Start: 16-02-2018
End: 17-07-2018


Verve 1.0is a fest organized by IT Association. The fest started on 16th February 2018 at 05.00pm. The fest consisted of Literary events, fun events, tech event, gaming, sports and many more. Students from all departments took part in it with great joy and enthusiasm. The events were not only exciting but also tested various skills of the participants like marketing, communication, presence of mind etc. The event was conducted successfully with the hard work and dedication of the members of the Association. Here is a brief about the various events conducted in Verve 1.0.


X-files was a treasure hunt which consisted of 2 rounds. The participants were only allowed to enter in the teams of 2 or 3 .The first round was called the Box Office, in which the teams had to answer some fun and popular questions related to Bollywood. The registrations for the event were commendable and 27 teams had participated for the first round. The teams enjoyed answering the questions.
7 teams were selected for the second round based on their scores of round 1 and were called the next day. The Second Round was the Treasure Hunt in which each team were given a clue. They had to crack the message and reach the position as per the clue. There were total 8 locations around the campus where the ITA members were positioned with the clues for next location.
Once all the clues had been collected, the teams were required to come back to the starting location. Abhishek and Pranay of First years bagged the first position followed by Pratik Agrawal and SaralBabu of Second years securing the second position.
The event was a success with satisfaction from both participants and organizers along with positive feedbacks.

British Parliamentary Debate

British Parliamentary Debate is a kind of academic debate. The debate format involves 4 teams, 2 teams called first and second proposition and the other two first opposition and second opposition. Two speaker represent each of the four teams and each speaker gives a speech of seven minutes.
This debate was organised in 2 rounds. The first round was a Group Discussion round held on 16th February 2018. The participants who qualified this first round moved on to the second round which was the debate held on 17th February 2018.

In the second round there were 2 panels with 8 participants and 4 participants respectively.  Both the panels had a debate on the topic  “ Censorship cannot be justified”. The debate was very interesting and the participants performed to the best of their capability. The teams from side attempt to maintain loyalty with one another while simultaneously demonstrating the unique qualities of their own arguments.



5-a-side football was also being conducted in verve 1.0. It was being conducted on the audi ground on 16th and 17th February. It witnessed a huge number of participants on both the days during the course of the event. The participants came in a team of 5 and showcased their football skills on the ground. Safety arrangements were being made and the event coordinators made sure that no miss-happening takes place. The participants played with utmost zeal and zest and a very good and healthy sports environment was seen over the ground. All the participants displayed true spirit of sportsmanship and enjoyed the event thoroughly.


Basketball was also conducted successfully on 16th and 17th February 2018  in verve 1.0. The participants registered themselves in a team of 3 before the event. Both the girls and boys participants showcased their dribbling skills on the court and enjoyed playing the game. A good competition was seen among the participants on both the days during the course of the event. The event coordinators made sure that the event conduction is going on smoothly. First aid kits were also kept ready to provide immediate aid to any participant who gets injured during the game. The event saw a huge turn up from the students and it ended up effectively on 17th February 2018.


In the first round of this fun event the participants had to perform mini games in teams of two. They had to arrange playing cards in different patterns and then they had to move on to the paper cup and balloon game. In that game, they were supposed to blow the paper cups from balloon air as soon as possible. There were many more similar ‘minute to win it’ games. At the end, the total time was evaluated and winners were moved to second round.

In round two, one of the team members was supposed to blindfold himself and the other was supposed to direct the blind folded member and help him move along the path within the boundaries. Along the path there were a few obstacles and they had to clear them. If the blindfolded person crossed the boundary then the directing member had to smash the glasses with a tennis ball and was asked to perform the challenge under the specific glasses left. After that they had to continue along the path.

Literary Event


Round one was a Tambola with a twist. Instead of calling out  numbers, we asked questions (mostly synonyms, antonyms, etc). Every answer was associated with a number. The participants were supposed to figure out the answer and had to strike out its number in the Housie card (if present). The number key was be displayed by means of a projector.
In the second round, a pair of fictional characters were given to the participants. These characters were from different TV Shows, books and movies. The participants had to enact a dialogue between the two characters. The dialogue or script can be on any topic ranging from casual conversations to current affairs. This was impromptu and only 1 minute preparation time was given to the participant. A total of 10 participants were qualified for the third round.
In the third round, a hypothetical situation was given to the participant and the participant was asked to deliver a news report on the same within 1 minute. The hypothetical situation could be of any genre like Science fiction, topics based on current affairs, and fictional situations. A preparation time of 30 seconds was given to the participants to think of the content.


In round one the participants were given to write an anecdote, short story or an article based on the topics given. It was supposed to be self explanatory , and relatable to the theme given. Some examples of themes given are Dad, Best Friend etc.Three people were given the same topic to write on and different outcomes were expected.

In round two, the participants were given a topic on which they needed to write a parody article. The parody article could be written in a silly and hilarious manner. Participants were free to interpret the topic in any way they want.
In round three, the participants were given a particular theme or situation to write a poem about. The themes  ranged from fictional topics to serious topics. The participants had to write the poem within the given time limit. The participants also had the option of choosing their own topic. There was no word limit and the participants were free to write as much as they want.


Techila was a tech event consisting of three rounds. In the first round the participants were given a set of pictures related to logos, gadgets, famous personalities and other technology related topics and they had to guess the picture in a given time frame.
In the second round, the participants were provided with a crossword and some clues and they had to try and complete the maximum number of questions in minimum amount of time to be shortlisted for the final round.
In the third or the final round, the coding skills of participants were tested. Questions on syntax correction, error eradication and completing a part of the code were given to the participants and they were supposed to solve those questions in limited time.

Merchant of Wall Street

In the first round of the business event, the participants were asked to pitch some absurd items to the judging panel. They had to keep convincing the judges to buy those items from them within the given time limit of 2 minutes.
In the second round, items were displayed one by one and the participants had to bid cautiously. The participants with the highest value (product + remaining funds) qualified for next round.
The third round was a simulated stock market round which required participants to buy and sell stocks cautiously. This round consisted of 7 selected companies and the participant were supposed to buy/sell/stay with the stocks of the company. With passing time, the stocks were updated and the participants were supposed to take the decision with every subsequent update.


Clash Royale
Clash Royale is a freemium mobile tower rush video game developed and published by Supercell. The game combines elements from collectible card games, tower defense, and multiplayer online battle arena. It was organized in TP 304, and there were 12 playing arenas in total (excluding the tutorial arena, Training Camp): Goblin Stadium, Bone Pit, Barbarian Bowl, P.E.K.K.A's Playhouse, Spell Valley, Builder's Workshop, Royal Arena, Frozen Peak, Jungle Arena, Hog Mountain, Electro Valley, and Legendary Arena, with each arena corresponding to a certain trophy count range where players level up by gaining experience points through donating and/or upgrading cards and completing achievements.

Mini Militia

Mini Militia is a free-to-play 2D shooter game which was organized in TP 306 and is a multiplayer game. The gameplay is similar to survival; however, it includes a wider variety of weapons, maps, and game modes such as to Capture the Flag.

The event was a grand success and ended on a very happy note.

TCS CodeVita - Season VII - Registrations Open

Start: 28-03-2018
End: 15-07-2018

Organised by Tata Consultancy Services


The rate of adoption of technology is having a huge impact on people’s lives. To be competitive and to be able to adapt to the constantly changing digital world, it is prudent to speak the language of the computers. The language of Computers is – Code. Akin, to Maths, coding is expected to be a necessary skill across disciplines. However, exactly like Maths, it has the ability to induce fear in many. TCS organizes CodeVita to overcome this fear and enjoy writing computer code. The main objective of the contest is to sharpen the contestants' programming skills through some real-life computing practices.

Eligibility Criteria for India

Coders from institutes across India who are completing their academic course in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 alone are eligible for this contest. Registrations are invited from students in undergraduate/ postgraduate programs related to engineering/science background with any specialization.

Registration Link: Click here

10th National conference on Nature, Culture, Language, and Literature: Narratives and Critical Practices

Start: 16-04-2018
End: 17-07-2018

In the last couple of decades, Nature, more specially, environment has not only been the center of academic and industrial research, but also has made way into human consciousness. Environment no longer remains a term with scientific connotation, but has acquired significant position in humanities and social sciences research. When scientific inventions have failed to offer any effective solution to curb spiralling environmental problems through its technological methods, Humanities, especially literature and philosophy have located the roots of such problems in human consciousness and socio-cultural system. Thus fields of humanities attempt to reengineer such systems by edifying human consciousness with an objective to bring about permanent solution to such problems. So, it is now a necessity to re-examine nature oriented literature that has the potential to redirect our minds and imagination from ‘ego-consciousness’ and ‘ethno-consciousness’ to ‘eco-consciousness’. We need to study the literature which questions Western ideologies, which have created binaries that separate men from women, mind from matter, humanity from nature. This 10th National conference on Nature, Culture, Language, and Literature: Narratives and Critical Practices investigated the ways literature explores the depth of nature-culture relations and tried to find new avenues to establish paradigms of ‘new consciousness by examining the practices and representations in the long tradition of literature ranging from the pre-historic to the postmodern time.

The conference began on 16th April 2018  forenoon with an invocation and lighting of lamp. The inaugural function was graced by the Vice-Chancellor of SRMIST, Dr. SandeepSancheti, Registrar, Dr. N. Sethuraman, Pro Vice-Chancellor, EFL University, Hyderabad,Prof. Kilash Chandra Baral, Convenor of the Conference, Prof. K Anbzhaghan and other dignitaries from other institutions. The inaugural was presided by Dr. Sancheti. Dr. K. Anbazhagan  welcomed the gathering and presented a synoptic view of the conference. The special address was delivered by the Registrar, and it was followed by the address of the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest Dr. Baral highlighted the continuity of the connect between nature and culture in the Indian tradition. He invoked the Puranic literature to create a new consciousness in which we can understand the cosmic equation of human nature relations. He further emphasised on the logic of our age old practices that are in consonance with nature and on the need for conjoining the metanarratives with minor narratives for the demolition of polar oppositions. The Inaugural came to an end at 11.30 am with the Vote of Thanks by Dr. B. Cauveri.

The key note of the conference was set by Dr. Rayson K. Alex, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani, Goa. He focused on the politics of identity, eco-ethical practices and environmental conservation and how the belief system of indigenous Indians help in protecting the natural environment despite all changes brought about by techno-science. Although technological advancement is undeniable, yet technology must not interfere with the conventions and create knowledge systems which make people sceptical about their traditional practices.

The Keynote address was followed by a Plenary Address by Dr. Padma V Mckertich, from the Department of English, Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her topic of presentation was “From Peninsula: Literary Studies and Ecology in India”. She offered an overview of how and in what historical context the idea of environment and ecology entered into Indian creative and critical consciousness. The plenary was followed by a session of paper presentation. Fifteen participants presented their innovative thoughts, ideas, postulations and theories during this session. The session was quite interactive and many ideas emerged from the scholarly discussions and discourses.

The second day of the conference, 17th April 2018, began with the plenary address titled “Bringing Nature into English Classroom: Using Eco-literature for LSRW Activities” by Dr. T Murugavel. In the course of his presentation, Dr Murugavel focused on how to sensitise young minds about the environmental conditions by teaching them literature concerning environment and ecology. He further emphasised on teaching English language through literature, wherein environmental literature necessarily plays pivotal role. He also talked about offering learners a first-hand experience of nature to develop their creative consciousness. It was followed by two sessions of paper presentations by researchers, faculty members, students and subject experts. The sessions were profoundly vibrant. And the final plenary was addressed by Mr. Padmanabhan Oppili, Senior Journalist and environmental Editor of The Times of India, Chennai. His speech focused on the use of plain and simple English by the media in representing and taking environmental issues to the common man. He also illustrated how such representations conspire to affect readers, NGOs, Government, and policy makers at both local and global level.

Towards the end of the second day, the Undergraduate and Post-graduate students of the Department of English and Foreign Languages staged a few cultural programmes, which won the appreciation of the audience. That was followed by the Valedictory Function. Dr. Narayana Jena, the Conference Coordinator presented a report on the events that took place during the conference. The Valedictory Address was given by Dr. Girish Kunjuraman, Deputy Dean and Vice principal, SRM Medical College and Research Centre. He viewed environment as a living system and as a necessity for all living beings, and highlighted the importance of living in harmony with nature. He said that human beings are a part of nature, and in the course of destroying it, they are destroying themselves. He convincingly argued that the protection of nature entails the protection of humanity. The function ended with the Vote of Thanks by Dr. Uma Maheswari. And the conference successfully came to an end with the national anthem and a cheerful hope for other such successful events in future.

Report Prepared by Dr. Narayan Jena, Conference Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, SRMIST, Chennai and Dr. B. Cauveri, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, SRMIST, Chennai.

In Sync- Celebrating togetherness

Start: 01-05-2018

‘In Sync- Celebrating togetherness’ was held on May 1st 2018. A new initiative by Directorate of Student Affairs this started to bring out the various talents among the International Students and make them part of all activities in SRMIST.

Events started in the by morning 6.00am with various Sports activities like Cricket, Football and Badminton for both Girls and  Boys.  Students from various countries like Nigeria, Africa, Nepal Bhutan, Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan and Malaysia were participated.

In the Evening a Cultural Fest was celebrated in Mini Hall – I, Students exhibited their talent show in their traditional dress of their respect countries. They performed Dance, Drama and solo singing.  Finally trophies and certificates given to all the students who won in various sports & Cultural actives.

There is a vibrant international community creating spirit of brotherhood and a community feeling, and that students from all ethnic and racial backgrounds are welcome in SRM IST.

Faculty Development Program on Chemical Engineering - A Teaching Perspective

Start: 07-05-2018
End: 11-05-2018

Organized by Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University)

Faculty Development Program on Chemical Engineering - A Teaching Perspective

Date: May 7-11, 2018


IT Project EXPO-2018

Start: 07-05-2018

IT Project EXPO-2018

Date: 07.05.2018
Event Name: IT Project EXPO-2018
Faculty coordinator: IT Association Team

IT Project Expo was a technical event organized by the IT Department on 7 th May 2018 in which the students demonstrated the projects prepared by them showcasing their technical
knowledge and thinking capability. There was only one round and the best project was chosen by the judges and the respective prizes were given away. The aim of the expo was
solely to enhance the analytical and logical thinking of the students and to implement the same in their projects.

The students were required to register themselves in a team of 2 or 3 members for the expo. The teams need to introduce their team members and present the idea behind their
project before the judges. They were supposed to explain the execution of their project and how it could solve certain problems prevailing in the society. The projects were judged and
evaluated by the respected faculties of the department. The students explained their work with the help of a presentation and then demonstrated the project’s working as well.
The teams were judged on the basis of performance, quality, social responsibility, innovative idea and implementation strategy of the project. The projects presented by various
teams were also kept for display in the ground floor of TechPark. Various Faculties and students visited the expo with great interest. They got to know about different emerging
technologies in various fields. They interacted with the team members and also clarified their queries.

The judges finally announced the top two teams of the expo. The first position was secured by Avanish Singh, AbhishekDey and ShivankitBagla of SRMIST and second position
was secured by ManavMehra and Sameer Saxena of SRMIST. The winning teams were awarded with appreciable cash prizes.

Street Food Festival

Start: 07-05-2018
End: 18-05-2018

Organised by SRM Hotel Pvt Ltd,

SRMIST Campus,


Street Food Festival

Venue: Pool View Restaurant

Time: 12.00 PM to 3.30 PM

Lunch Buffet at Rs.699 per head

For reservations, contact: 9840085521, 044-47432000

Note: A special discount will be given for SRMites!

SRM Signs an MOU With Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK

Start: 08-05-2018

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK

The Department of Commerce of the Faculty of Science and Humanities and the School of Management ,SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), has entered into a joint MoU with CIMA UK to provide globally recognized Professional qualifications in Management accounting for students studying at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University).

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, with over 232,000 members and students operating in 176 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, and the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers’ choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders. CIMA mission is to drive a dynamic accounting profession ready to meet the demands of a constantly changing, disruptive world. We serve 650,000 CPAs, CGMA designation holders and students in 179 countries — providing the tools, resources and intelligence they need to clarify complexity, anticipate risk and create opportunity.

Students studying UG Commerce and Management programs at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) will also have the opportunity to qualify with CIMA qualifications. The program entails the students to attain CIMA qualification while pursuing their UG degree. "With this MoU, students of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) will be able to pursue globally recognized CIMA Professional Qualification in finance & management Accounting This will enable students to have a successful career, having the CIMA qualification will add power to your CV/resume by demonstrating their business skills, discipline and commitment." Says Dr.R. Balasubramaniam - Director FSH.

CIMA research shows that:

  • 87% of employers would pay a premium to have a CGMA work for them*.
  • CIMA students and CGMAs are represented in 100% of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2016**
  • CIMA students and CGMAs are represented in 96% of FTSE top 100 companies in 2016

Nowadays, the global technology and is changing rapidly, every third person in an Indian city today is a youth By 2020, India is set to become the world’s youngest country with 64 percent of its population in the working age group. It’s very important to build our Nation with right skills and knowledge, “CIMA is the global passport to get a dream career", says Mariappan Vasikaraj – Market Specialist – Tamilnadu- CIMA India.

Workshop on Acid Base Homeostasis and the Disorders

Start: 09-05-2018

Organized by Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University)

Workshop on Acid Base Homeostasis and the Disorders

Date: May 9, 2018

International Conference on Theoretical and Experimental Advances in Civil Engineering (ICONTEACE-2018)

Start: 10-05-2018
End: 12-05-2018

Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Date: May 10-12, 2018

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts : 20 March, 2018
Intimation about selected abstracts : 26 March, 2018
Submission of full length papers : 20 April, 2018

Brochure Know More

A three days International Conference On Theoretical and Experimental Advances in Civil Engineering (ICONTEACE – 2018) from 10 to 12 May, 2018 is organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology at Kattankulathur Campus with the support of Ultratech Cement Ltd and in association with Indian Concrete Institute, The Institute of Engineering and Technology, Builders Association of India and Association of Consultants in Civil Engineering. MIDAS, Bentley, Adopter, Indian Bank, Utracon, Global Icon are the major sponsors for this Conference.

The conference started with a grace of invocation and followed by the welcome address by the Convener of the Conference Dr. K.S. Satyanarayanan,  Dr. T.P. Ganesan, Pro V.C (P&D) gave the presidential address. Proceedings of the conference was released by the Dignitaries and Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Director (E&T) honoured all the guests. The Chief guest Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan and the Guest of Honour Mr. C.Y. Shivaji addressed the gathering by appreciating the theme of the conference and its benefits.

The Chief Guest Dr. Nithin Kumar Tripathi, Director,Special Degree Programs, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, addressed the gathering and the Vice President and Head, EDRC Residential Buildings, L&T, Mr. C.Y. Shivaji also addressed as special guest of the Conference.

Keynote Speakers from abroad are the distinguished Professors of ICB Pvt. Ltd, Srilanka; Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; American Institute of Sharjah; University Malaysia Sarawak; Kathmandu University; Country Manager Daiki Axis Co. Ltd., Japan and from India IIT Delhi, ACSIR, Bhopal: Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore: Director, ESG: NIT Karnataka: IIT Madras and more.

Major Themes of the Conference & Discussions widely cover the subjects of Structural Engineering, Bridges, Construction Management, Geotechnical, Environmental, Tunnel, Subway and underground facilities – Seismic Engineering, Transports, Hydrology, Water Resources, Climate Change, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, GIS – Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, Health monitoring and Retrofitting, Alternate concrete materials, Structures for Nuclear Reactors, Solid and hazardous waste management, Hazard Management etc.,

Participants and beneficiers are Scientists / Researchers / Students / Academicians / Engineers / Government Administrators, NGOs and all those are interested in Civil Engineering. Research carried out in the last few decades in India and abroad will also be shared in this Conference.