SRM University-AP: Setting Trends & Challenging Traditions in Education

Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan,   President & Chairman

Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan

President & Chairman

As a leader in higher education, SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh, has been challenging the traditions and setting trends. The quality of teaching and facilities provided in this multistream research-intensive university are unparalleled. From Engineering to Sciences and from Liberal Arts to Management, SRM AP's vision is to emerge as an exceptional university that is globally connected, nationally relevant, and regionally transformative. The university delivers world-class education that moulds visionary citizens of the future.

Entrepreneurial endeavours, fabulous placements, higher studies opportunities and a conducive research ecosystem are the four pillars along with a strong academic foundation that creates a successful educational institution. SRM AP gives paramount importance to bridging the gap between students' potential and the emerging industrial demands. The career-focused pedagogy has made the university receive many ranks and accolades in a short span of time.

SRM University-AP is known for its transformative education with a modern interdisciplinary approach. In the last five years, the university has published 800+ research papers in Scopus indexed journals such as Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Microbiology, and IEEE Transactions, among others. The faculty have generated resources through sponsored research projects which have added value to their research and technology development. In addition, faculty members of the university have actively involved themselves in consultancy projects with various industries. In line with National Education Policy-2020, a Centre for Education with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Education will be established to train the teachers and educationists of tomorrow. The university has signed memorandums of understanding with more than thirty global universities to offer dual degree programmes, joint degree programmes, transfer programmes, and twinning programmes.

Being the second home for thousands of students, SRM AP is more than a destination for higher education. Students from diverse places in India and worldwide gather at the university to experience vibrant cultures and opportunities. It offers best-in-class education with the 'Inter Disciplinary Experiential Active Learning(IDEAL) curriculum, 'Undergraduate Research Opportunties Programme(UROP), Capstone Projects, and Industry Internships. Given the latest trends and industry demands, the pedagogical system was initially designed in partnership with MITx and has evolved to meet the changing needs of education.

The Semester Abroad Programme at UC Davis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northeastern University, Asia University Taiwan, EFREI-France, and Flinders University Australia, among others, provides students with exposure and worldwide educational experience. The class of 2022 has received 100% admittance to top ranked QS colleges around the world, with scholarships worth up to 33,600.

SRM AP offers regular BTech, BSc, BA, BCom, BBA, MTech, MBA, and PhD programmes through three schools and eighteen departments. Admission information can be availed from the website Online courses in collaboration with HBS Online, and job guaranteed training with Miles Education ensure employment edge for the
students. Inter Disciplinary Experiential Active Learning (IDEAL) curriculum; Undergraduate Research Opportunities Project (UROP), Capstone Projects; Industry Internships rigorous training on coding and other skillsets international language training for German, and Japanese, etc. are some of the windows of opportunities at SRM University-AP.

Being a futuristic educational institution, SRM University-AP aims to produce not just graduates but the icons of tomorrow

The faculty members are best in class with a PhD from premier national and international universities, including IISc, IITs, IIMs, IISERs etc. The multidisciplinary curricula and syllabi are carefully designed in collaboration with MITx, Harvard Business School Online, University of California Berkely, EFREI-Paris, IIT-Chicago and other experts from academia and industry. Students testify that they grow into competent professionals with all necessary skills with the help of the modern and industry oriented teaching methods of SRM AP.

The University ensures that no qualified applicant is denied higher education because of their economic background. SRM AP provides scholarships up to 100% tuition fee waiver to meritorious students and economically weaker sections. International students from SAARC/African countries receive an 85% fee waiver, and those from the Middle East are given a 50% fee waiver. Scholarship benefits and other grants are extended from undergraduate to doctoral programmes.

The core activities of the Placement department include Domestic and International internships, industrial workshops and webinars, career counselling and personality development classes. Intensive corporate training programmes, soft skill development and placement oriented programmes, interactive sessions with industrial stalwarts and Industry/laboratory/corporate visits are some of the highlights of the Directorate of Corporate Relations and Career Services. The bright and brilliant maiden batch of SRM University-AP secured 100% placement in 2021, and the drive for the Class of 2022 and 2023 is going on with lucrative Marquee, Dream, and Super Dream offers. 44.9 LPA is the highest international offer for the class of 2022 as of July. Among 600+ recruiters, the top companies include Amazon, Microsoft, Bank of America, Standard Chartered Bank, Infosys, Barclays, and TCS, to name a few.

The students of SRM AP excel on all fronts. A budding undergraduate researcher from the Department of Biological Sciences earned an international internship at Harvard Medical School. Bennet Benny from the Department of Physics won 100% Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to study at the top universities in Europe. Students have participated and received laurels in various competitions held across India. Tatineni Sreya of Electronics and Com munication Engineering created a Guinness World Record with her lifesize painting using spices. Mallarapu Tanoogna from the Department of Civil Engineering excelled at National Indoor Archery Championship-2021, winning three gold medals and finishing 8th in the National Open Ranking, representing Andhra Pradesh. G Ram Dheeraj from Civil Engineering has been selected to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. Three gold medals in state level rifle shooting championship, E-bike for sustainable development, First Prize at iHack Alpha AI Hackathon with a cash prize of $2300 for developing AI Voice App, $1200 Bounty from Microsoft Bug Bounty Program, which was presented by Mr Jason Pessemier-Microsoft Security Programme Manager are some of the recent highlights.

SRM University-AP emphasises socially responsible entrepreneurship. The Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy organised a startup venture cohort to facilitate 36 startup ideas with seed funding, mentorship and guidance from industry experts., a startup with intelligence surveillance solution that has generated $120000 angel investment and an additional investment of $500000. Lakshman Thatikonda, a BBA student, has started his own business venture TalentCrew, which was incubated at the Hatchlab Research Centre (The technology and livelihood business incubator of SRM University-AP). His turnover has crossed Rs. 1Cr with an employee base of 12 differently abled individuals. Jithin Peram from BTech has started Amruthik Pvt. Ltd, a company which supplies customised food to various hospitals.

Being a futuristic educational institution, SRM University-AP aims to produce not just graduates but the icons of tomorrow. The university tries to bring out the best in the students and make them realise their true potential to come up with a career of their choice be it higher education, research, entrepreneurship, or jobs in reputed companies.