SRM Chancellor inaugurates new campus for Agricultural Science, Paarivendhar Telemedicine Centre on his birthday


Founder Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar, M.P., today inaugurated the new campus for the College of Agricultural Science and the Paarivendhar Telemedicine Centre on the occasion of his birthday.

The new campus of the College of Agricultural Science will function from Vendhar Nagar, Baburayanpettai, Chengalpattu district and the Paarivendhar Telemedicine Centre is to function from SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM MCHRC) in Kattankulathur.

The event was presided over by SRMIST's Pro Chancellor (Academics) Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, Vice Chancellor Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, Pro Vice Chancellor (S&H) Dr. R Balasubramanian, Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. C. Muthamizhselvan, Registrar Dr. N Sethuraman, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Medical) of SRM MCHRC Lt. Col. Dr. A. Ravi Kumar. Speaking at the event which was held virtually, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar said, "The agriculture school was started a few years back in SRMIST in a small way, now they have a place of their own with all facilities."

"SRM has always played a key role in helping the neighbourhood in which it functions. So I hope Vendhar Nagar will also grow as our agricultural college grows," he added. He then urged students to come forward to make use of the facilities at the college. On the opening of the Telemedicine centre, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar said, "SMR MCHRC has always been providing treatment at a nominal rate and is also the centre for COVAXIN clinical trial in Tamil Nadu. Now with the opening of this Telemedicine centre, it will try and give solutions to all our medical problems from the comfort of our homes."

Pro Chancellor (Academics) Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, said, "It is an auspicious day for us to start anything new on our Chancellor's birthday. Our Founder-Chancellor always wanted an agriculturist to become the Chief Minister of our State and now his wish has come true as our present CM comes from an agricultural family. SRM MCHRC is known for its COVAXIN clinical trial and now we hope that our newly opened Telemedicine centre also become one of the most sought after."

He also urged that the faculty and students here should make SRMIST be recognized as an Institute of Eminence and world-class universities globally. On the occasion, construction works at the College of Agricultural Science were given dress materials. Health camp and Siddha preventive medicines to fight COVID 19 were also provided to about 1200 villagers.

Paarivendhar Telemedicine Centre will function on all days, except Sundays and government holidays, from 8 am to 4 pm. Regular teleconsulting will be provided by senior doctors (professors) in all specialities. This telemedicine centre will function as per the guidelines issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The initial consultation fee would be Rs. 400 and Rs.250 will be charged for a review. For scheduling appointments call 044 47432303/ 7358026016 or email to

Dr. Abhay Sagade awarded Royal Society Yusuf Hamied International Exchange Award


SRMIST faculty Dr. Abhay Sagade who is Associate Professor (Research) at Department of Physics and Nanotechnology has been awarded “Royal Society Yusuf Hamied International Exchange Award funded by The Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation UK.

In this program, he will be collaborating with researchers at the University of Southampton to develop fast response on-chip temperature sensors. Dr Sagade said that “In today’s high increased density of electronic components per unit area with miniaturization and high-frequency operation, can lead to localized (over)heating problems (known as ‘hot spots’), making thermal management a key factor for determining the performance and the reliability of integrated circuits. To manage the heat, reliable measurement of local temperatures and its small fluctuations down to micron and sub-micron scale is challenging. In this exchange program, we will utilize our expertise to develop new materials, fabrication processes and measurements to achieve this goal efficiently.”

The award is supported by the Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation, for setting collaborations between the UK and international researchers including India. This scheme is intended to support stimulate only new collaborations between scientists in the UK and overseas. Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For this program, SRMIST and the University of Southampton will collaborate for two years (2020-2022). The award is conferred to the successful applications who should be strong in all respects of the following criteria:

  • the extensive research background of the UK and overseas scientist;
  • the strength of the scientists and institution in the area of the proposed research;
  • the mutual benefit of the collaboration;
  • the strength of the proposal;
  • the potential contribution to the UK science base;
  • the potential for long-term collaboration.

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SRM students develop app on mental help


Title: Here For You

Mentors: Prof. M. Thirunavukarasu, Head, Dept. of Psychiatry (Project Co-ordinator), Dr. D. Sai Balasubramanian, Associate Professor (Project Guide) Dr. Manik Inder Singh, Dept. of Psychiatry, SRM Hospital (Principal Investigator)

Student Members:

Sachit Misra (2nd year), Anisha Mohanty (3rd Year), Shantnu Agarwal, Himanshu Rattan, Vrishank Vajpayee (4th Year) [Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors Club SRM] Ashwin M (3rd Year), Utkarsh Minhas (4th Year), Arko Chatterjee (Alumnus) [Team Envision- AARUUSH]

The pandemic has taken a toll on mental health as a whole. In these dire times, your feelings and emotions may be confusing, which amounts to added stress and worry, keeping you from the goals you might want to accomplish. If you have been worried about your mental health or looked up certain symptoms only to find dead-end fatal answers, we have the solution to your mental health dilemmas. Here For You is a reliable, simple and quick solution to answer your worries and queries, made by students of SRM in liaison with some of India's best Mental Health Professionals to fulfil the main aim of helping the community and it's people to understand their mental health better and to remove the stigma there is around approaching a professional regarding mental health issues.

Here For You is developed with direct consultation from Professionals who have years of experience working with patients that deal with varying stages of mental health issues. We use globally renowned and standardized test algorithms to determine what is up with your Mental Health and if you should be worried about it or not.

You can get the app here!:

App Features:

  • Take up a simple quiz, your answers will be analyzed and help you know more about your Mental Health.
  • All your answers are 100% anonymous and your data is not compromised under any circumstances.
  • Verified and professionally curated articles
  • Access to an experienced team of psychiatrists
  • Standardized testing strategy and algorithms followed by Mental Health professionals all over the world.