SRM to conduct collaborative research with Himalaya

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SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Himalaya Wellness Company. The purpose of this agreement is collaborative research & educational programs like Analytical Chemistry, Formulation and development, Phytochemistry, Pharmacognosy, Preclinical toxicology and Pharmacology, in-vitro mutagenicity, Clinical Pharmacology.

The MoU signing ceremony was presided by SRMIST’s Registrar Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Dean (Research) Dr. Neppolian and Coordinator (IIISM) Dr. Rajesh Kumawat. The Himalaya Wellness Company was represented by Dr.Rajesh Kumawat, Head (Medical Services and Clinical Development) and Mr. V. S. Suresh Kumar, Manager, Clinical Trials, Himalaya Wellness Company.

 The main objective of this MoU is to support Post Graduate dissertation / faculty research providing Pure herbs for the Post Graduate students (also explore the possibility on polyherbal/ proprietary formulation), for having Post Graduate industry training-hands on experience-on clinical research and to explore newer indications/ scientific markers for widening the scope of herbs in unmet medical areas.

TN Governor appreciates SRMIST for holding international conference on Autism

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“There is very little awareness about Autism in our country,” said Thiru R. N. Ravi, Governor of Tamil Nadu at the International Conference on ‘Recent Advancements in Autism – Global Perspective’ held at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur.

He appreciated SRM College of Occupational Therapy (OT) at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRMCH&RC) for treating Autistic patients for the last two decades.

“The lack of awareness about Autism leads to denial of acceptance of the problem among parents, especially if it is a girl child. In many cases, denial is the first step and acceptance comes much later. So the much-needed intervention is not given to the child. Each child is uniquely affected, so the intervention and needs should be identified.”

“In India, we have over 10 Million people affected with this problem. This disorder is unfolding in a worrisome way and it leads to multi-dimensional implications. Therefore, to ease the situation, it has to be understood in both academic and non-academic angles. This will help us know the extent of the problem to get a better intervention.” 

He said that students in this discipline have a huge responsibility towards autistic people. “Some of these affected children have special talents. It is the responsibility of the experts in the industry to understand them and provide the necessary help.”  He also emphasised that the mothers of such children are clinically depressed and they too need help.

“The general awareness about autism is very low on personal, social or government levels. In 2016, the Government of India passed a legislation which allowed autistic children to attend normal schools. As per this rule, each school was to hire special educators. However, many States are yet to make this provision.”

He appreciated the ecosystem of education at SRMIST and said it will leave an encouraging impression on anyone who visits it. He then released a souvenir on ‘International Conference on Autism’ and the first copy was received by SRMIST Pro Chancellor (Academics). 

“The treatment and awareness of Autism is the need of the hour and relevant to everyone,” said Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar, Founder Chancellor of SRMIST and Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha. “Autism cannot be well-defined as each child is affected in a different way. At SRM’s OT, we are treating about 35 – 40 patients with Autism per day. Overall 5000 patients have been successfully treated since the inception of the college. We also have a sensory garden and Autistic children are encouraged to participate and collectively learn by stimulation of all senses in a natural environment.”

Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, Pro Chancellor (Academics), SRMIST said, “According to WHO, 1 in 100 children in the world and 1/89 children in India are affected with Autism. Previously, the treatment for Autism was done through Ayurvedia, now Allopathy is offering different types of alternative interventions. The only accepted, proven modality of treatment is performed by the Occupational Therapists. They use sensory stimulation techniques, Neurointergration and speech therapy to improve the responsiveness of the autistic patient and improve communication skills. The aim is to mainstream them with normal society.”

The welcome address was done by SRM MCH&RC’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Medical) Dr. Lt. Col. A. Ravikumar, SRMIST’s Vice Chancellor Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan felicitated the crowd. He elaborated how SRMIST has been carrying out cutting-edge research in this field.   Also present on the occasion were Chengalpattu District Collector A. R. Rahul Nadh, SRMIST’s Registrar Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Dean OT Dr. U. Ganapathy Sankar and other faculty members.  

A Royal Awadhi Food Festival At SRM Hotel

Unravelling the secrets of Awadhi cuisine in true Nawabi style, SRM Institute of Hotel Management and SRM Hotel, Kattankulathur welcomes Chennaiites to an elaborate Awadhi style buffet. SRM Hotel Kattankulathur’s ‘Poolview Restaurant’ is all set to host this one-of-a-kind food festival with a wide spread of delicacies with over 4 starters, 20 main course dishes and variety of desserts that include authentic dishes like Tundeyke Kebabs, Biryanis, Nihari Gosht, Dum ka Murgh, Kormas, Galouti Kebab, Sheermal, ShahiTukra and many more with the undisputed essence of Awadh.

Chef Nizam Quereshi along with his culinary team, have worked together and has given a unique identity to the flavours of Awadhi food. The ambience of the venue is themed to emphasize the abundance of regional flavours from the Awadhi region of Lucknow. At the heart of this highly anticipated food festival, guests will experience the myriad tastes and nuances of Awadhi cuisine.

The tailor-made menu, which includes some of the best and most popular Awadhi food, gives a fresh and inventive spin on the delicacies curated. Enhancing the royal dining experience, the restaurant layout has also been aptly designed, with Lucknowi icons and Awadhi monuments. In addition to preparing the food, the chefs take pride in educating our guests about the presentation at the live interaction stations.

Dr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar, The Executive Director of SRM Hotels elaborates on the significance of the AWADI FOOD FESTIVAL as the careful and harmonious blend of the spices elaborated with the perfect presentation will certainly allure the guests. The utmost attention is given to the details like the décor, staff’s attire, and the traditional music which sets in the actual mood. The ingredients and the groceries are directly brought in from Lucknow and Agra which truly enhances and brings out the traditional, authentic, and indigenous feel of AWADHI cuisine.

SRMIST hosts ambassador of United Republic of Tanzania

The College of Management at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur organized a special lecture of the series Diplomats' Dais on the topic 'Opportunities Abroad for Higher Education' on 12th April 2022.

Her Excellency Mrs. Anisa Kapufi Mbega, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to India, with concurrent accreditation to Singapore, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal was special invitee. She explained about the opportunities abroad for higher education and extended an opportunity for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the College of Management.

This will open another opportunity for students of SRMIST to pursue their Under graduate, Post graduate, Doctoral course or research works in the Universities of Tanzania; furthers the exchange of faculty members between SRMIST and Universities in Tanzania.

SRMIST’s Vice Chancellor Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan and Registrar Dr. S. Ponnusamy interacted with Her Excellence Mrs. Anisa Kapufi Mbega and  Prof. Ranganathan. J. , Honorary Consul of Myanmar. Also present was Dean, College of Mangement Dr. P. Subhashree Natarajan.

SRM Alumna conquers Antarctica through International Antarctic Expedition 2022

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) is proud to announce that its alumna Maanasa Gopal is part of the Climate Force International Antarctica Expedition 2022. She reached her destination by hoisting the SRMIST flag in Antarctica soil. She has joined the extraordinary youth representing other countries to work on climate policy, action, research, and awareness with global climate experts in Antarctica. Maanasa completed her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering in 2018.

Maanasa has been selected, after multiple rounds of interviews, out of the several thousand applicants from all over the world to join the top 100 young leaders. Maanasa has been solo-backpacking since the age of 20 across different countries such as Iran, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Korea, EU, Australia to name a few.

Maanasa thanked SRMIST for sponsoring her journey and for providing constant encouragement. She said, “During my undergrad at SRMIST, I had a very conducive environment which helped me reach my goals. I was able to secure multiple internships abroad and a full-time job in Singapore right after my graduation. These opportunities shaped my life and I’m thankful for the support.”

Maanasa currently runs a startup based out of Singapore under the selective Entrepass program and continues to make her alma mater proud. This young champ has already reached Antarctica and we wish her all the best in all her endeavors ahead.

 

SRM donates 25 computers to its UBA adopted school

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur inaugurated its welfare activities for adopted villages under the SRMIST-UBA perennial assistance fund at Government Higher Secondary School, Anjur village.

SRMIST's Vice Chancellor Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan spoke on the occasion. He explained the reason behind the launch of Unnath Bharat Abhiyan and how the Institute has been instrumental in the development of the rural population.

Chief Educational Officer, Chengalpattu, Ms. K. Rose Nirmala and District Educational Officer, Chengalpattu, Mr. S. Damodharan greeted the gathering.

Students gave a Bharatanatyam performance. SRMIST Vice Chancellor presented prizes to students who participated in the essay, painting and speech competition. The topic of these contests was on reducing the use of plastic.

SRMIST then donated 25 computers and science lab equipment. This was handed over to the District Educational Officer.

Anjur village leader, Mrs. Selvi Devaraj inaugurated a week-long yoga training and medical camp. The headmaster of the school, Mr. Bhaskar, flaged off the plastic elimination rally.

Saplings were planted in the school premises and a few others were distributed to the members of the village panchayat ward who participated in the function.

MoU with ESSCI

Dr. S. Ponnusasy, Registrar, SRMIST, holding the MoU with ESSCI officials. Dr. Shanthi Prince, HoD/ECE looks on.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) made and entered into on 7th March, 2022 between the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, College of Engineering Technology, Kattankulathur Campus, SRMIST and Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI), New Delhi for industrial skill development of students on various field of Electronics.

Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI), a not-for-profit Company under Section 25 of the Companies Act 1956 having its registered office at Ansal Chamber II, Bhikaji Cama Place New Delhi. The Council has been promoted by six associations i.e., CEAMA, ELCINA, IESA (formerly ISA) , IPCA, MAIT & ELCOMA, with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

The ESSCI envisions to enable a world class electronics manufacturing industry with an ecosystem for skill development and enhance employability of the large number of Indian human resource. The mission of ESSCI is to establish a structured mechanism wherein ESSCI will facilitate & collaborate with NSDC in strengthening the existing vocational education system for skills development in electronics sector & upgrade vocational training system for the industry to achieve global standards in manpower productivity.

As a part of MOU, ESSCI will explore the creation or alignments of its existing Qualification Packs (QP) / National Occupation Standards to the curriculum decided by SRMIST. ESSCI and SRMIST will jointly work for mapping skills requirements of the industry demand and student requirements. ESSCI will support, SRMIST in development of their training eco-system for imparting skill-based training in electronics. ESSCI will support SRMIST in training their faculty members for imparting skill-based training under the QPs of the National Skill Qualifications Framework. Both the institutions will mutually explore new possibilities of spreading the skill model in other academic institutions.  The approved QPs will be floated among bachelor and master students as a one credit course and certificate will be given upon successful completion of course. ESSCI will also help certified students.