Coming Together to Improve English Language Skills at SRM University

Vice Chancellor of SRM University, Professor Prabir Bagchi, and Chief Operating Officer ELS Educational Services,Inc. Mr. Reiji Terasaka met recently to reaffirm the growing partnership between the two industry leaders.

“English is the language of business and commerce,” said Prof. Bagachi. “And it is our ambition that each and every student is able to gain access to high quality English language training, and leverage rewarding careers in top notch companies the world over.”

ELS is globally recognised for its English language services that provide opportunities for students to access higher education in English speaking countries. This is done through their innovative pathway model, where students come to study for up to 10 months depending on their language proficiency, gain fluency in the language, and transfer to an institution of higher learning.

““ELS is pleased to further deepen the relationship with SRM University.  This is truly a world class partnership between India’s leading private university and ELS, working together to provide innovative English language solutions to students in an ever-changing global career landscape,” said Mr. Terasaka.

ELS zeroed in on SRM University when scouting its first ever pathway learning centre in India, mainly for its international outlook, and new ideas of learning and teaching. In the last two years, the centre has traineda number of students from Afghanistan, Africa, China, Japan, South Korea and the Middle East. The numbers are expected to grow substantially over the next few years.

SRM integrates an innovative career development model, enabling students to acquire the competencies needed in soft skills such as communication, team work, and personality development. Starting from the time they enteruntil when they leave, students are given structured learning interventions to gain the confidence needed to face placement interviews and land lucrative jobs in highly prized national and international companies. SRM has an enviable track record in placements in more than 350 companies.

In addition to the integrated career development model, the “ELS Job Ready English” will be launched as a pilot program to further hone the language skills of students.

Cognizant Certified Students Program 2017

COGNIZANT CERTIFIED STUDENT PROGRAM (CCSP) 2017 BATCH

SRM University is pleased to announce the candidate details of Cognizant Certified Students  who secured 55 & above scores in the Computer Science module, post their performance in the CCSP assessment Conducted by Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Best Student of FSH - BCA: Visalani. R

Best Project Award 2017 - BCA: Dilkush Jain

CCSP Top Scorers 2017
1. Karan Thakkar
2. Aliakber Mannan

SRM University grabs the National Championship

SRM University Official Formula Student Electric Racing Team, “4ze Racing” has won the National Championship.

4ze Racing is the Official Formula Student Electric Racing team of SRM University. The team participated in "2nd Formula Green" 2017, a National level Formula Electric competition that was held at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore from 29th to 31st March 2017. The Competition was divided into Static and Dynamic events.

Static events include Design Evaluation, Cost Analysis and Business Plan. Dynamic Events include Acceleration, Skidpad, Autocross and Endurance. Nine teams participated in the event, participating team were from IIT Roorkee, VIT Vellore, VIT Chennai, Sri Sairam College of Engineering, PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, SSM Institute of Engineering and Technology, KIIT, SD Institute of Technology.

  • Day 1 started with DisAsm (Disassembly and Assembly of vehicle in less than 60 minutes), 4ze racing was declared as the fastest team to complete the event in 58.47 minutes. The next event was Business Plan presentation, here the team has to present a market strategy to mass produce the car and pitch their potential to investors. The team secured 3rd position in the event.
  • Day 2 was full of ups and downs. It started with the Technical Inspection of the car. Here again 4ze Racing was the first to clear the Inspection and get a green signal to run the car on the track. Following the Technical Inspection were the Dynamic Events, which were Acceleration, Skidpad and Autocross. The team completed its Acceleration run of 30 meters in 4.5 seconds, Skidpad in 21.84 seconds and Autocross in 33.63 seconds. The team secured 1st position in all the events.
  • Day 3 was exponentially challenging. All the eligible teams were expected to complete a 28km long Endurance run. This event is considered the toughest even internationally, as all aspects of the car are tested to their limit. Team Smokin Axle's and 4ze Racing were the only two teams who were able complete the course of endurance, which in itself is commendable. 4ze Racing would like to thank and congratulate all the teams for their participation and contribution to make the event a success. 4ze Racing is now the defending Winner and Champion of Formula Green 2017 organized by ISNEE.

    For more details about the team 4ze Racing please visit
    http://www.4zeracing.com

    Conference on “Challenges In The Management Of Lifestyle Diseases”

    The Department of Community Medicine, SRM Medical College Hospital & Research centre, Kattankulathur hosted a Conference on “Challenges in the Management of Lifestyle Diseases” in joint collaboration with School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia on 31st March & 1st April, 2017. The conference focused on the Global burden, Epidemiology, changing trends over time & current status of Non-Communicable Diseases which are related to the change in our lifestyle such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke.

    Dr A. Ramachandran, one of the country’s renowned Diabetologist, in his Inaugural address, said that Indians are more vulnerable to diabetes by having a high genetic predisposition and that the urban-rural divide in the prevalence of diabetes has now become indistinguishable. Dr Prakash Subburayan, Executive Director, Star Health Insurance stressed the need for Universal Health Insurance to address the rising economic burden in managing Lifestyle Diseases.

    Dr P. Thangaraju, Pro-vice Chancellor (Medical), SRM University was instrumental in collaborating with UNSW, Australia and said that the MoU was extended for the next five years to work on the Collaborative Research on Lifestyle Diseases. Professor Richard Taylor, a pioneer in Research in Lifestyle Diseases represented UNSW, Australia, enlightened the audience on Global diversity of Non Communicable Diseases.

    Around 250 delegates from 48 medical colleges in South India attended this two day event and about 130 research papers were presented on the sidelines of the conference. Also, a Health Exhibition on Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases was conducted in the SRM Hospital premises by the students of SRM Medical College for the benefit of patients and general public. Dr A Sundaram, Dean, SRM Medical College welcomed delegates and Dr Logaraj gave the vote of thanks.
     

    Next Tech Lab from SRM University dominates Smart India Hackathon 2017

    Next Tech Lab of SRM University wins Smart India Hackathon - Wins 2 Top Prizes and 1 Innovation Award at SIH 2017

    Three teams from Next Tech Lab at SRM University’s Kattankulathur campus have won Smart India Hackathon’2017 organized by Government of India’s MHRD and AICTE. The hackathon is by far the biggest hackathon to be ever conducted in the world and is the starting point of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign for Digital India, Start-Up India and Make in India. About 29 ministries and government departments had identified 598 problem statements, and the initial response for it came from over 7,500 teams with approximately 42,000 students. The Grand Finale of the hackathon was conducted across 26 states on 1st and 2nd April and saw around 10,000 selected students participating from various parts of the country.

    Tesla, Minsky and Pausch Lab at Next Tech from SRM University were the teams that provided solutions to problem statements proposed by the Ministries of Steel, Tourism and Electronics & Information Technology. They competed against 50+ other teams in their assigned Ministries in three different locations - Cochin, Indore, Pune and raced to the top. Team Tesla and Pausch Lab at Next Tech emerged as Winners at competitions held in and bagged Rs 1 Lakh which was facilitated by Ministry of Steel’s Hon'ble Union Minister of State Shri Vishnu Deo Sai and Ministry of Tourism’s Smt. Meenakshi Sharma, (IA & AS) Addl. D.G. Team Minsky bagged the Innovation Prize of Rs 10,000 from Persistent Systems at Pune.

    Team Tesla’s which comprised of Soham Chatterjee, Archana Iyer, Rohit Saha, Fenil Doshi, Raghav Gupta and Karthik Suresh; problem statement was to create a mobile application platform that reduces power theft in the country. The team coupled the application with Artificial Intelligence to predict power theft locations and time. At the end of the 36 hour long hackathon, the team was able to develop a fully functional prototype of the user end mobile app and a highly sophisticated government sided software. The app had features that cater to the masses of India by integrating Aadhar card login and multilingual capabilities.

    Pausch Lab at Next Tech which comprised of Naman Maheshwari, Amarnath Murugen, Siddharth Suresh, Vijayalakshmi Girijala, Farhan Ahmed and Zubin Datta Choudhary; problem statement was to provide a solution for commentary in Museums around India. Their product was a mobile application which integrated Mixed Reality along with commentary in multiple regional languages, which gave their idea an edge over the others. Not only did they provide a Minimum viable product at the end, but also a thoroughly researched profitable business plan.

    Minsky Lab at Next Tech team included Rohan Pooniwala, Arjun Bahuguna, Sree Harsha Nelaturu, Aparna Krishnakuar, Tanmay Madaan and Sourav Sharan; problem statement was to create a Video Surveillance system with video analytics. The solution provided was in the form of an autonomous Deep Learning Surveillance system which used Convolutional Neural Networks to first filter out suspicious activities and then label the crime or accident and automatically informs the relevant authority without anyone needing to manage it. A hardware solution where live footage is received and analyzed on the central server from the CCTV camera all over an area. The solution provided was scalable and cheap when compared to present day methods as it can be deployed on already installed CCTV cameras without needing to change them.

    The three team leaders Soham Chatterjee, Naman Maheshwari and Rohan Pooniwala along with their team belong to a student-run lab at SRM University called Next Tech Lab. Next Tech Lab was founded by Anshuman Pandey and Aditthya Ramakrishnan upon their return from USA after spending a semester at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in February of 2016. The lab focuses on cross-disciplinary research in various fields spanning from Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction and Internet of Things, Computational Biology to name a few. Members of the lab have won several national level competitions earlier, presented their research work at International Conferences and published in reputed journals. Recently Next Tech Lab started a fund raising campaign on Ketto and was able to reach 80% of their goal within two days.

    After the competition was over, the teams were approached by the Ministries who were very impressed by their solutions and wanted to know how to scale these prototypes to serve the nation and its citizens. The lab plans to further continue its research in cutting edge technology for the benefit of the nation. SRM University is the only university to have won the most prizes at Smart India Hackathon 2017, thus setting a benchmark in India.