Best Women Researcher Award in Agricultural Sciences - 2019

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Dr. R. Angelin Silviya, Assistant Professor in Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences received ‘Best Women Researcher Award in Agricultural Sciences - 2019’ at the National Conference on SMART SUMMIT – 2020 by the PEARL foundation on 15th March 2020 at Bengaluru, Karnataka. The award was conferred by Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, Formerly project director, ISRO satellite centre, Bengaluru in appreciation of her contribution in the field of Soil Science. The award comprises of a plaque and certificate.

WHO nominates SRM Epidemiologist in its fight against COVID-19 spread

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A faculty member of SRM Institute of Science and Technology Kattankulathur has been named by WHO (World Health Organisation) in its fight against the Coronavirus.

Dr. Rajan Patil, an Epidemiologist and public health expert from SRMIST has been selected by WHO in its global fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Rajan is currently serving as an Epidemiologist & Infectious Disease Surveillance Expert as part of the Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network (GOARN).

He is posted in Nepal, but may soon be internationally deployed by WHO in any country based on emergency needs.

During outbreaks, GOARN ensures right technical expertise and skills are available in places where and when they are needed most.

It is a collaboration of existing institutions and networks, constantly alert and ready to respond. The network pools human and technical resources for rapid identification, confirmation, and response to outbreaks of international importance.

WHO coordinates international outbreak response using resources from GOARN.

Dr. Rajan is also the recipient of the Yusuf Hamied Fellowship and has been selected as a Visiting Fellow to Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health (New York).

SRM Founder Chancellor donates Rs.1.15 Crores towards CMPRF to combat COVID-19

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Teaching, non teaching and administrative staff of the SRM Group of Institutions have donated Rupees 1. 15 Crores towards battling the COVID 19 virus at a time when the world is struggling to come to terms with a pandemic that has affected more than 200 countries.

 The Founder Chancellor of the SRM Group, Dr. Paarivendhar, who is also a Member of Parliament of Lok Sabha from the Perambalur Constituency, has transferred the money collected to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund.