Date: July 30, 2015

Inaugural function of Academic Orientation Programme of Engineering, Law, Commerce, Management and Ph.D was held at SRM University Haryana, Sonepat at Rajiv Gandhi Education City. In a short span of two years of the establishment of this University in 2013 with small student strength has grown substantially to the present strength of more than 1000 students and Ph.D Scholars in the Campus. As a mark of respect to former President of India, Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam two minutes silence was announced. The programme started with traditional invocation of Saraswati Vandana, lighting of lamp and honouring dignitaries.

Dr. Prabhat Ranjan, Executive Director,  Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) lighting the lamp

The function was inaugurated by an eminent and internationally known astrophysicist Dr. Prabhat Ranjan, Executive Director, Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India as Chief Guest.

Dr. Samathanam, Director of Research and Student?s Advisor, SRM University Haryana welcomed the guests and shared the efforts taken by this University during the last two years to make the University visible in imparting higher education, research, infrastructure and extra-curricular activities including science communication, transfer of technology, innovation and health services through PRIMSR Hospital.

Prof. Rajarajan, Vice Chancellor presided over the function and spoke on the great qualities of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and informed to the audience (fresher?s and the parents) to work towards making India as a developed nation which was the dream of Dr. Kalam. He also highlighted the opportunities available in this country in International trade and this University is working towards converting research and innovation as technology and transfer to the society and the industry.

Dr. Ranjan in his oration shared his research interest during his school time, as alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur, Delhi University, California University, USA, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, Institute of Plasma Research in Department of Atomic Energy. He vividly brought how a basic research astrophysicist has transformed to the societal application of basic and applied research towards sensor enabled instruments and devices to help physically disabled like blind, paralysed, handicapped, deaf, dum and without arms, legs, hands etc. in human & animals. His talk focussed on application of knowledge and innovation to day-to-day life, learning by doing, learning to learn. The presentation enthused the young minds as well as the other guests towards opportunities for S&T contribution.

Engineer N. Bagavathy, Project Director, SRM Group shared the vision of the Hon?ble Founder Chancellor, SRM University, Chennai and Hon?ble Chancellor, SRM University Haryana to make this University as a best in infrastructure facilities at International standards. He assured the parents that their decision of putting their children at this University will never be regretted in the years to come. He wished them to become flying colours in the future.

Dr. Manish Bhalla, Registrar proposed vote of thanks and conveyed the details of the academic programme for 2015-16. Function was attended by many senior functionaries like Directors, Deans, HODs and other faculty of the University.