Frontiers and Challenges in Engineering Education

Prof. K.N. Satyanarayana, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati and Prof. Damodaram, Vice Chancellor, SV University, Tirupati addressed the students of SRM Amaravati regarding the problems faced by Engineers and the ways to overcome them.IMG_20171129_163418

They shared their personal experiences as engineers and encouraged students to stay focused and pursue their goals with determination.

Dr. Narayana Rao, Pro Vice Chancellor honored the guests with flowers and mementosIMG_20171129_170151.

By: Aayusi Biswas, CSE, 1st Year
Supported By: The Student Council, SRM Amaravati, AP, India

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A Talk on Nobel Prize Winners-2017

SRM-AP arranged a talk on 2017’s Noble Prize winners of ‘Physics’ and ‘Biology and Medicine’. Two of the faculty members presented the lecture among students and other faculty. Dr. Salla Gangi Reddy (Physics) and Dr. Krishna Priya Ganti (Biology) were the speakers for the evening.WhatsApp Image 2017-11-20 at 9.41.37 PM

At first, Dr. Salla Gangi Reddy presented the concept of ‘LIGO’ and the gravitational waves. For the year 2017, the Nobel prize in Physics is awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry. C. Barish and Kip. S. Thorne for their decisive contributions to LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory) and the observation of gravitational waves.

The second speaker, Dr. Krishna Priya Ganti beautifully presented the Nobel Prize facts of Biology and Medicine of 2017. In Biology, the Nobel prize is awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their decisive contributions in molecular 

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mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

After the completion of their presentations, queries of the students were answered.

Article By: M. Tamanna, Mech, 1st Year
Edited by: Aayusi Biswas, CSE, 1st Year
Picture credits: Pavan Krishna, CSE, 1st Year
Supported by: The Student Council, SRM Amaravati, AP, India 

Lecture on “Industry Connect” by Parameshwar Babu

On the afternoon of 15th November, 2017 a very special talk on ‘industry Connect’ was held in the atrium of SRM-Amaravati. The honorary guest for the afternoon was Parameshwar Babu, Managing Director, Param Projects Private Limited, Chennai. The main focus of his speech was to be connected with industries and learn their working.IMG_1475.JPG
Parameshwar Babu started his speech with a brief description of his own industry ‘Param Industries Private Limited’ and the beginning of his company by struggling and developing his own career. They introduced commercially viable Java products prior to 1999. He introduced all with the cycle of employee and employer.

IMG_1548He also described the facts or problems that take place when someone starts doing their own business or entrepreneurship such as: what stages people cross when they start their new ventures. He informed the audiences that they are working to promote the growth of work based education and how they are using the nano-technology to improve their work. He notified that they are heading for the possible outcomes of this tech-entrepreneur ecosystem from the fresher of all over the India and also he motivated everyone to be a part of the entrepreneur world. Industries look forward to have good and skilled freshers to work together, so he said everyone and motivated to be a good starter of their own business. IMG_1583.JPG
Joining an industry takes a lot of hard work and skills. This is what the world is heading towards.

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Mahjabeen Tamanna, Mech, 1st Year
Aditya Dhir, CSE, 1st Year
Edited by: Aayusi Biswas, CSE, 1st Year
Photo Credits: Mr. Rana Vikram Singh- Assistant Director-Student Affairs
 M. Elham Karimi
Supported by: The Student Council, SRM Amaravati

An Interaction Session with MITx Course designers

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SRM has collaborated with MIT to work on the design and development of its curriculum through the MITx courses. To further nurture this relationship and cement the bond, a delegation from MIT was on the grounds of SRM to hold an interaction session with the students of The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, SRM Amaravati.

The Designers of MITx Courses, Professor Brandan Muramatsu (Associate Director), Ms. Glenda S.Stump (Education Officer) and Kirkey Delouy (Project Manager) were the honorary guests of the afternoon. The event commenced with felicitation of the guests by the students and were addressed by the Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Narayana Rao, SRM University AP.

 

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Students were addressed by Professor Brandan Muramatsu. They were given an opportunity to voice their queries and doubts regarding the pre-existing courses and were informed about the new courses that are going to be introduced in second semester of the B.Tech program. He also proposed that the new courses proposed are Classical Mechanics in Physics and Advanced Calculus in Mathematics. “The problem sets and finger exercise are a great part of the course 6.000x- Introduction to Computer science and programming”, said a Computer Science student of the University.

Students clarified their doubts about specializing in various fields such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. The difference between the MITx courses and MIT classroom sessions were discussed by the speaker and students.

 

Article By: Aditya Dhir, CSE 1st Year
Edited By: Aayusi Biswas, CSE 1st Year
Supported By: The Student Council, SRM Amaravati