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Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is the founder and Chancellor of Amrita University.  She is also known as Amma to millions around the globe.  A world renowned humanitarian leader, Amma is the guiding light of the university...»»

The Amrita Center for International Programs (ACIP) is the central point for international academic relations at Amrita University. It is responsible for the coordination and administration of international educational and research activities and initiatives for the University. The Center focuses on enhancing education and research by bringing together students, teachers, and academicians from around the world to create an opportunity for the rich and diverse exchange of knowledge and ideas. ACIP has established and continues to establish strong collaborative initiatives with many institutions around the globe and facilitates..... »»

Live-in-Labs is a multidisciplinary, “theory into practice’’program, that facilitates the research, development, and deployment of sustainable solutions for current challenges faced by rural communities in India. The program provides international students an experiential learning opportunity where they can directly interact, observe, study, and live in rural communities in order to gain a better understanding of problems in the areas of health and livelihood, education and technology, environment and farming, and infrastructure.The program supports and facilitates students, from multiple disciplines, to define projects that seek to address problems... »»

Amrita Center for International Programs (ACIP)
Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AMRITA University)
Amritapuri Campus
Amritapuri, Clappana P. O.
Kollam - 690 525
Kerala, INDIA
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Phone: +91-476-280-4152


Research is a highly significant activity at the university. Amrita has 100+ research projects aiming to benefit society in Biotechnology, Molecular Medicine, Nanosciences, Wireless Sensor Networks, Cyber Security, Educational Technologies, Hepatics, Biostatistics etc...»»


Strong collaboration with national and international organizations is the hallmark of all research carried out at Amrita University. Amrita participates in a number of strategic partnerships and alliances with academic partners around the globe...»»


Amrita University offers excellent Dual Degree Programs alternative to traditional curricula. Pursuing dual degree is a powerful move to put yourself ahead of competition. Equipping yourself with two degrees, from two universities, in two years is a challenging exciting prospect... »»


GLOBAL @ AMRITA is the official newsletter of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), publishing news and events pertaining to the various research and international educational activities in which the University is involved... »»

July 3, 2014
Amrita Alumnus Shobhit Sharda recently won the Ericsson Application Awards 2014 for developing an Android app, PDF Annotator. Shobhit graduated from Amrita’s Amritapuri campus in 2011, with a BTech degree in Information Technology. He was also a recipient of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus India4EU scholarshipbased on his academic and extra-curricular performances and completed his graduation from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2011. “It was my organizing skills and the software developed by me for the university, besides my marks in the examinations that brought me the scholarship during the third year of my BTech,” gushed Shobhit. Shobhit completed his MS (Master of Science) in Software Engineering by working as a student research assistant at the Aachen University, Germany, where he was developing software for the university's clients. He has joined Cepecon, a German company as a software developer. The Ericsson Application Awards is a global app competition hosted by Ericsson, a Swedish multinational communication technology company, with two main categories one for students and one for companies. A jury will select the best apps and the theme for this year is Apps for Working Life. The app competition provides an opportunity for developers to gain exposure within the telecom world, a chance to reach out to customers via Ericsson distribution channels. The PDF Annotator is Shobhit’s Master of Science (MS) thesis work and has won the second prize in the student category of the Ericsson Application Awards 2014. His team Bhangra, representing the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, secured the prize from among the 142 teams that appeared in the student category from 63 countries around the world. He teamed up with Paniya Singh for the winning project. The team received 10,000 Euros as prize money during the final ceremony held in Sweden. The jury, including eminent software developers such as Tommy Palm, the Games Guru, who is the cofounder of the company Kings, that has developed the popular Candycrush game, selected two finalists from the five semifinalists short-listed from the entries. A team from South Africa was the first prize winner in the competition. With his app, the e-books are just like textbooks or paper for the students, allowing them to mark important points in the PDF document, exempting them from scanning the whole document during a second read. Shobhit has further extended the e-learning facility with his PDF Annotator, which enables one to draw on the document, attach a sticky note, video, audio, image files or hyperlinks to it. One can record the lecture and attach the video to the study material that will facilitate the studying process later. The PDF Annotator will be soon available in Google Play. “Paniya came to know about the contest through an online portal and suggested to me to send the app for it. She helped me make the presentations and video demonstrations for the contest and enhance the features of the mobile app,” summed up Shobhit. July 3, 2014 Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus
July 3, 2014
Four students from the University of Caen, France Thibaut Chamoux, Benoit Fleuriaud, Thomas Revault and Christophe Bougère joined  Amrita Center for Cyber Security Systems and Networks to do their internship in Amrita University. The duration of the internship is three months from May 5 - August 1, 2014. The students are undergoing their second year in the Engineering School of Computing Sciences (ENSICAEN), University of Caen, France which is a 3-year program equivalent to a master's degree.  Currently they are fully into their internship projects working closely with various research teams within the Center for Cyber Security Systems and Networks. “We came to do our internship at Amrita Cyber Security as part of our second year project. We discovered a beautiful country, a rich and unique culture and awesome people. This experience is really amazing for us and we hope that a good partnership between two universities will begin!” the quattro shared. July 3, 2014 Amrita Center for Cyber Security Systems and Networks, Amritapuri Campus
June 26, 2014
Dr. V. Murale, Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Business , Kochi has been awarded with the prestigious Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Award (ESKAS) for the academic year 2014-2015 for carrying out his post-doctoral studies in the area of Strategic Management at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI, Lugano). The duration of the postdoctorate scholarships is 12 months with the possibility of extension for 6 months.  The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to international students and researchers. These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognized institution. His application is accepted after a rigorous selection procedure carried out by the Swiss Government. On an average only 5 % of applicants make it into the selection list. Dr. V. Murale holds a doctoral degree from Anna University, Chennai. June 26, 2014 Amrita School of Business, Kochi
June 23, 2014
Stanford University hosted a rare event in which, world renowned humanitarian leader and our Chancellor, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), in a dialogue with leading neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty in the packed Memorial Auditorium, shares deep insight into the immense power of compassion, whether it is in science, technology, business, or in fact, in any sphere of human activity. “For me, compassion is the most important factor in our lives,” said Amma. It is the first step. If we take this first step courageously, without fear, then all of our decisions and subsequent actions and their results will have a special beauty, spontaneity and power.” Amma said human calculations might be wrong, but actions born of true compassion would always be right. “This is because compassion is the law of nature, the power of God and the heart of creation,” she noted. At the conclusion of this 1-hour dialogue, Dr. Doty exclaims that Amma has lucidly answered all of the research questions that he set out to investigate in the first place. AMMA's program at Stanford University gives an opportunity for all of us to revel for a few moments in the ambience of world's greatest embodiment of spirituality and compassion coming together with one of world's foremost centers of scientific and technology innovation. It would be so wonderful if you could view the video of this dialogue on youtube:
June 19, 2014
Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA) and the VLSI Design and Education Center (VDEC) at the University of Tokyo have recently embarked on a 24-month international cooperative science program funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in order to develop a next generation VLSI/SoC hardware for wireless networks and security. The Indo-Japanese Mobility Project was approved by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, in order to facilitate on-site collaboration and face-to-face communication between scientists from Amrita University and the University of Tokyo. The principal investigators of the project are Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Director, AmritaWNA, and Dr. Masahiro Fujita, Professor, VLSI Design and Education Center (VDEC), University of Tokyo. Other collaborators from Amrita University include Dr. Bibhudatta Sahoo, Associate Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering; Dr. Anand Ramachandran, Associate Professor, AmritaWNA; Dr. Sundar Gopalan, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering; Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Director, Amrita Center for Cybersecurity; Prof. Balaji Hariharan, Associate Professor, AmritaWNA and Dr. Shyam Diwakar, Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Biotechnology. Initiated by the Chancellor of Amrita University, Sri. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, the new project will leverage the University’s expertise in analog, digital, and embedded system designs and the University of Tokyo's expertise in algorithms and techniques in order to build programmable hardware. With this collaboration, AmritaWNA will have the opportunity to fabricate its semiconductor design via the facilities available at the University of Tokyo. In order to evaluate the design environment, AmritaWNA researchers will apply the new VLSI/SoC designs to wireless communication systems utilized for the early detection of landslides. The Center has already been recognized world-wide for its innovation and has already received funding from governmental agencies such as the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). In this project, AmritaWNA researchers, in conjunction with researchers from VDEC, will develop an enhanced, energy efficient and highly accurate VLSI/SoC sensor network system that can be used for the early detection of landslides.  Furthermore, AmritaWNA and University of Tokyo researchers will develop customized, high performance, computing systems where specific applications can be accelerated in comparison to multi-microprocessor based computation servers. The target of such acceleration would be based on biological modelling such as neural models. The biological research group at Amrita has already acquired a significant amount of research on new neural modelling, modelling which requires intensive computations. Such computations can be sped up with partial hardware implementations.  The current collaborative project focuses on building robust, safety-critical, and real-time embedded systems. Two distinct design schemes are prevalent in these embedded systems: event-triggered and time-triggered.  Though event-triggered systems are prevalent due to their high responsiveness to events, safety-critical real-time systems are often built as time-triggered systems. The key advantage of the time-triggered design is its deterministic execution and simplicity. The main research work is to combine time and event concepts to increase the overall robustness of a system. June 19, 2014 AmritaWNA, Amritapuri Campus
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