International day of Yoga was celebrated on 21st June 2020 at VFSTR. Due to the current pandemic, the observation of IDY needs were re-purposed with a focus on social distancing as no mass gathering was possible. All the staff and students were encouraged to pursue yoga from their home for building immunity and relief from stress. Many staff members have positively participated in the celebrations from their home with the family while the hostel staff has practiced yoga in the institute; there was also an E-Yoga session held for celebrating IDY to practice common yoga protocol drill. Students as well as alumni have participated in this E-Yoga session.
The National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi, has granted Tier-1 accreditation to the fivebranches of Vignan's University for a period of 3 years up to 2023 which is yet another feather in the cap of Vignan's University. The fiveProgrammes are: Biotechnology, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
The management of VFSTR distributed commodities to 650 poor people in and around Vadlamudi Village on 13-05-2020. This is the part of fulfilling social responsibility and recognition given to the people of Vadlamudi for their contribution in developing the University. The Vice-Chairman spoke to the gathering on this occasion and briefed them about the precautions to be taken during this pandemic and distributed the commodities.
Srujanankura 2020 - An National Technovaganza organized by VFSTR Deemed to be University. It provides a platform to the students to showcase their technical prowess in various disciplines. This event consists of several activities like Paper & Poster Presentation, Project Expo, Technical Quiz and Business Plan. The main focus of Srujanakura 2020 is to benefit the scientific student community who are eager to change the world with their technical skills.
An awareness program on women safety with the help of mobile application has been conducted under the auspices of Women Empowerment and Development cell of the varsity. Ankita Kapoor, Project associate of Active Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd graced this awareness session on 28th February 2020. On this note she spoke about the safety of women, problems regarding identifying the black spots in cities and the how the Safetypin applications help and gave a detailed overview of how this application work.
On February 28th, 2020, Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed to be University), celebrated National Science Day to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. The chief guest for the program is Dr. C. V. S Brahmananda Rao, Head, Solution Chemistry & Mass Spectrometry Section, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu.
Prof. Kartikeyan started a lecture with a broad range of electromagnetic spectrum and the applications of each frequency band. Later he has given the different perspectives on futuristic communications. Moreover, he explained about Moore's law and its development, electromagnetic spectrum, 5G requirements and targets, Millimeter wave communication, atmospheric attention versus frequency, Gallium nitrate devices and its applications, and gyrotron technology.
On 6/2/2020, a one-day lecture workshop on 'Atomistic simulations for the applications of Material Science' was conducted by the Division of Chemistry of the department of Sciences and Humanities (S&H), Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research. The chief guest of the workshop was Dr. D. L. V. K. Prasad, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur and the guest of honor for the occasion was Dr. V. Subramanian for CSIR-CLRI, Chennai.
"The Vignan Mahotsav" a national level youth festival, organized annually by the Vignan University, provides an unparalleled forum for all the students across the country to test and showcase their intellectual, athletic and artistic powers hidden in them. Students from various regions of India came to the varsity to participate in 72 events organised by the students of VFSTR. A total of 8513 students registered on the first day of the fest. Separate accommodation for boys and girls were also arranged for the students at varsity guest house and hostels that came from far places.
Republic day celebrations were held with enthusiasm and zeal. All the students and staff participated in the event. The chief Guest Dr. M. Sridhar Acharyulu, Former Central Information Commissioner delivered an inspirational speech to all the budding engineers and managers. The special attraction was the parade by NCC cadets. The faculty members were given with prizes for their excellent performance in teaching and research.
"Dream big, Discover your path, inner power and outside opportunities and lastly Do" - Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi quoted in a seminar held at Vignan University, Guntur. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Prize for Peace winner(2014) for "Struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education", visited Vignan University to address the students and motivate the younger generations towards the eradication of child labour, child abuse, child and women trafficking and forced slavery.
VFSTR family celebrated SANKRANTHI with great enthusiasm and zeal. The traditions of this great festival were recalled by performing Go Puja, Haridasu Keerthana, Bhogipandlu, Rangoli, Gobbemmalata, Bhogifire etc. The Chancellor Prof. K. Ramamurthy Naidu addressed the staff and students about this harvest festival. The dignitaries gave away the prizes to the winners of various events from students and staff.
Zonal Student Congress 2020 was grandly organised under the auspices of IEEE Guntur Sub Section at VFSTR. Program started traditionally with lightening the lamp by the chef guest D. Ramakrishna, CEO of Efftronics system private limited. Dr. N. Usha Rani, Program convener deliberated the importance of IEEE and the events organised by IEEE which inspired the students in many ways. Dr. T. Pitchaiah, HoD Of ECE Dept addressed the gathering.
VFSTR family celebrated the New Year splendidly in the presence of Honourable Chairman Dr. Lavu Rathaiah. On this occasion students and staff of all departments gathered at U block for celebrating the New Year. Th?e celebrations started with a New Year Resolution Pledge taken by the students.
"Student Professional Awareness Activities (SPAA)", is a two-day event that was organized from 27th - 28th December 2019 in Sangamam Seminar Hall of ECE Dept., by IEEE Student Branch of VFSTR (Deemed to be University) in collaboration with IEEE Hyderabad Section. The main theme of the event is the Humanitarian Grand Challenges. It is a professional awareness emphasizes the importance of technical and non-technical aspects of engineers to future engineers.
The Department of IT, VFSTR deemed to be University, Vadlamudi organized a Three day National workshop on "Block Chain and its applications" during 23-25 December 2019. Dr. Manish Jain and Mr. Akhilesh Kumar Chousara, Corporate Trainers from Samriddhi solutions, Indore were the resource persons of the workshop. 11 faculty members, research scholars and 55 students were attended the workshop.
"Winter School on Advances in Remote sensing and its applications" is a five day event which was organized during 18th - 22nd December, 2019 in Sravanthi Seminar Hall of ECE Dept., by IEEE Student Branch of VFSTR (Deemed to beUniversity) in collaboration with IEEE Hyderabad Section, IEEE CIS/GRSS joint chapter, under GRSS India initiatives 2019.
One day National seminar on "Perspective and Challenges on Adopting the Curriculum for Engineering and Technology in INDIA" was organized by IQAC at Spoorthi seminar hall, A block, Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research on 21st December, 2019.
The Department of Biotechnology, Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research organized an international conference on "Environmental Sustainability, Human Health and Development" during 20th-22nd December, 2019. The topic chosen for the conference, of course, a broad but intended to cover the environmental adversities and their impact on the health of biota.
The Department of Civil Engineering started this semester in an intriguing way by conducting a National Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering on the occasion of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) Student chapter - VFSTR opening dated on 19th Dec 2019. The Chief Patron is Dr. Lavu Rathaiah and Key Resource speakers are Dr. P Polu Raju ICI Chairman Andhra Pradesh Zone, Dr.Hemambera Reddy Dep Executive Engineer, CRDA and Dr. G Hari Krishna Professor in Dept. of Civil Engineering V.R Siddhartha Engineering College.
Department of Management Studies hosted a National workshop on 'Theory Building & Publishing Research' on 14th, December. The Guest Speaker, Dr P Murugan from Central University of Hyderabad was expert in academic writing has given a detailed talk on the process of theory development, theoretical contribution and the components of scholarly writing for quality publication.
Mr.David Josar and Ms.Suneetha Thanneru from US Consulate had visited VFSTR on 10/12/2019. They met the Vice Chancellor Dr. M.Y.S. Prasad and other deans of VFSTR. In a jam- packed seminar hall, interaction with the students lasted for couple of hours.
The program was inaugurated in the Mechanical Engineering Department with Chief Guests Mrs. Deepa Balasubramanian, CEO, The Sedibus (Malaxmi Group's Complete Startup Ecosystem) and Mr.Naveen Kumar Mandava, Industrial Promotion Officer, Guntur District. Mr. Naveen Kumar, during the inaugural address, said that the State and Central Governments have announced various schemes to promote startup activities, especially in engineering institutes.
Department of ECE, VFSTR organized a one week faculty development program from 22nd to 27th November 2019. In the first day of FDP (22-11-19, first two sessions) Dr.N.Usha Rani, Professor,VFSTR delivered a lecture on overview of AI and Deep Learning. She also discussed mathematical fundamentals needed for AI and Deep learning. In 3rd and 4th sessions of first day Dr.Jakeer Hussain, deputy, HOD,ECE, discussed basics of Python.
A Two days International Conference was held on 8th Nov. 2019. Initially the program was commenced with lightening the lamp on the stage, and followed by release of Brochure. Pahang Malysian University Professor Dr Rizalman Mammath mentioned that the future will be for the Industrial Robots, as a part of "Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering (ICETME-2019)". He also stated that in future Automobiles, Agriculture, Hospital's, Software & Hardware sectors will make use of the Industrial Robots in large and vehicles will be driven by Robots only and for which the students should get ready.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas has been organised in the Vignan's Foundation for Science Technology & Research on 31st October 2019 at Sangamam Seminar hall to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel. On this occasion, Honourable Vice Chancellor of the vasrsity Dr. MYS Prasad have addressed the gathering and enlightened the students on the Significance of the Unity day and on how to inculcate the philosophies of legendary personalities in the present day situations.
As per UGC (University Grants Commission) guidelines and CVC (Central Vigilance Commission), the vigilance awareness week 2019 was observed at the Vignan's Foundation for Science Technology & Research to spread awareness against corruption. CVC's theme for this year's Vigilance Awareness Week is "Integrity A Way of Life" with emphasis on spreading awareness in fight against corruption to all sections of Society.
UDBHAV is a National Level Management Meet organized by KAIZEN of Department of Management Studies held at Vignan's Foundation for Science Technology & Research (Deemed to be) University, Vadlamudi campus on 19-10-2019.
Dr. Yamini Sudha Sistla, Asst. professor in the department of chemical engineering, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida delivered a guest lecture on the topic "Molecular Modelling: refinery applications" in the department of chemical engineering on 11-10-2019.
Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mohan Das Karamchand GandhiS born on 2nd October 1869. 2nd October 2019 is the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. VFSTR is celebrating this occasion from a week before Gandhi Jayanthi.
The "World Pharmacists Day" was conducted by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences on 25th Sep'19. The International Pharmaceutical Fedaration (FIP) Congress, in Istanbul, Turkey designated 25th September as annual World Pharmacist Day in 2009, and is followed every year. Pharmacist is the only professional who relates the use of drugs in the patients and has a better understanding about the condition of the patient and the mechanism of action of the drugs and can ensure effective treatment was opinioned by the speakers.
National Service Scheme, (NSS) was launched in 1969. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges and Universities working for a campus-community especially in villages. NSS day is celebrated on 24th September in every year.
The VFSTR celebrated Engineer's Day organized by Student Activities Council. The Engineering Community across India is celebrating Engineers Day on 15 September every year as a remarkable tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (popularly known as Sir MV). He is held in high regard as a pre-eminent engineer in India. This event is organized to create awareness for students and faculty on role of engineers in the development of our Nation.
VFSTR marked a memorable day in the life of every fresher with excitement, joy, music, enthusiasm, laughter, and happiness. The purpose of the Fresher's Party was to make every new student feel connected as an integral part of the Vignan's family and get ready to take on the challenges of the year ahead. Freshers were formally welcomed to the celebrations.
On the eve of Engineers day a national level civil workshop was conducted at VFSTR on "Recent Trends in Civil Engineering-2019" JSW cements south India Head Mr Hari Prasad Rao was the chief guest for the program, initially the workshop was commenced with Jyothi lightening.
A guest lecture on "Challenges in Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Navy Development" was held on 14th September 2019. The guest lecture has been organized by VFSTR to provide the students with an opportunity to get a head start in Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.
The third National Conference on VLSI Signal Processing and Communications (NVCSComs-2019) organized by ECE Department of VFSTR on 6th-7th September, 2019.
Teachers Day was celebrated very grandly at VFSTR, in this regard Dr. N. Geethanjali AP Retd Joint Director of Collegiate Education was invited as chief guest, and while addressing the gathering she said that teaching values apart from education is the vital responsibility. She said that teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential and carving future citizens will be in the hands of teachers.
CSIR-CEERI Pilani-Rajasthan Principal Scientist Dr Kota Salman Raju said that Digital World will take new turns with 5G Technology. Department of Science & Technology, in support with Ministry of Science & Technology & in collaboration with Department of IT has organised a three days' workshop on "Internet of Things" & 2 days National Seminar on "Recent Trends in Information Technology (NCRAIT-2019)".
In support with DST-SERB, Department of S&H division of Chemistry has organised a two day National Level Seminar on "Recent Advances in Materials Science for Sustainable Development (RAMSSD-2019)" on 31-08-19, the chief guest of the Seminar is ICT Professor M Lakshmikantham.
Department of S&H in collaboration with Department of Pharmaceutical sciences of VFTSR has organised an International Seminar on "Explore the Research and Funding Opportunities in Europe" on Friday 30/08/19, The programme was chaired by European Commission Research Innovation Sector Counsellor Ms. Tania Fredricks.
A Guest lecture on "Retail industry growth potential and job opportunities for textile engineers" is organized for the students of Textile technology on 30.08.2019. The resource person is Mr. Hirak Mazumder, Retail Head-South, Senior Sales Manager, Pepe Jeans India Ltd-Bangalore Office. he explained the growth rate present in the Textile Retail sector and he discussed opportunities and growth potential for graduates in various brands all over the world. also, he motivated the students towards the Retail sector and their need for the present market.
REJOICE, The curtain-raising event for Optional Clubs organized by the Student Activities Council besides the National Sports Day celebrations organized by Vignan's Sports Contingent which marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand, a legendary hockey player who brought glory to the nation by winning three Olympic gold medals. The spirit of the occasion was ushered in with an impressive march past hoisting of sports flag and institutional flag.
The Department of Civil Engineering has successfully organized a 2nd National Conference on Technological Innovations in Civil Engineering - NCTICE 2019 during Aug 22-23, 2019.
A 4-Day Value added program on "INTRODUCTION TO GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICES" was organized by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the 16th - 19th Aug'2019. The first day of the program started with an Inaugural function in which the faculty, students of the Dept of pharmaceutical Sciences had participated. The resource person for the program Dr. V. Sai Kishore, Expert Faculty in Regulatory Affairs, was introduced by Head of the Department which is followed by elaboration about the importance of GLP in Pharmaceutical industry by Dr Rajesh Kumar, Faculty of the Department.
Independence Day is a way to remind us of the sacrifices our freedom fighters made and thus holds a significant place among the citizens of our country. Reminiscing the sacrifices by the great leaders, VFSTR celebrated Independence Day with unprecedented patriotic fervor on Aug 15, 2019. The gamut of celebration commenced at 8:30 AM with a huge crowd comprising of students, teaching as well as non-teaching staff to mark the 73rd year of achieving freedom from the British rule.
The introductory session for HAPPINESS PROGRAM by ART OF LIVING have been conducted at convocation hall for which Mr. Ajay Anne, a close associate of Shri VV Lakshmi Narayana, NRI member of Art of Living in USA chapter along with Mr & Mrs. Srinivasa raju, senior teachers of Art of Living from Vijayawada have taken the session for 240 students from I year.
Person with many No's cannot be successful in life, she is noting when came from Mumbai, the story of a lady who read herself as BR Ambedkar daughter for inspiration and climbed to the status of Entrepreneur, Activist and a Padmasree awardee. On Saturday in the Women Empowerment Cell of Vignan, "National Daughters Day" was celebrated. To this event the chief guest is Mrs.Kalpan Saroj, chairperson Kamani Tubes-Mumbai and Padmasree awardee.
The two-day national conference on Management Perspectives-2019 was inaugurated in a grand way at Sravanthi Seminar Hall, VFSTR on the morning of 9thAugust, 2019. The event witnessed a full packed hall of more than 300 audience. Industry experts, academicians, research scholars, and students from business management and several inter-disciplinary fields assembled on this occasion.
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organized the International Conference on Innovations in Power, Energy and Intelligent Control Systems (IPEICS-2019) 8-9 August, 2019. The conference is aimed to provide outstanding opportunity for both academic and industrial communities to address new trends and challenges and emerging technologies on the topics relevant to today's fast moving areas of power, energy and control systems.
The 7th annual convocation of Vignan Foundation for Science Technology and Research was held on 27/07/2019 at vadlamudi campus Guntur. The occasion is graced with eminent personalities from different sectors of the society and graced the occasion; around 1500 graduates have received their degrees on the hands of eminent personalities of the varisty and guests of honor.
The conference was inaugurated on 19th July 2019 at 9.30 am. Dr. D. P. Kothari was the Chief Guest. There was a total of six lectures. Dr. D. P. Kothari delivered a talk on the Evaluation of Mathematics and its developments and concluded with applications of Mathematics to Engineering and various fields of Sciences.
The Department of Civil Engineering, VFSTR organized a guest lecture on "Recent Trends in Transportation Engineering" on 17 July 2019 at Gallery Hall. The Guest Speaker is Dr.Prasanta Kumar Sahu, Assistant Professor in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation, the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, launched the Swatch Bharat Mission. In this regard, the varsity had organized Cleanliness Drive on 13th July at H Block of the varsity.
Dr. A. Sharada, Convenor, AFD in her opening remarks said that it is our tradition at Vignan's University to conduct orientation programme for newly recruited faculty members. She also said that the need of the programme for new faculty members is to make them to understand the vision and mission of our university and enable them to meet the expectations set for them. She hoped that this training will help faculty develop their confidence and comfort during teaching - learning process in the classrooms.
A 3-Day Faculty Development Program on Cyber Security, Crypt Analysis and security for Physical Infrastructure sponsored by DST (ICPS) organized by Department of Information Technology.The first session started with the plenary speech by Dr.R.K.ShyamSundar,Professor, Department of CSE,IIT Bombay. He gave a speech on "Cyber Security: Future Challenges". He enlightened the participants with his speech and he created interest among the participants. He also discussed how privacy is different from Confidentiality, Applications of Cyber Security, AI and Cyber Security, Data Governance.
Career Advancement Scheme (CAS)-2019 interviews were conducted successfully on 01.06.2019 to promote eligible faculty members to the next cadre. A total of 21 applications from various disciplines or departments were received. A preliminary screening committee headed with Rector as Chairman, scrutinized the applicants eligibility as per UGC rules and regulations 2018 guidelines and identified nine applicants suitable for representation before final selection committee (CAS committee) on 01.06.2019
The core objective of the workshop was to equip the participants with set of skills and potentiality to undertake the research very effectively in the disciplines of social science and to turn completed research into publishable material of high quality in the form of thesis, articles, and journals. The workshop consists of both theory and practical.Dr. G. V. K. Acharyulu, Guest addressed the gathering on importance of research and stressed the role of basic research, importance of business research and its contribution towards Indian economy.
The delegates of TiE invited to participate in Brain Storming Session on Entrepreneurship & Start-Up Activities in the VC's Conference Hall on 3rd June 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 1.00PM. Dr. M.Y.S Prasad, Vice-Chancellor of VFSTR, Chaired the meeting. The meeting began with the self-introduction of Mr. Phani Pattamatta, Executive Director, TiE Hyderabad, and Mr. Subba Raju Pericherla, Board Member TiE Hyderabad along with the Rector, Prof. K. Satya Prasad, Registrar, Cmde. Dr. M.S. Raghunanthan.