GITAM University is a deemed-to-be University that aims to become a global leader in higher education. Keeping in mind the technological advancements of the world, it maintains a high sense of discipline and an encouraging environment. Read on to know more about the recent happenings at the University.
65th Congress of ISTAM at GITAM
Date: September 14, 2020
GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad is going to organize the prestigious for-day international virtual conference on ‘The Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics’ (ISTAM) on December 9-20, 2020. It is the 65th Congress of ISTAM and organizing by the Department of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering in association with IIT Kharagpur.
The main aim of this conference is to provide an opportunity to bring together leading experts in Fluid Mechanics and Solid Mechanics subject from teaching and research areas. It is also provides an opportunity to enrich the knowledge of young researchers in the field of fluid mechanics and solid mechanics. Highly expertise persons from various countries are going to deliver plenary talks in this conference on virtual mode.
The academicians not only from India but also from Abroad are going to participate in this conference. Young Scientist award will also be given in this conference. The conference invites submission of papers with the conference theme. The last date for the registration is 15th September 2020
Two new members join GITAM’s Governing Body
Date:Aug 06, 2020
Two eminent personalities, Shri K. Padmanabhaiah, former Home Secretary of India and Dr. Gullapalli Nageswara Rao, the Founder of LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad have joined GITAM’s Governing Body here on Wednesday. They both had highly distinguished careers in public service; K Padmanabiah in the bureaucracy and G Nageswara Rao in healthcare. Mr. M. Sribharat, the President of GITAM, extended a warm welcome to the new members and said it’s GITAM’s honour and privilege to have them on the board. He felt that each of them comes to GITAM with decades of leadership in their respective fields and that they are well-aligned to GITAM’s goal of changing the world for better through education.
K Padmanabiah, a 1962 batch IAS officer, served the Government of Maharashtra and the Government of India in various capacities in crucial sectors such as internal security, energy, aviation, urban development and agriculture. He was the Central Government’s key interlocutor for peace talks with the Naga militants for over a decade. He also chaired the committee set up by the Central Government tasked with suggesting structural changes in the Indian Police system. In 2008, he was conferred with Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India. He is currently serving as the Chairman of Administrative Staff College of India at Hyderabad.
G Nageswara Rao is an Indian ophthalmologist who in the midst of a brilliant medical career in the USA began to feel the tug of the motherland. Looking at the quality of medical care in the USA and the kind of institutions they have built-in that country he began to ask himself, ‘Why can’t we build similar institutions in India?’ He returned to India in 1987 to set up the not-for-profit LV Prasad Eye Care Institute (LVPEI) in Hyderabad which introduced quality eye care to Andhra Pradesh and India. Since then, LVPEI, which works towards preventing avoidable blindness, has made a difference to over 15 million people. He was conferred with the Padma Shri award by the Central Government in 2002 and inducted to the Ophthalmology Hall of Fame in 2017.
The meeting was attended by all the existing Governing Body members including GITAM Vice-President Prof. M.Gangadhara Rao, Secretary B.V.Mohana Rao, Joint Secretary M.Bharadwaj and Treasurer B.S.S.N.Raju.
GITAM donates Rs.25 Lakhs to CM Relief Fund
Date: April 06, 2020
M. Sri Bharat, President of Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, popularly known as GITAM donated Rs.25 lakhs to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on Saturday for the assistance of COVID-19 victims. Sri Bharat, who met Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries and IT E&C Minister Sri K.T.Rama Rao today and handed over the cheque in the august presence of Medak MP Sri Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, GITAM Hyderabad Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad and Resident Director DVVSR Varma. Sri Bharat also lauded the state government efforts ensuring immediate relief to the needy in this hour of crisis.
Hand Sanitizer Developed by GITAM School of Pharmacy
Date: Mar 20, 2020
To keep effective control on the spread of diseases and for maintaining general cleanliness and hygiene of the personnel, GITAM School of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, has taken an initiative to develop a hand sanitizer.A team of experts comprising of Professor G. Shiva Kumar, Principal, GITAM School of Pharmacy, Dr. Rakesh Barik and Dr. Sinoy Sugunan, Assistant Professors, GITAM School of Pharmacy, developed the hand sanitizer in the laboratory of School of Pharmacy.
The hand sanitizer comprising of Isopropyl alcohol (70%), glycerin (3%) and orange oil (2 %) will be kept at various places in the university campus for the use of all the students, faculty and non-teaching staff.Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad; DVVSR Varma, Resident Director and Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Students Affairs appreciated the faculty team on their efforts to develop an indigenous hand sanitizer.
GITAM inaugurates Sports Fest
Date: December 30, 2019
GITAM recently inaugurated the 4th edition of National Inter-collegiate Invitation Sports Fest (GUSTO-2K19-20) at its campus. The grand opening ceremony was graced by Mr. B.Hari Krishna Prasad, International Basketball Player as Chief Guest.
The inaugural ceremony commenced with the invocation which was followed by the Oath taking ceremony and torch relay culminating in the lighting of the torch. The sports teams from various colleges administered the solemn oath. The torch which was taken around the ground symbolizes the vibrant hopes of the sporting students that were flying high.
The events for the fest include Volleyball, Kabaddi, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis and Chess (both for boys and girls); Through Ball (only for girls) and Cricket and Football (only for boys). A total of 30 to 35 colleges and 1400 players from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu participated in this 2-day sports fest. The winners received the trophies and certificates in the valedictory session.
Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Student Affairs presided over the program and vote of thanks proposed by M. Narayana Rao, Assistant Physical Director, GITAM Hyderabad. Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, Principal School of Science, Prof. Y. Lakshman Kumar, Dean, and Director, GHBS and Prof. G.S.Kumar, Principal, School of Pharmacy also took part in the inaugural session.
GITAM celebrates Brotherhood Day
Date: December 30, 2019
Charaiveti - a student body at GITAM Hyderabad recently celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day in its multi-purpose hall to commemorate the historic speech delivered by Swami Vivekananda in the world religious conference in 1893.
Dr. Mahesh Jupaka, Director, Community Health Services, Maheshwara Medical College, who was the chief guest on this occasion, by quoting Swami Vivekananda said that ‘one fundamental doctrine of Hinduism is that all men are different, there being unity in variety’.
He further added that Unity in diversity as an ideal essential to national consolidation and progress and advised the youth to follow Swami Vivekananda’s teachings which would keep them close to their cultural roots. He emphasized on the self-transformation among the youths to see the dream of Swami Vivekananda of a prosperous India in the right perspective comes true.
Earlier, a medical camp was also organized by the team Cheraiveti, which was attended by a number of staff of GITAM. Maheshwara Medical College, Chitkul conducted this medical camp where the doctors conducted a free check-up of almost 250 patients and provided free medicine also. The camp included free medical consultation, ENT, BP and Sugar screening and nutrition advice.
The housekeeping staff, sub-staff, security personnel, and office staff appreciated and thanked team Charaiveti for organizing medical camp on the auspicious occasion of ‘Brotherhood Day’ Celebration.
Nine Guinness Records to a GITAM Student
Date: December 19, 2019
GITAM Hyderabad B.Tech 4th year CSE student, Shivali Johri Srivastava, her Mother Kavita Johri Srivastava and father Anil Srivastava jointly secured their seventh, eighth and ninth Guinness World Records for the largest display of 6,001 Origami whales, 2,500 Penguins, and 1,451 Origami Maple. These figures were made out of origami paper. The record has just been confirmed after the validation and submission of a corroborating video.
This record will also be considered as a record as the highest number of records held by one family in Hyderabad (nine Guinness World records!). Shivali family thanked for the support and encouragement by GITAM Hyderabad Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Dr. Mallikarjun and entire GITAM family.
Earlier, Shivali family secured six Guinness World Records for the largest display of 1,251 different handmade paper dolls, 7,011 uniquely quilled flowers, handmade paper quilled dolls of 2,111 different ones, origami whales consists of 3,501, origami penguins of 2,100 and 6,132 origami citrus fruits inflated lemons. She also secured ten Assist World Records and one Unique World Record.
GITAM Resident Director DVVSR Varma, School of Technology Principal Prof. N.Seetaramaiah, School of Science Principal Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, School of Pharmacy Principal Dr. G.S.Kumar, School of Architecture Director Prof. Sunil Kumar, GHBS Dean & Director Prof. Y.Lakshman Kumar, HoDs, Faculty and students congratulated them on their achievement.
Exciting Science Expo at Karimnagar
Date: December 18, 2019
GITAM Hyderabad and Alphores Educational Institutions are set to organize a two-day ‘Open House and Science & Technical Expo’ at Alphores E-Techno School, Kothapally, Karimnagar from December 20 – 21, 2019. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the institute, Prof. N.Siva Prasad and Alphores Chairman Narender Reddy have jointly confirmed the same.
The expo is in commemoration of the mathematical genius Sri Srinivasa Ramanujan birth anniversary. It is a platform for innovators and creators to apply conceptual knowledge to bring about sustainable progress in society, leading towards the improvement and betterment of mankind.
Major Highlights:Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) model, Bed of nails, Hydrogen Car, Planetarium show, Aero models, Magnetic levitation, Speaking Robots, Wireless energy transfer, and other 300 exciting experiments would be the highlight of this expo.
Interested schools can bring their students to visit the exhibits freely. The selected abstracts would be published in a Souvenir and the cash prizes would be awarded to the best three models based on the reviewer committee. The students displaying their models will receive certificate and memento.
GITAM organizes a Guest Lecture on HPTLC
Date: December 17, 2019
GITAM School of Pharmacy recently organized a guest lecture session on “High-Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC): Practical Applications” in the institute premises. The guest speaker was Ms. Sneha Singh, Technical Analyst of Anchrom Enterprises, Mumbai was the guest speaker at the event.
She started the lecture by giving a descriptive presentation on the principles of applications of HPTLC in the pharmaceutical industries. Ms. Sneha explained that in the recent scenario it is mandatory to carry out analytical procedures using HPTLC in industries as per the regulatory bodies’ guidelines. She acquainted the audience with the uses of HPTLC in detecting impurities in food samples, cosmetics, paints, dyes and for forensic purposes. The students showed their interest by asking various queries related to the topic to the guest speaker.
Inauguration of Cricket Tournament at GITAM
Date: December 16, 2019
GITAM Deemed-to-be-University, Hyderabad will organize the 3rd annual Inter Engineering College Sports fest from December 27 to December 28, 2019. As part of this meet, recently an intercollege cricket league match was kick-started by Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
Geetanjali Engineering College won the toss and opted for bowling during the match. But the opponent team represented by CMR College of Engineering won the league by 23 runs. After the league and knockout rounds, the cricket finals will be held at the college. In the forthcoming GUSTO-2019 Sport and Games, events like Volley Ball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Chess and Charms for both boys and girls will also take place.
International Conference on CAE commences at GITAM
Date: December 14, 2019
A two-day 4th International Conference on Computer-Aided Engineering 2019 (CAE-2019) was inaugurated at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently. Dr. N.Kishore Nath, Scientist-G, Project Director, VEDA, Advanced Systems Laboratory, DRDO graced as chief guest in the inaugural session and delivered the keynote address. He briefly explained about the research going on AI & ML at DRDO.
Prof. A.Seshadri Sekhar, IIT Madras was the guest of honor and delivered a talk on ‘The future of rotating machinery condition monitoring, will computers take your job?’ It was followed by another three talks by the experts. Dr. Visha VR Nandigana, IIT Madras on ‘Deep learning for engineering applications’, Rajesh Alla of GE Aviation on ‘Advancements in engine health monitoring through AI & ML’ and S.Shanmugam, MD, Design Desk, Chennai delivered a talk on ‘AI/ML for ‘design/manufacturing’.
Earlier, Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad in his presidential speech told the importance of AI & ML in day to day’s life. By quoting McKinsey's report, he forecasted that 50 percent of jobs available now, will not be there after four to five years. He also opined that there is no engineering branch without computers in the coming future. He advised the audience that by using these two-day sessions fruitfully and enrich their knowledge.
About CAE 2019 aims to bring together the global community which includes academia, researchers, engineers, and managers to a uniquely high-level forum where the latest research topics in computational mechanics and contemporary applications of CAE tools are discussed. It is envisaged that there would be a mutually beneficial updating of knowledge and exchange of ideas between academia and industry.
Aim high and achieve it: JC
Date: December 14, 2019
‘You just can stand and daydream about it. You have actually gone forward and taken some actions. So that you can fulfill your aim’ said Nikhila Reddy, Joint Collector, Sangareddy. She graced as chief guest in the valedictory session of ‘DISHA’ (A forum for competitive exams) second anniversary of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently.
‘You cannot cross the sea by merely standing on the store and staring at it. You cannot achieve anything without actually getting into action’ by quoting Rabindranath Tagore she told. So when you are decided to mould your career is plunge into the sea and get yourself on to the path. Any fight for it, learn, grow and achieve your aim and there is no alternative for it, JC exhorted. She also told that nobody is a perfect man.. no perfect man is born with an absolutely perfect IQ and nobody falls from the sky. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, the person who reinforces their strengths and overcomes their weaknesses is a person will become a winner eventually, don’t give up without actually trying, Nikhila explained.
The JC promised to give one-to-one interaction for the Civil Service (UPSC Exam) aspirants. GITAM Resident Director DVVSR Varma, PR Director Dr. Ravi and ‘DISHA’ coordinator Dr. Joseph Ratna Jayakar felicitated Nikhila on this occasion.
GITAMITE Aiming for 2 more records
Date: December 9, 2019
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad, School of Technology Final year CSE student Shivali Johri Srivastava, her parents Kavita Johri Srivastava and Anil Srivastava, hopes to break tow more new records for the world’s largest display of Origami fish and origami dolls. Their attempt is being adjudicated by Guinness World Records soon.
They have displayed 9,200 Origami fishes and 2,222 Origami dolls, which were made by origami paper. This record was authorized by independent judges after personal witness and with through counting. Earlier, Shivali secured six Guinness World Records for the largest display of 1,251 different handmade paper dolls, 7,011 uniquely quilled flowers, handmade paper quilled dolls of 2,111 different ones, origami whales consists of 3,501, origami penguins of 2,100 and 6,132 origami citrus fruits inflated lemons. She also secured ten Assist World Records and one Unique World Records.
GITAM Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad, School of Technology Principal Prof. N.Seetaramaiah, Dr. D.Mallikarjuna Reddy and students wished her to secure three more Guinness record soon.
GITAM BA students interact with Trainee Civil Service Officers
Date: December 7, 2019
Civil Service aspirants of GITAM School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GSHS), Hyderabad Campus visited Dr. MCR HRD Institute of Telangana to interact with Officer Trainees of All India Civil Services where Mr. K.T.Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Industries and MA&UD, Govt. of Telangana, was the Chief Guest.
Dr. Kanneganti Ramesh Babu, Executive Director, Centre for Human Security Studies facilitated the interaction to ignite young minds. First-year B.A. student Sadrushya said, "Live interaction with the officers is awesome! We are inspired!" 2nd year BA students Sougandhika and Mahamood Aali shared that the experience has motivated them to pursue their dreams with determination and confidence. "The training at GSHS is rigorous but the learning is great fun!" said the students who hope to be there at Dr. MCR HRDI someday as trainee officers.
An MoU with CHSS
GSHS had earlier entered into an MoU with the Centre for Human Security Services (CHSS), a non-governmental Think Tank founded by Dr. Kanneganti Ramesh Babu, for collaboration in academics, research, and student internships. Prof. Y.Prabhavati, Principal (I/c), GSHS and Dr. Ramesh have signed and exchanged the MoUs in the presence of GITAM President M.Sri Bharat, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad and School of Technology Principal Prof. N.Seetaramaiah.
A talk on gaming by Australian at GITAM
Date: December 6, 2019
As the technology evolved many new things were introduced to this world. One of the major entertaining fields in the present world is gaming. To promote the designing of games and animation Mr. Josh Bradbury of the mountains studio from Australia was invited to GITAM University recently.
Josh has worked as lead animator on Apple's Mac Game of The Year 2018: The Gardens Between but hesitates to be confined into a single role - he's happy as long as he can make things look and feel real hecking good. He explained to students – what game designing actually means, the ideals necessary to start designing the games, the resources required to fulfill them and all other things in order to make a complete game.
Students took the talk in a positive and interesting way. Many students who had doubts about creating games got them clarified and got a clear understanding of what game designing means. As their queries got solved, they started working on their own games which are small in scale but a wonderful start for the industry.
GITAM Dignitaries inaugurates Pramana Secretariat
Date: December 5, 2019
The Pramana Secretariat was formally inaugurated by various dignitaries at the GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad Campus recently. A poster on Pramana-2020 for the vide publicity was also released by the authorities.
Hon’ble Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof N.Siva Prasad graced as the chief guest for this inauguration. Dr. P Trinatha Rao took charge as the Convener of Pramana-2020 in the presence of N.Seetharamaiah, Principal of GITAM School of Technology, Prof Y.Lakshman Kumar, Dean and Director of GITAM HBS, Prof G. A. Rama Rao Principal of GITAM School of Science, Prof G. Shiva Kumar principal of GITAM School of Pharmacy, Prof A.Sreeram, Director of student affairs and all the head of the departments.
The auspicious ceremony started with the traditional lamp lighting by the chief guest and all the other dignitaries by the students. Everyone present at the ceremony had taken blessings from the beloved GITAM Founder late Dr M.V.V.S.Murthi. Prof N.Siva Prasad addressed the gathering regarding the goals and achievements of the college fest Pramana. He also expressed his views and had put forward few ideas and valuable suggestions to make the fest a huge success.
GITAM organizes a seminar on Logistics – ‘Lot of opportunities in Logistics’
Date: December 5, 2019
“Logistics plays a vital role in strengthening the economy. It is the lifeline for every other commercial sector. The sector is evolving at a fast pace and infrastructure, and technologies are paving new paths towards growth. It is one of the most important career fields in the world. The work of a logistician begins with bringing in the supplies and raw materials necessary for a business or organization to operate” said Captain Ramanujam, Logistics sector skill council (LSC), who graced as the Chief Guest of the event.
The Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) and GITAM Hyderabad Business School jointly organized this seminar on ‘The Growth of Logistics Industry in India and Career Opportunities for Future Generations’. Both organizations collaborated to launch two UG programs namely, BBA- logistics and BMS- Aviation and Air Cargo. The courses are formally launched and an MoU has been signed, which was attended by several senior personalities from the industries.
Captain Ramanujan said that, in an estimation, logistics jobs will increase in number by 25.5 percent from 2010 to 2020. Nearly every company and organization has a need for logistics workers and managers and more particularly about 50 percent of manufacturing section employees have been engaged in logistics, he told. Captain forecasted that logistics can be a demanding field, and those working in it develop a high level of pride in their jobs.
Prof. Ganeshan, Director, LSC emphasized the need to show the skillset and corporate attitude of budding managers. The above programs (BBA & BMS) students need to undergo an apprenticeship, which is a legal engagement, he told. GITAM Hyderabad Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad and GHBS Dean & Director felicitated the chief guest and guest of honor.
In continuation, two-panel discussions were held on – ‘The Evolution of Logistics Industry in India’ and ‘Growing Career Opportunities in the Logistics Industry’. Sudeep Chatterjee, Rajendraprasad, Dr. Mathru, Dr. Bhanumathi, Roopesh Singh, Prasanth Sinha, and Saurabh Kumar participated in these panel discussions. Prof. Debasish Mukherjee, Associated Professor, GHBS proposed the vote of thanks.
GITAM celebrates National Pharmacy Week
Date:December 3, 2019
Gitam School of Pharmacy, GITAM deemed to be University, Hyderabad, celebrated National Pharmacy Week – 2019. The theme of the current year celebration was “Pharmacist: Your medication counsellor”. In a week-long celebration, various activities like debate, extempore, essay writing and elocution competitions were held for the students.
The program commenced with a welcome address given by Prof. G.S. Kumar, Principal, GITAM School of Pharmacy, Hyderabad. He briefed about the purpose of celebrating National Pharmacy Week. This was followed by addresses of Prof. N. Siva Prasad, Pro Vice Chancellor and Mr. D.V.V.S.R. Varma, Resident Director, GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad.
This was followed by a health awareness rally, inaugurated by Prof. N. Siva Prasad, Pro Vice Chancellor, GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad. On the last day, the guest speakers were Mr. Sharad, Mr. Pawan and Mrs Niveditha, SAS Trainers from IQPRO Analytics Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad. The Principal, faculty members and students along with the guests, participated in the rally. They went to Zila Parishad High School and Zila Parishad Primary Schools at Rudraram. Note books and stationeries were distributed in the schools. The students gave presentations about general health, personal hygiene, cleanliness, dental hygiene and about communicable and non-communicable diseases to the school children.
GITAM organizes Awareness walk for Disha
Date: December 2, 2019
To protest the brutal rape and murder of Disha, GITAMites have organized an awareness walk on campus recently. They paid their condolences to the departed soul of Disha and walked around the campus with placards. Various slogans were raised to bring social consciousness among the student community to make society a better place to live. The slogans included – ‘Respected the sex that gave birth to you’, ‘Being in control of yourself is the true power’, ‘No means No’, ‘End rape culture’ etc. And also they displayed some preventive measures to keep themselves safe when they are exposed to vulnerable situations.
All the students' clubs on the campus came together and participated in this walk and showed their responsibility and gratitude towards society. Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Students Affairs, Directors & Principals of Various Schools, HoDs of various departments, faculty, staff, and students participated in this walk.
Confluence at GITAM Hyderabad
Date: December 2, 2019
GITAM School of Humanities and Social Sciences, GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad Campus, is organizing an intercollegiate event, CONFLUENCE 2019 on December 16 and 17, 2019. Confluence 2019 is a great opportunity for Intermediate/+2, UG and PG students, and young professionals to express views, share ideas, learn new things, win prizes, and have great fun.
It includes a Conference on Culture in the Digital Age; Workshops on – Art; Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Transmedia storytelling. Competitions in Dance & Music (group and solo), Wordsmithery, Spin a Yarn (storytelling and story writing), Poetry Open Mic, Poetry Writing, Critiquing Art. The Conference and Workshops are open to all interested but the competitions are only for students.
International Conference on Stress Management at GITAM
Date: November 29, 2019
International Stress Management Association and GITAM Hyderabad Business School (GHBS) organized the 6th International Conference on Stress Management from November 29 and 30, 2019 at GITAM HBS Campus, Hyderabad. The theme of the ICSM 2019 conference is “Assessments-Interventions-Technologies-Professionalism”.
The Two-day conference includes Presentations of Research Paper, Case Experiences, and Panel Discussions. Delegates got an opportunity to participate in the micro sessions on the topic/ theme of their interests and exposure to various workplace programs, policies, practices and other efforts to manage stress in today’s competitive environment.
Dr. K.V. Ramana Chary, IAS (Retd.), Advisor to Telangana State Government inaugurated the two-day conference as a chief guest by lighting the lamp. He expressed his dismay that in India every five persons one has been suffering from stress. He advised the sufferers to get involved in some work, which gives a lot of satisfaction. After his 45 years of public service, he has not been suffering either BP or Sugar, because of his positive attitude.
Sri PVRK Prasad Memorial Award was presented to Sri K.Padmanabhaiah, IAS (Retd.) Chairman, ASCI. In his response, even though he had work in a more stressful job as Home Secretary in the Union Government, he never felt stress in his duty. He used to walk every day a long way and it helped as a stress buster. ASCI Chairman advised the sufferers to listen to the music and involve in games etc.
Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad presided over the inaugural session. National Stress Management Awards have presented to Prof. K.Ramachandra Reddy, Former Dean, Osmania University, Daniel Greenberg, USA and Alexander Haener of Switzerland. ICSMP certificates were also presented to the students who have completed their 100 hours of learning of stress management.
Prof. Neharika Vohra, IIM, Ahmedabad; Dr. B.Uday Kumar Reddy, President, ISMA; Prof. Y.Lakshman Kumar, Dean& Director, GHBS also took part in the inaugural session. About hundreds of representatives across the globe have been participating in the two-day international conference.
‘Food safety in India: a collective responsibility’
Date: November 29, 2019
Increased consumer awareness and regulatory focus have transformed India’s approach to food safety. Changing reforms continue to play an important role in shaping the industry to ascertain the procurement, provision and production of food products in order to meet the highest standards of safety and hygiene.
In this view, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad organized ‘Food Safety Supervisor Training’ at its camps recently in association with Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Government of Telangana and Food Safety India.
In his chief guest speech, Jitesh V Patel, RDO highlighted that food safety compliance programs in India can be reinforced by adhering to optimum standards of quality. He added that organizations need to improve their reporting to the food regulator for higher compliance and also mentioned that the consumption of safe food is a shared responsibility.
Dr. Anjaneyulu Chaganti, Director - Food Safety India trained the GITAM Hostel and canteen cooks, staff. He said that, while enforcing various policies and reforms, organizations also need to act responsibly by conducting training for employees to convey the significance of quality food and the consequences of non-compliance
GITAM plans to collaborate with UK Universities
Date: November 28, 2019
UK India Business Council, Hyderabad has organized an academic discussion meeting between representatives of more than 10 universities in the U.K with academic and educational professionals from Hyderabad. This meeting facilitated mutual interaction, giving an opportunity to explore possible academic and research collaborations with researchers and academicians in U.K universities.
Prof. G.A. Rama Rao, Principal School of Science and Prof. N. Seetharamaiah, Principal School of Technology, on the invitation, represented from GITAM Hyderabad. Universities such as Manchester Metropolitan University, University of ESSEX and many more Universities evinced interest to collaborate with Indian Universities in UG, PG and Research programs. With these, they invited students to pursue part of their curriculum in Universities in their country.
The discussions held at the event were very elaborate, highlighting the scope for Indian students to get exposure to advanced research facilities in Universities. Following this meeting, GITAM Hyderabad is in contact with some of these Universities to collaborate with programs in Engineering, Science, Management, and Humanities.
GITAM celebrates Constitution Day
Date: November 26, 2019
Constitution Day was celebrated at GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad recently. GITAM Resident Director DVVSR Varma, NSS Coordinators Dr. P.V. Nagendra Kumar, Dr. Bijaya Ketan Sahoo addressed and welcomed the students on this occasion.
They told the importance of the day. They said that November 26 has a unique historical significance as it was on this day in 1949 that the Constitution was adopted, and, thereafter, came into force on January 26, 1950, marking the beginning of India as a republic. They added that the main aim of declaring November 26 as the Constitution Day of India is to spread awareness of Fundamental Duties enshrined in the Constitution of India and to spread awareness about its architect. NSS Volunteer administered the oath.
‘Liaisons plays major role’
Date: November 25, 2019
GITAM School of Pharmacy organized a guest lecture session at the institute premises recently. The guest speaker was Dr. Nagashekhara Molugulu, Industry Liaison in Charge, School of Pharmacy, Monash University, Malaysia. The topic of the lecture was “Recent Updates in the World Pharmaceutical Industry”.
In the lecture, Dr. Nagashekhara gave a descriptive presentation on the current scenario of pharmaceutical industries at the global level. He explained the process of developing a new drug and launching it in the market. He also told about the importance of having liaisons between pharmaceutical industries and academic institutes for a better understanding of the core concepts of pharmaceutical sciences. The students asked various queries related to the topic to the guest speaker.
GITAM School of Pharmacy holds a workshop on Awareness on Health & Hygiene
Date: November 21, 2019
The students of B.Pharm sixth semester of GITAM School of Pharmacy, GITAM, Hyderabad, celebrated Children’s day with a noble intention of sharing and donating to school children. The students went to Zila Parishad High School, Rudraram and interacted with the primary, upper primary and high school children. They gave information about general health and hygiene and about common diseases. Various games and other activities were conducted by the Pharmacy students for the school children. The winners were given prizes. Thereafter, notebooks and other stationeries were distributed to all the students. The entire event was organized under the guidance of Prof G. Shiva Kumar, Principal, GITAM School of Pharmacy and all the faculty members of the institute.
GITAM pays rich tributes to Kaloji
Date: November 13, 2019
The death anniversary of Prajakavi Kaloji Narayana Rao was observed at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently. GITAM Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad garlanded the statue of Narayana Rao and paid tributes to him.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Siva Prasad described Kaloji as a great freedom fighter and poet who dedicated his life to public service in the form of a writer, poet and civil rights activist, adding that his life should be an inspiration to youngsters. GITAM Resident Director DVVSR Varma, GSHS Principal (I/c) Prof. Y. Prabhavati, NSS Coordinator Dr. P.V.Nagendra Kumar, Kalakriti Coordinator Dr. Lalita Sridevi, staff and students were also paid rich tributes to the people’s poet.
Raghuveer Narayan Laxmikanth Srinivasa Ram Raja Kaloji (9 September 1914 – 13 November 2002), popularly known as Kaloji Narayana Rao or Kaloji or Kalanna, was an Indian poet, freedom fighter, an anti-fascist and political activist of Telangana. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1992. The Telangana government honored Kaloji's birthday as Telangana Language Day.
GITAM inks pact with Rowan
Date: November 12, 2019
In order to strengthen cross-cultural ties and promote international understanding, academic excellence, international research and development, education for students, faculty and staff, Rowan University and GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently.
Dr. Soumitra Ghosh, Vice-President, Strategic Enrollment Management, Rowan University and GITAM Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad signed on MoU in the presence of Resident Director DVVSR Varma, GHBS Dean & Director Prof. Y.Lakshman Kumar, School of Technology Principal Prof. N.Seetaramaiah, EECE Associate Professor Prof. P.Trinatha Rao, Global Students Recruitment Admissions Director Mark S. Kopenski, Indo-Global Foundation, MD and Director Ashok Kallam and Liban George.
The MoU pays the way to collaborative Research and Development, Student Exchange, Joint Educational Program and Exchange of Academic Personnel. From 2020 academic year onwards, B.Tech CSE, ECE, and Mechanical Engineering and MBA students can pursue their half of the education at GITAM and the rest at Rowan University, the USA under the twinning program. Basing on the success of these programs, further colorations would be initiated.
‘People trending towards self-employment’
Date: November 9, 2019
‘There is a paradigm shift in present-day education. Most of the people trending toward self-employment and entrepreneurship’ said Prof. Kavita Daryani Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture, and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad. She has inaugurated ‘Samalokanam’ an awareness program on Architecture and Design Education at the Institute of Engineers, Khairatabad recently. Prof. Kavita graces as chief guest and lit the lamp as a mark of the inauguration along with Prof. G.Sunil Kumar, Director, GITAM School of Architecture, Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Students Affairs and Muttu Kumar, Vice-President, HMTv.
In her chief guest remarks, Prof. Rao said that the architecture and design institutes have been importing life skills to the students to perform those skills lifelong. She shared her experience with JNAFAU’s alumni meet. Most of the alumni have been performing well and leading the good life in areas like animation, building and design fields. She expresses her dismay that the skills that they learned are might not match at the workplace. She supported to opt the creative professional education to grow in the future.
Earlier, Prof. Sunil Kumar welcomed the guests and told the objective behind to arrange the ‘Samalokanam’ program. He wished that the platform may provide an opportunity for the student to choose a design or architecture course and will clarify the droughts of students as well as their parents.
Rowan Director visits GITAM
Date: November 8, 2019
Rowan University (was founded in 1923) is a public research university in Glassboro, New Jersey, with a medical campus in Stratford, New Jersey and medical and academic campuses in Camden, New Jersey. It’s International Centre Director Dr. Gokhan Alkanat, Ph.D. visited GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently.
He interacted with GITAMites and guided about programs offering at Rowan and the admission criteria, fee structure, minimum requirement to get admission, Indian community at Rowan, residence facility, etc. Dr. Gokhan made it clear that there is no international fee structure in Rowan and they have been charging equal to the domestic students. He answered the quarries raised by the students.
Later Rowan interacted with GHBS Dean and Director Prof. Y.Lakshman Kumar, School of Science Principal Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, School of Technology Principal Prof. N.Sitaramaih and Prof. P.Trinatha Rao. They discussed twinning programs in CSE, Mechanical and Civil Engineering branched along with an MBA. The engineering students can study the first two years at GITAM and they can continue third and final year at Rowan. Similarly, MBS students can complete their master's second year at Rowan. After the deliberations, they came to the conclusion that they will meet again once again in the next week, will sign on an MoU with Rowan for twinning programs, academic and research collaborations, etc.
National University, USA Team Visits GITAM
Date: November 8, 2019
As a result of globalization, academic programs had undergone various changes and international collaboration is inevitable. It helps to exchange of knowledge and human resources. Along with research opportunities and cultural awareness, institutions can offer international experiences, including study abroad programs. In terms of teaching, benefits include curriculum development and degrees formed in collaboration with partner institutions.
In view of the above, a three-member team from National University, San Diego, California, the USA, headed by Brandon Jouganatos, Vice President, Enrolment Management and Student Success visited GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently.
They have interacted with GITAM higher officials and discussed academic and twinning programs, more particularly on Cyber Security, Data Science, Management, Psychology, and Joint Research Programs, etc. After deliberations, they have come up with a conclusion to associate in the selected areas like- Cutting Edge Research, Academic Collaboration, students and faculty exchange program in engineering and management streams, etc.
Brandon has briefed about National University, recognitions, accreditations, location, experience, programs on offer, career and job opportunities, etc. He has screened a video showing life at NU. The three-member team has answered the queries raised by the Heads. GITAM officials shred the brief outline of the university.
GITAM, Hyderabad Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad, GITAM Board of Management member Dr. Ghanta Subba Rao, Chief Innovation Officer Krish, GHBS Dean & Director Prof. Y.Lakshman Kumar, Training & Placements Director Dr. Nathi Venu Kumar, School of Science Principal Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, School of Technology Principal Prof. N.Sitaramaiah, GSHS Principal Prof. Y. Prabhavati and HoDs of various Engineering Departments participated in this discussion.
GITAM to honor ISRO Scientist
Date: November 7, 2019
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad will honor Dr. B.N.Suresh, Hon’ble Chancellor, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram and Distinguished Scientist at ISRO during its 10th Convocation slated for November 15, 2019. The Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) would be conferred on the space scientist. He will be the Chief Guest on this occasion and will deliver the Convocation Address.
Prof. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Hon’ble Chancellor, GITAM will preside over the function. Dr. Gullappli Nageswara Rao, Chairman, Academia Opthalmologica Internationalis, and Sri Chintakindi Mallesham, Inventor of Lakshmi Asu Machine will be the guest of honour. The Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Lit) would be conferred on the duo. About 1,200 students will take the degrees.
GITAM celebrates its 10th Convocation
Date: November 5, 2019
GITAM (Deemed-to-be University) is celebrating its 10th Convocation on November 15, 2019. The Vice-Chancellor and the members of the Board of Management invite all to join them on this auspicious occasion. The event will begin at 3.00 pm at Shivaji Auditorium, GITAM Hyderabad campus.
Prof. K.Ramakrishna Rao, D.Litt., Chancellor of GITAM will preside over the function. And, Dr. B.N. Suresh, Chancellor of Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram & Distinguished Scientist of ISRO will be the Chief Guest and deliver the Convocation address.
International Conference on CAE
Date: November 2, 2019
The Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Technology, GITAM Hyderabad is going to organize a two-day 4th International Conference on ‘Computer Aided Engineering-2019’ at its campus. The event is scheduled from December 13 to 14, 2019.
CAE 2019 aims to bring together the global community which includes academia, researchers, engineers, and managers to a uniquely high-level forum where the latest research topics in computational mechanics and contemporary applications of CAE tools are discussed. It is envisaged that there would be a mutually beneficial updating of knowledge and exchange of ideas between academia and industry. As part of this conference, they are organising invited talks to deliberate various aspects of Artificial Intelligence & Matching Learning Tools and Techniques in Mechanical Engineering, Smart Manufacturing and Electrical and Hybrid Vehicle. They are also conducting poster for students as well as faculty and researchers to exhibit research potential in various streams.
ITAP Award to GITAM Faculty
Date: November 2, 2019
Dr. N. Prasanna Lakshmi, Assistant Professor, Department of English, GSHS of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad, has received the ITAP award 2019 (IDEAL Teaching Awards Program) by TUTORS PRIDE in association with Telangana Government, on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.
As a Nominee, Dr. Prasanna Lakshmi received the award in an illuminating function held at ITC Kohenur, Hitec City recently. ITAP jury selected and honored 150 teachers (a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at 150) among 11,000 nominations that they received for this category. The institute officials, HoDs, Faculty, Staff, and Students appreciated Dr. Prasanna Lakshmi on her achievement.
GITAM Celebrates ‘National Unity Day’
Date: October 31, 2019
Remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's contribution in creating a modern India post-independence, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) was celebrated in GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently. Addressing the gathering, Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad highlighted the great efforts made by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who played an instrumental role in India’s struggle for independence, and later during the integration of the country. Present-day India owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude to the vision, tact, diplomacy and pragmatic approach of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the indomitable man who integrated 562 princely states with the Union of India and prevented the Balkanisation of the newly-independent country. He was administered a Pledge of ‘Rastriya Ekta’. A good number of faculty GITAMites took part in the Pledge Ceremony.
Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, Principal, School of Science, HoDs of various departments, faculty, NSS Coordinator Dr. P.V.Nagendra Kumar and students were also present on this occasion.
GITAM Pays tribute to Homi Bhabha
Date: October 31, 2019
School of Science of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad on Wednesday paid rich tribute to famous nuclear physicist Homi Jehangir Bhabha on his 110th birth anniversary. GITAM, Hyderabad Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad, School of Technology Principal Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, HoDs, Faculty, and students paid tributes to the photo of Homi Bhabha and recalled his services. They appealed that the students have to emulate from Bhabha. Later a documentary on Homi J.Bhabha was screened.
Born on this day in 1909, Bhabha was a nuclear physicist, founding director, and professor of physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TFIR). Colloquially known as ‘father of the Indian nuclear program’, he was the founding director of the Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) which is now named the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in his honor. TIFR and AEET were the cornerstones of Indian development of nuclear weapons which Bhabha also supervised as director. Bhabha died when Air India Flight crashed near Mont Blanc on January 24, 1966.
65% GITAMITES Placed
Date: October 30, 2019
By recruiting 34 students in the campus recruitment drive Japanese system integration company NTT Data; Canadian global information technology consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, and solutions company CGI seven; Global United Health Group family company Optum six and American telecommunications company Verizon five gave a boost to GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad Campus Placements for the academic session 2019-20.
GITAM Placement Facts and Stats
Earlier, Tata Consultancy Services Limited (Indian multinational information technology service and consulting company) was the top recruiter with 136 job offers, followed by Mu Sigma (Management consulting company) with 34 offers an impressive annual package of Rs. 21 lakhs for three years, Virtusa Corporation(Information technology company) with 29, Zensar Technologies (software and services company) with 27, Mindtree (an Indian multinational information technology and outsourcing company) with 25, ValueMomentum (Software & Services company) with 25, Edupolis – Unschool with 12, TA Digital (an innovative digital transformation agency) with 9, ENH ISecure with 6, Prolifics with 5, Data Beat with 2, Axiscades & Hashedin Technologies with one and ValueLabs (IT service management company) with 3 job offers at a package of Rs 16.5 lakhs for three years. So far approximately 65% of the final year eligible engineering students have been placed even before their 7th semester.
The Recruitment Teams were appreciative of the student quality at GITAM, Hyderabad and also praised the University Management for inculcating high standards of skills amongst their students in the field of technical education. GITAM, Hyderabad Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad and Resident Director DVVSR Varma, appreciated the selected students on their achievement.
Think about Entrepreneurship in International Trade and become an Employer
Date: October 29, 2019
Hyderabad Management Association (HMA) Student Chapter of GITAM Hyderabad Business School (GITAM HBS) organized HMA Expert Guest Lecture by Dr. B.V.S.S. Koteswara Rao, Founder & CEO, Global EXIM Institute, Hyderabad, recently. He delivered a talk on “Entrepreneurship Opportunities in International trade”.
Dr. Koteswara Rao shared the details about entrepreneurship opportunities in International trade with the students. He explained the exports and imports scenario in Telangana State. He highlighted the significant contribution of Hyderabad based industries to the International Trade and explained various initiatives taken by the state government for the promotion of exports.
During his talk, Dr. Rao focussed on the opportunities available for students to think about entrepreneurship as an alternative to employment which strengthens the economy of the country in terms of earning foreign currency and generating employment. While explaining the ease with which students can think about international trade, he clarified many doubts which might arise in young minds. The talk on International Trade delivered by Dr. Rao demystified many myths on EXIM operations.
The event was coordinated by Dr. K. Sreekanth, Assistant Professor & Convenor, HMA Student Chapter affairs. Prof. Y. Lakshman Kumar, Dean & Director, GITAM HBS felicitated Dr. Koteswara Rao.
Math all around us: IIT Prof.
‘Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity, and arrangement. Math is all around us, in everything we do. It is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including mobile devices, architecture, art, money, engineering, and even sports’ said G P Raja Sekhar, Professor, Dept of Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur. He has interacted with GITAMites to stress the importance of mathematics, particularly for the Engineering students and later he delivered a guest lecture on ‘A Road map to a career in India’ recently.
Mathematics arises from many different kinds of problems. At first, these were found in commerce, land measurement, architecture, and later astronomy; today, all sciences suggest problems studied by mathematicians, and many problems arise within mathematics itself, he told. The better the math you do, the better you may benefit in making those choices, he opined.
‘In a modern world, math such as applied mathematics is not only relevant, it's crucial. Modern areas of applied math include mathematical physics, mathematical biology, control theory, aerospace engineering, and math finance, etc.’ Prof. Raja Sekhar explained. He also added that, Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) working on math to clustering the data. IIT Professor forecasted that Engineering Algebra might be one of the special subjects in engineering.
GITAM holds Seminar on “Emerging Finance Function in the Digital World”
Date: October 25, 2019
“Digital technologies such as cloud, AI, robotic process automation, intelligent automation, blockchain, and others will absorb much of the manual work that has traditionally taken up the resources of the CFO suite” opine the exports. The future will bring more advanced automation to traditional business processes and operations, and financial executives would do well to learn how to take advantage of this automation sooner rather than later, they ascertained in a Seminar on “Emerging Finance Function in the Digital World” organized by GITAM Hyderabad Business School (GHBS) at its camps recently in association ACCA and ISDC.
The eminent guests like, Sri Piyush Khandelwal, Sri Prabhakar Rao Kotapati, Sri Sabyasachi Mohapatra and Sri Vimal Jain from industry and academia address the Seminar as major resources persons. The proliferation of new and emerging technologies is disrupting traditional business models, enabling startups to upend established businesses. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are automating routine processes and reporting, establishing responsibility for real-time performance information, they told. As more and more processes in the finance function become automated, these proportions will shift. Finance will be spending very little time collecting, cleaning and connecting data and instead will be focused on providing the insights that generate revenue and create value, they have concluded.
GHBS Dean & Director Prof. Y. Lakshman Kumar highlighted the see change happing year to year and growing the importance of the cashless transactions. He told that the digital disruption is crated new opportunities and it all depends on the way we work, the way the workman doing the activity and the workplace, he added.
Taste Of Success! GITAM sees good offers in Phase I of Placement Season
Date: October 22, 2019
The mood is upbeat in GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad since the initial phase of the campus placement program as most of the B.Tech students of 2019-20 graduating batch from Schools of Technology have already bagged job offers even before 7th Semester. The placement season started with a bang and till date, 30 top-notch companies have rolled out job offers for eligible B.Tech students. In an absolute sense, 55% of students have already been placed, over 50 of them bagging multiple offers. The number of placed students is set to rise as some of the companies that participated in the campus recruitment process are yet to declare results.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited (Indian multinational information technology service and consulting company) was the top recruiter with 136 job offers, followed by Mu Sigma with 34 offers (Management consulting company) an impressive annual package of Rs.21 lakhs for three years, NTT Data Corporation (Japanese system integration company) with 34, Virtusa Corporation with 29 (Information technology company), Zensar Technologies with 27 (software and services company), Mindtree with 25 (an Indian multinational information technology and outsourcing company), ValueMomentum with 25 (Software & Services company), TA Digital with 9 (an innovative digital transformation agency) and ValueLabs with 3 job offers (IT service management company) at a package of Rs 16.5 lakhs for three years.
The strong industry-academia linkages to GITAM, its quality of students and faculty as also the high industry relevance of its professional courses have helped it to emerge as a top draw among some of the biggest corporate names from across the globe. GITAM, Hyderabad Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Resident Director DVVSR Varma, Training & Placements Cell Director Dr. Nathi Venu Kumar appreciated the selected students on their achievement.
B.Sc Cultural Fest held at GITAM
Date: October 22, 2019
One-day cultural fest ‘Vidhaan’ of GITAM School of Science B.Sc. (Dr. Reddy’s) students successfully organized on 20th October 2019. One of the main attractions of the festival was the student of the year award, which was received by Mr. Shyamul. Other important events were the group and solo dance and singing. Gully cricket, Volleyball, and Throwball were also organized before this fest and the prizes were given away to the winners. The one-day fest ended with an enthralling performance by the B.Sc. Students. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad was the Chief Guest at the inaugural function of the fest which was also attended by Dr. Rambabu Gundal, Faculty and Dr. Reddy’s officials.
GITAMites bags 1st Prize from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), ISRO
Date: October 22, 2019
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad Aerospace Engineering final year students K.Swarnashree and D.Sai Sahiti bagged first prize from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, ISRO, Sriharikota during World Space Week-2019 celebrations. This event held at Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering, Mylavaram, Vijayawada recently. They have presented a powerpoint presentation on the overview of ‘Aerial Mars Surveyor: Entomopter’ under the guidance of Md. Akhtar Khan, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Department, GITAM. About 600 students across the country took part in World Space Week-2019.
This idea introduced by Robert C.Michelson and NASA has taken patent rights on it. It is an aerial mars surveyor to be sent on Mars very soon and is yet at the development stage. The Entomopter is propelled by a pair of flapping wings driven by a Reciprocating Chemical Muscle (RCM) which is capable of generating autonomic wing beating from a chemical energy source without an ignition source, combustion, or atmospheric oxygen. An Entomopter-based Mars Flyer holds the promise of not only flying slowly over the Martian landscape, but also of serving as a multimode vehicle which could land, take samples, recharge, or communicate, and then take off to continue the survey mission. It even has the potential of returning to its launch point for refueling, downloading of data, or transferring of samples.
GITAM, Hyderabad Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad, School of Technology Principal Prof. Nuthalapati Seetharamaiah, Aerospace Engineering HoD Prof. A.Satyadevi have appreciated the duo on their achievement.
GITAM to hold 10th Convocation Ceremony
Date: October 19, 2019
The 10th Convocation for candidates who have studied at the Hyderabad campus of GITAM Deemed-to-be University will be held on Friday, 15th November 2019 at Shivaji Auditorium. Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad has informed in a press release on Friday.
Candidates from Hyderabad campus qualified for the award of Degrees/ Diplomas during 2018-19 are eligible to apply. The last date for submission of applications is on 2nd November 2019 and with a late fee on 6th November 2019.
GITAM Hyderabad emerges as winners in the Football tournament
Date: October 17, 2019
All the players cheered loudly as the Hyderabad team lifted the winners' trophy at the inter-campus football tournament played at the Hyderabad Campus this week, which was organized by the Department of Physical Education. Teams from all three GITAM campuses — Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru — played each other in the early morning to late evening matches on 17th October 2019; the final was played between Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad. Basing the performance showed in this tournament, GITAM team will be selected among all the players, said Narayana Rao, Physical Director.
Football is a game that requires perseverance, dedication, and hard work. Thus it trains students to become better individuals apart from offering them opportunities for physical exercise and develops the readiness to strive for success. The tournament ignited team spirit and a feeling of sportsman amongst all the players. One could feel the joy, the excitement, the frustration, and aggression – in short, a sea of varying emotions running through all when a goal was hit or miss. The game brought out the best in everybody and assisted in further strengthening the bond between the students.
Earlier, GITAM President Sri M.Sri Bharat inaugurated this tournament in the presence of Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Resident Director DVVSR Varma, and GITAM Sports Committee Secretary Dr. K. Rama Krishna Rao.
GITAM holds Conclave 2019
Date: October 15, 2019
To provide a space for public intellectuals to come and interact with the young minds, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad organized GITAM Conclave 2019 at its campus recently. The aim was to make GITAM as the epicenter of these kinds of intellectual talks and discussions in Hyderabad. The event featured representatives from the areas of academic, economic, healthcare and entrepreneurs.
Dr. K.S.Ratnakar, Chairman, Global Medical Education and Foundation of Global Hospitals inaugurated the Conclave in the presence of Sri M.Sri Bharat, Hon’ble President, GITAM and Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad.
Dr. Ratnakar and Sri Bharat participated in the first panel held a discussion on ‘Universities as center for excellence: Ways and means’. Research makes a difference in the development of education, regulatory framework, and more autonomy also play a major role to standardize a good academic environment, they have opined. At the same time, the ethical aspect of education and social responsibility should be there, they added.
Dr. Ratnakar stressed on good education and he warned that if you destroy education, we will lose everything. To provide good education there is a need for committed faculty, good management, better students, state-of-the-art infra and curiosity & creativity in learning. Sri Bharat said the GITAM would be in India’s top institutions by the next three years and they are aimed to be in global top 100 academic institutes by 2040. Both advised the students to go abroad to learn and come back to serve India.
In the second panel Sri Kutumbara Rao Cherukuri, Ex-Vice Chairman, AP State Planning Board and Prof. K.Nageshwar, Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism, Osmania University discussed on ‘Indian Economy’ (India’s dream of USD 5 Trillion). P.Vasantha Kumar, Business Editor, TV5 News played the role of moderator. When the peoples’ purchasing power increases the country will prosper but not by providing tax reductions and other incentives, the panel opined. The government should come forward to invest in the risk factor areas like startups etc, the advised.
PR and Media cell student coordinators K.Trilok delivered the welcome address and A.Venu Madhav proposed the vote of thanks. GITAMites performed cultural performances as a recreational activity in the conclave. About 500 students participated in this conclave and posed many questions to the panelists.
GITAM organizes Swachh Bharat Campus Drive
As a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, cleaning of the campus was launched at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad by the Hon’ble Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad in the presence of DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Students Affairs and faculty members recently. This program organized by NSS Volunteers in the moral support of Bhumi, an NGO.
Prof. Siva Prasad shared his experience at IIT Madras campus way back in 1994, where they initiated the cleanliness program and which has been continuing till date. He made it clear that when you go to cleaning, you have to do everything. All the officials themselves participated in the cleanliness drive by wearing the hand gloves etc.
The students and faculty teams were assigned the areas to be cleaned and the required cleaning equipment was provided. Everyone was excited about the task and they personally cleaned every nook and corner of the Institute. Special attention went into ensuring the cleanliness of areas like the Institute lawns and parking. Most of the areas were duly covered and the best practices were followed for cleaning. A sense of pride and belongingness were seen amongst the team members as they carried brooms, dust bins and actively participated with zeal and enthusiasm for a cause.
‘3 ‘C’ are essential to balance’
Date: October 14, 2019
Control, commitment, and challenge are essential for all to balance professional and personal life, said Dr. P. Swathi, Psychology faculty of Osmania University. She addressed the faculty members of various departments in an interactive session organised by the Gandhi school of humanities and social sciences, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad.
The talk titled “Exploring professional-personal dynamics: Contextualizing the challenges of teachers”, held here recently, focused on various challenges faced by the teachers on both professional and personal front.
Dr. Swathi emphasized on how to strengthen personal resources in the context of stress and to prioritize important aspects of life for the overall development of the individual. The speaker focused on stress management techniques and emphasised on the significance of work-life balance.
Faculty from engineering, pharmacy, business school, English, communication, political science, etc. attended the session. The Resident Director of the university DVVSR Varma was also present at the event. Dr. Kavya from the department of psychology and, Mr. Dhanunjay of media studies coordinated the event.
GITAM Hyderabad: ‘Government supports Research’
Date: October 9, 2019
‘Research Promotion Schemes’ aims to create research ambiance by promoting research in technical disciplines and innovations in established and emerging technologies’ said Prof. DR Prasada Raju, Distinguish Scientist (Retd) and Head of Division, DST. He delivered a talk on ‘Funding Opportunities for R&D’ at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently.
‘Traditionally, universities have been the centers of research. Although, the Government has a network of science and technology laboratories for research and development, the major base of researchers in science and technology remains with the universities. Therefore, university and college teachers need to be supported to meet this requirement’, Prasada Raju said.
He explained a length about the Funding Opportunities for R&D: DST and other Agencies like, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Young Scientists Programs, Empowerment and Equity Scheme, Mathematical Research Impact-Centric Support Scheme (MATRICS), Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE), Funds for Infrastructure in Science and Technology (FIST), Women Scientists Scheme and Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research and Swarnajayanthi Fellowship to name a few. He also listed the Other Funding Agencies for R&D like the Department of Atomic Energy, Dept. of Biotechnology, ISRO, ICAR, DRDO and more.
Earlier, Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad introduced the guest and felicitated him. Prof. Nuthalapati Seetharamaiah, Principal, School of Technology, Prof. K. Manjunadha Chary, HoD, EECE, and faculty participated in this talk.
Ph.D. to a GITAM Scholar
Date: October 6, 2019
Mrs. Prasanthi Modugula, Research Scholar, Department of Mathematics has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from GITAM Deemed-to-be University. She will be awarded the degrees at the X Convocation to be held in GITAM, Hyderabad Campus.
Ms. Prasanthi did her research thesis titled, “Finite Element Analysis of transient MHD flow over an Inclined Porous Plate” under the supervision of Dr. Siva Reddy Sheri, Associate Professor, School of Science, GITAM. Prof. Y.N.Reddy, Department of Mathematics, NIT Warangal was the external examiner.
Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad, DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Heads of various engineering & basic science departments and faculty appreciated Prasanthi on her achievement.
Harithahaaram at ZPHS
Date: October 4, 2019
National Service Scheme of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad has organized the ‘Harithahaaram program’ at ZPHS, Rudraram and the near around places with a lot of vigor and enthusiasm. A plantation drive was taken up on October 4, 2019, as part of ‘30 days action plan Telangana’.
Prof. Nuthalapati Seetharamaiah, Principal, School of Technology inaugurated the NSS rally by motivation the volunteers. He said that any good thing should be initiated from home and then expand to society at large. DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, advised them to maintain ‘swachh bharat’ by the implementation. Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Student Affairs, appealed the volunteers do not ignore the sapling by planting and also look into the growing of them by pouring water on a periodical basis.
Prof. G.S.Kumar, Principal, School of Pharmacy, Mohan, Estate Officer, Dr. P.V.Nagendra Kumar, NSS Coordinator, Sudheer Reddy, President, Rudraram, Yadaiah, Vice-President, Raju & Hari Prasad, MPTC members, and Pranitha Reddy, RI participated in this event. About 250 student volunteers took part in this.
Ph.D. to GITAM Scholar
Date: September 30, 2019
Mr. Thirupathi Thumma, Research Scholar, Department of Mathematics has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from GITAM Deemed-to-be University. He will be awarded the degrees at the X Convocation to be held in GITAM, Hyderabad Campus. The academician did his research thesis titled, “Finite Element Study of MHD Convective Nanofluid Flow past a Permeable Plate” under the supervision of Dr. Siva Reddy Sheri, Associate Professor, School of Science, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad. Prof. Kishore C Deshmuk, Department of Mathematics, RTM Nagpur University, Maharashtra was the external examiner.
The engineering and technology industries are facing thermal challenges due to small thermal conductivity. To overcome this, nanofluids were introduced to the advancement of the heat transfer rate and thermal properties of host fluids. The transfer of heat and mass-energy study in convective nanofluid flows with the interaction of magnetic field have gained high potential due to industrial and Bio-Medical applications Motivated by emerging applications of magneto nanofluid flows in the framework of continuum mechanics, the present thesis investigates the effects multi-physical parameters on magnetohydrodynamic convective nanofluid flow past a permeable plate.
Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad, DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Prof. A.Chandrasekhar, HoD & BoS Member, Mathematics Department of Mathematics, Heads of various engineering & basic science departments and faculty appreciated Thirupathi on his achievement.
CSIR assigns a funded Project to GITAM Hyderabad
Date: September 29, 2019
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has been sanctioned a funded research project to Dr. K. Vijayanandhini, Assistant Professor, as a Principal Investigator (PI), Department of Physics, School of Science, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad. The Co-Investigator is Dr. S. Manorama, Chief Scientist, Department of Polymers and Functional Materials, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad.
The project entitled as “Synthesis And Characterization Of Hybrid Nanocomposites Based On Nanoscale Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor And Conducting Polymer For Chemical And Biological Sensor Applications”. The duration of the project is three years.
The Principal Investigator (PI) required a Junior Research Fellow (Physics), who possess M.Sc. / M.Tech in Physics / Materials Science / Nanoscience and Nanotechnology / Chemistry with minimum of 65% marks from 10th onward (55% for ST/SC/OBC). Preference will be given to the candidates with CSIR-NET/ GATE/ DST/ DBT-JRF scores and previous experience.
GHBS inks pact with Berkadia
Date: September 29, 2019
Prof. Y. Lakshman Kumar, Dean & Director, GITAM Hyderabad Business Schools and Mr. Debashish Ghosh, Vice President-HR, Berkadia Services (P) Ltd (BSPL) signed an MOU to promote cooperation and advancement in Academic and Business Exchanges. This deal was held between the two institutions to enhance the employability of MBA students.
GITAM HBS in association with BSPL will offer Berkadia Commercial Real Estate (BCRE) Course as an optional course to MBA students. On successful completion of the BCRE Course, BSPL will shortlist the suitable students for employment. GITAM HBS and BSPL will jointly design the course curriculum. BSPL will provide resources to conduct guest lectures in the said domain.
Ph.D. to GITAM Scholar
Date: September 27, 2019
Mr. Shamshuddin MD, Research Scholar, Department of Mathematics has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from GITAM Deemed-to-be University. He will be awarded the degrees at the X Convocation to be held in GITAM, Hyderabad Campus.
Mr. Shamshuddin did his research thesis titled, “Heat and Mass Transfer Effects in Micropolar Fluids: A Finite Element Study” under the supervision of Dr. Siva Reddy Sheri, Associate Professor, School of Science, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad. Prof. Kishore C Deshmuk, Department of Mathematics, RTM Nagpur University, Maharashtra was the external examiner.
Micropolar fluids have been studied in many contexts including biopolymeric flows, paints, polymers, gels, biofluids, geological suspensions, lubricants, energy system thermo-dynamic optimization, blood flows, and peristaltic pumping and more. Motivated by constructing a comprehensive and rigorous continuum mechanics framework for addressing these fluids current work has been undertaken to examine various multi-physical parameters, heat and mass transfer characteristics of the micropolar fluid.
Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad, DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Prof. A.Chandrasekhar, HoD & BoS Member, Mathematics Department of Mathematics, Heads of various engineering & basic science departments and faculty appreciated Shamshuddin on his achievement.
GITAM Hyderabad celebrates World Pharmacists Day
Date: September 25, 2019
School of Pharmacy of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad celebrated World Pharmacists Day-2019 at its campus on September 25. The global theme celebrated this year is “safe and effective medicines for all”. Pharmacy students and staff-members organized the event by scheduling many interesting and instructive programs.
The ‘Day’ emphasizes that pharmacists are a trusted source of knowledge and advice, not only for patients but for other healthcare professionals. For every patient who walks into a pharmacy, pharmacists ensure that the right medicine is provided at the right dose and in the most suitable formulation.
Budding Pharmacists vowed to follow the ethics as laid by the Pharmacy Council of India and to be an integral part of the healthcare system. All the pharmacy students wear white-coats, which are a symbol of nobility in the pharmacy profession and administered the oath. On this eve, they have also organized an awareness rally and poster-display and more.
GITAM Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad graced as chief guest in the inaugural session and rally. While sharing his experience, he invoked budding pharmacists to contribute their creative and innovative ideas to the public at a large and advised to rededicate their profession for giving the prescribed medicine. Resident Director DVVSR Varma wished to see the students as a researcher rather than pharmacists.
NSS Day Celebrated at GITAM
Date: September 24, 2019
The NSS unit of the GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad celebrated NSS Day Golden Jubilee Celebrations recently. Prof. M.Akkalakshmi, Vice-Principal, School of Technology of GITAM inaugurated the celebrations by paying the rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhiji and hoisting the NSS flag in the presence of DVVSR Varma, Resident Director.
Earlier, there were various competitions conducted like Dance, Singing, Quiz and Debate and more. The student’s involvement is truly appreciable. Prizes, Appreciation letters, participation certificates gave away to recognize the voluntary service rendered by NSS volunteers.
In Dance competition, Monica, Nithika, Shweta and Rumana won I, II & Consolations prizes. In singing – Madhumita, Srihitha, and Vidyasagar; Quiz – Tarun, Srikar and Aswayuja; Debate – Ananya and Srihitha won the prizes.
GITAM Hyderabad: Guidance on CAT 2019
Date: September 23, 2019
‘Being one of the most coveted entrance exams- CAT is a tough nut to crack, although, with the right study schedule and guidance, one can easily achieve success. A right self-preparation plan coupled with a disciplined approach, can also lead you to crack CAT’ said Subhash Kakarla, Alumni of GITAM and 2nd-year student of IIM Ranchi. Along with Remani Vallabh EVK, Student Placement Coordinator, IIM Ranchi, both delivered a motivation talk on ‘How to crack CAT’ and ‘How to get an internship at a top company’ at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently.
The level of competition for CAT is tough given that more than two lakh candidates appear for the exam for admission to 20 IIMs and around 100 B-schools, Subhash told. However, out of this big number, very few students prepare thoroughly for this examination, he made it clear.
‘After one decided to take the MBA entrance exam, the first thing to do is to know the exam pattern and syllabus in detail. The next step is to go through the past years’ analysis so that one can prepare a comprehensive plan and also set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections’ Subhash explained. The generic exam pattern of CAT is that it is a multiple choice objective type test from four areas, namely Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, and Logical Reasoning, he told in detailed.
After the basic preparation, one has to start taking CAT mock tests regularly, and it helps to know about one’s strengths and weaknesses, Subhash enlightened. Vallabh guided on how to get an internship at a top company. Both were answered the quarries raised the GITAMites.
GITAM holds a lecture on Good Manufacturing Practices
Date: September 23, 2019
GITAM School of Pharmacy organized a full day guest lecture session on “Current Good Manufacturing Practices in Pharmaceuticals” in the institute premises recently. The guest speaker was Dr. Ashutosh Dikshit, Senior Vice President, M/s Almelo Private Limited, Hyderabad.
In the first session of the lecture, Dr. Ashutosh Dikshit gave a descriptive presentation on the regular proceedings of a pharmaceutical formulation industry. He showed the types of equipment used in the industries, their operations, and maintenance. He also explained the various steps involved in the bulk production of pharmaceutical formulations on a daily batch basis.
The next session was conducted after the lunch break, where Dr. Dikshit gave an exhaustive deliberation on International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) guidelines. He explained the importance of the guidelines in bringing together the regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industries to discuss scientific and technical aspects to ensure the development of safe, effective, and high-quality medicines in the most resource-efficient manner. Thereafter, he described the guidelines of current good manufacturing practices, which are followed by the pharmaceutical industries worldwide.
The students asked various queries related to the topic to the guest speaker. This was followed by a vote of thanks given by Dr. Rakesh Barik of School of Pharmacy.
A talk on ‘Digital Detoxification’
Date:September 21, 2019
‘The more we tend to depend on technology for our needs, the less we typically tend to rely on our cognitive processes and overdependence on technology could lead to the potential erosion of some of our cognitive abilities’, cautioned Brahmakumaris Bala Kishore, Vice President – Transformation, SEARCE Software. He delivered a motivational talk on ‘Digital Detoxification’ (Who is the Master? You or your Mobile?) at Department of EECE of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently.
He said that our relevance to technology has almost become second nature to the extent that we cannot imagine any of these activities without our smartphones. He warned that excess usage of smartphones can cause insomnia, cell phone elbow/wrist problems, text claw/neck issues, impaired memory, restlessness, also can leads to cancer, impact on physical fitness; the internet makes people less innovative, more negative and reduces our memory. With the many distractions of technology, our brains have been trained not to register seemingly insignificant details, which is very important in the process of bonding and learning about other people, he told.
Bala Kishore made it clear that if one cannot sleep well, his/her brain will not function well leading to excess brain blood pressure and causing Paralysis, and increased mobile usage linked with higher rates of depression, and it might lead to suicide attempt also. ‘Any of social media is not free. They are making money by attracting our attention and engaging us. If you spend more time on Facebook, you can feel more lonely and might become depressed’, he said. He advised the budding engineers that do not use mobile as an alarm clock, do not touch their mobile at least one hour after wakeup and before going to sleep and do not allow the mobiles to destroy their future. Lastly, he suggested the youth to go for mobile fasting at least a day to get rid of blue radiation and to improve positive Neuroplasticity growth.
“Data is a new currency”
Date: September 20, 2019
“Today, the world is all about; whoever is having the highest number of the trademarks or the patents are the most valid people. There are two people in this IT world; those are the most valid people. One, who has got rich data, so we thought data as a new currency. Rs.100, 500 notes are not the currency. The currency is the data. Whoever got the huge amount of data is the richest guy and the second one is Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)”, said Sri Chandra Mohan Malladi, Head Business Strategy – Indian Business, TCS.
He graces as chief guest for the inaugural session of a two-day technical fest ‘La-Elvitia 4.0’. Innovation Center of GITAM Deemed-to-be University organized it, Hyderabad recently. More than 500 students from various engineering colleges and universities have registered for participation. There were core technical events such as Hackathon, Project Expo, Satellite Robotics, Workshops, Coding Events, fun events like online games like helped kindle the spirit of sportsmanship, and learning among the participants.
The Chief Guest said that one’s performance is based on the ability to make wise decisions and ability to say what is good and what is right. ‘DBA and networking jobs are no longer exists within the organizations of services; the reason is that all the jobs are moved to the cloud. So the people are not setting up the data centers, and they are looking to subscribe to the cloud’ he narrated the present scenario. In the new era, IOT is coming into every area and Artificially Intelligence and Machine Learning too. So, learning is key for success’, Chandra Mohan concluded.
Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, presided over the program and exhorted that the ability to apply the fundamentals for the required problems is essential for success. He added that the skill would come only by practice, and the practice comes only in the academic institute.
‘Sketchers share the stories’ at GITAM
Date: September 19, 2019
‘The sketchers share the stories behind their drawings as well as the tools -- sometimes as little as a pencil and napkin -- and tips also’ said Jagdish, Architect, Hyderabad. He graced as the main resource person for sketching workshop at School of Architecture (SoA) of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently. In the workshop, he displayed many sketchers of his own and explained how to bring an idea into a form of a sketch.
‘Sketching is always a unique thing. Whenever you are creating something, it has to evolve. You have to think and produce the idea and create the output. Recreate the rough sketches and reproduce the final output’ Jagdish said. He stressed about observation, which is the best quality of a budding architect. Observation is a very crucial concept in sketching, and if you observe something clearly, you can sketch it correctly, he told. He made it clear that hand movement came from the practice and advised to transform the sketch in their way. Jagdish advised the budding architects that they have to allow their mind for free sketching and tend five mantras: explore, experiment, experience, evolve and engage.
Recycling Championship Award to GITAM
Date: September 19, 2019
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad has bagged ‘Inter College Recycling Championship Award’ for its Wellbeing out of Waste (WOW) program from ITC Limited Paper Boards. GITAM Resident Director DVVSR Varma has received the award of excellence from Dr. Bonthu Rammohan, Mayor, GHMC and Dr. B.Janardhan Reddy, IAS, Secretary to Government, Department Education in an illuminated award ceremony held at JNTU Auditorium, Kukatpally recently.
This program was jointly organized by ITC WOW, MARI NGO, GHMC and Education Department, Government of Telangana. In the appreciation letter, they stated that GITAM efforts in education and motivating the young generation to work for responsible waste management and environment protection resulted in collecting 45 MT of Dry Recyclable waste for recycling. They were also recognized that consciousness and behavioral change promoted by your school has great potential to transform waste management to be sustainable in our country.
“Be an intelligent learner” – Dr.Y.Satya Prasad
Date: September 18, 2019
Dr. Y. Satya Prasad a doctor by profession and an entrepreneur by passion, from the USA, visited GITAM Hyderabad Business School, GITAM Hyderabad recently and delivered a talk on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) 2019: Opportunities for Future Entrepreneurs and Managers”.
Dr. Prasad emphasized on the fact that one should be intelligent enough in sensing, acting, and reasoning, to learn new technologies quickly. While explaining the difference between deep learning and machine learning, he cited breakthrough inventions like smartphones, data transmission standards and cloud-based data stores which lead to a paradigm shift in the lifestyle. He opined that personalized shopping, healthcare, robotic surgery, transportation of goods using drones, necessitated the need to learn different skill sets to clinch career opportunities in implementing and managing AI-based solutions. He advised the management graduates to be able to learn and develop the skill to scan the business environment effectively to identify the employment and entrepreneurial opportunities as well.
Students interacted with Dr. Prasad with inquisitive questions which covered the impact of AI on the employment scenario, consequences of AI becoming smarter than human beings and the accountability in a robotic surgery which triggered thought-provoking discussions between the students and the speaker. He concluded that unless an individual regularly and consistently updates his/her knowledge through developing contemporary learning skills, it will be increasingly challenging to reach greater heights in a professional career.
Ph.D. to GITAM Scholar
Date: September 17, 2019
Ms. Bhamidi Rama, Research Scholar, Department of Electronics and Physics has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from GITAM Deemed-to-be University. She will be awarded the degrees at the X-Convocation to be held in GITAM, Hyderabad Campus.
Ms. Rama did her research thesis titled, “Analysis of Microcontroller based system for measuring and monitoring of physiological parameters using wireless communication” under the guidance of Dr. I.V.Subba Reddy, Associate Professor, School of Technology, GITAM, Hyderabad. Prof. D.Dinakar, NIT Warangal was the external examiner.
A Patient Monitoring System (PMS) is developed in the present research work to clear the traffic for emergency services using Zigbee technology due to which a patient’s life can be saved. Moreover, the patient's vital parameters are measured and sent to the doctor at their desk before reaching the hospital using IoT through thing speak website and thing view the mobile application. The system designed in the present research for different parameters in health monitoring is in such a way that each module works independently and integrates itself for the well being of the patients.
GITAM holds Freshers Party 2K19 - ‘INCIPIENCE’
Date: September 17, 2019
‘INCIPIENCE’, the welcome party for the First Year students of B.Arch was organized by their immediate seniors on September 16, 2019. Freshers were welcomed to the School of Architecture (SoA) of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad family with open arms. The event was graced by SoA Director Prof. G.Sunil Kumar, as well as the faculty and staff. The students were inspired and encouraged by Director Sunil Kumar by giving a motivational speech.
Several spectacular performances were presented by the fresher’s as well as the second-year students in the form of traditional, fusion, and western dances and exhilarating singing performances, thus making ‘INCIPIENCE’ a successful party.
There was enthusiastic participation from the First Year students of B. Arch. The highlight of the event was a competition for Mr. and Ms. Fresher 2K19. Akshit and Varshita were crowned as Mr. and Ms. Freshers. The program was followed by lunch.
GITAM organizes Seminar on ‘Suicide Prevention’
‘Suicide is a major public health problem, with far-reaching social, emotional and economic consequences. There are approximately eight lakh suicides a year worldwide, and it is estimated that every 40 seconds one person is committing suicide’ said Dr. G.Padmaja, Centre for Health Psychology, University of Hyderabad. She graced as main resources per one-day seminar on ‘Suicide Prevention’ at the Department of Psychology, Gandhi School of Humanities and Social Sciences of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad recently. She has through light on ‘Suicide is not a solution’ and it was followed by a short film screening and student presentations.
‘Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues’ she said. Dr. Padmaja told that in many cases, friends and families affected by a suicide loss are left in the dark. Too often the feelings of shame and stigma prevent them from talking openly, she added. About 15-29 years old people are committing suicides, out them 79 percent are of from low and middle-income groups, she said. She advised the budding psychologists, if somebody in a deep depression gives them hope, timely support, keep them safe and help them connect.
GITAMites secures 2nd Place in Startup Idea Event
Date: September 13, 2019
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad students have participated and won 2nd place in Startup Idea Event and 3rd place in the Hackathon. Mahindra École Centrale organized its second annual R&D showcase of ‘URS @ MEC-2019’ in the month of September 2019.
A team of GITAMites comprised by Jasveen, Duran, Samyam and Pratyush won 2nd place in Startup and V.Sisinder Reddy, Purandhareswara Reddy and Pratyush team won 3rd place in URS Hackathon 2019. Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Students Affairs, HoDs of various Engineering Departments appreciated the winners on their achievement.
‘Disrupt your comfort zone’, golden advise from Sri Sanjay Kapoor to GITAM students
Date: September 12, 2019
Hyderabad Management Association Student Chapter of GITAM Hyderabad Business School organized a lecture by Sri. Sanjay Kapoor, Former GM & Head, Corporate Communications, PR & Advertising Business, L & T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited and Vice- President of Hyderabad Management Association, as a part of Student Development Program at GITAM, Hyderabad Campus, recently. Sri Sanjay Kapoor spoke on “Disrupting your comfort zone”.
Sri Sanjay Kapoor shared his professional and life experiences with the students. He explained how he disrupted his comfort zone, bombarding himself with challenging people and situations in his professional life – the way he kept growing. He advised the students to come out from their comfort zone and accept the challenges if they want to grow in the current scenario.
He explained the case study of L & T metro, how it became successful in Hyderabad by removing fears and doubts in the public mind, choosing brand ambassadors from among the general public, among students (school & college), corporates, senior citizens, housewives and others.
Psychology Lab opens up at GITAM Hyderabad
Date:September 12, 2019
Psychology (The Scientific study of behavior and mental processes) Laboratory has been set up and inaugurated at Gandhi School of Humanities and Social Sciences of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad on September 11, 2019. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of GITAM has formally inaugurated the lab by Ribbon Cutting ceremony in the presence of DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Student Affairs and Prof. Y. Prabhavati, In-charge Principal, GSHS and HoD, Department of English.
In his inaugural speech, Pro VC said that counselling need has been increasing for the teenage students while the hormones are playing major role in psychology. He wished that this lab will go to a recognized one in the years to come.
Dr. Ch. Kavya, Assistant Professor, Psychology in her valedictory speech said that the lab has facilities like Tachistoscope, Electric Memory Drum, Seguim Form Board, Mirror Drawing Apparatus, Muller-Lyer Illusion withstand and Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices and more. They are also planning to procure more types of equipment and also planning to organize a workshop on suicide prevention, she added.
‘Be the pioneers in emerging technologies’, experts’ advice GITAM students
Date: September 10, 2019
GITAM Hyderabad Business School organized a Seminar recently on “BlockChain and Internet of Things”. Experts on these emerging technologies introduced them to the MBA students at GITAM HBS. In his introductory address, Prof. Y. Lakshman Kumar, Dean & Director, GITAM HBS, said it is essential for the managers of tomorrow to have at least a functional knowledge, if not expertise, of emerging technologies like Block Chain and the Internet of Things.
Mr. Raja Shekar Perepa, Director – Technology Innovations, ACS Technologies Ltd, made a presentation on How Internet of Things is already being applied in a number of sectors like health, shopping, and home security, and How the Technology is going to be ubiquitous in the near future. He said the dream of every cryptographer to write an invincible code will come true through blockchain technology.
Mr. Kenny Li, Expert Engineer – Block Chain, and Cloud Computing, Onething Technologies, Hong Kong, focused on the challenges like performance, scalability, and storage, and possible solutions in BlockChain technology. Mr. Michael Qi, Vice President, Overseas Business Development, Onething Technologies, Hong Kong, dwelt on the powerful cloud computing platform of ThunderChain.
The speakers invited the students to come up with innovative business ideas and offered to incubate those ideas and even fund them. They also welcomed ideas from the faculty members for research in emerging technologies.
GITAM celebrates Kaloji’s birth anniversary
Date: September 9, 2019
The 105th birth anniversary of Raghuveer Narayan Laxmikanth Srinivasa Ram Raja Kaloji (September 9, 1914 – November 13, 2002), popularly known as Kaloji Narayana Rao was recently celebrated at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad. He was a poet, freedom fighter and political activist of Telangana. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1992. The Telangana government has named Kaloji’s birthday as Telangana Language Day.
Hon’ble Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad offered floral tributes to Kaloji on this occasion along with Sri DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Student’s Affairs and DVA Mohan Rao, Estate Officer.
Prof Siva Prasad described the late poet as a ‘person who longed for the well-being of society throughout his life’. He wrote poetry in the language spoken by the common man, he said. He expressed his gratitude for Kaloji’s contribution towards the society.
GITAMite bags 1st Prize
Date: September 7, 2019
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers V.Anjali won 1st prize in the state-level elocution on ‘Role of NSS Volunteers in building the nation’. The State level ‘Telangana ku Haritha Haram’, which was a 7 days camp conducted from August 30 – September 5, 2019 at Bakaram Jagir Village, Moinabad Mandal was organized by NSS Cell, JNTUH. Anjali and K.Varun Reddy of GITAM B.Tech CSE students participated in this camp.
The prizes were given by the Chief Guest Dr. K.V.Ramanachary, Advisor to the Youth Affairs, Government of Telangana in the presence of State NSS Officer, NSS Program Coordinator, JNTUH. They were impressed by Varun speech also. Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Students Affairs, Prof. S.Phanikumar, HoD, CSE Department, Dr. P.V.Nagandra Kumar, NSS Coordinator appreciated Anjali on her achievement.
Zenith kicks off at GITAM
Date: September 6, 2019
The two-day ‘Zenith’ literature and the cultural fest has finally kicked off at Kala Veeksha hall. The event is organized by Kalakriti of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad. Roopa Pukkalla, Alumni of GITAM and Consulting Editor, Educationalist, Senior Corporate Consultant, has graced as chief guest in the inaugural session. In her speech, she told that GITAM has mentored her for multi-tasking ability. The art teaches us discipline, practice, strong will, interpersonal, communication, and social skills, she added.
Earlier, GITAM Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad felicitated the guest in the presence of DVVSR Varma, Resident Director and Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Student Affairs.
Kalakriti has been organizing this wholesome experience event with prior registration. During the two-day event the team Kalakriti has scheduled the events like, V4 band, What do you meme?, A Tale of four pictures, Chamber of Secrets, Ishq-e-film, Superhero Showdown, Zoya-The Musical, Debattle, Entertainment Opinion: This or That, JAM, Music Workshop, Dance Workshop, Symphony, Beat it! Vol1, Open mic, Zumba Workshop, Vectorise, and Treasure Hunt, and more. This event concludes with standup comedy by Naveen Richard. He was the founder of the Better Life Foundation; the South Indian boy stuck in Space from Star Boyz or the angry kids' library owner from Pushpavalli.
GITAM celebrates Teacher’s Day
Date: September 5, 2019
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad celebrated Teacher’s Day to thank the teaching faculty for the contributions they make to the lives of the students. A cultural extravaganza was organized by the students to appreciate the unwavering commitment of the teachers.
The program started with the singing of the ecstatic invocation song by the students. To honor the guides who made their lives better, the students left no stone unturned to truly entertain them by means of various cultural items. The students presented a medley reflecting their love for the teachers. They expressed their gratitude through a book called ‘Krutagna’. The prize was given to Soumya Nekkanti, who wrote an excellent article about her favorite teacher. A small video presented by the CS-1 students to recall the greatest personalities, who remained an inspiration for more people.
To recognize the outstanding service rendered to the institution, the Directors and Principals of various schools felicitated Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad and Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, Principal, School of Science on this occasion. While addressing the faculty, Prof. N.Siva Prasad recalled his guru Prof. Rammurthy and stressed the importance of sincerity, commitment, and punctuality. He advised the faculty that, give lesser importance to any other thing, other than time. A teacher should not become as a trainer, he/she should become a guru only, he appalled.
GITAM to organise two-day cultural event ‘Zenith’
Date: September 2, 2019
Kalakriti (the prestigious cultural club) of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad is going to organize two-day literature and cultural event ‘Zenith’ on September 6 – 7, 2019. The club will be organizing this wholesome experience event with prior registration.
During the two-day event the team Kalakriti has scheduled the events like – V4 band, What do you meme?, A Tale of four pictures, Chamber of Secrets, Ishq-e-film, Superhero Showdown, Zoya-The Musical, Debattle, Entertainment Opinion: This or That?, JAM, Music Workshop, Dance Workshop, Symphony, Beat it! Vol1, Open mic, Zumba Workshop, Vectorise, and Treasure Hunt and more.
This event ends up with standup comedy by Naveen Richard. He was the founder of the Better Life Foundation, the South Indian boy stuck in Space from Star Boyz or the angry kids' library owner from Pushpavalli.
GITAM Hyderabad holds Overseas Education Expo
Date: August 30, 2019
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad witnessed a day full of information and positive energy during ‘The Multi-Country Overseas Education Expo-2019’organized on August 30. More than 500 visitors attended, comprising students and teachers of GITAM for a chance to speak with representatives of Foreign Universities. This event was jointly organized by GITAM and Abacus (An Overseas Education Advisors).
More than 30 Foreign Universities exhibited at the fair. This included Western New England University, USA; University of Colorado Denver, USA; Governors State University, USA; University of the Potomac, USA; University of Findlay, USA; Lasalle College, Canada; Cape Breton University, Canada; University of Chester; UK; London South Bank University, UK; GISMA Business School, Germany; The University of Alabama, USA; Hood College, USA; Troy University, USA; Wright State University, USA; Northwest Missouri State University, USA; Toronto School of Management (TSOM), Canada; University of Cumbria, UK; Hellenic American University, Greece; HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute, Switzerland; South Cross University, Australia; Algoma University, Canada; University of Canada West, Canada; University for the Creative Arts, UK; American Intercontinental University, USA and Florida Polytechnic University, USA.
Earlier, GITAM Resident Director DVVSR Varma, School of Science Principal Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, Students Affairs Director Prof. A.Sreeram, Training & Placements Director Dr. Nathi Venu Kumar, School of Technology In-charge Principal Prof. M.Akkalakshmi, School of Pharmacy coordinator Dr. Rakesh Barik, HoD of various departments interacted with the foreign universities representatives. They felicitated the guests by presenting the mementos.
GITAM holds a 2-day National Conference
Date: August 30, 2019
The two-day National Conference on ‘Negotiating Spaces: English Literature and Language Teaching’ (ELLT-2019) was jointly organized by Department of English of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad and English Language Teachers Association of India (ELT@I). The main intention of the national conference is to provide the right platform to explore and fill the void created textually and contextually.
The inauguration began on an auspicious note with an invocation with the lamp lighting ceremony. Dr. T Joseph Ratna Jayakar, Convenor, ELLT-2019 presented the conference note. Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad Prof. N.Siva Prasad, in his presidential address, stressed the importance of language laboratories and how they are improving the culture. He hoped that this conference would guide to change the teaching methodology.
The keynote speaker and Chief Guest of the conference, Prof. D. Venkat Rao, Director, Research Acceleration Centre (RAC), EFLU gave a fitting lecture where he explained the future of humanities as a discipline concerning its trajectory of negotiation in the realm of ideas. He reiterated the significance of memory and literature in this context. Prof. Rao also threw light upon the National Education Policy and the move towards ‘liberal arts’ as the new direction for humanities.
The conference has attracted 45 paper presenters across the different states and has been organised into six paper presentation session which is chaired by faculty members of reputed institutes. The conference also includes two individual plenary sessions where professors from the Central University of Hyderabad, Prof. Suneetha Rani and Dr. Murali Manohar talked about gendered spaces and its negotiation after theoretical framework presented by famous American writer Bell Hooks. The conference has been concluded with another brilliant session where Prof. T. Vijay Kumar from Osmania University spoke at length about different aspects of our social practices and negotiations that teachers and students ought to make to overcome such social rigidities.
GITAM organises its Annual Intra-mural Sports Fest
Date: August 29, 2019
The Annual Intra-mural Sports Fest, Lakshya, for the students of GITAM Hyderabad Business School began on an exciting note on 29th August 2019. N.Mahender, Addl, SP, Sangareddy and R.Rajeshwar Rao, DSP, Patancheru jointly inaugurated Lakshya-2019 by lighting the torch.
Addl. SP Mahender participated as chief guest in the inaugural ceremony and said Lakshya is an ideal platform for the students for wholesome recreation and for showcasing their skills.
DSP Rajeshwar Rao advised the students to learn from sports that they should take success and failure in their stride and that they should enjoy the participation. These lessons will help them navigate their professional and personal life with a sportive spirit.
Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, said that participating sports, extra & co-curricular activities help to inculcate team spirit and working hard. DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, wished the three-day fest would be a grand success.
Earlier, addressing the students of BBA and BCom (Hons.) on occasion, Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Students Affairs, said that, Lakshya is part of the tradition of the institute. He dwelt on how participation in sports, such as in Lakshya, helps the management students. Lakshya-2019 provides an opportunity to the students of GITAM HBS to showcase their talent in the sporting events of Kabaddi, Badminton, Cricket, Table Tennis, Caroms, Volleyball, Football, Throwball, and Athletics.
GITAM to organize a 2-day technical event
Date: August 28, 2019
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad is set to organize a two-day technical event ‘La Elvitia Project Expo-2019’ on September 20-21, 2019. The entire technical student body Innovation Centre is going to plan the event.
IC is organizing this event with free registration and will present about INR 10,000 cash rewards to the better Project and Hackathon winners. Hackathon will be conducted in association and moral support by NASA and three technical workshops with the help of IIT Roorkee.
GITAM starts Agriculture Farming activity at its Campus
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad B.Tech students, have started agriculture farming activity at its campus. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers jointly adopted about three acres of land, and they are going to cultivate organic vegetables like Brinjal, Tomato, Green Mirchi and Ladies fingers.
First of all, they have divided the land into small extents and planted the sapling and seeds. Through this activity, the students learn about the wide scope of agriculture, explore the variety of agricultural products in their daily lives, and discuss the difference between needs and wants.
GITAM Resident Director DVVSR Varma, Estate Officer M.Mohan, School of Science, Principal Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, School of Pharmacy, Principal Prof. G.S.Kumar, School of Technology and many more dignitaries also took part in the inauguration of farming activity.
Placements kick start at GITAM
Date: August 20, 2019
GITAM Hyderabad has made a kick start its placements activities for 2019-20 academic year with some of the Multi-National companies like Mu Sigma, Virtusa, and ValueLabs. Dr. Nathi Venu Kumar, Director, Training & Placements Cell has informed in a press release on Tuesday.
Campus placements for the current batch of students at GITAM, Hyderabad have been a resounding success with fat pay packages to recruit young GITAMITES graduating from this university. While 34 students who got placed in data analytics services company Mu Sigma (Management consulting company) with an impressive annual package of Rs. 21 lakhs per three years. Virtusa Corporation (Information technology company) is an information technology services company too endorsed the academic brilliance at the university by hiring 29 students at an attractive starting salary. While ValueLabs, an IT service management company has hired three students at a package of Rs 16.5 lakhs for three years.
GITAM invites Melbourne Professor for B.Sc. students
Date: August 19, 2019
Dr. Andrew Drinnan, Professor from the University of Melbourne visited GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad on Monday and addressed the B.Sc. students. He explained various opportunities in Higher Education in Australia, particularly in the University of Melbourne and its offering programs and more. He also explained the importance of science and the significance of biology in the day-to-day life of human beings. He also mentioned the importance of Biology with Mathematics courses and their role in the currently facing health problems. Prof. Andrew answered the quarries raised by the students and faculty.
Earlier, Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, Principal, School of Science introduced the guest. Dr. Rambabu Gundla, HoD, Chemistry, heads of Mathematics and Physics, basic science faculty and students took part in this interactive session.
‘Preach the peace and ahimsa’
Date: August 15, 2019
‘Proud of being independent and a republic nation from an Indian to another Indian is what who have to, let us take this year the Gandhi’s 150th centenary year into our moral roles as we have to preach the peace and ahimsa’ appealed Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad.
He hoisted the national flag at the forecourt of the university’s main building at around 9.00 AM. In his Independence Day address, Dr. Siva Prasad said that “this Independence Day so close to 150th-anniversary commemoration of Mahatma Gandhiji. Let each of us adapt his ideas maxims in which manner we can in everyday work and conduct. Perhaps, Gandhiji most noble mantra was to point out that the power of ahimsa if far greater than the power of himsa. The power to stay in your hand is for greater than the power to strive with your hand and himsa has no place in the society.”
Resident Director DVVSR Varma, HBS Dean & Director Prof. Y. Lakshman Kumar, School of Technology Principal Prof. Ch.Sanjay, School of Science Principal Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, School of Architecture Director Prof. Sunil Kumar, Director-Student Affairs Prof. A.Sreeram, HoDs of various departments, faculty, students, and staff also participated in the celebrations.
GITAM organizes Art Beat 2019
Date: August 16, 2019
‘Kalakriti’ of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad has organized an event called ‘Art Beat-2019’ (Art from Heart) at its campus. The festival took place on August 16, 2019. Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Hon’ble Pro Vice-Chancellor, DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, and Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, Principal, School of Science inaugurated this event by lighting the lamp.
As part of this event students have conducted competitions like Drawing, Shutter Up (Photography), What Do You See? (Photography & Painting) and Micro Arts (art on piece-of-chalk) workshop and more. A good number of students took part in those events and the winners will get prizes and appreciation certificates in the forthcoming event.
GITAM Hyderabad: ICMSA floods with Presentations
Date: August 10, 2019
The three-day International Conference on ‘Mathematical Sciences and Applications’ (ICMSA-2019) has been organizing by the Department of Mathematics, School of Technology, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad is flooded with paper presentations on the second day on August 10, 2019. About 300 delegates came across the world, and their family members accompany some, and few are with their infants also.
Prof. P.V. Arunachalam, Retired Vice-Chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Prof. M.A.Srinivas, JUNTH chaired the 1st session. Prof. Jermiah K.Billa, USA, delivered the keynote address on ‘Radiological Implications of Locally Produced Fertilizers.’ Plenary talks and Technical Sessions followed it. Plenary lectures delivered by Prof. G.P.Raja Sekhar, IIT Kharagpur on ‘Well-Posedness Theory for Mechanical Behaviour Inside Deformable Tumors’ and Prof. G.Radhakrishnamacharya, NIT, Tadepalligudem on ‘Bio Fluid Dynamics: Flow-Through Renal Tubules.’
The second session chaired by Prof. D.Bharati, S.V.University, and Prof. J.V.Raman Murthy, NIT, Warangal. Prof. M.Krishna Reddy of OU, Prof. S.Srinadh of SVU, Prof. P.Anantha Lakshmi Narayana of IITH, Prof. T.Srinivas of KU delivered the plenary talks. The third session chaired by Prof. T.Srinivas of KU and Prof. S.Ramakrishna of SVU. Prof. D.Srinivasacharya of NIT, Warangal gave a plenary talk on ‘Entropy Analysis for MHD Micropolar Fluid between Porous Concentric Rotating Cylinders.’ The second day ended with cultural events by GITAMITES to stress out the loaded minds.
This conference provided an opportunity to bring together leading academicians, researchers, and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all areas of mathematical sciences. It also aimed a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers and scholars to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of mathematical sciences.
GITAM organises 3-day International Conference (ICMSA)
Date: August 9, 2019
Shri G.Jagadish Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Government of Telangana inaugurated the three-day International Conference on ‘Mathematical Sciences and Applications’ (ICMSA-2019) at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad on August 9, 2019. Department of Mathematics, School of Technology has been organizing this conference in association with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Society for Mathematical Sciences (APTSMS). Hon’ble Minister offered floral tributes to the statue of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi and the painting of GITAM Founder Dr. MVVS Murthy.
In his chief guest speech, Shri Jagadish Reddy said that Mathematics is the cradle of all creations, without which the world cannot move an inch, be it a farmer or a space scientist, beggar to Birla everyone needs mathematics in their day-to-day life. Experience says learning mathematics can be made easier and enjoyable if our curriculum includes mathematical activities and games, he told. Only because of the difficulty to do homework in mathematics, his fellow students' number came down to 60 to 27 during their journey from 1st to 7th class. In the present age of skill-development and innovations, the more mathematical we are in our approach, the more successful we will be, the minister concluded.
In his presidential address M. Sri Bharat, President, GITAM said that the day-to-day problems can be solved through the application of mathematics. ‘Nowadays, plastic became a challenge. Microparticles of the plastic spoiling creating health hazards, math is the core of this problem. Mathematics is dealing with the challenges of our country’ he elaborated. He appealed to the faculty paternity to exhort the mathematics as an application-oriented method but not to crack the competitive exams.
Earlier, Prof. N. Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM Hyderabad Campus welcomed the guests and explained the gradual development of GITAM during its 10 years of journey. Prof. K.Maruthi Prasad, HoD, Department of Mathematics and conference convener presented the conference note.
GITAM Hyderabad organizes Blood Donation Camp
Date: August 8, 2019
National Service Scheme (NSS) of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad organized the Blood Donation Camp at its camps on August 8, 2019. The event was conducted in association with NTR Trust, HDFC Bank, Lions Club International of Jubilee Hills, Majeera and Shabari.
Several enthusiastic students participated in the noble cause. The program continued up to 2.00 PM with full enthusiasm and about 335 units of blood were donated. Every donor had to pass through the preliminary medical tests like BP, Hb, weight and more. before donating the blood. The donors were offered a certificated, fruits, cookies and fruit juice.
GITAM holds Investiture ceremony 2019
Date: August 8, 2019
GITAM Hyderabad celebrated the Investiture 2019 ceremony for B.Tech Students. The event was held to appreciate the outstanding students as office bearers for various student bodies like Charaiveti, Cogaan, DISHA, Engineers Without Borders, Games & Sports, GITAM Glug, Incubation Cell, Innovation Centre, Kalakriti, NSS, PR & Media Cell, Skill Development Centre and street Cause teams on August 8, 2019. It was a day imbued with a sense of pride, humility, and leadership.
The occasion was graced by the STUMAGZ CET Sri Charan Lakkaraju. In his address, he told about curiosity to learn, in regard to the desire to gain knowledge or information. Curiosity as a behavior and emotion is attributed over millennia as the driving force behind not only human development, but developments in science, language, and industry, he added.
GITAM Hyderabad celebrates Handloom Day
Date: August 7, 2019
The 5th National Handloom Day celebrated at GITAM Deemed-to-be-University, Hyderabad on August 7, 2019. National Service Scheme (NSS) organized this rally. Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro-Vice-Chancellor presided over the function at Gandhi Square and DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Student Affairs, Dr. P.V. Nagendra Kumar, NSS Coordinator also present on this occasion. Hon’ble Pro VC appealed the students to wear handloom dresses as many as possible on the occasion of Independence Day on August 15, 2019. If we wear handloom cloths the employment would be generated and it gives a boost to the local economy also, he added.
NSS volunteers rally went around the camps and gave the slogans that ‘we the Indians, we wear handloom’ and ‘we encourage Indian handloom’ to educate other fellow students.
The National Handloom Day is observed annually on August 7, 2019, to honor the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight India’s handloom industry. National Handloom Day seeks to focus on the contribution of handloom to the socio-economic development of the country and also increase the income of weavers. August 7 was chosen as the National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement which was launched on this day in 1905 in Calcutta Town Hall to protest against the partition of Bengal by the British Government. The movement had aimed at reviving domestic products and production processes.
Pranab Mukherjee receives GITAM Foundation Award
Date: August 6, 2019
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) is going to celebrate ‘39th Foundation Day’ at Dr. Yellapragada Subbarao Auditorium, GIMSR, GITAM Campus on August 10, 2019. The 13th President of India Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee will be the Chief Guest on this occasion. GITAM is going to honor Pranab with the GITAM Foundation Award for his exemplary service to the nation.
Shri Mukherjee is a man of unparalleled experience in governance with the rare distinction of having served at different times as Foreign, Defence, Commerce and Finance Minister. Over five decades of exemplary service, Pranab was elected to the Rajya Sabha five times and twice to the Lok Sabha.
Presentation of GITAM Foundation Award will be held in the presence of Shri M. Sri Bharat, President, GITAM and the program will be presided over by Prof. K. Siva Rama Krishna, Vice-Chancellor, GITAM.
About GITAM Foundation Award: The award is instituted with a benevolent donation by Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthi with a corpus of Rs.3 crores. This award is given to an eminent person in recognition of the exemplary services rendered by him/her in the chosen field (Education, Economics, Science, Literature, Fine Arts, Public Service, etc) for the benefit of the society at large. The award consisting of a plaque and a cheque for Rs.10 lakhs is presented to the eminent personality in recognition of the services to humanity on that day.
GITAM organizes guest lecture for Pharma Students
Date: August 5, 2019
GITAM School of Pharmacy organized two guest lectures at the institute premises on August 5, 2019. The guest speakers were Dr. Shankar Kalakotla, Scientist, R&D Innovations, GlaxoSmithKline and Mr. K. Sanjay Kumar, Scientist, R&D, Slayback Pharma, Hyderabad.
The first lecture was delivered by Dr. Shankar Kalakotla on the topic, “Recent advances in herbal nanomedicine: Impact of nanotechnology”. He explained the basics of nanotechnology and the advantages of formulating herbal drugs in the form of nanomedicines. He gave a descriptive explanation of his own research studies and also the herbal drugs that are currently being studied for incorporation into nanoformulations.
The second lecture was delivered by Mr. K. Sanjay Kumar on the topic, “Role of R&D in the Pharma industry”. He explained the importance of research and development in every pharmaceutical industry and told the various proceedings of the R&D units. He also explained to the students about the various technical skills they need to develop in order to get suitable placements in R&D units of pharmaceutical industries.
The students asked various queries related to the topic to the guest speaker. Earlier, Dr. G. Shiva Kumar, Principal, School of Pharmacy, in his welcome address, introduced the guest speakers to the faculty and students of Pharmacy. DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, GITAM Deemed-to-be University graced the occasion and address the gathering.
GITAM SoS celebrates Freshers’ Day
Date: August 3, 2019
School of Science (SoS) of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad has organized fresher’s party in the name of ‘Samayan-2K19’ at Kinnera Hall on August 3, 2019. The main aim of the event is to give a warm welcome to the newcomers.
The inauguration was done by the Resident Director DVVSR Varma with the lighting of the lamp and also addressing the audience with his delighted words. He sincerely appealed the budding scientists to feel the sense of ownership over the SoS and strive hard to fulfill the dreams of students and their parents. He along with other guests gave away the prizes to the 2nd and 3rd-year students, who secured highest CGPA in the annual exams.
The welcome speech was given by SoS Principal Prof. G.A.Rama Rao keeping up with the zeal and enthusiasm, college fused together to celebrate its fresher’s meet. In his address, Student Affairs Director Prof. A.Sreeram exhorted the fresher’s that they have to always respect the senior students and the seniors should set a mark both in academics and culture also.
The event had various cultural programs performed by the SoS students which included classical dance, solo song, folk dance, group song, group dance, and the event ended with a Fashion Show. All the students were appreciated for their great talents. Mr. Fresher & Miss Fresher are selected in them. D.J. was played at the end and all the students dashed to the loud music for one hour before they finally left for their home.
Collective Learning pays the way to success: Ar. Nanda Kumar
Date: August 2, 2019
A shared vision brings with it accountability, a commitment to getting stuff done, and a strong desire to deliver said Ar. Nanda Kumar Birudavolu, Architecture and Design Office, Hyderabad. He addressed students after inaugurating the 2019 Batch of B.Arch. today at GITAM School of Architecture.
In his address, Mr. Kumar further exhorted the students to recognize the sacrifices and contributions of their parents. Collective learning is the ability to share information so efficiently that the ideas of individuals can be stored within the collective memory of communities and can accumulate through generations, he told. He advised that student competitions provide a myriad of opportunities for them to demonstrate their talent, a stepping-stone to achieving greater things in life. ‘Acquisition of skills has become more important now than ever. Students must actively and continuously learn new skills and know about themselves’ he said. He suggested the budding architects that they have to start practicing on drawing board, without confining the time frame. He advised the best thing to practice of continuously reading, knowing the fundamentals thoroughly, and using the latest technology from Google, Instagram, and YouTube to do research. He jocularly said that the greatest art of an architect is when to stop the designing work and how to tell a story through drawing.
Earlier Prof. G.Sunil Kumar, Director, School of Architecture, in his inaugural address explained the evolution of GITAM starting from the vision of late Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthi, Founder President of GITAM. He shared details of the formidable faculty strength, contemporary curriculum, futuristic partnerships, and state-of-the-art infrastructure at GITAM. He along with the other guest felicitated the chief guest on this occasion.
GITAM organizes Fresher’s Day for B.Pharm students
Date: August 2, 2019
GITAM School of Pharmacy organized Fresher’s Day for the B.Pharm first-year students, in the institute premises on recently. The chief guest for the occasion was Dr. Reshma Srilakshmi, Postdoctoral research fellow, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. The other guests were Sri DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, GITAM, Hyderabad and Professor Y. Lakshman Kumar, Dean & Director, GITAM Hyderabad Business School.
Sri DVVSR Varma and Professor Y. Lakshman Kumar welcomed the new batch of students and wished them good luck for their future. They also appreciated the senior batch students for organizing the event. Chief guest, Dr. Reshma, who is also an alumnus of GITAM Vizag campus, interacted with the new batch of students and told them about the importance of the course of pharmacy and its importance in the society.
This was followed by various cultural activities, games, and ramp walk shows performed by the students. In the event, Mr. Roopak Kumar Paul and Ms. Ankita Singh of B.Pharm first year were declared as Mr. Fresher and Miss Fresher respectively. All the faculty members of the institute, Principals, and heads of departments of the university attended the program.
GITAM Hyderabad organizes a two-day National Conference
Date: July 31, 2019
Department of English, School of Technology of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad is going to organize a two-day National Conference on ‘Negotiating Spaces: English Literature and Language Teaching’ at its campus on August 29 – 30, 2019 in association with English Language Teachers’ Association of India (ELT@I).
The main intention of the national conference is to provide a true platform to explore and fill the void created textually and contextually. The conference provides an opportunity for academicians, researchers, and students to discuss, deliberate and share their knowledge and experiences related to teaching and learning.
Papers are invited to present on topics like Diaspora Writing, Blended Learning, Literature and Film, Language Education, Continuing Education, Popular Literature, Engineering Education and any other relevant topics. The best two papers will be published in The ELT Practitioner and other selected papers will be published in a book with ISBN.
GITAM organises a grand Fresher’s Party
Date:July 27, 2019
The senior students of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad organized a grand fresher’s party on July 27, 2019, for their juniors, who have joined this year. Various entertainment programs were organized by the B.Tech, B.Pharma, BA, and MBA second-year students for the new entrants. On one hand the students danced to the beat of the latest songs and on the other hand, there were boys and girls showcasing the latest fashion accompanied by the foot-tapping music. The whole atmosphere was reverberating with the melodies of the new and the old songs.
‘Evariki cheppoddu’ upcoming Telugu movie team visited the campus of GITAM, interacted with them and encouraged the students. Famous TV actor Sri Charan also joined with them. During the program, Mr. & Miss Fresher’s of GITAM 2019 were announced.
DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, GITAM, Hyderabad, Prof. Y. Lakshman Kumar, Dean& Director, GHBS, Prof. P.Eswaraiah, Prof. S.Phanikumar, Prof. K.Manjunathachari, Prof. SRK Prasad, HoDs of various Engineering departments inaugurated the celebrations.
GITAM Hyderabad organizes a Seminar on Black-Hole
Date:July 25, 2019
‘Black-Hole is a region of space from which nothing incident (including light) can escape black. It absorbs all light that hits event-horizon (reflecting nothing), i.e., perfect black body in Thermodynamics/ Radiation Heat Transfer’ said S.P. Mahulikar, Professor - Aerospace Dept. IIT Bombay. He interacted with GITAM School of Technology Aerospace Engineering students on July 15, 2019. He delivered a seminar on ‘Introduction to Black-Hole Thermodynamics: Black-Hole as Thermodynamic Dissipative Structure.’
‘To a distant observer, clocks near a black hole would appear to tick more slowly than those further away from the black hole. Due to this effect, known as gravitational time dilation, an object falling into a black hole appears to slow as it approaches the event horizon, taking an infinite time to reach it’ he explained. Prof. Mahulikar concluded that all processes on falling objects slow down, causing emitted light to appear redder and dimmer.
Earlier, M.Satya Prasad, Coordinator of the seminar, introduced the distinguished to the budding engineers. HoDs of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Departments Prof. A.Satya Devi, Prof. P.Eswaraiah, felicitated the resource person of the seminar. As per the organizers, nearly 100 students participated in this seminar.
Ph.D. to GITAM Research Scholar
Date:July 24, 2019
Mr. Naresh Konduru, Research Scholar, Department of Chemistry has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from GITAM Hyderabad. He will be awarded the Ph.D. degree on the X Convocation. His Ph.D. thesis titled, “Development and validation of Novel Stability Indicative Methods for Selected Drugs of Cancer and Parkinson Diseases using RP-HPLC and UPLC Techniques”, under the guidance of Prof. Rambabu Gundla, HoD, Chemistry Department, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad.
Prof. R.K.Goel, Dean- Faculty of Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Punjabi University, Patiala was his external examiner. The area of specialization is medicinal and analytical chemistry. This study is more useful for generic and pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Naresh has published four research articles in reputed international journals. Based on this research he got an opportunity from a Chinese company called Zhejiang Xianju Pharmaceutical.
Prof. N. Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad, DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Prof. Ch.Sanjay, Principal, School of Technology, Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, Principal, School of Science, HoDs of various Engineering and Basic Science Departments and faculty have appreciated Dr. Naresh Konduru on his achievement.
GITAM celebrates 1st Decade & Third Alumni Meet
School of Technology of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad and GITAM University Hyderabad Alumni Association (GUHAA) celebrated “1st Decade & Third Alumni Meet” at Kinnera Hall recently. Both programs commenced with the lighting of the auspicious lamp by Uday Kumar Dintyala, Executive Director, AT&T, Dr. Avinash K Dalal, President, All India MSME Association, Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and DVVSR Varma, Resident Director. The occasion was graced by the alumni of varied batches who had come to their alma mater from various parts of the country. A good number of alumni joined the celebrations, along with their families.
Uday Kumar, in his Chief Guest address, lauded the efforts of the university in organizing such a meet and highlighted the role of alumni in shaping and strengthening their alma mater. He narrated a story of Tenali Ramalinga 17 elephants and how he solved by adding one King’s elephant to resolve the dispute of three brothers. He spelled out three fundamentaltenets that he wanted all the alumni to keep in mind: Interdisciplinary Innovation, Collective Spirit, Working togetherness, and an aspiration for a startup. He advised to set up an innovation lab by the contribution of GITAM Alumni.
Urging the alumni to become ‘job creators instead of job seekers,’ Dr. Avinash K Dalal said the younger generation should actively strive to set up their enterprises.
In his presidential speech, Prof. Siva Prasad said that the alumni are the treasured assets of the University and were an essential stakeholder in the process of the advancement of the institution. He announced that GITAM is going to set up a TV studio by spending about INR 30 lakhs and planning to launch a School of Law, Fashion Technology, B.Ophthalmology, and Bio-Medical courses in the coming years. He advised the alumni to be in touch with the alma mater and share their experiences with the budding engineers.
Dr. P. Trinatha Rao, President, GUHAA, in his inaugural address, welcomed the alumni with his kind words and mentioned the object of holding the Alumni Meet. Dibyatanay Joardar, Secretary, GUHAA underscored the significance of the alumni network and advised the former students to participate in all the activities of the forum entirely.
“Take responsibility of your life” – Global Head, Cognizant, Advises Undergraduates
Date:July 20, 2019
“At the undergraduate level, one takes a leap towards a more responsible phase of life, and at this level learn to take responsibility for your life,” said Shri Asvin Ramesh, Global Head, Marketing & Alliances, Cloud & Infrastructure Services, Cognizant, San Francisco.
Shri Asvin Ramesh addressed students after inaugurating the 3rd Batch of UG Programs at GITAM Hyderabad Business School. In his address, he further exhorted the students to recognize the sacrifices and contributions of their parents. In a fast-changing world, he predicted, about 30-40% of currently existing jobs will disappear, making it all the more necessary for the undergraduates to work on their skills. He articulated four ingredients to success: Skills, Perseverance/Grit, Sacrifice, and a broader perspective on life.
The acquisition of skills has become more important now than ever. Students must actively and continuously learn new skills and knowledge about themselves. Invoking Greek Stoic philosophy, Shri Asvin advised them to adopt a never-give-up attitude. Sacrifices are essential in the direction of one’s goals, so one’s goals should be clear. He cautioned them; however, that money in itself can never be a goal.
He added one should view life from a broader perspective and should not be deterred by temporary setbacks. Say, ‘this too shall pass.’ He suggested that they adopt strategic patience and define success in their way and pursue that.
In his address, Shri Abhilash Mishra, CEO, NSE Academy, took the students through the journey of the National Stock Exchange. He urged the students to learn the skills required for the 21st Century, and bridge the skill gap between education and jobs.
Notable Speakers Messages
In the session, Prof. Y. Lakshman Kumar, Dean & Director, GITAM Hyderabad Business School, in his inaugural address, explained the evolution of GITAM HBS starting from the vision of late Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthi, Founder President of GITAM. He shared details of the formidable faculty strength, contemporary curriculum, futuristic partnerships, and state-of-the-art infrastructure at GITAM HBS. He spelled out the expectations of the institution from the students and the parents in producing successful careers.
In his address, Prof. A. Sreeram, Director, Student Affairs, GITAM Hyderabad Campus, urged the students to recognize that they are now part of a great university. He assured them that they would enjoy a ragging-free campus. Attendance of at least 85% is expected from them. They can learn new skills by ‘doing management’ and leveraging the presence of more than ten bodies dedicated to extra-curricular and co-curricular activities on the campus.
Sri D.V.V.S.R. Varma, Resident Director, GITAM Hyderabad Campus, congratulated the new students for choosing business administration as their career. However, to be able to manage businesses, they need a discipline which they need to learn to cultivate on the campus.
International Conference at GITAM
Date:July 16, 2019
Department of Mathematics, School of Technology, GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad will organize a three-day International Conference on ‘Mathematical Sciences and Applications’ (ICMSA) at its campus in August 9 – 11, 2019 in association with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Society for Mathematical Sciences (APTSMS).
The conference provides an opportunity to bring together leading academicians, researchers, and scholars to exchange their experiences and research results on all areas of mathematical sciences. It also aims at a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers and scholars to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of mathematical sciences.
Research contributions are solicited in all areas pertinent to the conference themes like Abstract Algebra, Mathematical Modeling, Discrete Mathematics, Operations Research, Dynamical Systems, Probability and Statistics, Fluid Dynamics, Data Analytics, Fuzzy Logic, Computational Methods, Fixed Point Theory, and Reliability & Stochastic Process.
Renovated Basketball courts inaugurated at GITAM
Date: July 15, 2019
Facilities for sports were needed and talented sportspersons would have a good future, said Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad - while inaugurating two renovated basketball courts at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad, recently.
DVVSR Varma, Resident Director; Prof. Y. Lakshman Kumar, Dean & Director, GHBS; Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Students Affairs; Prof. Sunil Kumar, Director, School of Architecture; Prof. G.A. Rama Rao, Principal, School of Science; Prof. G.S.Kumar, Principal, School of Pharmacy, Prof. P. Eswariah, HoD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, M. Narayana Rao, Physical Director, faculty and students of the University attended. An exhibition match was played after the courts were inaugurated.
GITAM Hyderabad hosts Theater workshop
Date: July 15, 2019
Gandhi School of Humanities and Social Sciences of GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad organized a five-day ‘Theatre workshop’ (July 9 to 13, 2019), a short collage of students’ performance, intended to motivate students to be keen observers and fluent communicators.
In this workshop, students have learned reading and expressing a text through – tracing its landscape and soundscape, working with found objects to recreate the selected parts of the story. On the last day of the workshop, students performed a play as a part of their training which was appreciated by the audience with full hands.
The concluding session was organized at Shivaji Auditorium Foyer on 13 July 2019. The program was presided over by Hon’ble Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad and the certificates of participation were distributed by the Resident Director Sri DVVSR Varma and Students Affairs Director Prof. A.Sreeram. Supriya Shukla, a theatre practitioner was the resource person of this workshop and Dr. Sayantan Mondal & Dr. Subhasis Nanda coordinated this training session.
GITAM Scholar receives a Ph.D. Degree
Date: July 15, 2019
Mr. S.M.Abdul Mannan Hussain, Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Technology has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad. He will be awarded the Ph.D. degree on the X Convocation. His Ph.D. thesis titled, “A study, Analysis, and Implementation of Last Planner System in Construction Industry”, under the guidance of Prof. B.S.R.K.Prasad, HoD, Civil Engineering Department, GITAM, Hyderabad. Dr. G.Vijaya Kumar, Professor, Pondicherry Engineering College was his external examiner.
The area of specialization is construction engineering and management. This study describes a research investigation into the implementation of the Last Planner System (LPS) to improve construction flow in the industry. LPS is known to be the most developed practical use of lean construction. It was implemented in four different case studies and the barriers were identified. The LPS in return minimizes the project duration and project cost also.
GITAM Hyderabad welcomes new batch of B.Sc program
Date: July 11, 2019
Activity-based learning develops self-learning skill among the learners and allows a student to study according to his or her skill, said Prof. N.Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad. As the Chief Guest on the occasion, Pro VC addressed students after inaugurating the fresh batch of B.Sc. at GITAM School of Science on July 11, 2019. In his address, Prof. Siva Prasad said that ‘Activity-based learning is indulging students in activities by stimulating their senses. Its core premises include the requirement that learning should be based on doing some hands-on experiments and activities’. That’s why we are extending Montessori activity-based learning in higher education also, he added.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Prof. G.A.Rama Rao, Principal, SoS introduced the experienced, well-qualified faculty with many achievements and the efficient staff. He congratulated the students for their choice.
Sri D.V.V.S.R. Varma, Resident Director, GITAM Hyderabad advised the students to make use of on-campus facilities, the expertise of the well qualified committed faculty and to mold themselves to shine well.
In his address, Prof. A. Sreeram, Director, Student Affairs spoke about the various opportunities available for students on GITAM Hyderabad Campus, such as Charaiveti, Kalakriti, PR & Media Cell, and NSS to hone their skills and earn certificates that will be useful to them in their career.
Students of B.Sc, their parents, faculty, and heads of departments and institutions of GITAM Hyderabad participated in this inaugural program.
GITAM organizes Orientation Program for Pharmacy Batch
Date: July 10, 2019
The orientation program of the third batch of students of School of Pharmacy, GITAM University, Hyderabad campus was conducted on July 10, 2019, in the institute premises. The chief guest for the occasion was Dr. P. Aravinda Babu, Consultant for Pharmaceutical Industries in Hyderabad and former senior vice president, Wockhardt Ltd., Aurangabad.
In the inaugural session, Prof. G. Shiva Kumar, Principal, GITAM School of Pharmacy welcomed the guest and other dignitaries. Prof. N. Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad, Resident director Sri DVVSR Varma and director of students’ affairs, Dr. A. Sreeram addressed the students and parents of the first-year students.
This was followed by the orientation lecture by Dr. Aravinda Babu. He gave a motivating speech to all the students about the career options in pharmacy. He explained to the students about the importance of setting goals and having the right zeal and passion to achieve those goals. Following this, the students were taken for a campus visit by the senior batch students.
In the post-lunch session, an interactive session was taken by the chief guest on the topic, “Expectations of pharmaceutical industries from Pharmacy students: How to gear up from day one”. In the session the students were told about the importance of setting goals, staying focused and having effective communication skills.
GITAM organizes 5-day Theatre Workshop
Date: July 9, 2019
Gandhi School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GSHS) of GITAM University, Hyderabad has been organizing a five-day Theatre Workshop from July 9 to 13. Supriya Shukla is a theatre practitioner, currently based at Hyderabad is the resource person. She is awarded Junior Research Fellowship Grant by University Grants Commission and completed her PG diploma in Dramatic Arts from the National School of Drama, New Delhi, where she specialized in acting. She has worked with renowned theatre practitioners, directors and teachers like Adil Hussain, Anuradha Kapur, Rob Claire, Kirti Jain, Abhilash Pillai, and M.K.Raina.
This workshop is designed as an initiation for students with presumably no prior experience in theater or performing arts. Through this workshop, students will learn to observe their surroundings, themselves and others in a finer way. The workshop is putting emphasis on creating a space where one can explore oneself, accept that self and work on it. The workshop mainly focusing on Me – through memory, story and associations, The other – connections, interactions, interweaving stories, Landscape, Soundscape, Found Objects and Reading and expressing a text through – tracing its landscape and soundscape, working with found objects to recreate the selected parts, telling the story combining these exercise.
Exposure to real use of technologies
Date: July 6, 2019
School of Technology of GITAM University, Hyderabad has been providing three-weeks hands-on experience training to B.Tech 1st year students from June 26 to July 13, 2019. This program is designed as a part of the orientation for the newly admitted students. They have been exposing the labs like IC Tools, Electrical Design, basic models in Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics fundamentals, Communication, and soft skills.
The hands-on experience in the labs aims to widen the student’s perspective by providing an exposure to real use of technologies. During the training, the students will have the opportunity to participate in the dynamic technical environment. In addition to learning the specialized skills of a particular field, transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, and computer proficiency are also obtained in training, primarily preparing budding engineers to pursue their four years of graduation. The hands-on experience makes a student can handle more responsibilities. The training allows for feedback from faculty and lab technicians who are established in the field and offer a unique learning opportunity. It’s an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a safe environment where mistakes are expected.
Earlier to this program, a weeklong induction program was organized. Eminent and reputed experts from different facets of life like academic, industry, psychology, and counseling interacted with the budding engineers and guided them to put best efforts to become an expert in their chosen field.