Saturday, 25 March 2017

International Conference on Recent Trends in Computing and Information Technology

International Conference on Recent Trends in Computing and Information Technology
Start: 27-03-2017
End: 31-03-2017
Organized By Department of Computer Science & Engineering, SRM University
In Association with IET
International Conference on Recent Trends in Computing and Information Technology - ICRTCIT 2017
Date: 27 - 31 March, 2017

Venue: SRM University
Key Dates:
Last Date for Manuscript Submission 
Acceptance Notification 
Camera Ready Copy of Accepted Papers 
Last Date for Registration 
Conference Dates 
27.3.2017 To 31.3.2017

SRM University SRMJEEE 2017: Book your slot now

The aspirants have to book their convenient test slots which are subject to the availability of a particular center/ date 

The slot booking for the entrance exam SRMJEEE 2017 has begun from March 22. The SRM University has released the exam dates and venue for each region. The computer-based exam is scheduled to be held between April 1 and April 30, 2017. The slot booking is done on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis. The candidates can also download SRMJEEE 2017 admit card from the official website.
The aspirants have login with their registration number to book their convenient test slots. The official website has mentioned that the slot is subject to the availability of a particular venue and date. The centre of examination and the session, once allotted to the candidate will not be changed. The exam will be conducted online and the duration of the test is two-and-a-half-hour.
The results will be released on May 2
Exam pattern: In physics, chemistry and mathematics, a total of 35 questions will be asked of three marks each. While in biology paper, 50 questions will be asked for 2.5 marks each. There will be no negative marking.
Note: The students will have to bring their hall ticket and ID proof (which bears photo and date of birth) at the registration desk without which entry will not be allowed.
The admission will be done on the basis of the performance in the entrance examination SRMJEEE (UG) 2017. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum aggregate in PCM / PCB of Higher Secondary Examination / Equivalent as prescribed by the University.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

World University rankings 2017-QS

QS Ranking

The latest rankings from QS show that the UK and US are still leaders in many fields – but competition is increasing from other international players
The University of Oxford is the UK’s major winner this year. In taking four number-one positions, it is one of only three universities to record world-leading performance in more than one subject, the others being Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Over in France, the number of top-100 placements decrease from 83 in 2016 to 66 in 2017. The country faces a number of challenges, including funding issues and a seemingly-inexorable brain drain), which could explain why academics responding to our survey express, on average, reduced confidence in French institutions. The Netherlands and Germany suffer similar threats, and are seeing similar trends.
Asia’s major player, conversely, is having no such issues. China increases its overall share of places and its share of top-50 places (from 65 in 2016 to 79 in 2017). The increase is, proportionally, minor – approximately half a percentage point. But at the country level these trends become meaningful, especially when repeated over a number of years.
When it comes to top 10 places across the 46 tables, the US and UK between them still take just under two-thirds. China’s next frontier may be greater representation in the top 10.
India, though, remains some way off. Though the University of Delhi can boast the world’s 16th best development studies programme, its success is a rare oasis in what is otherwise, for India, a top-50 desert.Subject wise
Instead, India’s priority is providing an adequate supply of competitive higher education institutions for its rapidly growing young population, while also raising its research profile. This year’s tables offer some evidence of this. Twenty-eight Indian institutions are now represented across the tables – an increase from 22 in 2016’s admittedly smaller edition – and it sees its overall share of the 11,424 available places increase fractionally.
However, the scale of the task is clear for the world’s third-largest higher education system. The US, in total, has roughly four times as many degree-granting institutions as India – but over eight times as many ranked institutions in these tables (180 to India’s 22).

The Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. N Chandrababu Naidu unveiled the master plan for the new and fast upcoming SRM University, AP

The Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. N Chandrababu Naidu unveiled the master plan for the new and fast upcoming SRM University, AP – Amaravati, which is set to commence programs in engineering from August of this year.

“SRM is embracing a new method of learning, not seen before in India. We will emphasize practical and application oriented learning via projects and lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our classrooms. We would like to create a world class environment for our students here at SRM University, AP – Amaravati; and we want to help them create tomorrow”, says Dr. P Sathyanarayanan, President of SRM University, AP – Amaravati.
To help them in this endeavour SRM University, AP - Amaravati has brought in many multinational institutions. Perkins + Will, a reputed international architecture firm with many decades of experience is conceptualizing the design of the university. This will be constructed by the eminent Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Aiding them in recruitment of senior administrative and academic members are international search firms Perret Laver and Society, who specialize in the higher education space.
SRM University, AP – Amaravati is currently establishing partnerships with reputed international universities from the US, the UK and Singapore. With support from these international institutions, there will be a significant focus on both pure and applied research in areas of renewable energy, space technology, IoT, blue economy, nanotechnologies, and many more.“Developing research led universities is fundamental to the progress of the state and the nation. We aim to do just that by bringing solutions to the problems that plague today’s world”, says Dr. Narayana Rao, Pro – Vice Chancellor of SRM University, AP – Amaravati.
This university is aimed to become first integrated inter disciplinary institutions offering courses in Engineering, Management, law, medical sciences, pure sciences and liberal arts. Additionally, SRM University, AP – Amaravati, along with the Chief Minister of AP, is launching an incubation centre “SHRISTI” – SRM Habitat for Research & Innovation in Science & Technology for Industries to make its university a hub of innovation of development.
SHRISTI aims to create 100 companies and generate 10,000 jobs in next 10 years.  This innovation centre will provide customised build-up space and research infrastructure with supporting services.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Recycled materials used for to make medals for Tokyo 2020 olympic

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic organizers are urging people living in Japan to help make the medals for the games by donating their discarded smartphones for recycling.

The Olympic Games are going to get a touch of recycling, Japanese style. Tokyo will host the 2020 Games, and from next month, collection boxes are going up all over the city for residents to donate old mobile phones, computers and small household appliances. The idea is to collect enough metal to make all 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals with recycled materials.
Discarded consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets contain small amounts of precious and rare earth metals, including platinum, palladium, gold, silver, lithium, cobalt and nickel. The Tokyo Games organising committee says it hopes to accumulate as much as eight tonnes of metal, including 40 kg of gold, 2,920 kg of silver and 2,994 kg of bronze.

The Tokyo Olympics sports director, Koji Murofushi, told media that the project would allow all Japanese to take part in creating the medals that will be hung around athletes’ necks: a truly Olympic upcycling effort.

William and Kate meet survivors of Paris 2015 attacks

Prince William and his wife Kate met Saturday with survivors of the 2015 extremist attacks at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris and other city sites on the second day of their visit to the French capital.
During a visit to the Invalides monument, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praised the courage of two victims who described the circumstances of their wounds and the effects on their lives.
One victim, identified only by her first name, Jessica, was wounded by seven bullets in one of the attacks, on a bar. She told the British royals that she wants to show the attackers that "they cannot win."
"I am ambitious. I am still ambitious. I need to live and to work," she said.
"You're very brave," Kate said.
The couple also played a bit of rugby with children and met pupils from the British School of Paris. William rebuffed a pupil's question about what he thought of Britain's Brexit vote to leave the 28-nation European Union, saying he could not answer. British royals are not supposed to engage in politics.
The trip is William's first official visit to Paris since his mother died here in a 1997 car crash. The visit doesn't include any official memorial events for Diana.