SRM University-AP


Bearing in mind the emerging trends in education and demands from students, universities and educational institutions across India have started revisiting the curriculum rigorously to understand the demands of the industry. With this in mind, many universities have started hosting new-age programs, which emphasize on hybrid pedagogies, coupled with the right amount of outside the classroom activities, motivating all-rounded excellence among the gen-z. Thereby, throwing light on one such institute of excellence, that has taken every step to meet the global standards by updating the technological knowledge to embrace the shift, SRM University-AP, comes out as a hotspot of multicultural experiences. Building Façade of SRM-AP University

Being the first educational institute to be established in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, SRM University-AP envisions providing quality education and international exposure to the ground roots of the country. Since its inception, the university has been creating marvels in higher education, accumulating the momentum to become a multidisciplinary research institute of international repute. The university works towards making impactful efforts to bring high-quality education and research within reach of students to lessen the dependability of international institutions for quality education and research. 

Known for providing a high order of education in the field of Engineering, Sciences, Management, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Entrepreneurship, SRM University-AP prioritizes the holistic development of students. SRM-AP believes in the potential of meritorious students to add value to the face of the country, thus, at the University, quality of education is never compromised, committed to advancing education across all spheres. Moreover, considering the latest trends of students seeking more interdisciplinary learning across all the programs, SRM University-AP endorses a very flexible and choice based curriculum, coupled with an increased focus on experiential learning and tech-enabled active learning. “We have introduced ‘Inter-Disciplinary Experiential Active Learning’ (IDEAL) to elevate students’ overall learning experience by merging the boundaries of disciplines”, shares – Dr P Sathyanarayanan, the Pro-Chancellor of SRM University-AP. 

Recognizing the power of education

Founded by the SRM Trust under the Andhra Pradesh State Private Universities, SRM University-AP is included by UGC in the list of universities established as per Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. Within the first five years of establishment, SRM University-AP managed to develop into an interdisciplinary institute combining academic rigor, the excitement of discovery, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Boasting of an inspiring and stimulating environment with a diverse campus community, the University strives towards benefiting both India and the wider world.

Girls playing basketball at SRM-AP UniversityThe sprawling campus of SRM University-AP is spread across acres of land with state-of-the-art facilities. The infrastructure is designed by Perkins + Will, the American architecture firm. SRM-AP caters to learning in every space in both formal and informal settings, thereby, the architecture is designed in a way that fosters a modern culture of learning that is multi-dimensional, global, social, experiential, and interactive. From traditional classrooms to active, problem-based environments for adaptive learning, the latest technology for hybrid curricula, instant feedback and immersive simulation environments, the campus comprises a wide range of educational settings advocating an engaging learning experience.

An ideal platform where intellectual prosperity is accentuated with remarkable career prospects, the University attracts students with high potential and ingenious minds. The university provides 100% placement assurance, 60+ collaborations with the world’s best universities and up to 100% scholarships for meritorious students. 

SRM conducts an entrance exam SRMJEEE for all registered and eligible candidates applying for Engineering programmes and SRMAP-MAT for BBA (Hons) and MBA programmes. SRM APET BTech Entrance Test is conducted exclusively by SRM-AP, where students are required to be present at the campus for the examination.

Beyond educational excellence

SRM University-AP admits students for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes in various fields under three schools.

*The School of Engineering and Sciences (SEAS)

AT SEAS of the SRM University-AP, BTech, MTech, BSc, MSc and PhD programmes are offered that are in-sync with the recent industry trends and requirements. Students applying for BTech courses can avail the opportunity to participate in Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme [UROP] as well as in multiple industry internships in India and abroad. “The Semester Abroad Programme (SAP) in partnership with QS-ranked top universities across the world, is another highlight of SRM AP BTech courses”, shared – Prof. Manoj K Arora, the Vice-Chancellor.

The University offers MTech with specializations in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning, Data Science, VLSI, Internet of Things (IoTs), Thermal Engineering and Materials & Manufacturing Engineering. The BSc and MSc programmes at SRM-AP are carefully crafted to promote research and knowledge development and its implications in pursuing a sustainable environment. Highly qualified faculty engage in research-oriented teaching and expert guidance to carry out projects in various cutting-edge research areas.

*The School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS)

Offering BA/BCom/Bsc programmes in the domains of Liberal Arts, English, History, Economics, Psychology and Commerce, SLASS allows students to pursue a degree within an ecosystem of learning and growth. The students are surrounded by talented, visionary and committed personnel from around the world and a faculty of acclaimed international artists, film & theater directors, poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, critics, and scholars. 

*Paari School of Business

With the aim to nurture business and management acumen, SRM University-AP aligns itself with the Paari School of Business to produce a competent and compatible workforce with a global business outreach. The Paari School of Business offers BBA (Hons) and MBA programmes with specializations in Business Analytics, Finance/Marketing/Human Resource Management, Operational and Logistics Management. All these up-to-date courses train students to appreciate the dynamic and complex working environment of business, develop critical thinking skills, demonstrate the ability to analyze complex qualitative and quantitative problems and exhibit organizational leadership. Also, SRM-AP has collaborated with Harvard Business School Online to offer high-impact online courses to students.

Towards globalization

Education, when armed with technology, elevates the momentum of the entire learning process. The adoption of such advanced technologies is indeed relevant in a tech-oriented world where tomorrow solely depends on the connectivity of today. New and rapidly improving technologies are transforming higher education, and SRM University-AP has already entered the tunnel of this technological transformation. 

As the pandemic pushed the need for new learning experiences via the online mediums, SRM University-AP was well-equipped to explore and experiment further on the augmenting arenas of this technology-driven education process. As a result, students were exposed to numerous academic softwares to facilitate their qualitative learning process. All thanks to the well-equipped digital library present on the University campus, students got to explore much beyond just their notes and textbooks. Furthermore, students are free to access library journals even off campus through Shibboleth. “There are academic tools like MATLAB, Cadence, Ansys, Solid works, ETAB tool, PSCAD, LabView etc., to ensure connectivity to resource materials and learning processes throughout the academic year”, added – Prof. D Narayana Rao, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of SRM University-AP.

Considering SRM University-AP’s affinity towards a detail-oriented curriculum and purpose-driven learning strategy, the newly introduced New Education Policy adds to the quality and integrity of the education offered. Also, as the policy is all about multidisciplinary education linked with the forthcoming industrial revolution for skilled job creation, the programmes at the University are designed in-sync with the industry to ensure the nourishment of a multidisciplinary culture. 

SRM University-AP, at its core being a research-oriented institution aligned with the policy’s objective of an increased focus on research, is striving relentlessly towards building a strong research culture and research capacity among the faculty and students across different domains. With 1132 research publications, 63 research projects, 101 filed patents and 240 research scholars, SRM-AP makes sure to never compromise on the quality and capacity of academic research. Research projects with a total outlay of Rs. 2672.70 Crores have been sanctioned to the faculty members by DST, DBT, BRNS, the Government of India, and the British Council. 97 Patents are published, and three patents are granted to the university.

Beyond the school-level preparations, SRM University-AP promotes Entrepreneurship on a larger scale under the Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, shares – Dr R Premkumar, the Registrar of SRM University-AP. The Directorate consists of a group of students actively engaged with the university’s innovation, research, and entrepreneurship activities. They are exposed to a startup ecosystem and the support of corporate, enablers, world-class mentors, top-class institutions, foundations, incubators, and the Government. In addition, the Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) of the University fosters a culture of innovation, design, and entrepreneurship among students of all streams, including engineering, liberal arts and sciences, and management. The students of the University are also provided with start-up funds, incubation, and connections across the globe.

The Hatchlab Research Center of the University, which is a section 8 company tasked with Incubating and Supporting Innovative Startups of the students, enables a conducive atmosphere where all types of businesses can grow and prosper, especially in a socially backward place. Also, with the cumulative expertise and intelligence of the faculty team, who have global exposure and extensive experience in various domains, and 20+ world-class laboratories with cutting-edge technology, students of SRM-AP stand ahead in the job market at multiple parameters. 

SRM University-AP has always been at the forefront of bridging the gap between industry and academia. These impressive connections result in helping students with their industry visits, internships, and campus placements. SRM University-AP also actively participates in joint industry and consultancy projects, industry sponsored centers of excellence, inviting visiting faculty from industry, hiring professors of practice from industry are some of the initiatives which reflect the promising industry-academia relationships that flourish at the University. 

All in all, many companies consider SRM-AP as one of the preferable institutes for student recruitment. Students are equipped with not only soft skill training but also professional training. The university guarantees 100% placement with over 600 recruitment partners worldwide. 44.91 LPA is the highest salary, and 7.64 LPA is the highest average salary offered during the latest placement season. Over the years, there has been a steady growth in the number of Super Dream, Marquee and International placements that take place at the university. The close interaction between the institution and the leading companies in the industry is the backbone of these placement records. The placement team actively conducts campus recruitment programmes and trains the students, ensuring confirmed job opportunities in prestigious organizations, in turn, preparing students not only to excel in individual career-prospects but as all-rounded professionals.