SRM alumni donate 100 vaporizers to workers

The 2017 batch alumni of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), led Neelesh Kumar Kuttala and Pavan have donated 100 vaporizers to SRMIST maintenance workers and hospital staff. This was done by the duo’s initiative - Bhishma and Abhimanyu under the theme 'Humanity Starts With Charity' in bid to help the underprivileged fight COVID.

Present during the handover ceremony were SRMIST's Vice Chancellor (Interim) Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Registrar (Interim) Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Deputy Registrar and Director (SRM Institute of Hotel Management) Dr. Antony Ashok Kumar, Deputy Registrar Mr. Wordsworth Manivannan, and Associate Director (Campus life) & Nodal Officer UBA Dr. V. Thirumurugan. This was undertaken through the Director (Alumni Affairs) Dr. A. Rathinam.

Speaking at the event, Neelesh said, "Several of my school teachers were affected due to this pandemic. During the first wave, I reached out to them and helped them get back on their feet. Now I want to do something for my Institution and hence I came up with this idea."

Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan said, "We are proud that our alumni remember and think about their Alma mater after they leave the institution."


Eight SRM students get placed under sports quota


Department of Physical Education and Sports Science at SRM Institue of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur organised the 'Volleyball Achievers Award 2021' and honoured eight of its students for getting placed in government and private jobs. Of this, four girls have been selected to Indian Railways under the sports quota.

The chief guest for the event was SRMIST's Deputy Registrar and Director (Institute of Hotel Management) Dr. Antony Ashok Kumar. He gave away mementos to students to honour their achievements in sports and work.
The special guests for the event were SRMIST's Director (Career Centre) Mr. N. Venkata Sastry, Associate Director Campus Life & Ladies Hostel Dr. E. Poovammal and Managing Director Sri Vinayaga Timbers, Tambaram Mr. T. Purushothaman. 

A documentary on the Women' Volleyball Journey 2020-21 was released on the occasion. Students also performed Zumba and Bokwa workouts, which is implemented with their training sessions, at the event.
Felicitating the girls, Dr. Antony Ashok Kumar said, "If we keep good health we can beat pandemic. It will also aid in creating many more achievers in sports."
Volleyball women' team coach Mr. Om Prakash elaborated on how the students are trained, how their diets are monitored, their workout sessions, and so on.

Congratulating the girls, Dr. E. Poovammal and Mr. N. Venkata Sastry encouraged many more students to take up sports and bring more laurels to the institution. Mr. T. Purushothaman who has been a patron of the sports wished the team many more laurels in the upcoming tournaments.


SRM signs MoU with SIRD for rural development

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur under its Unnat Bharat Abhiyan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with State Institute of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, TN (SIRD & PR).

As per this undertaking, both the institutions will conduct collaborative training, seminars, workshops etc.; internship - both short and long term for students of SRMIST at SIRD≺ faculty development programmes; conduct research studies on mutual agreement; carrying out Programme Evaluation and Consultancy on mutual areas of interest, documentation of Case Studies on best practices and its dissemination; Village Adoption Programme and Out-reach Programme for model village, conducting exhibitions/meets and Melas and networking with institutions working for Rural Development & Panchayat Raj.

The event was presided over by Director of SIRD Mr. S. Samuel Inbadurai, Centre Head, Centre for Networking, Communication and New Initiative Mr. K. P. S. Thillai Nayagam, Junior Faculty (Research) Dr. P. Sathyaraj, Junior Faculty ( Networking) Mr. S. PremKumar from SIRD. From SRMIST, present were Vice Chancellor (Interim) Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Registrar (Interim) Dr. C Ponnusamy, Deputy Registrar and Director ( Hotel Management) Dr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar, Associate Director (Campus life) & Nodal Officer Unnat Bharat Abhiyan/SBSI-SRMIST Dr. V.Thirumurugan and other coordinators.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan said, "This collaboration will strengthen and support each other. We can use this as an opportunity to use technology to solve problems in rural areas. We make use of students to come up with the best solution.”
In his opening remarks, Dr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar said, “SRMIST has been having a long standing relationship with SIRD. We will work mutually in the days to come.”

Mr. S. Samuel Inbadurai said, “We have seen SRM grow into a top most Institute in the country. We are happy to have this collaboration. This will help students to collaborate with us and do good projects.” He said that the entire process of SIRD has moved from social model to economic model. “We will be happy to get technological support from SRMIST which will help in the livelihood of people from rural areas.”

The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. V.Thirumurugan.

Tree plantation drive held at SRMIST

The National Service Scheme (NSS), Red Ribbon Club (RRC) and SRM College of Pharmacy at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) organised an awareness program on tree plantation as a part of Van Mohatsav week celebration at the institute’s premises.

Saplings were planted by Dean of SRM College of Pharmacy Professor Dr. V. Chitra, Vice-principal Dr. N. Dhamodharan, NSS program co-ordinator Professor T. Rajasekaran, Dean (CENR) Dr. Kantha Devi Arunachalam, HoDs, Teaching, and Non-Teaching faculties.

As a continuation of the event, seed balls were distributed within the campus, including SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Arts and Science College, College of Bio-Engineering, etc., by NSS program officer Dr. M Jagadeesan, and their team Ms. K. Gowri, Ms. K. Gayathri, Dr. K. Manikandan and Dr. S. Sarumathy.

Due to COVID, the Van Mohatsav tree plantation awareness program was conducted online for students. Drawing and debate competitions were conducted to create awareness about tree plantations among students and also e-poster presentations were done by the students.

Students from B.Pharm, Pharm.D, and M.Pharm participated in the competitions. The top three students were awarded with certificates and mementos. About 200 participants including students and faculties members of SRMIST took part in this program.