AmritaWNA is committed to progressive research and learning and has established strong ties with many academic institutions, government agencies, and industrial organizations. Over the past several years, the department has brought together expertise from large companies, various universities, and research centers, around the world, to help tackle many of society’s problems via the use of wireless technology. These collaborations have further enabled Amrita WNA to fulfil its mission of developing “technology for humanity”.

Educational Collaborations

Vrije University, Amsterdam

Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. Academic research and education at VU is characterized by a highuv.jpg level of ambition, and encourages free and open communications and ideas. In Leiden Ranking, which is based on bibliometric and collaboration indicators, VU University Amsterdam is positioned second in the bibliometric ranking PP10% in the country. In the Times Higher Education World University (THE) Rankings 2014-2015, VU University Amsterdam is placed 136th. In the ‘Academic Ranking of World Universities’ (ARWU) 2014, or the Shanghai Ranking, VU University Amsterdam is listed in 4th place, nationally and Worldwide, VU University Amsterdam holds a position 100. Follow the link for further details of rankings of VU Amsterdam. The VU University offers facilities in various fields which includes Behavioral and Movement Sciences, Earth and life sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Humanities, Law, Sciences etc. VU, in addition to normal academics, also offers international bachelor’s, international masters courses and exchange programmes. Many research institutes and research centers such as Amsterdam Global Change Institute, Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems, The Network Institute, Institute for Lasers, Life and Bio photonics Amsterdam etc. are also associated with VU. Following link will guide you for more details of VU Amsterdam.                                                  

Dual Degree from Amrita and Vrije

The University of  New Mexico 

mexico.jpgFounded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque. UNM boasts an outstanding faculty that includes a Nobel Laureate, two MacArthur Fellows, 35 Fulbright scholars and several members of national academies. UNM offers bachelor and graduate degree completion programs throughout the state via Extended Learning and has education centers located at the four branch campus locations as well as in Santa Fe, Farmington, and at Kirtland Air Force Base. U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks the UNM School of Medicine 40th in primary care and 83rd in research.  UNM College of Fine Arts is ranked 53rd, with its photography program ranked fifth in the nation. The engineering program is ranked 87th nationally, with electrical engineering coming in at 53rd, and Chemical Engineering ranking at 58th. Among the University's outstanding research units are the Center for Advanced Research ComputingCancer Center, New Mexico Engineering Research Institute, Center for High Technology MaterialsDesign Planning Assistance Center, and the Mind Research Network. UNM also supports STC.UNM which stands for supporting technology transfer and catalyzing economic development at University of Mexico City. For more details visit:

Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialized in the fields of architecture, engineering and technology. UPC offers bachelor's degree courses that fully adhere to the principles of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) reform, as well as a wide range of postgraduate training, including prestigious master's and doctoral degree courses in some of the fastest-growing areas in the worlds of science, technology and industry. The UPC leads European research projects, is a member of the main international research and education networks, and coordinates five UNESCO chairs. The European Union has awarded the UPC the Erasmus Charter. In order to develop its international policy, UPC has joined a number of networks of universities of excellence which supports foreign students and faculties from other universities. For more details visit

University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business. The University of Southern California is one of a small number of research institutions for a steady stream of new knowledge, art and technology. USC has nearly $700 million in annual research expenditures, is ranked first in the nation among all universities in the size of its computer science research program, and has the largest graduate program in science, engineering and health of all private research universities. USC’s core laboratories support USC’s Plan for Science and Technology by providing outstanding facilities that enable faculty and students to perform cutting-edge research, attracting new transformative faculty to the university in critical areas. USC International Academy offers courses for students across the world to pursue their educational goals. USC’s website:

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

kth.jpgSince its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key center of intellectual talent and innovation. In Times Higher Education ranking, KTH ranked as 155th best university, ranked as 74th best university in Europe, among the purely engineering and technology universities in the world ranked as no. 19. US News and World Report ranked KTH Royal Institute of Technology as 198th best university in the world. KTH became involved in international cooperation in an early stage, and is today running a large number of international projects and cooperates with prestigious universities worldwide. During 2013 KTH welcomed 1058 exchange students and a large number of international master's students. In total, KTH has approximately 250 exchange agreements. KTH offers a large number of Master's programmes in English and also offers joint Master's programmes such as Erasmus+ and EIT master's programmes - both of which include compulsory mobility and excellent scholarship opportunities. KTH manages and participates in a large number of international projects funded by EU cooperation programmes. KTH focuses on four selected regions; Brazil, China, India, and Southeast Asia, to establish new collaborations within education and research. Visit  

Research Collaborations

Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus, USA

Since first opening its doors in Pittsburgh in 1900, Carnegie Mellon University has been educating elite engineers and scientists to meet the ever-changing and complex technological challenges of society. In 20mellon.png02, the University established a branch campus in Silicon Valley and offers master’s programs in Software Engineering, Software Management, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Information Technology, as well as a bicoastal Ph.D. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a focus in Mobility, offered in conjunction with the CyLab Mobility Research Center. Carnegie Mellon University is a celebrated research center and has developed a strong and growing set of research programs related to mobile computing, security, the Internet of Things, machine learning, and software as a service. Cylab Mobility Research Center in Silicon Valley covers research in wireless security, mobile context awareness, airborne sensing, in-building sensing, cross-layer mobile networking, platformization of the Internet of Things etc. Researchers, faculty and students have access to several laboratories on campus, including the Carnegie Mellon Innovations Lab, the Connected Embedded Systems Lab, the Smart Spaces Lab and the RF Lab, to develop new ideas. Visit for more informations

University of Texas, Dallas, USA

The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status. UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 137 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests. University of Texas supported by many research institutes and centres. Some of them are Advanced Imaging Research Center, Center for Control Science and Technology, Center for Information Technology and Management, Center for Intelligent Supply Networks, Communication Technology Center, Embedded Software Center etc. Research expenditures totaled nearly $98.6 million last year, a result of the University’s continued success in competing for research-related funding from multiple sources. In fiscal year 2015, the University had 86 invention disclosures,$2,098,982 in license revenue59 patent applications,18 patents issued,5 licenses and option agreements UT Dallas ranked first in Texas, third in the nation and 16th in the world out of 100 schools named to the Times Higher Education magazine list of the most outstanding young universities. The University has been among the top 20 in the world for three consecutive years. More information of the University can be accessed through the link

University of Mannheim, Germany

The University of Mannheim is one of the leading research institutions in Germany. Various rankings, awards and evaluations indicate the quality of research and teaching at the University of Mannheim. University of Mannheim offers top-class opportunities for students at all academic levels. They also offer opportunities for students all over the world and one of eight students and researchers of the University has an international background. Renowned research centers as the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES) or the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) guarantee top-class research opportunities at the University of Mannheim. In Times Higher Education World University Ranking,2015, ranked #106 worldwide and is among the top ten in Germany in the areas: teaching, international outlook, research, citations and industry income. For more informations follow the link

University of Maryland, USA

University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George’s County, Maryland. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pmaryland.pngulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. UMD faculty Nobel laureates are John C. Mather, Thomas C. Shelling, William Philips. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $550 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. The University of Maryland is ranked No. 19 among public universities and No. 21 for most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report, as well as No. 16 among public universities by Forbes. According to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, UMD is ranked No. 10 overall for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory, Maryland Robotics Center, Western Maryland Research & Education Center – Research, Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics etc. are some of the research centres associated with University of Maryland. For more information about the University of Maryland, visit

 University of Tokyo, Japan

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The University aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills. For more information about the University of Tokyo, visit

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university with students, professors and staff from over 120 nations. A dynamic environment, open to Switzerland and the world, EPFL is centered on its three missions: teaching, research and technology transfer. EPFL works together with an extensive network of partners including other universities and institutes of technology, developing and emerging countries, secondary schools and colleges, industry and economy, political circles and the general public, to bring about real impact for society.

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

The Federal University of Rio De Janeiro or University of Brazil (Portuguese: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ or Universidade do Brasil) is a public university in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFRJ is the largest federal university in the country and is one of the Brazilian centers of excellence in teaching and research. In terms of scientific, artistic and cultural productions it is recognized nationally and internationally due to the great teachers, researchers, reviews and assessments made by international agencies. In 2015 QS World University Rankings ranked UFRJ as the best Brazilian federal university, as well as the third best university in the country occupying the ninth position among institutions of Latin America. In 2015 the Ranking Universitário Folha (RUF) ranked UFRJ as the second best university in Brazil and the best Federal University in the country.Brazil's first official higher education institution, it has operated continuously since 1792, when the "Real Academia de Artilharia, Fortificação e Desenho" (Royal Academy of Artillery, Fortification and Design, precursor to the university's current Polytechnic School) was founded, and served as basis for the country's college system since its officialization in 1920. Besides its 157 undergraduate and 580 postgraduate courses, the UFRJ is responsible for seven museums, most notably the National Museum, nine hospitals, hundreds of laboratories and research facilities and forty-three libraries. Its history and identity are closely tied to the Brazilian ambitions of forging a modern, competitive and just society.

Government of India Funding Agencies

Department of Science & Technology

Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. DST played the role of an extra mural research funding agency wherein competitive grants for research was provided to investigators based on technical merit. This system was in vogue for nearly three decades. Some of the scientific programmes undertaken by DST are Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSRI), International S&T Cooperation, Technology Mission: Clean Energy and Water, Women Scientist Programs, Technology Watch Foresighting (TWF). Under Scientific and Engineering Research, DST supports Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT), Mission on Nano Science and Technology (Nano Mission), Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Universities and other Higher Educational Institutions (FIST), Human Resource Development and Nurturing Young Talent, Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) programme etc. For detUntitled-1 (1).jpgails visit

Department of Information and Technology (DeitY)

Department of Information and Technology (DeitY) is a government of India project under Ministry of Communications and IT. Its main mission is promote e-Governance for empowering citizens, promoting the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Electronics, IT & ITeS industries, enhancing India’s role in Internet Governance, adopting a multipronged approach that includes development of human resources, promoting R&D and innovation, enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space. Under R&D, DeitY supports R&D in IT, R&D in Electronics, R&D in CC&BT, Funded Projects, Emerging areas Of Technology. DeitY funded projects in various fields which include Bio informatics Projects, Microelectronics Development Division Projects, Electronic Components & Materials Division Projects, Semiconductor ICs Layout Design Registry Projects, CCBT Projects. For more information about DeitY visit 

Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS)

Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) programme was initiated in 1982 by the Department of Science and Technology as a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional R&D programme  of the Department of Science and Technology, aimed at developing methodologies for building and promoting the use of spatial data management and analysis technologies in local area planning. For developing necessary inputs for local planning strategies, NRDMS is supporting several academic and R & D Institutions with projects specially focusing towards the need of local level planning. Under NRDMS, thrust areas have been identified to promote research and development activities on different aspects of micro level planning. Some of the areas supported by NRDMS are Land & Water Management, Watershed Management, landslides, Energy Planning, Microwave Remote Sensing, Natural Disaster Mitigation, GIS in Local Level development etc. Visit for more details.

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) was created in 12th July, 2006 bringing under its administrative control India Meteorological Department (IMD), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF). The main mission of MoES is to conduct scientific and technical activities related to Earth System Science for improving forecasting of weather, monsoon, climate and hazards, exploration of polar regions, seas around India and develop technology for exploration and exploitation of ocean resources (living and non-living), ensuring their sustainable utilization. The various subject areas for funding under MoES are Atmospheric Science, Earth System Science Technology, Geoscience, Hydrology & Cryosphere, Ocean Science & Resources. Further information about MoES is available in the link .