65 coaches attend 'Modern Practices in Training Volleyball' in SRMIST

65 coaches attend 'Modern Practices in Training Volleyball' in SRMIST

About 65 Physical Directors, Physical Education Teachers, State-level Coaches, International Players, and National Players participated in the three-day Master coaches workshop on "Modern Practices in Training Volleyball the way to success" held at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur. This was organized by the Tamil Nadu State Volleyball Association in association with the Department of Physical Education & Sports Sciences of SRMIST.
The chief guest for the event was the Additional Director General of Police, S. Davidson Devasirvatham. He felicitates the participants and distributed certificates. The aim of this workshop was to enhance the knowledge of coaches in Tamil Nadu to train the younger generation of players. The workshop will include sessions on Modern practices in training, rules related to coaches, team training, and tactical approach among other things.
Speaking at the event Davidson said, "Only if there is a passion among students can particular sports be developed. Coaches should take up the responsibility to motivate and create ambition in the minds of the youngsters. We have a lot of talent pool and we should catch them young. If children pick up the techniques when they are young, it will become easy for them when they grow up."
He also urged them to set goals and dedicate themselves to them.
Ace volleyball coach S. Dakshinamoorthy, who was the resource person, presented the workshop report.
In his presidential address Vice Chancellor, I/C of SRMIST Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan said, "Being a coach is a big blessing. This workshop was a wonderful chance to updated and keep learning. However, your biggest challenge is bringing students to the field. Because today's students are more addicted to the Internet and prefer to play video games. Playing together is a good team-building exercise, it also helps people make short and quick decisions, it teaches the give and takes the policy. Therefore coaches should motive students to come to the field."
A few of the coaches who participated in the workshop shared their feedback and how they benefitted from the workshop.
In his special address, M. Jones, Chairman, Chengalpattu District Volleyball Association & Managing Director of Jones Foundation Pvt Ltd said, "Sports is very good for health and mental well-being."
Also present on the occasion were Assistant Commissioner Customs and GST & Deputy Chairman, Tamilnadu State Volleyball Association M. Alagesan; Joint Secretary, Tamilnadu State Volleyball Association A Mahendran and MD&CEO SMI Group of Companies & Treasurer, Tamilnadu State Volleyball Association.

SRM holds Master Coaches workshop in training Volleyball


A three day Master coaches workshop on "Modern Practices in Training Volleyball the way to success" was held at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur.

About 70 (Physical Director, Physical Education Teacher, Coaches, International Players, National Players) participated in this event that has experienced and master from Volleyball teach the latest techniques. The event was held from 26th to 28th Feb 2021.

This was organized by Tamil Nadu State Volleyball Association in association with the Department of Physical Education & Sports Sciences of SRMIST. The aim of this workshop is to enhance the knowledge of coaches in Tamil Nadu to train the younger generation of players. The workshop will include sessions on Modern practices in training, rules related to coaches, team training, and tactical approach among other things.

The event was presided over by S. N. Jayamurugan, Chariman, SNJ Group of Companies & Chief Patron of Tamil Nadu State Volleyball Association. Speaking at the event he urged coaches to updated themselves in the latest techniques and lift Indian Volleyball to a global level. He also declared the workshop open.

In his keynote address, SRMIST’s Registrar (I/c), Dr. S. Ponnusamy said, “Our Founder Chancellor Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar is a big supporter of sports. He believes in the overall development of students and hence urges youngsters to take a keen interest in sports. Although we have been conducting national and international workshops and conferences, this three-day master coaches workshop is the first of its kind. The purpose of this is to develop our up-and-coming players to be updated and have improved skills in their game.”

The General Secretary of Tamil Nadu Volleyball Association, A. J. Martin Sudhakar said, “This workshop will be like a refresher training for coaches. It will have advanced training methods.”

SRMIST’s Director (Sports) Dr. K. Vaithianathan, “This workshop will be useful for those who are in the field of coaching. They can learn/update themselves with new formations, strategies - individual and teams, updates on rules and regulations and so on.”

R Arjundurai, Managing Director of SAN Media & Life President of Tamil Nadu State Volleyball Association said, “This is a good initiative because good players are the result of good coaches.”

Admissions open for Science & Humanities, Medical & Health Sciences programs at SRM


Admissions are now open to various programs at the Faculty of Science and Humanities (FSH) at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur and for Medicine and Health Sciences programs at SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre (SRM MCHRC), Kattankulathur. Visit www.srmist.edu.in

Under the Faculty of Science & Humanities, SRMIST offers various Undergraduate and Post Graduate programs from the College of Science and Humanities, School of Management, and School of Law. Several UG and PG programs are also available for students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences that has the College of Pharmacy, College of Physiotherapy, College of Occupational Therapy, College of Nursing, School of Public Health among others.

The soft launch of application forms for Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Faculty of Science and Humanities was held at the Institute’s premises in the presence of SRMIST’s Pro VC (Medical) Lt. Col. Dr. A. Ravi Kumar, Director (Admissions) Dr. K.S.Lakshmi, Director (Communications) Mr. R. Nandakummar, Assistant Director (M&H) Venkata Ramakrishnan, Assistant Director (S&H), Dr. Vivek Shivhare, Dean (FSH) Dr. J. Jothikumar,  Dean (Law) Dr. C.A. Gurudath, Dean (Dental) Dr. N. Vivek, Dean (SHP) Dr. Padma Venkat, Dean (Pharmacy) Dr. V. Chitra, Dean (Physiotherapy) Veera Goutham and Dean (Occupational Therapy) Dr. U. Ganapathy Sankar.

FSH and SRM MCHRC has several disciplines that prepare students to fill that growing need and take advantage of that growing opportunity. Admissions to any of these programs will be based on the eligibility, Board examination marks, Department level examination conducted by the respective schools in SRM and one-to-one interaction.

Candidates applying should have secured a minimum aggregate of 50 percent in the Board Examination. Indians and Non-Resident Indians can apply.

Last year, there was an overwhelming 1.52 lakhs of candidates who participated to gain entry to India's No.1 multi-stream university.

SRMIST has an enviable track record of 5500+ Job Offers for the graduating batch 2020-21. Around 625+ Top-notch companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, CISCO, Siemens, PayPal, Accenture, Capgemini, Hewlett Packard, TCS, Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro, ABB, L&T, Ford, TVS, Schneider, Renault Nissan, Cerner, GT Strategies, Ford, Bioclinica, and Zifo among many others, visit SRMIST every year to recruit our students. The university offers a wide range of scholarships to the tune of Rs.35 Crores making studying in the university affordable to all. 

To apply, visit www.srmist.edu.in, click on the program of interest and then click on application.

SRM hosts International conference on “Business Finance and Management Sciences”


The Department of Corporate Secretaryship and Accounting Finance, College of Science and Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur has organised the two days International Conference on “Business Finance and Management Sciences” which held on 18th and 19th February 2021. In these two days the Conference Scholars, Academicians and Researchers have presented 68 papers and conference proceedings with 174 papers had been released during the conference.

On the inaugural day of 18th February 2021, the Chief Guest address had given by the Prof. Mwaf Dandan from Albalqua University, Jordan, has highlighted about the ‘Indo Arab Issues’ and impressed upon the trading relations between India and the Arab region which engages in reforms and transformational changes in the economy; also the strong political understanding and goodwill between the people, and provided tremendous potential to have economic engagement in a higher level.

Dr. S. Vengadamani, Director, Global School of Business, AMITY, Chennai, emphasized that how the Covid -19 had created an impact on the life of common men and he made to learn the difficulties which happened during the pandemic situations, and that has been appealed through conference to have courage to mitigate any issues.

Miss Olaga B Aaron a transgender activitist, who precisely pointed out how the Covid -19 affected the life hood of the transgenders and appealed to the common public through this conference to understand pandemic situation, furthermore made us to learn a lot about them.

On the Second day of the conference Prof. Muhammed Ahamed Tsuani from Bayero University, Nigeria has highlighted on the economic relations. Nigeria is considered as a highly vulnerable to the global economic disruption caused by COVID-19, particularly due to the pronounced decline in oil prices and spikes in risk aversion in global capital markets. Nationally, 40 percent of Nigerians (83 million people) live below the poverty line, while another 25 percent (53 million) are vulnerable. By COVID-19, many of these 53 million vulnerable people could fall into poverty. The magnitude of the health impact depends on the duration and the domestic spread of the outbreak, while the economic impact hinges on oil prices. CA. K Harikaran, Charted accountant, who opened up for the young students that how to make changes in the society and delivered the methodologies to adopt the changes. Especially he stressed on the students from the background of commerce that they are having plenty of opportunities in the corporate world.

Dr. .J. Jothi kumar, Dean, and Associate Dean Dr. A. Duraisamy, College of Science and Humanities, SRM IST had released the proceedings during the inaugural day. During the couple of days of conference the experts from the reputed college and universities were invited to conduct the technical sessions. In which the scholars, academicians and students made discussions and deliberations on the various topics covered in the conference.

Dr.K.Selvasundaram, Head of the Department delivered welcome address and Dr.A.Irin Sutha, the Coordinator of the conference outlined the main theme of the conference.       

SRMIST to hold Defence Forces Hackathon


SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur in association with Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor is to hold a Defence Forces Hackathon in the institute’s premises. This is being done as part of the Indian Government's 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat' program.

The hackathon will aim to identify and support student and faculty teams for the development of technology/products for the Defence sector. A special emphasis will be on indigenization of all aspects of the technology and products supporting the Indian Armed Forces (Army, Navy, and Air Force).

Dr. T K Varadarajan, Nodal Officer, Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) Facilitation Cell, shared various opportunities in the Defence sector and how the Government is supporting Defence Startups with students and faculty.

In his brief, he said, "The idea is to inculcate partnership between academia and defense. The specific agenda of the government is to indigenize, incubate, innovate, and have start-ups for Defence in India. We are trying to get away from the industry and have academicians working with us. There is always a huge gap between the knowledge available, potential competence, and what needs to be done. This was a big zero and no start-up was able to provide us with solutions to the problems we face. We have been lagging in setting up small systems and weapon platforms, whereas many other countries have been gained upon it. So we thought this gap could be solved with the help of involving academicians."

Elaboration on how to go about it, he said, "All the problems are put in the Defence website and solutions for the same are sought. People, especially students are welcomed to help solve this issue. Once their solutions are accepted, Seed funding will be provided to do the prototype. If it succeeded it will be industrialized. The aim of this initiative is nation-building through academia."


SRM inks MoU with TANUVAS for joint research


SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS). The signing was between the Department of Food Process Engineering, School of Bioengineering, SRMIST and College of Food and Dairy Technology, Koduvalli, TANUVAS.

As per the MoU, both institutes will have a broad scope to carry out faculty and student exchange programme to carry out training and research activities for a shorter duration. The area will be extended to joint research activities to explore opportunities to undertake research projects and seek research funding from external funding agencies. This agreement will also facilitate to conduct joint academic events such as short courses, seminars, workshops, or conferences based on mutual interests and available expertise in both the institutions. Both institutes can share and carry out joint research in technology for distance and computer-based learning.

The MoU was exchanged between Dr. C. Balachandran, Vice Chancellor, TANUVAS and Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan , Pro Vice Chancellor (E&T), SRMIST in the presence of TANUVAS officials Dr. P.Tensingh Gnanaraj, Registrar; Dr. Cecilia Joseph, Director Research; Dr. V. Appa Rao, Dean Research and Dr. Premnath Manoharan, professor & HoD Food Processor Engineering. SRMIST officials Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Registrar; Dr. T.V. Gopal, Dean College of Engineering and Technology; Dr. M. Vairamani, Chairperson, School of Bioengineering, and heads of the departments and faculty members.

Speaking at the signing ceremony Dr. C. Balachandran, Vice Chancellor, TANUVAS said, “The outcome of this MoU may bring new innovative ideas and solutions for the growing demand and recurring issues of the Food Processing and Health sector in India. Both the universities can now share knowledge, technology, and faculty exchange program. We need engineers when it comes to technology hence the scope is more in this sector.”

Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Pro Vice Chancellor (E&T), SRMIST said, “Gone are the days when we worked as individuals, now it is important that we work with other institutes/ universities. Such collaborations open up new avenues and will benefit both parties.”

SRM team wins Flipkart GRiD 2.0 Robotics Challenge

Four students from SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur have brought honour to their Institution by winning a national level robotics challenge.  

Team Robotronics consisting of Adrash, Ajit, Rishabh, and Shashwat (Final year B.Techstudents from the Departments of Electronics & Communication and MechanicalEngineering) emerged winners among the 500 teams that participated in the national Flipkart GRiD 2.0 Robotics Challenge held in January 2021. Their problem statement was Autonomous Stair Climbing Robot. 

“We thought it would be very beneficial for the real-time scenario if prototyped and we had to do it within a budget of Rs.50,000,” said the team. 

A total of nine teams got selected for the grand finale out of 120 teams. The key structure to their final presentation included - High-level solution walkthrough, Hardware choices (what & why), Software Choices (what &why), Simulation and Demo, Differentiation factor in the solution, and Feasibility & Challenges if actual prototyping is done.

“We provided feasible solutions to many specific problems. A lot of new innovations were done in order to completely solve the problem statement. We provided a generalized solution which was compatible with most of the work environments.” 

The team was guided by Dr. Rajesh Agarwal, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRMIST.  

The team was awarded an Electronic Gift Voucher (EGV) of Rs.1,50,000 for emerging as national winners. They also were awarded EGV of Rs.1500 for clearing the first round and getting into the top 50 teams and Flipkart Goodies. 

The top nine teams, selected to the finale, were from some of India's most prestigious institutions and they showcased their solutions for problem statements on Autonomous Stair Climber, Autonomous Indoor Drone, and Intelligent Picking.


New innovation & design center opened at SRMIST

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattakulathur has recently opened a new premise for its innovation and design called SRM Innovation and Design Center (SIDC). The center was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor of SRMIST Dr. Sandeep Sancheti. 

After the remarkable success that was achieved by SRMIST's Innovation and Incubation Center (SIIC), SIDC was opened to offer various design-related courses for innovators.

These courses or programs aim to develop a design and entrepreneurial mindset along with functional skills in design thinking approach to challenges, innovative product design, and prototyping entrepreneurial fundamentals among students.

All courses are industry supported with mentors from the relevant domains and mentors will work closely with the student teams, enabling the experiential learning journey.

International conference on Nano-science & Nanotechnology (ICONN 2021) inaugurated at SRMIST

The inauguration of the 6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2021) at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur was held virtually today, February 1, 2021.  

The Biennial International Conference was organised by the Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRMIST in association with Shizuoka University-Japan, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU)-Taiwan, GNS Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) Science-New Zealand, University of Rome Tor Vergata-Italy, RMIT University-Australia, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)-India, Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science (ACCMS), Indian Physics Association (IPA), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), Indian Carbon Society (ICS)-India and Springer Nature.

The event will be held until 3rd February 2021 and is aimed at providing a platform for researchers and scientists to assess recent trends and developments in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for promising applications. Scientific sessions includes Low-dimensional and 2D materials, Surfaces, interfaces and thin films, Nanocomposites and catalysts, Multifunctional nanomaterials, to mention a few.

There will be over 70 sessions with eminent speakers from renowned international institutions such as University of California, Berkeley-CA, Tokyo Institute of Technology-Japan, The Australian National University,  Canberra-Australia, University of Cambridge-UK, University of Maryland-USA, Institut für Experimental physik,  Berlin-Germany and also from premier Institutes of India such as IISc Bangalore, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Mumbai, Anna University-Chennai, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR)-Kalpakkam.

About 2400 participants are expected to be part of this mega event. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. D. John Thiruvadigal, Convener, ICONN 2021, SRMIST, followed by the presidential address delivered by Vice Chancellor of SRMIST, Dr. Sandeep Sancheti. His address was focused on emerging research and development (R&D) in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.  Pro Vice Chancellor (Engineering and Technology) of SRMIST Dr. C Muthamizhchelvan released the proceedings of the ICONN 2021 conference.

The inaugural address was delivered by Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST) Govt. of India, CV Seshadri Chair Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. In his address, he spoke on the initiatives and schemes framed by DST, to develop R&D infrastructure in various institutions across the country through funding research projects.

Prof. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, University of California, Berkeley, CA, announced SRM-ICONN Award of excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to Prof.  Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST) Govt. of India, CV Seshadri Chair Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Controller of Examinations, SRMIST.

SRMIST is also honouring eminent scientists with SRM-ICONN Innovation Award, SRM-ICONN Outstanding Woman Researcher Award, with SRM-ICONN Young Researcher Award. Around 300 students across India have registered for this program.


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