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SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Address:No.1, Ramachandra Nagar, Porur
Chennai (District Chennai)
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 600116


SRM University, Chennai Tamil Nadu is a University recognised by UGC. SRM University, Chennai Tamil Nadu is also known as Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Deemed University, Sri Ramachandra University, SRM Institute of S.

SRM University, Chennai Tamil Nadu is managed by Society: Sri Ramachandra Educational and Health Trust.
SRM University, Chennai Tamil Nadu is situated in Chennai of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chennai comes under Chennai (Madras) Tehsil, Chennai District.

Fax # of SRM University, Chennai Tamil Nadu is +91-44 24765608, 24765995.

email ID(s) is SRM University Chennai Tamil Nadu

Website of SRM University, Chennai Tamil Nadu is http://www.srmc.edu/, www.sriramachandra.edu.in.


Contact Details of SRM University, Chennai Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-44-24765512-29, 24765625, 24765608, 24765995
EPABX : 24768027-29
NAAC A Grade university

Head Office:
3 Veerasamy Street, West Mambalam, Chennai 600 033.
Phone: +91-44-2474 2836, +91-44-2474 7231, +91-44-2489 2621, +91-44-2489 3688
Fax: +91-44-2474 8925

Corporate Office
No.1, Jawaharlal Nehru Road,
(100 feet Road, Near Vadapalani Signal ),
Vadapalani, Chennai - 600 026.
Phone: +91-44-43969999, 43969975
Fax: +91-44-23624778

Director (Admissions):
SRM University, SRM Nagar
Kattankulathur - 603203 Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu,
Ph: +91-44-27417400 Fax: +91-44-2745 3622
E-Mail: admissions.india@srmuniv.ac.in
Information Center: (for all admissions related and other queries), please dial us @ +91-044 27455510, 044 47437500

Location:
The SRM University Main Campus (Kattankulathur) is 40 kms from Chennai city on NH 45, and around 20 kms from Chennai Airport. The nearest Bus stop and Railway station is POTHERI. The University is well connected by road, rail and air.

Other colleges of SRM Group of Educational Institutions, Chennai
SRM Arts and Science College, Kattankulathur
SRM University Delhi NCR Campus (SRM Institute of Management and Technology (SRMIMT)), Ghaziabad
SRM college of Arts and Science, Chennai, Chennai (Madras)
SRM Medical College and Research Center, Kattankulathur
SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Kancheepuram
SRM University, School of Architecture and Interior Design, Kattankulathur
SRM Dental College, Chennai
Valliammai Engineering College Kattankulathur, Kancheepuram
Valliammai Polytechnic College, Chennai (Madras)
SRM Ramapuram School of Architecture, Chennai (Madras)
SRM Polytechnic College, Kattankulathur


Courses

MD
MDS
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
MCA Master of Computer Application (MCA)
MBA Master of Business Administration (MBA)
BTech
MTech
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)
Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
MPharm Master in Pharmacy (MPharm)
MSc Nursing Master of Science in Nursing

Undergraduate Courses at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
B.Tech: The institute offers 4-year degree course in the following branches of engineering: Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Bio-Informatics, Bio-Medical Instr. and Engineering, Bio-Process Engineering, Bio-Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Food and Process Engineering, Genetic Engineering, Hotels and Facility Management, Information Technology, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechatronics.

Postgraduate Courses at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
M.Tech: The institute offers the 2-yr degree course in the following branches of engineering: Bio-Medical Engineering, Bio-Technology, Chemical Engineering, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Communication Systems, Computer Science and Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Digital Networking and Communication, Embedded Systems Technology, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Power Electronics and Drives, Power Systems, Remote Sensing and GIS, Robotics, Software Engineering, Structural Engineering, VLSI Design, Water Resources and Management.

M.Tech. (Part-time) is offered in the following specializations:
Computer Science and Engineering, Power Systems, Communication Systems, VLSI Design.

Research Programs at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai -> The Ph.D Courses in all areas of engineering and technology.

Faculties/Departments
* Accident & Emergency Medicine (Casualty)
* Aerospace
* Anaesthesiology
* Anatomy
* Animal House
* Architecture and Interior Design
* Automobile
* Biochemistry
* Bioinformatics
* Biomedical
* Bioprocess
* Biosciences
* Biotechnology
* Cardiology
* Chemical
* Chemistry
* Civil
* Commerce
* Communication Systems
* Community Medicine
* Computer Aided Design
* Computer Applications
* Computer Integrated Manafacturing
* Computer Science
* Computer Science and Applications
* Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
* Construction & Management
* Database Systems
* Dental Surgery
* Dermatology
* Digital Communication and Networking
* Electrical and Electronics
* Electronics & Communication
* Electronics & Instrumentation
* Embedded System Technology
* English and Foreign Languages
* Environmental
* ERP
* Food Process
* Forensic Medicine
* General Management
* General Medicine
* General Surgery
* Genetic
* Health Management
* Hospital Management
* Hotel Management
* Hydraulics & Water Resources
* Information Security & Computer Forensics
* Information Technology
* Journalism and Mass Communication
* Mathematics
* Mechanical
* Mechatronics
* Microbiology
* Nephrology
* Neurology & Neurosurgery
* Nursing
* Obstetrics & Gynaecology
* Occupational Therapy
* Ophthalmology
* Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
* Oral Medicine and Radiology
* Oral Pathology
* Oro Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology
* Orthodontics
* Orthopaedics
* Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
* Paediatric Medicine & Neonatology
* Pathology
* Pedodontia
* Periodontia
* Pharmacology
* Pharmacy
* Physics
* Physiology
* Physiotherapy
* Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
* Power Electronics and Drives
* Power System
* Psychiatry
* Radiology
* Remote/ Sensing and GIS
* Robotics
* School of Public Health
* Software Engineering
* Structural
* Teacher Education and Research
* Telecommunication
* Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases
* Urology
* Visual Communications
* VLSI Design


SRM University, Chennai Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).

Profile of SRM University

About Us
Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute was established on 1985. Thousands of students from India and abroad have graduated and have received the MBBS degree since the medical college was initiated in 1985 in addition to several hundreds who have received postgraduate degrees & diplomas in the various branches of Medicine.

SRMC was established in year 1985 by Sri Ramachandra Educational and Health Trust. It is a non profitable and self financing institutuion. SRMC is a deemed university. It is totally dedicated to serve society. It is recognised by statutory bodies and the councils. The MBBS course as well as the Postgraduate courses that come under the purview of the Medical Council of India, have received full recognition from the Council. The Institution is included in the World Health Directory and is recognized by the General Medical Council, UK, Ireland Medical Council and Sri Lankan Medical Council thus giving our students an opportunity to widen their horizon in carving their careers.

The Undergraduate Medical (MBBS) program is fine tuned to meet not only the criteria laid down by the Medical Council of India but includes the nuances of education as practiced in Harvard Medical School. Postgraduate education opportunities are available in a wide spectrum of specialities and this is being further strengthened every year.

# Our institutional alliance with Harvard Medical International has grown from strength to strength. Sri Ramachandra University will complete a decade of collaboration in education, health and research with HMI in July this year. 'Alliance with Sri Ramachandra deepens as milestone approaches in 2007, HMI and Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute will commemorate the tenth anniversary of an alliance that has helped the Chennai based college become a regional leader in medical education' (quote from HMI World).

# its wonderful to see that Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute is now know as a center of excellence in India for education programs. (extract form HMI Annual Report by Elizabeth Armstrong, Ph.D., Director of Education Programs, Harvard Medical International).

# Sri Ramachandra University is a 'MRCP Part 2 Clinical Examination Centre' for the MRCP qualification of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians of London. Sri Ramachandra University is the fourth such centre in South Asia where this examination is conducted outside the United Kingdom.

Thousands of students from India and abroad have graduated and have received the MBBS degree since the medical college was initiated in 1985 in addition to several hundreds who have received postgraduate degrees & diplomas in the various branches of Medicine.

The MBBS course as well as the Postgraduate courses that come under the purview of the Medical Council of India, have received full recognition from the Council. The Institution is included in the World Health Directory and is recognized by the General Medical Council, UK, Ireland Medical Council and Sri Lankan Medical Council thus giving our students an opportunity to widen their horizon in carving their careers.

The Undergraduate Medical (MBBS) program is fine tuned to meet not only the criteria laid down by the Medical Council of India but includes the nuances of education as practiced in Harvard Medical School. Postgraduate education opportunities are available in a wide spectrum of specialities and this is being further strengthened every year.

* Our institutional alliance with Harvard Medical International has grown from strength to strength. Sri Ramachandra University will complete a decade of collaboration in education, health and research with HMI in July this year. 'Alliance with Sri Ramachandra deepens as milestone approaches in 2007, HMI and Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute will commemorate the tenth anniversary of an alliance that has helped the Chennai based college become a regional leader in medical education' (quote from HMI World)

* its wonderful to see that Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute is now know as a center of excellence in India for education programs'. (extract form HMI Annual Report by Elizabeth Armstrong, Ph.D., Director of Education Programs, Harvard Medical International)

* Sri Ramachandra University is a 'MRCP Part 2 Clinical Examination Centre' for the MRCP qualification of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians of London. Sri Ramachandra University is the fourth such centre in South Asia where this examination is conducted outside the United Kingdom.

Other Info:
SRMC is ranked at 19th position amongst top Indian medical colleges. It is a major referral care centre of South India. It emphasises on health care, research and medical education.

Profile
Sri Ramachandra University(formerly known as Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute) has been established by Sri Ramachandra Education & Health Trust under the leadership of Shri N.P.V. Ramaswamy Udayar. The varsity is located at Porur, Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

The institute received the deemed university status in 1994 owing to its academic excellence in the field of medical education and research in the country. Today, Sri Ramachandra University is regarded as one of the top institutes for medical education, research and patient care. It has international collaboration with various medical institutions of importance.

Sri Ramachandra University has 9 Constituent Colleges with over 45 Departments that offer about 96 courses. Over 3,500 students benefit from the excellent facilities available here. The institute is committed to advancement of medical education, healthcare and research and is set to achieve a greater level of excellence in all these fields.

The varsity offers courses through both regular ad distance mode. The regular courses include: Certificate Course, Undergraduate Courses, Postgraduate Courses, Postgraduate Diploma Courses, Postgraduate Dental Courses, Postgraduate Degree Clinical Courses, Postgraduate Degree Courses in Basic Medical Sciences, Higher Speciality Courses and Ph.D etc.

Constituent Colleges of Sri Ramachandra University:
* Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
* Sri Ramachandra Dental College
* Sri Ramachandra College of Pharmacy
* Sri Ramachandra College of Nursing
* Sri Ramachandra College of Physiotherapy
* Sri Ramachandra College of Allied Health Sciences
* Sri Ramachandra College of Management
* Sri Ramachandra College of Biomedical Science, Technology and Research
* Sri Ramachandra College of Family Health

Mission And Vision
Mission Statement: "Sri Ramachandra University will actively promote and preserve the higher values and ethics in education, health care and research and will pursue excellence in all these areas while consciously meeting the expectations of the people it serves without prejudice and in all fairness stay socially meaningful in its propagation of the various arts and sciences to enrich humanity at large".

The Vision: ' To offer diverse educational programs that facilitate the development of competent professionals and valuable citizens, who demonstrate excellence in the respective disciplines, while being locally and globally responsive in areas of education, helthcare delivery and research'.

Policies to promote private sector participation to help accelerate the economic growth of India inspired many entrepreneurs to explore the new avenues in health care industry and medical education. In line with the growing trends, a few Chennai based industrialists under the leadership of Shri N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar established a not for profit Trust in 1985 and named it ' Sri Ramachandra Education & Health Trust '.

Sri Ramachandra University will commit itself entirely to the advancement of medical education, health care and research and will reach a level of excellence in all these fields. The institution shall serve the humanity at large without any prejudice and in all fairness, stay socially - meaningful .

These were the words of commitment from the Managing Trustee in 1985 when Sri Ramachandra University was first conceived. From that moment on, there has been relentless growth and a constant upgradation in every sphere of activity. This college progressed so well in its strength and purpose that on October 1994, the Ministry of Human Resource awarded the institution the distinguished status of a ' Deemed to be University '. The prestige and academic autonomy gained thereby paved the way for further growth in health related education. The Deemed University has been established by Sri Ramachandra Educational & Health Trust. The Trust achieved the task of establishing this Institute as a ' Center of Excellence ' under the leadership of Late Shri N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar who was the Founder & Managing Trustee and also the first Chancellor of the Deemed University . Shri V R Venkataachalam is currently the Chancellor and also the Managing Trustee of the Trust.

The objective of the institution is to have the facility raised and developed to a level comparable to any major medical establishment in advanced countries. With this goal in mind, the Trust, in close co-operation of and guidance from professional experts in administration and teaching, has developed this sprawling 150 acres green campus to a level of a prestigious University today. In the last 19 years, a further milestone has been reached and on April 1, 1997 an inter-institutional alliance between Harvard Medical International, USA and Sri Ramachandra University was signed. This major step in the growth of the institution has further lead the institution towards quality in the areas of medical education, health care and research and enhanced its visibility in international level. The University offers, at present 71 Medical and allied courses at postgraduate level for qualified graduates and 9 courses at the undergraduate level for +2 (12 th grade) students in medical, dental, Para-medical and allied health sciences disciplines through the following College/Faculty located within the campus:

1. Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute

2. Faculty of Dental Sciences

3. Faculty of Pharmacy

4. Faculty of Nursing

5. Faculty of Physiotherapy

6. Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

7. Faculty of Management Sciences

8. Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Technology and Research

At present, nearly 4,3000 students are receiving their teaching and training within the University Campus.

Introduction
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai comes under Section 3 of UGC act 1956 the University accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade. The Institute has been Declared Deemed University. Sri Ramachandra University will commit itself entirely to the advancement of medical education, health care and research and will reach a level of excellence in all these fields. Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute will actively promote and preserve the higher values and ethics in education, health care and research and will pursue excellence in all these areas while consciously meeting the expectations of the people. The Institute Invites candidate for admission in various Program for academic year.

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (SRMC & RI), now named Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), is a university situated in Porur, Chennai, India.

SRU was founded by Sri Ramachandra Education & Health Trust on September 11, 1985 by Shri NPV Ramaswamy Udayar [1936 - 1998]. Originally founded as a medical college, it became a University in December, 2006

In the year 1997, SRU entered into a relationship with Partners Harvard Medical International in order to pursue curriculum reform, faculty development, and improvements in health care quality and patient safety in the school's affiliated medical centre.

Medical centre
Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) is a tertiary care multi-speciality university hospital. With over 1500 beds, 114 ICU beds, 25 operating rooms, and a campus spread over 175 acres (0.71 km2), SRMC is one of the largest private health care facilities in South Asia. In March 2009, the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre was accredited by Joint Commission International. This distinction followed an intensive collaboration with health care improvement experts at Partners Harvard Medical International.

History
SRU was established by Sri Ramachandra Education & Health Trust headed by Shri NPV Ramaswamy Udayar as a medical college. It became a deemed in the year 1994 and it became a University in December, 2006.

Sri Ramachandra University (SRMC), situated at Porur in Chennai, was originally known as Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (SRMC & RI). The University started functioning in the year 1985 as part of the Sri Ramachandra Education & Health Trust under the leadership of Shri N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar. In September, 1994 SRU was granted the status of a Deemed University. The University has been accredited with A Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Educational Streams
At present Sri Ramachandra University has many Constituent Colleges with over 60 Departments offering about 100 Courses. SRMC provides quality education and research facilities for the advancement of medical education, healthcare for achieving a greater level of excellence in all these fields.

The University offers Undergraduate, Higher Specialty Courses, Postgraduate, Basic Medical Sciences, Postgraduate Degree Clinical Courses, Postgraduate Diploma Courses, Masters In Basic Medical Science Courses, Postdoctoral Course, Postgraduate Dental Courses, Other Postgraduate Courses, Distance Education Courses, Ph.D and Certificate Courses.

It has an agreement with Harward University for frequent scholarly exchanges, academic development programmes, faculty development programmes and transfer of medical resources. The university is at the forefront in clinical programmes in cardiology, research in environmental and occupational health sciences, interventional radiology, neurosurgery and transplantation.

Facilities
Sri Ramachandra University offers basic facilities in the University campus including 24hr broadband internet connectivity, Bank Counter, ATM, Shopping centre and Travel desk. Hostel accommodation is also available for outstation students. A fully equipped gymnasium, recreation halls for games and infotainment are other facilities provided in the hostels. The Library at the University offers a fully automated Book Bank, Photocopying facility, Internet, online journals and Question bank for the students.

Faculties/Departments
* Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
* Sri Ramachandra Dental College and Hospital
* Sri Ramachandra College of Pharmacy
* Sri Ramachandra College of Nursing
* Sri Ramachandra College of Physiotherapy
* Sri Ramachandra College of Management
* Sri Ramachandra College of Biomedical Sciences, Technology & Research
* Sri Ramachandra College of Allied Health Sciences

Admission Details
For admission in Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, The Candidate can obtained application form from the admission Office of the University or also can be obtained by sending DD drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favour of The Convener, Directorate of Admissions, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute.

Submit the Complete fill-up Application form along with all required Documents and DD, The Application must be Sent Before the last date of Submission application form to University Admission Office Address.

Research
Sri Ramachandra University, a Harvard Medical International Associated Institution, has established a Central Research Facility to gain recognition as a Centre of Excellence in Medical Research. Prof.S.P.Thyagarajan, an internationally renowned Medical Scientist and former Vice-Chancellor, University of Madras is co-ordinating this activity as Director & Chief Advisor (Research). He has conducted 55 research projects during his 40years of research career, made 335 publications and written 18 books. He holds a patent for a drug formulated from an Indian medicinal plant, phyllanthus amarus, for chronic Hepatitis B and holds 4 more patents.

The University has established the Central Research Facility (CRF) in the year 2007 as the 'A to Z gateway' for research, to take care of all logistics of research planning, research projects administration, research documentation, providing centralized sophisticated equipment facility and University-Industry Liaison Centre with IRP/Patents Cell on a 'ready to use platform' to the entire university.

This facility in a plinth area of 25,000 sq.ft. has a Medical Informatics and study design unit, Contract Clinical Trials Division, Epidemiology Research unit, Project Development and Documentation Unit, Traditional Medicine Research Unit & University Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre. All high-tech equipments for genomics, proteomics, spectroscopy, chromatography, radioisotopy, microscopy, NMR facilities along with walk-in-cold room [4 Degree Centigrade], cryopreservation unit [-80 Degree Centigrade and - 146 Degree Centigrade], cold room [-20 Degree Centigrade] etc. are available in CRF besides a centralised administrative office. All Research & Development activities of the University are co-ordinated by Director [Research].

Presently there are 261 major and minor research projects operational in the University which are broadly classified as

* International collaborative projects (6),

* Sponsored research projects funded by national agencies like Department of Science and Technology, Department of Bio-Technology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research etc., (50),

* Industry -Institutional R&D consultancy projects jointly funded by DST, industries and international agencies (5),

* Multinational and multi centric clinical trials(44), (e) Individual research projects by faculty and postgraduate students including Ph.D. students(156).

During the year 2007, the University has received the following International and National level research recognitions; [i] The Department of Environmental Health Engineering as the 'WHO Collaborating Centre for Research & Training in Occupational Health; [ii] It is also recognised as the Training & Examination Centre for the National Examination Board of Occupational Safety & Health [NESOSH], UK, [iii] The Department of Human Genetics as the 'Biodosimetry Laboratory' by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, [iv] The 'Herbal Research Laboratory' of Sri Ramachandra University as the 'ICMR/AYUSH Golden Triangle Project [GTP] Centre for validation and standardisation of Indian Systems of Medicine Drugs; [v] The PURSE-HIS Epidemiology Research Unit of DST to Department of Cardiology & Cardiac Care Centre, [vi] The DBT-Tissue-Engineering Unit for cardiomyocytes and chondrocytes to the departments of Cardio-thoracic surgery, Arthroscopy and Pathology.

Teaching-Research & Development MoUs have been signed by the University during 2007-08 with [1] Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; [2] Anna University, Chennai ; [3] Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai; [4] Sathyabama University, Chennai and [5] SSN Engineering College, Kalavakkam. The MoUs in pipeline are- (a) Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, (b) National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, (c) Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hydereabad, and (d) National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai.

The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research [DSIR], India has recognised Sri Ramachandra University as Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation [SIRO] and the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India has provided Customs/Central Excise Duty Exemption registration to Sri Ramachandra University for 5 years.

While 21 sponsored research projects with a grant release of Rs.10.71 crores have been sanctioned to the University by various funding agencies during 2007, 15 major research centres/projects are under active consideration for funding by ICMR, DST, AYUSH and DBT.

CLINICAL TRIALS DIVISION
The Central Research Facility has also developed an exclusive Contract Clinical Trial Facility adhering to the international requirements taking care of privacy and confidentiality of study subjects, documentation and analysis facility with necessary accreditation of the facility. Of the ongoing 44 clinical trials, 21 have been granted during 2007 by international pharmaceutical companies.
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UNIVERSITY - INDUSTRY LIAISON CENTRE (UILIC)
Sri Ramachandra University has established the UILIC in the Central Research Facility with approved university level consultancy rules in tune with UGC/CSIR norms. In addition to routine consultancy projects, the university, during 2007-08, has developed major Industry -Institutional collaboration with M/s Bristal Myers Squibb, USA on, 'DBT - Centre of Excellence for Teaching & Training in Drug Discovery and Translational Medicine'. R & D collaborations are also being developed with M/s Genzym Corporation, USA, M/s Nicholas Piramal Life Sciences Limited, India; M/s. Agada health Sciences, India; M/s. Arvind Remedies; M/s. Rumi Herbals etc.,

CENTRAL ANIMAL FACILITY FOR DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH AND TOXICOLOGY
A world class fully air-conditioned 'Central Animal Facility for Developmental Research and Toxicology' with facilities for breeding, maintenance, experimentation and laboratory studies has been exclusively developed in a plinth area of 15,000 sq.ft. This animal facility will be utilized for experimental research in accordance with the principles of good laboratory practices and CPCSEA guidelines of the Government of India. Further, it will facilitate research & development in partnership with academic institutions, industries and funding agencies for drug discovery-cum-validation, devices development and all aspects of Translational Medical Research. The Centre will also be involved in skilled manpower development through education and training in laboratory animal care and experimental techniques.

The 'Research Vision' of Sri Ramachandra University is to evolve the University as an 'International Centre of Excellence in Translational Medical Education & Research and Biomedical Nanotechnology'.

For more details:
Director & Chief Advisor (Research)
Sri Ramachandra University
Porur, Chennai - 600 116
Phone: 044-23860186
E-mail:directorcrf@srmc.edu
sptrajan@gmail.com

Publications
Anaesthesiology
1. Vijayalakshmi Kamat. Carotid Endarterectomy. Surgery 1975

2. A. Rout Cardiovascular changes of different muscle relaxants alone and in combination with Fluothane, Thesis for MD Degree in Anesthesia, 1975

3. Vijayalakshmi Kamat . CO2 Response Curve with influrane Anesthesia. Anaesthesiology 1980

4. A Rout , P Mazumudhar ,D Rout. Lignocaine hydrochloride as the sole agent for reduction of intracranial hypertension. Proc. of annual conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI), Cuttack, pp.38, 1982

5. A.Rout , V.Padmanabhan, RN Bhattacharya, D.Rout. Lignocaine Hydrochloride - a potent substitute for mannitol. Annual Conference of NSI Madurai pp.37, 1983

6. A. Rout , V. Padmanabhan, and P. Majumdar. Use of lignocaine hydrochloride as an adjuvant to balanced anesthesia. Indian J of Anesthesia, 32, 4-9 1984

7. A. Rout, K. Muralidhar, K. Mohandas. Anesthetic Management of Cardiac Tamponade after open heart surgery. Indian J of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 4, 19-23, 1985-86

8. A.Rout V Padmabnabhan, D Rout. Value of Xylocard anesthesia in the excision of cerebral abscesses secondary to congenital cyanotic heart disease. Annual conference of NSI, New Delhi, pp 45, 1986

9. A.Rout, R. Chadha, V. Padmanabhan, K Mohandas, D. Rout. A new approach in the prevention of hypertension during transsphenoidal surgery. Annual Conference of NSI Hyderabad, pp. 1987

10. A. Rout, K Muralidhar, D. Rout. Morquios syndrome and anesthesia: Indian J of anesthesia 35, 45 - 49, 1987

11. A. Rout, K. Muralidhar, MP Mohansingh. Infant with a critically hypoxic spell - an anesthestic and surgical challenge. Indian J of Anesthesia 35, 378-380,1987

12. A. Rout, V.Padmanabhan, D Rout, Role of lignocaine anesthesia in Neuro Surgery, 7th Asian Australian Congress of Neurological Surgery, Brisbane, Australia , pp.184, 1987

13. A.Rout R. Chadha, V Padmanabhan. Bilateral maxillary nerve block for trans - sphenoidal surgery. Annual Conference of ISA(South Zone), Pondicherry , pp3, 1987

14. A. Rout, AM Vaidya, V Padmanabhan. Effect of Vecuronium bromide on cerebral perfusion pressure. Annual conference of NSI, Chandigarth, pp 99, 1988

15. A. Rout. Borderline hypertension and neuroanesthesia. Annual conference of ISA(South Zone). Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum 1989

16. M Srinivas, A. Rout, V Padmanabhan, K Mohandas, Hypoxia during anesthesia in an obese patient possible role of beta blocker and halothane. J of Anesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology 5 , 229 - 232, 1989

17. A. Rout Development of Neuro anesthesia in India. A chapter in neurosciences in India - Retrospect and prospect. Ed. SK Pandya. NSI & CSIR, Bombay , 641 - 1658, 1989

18. A. Rout, G. Muthyundaya, AN Vaidya, V. Padmanabhan and T Chandrasekar . Effect of vecuronium bromide on intra cranial and cerebral perfusion pressure. J of anesthesiology and clinical pharmacology 6,293-296, 1990

19. D Rout, BK Mishra, Y Nazer, A Rout, Extracorporeal circulation in giant basilar aneurysm surgery, Proc. Of the annual conference of NSI, Indore pp. 53 .1990

20. D Rout, BK Misra , Y Nazer, A Rout. Extracorporeal circulation in giant basilar aneurysms surgery, proc. of the annual conference of NSI, Indore pp. 53, 1990

21. U Nambiar, A. Rout, BK Misra, D Rout, Intraoperative rupture of intracranial aneurysms, A retrospective analysis, proceedings of the annual conference of NSI, Manipal, pp 15, 1991

22. SM Pandit, A. Rout, D. Rout, BK. Misra. Giant intracranial aneurysms, Proc. Of the Annual Conference of NSI, Manipal pp 25, 1991

23. BK Misra, D Rout, VPR Rao, A Rout, Petroclical Meningioma, Proc Of the Annual Conference Of NSI, Manipal, pp 25, 1991

24. R. Chadha, A. Rout, T Chandrasekhar , V Padmanabhan, K Mohandas, Cardiopulmonary bypass, profound hypothermia and barbiturate cerebral protection for the basilar artery giant aneurysm surgery. Anesthetic management . J of Anesthesiology and Clinical pharmacology 7, 65 - 68, 1991

25. R Chadha, V Padmanbhan, A Rout, K. Mohandas, Treatment of Giant cerebral aneurysm under cardiopulmonary bypass. Is prophylactic use of fresh frozen plasma and platelet essential? Anesthesia and Intensive care, 20, 3, 370 - 373, 1992

26. A. Rout AM Vaidya, BVS Murthy, Mohandas, Neuroanesthetic management in a patient of COPD with surgical emphysema. J of Anesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology. 8, 167-170, 1992

27. A. Rout, R. Taneja, AM Kutappa, G Marwaha. Tracheal tube cuff obstructing venous drainage of brain, unusual cause. J of Anesthesiology and Clinical pharmacology 9 , 53 - 54, 1993

28. D. Rout, BK Misra, A Rout symposium of Surgical management of giant aneurysms Xth international congress of neurosurgeons, Acapulco, Mexico, October - 1993

29. D Rout, BK Misra, A Rout, U Nambiar. Intraoperative rupture of cerebral aneurysms: Outcome. Proc. Of the Xth International Congress of Neuro Surgeons, Acapulco, Mexico, pp 56-60, 1993

30. A Rout . Role of antenolol in neuroanesthesia. Proc. Of the Xth International Congress of Neuro Surgeons, Acapulco, Mexico, pp 159-160 1993

31. Mahesh Vakamudi. Coagulation management during cardiopulmonary bypass. Journal of Anesthesiology & clinical pharmacology. April 1993

32. A. Rout. Anesthetic consideration in neurovascular surgery. Proceeding of International Congress on Recent Advances in Anesthesiology, Ed B Radhakrishnan, Vol. II, 68 - 73, 1994

33. A. Rout. Introduction of atenolol to neurosurgical premedication - a review. Indian J of Anesthesia 4 , 42, 375 -379, 1994

34. A Rout PK Dash, Anesthetic Management Multiple intracranial aneurysms and arteriovenous malformation - a case report Indian J of Anesthesia 4, 43, 279 - 281, 1995

35. A. Rout, PK Dash . Anesthetic management of subarachoid haemorrhage in second trimester of pregnancy - a case report. Indian J Anesthesia, 4, 43, 282-284 ,1995

36. Mahesh Vakamudi . A new technique for one lung ventilation during video assisted thoracoscopic ligation of patent ductus arteriosus. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (International), June 1995

37. Mahesh Vakamudi. Atrial entrapment of PAC. A Technique for percutaneous removal Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia

38. Mahesh Vakamudi, Warm cardioplegia in heart transplantation. Annals of Thoracic sugary

39. Mahesh Vakamudi. Authored the chapter on 'Coagulation disorders - diagnosis and management 'in the Indian Anesthesia Text book
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40. Mahesh Vakamudi Review an article titled - Low cardiac output in children, in Indian Journal of practical paediatrics

41. Mahesh Vakamudi. Authored an article titled - 'Problems and their management in weaning form cardiopulmonary bypass' under tutorial section in Annals of cardiac anesthesia

42. A Rout, Suresh L, PK Dash. Advantages of bupivacaine over lignocaine in maxillary nerve and sphenopalatine ganglion block. Neurology India 44,220 - 222,1996

43. A. Rout Anesthesia for neuro surgery. A chapter for the text book of neuro surgery. Edition II, NSI. Ed. B Ramamurthy and PN Tandon, Vol. II, pp 1346 - 1358, 1996

44. Mahesh Vakamudi. Acute renal failure following balloon dilatation of multiple coarctations of aorta. Anaesthetic management for renal revascularization. Journal of Anesthesiology & Clinical pharmacology. August 1996

45. TV Ramakrishnan. Atrial entrapment of flow directed pulmonary artery catheter - A technique for non surgical removal. Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia Vol. 1. No. 1, January 1998

46. Dr. Ashokka - Anomalous middle thyroid artery - Indian Journal of Anatomy, 1997

47. Kamat. V., Shroff Sunil, Abraham Georgi, Soundarrajan. Cadaver Organ Donation - Problems in India. 12th World Congress of Anesthesiologists. June 2000, Abstract P 7.142; p -269

48. Kamat.V, Shroff Sunil, Abraham Georgi, Soundarrajan. Organ Shortage - Can Developing Countries Help Being Helped First. Abstract P 7.1.43; p -269

49. K. Ravikrishna, Arunkumar. A.S., Sunil Shroff, Georgi Abraham, RP Rajan, P Soundarrajan Vijayalakshmi Kamat. Cadaveric Transplantation in Chennai. Intensive and Critical care Medicine. 12th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists. June 2000. Abstract P354; p - 180

50. K. Ravikrishna, Arunkumar. A.S., Vijayalakshmi Kamat. The use of the intubating LMA in the ICU for Emergency intubation comparison with conventional Laryngoscopy, cadavetric Transplantation in Chennai. Intensive and critical care Medicine, Abstract p386; p -187

51. Vijayalakshmi Kamat. Minimally invasive cardiac surgery in the New Millennium. Editorial. Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia January 2000, 3(1) : 1-2

52. Arunkumar .A.S., Rajaram.M.U., Vijayalakshmi Kamat. Validation of APACHE II and SAPS II in a Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit Indian Journal of Critical care Medicine, Volume 6, No.1 January - March 2002

53. Vijayalakshmi Kamat. Pulse Oximetry Indian J. Anaesth, August 2002; 46(4); 261-268

54. Vijayalakshmi Kamat, Joseph Rajesh. Nutritional Support for the critically III. CCEN Update, Volume 1, Issue 2, may - June 2002, p-6-16

55. Rajamani A.R Kamat.V.N., Poojara.L, Arunkumar.A.S. Hemodynamic Variables affecting kidney Allograft function. Official journal of the European society of Intensive care medicine and the European society of paediatric & Neonatal intensive care, Volume 28, Supplement 1, September 2002. Abstract 389: p-S102

56. Arunkumar .A.S., Kamat V.N . Comparison of the performance of four scoring system in an Indian Intensive care Unit. Official journal of the European society of intensive care medicine and the European society of paediatric & neonatal Intensive care Volume 28, Supplement 1, September 2002. Abstract 441, p-S115

57. Vijalakshmi Kamat Gastric Tonometry Indian journal of critical care medicine January - March 2003, Vol.7, issue 1,p-26-33

58. TV. Ramakrishnan. Diagnostic dilemma in coma. Indian J of Trauma Anesthesia and Critical care, Vol.4, No-1 Fen -2003

59. L.Poojara, Vasudevan D, Arunkumar AS, Kamat V. Organophosphate poisoning Diagnosis of intermediate syndrome. Indian journal of critical care medicine, June 2003, vol, 7, issue 2, p-94-102

60. L.Poojara, Vasudevan D, Arunkumar AS, Kamat V. Organophosphate poisoning Diagnosis of intermediate syndrome. Indian journal of Critical care medicine, June 2003, vol. 7, issue 2, p - 94-102

61. Saravanan. L Sekhar. V. Kamat. V.N. Does antiseptic coating reduce the colonization and CRBSI Rates of central venous catheters? Official journal of the European society intensive care medicine and the European society of pediatric & Neonatal intensive care. Volume 29, supplement 1, September 2003, abstract -141, p-S45

62. Arvind R.R., Kamat V.N Does non - invasive ventilation decrease the incidence of ventilator - associated pneumonia? Official journal of the European of Neonatal intensive care, volume 29, supplement 1, September 2003, abstract - 158, p-S45

63. Renuka K.M.,.D'souza C.M ., Kamat.V.N Does an in-service Training program outside the ICU help reduce the readmission Rate? Official journal of the European society of intensive care medicine and the society of paediatric & Neonatal intensive care. Volume 29, supplement 1, September 2003, abstract - 245, p-S67

64. Thodur.V.M., Shekar.U, Kamat. V.N. Patterns of infection and Resistance in a Multi Disciplinary Indian ICU Overtime official journal of the European society of intensive care medicine and the European society of paediatric & neonatal intensive care. Volume 29, supplement 1, September 2003, abstract - 278, p- S75

65. Poojara.L.R., Kamat.V.N Organophosphate poisoning can Electrophysiological monitoring predict Intermediate syndrome. Official Journal of the European society of Paediatric & Neonatal intensive care. Volume 29, supplement 1, September 2003, abstract - 424, p -S112

66. Kamat VN , Arunkumar AS, Rajagopalan RE Bhagwati AM, Divatia JV Gopalakrishnan R Mani RK Nagaraja P, Prayag s, Ramachandraan B, Ramakrishnan N, Singhi S and Todi, SK. Guidelines foe the prevention of infections associated with use of vascular catheters in Indian intensive care units. Executive summary of recommendations. Indian J crit. care med, December 2003, volume 7 supplement 1, p- S5 - S16


67. TV Ramakrishnan organization and working methodology of accident and emergency department. Indian journal of trauma anesthesia and critical care vol. 5, No.1 Feb. 2004

68. Vijayalakshmi Kamat . Anesthesia for caesarean section. Obstetric Anesthesia (Synapse Books). Editor - Dr. Sunanda Gupta. Arya publications. First Edition 2004. Pages 226 - 241

69. U. Sekar, H. Latha, V. Kamat. Metallo-beta-lactamase-mediated carbapenem resistance in pseudomonas aeruginosa in an Indian intensive care unit. The Official publication of the European society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Clinical Microbiology and infection, Volume 10, Supplement 3, 2004. Abstract - P 1875, p-536-537

70. U. Sekhar, P. Sireesha, T. Vinodh, P. Kumar, V.Kamat.. Extended - spectrum betalactamase producing enterobacteriaceae in a multidisciplinary Indian intensive care unit . The official publication of the European society of clinical Microbiology and infections Diseases. Clinical Microbiology and infection, Volume 10, supplement 3, 2004, Abstract -R-1956, p-562

71. Arunkumar . A.S., Vydhyanadhan. T. Ravikumar.A. Kamat.V. An usual complication of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy. Indian J Crit. Care Med. January - march 2004 Vol. 8, issue 1, pages 40 - 42

72. Thodur V.M., Rao. V. T., Kumar.A.S., Sekar.U., V.Kamat. Decreasing the Incidence of extended beta-lactamases - A multipronged strategy. Official journal of the European society of intensive care Medicine and the European society of pediatric & Neonatal intensive care. Volume 30, Supplement 1, September 2004, Abstract - 557, P-S112

73. Vijayalakshmi Kamat. Preventing Myocardial ischemia in the ICU. Critical care Update 2004. Book - Editor - Dr. Vineet Nayyar. Jaypee Brothers Medical publication. First Edition 2005. Pages 87 - 102

74. T. Vignesh, A.S. Arunkumar, V.Kamat. Outcome in patients with blunt chest trauma and pulmonary complications. Indian J Crit. Care Med. June 2004 Vol. 8, issue 2, pages 73- 77

75. Hemalatha V. Uma Sekar, Vijayalakhmi Kamat. Detection of metallo betalactamase producing pseudomonas aeruginosa in hospitalized patient. Indian J Med res 122, August 2005, pp 148-152

76. P.Corry, PS Sanjay, GN Russell, SH Pennefather. Insertion of thoracic epidurals a valuable sign. Anesthesia 2003. 58(9): 929-930

77. PS Sanjay & MJ Desmond. Cell salvage in cardiothoracic surgery.. Transfusion alternatives in transfusion medicine Dec- 2003

78. PS Sanjay, SA Miller, P Corry, GN Russell, SH Pennefather. Dye leak tracheal cuff of double lumen tubes - effect of gel lubrication - British Journal of Anesthesia July 2004: 93(1) : 160 P

79. PS Sanjay GN Russell, SH Pennefather. Incidence of dye leakage in the tracheal cuff of double lumen tubes and the effect of gel lubrication - Anesthesia 2006; 6: 133 - 7

80. Mahesh Vakamudi . Anesthetic Management of a patient with Takayasu's arteritis undergoing carotid and coronary artery bypass graft journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

81. Mahesh Vakamudi. An unusual case of hypoxia after atrial septal defect closure. Journal of Cardiac Anesthesia - 7

82. Ranjith, Suresh Rao, Mahesh Vakamudi. Case Report on Massive upper GI bleed in a child following conduit repair of pulmonary atresia - Indian anesthetists forum Jan 2007

83. Ranjith, Suresh Rao, Mahesh Vakamudi. Retrospective study of redo cardiac surgeries - Internet journal of anesthesiology May - 2007

84. Mahesh Vakamudi. Surgical experience in congenital heart disease in Down's syndrome - Indian Heart journal 2000

85. Mahesh Vakamudi. Extracardiac Fontan / Kawashima procedure without CPB-Asian Annals of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, issue 2000

Founder Profile
Shri NPV Ramasamy Udayar was born on September 19, 1936, in a small town in the current Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu called Rasipuram. His meteoric rise as an industrialist was propelled by an astute business sense but even more important an untiring spirit and hard work. In the early eighties Mr. Udayar was a highly successful industrialist, respected by his colleagues, and admired even by his competitors. He himself felt that there was an unfulfilled aspiration in his heart; a desire to create something that will be a lasting benefit to the community; this desire kept burning like a fire in his heart.

The dream took a form and fruition with the help of the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu - Bharat Ratna Dr. M.G. Ramachandran. Out of this partnership grew the plans for the first privately owned medical college in Tamil Nadu.

On September 11th 1985, Sri Ramachandra Medical College was started in a two storey building in Vembuliamman street in Valasaravakkam. The first outpatient clinic in a make shift shed. The next few years saw the true grit of the man- his blood sweat and toil saw the creation of a world class campus out of a 175 acres of farmland near the Porur lake.

1994 was a landmark year for SRMC. The college became a deemed to be university - a world class tertiary care medical centre took root. Seeds for specialties were sown. In this substrate of hard work grew institutions committed to advancing the best in the health care sciences - in dentistry and nursing and physiotherapy.

It was not just growth but growth with innovation as epitomized by the allied health science program and growth with vision as epitomized by the programs in genetics and biotechnology and informatics.

Through out its short history SRMC has made its own road, creating unique ground breaking programs in the health care sciences. But this is only of the dimensions of this organisation.

SRMC went to the best medical school in the world to acquire its partner in excellence. In July 1997, Shri N.P.V. Ramasamy Udayar shook hands with Robert Crone CEO of Harvard Medical International, sealing a partnership that has grown in strength over time.

Starting with student exchange the alliance has spearheaded curriculum reform, focused on health care quality and safety and leadership and faculty development.

A journey is measured by the friends we make - SRMC has made many friends and partners around the world during its journey.

The torch was passed in 1998. The journey did not end - it continued through steps some times and leaps at others. SRMC is now one of the largest private health care infrastructures in India. Today, SRMC has over 600 faculties and three thousand students; it touches the lives of over 5000 patients each day; through its telemedicine network it reaches over 10 centres in the country; through its international wing SRHI, its reaching out to the global village; it is in the forefront of cutting edge technology - with a wireless campus, computer assisted learning, and keyhole surgery.

SRMC looks to the future today - with inspiration from its past; and the strength of its present guided by the vision and blessing of its founder and driven by a passion for excellence.

About Us
SRM University, Chennai Tamil Nadu formerly known as SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. Situated at Chennai in Tamil Nadu, the SRM University is a renowned educational institution in south India. The university is run and managed by the Valliammai Society which was set up by the famous educationist, Mr. Thiru. T. R. Pachamuthu. The University is working with an objective of providing high quality education in the field of Engineering, Medical science and Humanities. The SRM University believes that education is all about creating an environment of academic freedom, where bright minds meet, discover and learn. It has two campuses in Tamil Nadu, located at Kattankulatur and Ramapuram and it has one campus in Delhi as well.

SRM University has set up a high standard of teaching and research since its inauguration in the year 1985. This private university started its journey as SRM Engineering College and within a few years, it increased its reach through establishment of numerous centres of learning. The SRM College of Dentistry was awarded the status of deemed University by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, India, in the year 2002. The management brought all its educational institutions including the Engineering, Medical and Para-Medical colleges of the Valliammai Society under the ambit of SRM Deemed University by the year 2004. After that, the University Grant Commission (UGC) elevated the status of the deemed university to a full-fledged university in 2006, under the UGC Act 1956. The university introduced an upgraded syllabus and international teaching methods, once it was declared as a full-fledged university. The university is accredited by NAAC with a score of 5-star rating and it also won the Best ISTE Chapter Award in the Tamil Nadu-Pondicherry section.

SRM University offers several courses that are divided into three major faculties like Engineering and Technology, Medical and Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Science & Humanities. The courses are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and various certificate and diploma courses are offered as well. The Kattankulathur campus of the university is located over a land of 200 acres and its Ramapuram Campus occupies 20 acres of land. The university`s College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of Physiotherapy, College of Occupational therapy and the Faculty of Engineering and Technology are located at the Ramapuram Campus. The Modinagar campus of SRM University in Delhi houses the Institute of Management and Technology.

Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Genetic Engineering, Food Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Architecture and Interior Design, Engineering & Technology, Geo Informatics, Information & Telecommunication Engineering, etc are part of the Engineering courses at SRM University .

SRM University also offers different courses in Health Science. These courses are offered in disciplines like Dentistry, Nursing, Occupation Therapy, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. The courses include MBBS, BASLP (Bachelor in Audiology & Speech Language Pathology), B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology, B.Sc. Medical Record Science, B.Sc. Optometry, BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), B.Sc. Nursing, B.O.T. (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy), BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy), Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy), B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy), Aviation & Airport Management, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Hotel & Catering Management, Information & System Management, Visual Communication, etc. The B.A Courses offered in the university include the subjects like Tamil, Economics, Journalism & Mass Communication, etc. and B.Com. Courses like BBA, BCA, B. Ed., BFT (Film Technology), B.P. Ed, etc. are also offered in SRM University. Apart from these, the University offers many courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biosciences, Commerce Economics, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, etc. The University has a Film School to offer courses in Film Studies as well.

The SRM Engineering Entrance Examination is conducted every year for admission in the SRM University. The University also offers various courses in distance learning mode, along with the regular courses. Apart from offering different courses, the university conducts several international exchange programmes for its students and faculty. SRM University has an international network of advisors comprising the renowned universities and industries like University of London, Queen`s University, the Partners International Healthcare (Harvard Teaching Hospitals), etc.

SRM University is quite famous for its wonderful infrastructure and for providing necessary facilities for its students. There are different blocks for different disciplines in the campus of the University, such as PG Block, the Hi-Tech Block, Mechanical Block, Electrical Sciences Block, the Computer Science Block, the Biotech block, IT Park, etc. The university provides separate hostels for male and female students as well.

Introduction
Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University, popularly known as SRM University is a co-educational private university in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The university has three campuses in Tamil Nadu at Kattankulatur, Kancheepuram district, Ramapuram,Trichy and one in Modinagar, near Delhi. Previously functioning under Anna University, as SRM Engineering College, the institute gained deemed status in 2003-04, and was renamed SRMIST (SRM Institute of Science and Technology) and then eventually called SRM University. It is one of the top private deemed universities in India, and it topped the Times Of India's survey on private universities.

The beginnings of the college can be traced back to 1968. The Valliammai Society was founded by Mr.T.R.Pachamuthu. He started a primary school called Florence Nightingale School (now the SRM Nightingale School). From there onwards, there was no looking back. The SRM Group now has several institutions and organizations under its belt. A few noted institutions are as follows. SRM University, Valliammai Engineering Collge, SRM Polytechnic, Valliammai Polytechnic, SRM Medical college and hospital, SRM dental college, SRM school of management, SRM school of journalism, SRM institute of catering and hotel management, Geetha Constructions, SRM Hotels, SRM Printers, SRM Benefit Fund Ltd., SRM Systems and Software, SRM Easwari Travels and Tours India(P) Ltd., Blossom Infotech, etc.

SRM University initially started functioning in the year 2002-03, with the opening of Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. SRM Institute of Science and Technology along with the SRM Dental College have been declared as Deemed University, in the year 2002-03 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India and by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Since the time of its establishment, the institute is always marching ahead to achieve its goal of imparting higher education of world-class standards.

Introduction
SRM University has evolved from SRM Engineering College that was established in the year 1985. In 2003-04 it gained the status of a deemed University and named as SRM Institute of Science and Technology. Eventually it was christened SRM University. Finally in the year 2006 it attained the status of a full-fledged university, under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The parent organization of the University is the SRM Group which manages several other ventures viz. SRM Hospital, Geetha Constructions, Royal Southern Hotels, SRM Printers, SRM Benefit Fund Ltd., SRM Systems and Software, SRM Easwari Travels and Tours India (P) Ltd., and Blossom Infotech.

Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University is more popularly known as SRM University. It is a private university with campuses at Chennai, Modinagar (Ghaziabad) and Trichy. SRM University is approved by the University Grants Commission and awarded with ISO 9001:2000 certification. It has been accredited with the A+ rating by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has also been awarded by Best ISTE Chapter Award in the whole region.

History
SRM University has evolved from SRM Engineering College that was established in the year 1985. In 2003-04 it gained the status of a deemed University and named as SRM Institute of Science and Technology. Eventually it was christened SRM University. Finally in the year 2006 it attained the status of a full-fledged university, under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The parent organization of the University is the SRM Group which manages several other ventures viz. SRM Hospital, Geetha Constructions, Royal Southern Hotels, SRM Printers, SRM Benefit Fund Ltd., SRM Systems and Software, SRM Easwari Travels and Tours India (P) Ltd., and Blossom Infotech.

Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University is more popularly known as SRM University. It is a private university with campuses at Chennai, Modinagar (Ghaziabad) and Trichy. SRM University is approved by the University Grants Commission and awarded with ISO 9001:2000 certification. It has been accredited with the A+ rating by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has also been awarded by Best ISTE Chapter Award in the whole region.

Educational Streams
SRM University offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate programs in the professional fields of Engineering, Medicine, Management and Sciences & Humanities. All the undergraduate degree courses offered by the University are of the duration of 2-4 years. Undergraduate coursers offered by it include BCom, BSc, BA, LLB, BBA etc. Postgraduate include LLM, MA, MBA and MSc.

The University has collaborated with international institutes to facilitate exchange of information, faculty, etc. Top ranking, meritorious students of each batch are given the opportunity to spend a semester in foreign institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Carnegie Melon University (USA), University of California - Davis (USA), University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (USA), University of Western Australia (Australia), Birmingham City University (UK), Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan), Lille Catholic University (France), Technical University Chemnitz (Germany), etc. Some of these meritorious students are offered scholarships while most of the students are supported by their family, during their time abroad.

Facilities
Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University provides facilities like hostels, library, cafeteria, laboratory, mess, playgrounds, indoor sports etc. Besides these facilities, it has established a 16 storey IT Park. The University maintains several hostels, some of which are the KRS hostel, Medical College boy's and girl's hostel, the UG hostel, the PG hostel, Meenakshi girl's hostel and International hostel. It houses a state-of-the-art library that has a vast collection of books covering various branches of the University faculties and its related fields.

Campus
The university has 2 campus sections-Main Campus & Annexe Campus, covering 38 blocks, spread over 250 acres. The Indian Bank,The City Union Bank, The Royal Southern (a Three-Star hotel), which includes swimming pool and bar facilities, and the Royal Inn Restaurant are located in the campus at various locations. The various blocks within SRMIST include, SRM General Hospital, SRM Medical College, SRM Kattankulathur Dental College, the PG Block, the Hi-Tech Block, the Main Block, the Mechanical Block, the Mech PG Block, the Electrical Sciences Block, the Computer Science Block, the Biotech block, IT Park(15 floors), an Auditorium(4500 seating capacity), MBA block, MBA library along with a Central Library with an Internet Cafe and a Cafeteria as well. There are also about half a dozen hostels, some of which are the K.R.S Hostel, Medical College Mens and Women's Hostel the UG Hostel, the PG Hostel, Meenakshi Women's Hostel, International Hostel. Work is also going on on the construction of a University Building of 15 floors in which already the Central Library of 4 floors has been opened. Work is being done towards the completion by the end of 2009. A Multipurpose Indoor Stadium with an expenditure of around Rs.10 crore has been proposed and the ground work has been started by Shri Abhinav Bindra last year when SRM University offered a Doctorate to him.

THE RIGHT AMBIENCE FOR LEARNING
SRM University has four sprawling campuses, with plenty of greenery around. Learning is an enjoyable experience here, with inspiring libraries and stimulating discussion rooms, large playgrounds and state-of-the-art labs.

Kattankulathur campus, Chennai
A vast campus housing the faculties of Engineering, Medicine & Health Sciences, Management and Science & Humanities - the SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Center and the SRM Hotel are also located here.

Round the clock security, ATM, Post Office, departmental stores, the SRM Hotel's restaurants and numerous canteens are among the many facilities here. The campus comprises of

* 38 blocks, spread over 250 acres
* The 3-star SRM Hotel with swimming pool
* A Central Library
* Air-conditioned auditorium that can seat 4,000
* University Network & Information Center (UNIC) supporting over 3,000 computer systems
* Internet Connection - a dedicated leased line that keeps information flowing rapidly at 12 megabytes per second
* Modern Lecture Halls & "Smart Classrooms"
* Language Lab - specializing in English, German, Japanese, French & Chinese
* Around 40 Buses - AC & non-AC - that ply regularly between the college and the city
* 10 Canteens - from fast-food to full-fledged cafeterias, spread throughout the campus
* Retail outlets - Higginbothams book store, Airtel phone booths, Reynolds teller machines, Reliance Webworld with Java Cafe - all within the campus
* Prayer halls for all major religions.

Ramapuram campus, Chennai
A serene and charming enclave, the SRM Dental College is located here. It consists of 5 academic blocks spread over 25 acres, with all the necessary facilities and infrastructure for medical and health science students. The facilities here include

* Air conditioned Auditorium
* 8 Mbps internet leased line
* A General Hospital with 150 beds
* Seperate hostels for men and women
* 25 buses
* Banking and DTP facilities

Modi Nagar campus, Delhi
Spread across 25 acres of land, this campus houses the faculties of Engineering & Technology, Management and Teacher Education. The facilities here include

* Air conditioned classrooms
* Academic block with plinth area of 5 lakh sq ft
* Auditorium and conferance halls
* Seperate hostels for men and women
* Indoor and outdoor sports facilities

Trichy campus, Trichy
A new 60-acre campus at Trichy will offer degrees in Medicine, Engineering and Science & Humanities.

Our Milestones
HOW SRM GREW...
1968 - Mr. T.R. Pachamuthu started the Florence Nightingale Primary School, the cornerstone of the SRM group of educational institutions.

He also founded the Valliammai Society in honour of his mother Mrs. R. Valliammai, the same year.

1985 - The SRM Engineering College was established in Kattankulathur, and soon grew into numerous SRM centers of learning.

2002 - The SRM College of Dentistry was awarded the status of deemed university by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, India.

In the same year, the engineering, medical and para-medical colleges of the group were brought under the ambit of SRM Deemed University.

2003-04 - The other colleges follow suit.

2006 - The deemed university then attained the status of a full-fledged university, under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. An upgraded syllabus and international teaching methods, designed by SRM's International Advisory Board (IAB), launched SRM University way ahead of the rest.
Winning Laurels and Recognition...
SRM University has been

* Rated No.2 in placements
* Ranked within the top 5 institutions in Tamil Nadu by Outlook Magazine
* Accredited by NAAC with a score equivalent to 5-star rating
* Awarded the Best ISTE Chapter Award in the Tamil Nadu-Pondicherry section

The Computer Science Engineering Department was rated No: 1 for excellence, while five other departments were graded within the top 5 in the Tamil Nadu-AC Neilson Impact Study.

Education Times (The Times of India) - GFK Mode Survey 2009 ranked:
* SRM Enginnering is ranked India No.1 in Private
* SRM University is ranked India No. 1 multiple stream - engineering and medical
* SRM Engineering joins the league of IITs & NITs and ranked in India Top 10
* SRM Medical is ranked India No.3 in Private
* SRM Medical is ranked India Top 10

Library
SRM University has an excellent library for the benefit of students, faculties and researchers. As one of the best established libraries according to International Standards, the University Library has a large collection of books covering various branches of Engineering and Technology, Medical and Health Sciences and Science and Humanities and its related fields.

The library is located in the 15-Storey University Administrative Block, and is spread over Ground + 3 floors of 1.50 Lakh sq ft area. The library building is

* Fully air-conditioned and automated with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology
* Well protected with fire alarms and CCTV security systems
* Equipped with reading halls in all the floors, with reference collection

Floor Map
Level 1 : Engineering and Technology: Text & Reference books, Periodicals, Reading Hall 1&2, Circulation Counter, Librarian, Office and Cafeteria.

Level 2 : Computer Science and Life Sciences: Text and Reference Books, Reading Hall 3&4, Own Book & Discussion Hall and Digital Library.

Level 3 : Science & Humanities: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Management & Literature Text and Reference Books.

Level 4 : Thesis & Dissertations, Bound Volumes, Competitive Exam Books, Conference Hall, SC/ ST Book Bank, Reading Hall.

Sports
SRM Triumphs in Chess Tournament
* SRM University won the South-West Inter University Chess Tournament held at MGR College, Hosur from 29th September to 4th October 2009. The defending champions stamped their authority over the event as they successfully defended the title by scoring 27 points out of possible 36.

Athletics
* SRM University's Athlete secured Ist Place in 100mts, 200mts, 400mts 100 hurdles in TIES 2009 held at Jayam Engineering College, Darmapuri

Badminton
* The Badminton Team women won the 1st place in the State Level "Kongu Trophy" - organized by Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai
* The Women's Team won the 1st place in the All India Level "Rivera 2009" organized by VIT University, Vellore

Ball Badminton
* The Men's Team won the Madras University A-Zone Ball Badminton Championship 2009 by defeating Loyola College, Chennai
* The Men's Team won the 1st place in the State Level SVCE Rolling Trophy organized by Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Chennai
* The Men's Team won the 1st place in the TIES 2009 organized by Jayam Engineering College, Darmapuri
* The Men's Team won the 1st place in the Sate Level open Tournament organized by TNBB
* The Men's Team won the "Buck Trophy" organized by YMCA college of Physical Education, Chennai

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* The Men's team won the 1st place in the cunnan Rolling Trophy Basketball Tournament organized by hindu College, patibram,Chennai

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* The Women's Team won the 1st place in the SRM All India Level organized by SRM Universit

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Sri Ramachandra University launches study on management of diabetes

CHENNAI: A year ago, Sri Ramachandra University found that nearly one in five people in the city was a diabetic and an almost equal number hypertensive. On Friday, the university launched phase 2 of the cohort study aimed at prevention of the disorder and use of Indian medicine in its management.

Department of Science and Technology secretary T Ramasami, launched phase 2 of the study, PURSE-HIS (population study of urban, rural, semi-urban regions for detection of endovascular disease and prevalence of risk factors and holistic intervention study). The first phase of study revealed that 25% of rural people were in a pre-diabetic stage compared to 15.3% of people in the city.

Phase 2 will look at measures that can prevent these pre-diabetics from getting the disease.At the end of the study, the team will measure the number of pre-diabetics who have been converted to diabetics. This will give us an idea on how rapidly the disease progresses. We will also if see people who were normal in phase I have been converted into pre-diabetics or diabetics, said Dr Thanikachalam.

Sri Ramachandra University launches study on prevention, management of diabetes

CHENNAI: A year ago, Sri Ramachandra University found that nearly one in five in the city was a diabetic and an almost equal number of people were hypertensive. On Friday, the university launched phase 2 of the cohort study that aims at prevention, use of Indian medicine in management of the disorder and genetic research.

Department of Science and Technology secretary T Ramasami, launched phase 2 of the study, PURSE-HIS (population study of urban, rural, semiurban regions for detection of endovascular disease and prevalence of risk factors and holistic intervension study). My department decided to fund the research project because we find this unique. It aims at prevention along with management and research. While it is important for India to do more research in medicine, we will have to ensure it is relevant to people, he said.

Earlier, cardiologist Dr S Thanikachalam, who is the principal investigator for the study said during the first phase of the study, more than 8,700 people in the 25-65 age group in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts of Tamil Nadu were screened. His team found that in the rural areas at least 12% of people were diabetic. This rose to 17.8% in semi urban areas and 19.3% in urban areas. The incidence of hypertension also varied between 15.24% and 18.64% in the same areas. Though fewer people in rural areas have diabetes when compared to those in the city, the number of people at risk of diabetes was almost one in every four persons- 25% of rural people were in a pre-diabetic stage compared to 15.3% of people in the city.

Considering the narrowing gap, the phase 2 of the study will look at measures that can prevent these pre-diabetics from getting diabetes. For this, health care workers will be sent to their houses for blood sugar checks once every three months and counsel them on lifestyle modifications. If required, doctors will prescribed them a single safe drug.

At the end of the study, the team will measure the number of pre-diabetics, who have been converted to diabetics despite these efforts. This will give us an idea on how rapidly the disease progresses in the country. We will also if see people, who were normal in the phase I study, have been converted into pre-diabetics or diabetics, said Dr Thanikachalam.

The university has collaborated with Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad to study the genomic pattern in pre-diabetics. If we identify genetic markers, it may help us identify people who are susceptible to diabetes, he said. Besides, the university will also work with the National Institute of Siddha and Central Council for Siddha Practice to find if madumega chooranam- a siddha preparation with eight herbs- can effectively bring down sugar levels.

Touts get savvy, sell BE, MBBS seats online

CHENNAI: Getting an engineering seat has never been easier, with admission brokers now available at the click of a button. As touts advertise admission to engineering and medical colleges online, the sale of management seats is no longer a hush-hush affair.

Several websites such as olx.in, sahipasand.com and locanto.in carry advertisements that offer direct admission in BE-BTech through the management quota. TOI contacted a few of these admission consultants to find that seats at top medical and engineering colleges across the country were up for sale from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 12 lakh.

Many of these touts operate through hole-in-the-wall offices in places like T Nagar and Teynampet in Chennai.

An advertisement by Ashutosh Singh on sahipasand-. com offers career counselling , career guidance and direct admission in SRM University. When contacted, Singh asks, What is your budget?

A mechanical or computer engineering seat at the SRM main campus costs between Rs6.75 lakh and Rs 7 lakh. Booking for the seats started in the last week of February. If you wait any longer, the rates are likely to go up, Singh says.

Rates are a little lower for other campuses of the same institute. A seat can be had for Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh at the universitys Ramapuram campus. The only difference is the tall buildings on the main campus , says Singh.

Aryan, of Inspire Consultancy , has advertised on locanto.in. He offers, for a sum of Rs 15 lakh, a seat in any National Institute of Technology , which admits students through the centralized All-India Engineering Entrance Examination.

Its a slightly illegal process but I can access your answer sheet and mark the correct answers if you are willing to pay, he offers. But he suggests a private university , as the process is safer and easier.

Private colleges also offer 300% placement, he says, referring to colleges that promise three jobs when a student graduates.

Rates vary according to the courses too and you can expect to pay a heftier donation if you score poorly in the class 12 exam. Seats in courses such as electronics and telecommunications engineering or electronics and instrumentation engineering are available for. 1.5 lakh. It is difficult to get you a seat if you score lesser than 65% in class 12, says Prabhat Sinha, who has put up an advertisement on olx.in. But we can make it possible if you are ready to pay one-and-a-half times the cost.

Medical seats start at Rs 35 lakh for colleges affiliated to MGR University. A seat in a deemed university costs 28 lakh to 30 lakh.

Sinha offers medical seats in Chennai Medical College, Raja Muthiah College , Sathya Sai Medical College and Meenakshi Medical college, among others. Medical seats are cheaper elsewhere , with seats in Karnataka on sale for 23 lakh and seats in Delhi available for as little as 10 lakh.

For engineering aspirants , a mechanical engineering seat at Amity University in Noida can be bought for 4 lakh to 5 lakh and the rate at Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, also in Noida, is 5 lakh to 8 lakh.

When contacted, colleges said they were unaware about such agents or advertisements. We have no information about these activities. These are all unwanted elements who want to use the good name of SRM university and make some money, says SRM University vicechancellor Ponna Vaiko.

All admissions at SRM are via the entrance exam and those who opt for direct admissions have to approach the admissions office directly and not through any agent, he adds.

Medical college professor held for cheating 3 people

CHENNAI: A professor of the Sri Ramachandra Medical College here was arrested on Thursday for cheating three men of Rs 1.36 crore, promising to get seats for their children.

Police said S Senthilkumar of Kamakshi Nagar in Valasaravakkam, a professor of anatomy, collected 41 lakh from A Kumar of Alwarpet, a pharmaceutical company owner, but failed to get a seat for his daughter. Similarly, K Mohammad Ali, a real estate businessman from Kumbakonam, paid 40 lakh for a seat for his son, while Samson Dev Anand of Teynampet parted with 41 lakh for a seat for his daughter.

All the three victims had been referred to the professor by different people, police said.

Senthilkumars wife S Chamundeeswari, a doctor who ran a clinic at Teynampet, was present when the money was given.

When he didnt get the promised seat for his daughter and Senthilkumar gave evasive answers whenever the matter was raised, Samson filed a complaint with the Kotturpuram police. The complaint was later forwarded to the CCB, which conducted an investigation.

A case was registered under IPC section 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) and a CCB team headed by deputy commissioner of police Radhika, additional deputy commissioner S Maheshwaran and inspector A V Srinivasan arrested Senthilkumar in Valasaravakkam. He was later remanded in judicial custody. More complaints are likely to pour in against the professor, police said.


SRM cancels exam in AP after leak

CHENNAI: The SRM University has cancelled the entrance examination for BTech courses conducted on Sunday for entire Andhra Pradesh following a question paper leak. Vice-Chancellor of SRM M Ponnavaikko told that the university was now in close contact with AP police who have arrested two persons in connection with the leak.

A decision on whether to cancel the examination for the entire country would be made if instances of question paper leak in other states come to notice, he added.

Meanwhile, the Madhapur police in Andhra Pradesh said they have arrested K Praneeth, a former student of the university, after parents of some students found him selling the answer key for the examination for Rs 60,000. Praneeth passed out of the university in 2011.

Registrar N Sethuraman said that about 30,000 students appeared for the examination in over 60 centres in Andhra Pradesh.

Cheats make Rs 100 crore with seat promise

People posing as agents of professional colleges cheat students of as much as Rs 100 crore every year by promising seats in various educational institutes, police revealed even as parents gear up to get their children admitted to engineering and medical courses.

My assumption is that innocent parents give away at least Rs100 crore to fake agents. Last year alone, the proprietor of a professional college in the city repaid several parents more than Rs 8 crore that had been swindled by agents from parents promising admission for their children, a police official who is familiar with such complaints told Deccan Chronicle.

There are numerous advertisements pasted on city buses, claiming that admission can be ensured in several deemed universities, including SRM, Vels and Sathyabama, as well as private engineering colleges, despite a student getting low marks.

On Monday, Prof. N Sethuraman, the registrar of SRM University, lodged a complaint with Chennai city police that the university has come across several fake websites, names of illegal agents, individuals and companies, all whom claim to be agents of SRM University.

We have not appointed anybody to act as our agents and our admission is done only at our offices, he said. These fake agents boast of contacts with people at the highest levels of management in reputed engineering and medical colleges to convince parents and collect huge amounts of money as capitation fee. Certain colleges employ agents and give them commission on the basis of a percentage, in many cases fake agents collect lakhs of rupees and gobble it up, police said.

When this correspondent contacted one such agent, he was told that he could get a seat in any of the private engineering colleges. It is difficult to get a mechanical seat as there is a lot of demand but we can get you a computer science seat for less donation, the agent said.

Often, parents become aware that they have been cheated only after six months. The agents keep saying that they will arrange the admission and one fine day they switch off their mobile phones and disappear. That is when parents realise that they have been taken for a ride and approach the police, the official said.

Last year, the police had made a few arrests based on complaints by parents.

Students await FM budget boost

With the Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee set to table the general budget on March 16 expectations are running high among academicians as they want the Centre to allot more money for education, especially school education as they turn out to be the feeder grounds for higher education institutions.

Prof M. Ponnavaiko, vice-chancellor, SRM University, said that standard of school education needs to improve as it becomes the feeder ground for higher education institutions. There are several single teacher schools in the country, which needs to be addressed.

The Union government should concentrate more on reducing the dropout rate. It has to allocate more money to improve school education, besides encouraging public-private partnership in higher education sector, he added.

Prof. Ponnavaiko pointed out that union government should provide more scholarships to students from weaker sections of the society, which would help them get quality higher education in private universities and colleges.

Prof. Prabha Kalvimani, eminent academician, argued that the Union government should provide adequate funds to the Tamil medium private schools to help foster teaching in mother tongue.

The state is already providing free noon meals to students from these 600 schools so that they too get the benefits.

A thrust should be given to tribal schools as the Adi-dravida welfare department looks at these schools in a commercial point of view, he added.

Mr J Ajeeth Prasath Jain, senior principal, Bhavans Rajaji Vidyashram, said, We hope this time there will be an higher allocation for education sector. Education should be given priority, he said.

He added that the central government should allocate more funds to state government so that they could meet the Right to Education (RTE) expenses.

Principals will be looking forward to this substantial allocation, Mr J Ajeeth Prasath Jain added.

Allow students to do research

Principal Scientific Advisor to the Union government, Dr R. Chidambaram, on Tuesday said that companies which recruited top ranking students from IITs should let them do research in universities and companies should pay their salaries as it would be a win-win situation for both the country and the company.

A couple of years ago we (the Union government) wrote to all top companies about this but nothing has happened till date, he said while addressing students at SRM University during the Research Day celebrations.

Pointing out that funding for research was not a problem in India, Dr Chidambaram said that the industry and institutions should look at enhanced interaction as the industry was good in delivery and institutions were known for research. Why not both the stakeholders work together for the betterment of research in the country?

The Department of Science and Technology has initiated INSPIRE, a programme to attract young talent for research in the country, said the Principal Scientific Advisor.

Dr Chidambaram also informed that the Centre had launched a new scheme for gifted children.

He lamented that the Indian system did not allow development of more Srinivasa Ramanujans in the country.

To develop more science prodigies we have launched the special gifted education scheme. National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru will conduct this programme, he added.

Dr Chidambaram noted that several faculties who joined universities abroad had returned to India due to recession.

SRM university to start new courses

Ankit Fadia, renowned ethical hacker, interacts with students of SRM University in the city. Varsity chairman Ravi Pachamoothoo is also seen.

SRM University will start new courses on Cyber Security from the academic year 2013-14.
University chairman Ravi Pachamoothoo said a new department, Networking Sciences Department, is being created. Two UG courses – B.Sc (Ethical Hacking) and B.Sc (Networking Security) — are also being launched, he added.

Ankit Fadia, ethical hacker and cyber crime specialist, who is attending Fabuloush 12, a three-day national level technical festival at the university, said one should not use e-mail accounts of larger players as these are watched.

He said one should be careful while using the Internet as it is likely to be hacked even while chatting. He advised students to take up cyber security lessons as a lot of organisations are globally entering this domain.

More than 1,500 students from over 100 educational institutions across India are participating in the tech-fest.

VIT aims to lift rural students

With an objective to create a working model that would help the rural students financially and guide them to pursue higher education, the VIT University has designed a programme called Universal Higher Education and has given shape to it by roping in people representatives, non-government organisations and philanthropists.

The prime objective of the project was to ensure that each and every passing out student in the district should pursue higher studies and emerge as a role model for others, said Chancellor of the University G. Viswanathan, who launched the programme recently in Gudiyattam.

Detailing about the programme, he said it was designed to cover all higher secondary school students emerging successful in public examination in all 13 assembly segments.

It will be first implemented in Gudiyattam and K.V. Kuppam constituencies in the coming academic year. We have surveyed and listed 4,700 students in the two constituencies.

Based on their performance in public examination and needs, we will extend our help to the students in pursuing higher education in government and private institutions within and outside the district, he said.

To create a corpus fund, the university has roped in MLAs, local body representatives, NGOs and philanthropists from each constituency. In the first meeting at Gudiyattam, the participants assured to fuel the project financially.

We were able to generate Rs 10 lakh in the first meeting. We are also planning to bring in industrialists, former students of VIT and other education institutions in the district to help more students. We will also soon form a trust to generate more funds, he added.

Based on experience learnt through the implementation of the first phase of the programme, it will be replicated in the other 11 constituencies in the district, he further said.

Barc scientist allays nuke fear

While the anti-nuke protest in Tamil Nadu shows no sign of dying out, Prof. Kailas, director (physics group), Barc India, tried to allay peoples fears on Monday saying nuclear facilities across the country were safe and the Department of Atomic Energy(DAE) had always been committed to the safety of the people living around them.

The Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project is a boon to the people of Tamil Nadu as it can provide over 1,000 MW of electricity for the states economic development, he maintained, speaking to reporters after delivering his inaugural address at a symposium organised by the SRM University and Department of Atomic Energy.

The scientist revealed that India would soon join the elite club of countries like USA, China and Germany which have a scientific research installation to study the micro structure and movement of neutron detection characteristics.

He said the DAE in collaboration with various industries and educational institutions in the country would soon embark on the spallation neutron source project. We will be investing a few thousand crores into this project which is expected to be completed in a decade. We have begun discussions with universities like SRM for collaborating with us on it, Prof. Kailas added, disclosing that BARC had several similar projects in the pipeline for the 12th Five Year plan.

Regretting that scientific research had become a victim of economic liberalisation, SRM University chancellor T.R. Pachamuthu observed that only 200 of a million did research in India whereas the number was 5,000 in the US.

Students launch Assamese song, video website

NEW DELHI, Dec 8: Armed with a few laptops and youthful zeal, four engineering students from Assam have started a website - Asomtube - to popularise Assamese songs and videos across the globe.Arnab Deka, Utpal Kalita, Jaki Neog and Ronnie Robinson Muchahari, studying at SRM University in Chennai, consider the venture a service to the people of Assam, so that Assamese people living all over the world do not feel the absence of their states music.

In spite of our busy college schedule, we try to keep connected with Asomtube users via the site and Facebook as much as possible so that we can build a strong customer-client relationship, Deka told from Chennai.The four came up with the idea in December 2010 when they felt the necessity of a site that will host only Assamese music and videos.
People living in Assam have easy access to Assamese music but Assamese people outside live in a constant drought, Deka said.

Except the audio CDs and VCDs they take along with them, most people do not get to hear more than that in spite of good internet connections abroad and in other parts of India, he added.They felt there was not a single website where an ample number of Assamese songs were available. So they thought it was a novel idea to serve the Assamese music lovers and started Asomtube.

Users, both from Assam and living outside the state, are quite content with our service, Deka said.
The website that boasts of the songs of famous Assamese musicians like Bhupen Hazarika, Zubeen Garg, Angaraag Papon Mahanta, Jayanta Hazarika, Dipali Barthakur, Dipen Baruah and Pulak Banerjee is operated from their residence in Chennai.Asomtube also has a collection of stage shows, documentaries and news clips.
From data maintained by the team, around 76 percent of visits to the website are from India, mostly non-resident Assamese in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

Around 4.5 percent visitors are from the US, 3.33 percent from China, one percent from Britain and 16 percent from other countries.Asomtube commands an average of 300 visits per day and has been visited over 151,578 times, Deka said.
I came to know through Facebook about the website. Many of my Assamese friends are sharing the songs from the website, particularly after Bhupen Hazarikas death last month. We relish the songs more because we are living outsideAssam. We can easily find the songs we are looking for there, said Kunal Doley, a journalist from Assam based in Delhi.

Bipul Talukdar, a BPO executive hailing from Guwahati, said: I love the site, particularly the collection of old Assamese songs that you dont find easily in the market these days. I love the songs of Jayanta Hazarika.The Asomtube team is trying to promote its website via Facebook, where it posts updates about new additions to the site.
Deka urges everyone to be part of Asomtube by sharing the media. We are open to all those willing to release any songs, movies or documentaries, he adds.

22,000 nurses to be trained

Health and family welfare minister Ghulam Nabi Azad giving away a degree certificate to one of the students at the SRM Universitys special convocation on Friday. SRM University chancellor T.R. Pachamuthu, president P. Sathyanarayanan and chairman P. Ravi are also seen . — DC

The Union health and family welfare ministry has rejected over 50 per cent of applications it received last year for starting new medical colleges in the country.

In an attempt to increase the number of doctors in the country, the ministry has increased the teacher-student ratio in postgraduation from 1:2 to 1:3.

Speaking to reporters after delivering his convocation address at SRM University in the city, Union health and family welfare minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the ministry received 85 applications for starting new medical colleges in the country, but it had to reject most of the applications citing lack of faculty, infrastructure and other issues.

He also said the country needs 200 to 300 more medical colleges to produce more doctors who would go to the rural areas to serve the people there. To produce more doctors, we need to increase the postgraduate seats for which we need to relax the teacher-student ratio from 1:2 to 1:3, he said.

Earlier, in his convocation address, Mr Azad noted that there was a huge shortage of doctors and medical faculty in India. The minister elaborated about the steps taken by his ministry to overcome the faculty shortage issue.

Mr Azad also said a Centrally-sponsored scheme for strengthening and upgrading medical colleges built by the state government, with a total funding of Rs 1,350 crore, had been approved.

Our ministry has launched a new scheme to train 22,000 nurses every year by opening nursing schools with an outlay of `2,030 crore and the Centre has approved an outlay of `1,156 crore for establishing the national institute of paramedical sciences at New Delhi and eight regional institutes across the country with one in Coimbatore, he said.

Weather satellite mission launched

Indias maiden satellite mission to decode monsoon and climate changes was launched on Wednesday when its polar rocket successfully put an Indo-French satellite into orbit that also proved its reliability for the 19th time in a row.
Blasting off in clear weather from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here, Isros workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C18) also placed three nano satellites in a circular orbit, in the span of four minutes after injecting the 1,000-kg tropical weather satellite Megha-Tropiques at around 11.21 am.

Isro chairman K. Radhakrishnan said it was only for the second time a joint global mission to study tropical climate has been undertaken after the one launched by US space agency Nasa and Japan in November 1997.The nano satellites are VesselSat-1 from Luxembourg, SRMSat from SRM University, Chennai and Jugnu from IIT, Kanpur.In his remarks after the precision launch by the PSLV on its 19th successful flight in a row, Dr Radhakrishnan described it as excellent and the mission a grand success.Information relayed by Megha-Tropiques is expected to benefit not only India, but also all countries in the Indian Ocean region and other parts of the world.

PSLV-C18 is a grand success. Very precisely, four satellites were injected into space in a circular orbit, Dr Radhakrishnan said.The launch was delayed by a minute at the end of the 50-hour countdown with the Isro chief explaining that it was to ensure that the rocket did not hit space debris, a common feature in low orbit in which the four satellites were placed.

We do some analysis and on that basis the launch was shifted, he said. Observing that there were many countries who will venture into the study of climatic conditions soon, Dr Radhakrishnan said Megha-Tropiques will be one of the early satellites on the constellation.

Diversity in recruitment at SRM University

Bangalore: Is there a recession? Is there a meltdown? Is there a looming unemployment scenario?
The answer to all these questions and more seems to be a big NO! If you go by recent news reports, the scenario is anything but bleak.Microsoft recruits a NIT-K student for a hefty pay packet of Rs 65 lakh per annum. This year, TCS has recruited 1,214 students from SRM University. Meanwhile, Accenture signed up 849 students from the same university while Wipro recruited 273. Cognizant shopped at other colleges, too.Viswanathan Venkatasubramaniam, senior manager, HR, Wipro Technologies, says, "We employ various parameters while identifying campuses on our accredited list. These will depend on the quality of faculty, the facilities and infrastructure and the overall track record of the institution. We have about 175 engineering colleges on our accredited list from where we do our regular on-campus recruitment."
Now, all this seems to augur well for students and for IT companies, against the recession that is plaguing the US and Europe. But, according to the opinion of educational experts and consultants, such bulk recruitment by one company from a single university is really not a healthy sign.They feel that multinationals should spread their recruitment efforts across colleges in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, where brilliant students are studying and are looking for good job placements. This will also help those colleges in improving their quality of education to even higher levels and to attract students from affluent societies.

In a recent news report, such activities are gaining momentum. It said that companies like Mastek and NIIT recruit around 1,000 students every year and they spread their net wide across multiple campuses. For instance, companies like Amazon, eBay, Schneider, Tata Motors, Google, Deloitte, National Instruments, McKinsey and Ashok Leyland have adopted this multi-university approach for their HR needs.It is interesting to note that SRM University has balanced between bulk recruiters like TCS, Accenture and also allowed its students to exercise their options across companies."What sets SRM University apart from others are (i) the belief to limit the maximum recruitment by any single company (ii) the commitment to give our students their choice (iii) the success in placing hundreds of our students as paid-project interns (iv) the overseas placement (v) top 175 companies visiting us with attractive pay packages including IBM, Oracle, Amazon, Deloitte, EBay, Nokia, LandT, Panasonic, Ford, Hyundai," said P Sathyanarayanan, president of SRM University.
Already several dream companies visited the campus, selecting large number of students with a pay packet of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 12.5 lakh a year. This includes Mu Sigma, Capital IQ, John Deere, Global Scholar, Source Bits, and Organic Apex."Over the years, we have assessed the quality of people whom we have hired, in terms of their capabilities and tenure with us; and this naturally helps us when we do our annual exercise. We are quite impressed with the association we have with SRM University since 2000 in terms of the experience and the relationship as well as the quality of students that we have hired. This year also we have hired sizeable number of students from SRM University," says Viswanathan of Wipro Technologies.

Indian rocket successfully launches 4 satellites

SRIHARIKOTA (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 12 : An Indian rocket Wednesday successfully launched an Indo-French tropical weather satellite and three other smaller satellites into orbit from the spaceport here.

India became the second nation in the world to launch such a mission. The Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO) rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) scored past the half-century mark by launching the Megha-Tropiques and other satellites.

The PSLV-C18 -- standing 44 metres and weighing 230 tonnes -- soared towards the heavens from the first launch pad of the Sriharikota spaceport, 80 km from Tamil Nadus capital Chennai, ferrying four satellites together weighing 1,042.6 kg.

ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan told reporters: The PSLV-C18 has been a grand success. Very precisely, four satellites were injected in circular orbit.

Megha-Tropiques with its circular orbit inclined 20 degree to the equator will enable climate research and also aid scientists seeking to refine prediction models.

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) -- a joint mission of NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall -- was launched Nov 27, 1997.

The French space agency, Centre National dÉtudes Spatiales (CNES), has built three instruments of Megha-Tropiques: SAPHIR, SCARAB and GPS-ROS. The fourth, MADRAS, is a joint effort of ISRO and CNES.

The three small satellites that were ferried by the PSLV-C18 were the 10.9-kg SRMSAT built by the students of SRM University near Chennai, the three-kg remote sensing satellite Jugnu from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) and the 28.7-kg VesselSat from LuxSpace of Luxembourg to locate ships on high seas.

With a rich orange flame at its tail, the rocket left behind a huge tail of white fumes as it ascended towards the blue sky amid resounding cheers of ISRO scientists and the media team assembled at the launch centre.

People perched atop the nearby buildings happily clapped as PSLV-C18 -- the rockets core alone variant -- without its six strap-on booster motors went up.

Around 22 minutes into the flight the rocket first spat out Megha-Tropiques and followed it up with SRMSAT, VesselSat and Jugnu.

The whole process got completed in 25 minutes from blast off. ISRO, with its network of ground stations, monitored its health.

The Rs.1.1 crore SRMSAT using a grating spectrometer will monitor greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and water vapour in the atmosphere.

The Jugnu satellite is intended to prove the indigenously developed camera system for imaging the earth in the near infrared region and test image processing algorithms, evaluate global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver for its use in satellite navigation.

VesselSat will be used to detect ships at sea automatically from the signals they emit in the regions covered by it. The satellite carries two signal receivers called Automatic Identification System for ships (AIS).

The PSLV rocket has now launched successfully 52 satellites out of 53 it carried - majorly remote sensing-earth observation satellites both Indian and foreign - and has been a major revenue earner for ISRO.

The one failure happened in 1993 when the satellite was not able to reach orbit.

This is the third successful rocket launch for ISRO this year from India. In April, the agency successfully launched remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 and two others. In July, communication satellite GSAT-12 was put in orbit.

The PSLV is a four stage (engine) rocket powered by solid and liquid propellants alternatively. The first and third stages are fired by solid propellant and the second and fourth stages are fired by liquid propellant.

ISRO has developed three PSLV variants. The first is the standard variant weighing around 290 tonnes with six strap-on motors measuring 11.3 metres with a fuel capacity of nine tonnes.

The other two rocket variants are the PSLV Core Alone without the six strap-on motors and PSLV-XL with longer strap-on motors measuring 13.5 metres having a fuel capacity of 12 tonnes of solid fuel.

Indias PSLV-C18 successfully launched

India on Wednesday successfully launched PSLV-C18, carrying a climate monitoring and three other satellites, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

Climate monitoring Megha-Tropiques and three other satellites successfully placed in orbit.

Megha Tropiques, climate monitoring satellite, is an Indo-French collaboration to study climatic and atmospheric changes in tropical regions. With the launch of this satellite, India becomes the second nation in the world in launching this space mission.

The satellite will look down at the earth from around 800 km low earth orbit and is expected to enable the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to forecast weather in a more precise manner.

Along with Megha-Tropiques, Indian Space Research Organisations workhorse Polar Satellite Launch vehicle (PSLV) also shot into space three nano satellites--VesselSat - 1 from Luxembourg, SRMSat from SRM University, Chennai, and Jugnu from IIT, Kanpur.

The four satellites were injected into orbit one after another in clockwork precision about 26 minutes after PSLV lifted off in a plume of smoke at 11 AM, in a mission described as a grand success by ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan.

PSLV-C18 has been a grand success. Very precisely, four satellites were injected in space orbit and the difference between what we planned and what we achieved is just two km over an altitude of 867 km, he told scientists after the launch.

The rocket first injected the 1000-kg Megha-Tropiques satellite into an orbit of 867 km altitude at an inclination of 20 degrees with respect to the equator.

Megha-Tropiques carries three payloads - two by French space agency CNES (Centre National dEtudes Spatiales) and onejointly by ISRO and CNES - and a complementary scientific instrument.

ISRO has built the satellite at a cost of Rs 80 crore with equal contribution from CNES.

Megha-Tropiques (Megha meaning cloud in Sanskrit and Tropiques denoting tropics in French) will investigate thecontribution of water cycle in the tropical atmosphere to climate dynamics.

Campus recruitment: Tier-2 students feel left out

Top IT companies handed out record placements recently in recruiting students from deemed universities like SRM, SASTRA and VIT.

But self-financing engineering college students have not been so lucky. They feel that the companies, in not conducting their placement drives in their colleges, have done nothing for them. They are convinced that companies should recruit students using the NASSCOM Assessment of Competence — Technology (NAC-Tech).

Several students have posted their scathing comments on the social networking site Facebook.

Ramnath, a student, revealed that in some colleges companies directly select the toppers without an aptitude round. But a topper from a Tier-II college does not get this opportunity even though both students may have the same percentage of marks. An academic topper cannot be considered to have 100 per cent aptitude and communication skills. This is not fair on the part of companies, he says.

Rayala Mounika, another student, complained that companies do not give importance to colleges in tier-II towns and cities. Echoing the sentiments of his friends, Hari Anant said it is imperative to consider a national level test for placements as it will provide a level playing field to all students irrespective of their college.

There should be one common test for all companies as it will make life easier for students. Holding of such a national test would break the monopoly of so called reputed colleges and will also lead to reduction in capitation fees collected by these colleges. The reputed colleges are opposing this test as it will affect their market share, he pointed out.

Priya Natraj, parent of a student studying in a Tier-II college, also criticises the companied for not considering recruiting from Tier-II colleges. The need for an exam to check the talent hidden in students and not one that merely considers the exam marks is what students are asking for.

People may have great talent in a particular field but may not be good in all fields, which means they cant perform well in whichever exam they take. Criteria more than just marks in an examination should be taken into consideration to assess talent, says Sathiesh Mg.

Mr Shankar Srinivasan, chief people officer, Cognizant said, While Cognizant visits about 100 premier engineering institutions across the country for cost-of-search reasons, the company recognizes that exceptionally good talent also resides outside of these premier institutions. It is for this reason that Cognizant also does off-campus hiring of fresh graduates with good academic credentials through consolidated campus hiring drives organized by leading universities across the country.

Satellite ‘Megha-Tropiques’: Isro gears up to launch into a new orbit

Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch the Megha-Tropiques satellite on October 12.


ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan on Saturday announced the Indo–French satellite will be launched at 11am on October 12 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

Megha-Tropiques (Megha means cloud in Sanskrit and Tropiques means tropics in French) is aimed at understanding the lifecycle of convective systems and to their role in the associated energy and moisture budget of the atmosphere in the tropical regions.

"As the Megha-Tropiques will contribute to the precipitation measurement mission, it is beneficial to climate research globally. There is a request from US and European Space agencies to use the data, which will be available three months after the launch," he said.

He said 21 principal investigators from US and Europe would study the data retrieved from the satellite, which will carry an Imaging Radiometer Microwave Analysis and Detection of Rain and Atmospheric Structures, a six-channel Humidity Sounder, a four-channel Scanner for Radiation Budget Measurement and GPS Radio Occultation System .

Three other satellites, Jugnu and SMRSAT, designed and developed by the IIT-K and SMR University, respectively, and one from Luxembourg will piggyback the satellite.

India launching satellite to study tropical climate

Bangalore: India will launch on Oct 12 a dedicated satellite to study climatic and atmospheric changes in the tropical regions in collaboration with the French space agency, a top space agency official said on Saturday.

"All going well, we will launch the satellite, Megha-Tropiques, Oct 12 to an orbit of 870 km with an inclination of 20 degrees to the equatorial region to study the life cycle of convective systems and their role in the energy and moisture budget of the atmosphere in tropical regions," state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Radhakrishnan said.

The 1,000 kg satellite will be launched on a 230 tonne rocket (polar satellite launch vehicle) from the space agency's spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, off the Bay of the Bengal, about 80 km north-east of Chennai.

"The satellite will carry an imaging radiometer microwave analysis and detection of rain and atmospheric structures(MADRAS), a six channel humidity sounder(SAPHIR), a four channel scanner for radiation budget measurement(SCARAB) and GPS radio occultation system (GPS-ROS)," Radhakrishanan said.

Being a joint venture between India and France, the Indian space agency will bear the launch cost of Rs 90 crore. For the cost of the satellite payload, ISRO has incurred Rs 80 crore and the state-run French space agency, Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) has contributed Rs 300 crore.

Of the three instruments in the satellite, MADRAS has been built jointly by ISRO and CNES, while other two have been built by the French space agency.

"About 30 minutes after lift-off, the space agency's telemetry, tracking and command network(ISTRAC) will take control of the satellite and the three instruments onboard will be switched on within in the following three weeks," Radhakrishnan said.

The satellite will be made operational after three-month of characterization and validation.

"In addition, the mission will carry three nano-satellites, a 3kg remote sensing satellite 'Jugnu' of the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT-Kanpur), a 10kg SRMSAT of the SRM University in Chennai, and a 30kg VesselSat of Luxumbourg," Radhakrishnan added.

ISRO to launch 2 satellites this month

BANGALORE: When ISRO Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle blasts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota later this month, the dreams of about 100 students would be realised.For over three years now, students from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and the Chennai-based SRM University have been working on the design and development of two nano satellites.Jugnu and SRMSAT designed and developed by the IITK and SRM University, respectively, will ride piggy-back on the Indo-French Megha-Tropiques when it will be launched from the spaceport later this month.

Professor Nalinaksh S Vyas, Jugnu project coordinator, told DNA that over 50 students from IITK were currently in Bangalore to give final touches to the satellite. Final tests and integration are currently on at the ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, he said.

According to the Jugnu team, the programme development started in 2008 with a team of just three students and over time, the team has grown to 50 students drawn from I year undergraduate course to final year postgraduate courses and 14 professors from different disciplines.The main objectives of the mission are to initiate research activities for the development of MEMS-based Nano-satellite, to test new cheap solutions for the future cost-effective space missions, to set the path for future upgradations and study such validation concepts for possible upgradations.

The SRMSAT is a 10 kg satellite, which has been designed and developed by SRM University's Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering students. The satellite will monitor green house gases in the atmosphere.ISRO has in the past launched student satellites. The space agency had launched STUDSAT, Indias first pico-satellite which was developed by a consortium of seven engineering colleges from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.It had also launched the Indo-Russian satellite YOUTHSAT for stellar and atmospheric studies earlier this year.IIT Kanpur students who are part of the project.

SRM students showcase high-speed car

A group of 40 students from SRM university have developed an all-terrain vehicle and a high-speed prototype racing car.

They showcased their car on Tuesday at SRMs annual tech fest — Aaruush.

Team captain and fourth year B.Tech (Automobile Engineering) student Pritham Reddy said that the car was fitted with a Maruti 800 petrol engine and could go up to 110 km per hour.

We worked for more than eight months to develop this car to take part in an automotive competition. We got funds to the tune of Rs 7 lakh from several corporates to design the car, Mr Reddy said.

The team from SRM university took part in a racing event recently and bagged the Best Marketed Car award.

We aspire to take part in many such competitions and also improve its capabilities, Mr Reddy added.
Similarly, another team consisting of 25 members has developed an all terrain vehicle that can be used on almost all surfaces.

The car competed against several other teams at BAJA SAE India held at Pritampur in Madhya Pradesh this year.

The team of students from Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, SRM university, also won the Best Innovation award in the DRDO student innovation project contest held recently.

Mr S. Christopher, director of DRDOs centre for air-borne systems, witnessed the students demonstration in the presence of VIT university vice-chancellor Mr M. Ponnavaikko and registrar Mr N. Sethuraman.

US diplomat regrets dirty Tamils comment

U.S. Vice Consul Maureen Chao on Saturday regretted having used the words dark and dirty to describe Tamils in the course of her speech at a private university at suburban Kattankulathur.

Addressing a semester abroad programme orientation at the SRM University on Friday, Ms Chao got a bit carried away, perhaps by the cheering from the large gathering of students, and made a hurried and obviously unprepared trip back in time to recall her own trip to India as a student two decades ago.

She said she took a 24-hour train trip from Delhi to Orissa but the journey consumed thrice that time and when she finally reached her destination, her skin became dirty and dark, like the Tamilians . A newspaper reported her racist comment on Saturday morning.

Responding swiftly, the U.S. Consulate General here issued a statement regretting Vice Consul Chao s indiscretion.

Referring to her speech describing positive memories from her own study-abroad experiences in India 23 years ago, it said, Ms Chao made an inappropriate comment .

Ms Chao deeply regrets if her unfortunate remarks offended anyone, as that was certainly not her intent , the USCG statement said, recalling that during her recent visit to India, Secretary Hillary Clinton had noted that the US-India partnership is based on our shared values of democracy, liberty and respect for religious and cultural diversity .

The U.S. Consulate in Chennai and the U.S. mission in India are committed to upholding these shared values .

A late evening release from the government said chief minister Ms Jayalalithaa wrote to consul general Ms Jennifer McIntyre taking strong exception to Ms Chao s comment and demanding an apology.

This remark which smacks of racism is highly condemnable.You will agree that this remark of the Vice-Consul is an affront to all Tamils. I would like to request you to impress upon Ms Maureen Chao that she has to withdraw this remark and also apologise for having made such a comment.

Jaya condemns US diplomat s remarks; demands apology

TN Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa condemned the statement of US diplomat on Tamilians - PTI file photo

The Tamil Nadu Government on Saturday condemned the remarks of dark and dirty Tamilians by a US diplomat with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa alleging it smacked of racism and an affront to all Tamilians.

Demanding an apology from US Vice-Consul Maureen Chao who had remarked that her skin became dirty and dark like the Tamilians after a 72-hour train trip, Jayalalithaa said the remark was highly condemnable

This remark which smacks of racism is highly condemnable. You will agree that this remark of the Vice Consul is an affront to all Tamils, she said in a letter to Jennifer McIntyre, Consul General, US Consulate, Chennai.

She urged McIntyre to impress upon Chao that she has to withdraw this remark and also apologise for having made such a comment on Tamils

During a speech at the the SRM University yesterday, Chao said I was on a 24-hour train trip from Delhi to Orissa.

But, after 72 hours, the train still did not reach the destination... and my skin became dirty and dark like the Tamilians .

Following her controversial remark, the US Consulate termed it inappropriate. In a release it said During the speech Ms. Chao made an inappropriate comment. Ms. Chao deeply regrets if her unfortunate remarks offended anyone, as that was certainly not her intent .

The Consulate said the diplomat was describing positive memories from her own study experiences in India 23 years ago .

Dakshina in elite league

S. Dakshinamoorthy, 54, has joined the elite band of Indian volleyball coaches who have attended a FIVB Level-III course.

The SAI coach, who is on deputation to the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, was among the 26 candidates from 13 countries to take part in the top course at Bangkok, Thailand, from July 2 to 7.

Dakshinamoorthy deserves the honour thoroughly as his toil over the last 15 years polished many a gem at SDAT s centre of excellence in Chennai. For a talented volleyball player from a far-flung area in Tamil Nadu, the coach has been a beacon of hope.

S. Karthi, an attacker from the SDAT centre, is attending the ongoing senior national camp at Tiruchendur. It is a big honour because he has made it to the top directly from an academy. Almost all the teams in the recently concluded Indian Volley League had a Dakshinamoorthy product.

Dakshinamoorthy has made SRM University (SDAT supplies players to SRM) a major force at the national level. SRM are so strong in volleyball that their presence in the all-India inter-university final is a given these days.

The coach is happy that he got a chance to attend the Level-III course. It is the pinnacle in coaching. When I started off three decades ago, I never imagined that I would reach this level. I must thank the Volleyball Federation of India and the SDAT for their support all along, he said.

Dakshinamoorthy said the course has refreshed his mind. If you work in the same field close to 30 years, monotony sets in. Attending the training programme has rejuvenated me. I m ready for new challenges now. I hope to discharge my duties with passion and dedication until my retirement, he added.

The experienced coach said he learned a lot about long-term planning and the importance of technology at Bangkok.

From my interactions with other coaches and course instructors, it became clear we are on the right track in tactics. But we need to step up in professionalism, he added.

Dakshinamoorthy s main task at the course was preparing players psychologically before a match. There were also queries on the structure of the Volleyball Federation of India and its marketing activities. I was also asked about the co-operation between clubs and national team management in India, he said.

Evaluation of a match between the senior men s teams of Australia and Thailand was the most important practical lesson of the training programme. Dakshinamoorthy was specifically asked to analyse the performance of Thailand s outside hitter.

I have done my best. I m awaiting the results, the coach said. For a man who is doing such stellar grassroots work, passing out with flying colours shouldn t be a problem.

Delhi to host Indian Youth Science Congress

The third edition of Indian Youth Science Congress (IYSC) will be held in Delhi for three days from July 2.

Chennai based M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) and SRM University and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, will be the organisers of the Congress in NAAS campus in Delhi, MSSRFs youth co ordinator Parasuram said here.

This is for the the first time IYSCs session will be conducted outside Chennai.

We chose Delhi because we want the whole nation to participate in it. We will give the event a rotation in the coming years, he said.

The Congress is expecting over 5,000 research papers this year.

Software to help police track crime, criminals

GUWAHATI, Oct 25 – Three young engineers from Assam have developed something that can give a much-needed fresh look to the crime and criminal record system of Assam Police. Interestingly, the technology is on offer free-of-cost.

A software, tagged as Fastrack- An FIR Management Information System, which not only will make registering of FIR a comparatively hassle-free job, but would make access to past record just a click away.

Nilotpal Dev Sarmah and Arnav Bora, both pass-out of the SRM University, Chennai, along with Bijoy Kalpa Hazarika, NIT, have designed thesoftware taking Geetanagar police station as the model police station.

This comes at a time when the Assam Police department or for that matter even a common man, continue to await any benefits of ambitious programmes like the Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) in the State, which promised to change the traditional methods of keeping track on crime and criminals.

The format is designed in such a manner that it apart from ensuring easy access to past records and status of any particular case or person would also ensure speedy verification of any person as and when required, said Bijoy Kalpa Hazarika, one of the developers of thesoftware while talking to The Assam Tribune.

Statistical analysis or case studies too would become much easier with the use of this technology, he pointed out, adding that the group would not charge anything if the project is endorsed by the department concerned.

The software is developed in such a manner that it can be used by a person with even the basic knowledge about computer. However, to avoid any unauthorized access, we have kept the provision of encrypted password, Arnav Bora stated.

Arnav went onto state that with the number of criminal cases increasing at a rapid pace, the software would go along way in relieving policemen from day-to-day paper work and concentrate on other important areas.

Nilotpal Dev Sarmah reiterated that the software could be used without incurring much cost.

One just needs to have a computer and upload the database from the files to the computer information. We are pretty sure that once this is implemented, policing in our State would become much more effective, Nilotpal added.

All three of us are presently working with various reputed IT firms. We do not want anything in return but hope that this would help in minimizing the problems faced by the policemen, which in return would ensure a healthy environment, Nilotpal stressed.

The trio would now make a demo of the software before some of the senior police officials.

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