TAPASUCON 2017

SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre is valued for its service to the people. SRM Urology headed by Prof. Dr. RM. Meyyappan. He has held the prestigious post of President of Urological Society of India for the year 2013-2014. Department of Urology has already received award for the best performance dept. in SRM Medical College Hospital and Research centre.   

It is currently conducting TAPASUCON 2017 on Sep 15th, 16th & 17th 2017. It is a 3 day annual state-level urological conference, attended by around 200 to 300 delegates from all over India. It was inaugurated by our Honorable Founder Chancellor Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar, Dr N.ChandraPrabha, (Director SRM)  in a grand function in Dr. T. P. Ganesan Auditorium.   

SRM University Signs MoU With Taiwan To Promote Internships

SRM University and Taiwan Department of Investment Services, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan signed a MoU at a special function at SRM University on September 6, 2017. The MoU was signed by Prof Sethuraman, Registrar of SRM University and Mr Wang Jien Ping, Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan.

The MoU will enable SRM University to access apprenticeships for its students in Taiwan companies in India and in Taiwan. This will be significant as Taiwan is known for its expertise in the field of hardware manufacturing, construction, infrastructure, mines exploration, electronic manufacturing, logistics, automobiles and food processing.

Speaking on the occasion Prof.Sethuraman thanked the Taiwan delegation for its foresight in choosing to access apprenticeships in India, in particular, SRM University, which has a strong engineering capability. “SRM University offers 18 UG and over 60 PG programmes in Engineering. The University is also unique in that it is a multistream university with courses in health sciences, medicine, law, architecture, science and humanities. You will have a wide choice of programmes to choose from in the collaboration with SRM University”, he said, while welcoming Taiwan to this partnership.

The Director General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Mr Wang Jien Ping spoke of the importance of India in the evolving partnership between the two countries. He complimented SRM University for embracing internationalism in every facet of the teacher-learning process. “We greatly look forward to the partnership with SRM University. We already have a Taiwan Education Centre at SRM University that is providing courses in Mandarin Chinese language. Through the Taiwan Education Centre and the new MoU that we have just signed, we hope to deepen our relationship with SRM University”, he said.

SRM has signed MoUs with 4 Universities and is in the process of signing 4 more partnerships. The existing partnerships are with: National Tsing Hua University, Tzu Chi University, Sister School Tzu Chi University, and National Taipei University of Technology. In the last few years over 35 students have been to Taiwan universities for courses and research internships as part of SRM’s Semester Abroad Programme.

SRM Alumni Bag International D-Prize Contest

Much like the old saying goes, ‘Hard Work and Perseverance Always Pays Off’, three SRM alumni and a postgrad from Nanyang Technical University (NTU), have left their mark at the global level by winning the first prize at The New York University Reynolds, D-Prize Global Social Venture Competition, a foundation which expands access to poverty-alleviation interventions in the developing world, held in association with NTU, Singapore.

The team (EnEff) of Kaushal Kothari, Kavya Sravanthi and Neeraj Bhagwatula, Chemical Engineering graduates of the 2013-17 batch (SRM University) and Kartavya Bhola final year Ph.D. student in School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (NTU, Singapore), by winning the D-Prize, became “distribution entrepreneurs”, or social entrepreneurs who start new ventures that distribute proven life-enhancing technologies to millions of people living in extreme poverty

The team was ecstatic on winning the coveted contest, which primarily focuses on uplifting the plight of poverty stricken households, girls and farmers, by inviting participants to develop a business idea or an NGO extending help in terms of providing employment, access to better quality products, a chance to uplift the standard of living and in raising awareness.

From a pool of seven issues to choose from, the team chose a distribution idea in energy, to provide poor households with solar lamps and employment. “After 5 months of intense cross examination, brain storming and pitching of idea, we were finally declared winners of the D-Prize competition 2017 and awarded a grant of US$ 10,000 as the initial investment for our for-profit business idea- EnEff (Energy Efficiency)”, said the excited team on the wonderful outcome of the contest they worked so passionately on.

Kaushal, Kavya, and Neeraj were classmates and carried out undergraduate research at SRM University and won several prizes at international and national level technical fests and symposiums for paper and poster presentations. Kaushal is currently a research assistant at NTU, Singapore, Kavya is working as a fellow for Teach for India, Neeraj has begun his postgraduate study at the Australian National University, Canberra, and Kartavya Bhola is a senior doctoral candidate at NTU.The “Foursome” is determined to make this opportunity worthwhile and set up an enterprise, one step at a time.

SRM University wishes this winning team to scale even greater heights to help people living in poverty lead better lives.