SRM Institute of Science and Technology (deemed to be university), one of the premier institutes of the country, and was established in the year 1985. SRMIST holds one of the top ranks in the country, educating more than 38,000 students across campuses spread across the nation providing a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate as well as doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine and Health sciences, and Science and Humanities. SRMIST takes pride in its 4000-capacity auditorium, one of India’s largest indoor auditorium and its 250 acre humongous campus. SRM is also the only institute in the nation to have launched its own satellite, SRMSAT in 2011.
By providing the students with premium hostel facilities and an endless list of conveniences in and around campus, such as canteens, gymnasiums, prayer halls, book stores, departmental stores, laptop repair centers and ATMs, the college makes sure to cater to all the needs of students and teachers alike.
In collaboration with world-renowned institutions such as MIT, Carnegie Mellon, UC Davis and Warwick, SRMIST always aims to improve the curriculum, keeping them at par with the global standards. The SRMIST has accreditations from the national agencies like the UGC, AICTE and boasts an ‘A’ grade from the NAAC. Some of the courses additionally have an ABET accreditation.
SRM follows an ideology wherein they encourage the students to employ research oriented learning methods while laying a strong emphasis on undertaking projects, the proof of that being the presence of a number of reputed student led projects such as the SRMUAV, SRMAUV, SRMSAT, Camber Racing, 4ze Racing just to name a few. The SRMIST stays true to its motto of Learn, Leap and Lead, as it strives to be the forerunner in its field, providing undiluted support in the form o well-versed faculty, state of the art laboratories, global exposure and a research-conducive environment.
The word 'Aaruush' translates to 'the first rays of the sun'. And that's what it was, at the time of its inception back in 2007, the rays of the sun, which would eventually enlighten the lives of many people for years to come. Started by four visionary final year students of the college, Aaruush was initially intended to be a technical fest; consisting of 26 events and over 3000 participants, but it has exceeded the expectations of all. And so successful was the idea, that the inauguration was presided over by the former president of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
"Seek and you shall find, when you feel everything is lost, innovation will guide you through" his words still echo in the minds of many and has taken Aaruush to the position where it stands now. After its noteworthy beginning in 2007, there was no looking back, it only kept getting better each year. The following year saw Aaruush go national, with over 4500 participants from over 24 states. It was in 2009 that Aaruush evolved from merely a technical fest, to a Techno-Management extravaganza, as we included two new domains - Fundaz and Online. The reputation of Aaruush kept growing, having tie ups with organizations like European Southern Observatory, IEEE, European Space Agency, and had DRDO unveil its latest technology in the form of the 'Arjun' tank. Reputed NGO's like PETA, HOPE, CRY associated with Aaruush, reflect its social responsibility. And it only got better, Aaruush 2012 and 2013 hosted several stalwarts of repute such as Dr. Richard Matthew Stallman, Mr. Rajan Anandan, Dr. Tessy Thomas, Mr. Aakash Sinha, all sharing their knowledge with the participants. Aaruush 2014 saw us welcome eminent personalities such as Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, Anuraag Batra, Dr. Eshwar Natarajan and also welcomed Mr. Sam Pitroda, all the way from America, with the help of state of the art video conferencing technology.
Aaruush that year, witnessed an unprecedented footfall, crossing 37000 and set another record, being the platform where the new Arjun Mk II tank was first unraveled. And for those who thought a Techno-Management fest was only about education, Aaruush proved that it was way more, by conducting light and sound shows, Pro shows and the famous Aaruush-Nites that attracted the masses by the thousands. The various expos that took place, including the coins expo, the newspaper expo, the Indian Army Weapons Expo and the Auto Expo were prime attractions as the 8th edition of the fest came to a grand end.
The 12th edition of Aaruush saw a footfall of 70,000, over 10 workshops, 10 luminary addresses, 60+ events, thrilling challenges and championships and a plethora of learning opportunities hand in hand with fun and intellectually stimulating activities. Our race towards infinity is fast-paced and reaching higher standards as we go. Aaruush ’19 is going to reach greater heights; we’ve seen the black-hole now so for team Aaruush the sky is also no limit.
Getting across the message of the need for innovations and technical breakthroughs to create a benchmark in the industry and make an actual difference. We believe in overcoming obstacles and exceeding expectations with tireless hard work and dedication.
These are just few of the words we use to describe things that are Infinite. Aaruush uses these ideas to create a platform showcasing a plethora of talent. We find infinity in the number of stars in the night sky, the number of raindrops in an ocean, the memories hidden behind the lens of an eye and the number of ideas that emerge out of minds alike.
Aaruush towards Infinity leads these minds towards the path of inspiration, discovery, growth and achievement. It brings out the talents of more than 40,000 of its participants with utmost enthusiasm and gratification. With mind-boggling events and eye-catching highlights, Aaruush ’19 steps into its 13th year with the ambition of leaping across the stars and furthering the very definition of infinity.
Motto of Aaruush:
"Rising in the spirit of innovation"
Striving to change the world with the power of innovation and cumulative efforts of bright ignited minds to bridge the gap between technological advancements and societal expectations is the bedrock of Aaruush. We believe in constantly rising and approaching problems with innovative solutions to make the world a sound place to live in.
Every event gives you a chance to display your skills and acquire new ones.
Concerts and shows that shall etch memories that last a lifetime.
Each Workshop gives you an opportunity to grow your arsenal of knowledge.
Embark into the competitive atmosphere.
Start fixing the small things that you notice around you.
Test your limits to the fullest, by accepting a series of challenges.
Aaruush brings to you, Hack Summit, a 36 hour long Hackathon with the objective to give the students a platform to showcase their technical skills on a national level. Hackathons are the ultimate test of an engineer’s skill and endurance. A true test of technical knowledge, creativity, time management, public speaking skills and problem-solving abilities of the participants.
Under Hack Summit we have 5 different challenges aimed at giving a multidisciplinary approach to conventional hackathons.
Swastika, literally translating to "a good start" is one of the flagship events organised as a part of Aaruush. It is a National Level Quiz Competition that is conducted for school students from classes 9 to 12.
It strives to provide a platform to give them insight on how the quizzes are conducted at competitive levels and gives them an invaluable experience. The competition not only aims at escalating the levels of quizzing, but also provides a chance for every participant to learn and grow, whilst competing against other students from around the nation.
Team Aaruush brought about the campaign Liter of Light 2.0, aiming at giving back something to society. The campaign involved the installation of hassle free day-lights in the houses of the villagers. The previous edition of the successful campaigns was conducted in the Nandivaram Village, Guduvancherry.
Aaruush touched the lives of the villagers and brought about a change by illuminating their homes, with solar powered self-designed lights.
With the goal of increasing awareness about clean water and sanitation, Aaruush took the initiative of organising the SRM RUN 4.0. The SRM Run was initiated in the year 2015 and has seen exponential participation in the following years.
The 5.4km run bound the youth who came together for a cause and truly did justice to them being called the backbone of a developing nation. Aaruush also broke the Limca World Record under the category “Mass Participation – Biggest Eco Run” in which 1181 people participated and pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy.
It is a platform for the students to showcase their reseach skills, a platform wherein they can present their research projects and papers.
This is the premier literary event conducted by Aaruush. This event involves participation from colleges all over India. The level of competition is high and the bar is raised year after year.
Aaruush Educates is an initiative taken up by the team to empower the underprivileged sections of society through education. It includes both informative and recreational activities for the participants. The event spans over two days. The events include games, activities and much more. There are various sessions taken up such as disaster management, first-aid application and digital literacy.
To expand the horizon of Aaruush from not just a college fest but also conducting events for college students to give them real world exposure.