SRM Hospital gets new mobile clinic unit

SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRMMCH&RC), Kattankulathur in association with Quick Heal has launched a mobile clinic. The unit was donated by Quick Heal Foundation to SRMMCH&RC through the Puthiya Thalaimurai Foundation.

The unit was flagged off by Dr. Rajesh from the Directorate of Medical Services of Tamil Nadu, Chengalpattu District along with Quick Heal Foundation’s MD & CEO Dr. Kailash Katkar and Mrs. Anupama Katkar.

Present for the occasion were SRM MCH&RC’s Pro Vice Chancellor Lt. Col. Dr. A. Ravikumar, Dean (Medical) Dr. A. Sundaram, Medical Superintendent  Dr. K. Thangaraj, Dean (Students Affairs) Dr. M. Logaraj, Puthiya Thalaimurai Foundation’s Secretary Mr. D.V. Venkatagiri among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rajesh said, “Many people in rural areas find it difficult to visit hospitals as the connectivity is not frequent. In such cases, a mobile clinic will come in handy. It will benefit the core people more.”

In his presidential address, Dr. A. Ravikumar assured that SRM will carry forward the mission of helping people get access to medication at all levels. “We will put this ambulance to good use. We will also have a dedicated staff for this purpose.”

Mrs. Anupama Katkar said, “This is a good opportunity for us to improve our CSR work. Our aim is to help people in remote places have access to medical facilities.”

Elaborating on the work done at SRM MCH&RC, Dean Dr. A. Sundaram said, “Hundreds of people have benefitted through our hospital.” Thanking the couple, he said that such donations will help us improve our standards and ourselves.

 

SRMIST undertake palm seed plantation & beach cleanup drive

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur as part of its Unnat Bharat Abhiyan undertook two initiatives recently. The team planted about 10,000 palm seeds on the banks of Siruvanjoor lake and Nattarasanpattu lake in the Kancheepuram District. This event was inaugurated by the SRMIST Registrar Dr. S. Ponnusamy. The event was presided by Mr. Chakrapani, Headmaster of Government Middle School and Head of Parent-Teacher Association of Nattarasanpattu Government School, HoD of Civil Dr. Ravichandran and Associate Director (Campus Life), and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan nodal officer Dr. V. Thirumurugan.

Bharthidasan Trust jointly coordinated in this program in which 150 students of SRMIST, students of Nattarasnpattu Govt. School and faculty members participated in this event held from morning 6 am. The event was coordinated by S.Pradeep, faculty of Civil and Dr.Samuel, Biotech faculty of SRMIST.

SRM IST team observed International Beach Cleanup Day in association with National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India and National Building Research Centre. About 150 students and faculties joined the clean-up drive at Kovalam Beach. Dr. V. Thirumurugan, Associate Director (Campus Life), SRM IST KTR and Dr. Pravakar Mishra, Scientist F, National Centre for Coastal Research, Inaugurated the program and this event was coordinated by Dr. R. Nagalakshmi, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, and SRM IST KTR.

The team went on a rally from the Kovalam Beach temple and ended with Bus stand to raise awareness of cleanliness among the stakeholders and about the prevention of one time use of plastics, maintain environmental hygiene, importance of coastal resources and protection of the coast from pollution.

 

NSS day celebrated at SRMIST

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NSS Day was celebrated at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) with the presence of enthusiastic audience from faculty and students.

The program was inaugurated by Dean (Research) Dr. Nepolean. NSS volunteers from College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Teacher Education and College of Engineering and Technology took part in debate, skit and extempore on the theme of National Educational Policy (NEP) and importance of social service.

This was followed by few fine arts program. The program was organized with the support and motivation of the Vice Chancellor Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Registrar Dr. S. Ponnusamy and Dean (Faculty of Science and Technology) Dr. Duraisamy. The vote of thanks was given by NSS Program Coordinator Dr. T. Rajasekaran. Approximately 110 participants took active part in this program.

 

1st Year Students’ Induction Program (B.Tech, B.Arch & B.Des)

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Students’ Induction Program for the 1st year B.Tech, B.Architecture and B. Design students had been organized by SRM IST from 8th to 16th September 2021 through online mode.

Founder Chancellor, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar addressed the freshers during the inaugural function on 8th September 2021. Prof. P. Sathyanarayanan, Pro Chancellor (Academics), Mr. Ravi Pachamoothu, Pro Chancellor (Admin) and Prof. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Vice Chancellor also welcomed the students.

Regular sessions on curriculum, campus life, campus research, sports, human values, careers and placements had been held during the induction program. Also, sessions on cultural and technical fests of SRM IST that are being organized yearly have also been introduced to the students.

Mediation and Art of Living session is chaired by Mr. Venkata Narasimha and Mrs. Sarala Priya of Heartfulness Meditation Centre gave practice to the students on mediation and other tips of art of living.

Prof. N.V.S. Narasimha Sarma, Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Trichy delivered the lecture on National Education Policy – Outcome based education on 14th Sep 2021. He highlighted the advantages of new curriculum and benefits to the students due to the new policies were explained.

Mrs. Usha Ravichandra, National Vice Chairman, SPIC MACAY along with Mrs. Sunita Rraghavan, Co-ordinator, SPIC MACAY, Tamilandu and Mrs. Mansiha Jha, a popular mithila painter have chaired a session on creative and learning arts. The session highlighted how the arts are helpful in creating the stress free environment in college campuses.

Dr. Jyothi Dayanandan, YMCA College of Physical education gave some physica fitness tips to the studnets.

On 15th Sep 2021, orientation for different schools has been organized.

 

SRM announces Tamil Peraayam awards 2021

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SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur announced the winners of the SRM Tamil Peraayam awards 2021 (Thamizh Academy Awards) at the press meet held at the Press Club, Chennai. The winners were announced by Founder Chancellor of SRM Group of Institution, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar along with SRMIST Vice Chancellor Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan and Tamil Peraayam head Karu Nagarajan.

Speaking at the press meet, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar said, “Each year we allocate about Rs.20 lakhs towards this Thamizh Academy Awards. We call for nominations and the section process is done in three stages.”

“This is the 10th year we are giving out this award. We have had over 350 entries this years. The purpose of this awards is to encourage many more to promote the language all over the world,” he added.

The winners were awarded for their best contribution towards the Tamil language, literature, & culture for 2021. The awardees and prize money are as follows:

The Pudhumaippithan Padaippilakkiya Virudhu (Short Story, Novel, Drama) of Rs. 1 Lakh was shared to Kengapuram A Venila and Sruthi from Muthunadu. Bharathiyar Kavithai Virudhu of Rs. 1 Lakh was Kurunjippookal Kadavoor Manimaran;  Aazha Valliappa Kuzhanthai Ilakkiya Virudhu (Rs. 1 Lakh) Malayar Manipadalgal book Vettriselvan; G.U. Pope Translation Award (Translation from Tamil) of Rs. 1 Lakh was given to Dr. Palani Arangasami; Pai. Na. Appuswamy Aaruviyal Tamil Virudhu/A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technology Award (Science / Technology in Tamil) – Rs. 1 Lakh was given to V. Dilli Babu; Muthutthandavar Thamizhisai Virudhu (Book on Sculpture / Pictograph (Painting), Tamil Music – Rs. 1 Lakh goes to TKS Kalaivanan;  Parithimar Kalaingnar Thamizh Aivaringnar Virudhu (Research Book on Tamil) – Rs. 1 Lakh goes to C. Mahendran; Muthamizh Arignar Kalaignar Social Justice award – Rs. 1. Lakh was given to C. Mageshwaran; Sudesamithiran Thamizh Idhazh Virudhu (Tamil Arts, Literature and Cultural Journal) – Rs. 50,000/- goes to M Poongundran; Tholkappiyar Thamizh Sangam Virudhu (Rs.50,000) is awarded to Manimegalai Mandram from Rajapalayam; Arunachalakkavirayar Virudhu (Tamil music / Folklore Troupe) – Rs. 50,000/- Thirupuvanam Athmanathan;  Paarivendhar Painthamizh Virudhu (Lifetime Achievement Award) – Rs. 5 Lakhs Dr. P. Valanarasu.

 

SRM opens In-vitro diagnostic lab in association with HCL

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SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur has tied up with HCL Technologies Limited to open an In-vitro Diagnostic Lab in their premises.

The facility was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor of SRMIST, Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan and Senior Vice President, HCL Technologies Ltd Mr. R. Balamurugan.

SRMIST had signed a MoU with HCL Technologies Limited to undertake collaborative device and assay development programs and to work together on other collaborative R & D program(s), Verification and Validation, Sustenance activities as may be mutually agreed upon between SRMIST and HCL.
As a part of MoU, HCL IVD Lab was established and inaugurated in the SRMIST Kattankulathur Campus.

Also present on the occasion was SRMIST’s Registrar Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Dean (Research) Dr. B. Neppolian and coordinator of IIISM Dr. R. C. Satish Kumar. From HCL Technologies Ltd present for the inauguration were Mr. Mohammed Farid, Mr. Praveen Kumar Mavila, Mr. M. Chockalingam.
 

SRM offers scholarships to 300 students from Perambalur constituency

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SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur is offering scholarships to 300 students from the Perambalur constituency. This was announced by SRMIST’s Founder Chancellor and Perambalur Constituency Member of Parliament, Dr. T. R Paarivendhar.

Speaking at the press conference held at the Institute's premises he said, "This is part of my promise to the people of Perambalur constituency. For the last two years, SRMIST had given free education to 600 students. This year too I will keep up my election promise and provide free education to 300 students from my constituency."

Students from the Perambalur Lok Sabha segment, who wish to pursue Engineering & Technology, Science & Humanities, Agricultural Sciences, Management, Health Sciences, Hotel Management, etc. can apply. Applicants from economically weaker sections will be selected based on their performance in their respective board examinations.

These 300 students from economically weaker sections in the Perambalur constituency would be given free education at his SRM group of institutions. This scheme will only cover full tuition fees and be renewed on basis of academic performance. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, hostel facilities will not be provided.

Dr. Paarivendhar said that the SRM group would strive to make education at private universities beneficial to those from the economically weaker sections. He said, “Students should utilize this opportunity to pursue higher studies.” He assured that deserving students would get suitable placements. “The selection process for this scholarship will be done based on merit and the student's economic background.”

Explaining why he came up with this initiative, Dr. Paarivendhar said, "My constituency consists of many people from economically weak backgrounds. Most of them are farmers and their children don't have access to good education and job opportunities."

"Apart from providing good, quality education to the people in my Constituency, I also want to provide them with better infrastructure facilities," he concluded.

Present for the press meet were SRMIST’s Vice Chancellor Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Registrar Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Director (Admissions) Dr. K. S. Lakshmi, and Director (Communications) Mr. R. Nandakummar.

Those eligible in his constituency need to submit the applications on or before 18th September 2021. Applications for the same can be sent to Director (Admissions), SRM Nagar, Potheri, Chengalpattu District - 603203.

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SRM students complete the ‘Longest relay run with a flaming torch’

SRM College of Physiotherapy at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur on the occasion of World Physiotherapy Day (8th September) attempt at the “Longest relay run with a flaming torch” from its Trichy campus to Kattankulathur. This occasion was registered with the Asia and India Book of records for an attempt at the “Longest relay run with a flaming torch”.

ROM (Resounding Overnight Momentous) 2021: THE PHYSIO RUN, was produced for the purpose of bringing up the cause of physical health, social inclusion and to re-integrate people back into our community, after the social dissociation that the COVID pandemic has imposed on our public.

This event was an overnight, non-stop relay, mirroring an Olympic torch relay, run from the SRM Trichy campus to the SRM Kattankulathur campus. The show was run by the Organizer Chairman Prof. T. S. Veergoudhaman, Dean, SRM College of Physiotherapy, the Organizing Secretary-Mr. T. N. Suresh, Vice Principal of SRM College of Physiotherapy, and the Convener of the event- Mrs. S. F. Mariyam Farzana, Assistant Professor.

The run began by 7:50 am on 7th September, 2021 with the inauguration ceremony headed by Vice Chancellor of SRMIST Prof. C. Muthamizhchelvan, and the chief guest was Dr. R. Shivakumar, Chairman SRM Trichy and Ramapuram Campus with ignition of torch and flag off. The run continued through the night, up until 5 pm on 8th September, 2021. The distance covered was about 287.2 kms (33 hours). The runners were 75 student physiotherapists of the college, who were selectively grouped into 4 groups, after going through a well- researched framed- screening and selection protocol. The runners were accompanied by buses, an ambulance, patrol vehicles, and supply trucks.

Our emphasis on keeping the fire in the torch burning in continuance and the constant movement of the team was give out a message that the fire—the energy depicts, our energy, is continual. We intend to spread this energy to all those around us. In a time, wherein the society has completely changed pre- and post- Covid, we take it as our own responsibility as health professionals to rejuvenate the members of our community and to bring them back to a state of healthy functional independence.

The run ended with a grand valedictory function in Dr. T. P. Ganesan auditorium chaired by SRMIST’s Pro- Vice Chancellor (Medical & Health Sciences) Dr. Lt. Col A. Ravikumar, Registrar Prof. S. Ponnusamy, Dean (Medical) Dr.A.Sundaram. The chief guest for this event was Mr. V. Devrajan, Olympian Boxer and Arjuna awardee, Adjudicator: Mr. Vivek. R. Nair, Asia & India Book of Record.

Some of the causes that we aimed to address were oriented to Health, Society, and Academics.

HEALTH

Through this mega overnight relay run, we first and foremost looked forward to address the known concept of physical health. The Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us of the saying 'Health is Wealth'. We took up this opportunity to encourage the community to stand up, work their bodies and come together in oneness, mentally, despite the physical barriers to fight the virus.

SOCIETY

The next message that we looked forward to displaying to the community by this run was ‘social inclusion'. We believe we have achieved this by including various categories of participants, like the Paralympic athletes, school students and transgenders, to spread awareness of the living of their community. As health professionals, specifically, physiotherapists, we find it our duty to not only spread awareness, but also be perfect examples to the public, to inculcate the spirit of oneness and plant the seed of inclusion of all members of the community into the minds of all, despite of variations of age, gender, physical and health status.

ACADEMICS

Due to the current pandemic, a part of the student population has been forced into confinement. Modes of teaching have taken up the platform of digital media. For this reason, we included school students in our run to showcase that energy can be created, preserved and imparted within the student population.  We believe that the energy we pass onto them would further radiate towards other school students and so help raise up their activities for good. We see this as an opportunity to unite two levels of Institutions. We embraced this opportunity to provide to the student community what we had, to reenergize and to bring them back on the social track.

SAFETY

The entire event was run with precautionary measures taken by each participant and supporting members of the team. Each participant selected by the researched protocol are equipped with knowledge of injury prevention. For emergencies, the convoy following the runner had an ambulance (doctor and nurses) with medical kits. Covid Safety precautions were maintained. An inclusion criterion for participation of this event was to be vaccinated. We ensured that all Covid guidelines are been undertaken from the beginning to the end of the event.

 

SRM students win gold for India at Asian University Chess Championship

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur is proud to announce that three of its students had represented Indian in the Asian University Chess Championship (AUCC) for  Women 2021 and won the Nation a gold medal.

The event was organized by Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) and hosted by Georgian Chess Federation, Georgia. The event was held virtually in Tornelo platform between 2nd and 5th of Sep 2021.

About 12 countries including, India, Malaysia, Iran, UAE, Indonesia, China, Srilanka, Mongolia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kazakhstan took part in the championship.

There was a total of 9 rounds.

AIU (Indian Team) won the first ever Gold Medal in the AUCC. AIU Indian team consists of four players and out of which three players are from SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST). SRMIST students were coached by Dr. M. Senthil Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education, SRMIST.

SRMIST students who were part of this event are:  

Ms. VARSHINI.V   IV B.Tech CSE
Ms. MICHELLE CATHERINA II M.Tech
Ms. SRIJA SESHADRI II MBA

 

SRMIST's Nethra Kumanan wins gold in National Yachting event

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SRM Insitute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) is proud to announce that its student Nethra Kumanan has emerged as the winner of the Yachting Association of India (YAI) Senior Nationals 2021. The event was held in Mumbai from 1st to 6th September 2021 in INWTC (Indian Navy) area.

The event had 100+ sailing sportsmen competing in 8 categories. Nethra competed in the Laser Radial category, where she is already a national champion and had reached the Olympics.
This event had 9 races held for each category spread over 2 days. In laser radial, there was a total of 8 participants. Nethra had to be careful as the weather conditions during the monsoon time are always dicey. Nethra came first in every single race that her discard was also a number one.

SRM bags three industry awards from AICTE

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SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur has received the 'First Prize' in AICTE National Level Clean and Smart Campus Award 2020 (A Campus first step towards Sustainability) under the "University/Deemed to be University" category for their outstanding Clean & Smart Campus.

The Certificate of Excellence was presented by Union Minister of Education Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and was received by Vice Chancellor of SRMIST Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan.

Dr. P. Supraja, Assistant Professor from the Department of Networking and Communications, School of Computing, SRMIST has been awarded as ‘Best Teacher’ under AICTE- Visvesvaraya Best Teacher Award 2021 in recognition of her teaching excellence in technical education.

This Certificate of Excellence is aimed to recognize the meritorious faculties on Teachers Day every year at National level and encourage them to update themselves to the ever-changing needs of higher education at global level and thereby becoming an effective contributor towards the society.

The third award was received by team Clotech from SRMIST. They were awarded second prize in the category "Barriers in Accessing Adequate Health Care Service" for presenting a prototype/innovative solution of 'Niramay'under the theme "India's Economic Recovery Post COVID; Reverse Migration and Rehabilitation Plan to support Atmanirbhar Bharat".

Team Clotech consists of Sandeep K Lakhera, Gauri Nerpagar, Tanuj Chowdary Yalamarthy, Praveen Kumar and Dharani Vasan. The Founder Chancellor of SRMIST, Pro Chancellors and the entire management of team SRMIST congratulate the awardee and wish them all the best ahead.

 

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Founder Chancellor greets SRMIST professors on the occasion of Teachers’ Day

Teacher's Day celebration was held at SRMIST in a grand manner. Chancellor Founder of SRM Group of Institutions, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar addressed the gathering and wished them on this occasion. Registrar of SRMIST welcomed the gathering.

Vice Chancellor Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan felicitated the gathering and stressed the role of educators. He appreciated the teachers in adapting and innovating to the challenges during the COVID.

He emphasized that both teachers and students should always keep re-discovering knowledge. "For this teachers have to learn always. Today's challenge is different, we need to prepare students for life and not exams."

Speaking at the event, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar said, "A good teacher should be a role model and be responsible for changing/ molding the life of the student. The change we make in their life would speak of you even after they leave the Institution."

He added, "Getting a good teacher is a blessing and I am blessed to have good teaching faculty. There is a duty for teaching staff and there is a duty for the management. Anything without commitment or accountability is nothing. Unless one has ownership, it is not possible for one to discharge duty with confidence and passion. Keep updating yourself. Get to know the needs of the students. For this teachers should learn more and update themselves regularly. 

Pro Chancellor (Academics) Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan said, "Education and the teaching profession will never leave anyone who has a love for it. All professionals in the world were once students who were shaped by teachers, so teachers contribution towards nation-building is much higher.

He also added that quality without quantity is not everything and quantity without quality is also not good. "Hence quality and quantity should be combined with each other in education institutes."

He also urged teachers to be the highest character. "It is doing what when no one is watching is called character. The effect of teaching and mentorship is far more reaching on its own. Some of the best minds in the country would be from the backbenches. So it is the duty of teachers to identify them and bring them to light. To do this, teachers should have enough knowledge, and be on a higher plane."