Amaravati: SRM University – AP, Amaravati will have its annual board meeting and a landmark University Conference on January 24th at its campus. This will include strategy meetings with the VC advisory board to hammer out details for a competitive vision and future for the university.
SRM AP offers degree programs in Engineering and Liberal Arts and has collaborations with MIT and UC Berkeley. The university is embarking on a significant expansion plan with greater resources and programs for faculty research and with an aim to enhance the student learning experience, new international collaborations to integrate innovation and technology-driven pedagogies such as active learning forums into the curriculum.
SRM AP board of governors and management in attendance include P. Sathyanarayanan, President, SRM AP, Jamshed Bharucha, SRM AP Vice Chancellor, Elizabeth Bradley, President, Vassar College, Nicholas Dirks, Emeritus Chairman, UC Berkeley, Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego, Prasant Mohapatra, Vice Chancellor Research, University of California -Davis, Kerry Healey, President, Babson College, and Damodar Acharya, Former Director, IIT Kharagpur.
Leading up to the conference SRM AP Vice Chancellor Jamshed Bharucha explained, “We aspire to stand apart and distinguish ourselves with programs that are academically outstanding, student-centric and globally connected”.
At the conference, in addition to SRM AP board members, participants will be from the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Board also. These include leading academics from Tufts, Dartmouth, UC Berkeley, Cooper Union, Brown University, Georgia State, Olin College of Engineering, Vassar, University of California, San Diego, University of Massachusetts, Harvard, Syracuse University, and Babson College.
Among these, are distinguished leaders in their disciplines such as Teresa Dahlberg, Dean of Engineering, Syracuse, Patricia Jackson, VP Development, Brown, Margaret Newell, Deputy Provost, Harvard, Rajini Srikanth, Dean, Liberal Arts School, University of Massachusetts, and Niranjan Bose, Senior Advisor, Bill Gates foundation.