Student Clubs at Amritapuri Campus
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, 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.
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.
Amrita 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.
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
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.
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.
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
- The only Student Branch of Kerala with maximum number of student chapters
- The only IEEE SB in Kerala Section having an IEEE SIGHT group.
- The IEEE SB which has received maximum amount of funding from IEEE
- Played a vital role in enhancing the student technical activities of IEEE Kerala Section
- No. of research papers published by Student members in 2013: 9
- Total Number of research papers published till date : 68
- The only SB which balances technical and managerial activities, both at the same time
- The only SB which launched a product from IEEE funded project.
- All activities of our SB are directed towards a humanitarian cause.
FOSS @ AMRITA
FOSS is a term inclusive of free software and open source software. It is an approach, that is now gaining more recognition due to its potential benefits, in addition to providing an ideal platform for learning. With liberally licensed software that allows users to study, copy, and modify code students can enhance their learning in the vast and multiplying fields of computer science.
FOSS @ Amrita is a student community at Amrita University. Being one of the most active student communities in the campus, we encourage, support and mentor students to improve their technical and social skills through contributing to open source.
We aim at encouraging students to embrace the free and open source approach that is fast gaining momentum. We’re a community of students that support and guide each other towards making open source contributions, and towards the usage of free software.
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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.
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.
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.
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.