Published: 17th July 2017
The SRM Campus in AP's capital Amaravati is going to be WOW!
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and AP's CM N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the new campus and announced their new courses with MIT and UC Berkeley
SRM University, AP Amaravati was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandra Babu Naidu and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu recently. On this occasion, Chandra Babu Naidu has reiterated his commitment for the comprehensive development of Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, the newly formed state.
I am committed to promote the establishment of higher education institution and other establishments to transform the Amaravati as one of the best cities in the world
N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, AP
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurates SRM University, AP - Amravati. "I am sure within a span of five years, SRM University with 10,000 students would be a top ranked world class university, with multi stream research in the fields of engineering to management, liberal arts and humanities to law, medicine to health sciences to make Amaravati recognized by foreign countries as the best educational hub of the globe", said Naidu.
In pursuit of developing this culture of excellence, SRM University AP - Amaravati has forged collaborations with the world's best universities, MIT and UC Berkeley College of Engineering, US, launching new programme with design, innovation, and entrepreneurship focus for the first time in India. SRM is working with MIT, U.S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for the design and development of their curriculum through the use of MITx courses. These courses will incorporate the concepts of hybrid learning by utilising both traditional and technologically enabled teaching methods.
"SRM is embracing a contemporary method of learning for the digital world, not before seen in India. We are working with international universities to develop a progressive curriculum. We will emphasise application oriented learning via projects and lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our classrooms", says Dr P Sathyanarayanan, President of SRM University, AP - Amaravati.
As much as 90% per cent of the faculty has international academic exposure and all faculty members have PhDs from foreign universities, IITs or IISc
SRM has also partnered with UC Berkley College of Engineering, California, U.S., to enable bidirectional information exchange in the areas of engineering education. SRM will also be a global partner of the Jacob's Institute for Design engineering and the Sutardja Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET). This partnership would establish centres of design, innovation and entrepreneurship at SRM, which would embrace the study and practice of "technology-centric" innovation bringing together technical depth, design methodology, and a focus on societal impact. SRM students and faculty will be provided the opportunity to travel to UC Berkeley to imbibe these ideas.Every year, 20 undergraduate students will be given the opportunity to go to UC Berkeley for a semester to study engineering at Berkeley with a defined set of concurrent enrollment and bootcamp courses.
We aim to bring a confluence of international ideas, technological innovation, and social impact, creating an ecosystem of meaningful creation originating at Amaravati and impacting the entire state, nation, and the world
Dr Sandip Tiwari, Vice Chancellor of SRM University, AP - Amaravati
Some pictures of the interiors and exteriors of the campus -