Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Ekaterina Prozorova on the topic entitled "Scandinavian Design: Classic and Contemporary"
Distinguished Lecture entitled "Scandinavian Design: Classic and Contemporary" has been presented by Dr. Ekaterina Prozorova, Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, Associate Professor, Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Dr. Ekaterina Prozorova presented on the roots of Scandinavian design which go much deeper than the hygge-mania of the past few years. Born along with the modernist movement in Europe and America, the Scandinavian design also gave priority to democratic and elegant forms. But it was also heavily influenced by the cold, short winter days of the Nordic countries and the desire to create cozy and vibrant interiors. Scandinavian design has unique combination of natural textures and deep color palettes blended in philosophy of happiness and calmness. The design items provide a dialogue between national romanticism and sharp sense of contemporaneity. Distinguished Lecture has been attended by 71 Participants from the specialized field of Art and Design, and it concluded with questions from the audience.
Eight RUAS FET UG Students Received Admission Offer to Illinois Tech, USA
Eight RUAS FET UG Students of the final year of their program received admission offer to Master Degree Programs at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA (Illinois Tech): Parankush Koul, C. Y. Shreeya, Gaurav, Jayanth K. M., Keerthana R., Anshoo Mehra, Akanksha R., and M. Sai Sumeeth Reddy, who are from RUAS Departments of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering. Several of the accepted students have also been able to secure the Scholarships for Tuition in the amount of 10,000 USD each, and Housing scholarships in the amount of 5,000 USD each. Preparation for this solid result has taken a few months. Students of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at RUAS have been invited to attend a series of the webinars organized by the Directorate of International Collaborations and Partnership Management at RUAS in cooperation with Illinois Tech Admission Team in October and December 2020. The purpose of the webinars was to present RUAS students with the opportunities to continue their education at Illinois Tech as well as to address admission related queries. Further work has been completed by going through the application process after which several students have been invited for the virtual On-Spot-Admission Interviews. Interviews took place in February 2021. Shortlisted students received admission to Illinois Tech to Master Programs in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Data Science, Cybersecurity and Computer Science and Engineering. It is a proud moment for RUAS to prepare our Graduates for continuing their higher studies abroad.
RUAS Students Shortlisted for International School "Design & Digital Brand Communication" - St. Petersburg, Russia
Seventeen Students of RUAS (16 from FAD and 01 from FMC) have been shortlisted to the FOUR-month International School at St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design, Russia (SUITD): "Design and Digital Brand Communication" from February to May 2021.
The four-month course shall help Students to gain insight into the field of Design and Digital Brand Communications with a cross-cultural perspective. The Students are going to be part of virtual international classrooms and learn amongst peers from around the world. Students will attend classes and practical sessions in
- Cultural Events Management: Service Design Course "Interactive Wall"
- Animation for Fashion
- Fashion goes digital: CLO 3D preproduction
At the end of the program, Students will be required to complete their final presentations and Certificates will be issued. The International School is part of a project funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland to enable cross-cultural communication and provide access to the breakthrough in creative industries.
Campus France Bengaluru Team organized a short virtual seminar "Study in France" for RUAS students
Campus France Bengaluru Team organized a short virtual seminar "Study in France" on February 10th, 2021, from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM (IST). The goal of the seminar was to inform RUAS students of the opportunities to study and different scholarships. Ms. Krusha Khakhar, Manager - Campus France Bengaluru, has elaborated on multiple opportunities in studying in France: Charpak Lab Scholarship, Charpak Master Degree Scholarship, Internships and PhD opportunities in French institutions. Aspects of application process, financing the studies, local accommodation and other expenses, as well as visa related information and current COVID-19 situation in France have been discussed in detail. Interested students may contact Ms. Krusha at email@example.com
Final and pre-final year UG and PG students, as well as PhD scholars have attended the event. Seminar concluded with a lively Q&A session and Invitation to attend an up-coming virtual event on higher education opportunities with participation of over 35 French universities by Campus-France across India at the end of the month: https://cft.ifindia.in/
Students of RUAS are shortlisted to the 4 Week Course in association with University of Cincinnati, USA
EIGHT Students of RUAS (06 from FLAHS and 02 from FDS) are shortlisted to the Four Week Course on "Global Perspectives of Public Health" in association with University of Cincinnati, USA. Dr. Aabha Singh and Dr. Pooja Balurkar, Second year post graduate students, Department of Public Health Dentistry, FDS, RUAS, and First year Master in Public Health (MPH) Students: Dr. M. Shiva Prakash, Ms. Tuli Roy, Dr. Rangisetti Naga Prudhvi Teja, Dr. Binduvardhini N, Ms. J. Annie Nithiya Vathani, Dr. Moinudeen Syed. The four-week short course helps Students to gain insight into the field of Public Health with a global perspective. The Students shall be part of a global virtual classroom amongst peers from around the world.
Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Edmond A Jonckheere, University of Southern California, UCS, USA
Distinguished Lecture entitled "Robust Control of Quantum Systems: Limitations or No Fundamental Limitations? A Journey Back to the 'Old' Phase Margin Problem" has been presented by Professor Edmond A Jonckheere, Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mathematics, University of Southern California, UCS, USA.
Professor Edmond A Jonckheere presented on the state of a quantum system which is specified up to a global phase factor, he has shown that it is related to the somewhat controversial quantum zero energy level. This global phase requires all specifications, typically the sensitivity and complementary sensitivity matrices, to be redefined over the complex projective space, hence casting doubts on the sacrosanct principle that small tracking error and robustness against uncertainties are conflicting. A large data base of results will be analyzed statistically to decide on limitations (Null Hypothesis) or no limitations (Alternative Hypothesis) along with a new 0-1 law. The results will be confronted with results from China, where it was experimentally confirmed that the global phase factor influences the brachistochrone targeting on the Bloch sphere. For decoherent systems, there arises the question as to what the 'global phases' really are. They are exposed by observing that the factorization of the density operator is modulo a diagonal unitary matrix, containing the phase information. Such phases become relevant to the 'conflict or no conflict' issue if they are taken as the Berry connection integrated over the incoherently interacting trajectories each closed by the geodesic from the terminal condition back to the initial condition. Overall, not unlike quantum gravity, decoherence appears to recover classical limitations.
Over 127 Participants have attended the Distinguished Lecture and it concluded with questions from the audience.
FMC Students from RUAS Complete On-line Semester Abroad in Brand Management
Semester Aboard is one of the study abroad options that Ramaiah University of Applied Studies (RUAS) offers to its students. Post-COVID reality pushed us into the new normal where a lot of projects must shift fully online, at least for the time-being. Pioneering in this new format, Ms. Janvhi A. Jaiswal and Ms. Harshitha Singh, first year BBA Students of Faculty of Management and Commerce, have successfully participated in the International Semester - Distant at Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design (SUITD), Russia, from October to December 2020. Students have applied for "Brand Management" course and attended an internationally mixed class of students from Germany, Finland, Italy and Malasia. Online sessions included lessons taught in English by SUITD Professor, a lot of active participation during the class discussions among students, team work for life assignments, and practical exercises. By the end of the course, students have prepared their final reports, presentations and brand management strategy recommendations: Ms. Janvhi A. Jaiswal "Brand Audit of a Spice Company: Mahashian Di Hatti Private Limited" (MDH) and Ms. Harshitha Singh "Brand Audit of an Indian Food Product Company: PARLE"
Art&Design Students from Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences Win Prize in HACKATHON "POSTINDUSTRIAL DESIGN" at Ural Federal University, Russia
Ms. Ananaya H, Ms. Aisha Anmed, Ms. Anagha C K and Ms. Bhoomi Dattani, 7th Semester B.Des. Fashion Design students, Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Art & Design at Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences won a Special Nomination Prize as Best Social Project/Idea in the online Event HACKATHON "POSTINDUSTRIAL DESIGN" organized by Ural Federal university, Russia, in November 2020. Summing of the event and announcing winners was held on 17th December 2020.
Faculties of Art & Design(FAD) of RUAS are the invited Experts in “HACKATHON in Post Industrial Design” by Ural Federal University, Russia
Mr. Lohit H. S., Associate Dean, Faculty of Art & Design, and Dr. Mamatha Hegde, Head, Department of Fashion Design, FAD, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, are selected as Mentors and Experts for the online Event “HACKATHON in Post Industrial Design” organized by Ural Federal University, Russia. One of the main tasks of the Event is the creation of projects and products focused on people living their life online during Covid-19. Small teams of 2-3 people (designers, programmers, and artists) are participating in the competition. During the Hackathon, Mentors - Consultants, leading designers and Representatives of foreign Design Universities, will be monitoring, consulting and advising the work of the teams. Summing of the event and announcing winners will be done on 17th December 2020.
Distinguished Lecture by Professor Harindra J. Fernando on the topic entitled "Monsoon Intraseasonal Oscillations in Equatorial Atmosphere and Oceans"
Distinguished Lecture entitled "Monsoon Intraseasonal Oscillations in Equatorial Atmosphere and Oceans" has been presented by Professor Harindra J. Fernando, Wayne and Diana Murdy Endowed Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame, USA.
Professor Harindra J. Fernando presented on the hydrology of Indian Summer Monsoons is sensitively determined by the active and break phases of rainfall. Such variability is related to a bevy of intraseasonal oscillations (ISO) present in the tropical atmosphere and oceans with time scales ranging from about 30 to 60 days. Some examples of ISO are the ubiquitous equatorial planetary waves and the Madden Julian Oscillation that travel along an equatorial wave guide. Another important but meagerly understood ISO is the Monsoon Intraseasonal Oscillations (MISO) that propagate from the equatorial Indian Ocean toward the Bay of Bengal and then split into westward and northward branches. MISO events are directly related to the rainfall variability as well as a source of ISO with global reach that trigger larger scale phenomena, for example, El Niño. A comprehensive research program sponsored by the US Office of Naval Research (2012-2022) is afoot to peer into both oceanic and atmospheric ISO in the northern Indian Ocean. Under the umbrella of this initiative are the ASIRI, ASIRI-RAWI, NasCAR and MISO-BOB initiatives. Hypotheses are advanced on the dynamics of MISO propagation as well as convective-coupling of atmospheric and oceanic ISO across the air-sea interface. Two-month long ocean cruises were conducted in 2013, 2014, and 2015 concentrating on oceanic ISOs, complemented by deep ocean moorings and land based observations covering four southeast Asian countries.
A Pilot experiment in the summer 2018 was exclusively focused on MISO events, and included observations aboard a research vessel and an instrumented aircraft. These in situ observations were complemented by satellite and reanalysis products to obtain a holistic picture of MISO dynamics. In unison, the research programs sheds light on the dynamics of MISO as well as processes that undergird convective coupling of MISO with the ocean below. The ocean was found to exert great control on MISO via complex multiscale air-sea interaction processes. Observations and modeling conducted during these programs will be outlined in this presentation, paying attention to intriguing phenomena and interactions across the scales that provide building blocks of weather variability in equatorial oceans and atmosphere. Around 20 Participants in specialized field have signed up for the Distinguished Lecture and it ended with questions and a lively discussion.
Pursuing Master Degree Program in USA by Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Webinar Event on opportunities to pursue masters degree program in the US has been delivered by Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, to all Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences students of Faculty of Engineering and Technology who are in the final year of their studies. Dr. Govind R. Kadambi, Acting Vice Chancellor at Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, has introduced Dr. Sri Kumar Panyam, Director of India Operations at Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, who has conducted the event. Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) is Chicagos only Tech University. It is rated #36 among Best Value Schools by the U.S. News and World Report 2020. It has a landmark international campus. Illinois Tech innovation and achievement is a story 130 years in the making. There are many notable alumni like Marty Cooper (EE 60, M.S. 57) inventor of the cell phone, Marvin Camras (EE 40, M.S. 42) Pioneer in magnetic recording technology, and more. Students have been advised on the admission options and process at Illinois Tech. Large part of the session has been devoted to offers for the students applying for Spring 21 and Fall 21 semesters: waiver of the application fee, waiver of the TOEFL test, waiver of the GRE test and waiver of the letters of recommendations. Scholarships on Tuition Fees and Housing have also been offered. Around forty students have attended the webinar. The event has concluded with a lively Q&A session
Four Day Online Course on "Theory and Analysis of Laminated Composite and Functionally Graded Structures"
Professor J. N. Reddy, Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair Professor and Regents Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA, has delivered a Four Day Online Course on "Theory and Analysis of Laminated Composite and Functionally Graded Structures" at the Center of Excellence for Computational Mechanics of Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences from 08 September to 11 September 2020. Professor J. N. Reddy is known worldwide for his significant contributions to the field of applied mechanics through the authorship of widely used textbooks on the linear and nonlinear finite element analysis, variational methods, composite materials and structures, and continuum mechanics. His pioneering works on the development of shear deformation theories of laminated composite plates and shells (that bear his name in the literature as the Reddy third-order plate theory and the Reddy layerwise theory) have had a major impact and have led to new research developments and applications.
Course provided participants with the theory and analysis (and some design considerations) in dealing with composite structural components in the form of beams, plates, and shells laminated of fiber-reinforced materials and two-constituent functionally graded beams and plates. Theoretical formulations and applications were also presented to illustrate the concepts.
Around 75 participants logged in every day for the course. There has been an infomrative and lively Q&A session each day. Overall the course has been a huge success with most positive feedback from all Participants.
Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Arunasalam Rahunanthan on the topic entitled “A Comparison of Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods for Subsurface Characterization”
Distinguished Lecture entitled “A Comparison of Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods for Subsurface Characterization” has been presented by Prof. Arunasalam Rahunanthan from Central State University, Ohio, USA as a part of Computational Sciences CoE Seminar at RUAS. The importance of the subsurface characterization is in the need to make decisions regarding economic, environmental or health and safety concerns. For instance, in oil recovery knowing the properties of an underground volume helps in forecasting the output in oil production. It is also important in terms of, for example, accidental contamination like spills to consider dynamics of contaminant concentration in groundwater. There are many more applications of the knowledge. It is one of the most challenging task to characterize the subsurface reliably. Prof. Arunasalam Rahunanthan has presented the characterization of subsurface using partial fractional flow data at monitoring wells using multiple Markov Chain Monte Carlo Method chains with an analysis of the convergence of the chains. Over a hundred Participants have signed up for the Distinguished Lecture and it ended with questions and a lively discussion.
Distinguished Lectures by Professor Gamini Dissanayake on the topic entitled “Field Robotics and SLAM”
As part of online Distinguished Lectures series, Professor Gamini Dissanayake, James N. Kirby Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at University of Technology, Sydney, has delivered Distinguished Lectures on 28 and 29 July 2020 on the topic entitled “Field Robotics and SLAM”. Robotics has been one of the crucial components of large scale manufacturing industries for some time now. More recently its interdisciplinary nature has moved it to the front of the scientific thought advancement: Intersection with AI and deep learning areas allows to broaden the application of robots in manufacturing and in many other aspects of everyday life. Professor Gamini Dissanayake made an inspirational and wholesome presentation on the modern aspects and challenges in the Field Robotics and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SALM). His use of multiple case-studies illustrated key competencies required in various application domains. Distinguished Lectures have been a huge success and engaged 829 participants across country.
Distinguished Lecture by Professor Adedeji B. Badiru on the topic entitled “Preparing for ABET Accreditation for Engineering Schools”
In continuation of the Distinguished Lecture Series, a series of online Distinguished Lectures has been started by Professor Adedeji B. Badiru on the topic entitled “Preparing for ABET Accreditation for Engineering Schools”. In the first lecture on 13 July 2020 Prof. Adedeji B. Badiru has explained the importance of Accreditation and, in particular, ABET accreditation, for a University, spoke about international aspect of accreditation and foremost criteria of the standards of education. The Distinguished Lecture was highly successful and engaged around 760 Participants across the world.
Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Edriss Titi on the Topic Entitled “Mathematical Analysis of Geophysical Models”
In continuation of the Distinguished Lecture Series, second online Distinguished Lecture has been presented by Prof. Edriss Titi on the topic entitled “Mathematical Analysis of Geophysical Models”. The Distinguished Lecture engaged around 30 Participants across the world. .
Distinguished Lecture Series by Prof. Edriss S. Titi on the topic entitled “Recent Advances Concerning the Navier Stokes and Euler Equations"
In continuation of the Distinguished Lecture Series, an online Distinguished Lecture has been presented by Prof. Edriss Titi on the topic entitled "Recent Advances concerning the Navier Stokes and Euler Equations". Prof. Edriss Titi is a renowned scholar in the field of Mathematics and recipient of multiple scientific awards. The Distinguished Lecture was phenomenal and engaged around 50 Participants across the world along with RUAS Internal Faculty Members and Ph.D. Scholars. Some of the participants were from Indiana University, University of Nebraska, South Korean and Chinese Universities along with local Indian Universities like Christ, Reva, IIST, and more..
MBA student from Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences completes an online International Internship at Ureka Education, UK
Mr. Stiphen Pratik Samonthroy, an MBA in Operations Management student (Batch-2018) of Faculty of Management & Commerce from Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences has successfully completed a one month online internship as Global Trainee – Marketing with Ureka Education, UK, between 7th of May – 4th of June 2020. He has successfully contributed to developing parts of a marketing strategy for the company’s portfolio of services in India.
RUAS becomes the First MITx MicroMasters ® Program Pathway University in India and offers MITx MicroMasters ® Program to Students to specialize in SCM
Under the leadership of our Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. S.S. Sritharan, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) becomes the first Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) MicroMasters ® Program Pathway University in India which recognize Learners who have completed MicroMasters ® Program Credential in Supply Chain Management (SCM) to pursue blended MBA Program at RUAS. In particular, the University is pleased to offer a path for credit opportunity for MITx MicroMasters ® credential holders in SCM towards the completion of the Master’s degree in MBA. In parallel, School of Social Sciences and Management, RUAS has announced that starting from 29 July 2020, Students can choose to take the MITx MicroMasters ® Program in SCM as part of their Program Concentration. RUAS also acknowledges the cooperation extended from Ms. Tracy Tan, Director, MicroMasters ® Program and Professor Krishna Rajagopal, Dean for Digital Learning at MIT.
The MicroMasters ® programme from MIT not only offers the Students a great opportunity to specialize in SCM, but also provides a Pathway to pursue Blended Masters Programme at MIT and other Associated Universities around the World (https://micromasters.mit.edu/scm/pathways-masters/), once application is accepted by these Schools/Universities.
RUAS Signs MoU with The University of Memphis, USA
RUAS signs MoU with The University of Memphis, USA in order to engage in cooperative Programs of Education and Research as well as promote faculty and student exchange between both the Universities. The scope of the MoU underpins the following initiatives:
- Joint research activities in areas of mutual interest to the faculty of the two institutions
- Joint teaching or supervision of students
- Staging of joint seminars, conferences and academic meetings
- Special academic programs
- Exchange or Study Abroad
- Exchange of academic materials and other information
- Curriculum development which will contribute to the academic and professional development of faculty at RUAS and the University of Memphis
Our Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Professor S.S. Sritharan signed the MoU on behalf of RUAS. From the University of Memphis, MoU was signed by Dr. Thomas Nenon, Executive Vice President & Provost and Mr. Raaj Kurapati, Executive Vice President & CFO. Both the Universities are looking forward for a long-term association.
Distinguished Guest Lectures from the Delegates of University of Texas at Arlington, USA
With an initiation from our Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, a Delegation from University of Texas at Arlington, USA (UTA) comprising of Chairs from Computer Science and Engg., and Electrical Engg. along with Graduate Recruiters for Engg. and Management has visited our Peenya Campus on 12 Feb. 2020.
In view of this, TWO Distinguished Lectures were delivered: –
- Data Reduction Techniques for Diverse Data Types in the Big Data Era (By Prof. Hong Jiang, Chair – Dept. of CSE)
- Infrastructure for 5G and IOT Operation and Evolution (By Prof. Jonathan Bredow, Chair – Dept. of EE)
Mr. Peter Le, from the Office of Admission, UTA, has presented about the vibrant area of Dallas-Fort Worth, the UTA state-of-the-art facilities and the array of the academic programs offered at UTA. Ms. Samantha Stewart, Graduate Business Recruiter, UTA, has interacted with FMC students regarding the study opportunities at College of Business at UTA, its admission criteria and process.
Distinguished Guest Lecture at RUAS
Dr. Iurii Stolbikhin, Associate Professor in Department of Water Use and Technology, St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Russia, has delivered the Distinguished Guest Lecture on "Theoretical Basis of Sewerage System (+Their Facilities) Destruction" on 03 Feb. 2020. The lecture considered an uninterrupted operation (24/7) of the sewerage system of a city as one of the main requirements to ensure the proper sanitary conditions for the population. Sewerage system of big cities around the World often suffers from the problem of Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC). This process leads to fast deterioration of sewers, shafts, chambers and wells, causing great damage. It is considered as a world's most expensive problem for sewerage systems. The corrosion mechanism as well as prevention methods have been presented at the lecture with the discussion of the recent project conducted by Dr. Iurii Stolbikhin's research team in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Russian Students at RUAS for Exchange Program in Civil Engineering
St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia) students came to RUAS to undertake International Exchange Program "Aspects of Modern Civil Engineering" from January 31 to February 11, 2020. Russian students will attend Civil Engineering Department laboratories and workshops, they will learn about RUAS students' projects in a similar field of studies. Through interaction with RUAS CED Faculties they will get introduced to the advanced construction technologies in India. As part of the program, a few on-going construction sites visits and industry visits are being planned in Bangalore for them.
Faculties from Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences go to Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Russia
Ms. Priyanka Nanjanaik, Ms. Sushma Rangaswamy, Assistant Professors of the Department of Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management and Ms. Chandanshree Nayak Suresh, Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering Department from Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, went to Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Russia from November 18, 2019 to December 09, 2019. Assistant Professors exchanged their expertise in the field of modern civil engineering and explored collaborative research and joint academic programs opportunities.
RUAS Delegation Visit to GUS Institutes In Germany, UK & Ireland
A delegation consisting of the Faculty member and Management functionaries of Ramaiah University of Applied Science and GEF visited five reputed Institutes & Universities in the Europe from 11th – 19th November 2019. The delegation consisted of Dr Govind R. Kadambi, Pro Vice Chancellor RUAS, Dr. G. Deva Kumar, Professor, FMC, RUAS, Sri G. Madan Mohan, Advisor, GEF.
The delegation visited various institutions of Global University Systems (GUS) at Berlin, London and Dublin. In all the Institutions visited during the period, it held extensive discussions with the Senior Management of the Global University Systems which included Managing Directors, Deans, Academic Planning and Student Experience Teams.
Visit by Dr. Pankaj B. Desai, The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, USA
In continuation to the recent visit in July of the delegation from the University of Cincinnati, USA (UC), Dr. Pankaj B. Desai, Ph.D, Professor of Pharmacokinetics and Bio-pharmaceutics Chair, Division of Phamaceutical Sciences Director, Drug Development Graduate Program, The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, has visited Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) on 13 of December 2019.
The main focus of the visit was to explore areas of potential collaboration between Faculty of Pharmacy (RUAS) and The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy (UC). Dr. Pankaj B. Desai had detailed discussions with Dr. Sundaresh D. C., Pro Vice Chancellor - Health Sciences, RUAS and with Dr. V. Madhavan, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy (FPH), RUAS. Dr. V. Madhavan has given a presentation about FPH and prospective avenues of collaboration in research and educational programs. He has taken Dr. Pankaj Desai for the FPH tour of the laboratories and other facilities where Dr. Pankaj Desai interacted with the Faculties and students of the FPH. Concluding the visit, Dr. Pankaj Desai has made a presentation about UC and The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, as well as the current research projects and educational programs for the Faculties and students of FPH, RUAS.
RUAS Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, USA
RUAS signs Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), USA. The purpose of this agreement is to recognize the mutual interest in the field of Education, Research, Training and Development and Dissemination of Knowledge and also the Importance of Institutions of Higher Education’s role in promoting International Collaboration and increased contribution to Social Development.
Both the Universities have agreed to explore the collaboration possibilities with regard to:
- Joint Educational and Research activities
- Exchange of visiting Scholars for the purpose of conducting research
- Discussion for the exchange of Undergraduate and Graduate students
- Exchange of scholarly information including research papers, theses, books and magazines on relevant subjects and potentials
- Extension of invitations for attending Scholarly and Technical meetings in National and International Conferences
The MoA was signed by our Hon’ble Chancellor, Dr. M.R. Jayaram, and our Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Professor S.S. Sritharan representing RUAS. In parallel, the Dean of Viterbi School of Engineering - Professor Yannis Yortsos signed the agreement representing USC.
After the MoA signing ceremony, Prof. Yannis Yortsos delivered a Distinguished Guest Lecture on “Engineering a Better World for All Humanity”. In the presentation, Prof. Yortsos highlighted the Top 10 accomplishments of USC in the last one year. The Professor highlighted on the importance of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) which are driving the economies across the World. In summary, the importance of Social-Behavioral aspects in Technology and Engineering was emphasized in the Presentation. All the Deans, Directors and HoDs of RUAS actively participated in the event.
Socio-Hydrology: “Imagineering” Not Just Engineering Needed to Solve Water Security Challenges
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences and Ramaiah Institute of Technology jointly organized a ‘PUBLIC LECTURE’ on Socio-Hydrology by Professor M. Sivapalan, Chester & Helen Siess Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Geography and Geographical Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA. Currently, the Professor is in India for 6 weeks visiting IISc under Satish Dhawan Endowed Visiting Chair.
The Professor addressed about challenges in Water Security by combining humanist and hydrological aspects in the PUBLIC LECTURE. Many parts of the world are facing severe water crises. Historically engineers and domain experts are tasked with design and implementation of technological solutions to water problems, such as the building of dams, pipelines and desalination plants. These work well in the short term but non-involvement of the beneficiaries of the water works, the people themselves, in conceptualization and execution of otherwise well-intentioned and well-designed solutions often leads to unintended, even adverse, consequences due to issues not considered in the designs and due to non-acceptance by society. The PUBLIC LECTURE illustrated examples of water management problems in Sri Lanka, Australia, USA, China, Europe, which prompted the launch and growth in the field of Socio-Hydrology. The Professor expressed his views in the context of UN Sustainable Development Goals related to water, which provide renewed motivation for engineers, social scientists and humanists to come together and work towards developing imaginative solutions for many water security challenges faced by communities around the world.
More than 300 Faculty Members and Students attended the PUBLIC TALK. The Professor emphasized on broader thinking in “Engineering Education by bringing together Humanistic, Sustainable and Societal Perspective”. Professor M. Sivapalan highlighted on cultivating Problem Solving attitude through “effective problem solving” not “solutions looking for problems”. In addition, Professor Sivapalan delivered a Distinguished Guest Lecture at the Peenya Campus of Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences on 16 Nov. 2019 on Mega-Trends in the Growth of Hydrologic Understanding: From Newton to Darwin to Wegener. In this lecture, the key milestones in the transformation of hydrologic science from Engineering Hydrology to Earth System Science was addressed. By virtue of these initiatives, the HEIs can benchmark the research contributions of Faculty Members in India for the benefit of Society.
What happened to Malaysia Airline MH-370? - Ramaiah Group of Institutions Organizes a ‘PUBLIC LECTURE’ by Professor Goong Chen, Texas A&M University, USA
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Ramaiah Institute of Technology and Ramaiah College of Arts, Science & Commerce organized a ‘PUBLIC LECTURE’ on Computational CFD for the Water Entry Problem of the Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 by Professor Goong Chen, Texas A&M University, USA. The Professor is invited to deliver Series of Lectures under Distinguished Visiting Professorship Program.
On 08 March 2014, the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared less than an hour after take-off during the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The Boeing 777-200ER carried 12 crew members and 227 passengers. On March 24, the former Malaysian Prime Minister, Mr. Perdana Menteri announced that “It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that ... Flight MH370 ended in the Southern Indian Ocean.” Though the exact fate of Flight MH370 remains undetermined, the available evidence indicates a crash of the airliner into the Ocean. However, not all emergency water landings, referred to as “ditching” end in tragedy when they are controlled.
Professor Goong Chen demonstrated the simulation for the Water Entry Problem of the Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The Water Entry Problem is a classical problem in applied mathematics and fluid dynamics. It considers the dynamic motion of an object upon its entry into the water. The ‘PUBLIC TALK’ was motivated by several applications viz. the landing of a hydroplane, the entry into water of a rocket or the Apollo module returning from space and the ditching or crashing of aircraft. The PUBLIC TALK highlighted that a large body of literature exists for the computer simulation of rupture and disintegration of a crashing aircraft in order to gain further insights and research directions. Despite Air Travel being one of safest, it is expected that data generated by numerical simulations will further improve the passenger survival in emergency water landings.
More than 300 Faculty Members and Students attended the PUBLIC TALK. Professor Goong Chen is in India to deliver a Distinguished Lecture Series for the Faculty Members and Students of Ramaiah Group of Institutions during 18 Nov. 2019 to 22 Nov. 2019. The other distinguished lectures include modern Computational Mechanics, Non-linear Dynamics and Chaos, Underwater Implosion of Submarines, Quantum Computing and Devices. By virtue of these initiatives, the HEIs can benchmark the research contributions of Faculty Members in India for the benefit of society.
Distinguished Guest Lecture on ‘Mega-Trends in the Growth of Hydrologic Understanding’ by Professor Murugesu Sivapalan, UIUC, USA
RUAS in association with Ramaiah Institute of Technology jointly organized a Distinguished Guest Lecture on the topic entitled “Mega-Trends in the Growth of Hydrologic Understanding: From Newton to Darwin to Wegener” by Professor M. Sivapalan, Chester & Helen Siess Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Geography and Geographical Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Hydrologic science has undergone transformative changes over the past 100 years, from early empirical approaches to rigorous approaches based on the fluid mechanics of water movement on and below the land surface. Challenged by limitations of traditional Newtonian approaches, and embracing a Darwinian, co-evolutionary Earth system science perspective, the pursuit of hydrologic science is now guided by altogether new questions and methodologies, with a particular focus on interactions and feedbacks between parts of the Earth system that co-evolve, giving rise to the adoption of comparative hydrology. In the emergent Anthropocene, this co-evolutionary view has expanded to involve feedbacks with Human-Social processes as well. Hydrologic science is now entering a globalization era with a focus on new phenomena that emerge from regional and global teleconnections of the expansion of the human footprint, calling for the adoption of novel Wegenerian approaches to understand the Earth system and the role of water in it. In the lecture, the Professor presented key milestones in the transformation of hydrologic science from Engineering Hydrology to Earth System Science.
More than 70 Faculty Members and Post-Graduate students participated in the event by both the Institutions. After the Guest Lecture, the Professor interacted with the Faculty Members from Dept. of Civil Engg. and advised on research directions and opportunities which can be progressively improved over a period of time. As a follow up of this initiative, a brainstorming session is planned to initiate and arrive at a common research theme for the growth of the Department.
RUAS Faculty participation in HACKATHON in POSTINDUSTRIAL DESIGN: 6th - 8th of November, 2019, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Dr. Mamatha Hegde, Head and Assistant Professor of Fashion Design Department (RUAS) is currently in Ekaterinburg, Russia, taking part in HACKATON - the International Project School in Post Industrial Design held at Ural Federal University as an invited Expert. The event takes place from November 6th to November 8th , 2019. School is organized for the young scientists and students who form 20 -25 teams of designers, programmers, designing engineers and specialists in culture projects.The tasks for the teams are formulated by Ekaterinburg Optical and Mechanical Plant, the City Administration, construction companies and packaging companies. The ultimate goal is the development of an international action plan to use the potential of design to solve pressing global problems. By engaging young scientists and students into interdisciplinary approach to solving the global problems with design tools, school helps them to explore the ways of how to create a world that is environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially fair and culturally diverse. Postindustrial design is a field of activity aimed at the formation of the design thinking of specialist designers who are able to work in a team with programmers, engineers and humanities. In a team, each of which is capable of quickly creating projects and products oriented to a person (in all its diversity and individuality) generate innovative approaches to create a balanced environment for its living. Dr. Mamatha Hegde is guiding the teams of participants from the perspective of her professional field and high level of expert knowledge in intensive work on creative projects in the format of creating new solutions in the field of personalized, socially-oriented design.
Guest lecture on "A New Era of Electronics using Nanomaterials" by Dr. Aaron Franklin, Duke University, USA
A guest lecture on "A New Era of Electronics using Nanomaterials" by Dr. Aaron Franklin, Duke University, USA was organized by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Peenya Campus, on 05-Nov-2019. Associate Professor Franklin enthusiastically explained the various properties of Carbon Nanotubes, development of transistors using nanotubes and their applications in printed electronics. The lecture was quite insightful and inspiring. The lecture was followed by a student interaction session about Duke University's graduate programs. Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members from various departments attended the lecture.
Guest Lecture by Dr. Girish Srinivasan, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, PhenoMx Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A Guest Lecture on “Enhancing Healthcare Device Accessibility through Democratization of AI Based Technology” was conducted at RUAS by Dr. Girish Srinivasan, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, PhenoMx Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dr. Girish addressed about machine learning and inference infrastructure for various diagnostic imaging applications (whole-body screening, orthodontics, pathology detection) and MRI diagnostic application software. Faculty Members/Doctors and Students from Ramaiah Group of Institutions actively participated during the Guest Lecture.
Invited Talk by Dr. Raj Rajaram
Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Sanitation, Waste Management and Environmental Engineering Research center jointly organized an invited lecture on “Practical Waste Management” by Dr. Raj Rajaram, Director, Municipal Infrastructure, CCJM Engineers Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dr. B.S.Dayananda, Head, SWMEE Research center introduced the speaker to audience and welcomed the speaker. Dr. Rajaram explained about various challenges faced in management of solid and liquid waste across the globe. He also discussed about methods of solid waste management and the energy conversion technologies adopted for managing the wet and dry wastes in India and also at U.S.A. Around 100 students and staff members from various faculties including Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Hospitality Management and catering Technology, and also the students from Ramaiah Institute of Technology were also attended. The Q&A session went for almost 20 minutes, many students and faculty asked questions and Dr. Rajaram clarified the question with more enthusiasm.
Vice Chancellor and DD-PRP Visits Various Institutes in Srilanka
Dr. Sivaguru Sritharan, Vice Chancellor and Mr. Gautham U. G., Deputy Director-PRP visited prominent schools in Colombo. Among the schools visited was Royal College which has produced many of the country's leaders and cricketers The Vice Chancellor interacted with the Principal and the students of Royal College. They also visited Prince of Wales College which produced some of the country's current cricketers like Lahiru Thirumane (Captain of SL Team) and Kushal Mendis and spoke to the Principal and address the student body. The academic programmes offered by RUAS was explained to students at Colombo Hindu and Mahanama College as well as the Principal and his team. They also visited Brisbane International School.
Distinguished Guest Lecture on "Moon to Mars Exploration – Challenges and Opportunities” by Ms. Ann Devereaux, Principal Engineer, Mars 2020 Lead Flight Segment System Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), NASA, USA
Department of Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering, FET, RUAS organized an invited lecture on “Moon to Mars Exploration – Challenges and Opportunities” by Ms. Ann Devereaux, Principal Engineer, Mars 2020 Lead Flight Segment System Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), NASA, USA. Prof. Raja R, HOD/AAAE introduced the speaker to audience and our PVC Prof. Govind R Kadambi welcomed the speaker with bouquet. Ms Ann explained about various challenges and opportunities at Moon and Mars. She also explained the various technical collaboration between NASA and India in Chanrdrayan-1 programme. Around 300 students from various departments including Aerospace, Automotive, Mechanical and etc. attended this programme. The Q&A session went for almost 20 minutes, many students and faculty asked questions and Ms. Anne clarified the question with more enthusiasm. Faculty and students appreciated about the talk and requested to arrange more lectures like this. This programme was concluded by Dr Srikari, by thanking speaker and audience.
This programme was jointly organized by Education USA Bangalore and represented by Yashna Trust, Bangalore. Ms Brindha Jayakanth form US Consulate, Chennai and Ms. Anita Bose Natarajan from Yashna Trust accompanied Ms. Anne during the programme.
Distinguished Guest Lecture on ‘Mobile Health Informatics’ by Professor Anthony Faiola, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Ramaiah Medical College and Ramaiah Institute of Technology jointly organized the ‘Distinguished Guest Lecture’ by Professor Anthony Faiola, Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA. The Professor addressed on “Mobile Health Informatics: Integrating Interaction Design with Health Data Science”. Faculty Members/Doctors from Ramaiah Group of Institutions actively participated during the Distinguished Guest Lecture.
After the lecture, the Professor briefed about contemporary Programs and opportunities at the College of Applied Health Sciences at UIC. The Presentation included details about UG and Graduate Programs on ‘Health Informatics’, ‘Health Information Management’ and ‘Life Science Visualization’. RUAS is exploring for opportunities to collaborate with UIC on the above mentioned advanced Programs in the Faculty of Life and Allied Health Sciences.
Guest Lecture by Prof. Victoria Demenova , Dean of Faculty of History of Arts, Cultural Studies and Design at Ural Federal University, Russia
A Guest Lecture on “Social Powers of Design - Design for People with Disabilities, Design Communications in Urban Environment” was conducted at RUAS by Prof. Victoria Demenova , Dean of Faculty of History of Arts, Cultural Studies and Design, Ural Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Prof. Victoria elaborated on how Design as a form of artistic activity modifies over the historical changes in the society. She has presented that in each historical époque the role of design is different. In today’s hectic world of Urbanization we encounter many challenges, hence one of the functions of Design is to reduce their negative impact and improve our daily lives, in particular the lives of those with special needs. Among other projects displayed in the presentation, Prof. Victoria spoke about the one focused on helping autistic children to adopt effective learning technics with the help of inclusive approach by the designers.
Visit by Professor Vistasp M. Karbhari, President – The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Professor Vistasp M. Karbhari, President - The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), USA visited Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences. President Karbhari and Professor Pranesh B. Aswath, Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Policy of UTA interacted with the Leadership Group of RUAS to explore the collaboration possibilities. The Hon’ble Chancellor of RUAS, Dr. M.R. Jayaram, Chief Executive - GEF (M), Shri M.R. Sreenivasa Murthy and the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of RUAS, Professor S.S. Sritharan were the key members present during the Event. In parallel, the leadership group from RIT comprising of Chief Executive – GEF (Engg. & GS), Shri B.S. Ramaprasad and Principal, Professor N.V.R. Naidu, were also present. President Karbhari presented about UTA and it’s achievement to the leadership group along with the possible collaboration opportunities for student community of Ramaiah Group on 3+1+1 scheme; joint Ph.D. programme and other mutually beneficial programmes.
Later, President Karbhari delivered a Distinguished Guest Lecture on the topic entitled “Education and Future of the Workforce in an Era of Technology Convergence” at Peenya Campus of RUAS. The Distinguished Guest Lecture by President Karbhari highlighted on posing ‘more questions to the audience’ rather than ‘answering questions to a situation’ in a non-conventional way. Leveraging on Technology Convergence, the Professor emphasized on the future perspective of the Universities through “taking University near Students”; “Cross-pollination on Specializations during Faculty Recruitment”; “Allowing Students to Graduate at their own Pace with Multiple Entry and Exit Options”; “Offering Continuum of Knowledge”; etc.by creating an opportunity to serve students in a modern era as against the traditional University practices and processes. The Distinguished Guest Lecture was a resounding success and well appreciated by the faculty members and the student community of Ramaiah Group of Institutions. The RUAS community expressed their gratitude and profusely thanked President Karbhari for igniting the non-traditional way of educating the student community in the current scenario.
Ramaiah University contributes to Karnataka Flood Relief
The staff and students of Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore have generously contributed towards Karnataka Flood Relief. An appeal was made to voluntarily donate items in kind only. No cash donations were entertained. Donation boxes were set up in all faculties of the University for people to donate food items such as rice, pulses, cooking oil, sugar, salt, biscuits, tetra pack milk, toiletry items like soap, tooth brush, tooth paste, detergent and shampoo, medicines and other materials like sanitary napkins, diapers, mats, towels, blankets etc. The collected material was handed over to an NGO-Way for Life, in JP Nagar for distribution to the needy people. Letter of Appreciation
Inauguration of Bachelor of Vocational(B.Voc.) Degree Programme, Batch 2019
Inauguration of Bachelor of Vocational (B.Voc.) Degree Programme, Batch 2019 was successfully held at RUAS Peenya campus on 26th August 2019. Shri M. R. Ravi, IAS, Commissioner for Textile Development and Director of Handlooms and Textiles was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the classes. Dr Sivaguru S. Sritharan, Vice Chancellor-RUAS delivered the Presidential Address. Mr. Arup Bhattacharya, Director-DTLL, RUAS welcomed the gathering and Mr. Vijayakumar S. Deputy Director - DTLL, RUAS proposed the vote of thanks.
Visit by Dr. Venkat N. Venkatakrishnan, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)
Dr. Venkat N. Venkatakrishnan, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) visited Leadership Group of RUAS and RIT to solidify the partnership on Student Exchange and Research Collaborations. Later, Dr. Venkat interacted with the Faculty members of RUAS and RIT to advice on Building Collaborative Research Partnership with UIC.
Visit by Delegates from University of Cincinnati, USA
The Delegation by University of Cincinnati, USA led by Dr. Raj Mehta – Vice Provost International, Director of Honors and Professor of Marketing; Dr. Piyush Swami - Professor Emeritus, School of Education and Dr. Vamadeva Gowribalan – Director International Strategic Partnerships and Associate Professor of Mathematics visited RUAS. The Delegation also visited our Hon’ble Chancellor, Dr. M. R. Jayaram, and Chief Executive – GEF (M), Shri. M. R. Sreenivasa Murthy. Our Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. Sivaguru S. Sritharan, welcomed the Delegates on behalf of Ramaiah Group. Dr. Govind R. Kadambi, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research), RUAS presented the Research overview of the University. Further, the Deans of Ramaiah Medical College and RUAS presented about their Faculty and potential areas for Research Collaborations.
Delegates from Texas A& M University Visited RUAS
Prof N. K. Anand, Prof. J. N. Reddy and Prof. Thomas E. Lacy Jr. visited RUAS for a meeting with Dr. M. R. Jayaram – Hon’ble Chancellor, RUAS and other members of leadership group. The delegates made a presentation about Texas A&M University and discussed about possible collaborations with RUAS. Further, the delegates visited Advanced Learning Center of RUAS to know the simulation capabilities in Medical arena. Prof. J. N. Reddy also delivered the Distinguished Guest Lecture on “ON SHELL FINITE ELEMENTS FOR LARGE DEFORM ATION ANALYSIS OF LAMINATED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES” at our Peenya Campus in the Forenoon Session. The Distinguished Guest Lecture was attended by the Faculty Members of RUAS and RIT as well as Delegates from Valdel Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd..
Dr. B.L. Ramakrishna, Director - Grand Challenges Scholars Program Network, National Academy of Engineering, USA Visits RUAS
Dr. B.L. Ramakrishna, Director - Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) Network, National Academy of Engineering (NAE), USA visited RUAS based on the invitation extended by our Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Professor S.S. Sritharan. Dr. Ramakrishna presented to the PVCs, Deans and Members of Innovation Centre about the significance and visibility of exploring the possibility of RUAS becoming NAE GCSP network.
Guest Lecture by Dr. Arun R. Srinivasa, Holdredge/Paul Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA.
Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences organized a guest lecture on, GraFEA : A new Graph Based nonlocal Finite Element approach for the modeling of Crack Propagation and Damage by Dr. Arun R. Srinivasa, Holdredge/Paul Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA. Simulation of Damage and fracture propagation in quasi brittle materials is a very challenging task within the framework of continua since the changes in topology that occur cannot be captured by conventional methods. A different approach (called GraFEA) which is based on recasting classical FEA as computations on a graph is applied and was shown that that a nonlocal fracture criterion can be implemented on top of an existing FEA scheme as opposed to complete reformulation. The guest lecture was well received and attended by the Hon’ble VC, Deans and faculty members and students.
Guest Lecture by Dr. Jeffrey A. Loeb, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences organized a guest lecture on “Big Data of the Human Epileptic Brain”. The guest lecture was delivered by Dr. Jeffrey A. Loeb, John S. Garvin Chair, Professor and Head, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois at Chicago. The guest lecture was well received and attended by the Hon’ble VC, PVCs, Deans and faculty members.
Delegation from UIC Visits Ramaiah Group of Institutions
A Delegation from the College of Engineering, University of IIlinois at Chicago (UIC) visited Ramaiah Group of Institutions. The Delegation comprised of Dr. Neal R. McCrillis, Vice Provost for Global Engagement; Dr. Peter Nelson, Dean – College of Engineering and Dr.Venkatakrishnan Venkatesan Natarajan, Assoc. Dean of Research & Graduate Studies, College of Engineering. The Delegation visited various Institutions of Ramaiah Group which comprised of interaction with Faculty Members and Students as well. Finally, a wrap up meeting for the Delegation was organised with the leadership of Ramaiah Group to arrive at a specific action plan for advancing the collaboration forward.