Mobilizing a Sustainable Planet: The International Conference of Sustainable Development

September 23rd & 24th 2015, marked the third annual International Conference on Sustainable Development held at Columbia University in New York City. The conference’s theme, Implementing the SDGs: Getting Started had riveting discussions concerning the United Nation’s latest endeavour to launch the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Amrita’s ABB Robotics Lab Impresses and Delivers

The Amrita ABB Robotics Lab, the first of its kind by an Indian university, was inaugurated at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham(Amritapuri Campus) on February 25th by Shri. P. K. Kunhalikutty, Minister of Industries and IT, Government of Kerala. The state of the art lab is expected to herald a new era for robotics research and academics in India. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s AMMACHI Labs has collaborated with ABB Robotics for setting up the Robotics Research Lab with two ROS-Industrial robots.

Students from ISTOM College of International Agricultural Development, France Complete Internship at Amrita

Live-in-Labs, an experiential learning program launched by the Amrita Center for International Programs (ACIP), recently had four students from the ISTOM College of International Agricultural Development, France for an internship in Pala; a village situated in the Kottayam district of Kerala.  The duration of theinternship was two-weeks from July 14-27, 2014.

AMMACHI Labs Conducts National Level Workshop on Skill Development

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's AMMACHI Labs, in association with NMEICT (National Mission for Education using Information and Communication Technology), conducted a workshop called, “Partners for Development of e-Content for Skill Development”on June 13th, 2014 at the India Habitat Center in New Delhi, India.This workshop was a significant milesto

Ammachi Labs organizes Workshop on Basic Counseling

Amrita Multi Modal Applications and Human Computer Interaction (Ammachi Labs) organized a four-day workshop on Basic Counseling from May 27-31, 2014 at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's Amritapuri Campus for Ammachi Labs Deployment Team, Facilitators and student leaders of Women Empowerment Project.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at the Forefront of Women Empowerment

More than 1,500 women from various parts of India poured into Amritapuri for the two-day event in early May - A Celebration of Empowerment. This was the capstone event of AMMACHI Labs’ Women Empowerment Project, co-funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The participants shared one thing in common: They were all graduates of AMMACHI Labs’ unique computerized vocational education and life enrichment education courses.

Vocational Training Centres to Open in Chhattisghar

During the week of January 21st – 28th, the Director of Ammachi Labs, Bhavani B. and Deployment Manager Sreeram K. made a groundbreaking visit to the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. Upon arrival in Raipur, they connected with the Secretary of Science and Technology and Technical Education, Mr.

A Wealth of Knowledge - Dr. Ron Lumia at Ammachi Labs

Ammachi labs had the honor of hosting Dr. Ron Lumia, Professor and Associate Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque for a jam-packed one month visit. Dr. Lumia came with the purpose of guiding Ammachi Labs in starting its MTech in Robotic & Automation program.

World Champion Boxer Lucia Rijker meets WE graduates at Paripally

A special LEE event took place at the Paripally center on Sunday. Undefeated world-champion boxer, Hollywood actress (biggest hit,  "Million Dollar Baby"), and renowned activist and women-empowerment speaker Lucia Rijker joined the Women Empowerment team for a session on overcoming obstacles to follow your dreams and basic self-defense.

WE in Tannur - Christmas Exhibition

The graduates of the Women Empowerment program from the Tannur Center participated in a Christmas Exhibition, which was organized by the Industrial Department of the Government of Kerala at Malapuram. In addition to selling 10,000 Rs.

Solar Energy Experts from Sweden and Germany Visit Amrita

A group of solar energy experts from Sweden and Germany visited Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham recently to explore collaborating on a number of solar energy projects. They represent various universities in Sweden and a company of theirs which manufacturers combined solar thermal and photo-voltaic (PVT) modules.

Grassroots Entrepeneurship at Ammachi Labs

Ammachi Labs’ Women Empowerment (WE) project (funded in part by United Nations Democracy Fund), organized a 5 day “Training the Trainers” Course (TTT) at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Campus from November 19th- 23rd, 2013. This was the third TTT program that has been held, and the focus was on ‘Entrepreneurship’.

Feeling Fulfilled - My Experiences Volunteering with the WE Project of AMMACHI Lab

During a recent visit to Amritapuri I was fortunate enough to serve as a volunteer with the Ammachi Labs WE Project. The project aims to give vocational training in various fields to groups of women with the goal of making them self-sufficient; financially, emotionally and socially.