applications. The discussion will also focus on the availability or lack of tools for building DTs. In addition, the talk will also cover various topics such as data, AI, and physics-based models. Finally, the lecture will use some energy and healthcare examples to provide context to the DTs.

Join our illustrious guest for the Distinguished Lecture brought forth by the Department of Mechanical Engineering on February 26, 2022 at 4.00 pm IST.

srmap swayam nptel a ratingSRM University-AP is happy to announce that it was recognised by NPTEL SWAYAM as a valuable local chapter with an ‘A’ rating for the year Jan-Dec 2021. The rating is based on the performance of students who took the examinations for various SWAYAM courses.

SWAYAM has awarded a plaque to SRM University-AP and a certificate of appreciation to Dr Satya Pramod Jammy for his role as the university local Coordinator. It is a great achievement for the young university.

The philosophy behind this mode of education is to facilitate the curiosity of students who have an interest in the courses that transcend the conventional curriculum and give them a unique edge over their peers. SRM University-AP encourages students to study these from SWAYAM and other MOOCs available. Their performance in the examinations conducted by SWAYAM will earn them grades and credits. This was made available to the students for the first time in January 2021 which opened a plethora of opportunities to the students, and they have enjoyed this new learning possibility.

In the year 2021, a total of 470 students registered for various courses. The pass percentage is a whopping 90%, there are 17 students in the top 5%, 4 students in the top 2% and one student in the top 1% of their respective courses. 69 % (321) of the students are in Elite and higher categories. 5% students received Elite+gold award, 30% receiving Elite+silver and 35% receiving Elite certificates.

Dr Satya Pramod Jammy is pleased with all the students for their active participation and their brilliant performance. Obtaining an ‘A’ grade in the first year of implementation stands as a testament to the academic excellence of SRM University-AP. Dr Jammy is also thankful to all the department level coordinators, Dr Tapas, Dr Sreenivasulu, Dr Rajiv, Prof. Jayaseelan, Dr Malavika, Dr Ramanjaneya Reddy, and Dr Mong for encouraging the students and actively participating in the discussions. Mr V. Srinivasarao (Asst. Librarian) was instrumental in setting up SWAYAM in a short period.

Dr Jammy expressed his gratefulness to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof V. S. Rao, Deputy Dean Academic affairs Dr B. Siva Kumar and the entire University management for their support in making this a possible endeavour and its glorifying success.

Getting the chance to study abroad is a ticket to acquiring skills that are highly sought after and will give a special and unique boost to your profile. SRM University-AP provides students with opportunities and training to join a course from a number of renowned foreign Universities to give them that unique edge that top recruiters look for.

In a long list of achievers, Yuvraj Tankala has made it into the University of California, Berkeley through our Semester Abroad Programme. Yuvaraj shared his elation with us,

“It is the spring season here; I’ll be spending solid 6 months (a semester) here at UCB to learn and explore. UC Berkeley is a one-of-a-kind university. From its history to its recent innovations in the research community, UCB has been a major player in various fields. Getting selected and sitting and writing this in the heart of the campus at UCB is really a moment to cherish. It is surely a dream come true for an ambitious person like me. Waiting for every new day to learn new things and connect with more people over here.

The selection process was smooth, SRMAP and UCB had their own prerequisites to tick off so that the whole process would be smooth. I have gone through a series of interviews, and I am tested on my entrepreneurship skills and technical skills and having a balanced academic score.

Using the teachings of here, and my skills, which I’m sure to enhance; I’m planning to use them towards my entrepreneurial mindset. These would help me satisfy the requirements of launching a potential start-up.

All these achievements would not be possible without SRM-AP’s support. The support was through constant motivation, mentoring. I would like to thank Ragunathan sir, Sonam ma’am, Ashu Abdul sir, Nagaswetha ma’am for extending their full support during the process.”

Your overseas education journey story could be next. Join SRM University-AP to receive unique educational training and career guidance through our international collaborations.

Linguistic and Cultural heritage plays an integral role in the way you define yourself and the world around you. You may learn hundreds of languages, experience myriads of cultures, yet the influence of your motherland and mother language will forever reflect in every aspect of your life. Being in a multicultural world, it is of vital importance to preserve all tangible and intangible elements of your heritage. Matribhasha Diwas or International Mother Language Day celebrated on February 21 is a well-thought-out initiative of UNESCO to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity across the globe.

The Department of Student Affairs is organising a webinar and quiz competition on ‘Linguistic Diversity and Diverse Culture’ with Dr Supriya Daniel, Assistant Professor, Department of English, SRM-AP. This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn more about the essentiality of their linguistic and cultural legacy.

Date: February 21, 2022

Time: 6.00 PM IST

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enlighten yourselves about the worth and glory of your heritage. Join the celebration.

Mother tongue is our association with fond memories and a defining factor in our lives. It keeps us connected with our roots. This year, the Department of Student Affairs is inviting the esteemed Mr M Nageswara Rao, Chief-Editor of Eenadu to address the students on International Matribhasha Diwas.

Date: February 21, 2022

Time: 4.00 pm IST

Mr M Nageswara Rao is a celebrated journalist with over 24 years of dedicated work in Eenadu. Join this interesting and interactive session to get an insight into his contribution.

Your journey of overseas education often hinges on the impact of your Statement of Purpose (SOP) and the influence of your Letter of Recommendation(LOR). Without proper guidance on preparation of LOR and SOP students often stumble during the process of composing a draft of required documents as they are at a loss to figure out what exactly they wish to drive across using these documents. However, with the right guidance and assistance, drafting an LOR and SOP becomes a piece of cake.

The office of International Relations and Higher Studies at SRM University-AP is organising a session with Mr Avinash Darla as part of the Higher Education Series to educate students on framing the LOR and SOP documents. This session will help you confidently present yourself and your capabilities while seeking entry for higher studies in any reputable institution. Join the webinar and learn how to deliver your best in every application that you sent.

Date: February 22, 2022

Time: 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM IST

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.

Become a part of the session to make your application process hassle-free with impactful LOR and SOP.

Progressions in cathodic catalysts for oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution in bioelectrochemical systems: Molybdenum next-generation catalystThe Department of Environmental Science is proud to announce that Dr Lakhveer Singh has published his paper titled, “Progressions in cathodic catalysts for oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution in bioelectrochemical systems: Molybdenum as the next-generation catalyst” in a prestigious journal Catalysis Review with a high Impact Factor of 20.21.

The article is published in collaboration with NCL Pune, Hong Kong Baptist University, and VITO-Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium.

Abstract of the Research

Oxygen reduction reactions (ORR) are unanimously a key factor of system performances in bioelectrochemical systems (BESs), low-temperature fuel cells, and generally in several electro-chemical platforms. Platinum (Pt)-based catalyst is the finest electrocatalyst for ORR in BESs; however, it is constrained by its low abundance, high price, and poor catalytic durability in an electrochemical setup for cathodic reaction kinetics. Molybdenum (Mo) with its multi-dimensional form as 2D and 3D layers and synergistic combination with other non-metals offers prospects of extraordinary performance as a low-cost metal-based ORR catalyst over the Pt in delivering enhanced ORR potential.

About the Research

This article throws light on the current requirements of sturdier catalyst material and thus provides a comprehensive review of the continuing efforts in exploring the possibility of Mo as a low-cost metal-based ORR catalyst for sustainable energy production.

Mo-based catalysts have been now widely used for their applications in environmental and energy-based catalysis due to the low cost of Mo, high stability, and excellent activity.

In the future, Dr Lakhveer Singh and his collaborators are working on overcoming limitations to fabricate durable, stable, and catalytically active micro/nanoscale two-dimensional MoS2-based cathodes at an industrial scale, commercial bioelectrochemical devices can be obtainable in future.

SRM University-AP is proud to announce that Dr Ghanshyam Kumar Pandey, Department of Economics, has received the prestigious NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) grant of Rs 14.85 lacs for a duration of 10 months of active research on “Tenancy and Credit: Exploring Facts below the Crust in AP”.

About the Research

The study will attempt to identify different possible sources of credit of agriculture households in the Guntur district of AP and then an analysis of the impact at the macro level will be carried out. The role of self-help groups and microfinance on agriculture and livelihood will be one important component of this analysis. Transaction cost, cascading effect, and loan waiver impact will be estimated across tenant and owner cultivators, and social groups.

The study will help to understand the improvement in the life of tenants due to the adoption of the ‘Model Tenancy Act’ and provide feedback on the Tenancy Certificate introduced in AP for enabling farmers to access bank/formal credit and whether the formation of JLGs has led to increase in the credit availability to tenants or not.

The project will help understand the sociological impact of economic decisions by the governance and help direct policies to more beneficial outcomes especially in terms of Tenancy and Credit.