With the objective to further overall development of students, participation in a wide range of extra-curricular, social and community development activities is encouraged.Associations like Samskriti (Students Association for Performing Arts & Culture), Saahiti (Literary Association), Amrita Samskrita Saparya, Synergos (the science forum on campus), in addition to various clubs like karate club, robotics club, photographic club and astronomy club help bring out the creative talents in students and promote team-spirit.

Associations like Amrita Sanjeevani or Green Friends provide students a platform to be engaged in humanitarian or environmental-related activities.

Samskriti

Samskriti, the cultural wing of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, released the first ever quarterly student journal – Samvit, on April 26, 2012 by Sampoojya Swami Poornamritananda Puri during Samavarnam 2012, the traditional cultural programme.

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Amrita Sanjeevani

Guided by the motto -- Pray with your heart and serve with your hands -- Amrita Sanjeevani, is the student-run seva association of Amritapuri Campus. Amrita Sanjeevani organizes youth camps, awareness campaigns and fund raisers for the needy. The association has already sponsored the education of several children through its activities.

Sanjeevani also regularly conducts bhajan sessions, workshops and takes care of an organic garden in the campus. These activities are organised under seven wings namely Vismaya, Sameeksha, Haritamithra, Acharya, Arpan, Maithri and Laya.

Amrita Sanjeevani, "Bringing to Life", the seva organization at Amrita's Amritapuri campus was inaugurated by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (our beloved Amma) on 15 August 2005 and run by its members completely on a volunteer basis.

Seva is an important part of the Amrita experience, where the focus is on "education for life" in addition to "education for a living." We aims to develop in students a realistic knowledge and understanding of the society in which they are living, their obligations to it and Mother Nature as a whole and thereby induce in them the attitude of selfless service.
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Astronomy Club

Amrita Astronomy ClubAmrita Astronomy Club is formed in the International Year of Astronomy (2009), for educational and scientific purposes, for individuals and groups, for the primary purpose of

  • developing and implementing programs designed to increase the awareness and knowledge of astronomy for all interested individuals, especially, here on Amritapuri Campus and the local community;
  • to provide the opportunity for those individuals to pursue the science of astronomy in a dark sky observation site, using the latest technology available; and 
  • Providing an opportunity for all Club members and guests to share their experiences and discoveries.... More »»
     

Amrita Robotics Club

The Amrita Robotics Club was created with the purpose of developing interest in the field of Robotics among the student community.

As one of the emerging fields in India with great potential, Robotics offers students the opportunity to practice and hone many multi-disciplinary skills. Regular classes on Robotics by experts are offered as well as workshops and other resources help in beginning the students' dream projects. Information on events and tech fests in various colleges is shared as well as regular meetings are conducted to facilitate the sharing of ideas. More »» 

IEEE IAS CHAPTER

To strengthen and enlighten young engineers and to keep them well inform about the technological and industrial advancements in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.The advancement of theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture and application of electrical systems, apparatus, devices and controls to the processes and equipment of industry and commerce; the promotion of safe, reliable and economical installations; industry leadership in energy conservation and environmental health and safety issues; the creation of voluntary engineering standards and recommended practices; and the professional development of its membership.
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SAE BAJA

Team AGRAGANYA BAJA comprises of 25 creative minds from the background of Mechanical and Electrical engineering passionate about designing, manufacturing, analysing and marketing of an All-Terrain Vehicle through their Mini Buggy named Airavat from Amrita SAE collegiate club, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri.

The team had secured an overall position of 40 from over 270 teams the previous year. This time, the Team has made another remarkable achievement of being the sole representative from Kerala for the main event. This year the Team aims to be among the top 20 teams.

The Team comprises of 23 Mechanical Engineering students subdivided into various departments such as Transmission, Brakes, Steering, Chassis, Manufacturing and 2 Electrical and Electronics Engineering students in the electrical department. The team led by Nikhil Unnikrishnan (4th year mechanical) as the captain and Ganeshkrishnan U (3rd year mechanical) as vice captain is under the guidance of Josh D Freeman(Dept. Of Electrical Engineering) and Kanagaraj V Perumal (Dept. Of Mechanical Engineering).

ABOUT THE EVENT

SAEINDIA BAJA is an annual off-road event held at the NATRIP test facility in Pithampur, Indore. The event is the culmination of a year long project undertaken by undergraduate students of various colleges all over India, involving Designing, Analysing, Manufacturing and Testing of an offroad buggy.

Prominent companies such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Cummins, John Deere, Polaris etc are official sponsors of the event and engineers from their Research and development wing evaluate the teams on International Industrial Standards to recognise the best teams.

The event is broadly divided into two

VIRTUAL EVENT

Each team registered has to design and present a complete proposal of the vehicle including the complete 3-D model of the design and their overall estimate. The team’s presentation, technical, conceptual and design skills serve as the criterion for selection. Once the team qualifies, preparations for the main event are started.

MAIN EVENT

The Main event is designed to test the endurance limit of the vehicle in every parameter. In static tests the judges evaluate the vehicle on built quality, workmanship, dimensions, rulebook adherence etc. In dynamic tests the teams are adjudged on engine and brake tests, acceleration, tilt and manoeuvrability

Finally the teams are challenged in a 4 hour long endurance race that tests the limits of both the driver and the vehicle. The ranking is based on the overall performance in the competition.

SPONSORS

The task of putting together an automobile is of paramount altitude that cannot be scaled without the support of sponsors, we would like to thank our previous year sponsors for supporting us all the way.

IEEE STUDENT CHAPTER

DISTINGUISHED CHARACTERISTICS OF AMRITA IEEE SB

  1. The only Student Branch of Kerala with maximum number of student chapters
  2. The only IEEE SB in Kerala Section having an IEEE SIGHT group.
  3. The IEEE SB which has received maximum amount of funding from IEEE
  4. Played a vital role in enhancing the student technical activities of IEEE Kerala Section
  5. No. of research papers published by Student members in 2013: 9
  6. Total Number of research papers published till date : 68
  7. The only SB which balances technical and managerial activities, both at the same time
  8. The only SB which launched a product from IEEE funded project.
  9. All activities of our SB are directed towards a humanitarian cause.

Amrita Samskrita Saparya

The aim of this organization is to encourage and promote the Sanskrit language among our students and staff. The club organizes short-term courses and workshops in Spoken Sanskrit, conducts cultural programs and exhibitions in order to provide a familiarity with the Sanskrit language.

Regarded as the mother of all languages, the study of Sanskrit encompasses an understanding of the aspirations and cultural traditions of the Indian nation.

Green Friends

A "nature club" working with a vision to instill among the youth, love for plants and animals, this helps inculcate respect for oneness with nature and all elements in life.

Members are actively involved in preserving the campus ecosphere and promoting an eco-friendly way of life through creating awareness inside and outside the campus. An important project of Green Friends is the cultivation and maintenance of a vegetable garden on the campus grounds, that sees regular and active participation from many students. Seminars and invited talks are also organized.

Saahiti

The literary association on campus aims to promote literary and and artistic talents of students. In addition, a Theatre Society provides a platform for interested students to hone their skills in acting, play-writing and directing. The Writers' Club and Speakers' Forum enable students to unleash their potential and creativity in various fields, including public speaking.Saahiti conducted a number of competitions in writing poetry and essays. A debate was also conducted and the prizes were awarded to the winners of the competition.

On January 13, 2010, Saahiti conducted a workshop on the "Art of Acting". The famous Cine and Serial Actor, Mr. Rajesh Hebbar was the resource person. In a joint venture with the Department of CIR and Department of English, the Theatre of Excellence, stages scenes from Shakespeare’s tragedy, "Othello", on this occasion.

Synergos

As the Science Forum of the campus, Synergos helps students develop a scientific temperament and a research-oriented mindset by conducting weekly brainstorming sessions, seminars, quizzes and discussions. The Forum also celebrates events of scientific importance such as National Science Day and Nobel Prize Week.

FOSS @ Amrita

Code | Share | Grow

The FOSS @ Amrita club in Amritapuri campus is the oldest technical club in the campus.

FOSS stands for Free and Open Source Software. As the name indicates the source code of these software are available for anyone to see and modify. One of the best ways to learn coding is to read code written by experts in the field. The club helps students to develop skills to make them excellent problem solvers and a better human being.

Foss @ Amrita is open for anyone who is willing to learn and work hands-on. After spending a few years in the club students either get international internships or fully funded masters program or excellent jobs which pay 40% higher than regular jobs. Students from this club represent Amrita University in International level by giving talks in international FOSS conferences. Students also get excellent mentoring from the very strong alumni community all over the world.

Students start of with basics of problem solving and coding. In a few years, they gain skills such as ability to code fluently and debug large code base, easily read thousands of lines of code, contribute code into an existing large code base with more than million lines of code, communicate effectively via email and internet relay chats, usage of version control systems, making effective presentations, giving talks and taking training sessions, writing effective resumes, building social media profile and many more.

Over the years the club has improved the effectiveness of the internal training and currently students are able to get into Google’s Summer of Code (GSoC) from the very first year itself. In 2016 Foss club was the 10th in the world in terms of number of students getting into GSoC

The club focuses on holistic development of its members. In addition to spending time in the lab, the students also take part in activities such as sports, gardening, outing and many more. Moreover, students are exposed to talks by experts on various fields to develop a broad mindset.

FOSS @ Amrita has always been a pioneer and trend setter in Amrita University. Over the years the club had many firsts in Amritapuri campus.

The students from foss club were the first from Amrita to

  • Win a national level championship (Sun Code For Freedom , 2007)
  • Get fully funded scholarships to attend international conference (JavaOne in 2007)
  • Send students to Europe for Masters ( VU University , 2009)
  • Send students for student exchange programs (2009)
  • Send students for fully funded internships abroad (New Zealand in 2011 and US in 2012)
  • Send students for summer school abroad (Tel Aviv University, 2013)
  • Send students to CERN for internships (2014)
  • Get a fully funded Dual Masters Program with KTH (2015)

And many more.

Today, the club has many special interest groups such as Web Application Development, Mobile application development, Systems, Algorithmic problem solving and many more.

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Team Bi0s

Team bi0s is the student cyber security team of Amritapuri campus. It is currently the number 1 ethical hacking team in India in ahead of all IITs and NITs.

NASSCOM predicts over a million job vacancies in the area of cybersecurity and it is one of the hottest fields in computer science today and it is expected to continue growing for years. Prepare for a lucrative and futuristic career by joining team bi0s.

Team bi0s was formed in 2007 to take part in an international cyber security contest hosted by RWTH Aachen university. Ever since, the members have been mastering their skills by regularly taking part in international cybersecurity contests held online.

In 2010, team bi0s started India’s first cybersecurity contest, InCTF, for college students in India. This has been the starting point for cybersecurity for 1000s of students across the country.

In 2015, the team also started focusing on school students in India via InCTFj and CyberGurukulam. Today, team bi0s is the number 1 cybersecurity team in India (based on contests conducted throughout the year) and a pioneer in cybersecurity education in the country. The excellent training imparted to students ensures that they are able to excel in the field of cybersecurity.

The alumni from the club are all over the world and working in top companies such as Google, Amazon, VMWare, FireEye, Flipkart, RedHat, PayPal, Cisco, Ericsson etc and also in some exciting security startups such as ERNW, Okta and Synack. A few of them have also completed PhD in the area of cybersecurity.

Recently team members have got fully funded internships to work with some of the top names in security in US.

Every report indicated huge job vacancies in the area of cybersecurity. Joining team bi0s ensures that you gain solid skills and launch yourself for an excellent career.

Apart from excelling in the field, bi0s also takes note of the importance of cybersecurity awareness in the country and constantly works towards it by conducting workshops and meetups. So far, the team has successfully conducted several extensively hands-on workshops for students from high school to final year undergraduates.

Students who perform well also get academic attendance waiver and special electives that help them to progress rapidly.

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