SRM University – AP, Amaravati held its annual board meeting and a landmark university conference on January 24, 2019, at its campus. This was followed by strategy meetings with the VC advisory board to work out details for a competitive vision and future for the university; and advisory board town halls with faculty and students.
SRM AP is embarking on a significant expansion plan with greater resources and programs for faculty research and with an aim to enhance the student learning experience, new international collaborations to integrate innovation and technology-driven pedagogies such as active learning forums into the curriculum.
According to SRM AP VC Jamshed Bharucha, active learning forum principles are based on the science of learning which enables students to better retain what they have learned increases their comprehension of complex ideas, VC express the importance of active learning, advance research and career development will be the area’s university will excel in coming years.
SRM AP board of governors and management in attendance include P. Sathyanarayanan, President, SRM AP, Jamshed Bharucha, Vice Chancellor, SRM AP, Elizabeth Bradley, President, Vassar College, Nicholas Dirks, Emeritus Chairman, UC Berkeley, Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego, Prasant Mohapatra, Vice Chancellor Research, University of California -Davis, Kerry Healey, President, Babson College, and Damodar Acharya, Former Director, IIT Kharagpur.
At the conference, in addition to SRM AP board members, participants were from the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Board. These include leading academics from Tufts, Dartmouth, UC Berkeley, Cooper Union, Olin College of Engineering, and Vassar. Among these, are distinguished leaders in their disciplines such as Teresa Dahlberg, Dean of Engineering, Syracuse, Patricia Jackson, VP Development, Brown, Margaret Newell, Deputy Provost, Harvard, Rajini Srikanth, Dean, Liberal Arts School, University of Massachusetts, and Niranjan Bose, Senior Advisor, Bill Gates foundation.
About SRM University AP – The University focuses on multi-stream discipline covering diverse fields. Such as from engineering to medicine and from liberal arts to management. SRM has partnered with the world’s best names to establish this University. For example, the architecture of this new campus is with Perkins+Will, American architects who have designed some of the leading universities in the world. Perrett Laver and Society, are involved in the recruitment of senior leadership roles and faculty.
The admission to SRM AP for the academic year is now open. The application forms are available on the website of the University – srmap.edu.in. The candidates have to apply and qualify the entrance exam known as SRM Joint Entrance Examination for Engineering (SRMJEEE) 2019 to be able to take admission in the university. The 10+2 qualified or qualifying candidates in 2019 are eligible to apply for the SRMJEEE 2019.