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VIT-AP & AKS IAS Academy sign MoU for UPSC Training

The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between VIT-AP University and AKS IAS Academy was held at VIT-AP University on Friday, 16th April, 2021.

Dr. S V Kota Reddy, Vice-Chancellor, VIT–AP University after signing the MoU with AKS IAS Academy said that “this collaboration of VIT-AP and AKS IAS Academy will be beneficial to students who are looking for a career based graduation programme from us. Along with the Dual Degree of BA & MA in Public Services students will be trained for IAS preparation, so that they are ready for the civil services and allied positions by the time they graduate from VIT-AP.” He also emphasized on the need of building a pool of bureaucrats who can lead the nation in the coming years, as the thought behind beginning the Programme of Dual Degree with integrated IAS training. Enthusiastic students now need not travel far for the best IAS training, as VIT-AP in collaboration with AKS IAS academy will offer the best training for one to excel in the Administrative field.

Mr. Shashank, CEO, AKS IAS Academy said that AKS IAS Academy was founded with the vision of establishing a bench-mark institution to achieve excellence in one the toughest competitive exam in the country, i.e, IAS/UPSC Civil Services Exam, which has facilitated many aspirants to achieve their IAS goal. Being associated with a prestigious University like VIT-AP will help us in not only enabling the students to start early but will also help in providing a road-map to effective learning and reassuring them of our motivating company during their journey on the road to success. We are sure that the strong academic base provided by VIT-AP complemented with Competitive exam guidance by AKS IAS for this innovative Degree+IAS Program will guarantee an enriching and fruitful learning experience to aspirants.

Dr.C.L.V. Sivakumar, Registrar, VIT-AP University, Dr. Susmitha Shyamsundar, Dean Incharge, VIT-AP School of Social Sciences & Humanities, Ms. Sudha, Director, AKS IAS witnessed the MoU signing ceremony.

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VIT-AP inks Academic & Research MoU with CSIR-IICT

The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the School of Advanced Sciences, VIT-AP University and CSIR-IICT was held at IICT, Hyderabad on the Saturday of 10th April 2021.

Dr. S V Kota Reddy, Vice-Chancellor, VIT–AP University after signing the MoU with CSIR- IICT, said that this collaboration will help faculty and students to get an opportunity to conduct research in advanced thrust areas in science and technology. This collaboration can bring forth project proposals in areas of mutual interest of faculty and students can be submitted to various Agencies / Industries for funding. The expertise and technical support that this collaboration brings would lead into conducting Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs), National, International Conferences / Seminars / Symposium / Workshops etc. VIT-AP along with IICT, Hyderabad look forward to working on areas that would be beneficial to academia which in turn would reflect on the society we live in.

Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Director CSIR-IICT said that signing an MoU with VIT-AP will encourage more young men and women to take part in research as we guide/ jointly guide the M.Sc. and Ph.D. students for their project / dissertation / internship/ CO-OP/ Senior Design Project and the like. This pact will assist us to conduct societal relevant scientific programmes jointly. IICT can share knowledge by guest lectures on the courses under curriculum and also collaborate in areas like exchange of scientists, faculty & students, projects and to apply for bilateral programmes on areas of expertise as mentioned above, as per the norms of respective institutes.

Dr.C.L.V. Sivakumar, Registrar, VIT-AP University, Dr. N.V. Satyanarayana Chief Scientist, IICT witnessed the MoU ceremony.

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VIT-AP School of Law signs MoU with CHSS

Signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the VIT-AP School of Law (VSL), VIT-AP University and Centre for Human Security Studies (CHSS) was held at VIT-AP School of Law, VIT-AP University on 09 February 2021.  Ch. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao IPS, Director General of Police (Railways) (Andhra Pradesh Cadre) graced the occasion and witnessed the ceremony as a Chief Guest.

 

Ch. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao, the Chief Guest said that “9 February 2021 marks an important day in the history of the VIT-AP School of Law (VSL), VIT-AP University and for the Centre for Human Security Studies (CHSS) by entering into MoU to work committedly for the cause national security. I am sure both the organizations would share the common values and common ideas to protect the nations from various security threats. Threats ranging from cyber security, health security, costal security and mostly internal security to be addressed and dealt with clear policy and legal aspects. Without having clear policy and legal guidelines it is difficult for the forces to deal and provide protection to the people of this country. The VIT-AP University and CHSS should bear in mind that these challenges have to be addressed in clear and focused manner. VIT-AP University is one of premier institutions in this country guides and provides inputs to the policy and law makers in dealing with the various challenges which are posed by the growing security threat. The CHSS is having almost 10 years of experience in dealing and organizing various activities to create awareness among the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with regard to prevailing and growing security threats.” It is the need of our, educational institutions like VIT-AP should come forward to work with the governments and be in the think tank to disseminate and create awareness about the security challenges.

 

Dr. S. V. Kota Reddy, Vice-Chancellor of VIT-AP University, in his address highlighted the university’s contribution for the empowerment and promotion of the education and advised the law students and faculty to work towards the betterment of the society. He highlighted that the University is committed to create a Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security and Law. This center will work holistically to provide better solutions to the society and he has informed the importance of the center and its scope.

 

Dr. Ramesh Babu Kanneganti, Founder and Executive Director of Centre for Human Security Studies (CHSS) expressed his gratitude for signing in Memorandum of Understanding with the VIT-AP School of Law, VIT-AP University and informed that he will work closely with VSL to start various training programs and academic and research activities for the benefit of the both institutions. Dr. CLV Sivakumar, Registrar, VIT-AP University and Dr. Benarji Chakka, Dean VIT-AP School of Law, students, faculty members and staff of the university witnessed the MoU ceremony.
 

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Placement Achievements

VIT-AP witnesses the very first batch of students scale heights in Placements. Currently 253 students have been successfully placed, and as the days grow so does the number.

With many more companies ready to offer placements, the opportunities of placements are witnessing a steady increase. Around 175 of our students have even secured multiple offers. The Placement team has been actively working towards placements of all the students.

Placements during the pandemic that hit 2020 did not hinder the placements since VIT-AP has seen a steady inflow of companies come in through the extended season, and it still continues. As of now, we have the highest placement offer of 20 lakhs per annum, showcasing how the super dream and dream offers have proved the mettle of our students. The figures are realtime numbers that showcase the calibre of our graduating students.

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VIT-APUniversity STARS Programme 4th Batch Inaugural

Dr. Sekar Viswanathan inaugurated 4th Batch of STARS Programme and issued free laptops to STAR students on Thursday at VIT AP University, Amaravati.

STARS (Support The Advancement of Rural Students) aims to provide opportunities to underprivileged rural students to pursue quality higher education. The scheme is implemented in thirteen Districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Through this scheme, since the academic year 2017-18 , one male and one female students from Government Junior Colleges located in the rural areas in each district is selected and offered complete Free Education inclusive of Hostel Facilities to pursue their education at VIT -AP. Hence every year, 26 students from 13 districts are benefited under the exclusive VIT-AP STARS scheme.

Dr.Sekar Viswanathan, Vice president VIT AP University in his address drew emphasis on hard work and exhorted the students to focus on their education to be the firsts in their chosen areas. By utilising the opportunities on campus, one can learn foreign languages like French, Spanish andGerman. He also encouraged the students to utilize these opportunities by active participation in clubs and chapters to make best their careers and live a balanced life. It is the quality of education, the presence of good faculty, the right ambience and eco system that enables students to unleash their creativity and genius and VIT AP has an impressive record on this score. He reiterated the Kothari Commission statement that “The destiny of the country is shaped in the classrooms”

Dr. S.V.Kota Reddy, Vice chancellor, VIT AP University said that STARS (Support The Advancement of Rural Students) aims to provide opportunities to under privileged rural students to pursue quality higher education.He firmly believes that Education is for emancipation, enlightenment, empowerment, employment and empathy. He stressed on four pillars of learning as enunciated in 1996 UNESCO commission on education Learning to know (Knowledge), Learning to do(Skills), Learning to be (Personality), Learning to live together (understanding, appreciation of independence).

Dr.C.L.V Sivakumar , Registrar, VIT-AP spoke about the legacy of the STAR scheme and its impact on rural education . He mentioned that we believe in creating an atmosphere which encourages innovation, generates new ideas and nurtures the talent of the young minds . He drew attention to novel concepts in teaching learning like Engineering Clinics and encouraged students to actively participate and benefit from this learning environment.
Dr.R. Thahiya Afzal , Asst. Director, Admissions, students, staff and faculty were present on this occasion.

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VIT-AP University Conducts International Conference on Applications of Fluid Dynamics (ICAFD)

The Amaravati-based VIT AP University, recently held a three-day online International Conference on Applications of Fluid Dynamics. This ICAFD-2020 meeting was the fifth in a series of International Conferences that aimed to establish a leading international forum that brings together Scientist, Engineers and Industrial experts to present the latest advances and inventions in the fields of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics and explore path-breaking advancements and problems in order to choose alternative paths.

ICAFD 2020 invited resource persons from countries such as USA, Australia, UAE, Singapore and South Africa and from reputed Universities such as IIT, NIT, VIT and Central University from India. The conference was the result of a long collaborative effort between the School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT-AP University and the Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Out of the total 175 participants, 100 presented their research papers among which 25 were from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Malaysia, UAE, Singapore, West Indies, Australia and the rest of the papers were from different states of India which included IIT’s, NIT’s, Central Universities, etc.

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Human Rights Day Celebration at VIT-AP School of Law (VSL)

Human Rights Day celebrated at VIT-AP School of Law to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 10 December 1948. The program was co-hosted by the Centre for Human Security Studies a Think Tank on Human Security in India, which is situated at Hyderabad. Sri. Gautam Sawang, IPS, Director General of Andhra Pradesh Police graced the occasion as a Chief Guest

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VIT Received Award For Excellence

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. Edappadi K. Palaniswami presented the award for Excellence to Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) during the Think Edu conclave conducted by The New Indian Express held at Chennai. VIT Vice President Mr G.V.Selvam received the award on behalf of VIT. The award was presented in the presence of Union Minister Smriti Irani.

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VIT won the FICCI-2019 Award for “Excellence in Enabling Research Environment”

VIT won FICCI-2019 Award for “Excellence in Enabling Research Environment”. The award was received by Our Vice Presidents Mr. Sankar Viswanathan and Dr. Sekar Viswanathan from Hon’ble Minister Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India and Shipping Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Government of India, on 28th Nov 2019 in New Delhi.

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IBM Hackathon – Crack the Covid – 19 Crisis

NASSCOM as part of the Futureskills initiative along with IBM had organised a National Online Hackathon – Crack the Covid-19 Crisis. The Hackathon kick-started on 25th April, 2020 where in NASSCOM invited STEM students across India to participate and build practical and effective solutions using technologies such as Cloud, Data & Artificial Intelligence. The objective of this hackathon was to look for innovative solutions to solve India’s biggest challenge in the present construct, the national socio-economic crisis caused by COVID- 19 pandemic.

Of the 26,478 registrations, from more than 500 Institutes across 26 States and Union Territories participated in the Hackathon.

Evaluation is in progress and 16 top submissions are short-listed. Out of the 16 teams 5 Teams are students of various campuses of VIT. The final round of evaluation is in “Shark Tank” style (based on popular TV series – Shark Tank) whereby team will pitch idea, solution to a panel of investors (Sharks) and persuade them to invest in their idea. Four students of VIT-AP university of the team “_init_iators” have made their place to compete in the finals. The Final Results will be declared on 8th of June, 2020.