Chandrababu Naidu unveils SRM University
Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu unveiled the master plan for the new and fast upcoming SRM University, which is set to commence programs in engineering from August of this year.
“SRM is embracing a new method of learning, not seen before in India. We will emphasize practical and application oriented learning via projects and lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our classrooms. We would like to create a world class environment for our students here at SRM University, AP – Amaravati; and we want to help them create tomorrow”, says Dr. P Sathyanarayanan, president of SRM University, AP – Amaravati.
To help them in this endeavour SRM University, AP – Amaravati has brought in many multinational institutions. Perkins + Will, a reputed international architecture firm with many decades of experience is conceptualizing the design of the university. This will be constructed by the eminent Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Aiding them in recruitment of senior administrative and academic members are international search firms Perret Laver and Society, who specialize in the higher education space.
SRM University, AP – Amaravati is currently establishing partnerships with reputed international universities from the US, the UK and Singapore. With support from these international institutions, there will be a significant focus on both pure and applied research in areas of renewable energy, space technology, IoT, blue economy, nanotechnologies, and many more.“Developing research led universities is fundamental to the progress of the state and the nation. We aim to do just that by bringing solutions to the problems that plague today’s world”, says Narayana Rao, Pro–Vice Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati.
This university is aimed to become first integrated inter disciplinary institutions offering courses in Engineering, Management, law, medical sciences, pure sciences and liberal arts.
Additionally, SRM University, AP – Amaravati, along with the Chief Minister, is launching an incubation centre “SHRISTI” – SRM Habitat for Research and Innovation in Science and Technology for Industries to make its university a hub of innovation of development.
SHRISTI aims to create 100 companies and generate 10,000 jobs in next 10 years. This innovation centre will provide customised build-up space and research infrastructure with supporting services.