The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) organized the 3rd Meeting of AP Higher Education Planning Board on the 29 & 30 July 2022 at Anantapur. The Theme for the meet was “Education 4.0 – A Roadmap for a New Era of Higher Education.
Prof. C B Sanjeevi, Vice-Chancellor, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning had the privilege and opportunity to participate in the event and share the Institutional Best Practices of SSSIHL with Vice-Chancellors from over 30 Universities in the State of Andhra Pradesh who participated in the 2-day event.
Sri Botcha Satyanarayana, Minister of Education, Govt. Of Andhra Pradesh was the Chief Guest and Sri J Shyamala Rao, I.A.S., Principal Secretary, Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh the Guest of Honor for the meet. The event was presided by Prof. K Hemachandra Reddy, Chairman, APSCHE & Chairman, APHEPB, Andhra Pradesh and had Dr Buddha Chandrashekhar, Chief Coordinating Officer, AICTE, as the key speaker.
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) appreciates Casualty Actuarial Society for awarding the 2022 Individual Research Grant to the Actuarial Data Science group, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
About Individual Grants Competition:
The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) Committee on Knowledge Extension Research (CKER) announce the 2022 Individual Grants Competition to support the advancement of knowledge in actuarial science and contribute in an important way to areas of interest to the actuarial profession.
The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) is a leading international organization for credentialing and professional education. Founded in 1914, the CAS is the world’s only actuarial organization focused exclusively on property and casualty risks and serves over 9,100 members worldwide. CAS members are experts in property and casualty insurance, reinsurance, finance, risk management, and enterprise risk management. Professionals educated by the CAS empower business and government to make well-informed strategic, financial and operational decisions.
About SSSIHL Actuarial Data Science:
SSSIHL is actively involved in actuarial data science research, specifically in the area of fraud detection. It has to its credit about 30 research papers/book chapters, 20 dissertations in non-life actuarial stream and 2 PhDs awarded in the area of actuarial data science. In fact, SSSIHL is one of the first University to award PhD in Actuarial Science in India.
About the Project:
The project is in the area of Insurance Fraud Detection using Actuarial and Data Science techniques. The project commenced on 1st June 2022 and will end by March 2023.
We wish the SSSIHL Actuarial Data Science Team all the best for the execution of this project.
Sri Suryanarayana Murthy Wins the First Prize for His Sitar Recital at Pt. Rupak Kulkarni Flute Academy’s Music Competition 2022
Sri Suryanarayana Murthy, Asst. Lecturer, Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music, SSSIHL, won the First prize for his Sitar recital in the above 18 Years category at the Pt. Rupak Kulkarni Flute Academy’s Music Competition 2022.
The online competition was organised in honour of renowned Flutist Pt. Rupak Kulkarni’s Musical journey of 45 years. The academy invited entries for Flute, Sitar and Tabla in two age categories – below and above 18 years. The winners were selected by Flutist Pt. Rupak Kulkarni and Sitar Maestro Pt. Niladri Kumar and then invited to a live ceremony held at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai where they received their prizes from the judges.
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning congratulates Sri Suryanarayana Murthy for this achievement and is proud to have him as our faculty at Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music.
Prof. Madhu Kapani Asserts the Role of Mothers in Building a Nation at an International Conference held by GLS University and WILPF Foundation
Prof. Madhu Kapani, Hon. Professor, Dept. of Education, attended a two-day International Conference on ‘Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity’ organized jointly by Gujarat Law Society’s University and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF- foundation, India Section) on 26-27 March 2022, at Ahmedabad. Invited as chief guest for the Valedictory Session on the 27th March 2022, Prof. Madhu Kapani presented a paper on ‘Redefining Womanhood – Good Mothers are a Nation’s Pride’.
The paper explored the role of several illustrious, noble and brave Indian women, who brought honour and glory to the sacred land by their unflinching adherence to the ideals of dharma, shaping the ethos of the country. Through various anecdotes and examples, the paper emphasized how women with sterling virtues have not just been the very foundation of the nation and its pride upholding the culture of their motherland but also singularly responsible for the blossoming of children of character and thereby shaping them into potential leaders of the nation.
Prof. Madhu Kapani also shared the example of how Mother Easwaramma was instrumental in bringing to life three mammoth projects viz., Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Education), Sri Sathya Sai Super-Specialty Hospitals (Health), and Sri Sathya Sai Drinking Water Project (Water) that are offered free to the people. Thus, sharing how in every age it is the goodness and greatness of the mother that has made their sons illustrious exemplars.
The presentation was very well appreciated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr. B.H. Joshi of GLS University and the audience. Prof. Madhu Kapani was also honored with a Certificate and a memento at the event.
Sri R. Mahesh Varma, Asst. Lecturer, Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music, SSSIHL, was conferred the M. S. Subbulakshmi Sangeet Samman 2021 by ReTHINK INDIA Harnarain Kantidevi Musical Research Center at an online ceremony commemorating the 17th Punya Tithi of Bharat Ratna M. S. Subbulakshmi on 11 December 2021.
ReTHINK INDIA Harnarain Kantidevi Musical Research Center invited nominations for the M. S. Subbulakshmi Sangeet Samman 2021 from music faculty across educational institutions in India. Mahesh submitted his vocal rendition (accompanied on Veena by himself) of the popular Carnatic composition “Kurai Onrum Illai” along with a short speech on the topic “Music Education Imparted to Boost Musical Intelligence” for the nomination screening as required and was one of the 20 awardees felicitated by ReTHINK INDIA, for the contours of musical education professed by him as a faculty of Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music.
SSSIHL congratulates Sri Mahesh Varma for this achievement and wishes him many more laurels in the future.
Link to the audio submissions:
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22 November 2021
I hereby solemnly declare and promise that, I will in my daily life and conversation, and in thought, word and deed, conduct myself as befits a member of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. I will to the utmost of my capacity and opportunity, support the cause of sound learning, humanity, morality and spirituality. As far as lies in me, I shall uphold and advance the social and indeed all round welfare of my countrymen and fellowmen.
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) (Deemed to be University) held its 40th Annual Convocation in the Poornachandra Auditorium, Prasanthi Nilayam, Andhra Pradesh in the Divine Presence on 22 November 2021 at 9:10 a.m.
The grand ceremony saw the Honourable Chancellor, Sri K Chakravarthi, IAS (Retd.), admit candidates to their degrees.
SSSIHL was honoured to have the Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. V. Ramana, as the chief guest for the event.
The event began at 9:10 a.m. when the Chief Guest along with the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Members of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Trust, the Board of Management, Academic Council, Deans, HoDs and other distinguished delegates, entered the Poornachandra Auditorium in Prasanthi Nilayam with the Registrar of the University carrying the ceremonial mace.
Following the invocatory Veda chanting from Taittriya Upanishad, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) C B Sanjeevi prayed to the Revered Founder Chancellor to declare the convocation open. The Convocation was then declared open in the Divine voice of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
The programme included speeches by the Vice-Chancellor, the Chief Guest and the Revered Founder Chancellor (video broadcast of a previous Convocation Address).
Ph.D. Awardees 2021/22
S R Pranav Sai – Actuarial Science
Enhancing the Operational Efficiency of the Non-Life Insurance Business in India by Integrating Actuarial and Data Science Techniques
Rohan Yashraj Gupta – Actuarial Science
Data Driven Fraud Prevention and Detection in Health and Motor Insurance Business using Actuarial and Data Science Techniques
Isha Sai – Biosciences
Investigations on Biochemical and Biological Aspects of Two Wild Edible Mushrooms of Anantapur (A.P.)
Skanda S – Biosciences
Bioactive Potential and Bioremediation Capacity of Soil Derived Fungal Isolates from Puttaparthi, A.P., India
Kottapalli K Jayant – Biosciences
Studies on the biological potential of endophytic micro-fungi associated with medicinal plants – Ficus religiosa (L.) & Phyllanthus emblica (L.)
Balaram Khamari – Biosciences
Understanding Nitrofurantoin Resistance in Enterobacteriaceae: A Systematic Analysis of the Interplay Between Resistance Acquisition and Fitness
Prasanth Ghanta – Biosciences
Investigation into the anti-inflammatory potential of the alkaloids of Adhatoda vasica Nees.
Pachi Pulusu Chanakya – Biosciences
Genomic analysis of clinically isolated antibiotic resistant variants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and heteroresistant Morganella morganii
Manmath Lama – Biosciences
Genomic Insights into the Evolutionary Dynamics of Clinically Relevant, Emerging Novel Bacterial Pathogens
Thota Sai Manohar – Biosciences
Metabolic Re-wiring Modulates Mutant Huntingtin Aggregation in Huntington’s Disease
Sujith Kumar P – Biosciences
Integrated analysis of clinical data, metabolomics and cell culture model system to elucidate mechanisms, potential biomakers and therapeutic targets in Glaucoma
Mukul Anand – Biosciences
Investigations on Biological and Biotechnological Potential of Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth
Bebeto Rai – Chemistry
Monitoring and Management of Myocardial Infarction Patients in Resource-Limited Settings: An Integrated Approach for Bottom of the Pyramid
Aayush Rai – Chemistry
Nano-Assemblies and Nanohybrids: Frugal Synthesis Techniques and Advanced Plasmonic Applications
Seemesh Bhaskar – Chemistry
Disruptive Engineering of Smart Nano-architectures and Photonic Crystal Frameworks for Augmented Fluorescence-based Biosensing Applications
Darshan Gera – Computer Science
Deep Facial Expression Recognition in the Wild
Sayel Basel – Economics
A Study on Some Aspects and Issues of Development in Multidimensional Perspective
Supriya C P – Education
Pedagogical Approaches to Peace Education at Secondary School Level
Prashant Luthra – English Literature
Reading R. K. Narayan in the Post-Truth Era
Manjula Devi Ghoora – Food Technology
Nutritional quality, metabolomic profile, health potential, sensory characteristics, and postharvest technology of culinary microgreens: A futuristic food crop
Padmalalitha T V – Management
Organisational Learning for Greening Supply Chain Practices: An Empirical Study
Bhabani Shankar Padhy – Management
A Study of Social Entrepreneurs in India: Issues and Challenges
Kaluri Suseela Padma Sowndarya – Mathematics
Domination and Separation Problems on Chessboard Graphs
Abishek H – Physics
Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Neurotransmitters
Putrevu Saijagannadha Bharadwaj – Physics
Investigations into the structure-property correlation in trivalent (Sm3+, Gd3+, Nd3+) and tetravalent (Ti4+) doped and co-doped YFeO3 perovskites
Ranjan Rai – Physics
Investigations into the Nonlinear Optical, Magnetic and Visible Light Induced Photocatalytic Properties of KBiFe2O5
Gold Medalists 2021/22
- Eshitha Sankar Budida (Bachelor of Arts)
- Sankar Krishna (Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Mathematics)
- Sai Prasad Mahapatra (Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Physics)
- Guggilam Sri Chandana Krishna Lekha (Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Chemistry)
- Mani Kanta Koppolu (Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Biosciences)
- Malla Vandana (Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutritional Sciences)
- Rao Aditya Nagesh (Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.))
- Deepam Rai (Bachelor of Computer Applications)
- Bhoini Pavan Kishore (Bachelor of Business Administration)
- Saiganesh Ramesh (Master of Arts in Economics)
- Ajit Kumar Sahu (Master of Science in Mathematics)
- Pendem Sai Vikranth Goud (Master of Science in Physics)
- Gedela Sravani (Master of Science in Food and Nutritional Sciences)
- Majeti VSSS Durgesh (Master of Science in Data Science and Computing)
- Sulochana Paudyal (Bachelor of Education)
- Boddu Raghu Veera Saikumar (Master of Business Administration)
- Padala Vishnu Vardhan Reddy (Master of Technology in Computer Science)
Annual Convocation Drama
Each year on the day of the Annual convocation, students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning put together a drama presentation in the Divine Presence. This year, the drama, titled Wind Beneath My Wings, explored the story of a day in the life of a tiny bird that is all set to take its first leap of faith for a graceful flight unto a wonderful realization.
With Bhagawan’s immense love & grace, the Staff and Students of the Brindavan Campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Bengaluru, were blessed with a new Healthcare Facility on 4 September 2021. This noble initiative was lovingly supported by our alumni.
The facility houses a doctor’s consultation room, a furnished medical ward with beds, and a pharmacy to meet the day-to-day health care needs of the staff and students of SSSIHL, Brindavan Campus, and the residents of the Ashram.
Located in the S. N. Singh block of the Brindavan Ashram, the new Healthcare Facility was inaugurated by our revered Chancellor, Sri K. Chakravarthi, I.A.S., Prof. Dr. C.B Sanjeevi, Vice-Chancellor, SSSIHL and Dr. Ramkumar, Senior Consultant, and HoD, General Medicine, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSSIHMS), Whitefield, in the presence of Prof. B Sai Giridhar, Registrar, SSSIHL, Dr. Kamakshi Kannan, Senior Consultant, and HoD, Pediatrics, SSSIHMS, Whitefield, Prof. C.N. Sundaresan, Director and Dr. T. Ravi Kumar, Warden of the SSSIHL Brindavan Campus, along with other staff and research scholars of the institute.
Video – https://youtu.be/2uv_4608R7M
July 8, 1971
Fifty years have gone by. It is the golden jubilee of the College Building of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus. The Sri Sathya Sai Arts and Science College (for Women), Anantapur, was founded by our beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on 8th July, 1971. The then President of India, Sri. V V Giri, and Smt. Saraswati Giri, inaugurated the College Buildings in the Divine presence of Bhagawan Baba.
Video of Bhagawan inaugurating Anantpur College: https://youtu.be/WKd92UBHFGE
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s aim in starting a women’s college first, in the chain of educational institutions founded by Him, was to emphasise that, if a woman is educated, the entire family benefits from her knowledge and wisdom. She plays an important role in moulding the future generations of the family into responsible citizens. While inaugurating the College Buildings, Bhagawan Baba declared that the College would soon be transformed into a Deemed University. He said, “The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning will have to undertake the task of revitalising the ancient culture of India and training the rising generation on the path of love and service to humanity.“
This is a unique institution that is a pioneer in providing “Educare” – a system of education that blends secular knowledge with spiritual knowledge. The Institute offers education free of cost. It seeks to provide an integral education that enables the full blossoming of the personality of the students.