WHO South-East Asia appreciates GOARN partners


Dr Rajan R Patil, Associate Professor and epidemiologist in the School of Public Health SRMIST, Kattankulathur has been nominated by WHO in its global fight against COVID 19 health care support. He has been posted in Nepal. He is a member of Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network (GOARN). His work has been highly appreciated recently by the WHO South-East Asia as mentioned in their twitter handle. We thank #GOARN partners for their critical support, as always. @GOARN202 @WHO. 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).

This is to acknowledge significant contributions made by WHO-GOARN in Case Investigation and Contact Tracing (CICT) activities related to Covid-19 in Province 5 of Nepal. The Ministry of Social development in his letter signed by Honorable Minister Sudarshan Baral is thankful for the technical assistance provided by Dr. Rajan R Patil, International GOARN epert-Epidemiology and Surveillance, deployed through WHO Nepal Country Office for Nepal in Province-5.

Dr Sandeep Sancheti addressed 3600 educators across India


Dr Sandeep Sancheti, the Vice Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science and Technology addressed 3600 educators from the Higher Education across the Country through an online webinar “SkyCampus” organized by ICT Academy

On his address he stated that, Change is the essential element of life. Certainty is not there but attempt has to be there for a sustainable growth. With reference to education, there should be more focus on research and experiential learning. By rise of digital interventions, there will be developments in virtual labs, webinars, etc. In our present day education system, the internships were still not up to the mark and project based learning has to develop.

He also endorsed the term “Driving Dozens” referring to the technology for the future. 3D Printing, 5G, Cloud, Biometric eye tracking, Text to speech and vice versa are some of those. He concluded with the fact that the obstacle for change is our own inertia and we should be more open to change.

ICT Academy through its SkyCampus platform is organizing this digital knowledge series with an objective of providing industry expert sessions on various topics relevant to the context of today and future. The Season 2 of Digital Knowledge Series was on the theme ‘Leading in a VUCA World’. The other speakers of the season included Dr. Anil Sahasarabudhe Chairman AICTE, Mr Lakshmi Narayanan, Emeritus Vice Chairman Cognizant, Mr Sivakumar CEO ICT Academy , Dr. K K Aggarwal, Chairman NBA, Dr Manish Kumar MD & CEO of NSDC among various Industry Leaders. The Sessions are moderated by Dr B Anbuthambi, President, ICT Academy and have been witnessed by 5000 educators on every day morning 10 am to 11.30 am. The session schedules can be seen at www.ictacademy.in/skycampus

ICT Academy is an initiative of the Government of India in collaboration with the state Governments and Industries, established to train the higher education teachers and students thereby exercises on developing the next generation teachers and industry ready students.

SRM donates groceries for 1000 needy people


SRMIST donated groceries to 1000 needy people affected by the impact of COVID19 in eight villages that were adopted by the institution under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. The first batch of the provision was distributed to a few villagers by our Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sandeep Sancheti. This initiative was done under the guidance of Founder & Chancellor of SRM Group of Institutions and MP, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar. The groceries were packed and distributed to people from Orathur, Nattarasanpattu, Patravakkam, Thenmelpakkam, Anjur, Kalivandhapattu, Chettipuniyam, Kolathur villages with the help of volunteers.