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Amritotsavam 2018 was conducted on January 05, 2018. 41 Events were conducted in 6 Categories (Fine Arts, Literary, Dance, Song, Music and Theatre) as part of Amritotsavam. The Chief Guest for the programme was Mr. Rajavishakan K R who is currently working as an Associate Director in the Film Industry and our Alumnus of 2005-09 Mechanical Engineering.
There was tight competition among the students belonging to the four houses of our Institution such as Amritamayi, Anamdamayi, Chinmayi and Jothirmayi. Anandamayi secured first place with 311 points. Amritamayi secured second with 129 points. Jothirmayi and Chinmayi secured third and fourth place with 96 and 61 points respectively. Four events were conducted for staff as part of Amritotsavam.
Anokha, the national engineering techfest of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, is a 3-day congregation of some of the brightest minds in India. Founded in 2010, Anokha has grown by leaps and bounds and has progressed to become one of the most popular and top techfests in India. Having successfully completed eight editions, ANOKHA has had an average annual participation of over 10,000 of the best undergraduate engineering students from top-ranking engineering institutions in India like IITs, BITS, NITs and IIITs participating as well as partner universities in USA and Europe like University of New Mexico, EVRY France and Uppsala University-Sweden.
ANOKHA boasts a prize-money of Rs. 15 lakhs with 100+ plus highly competitive contests in all disciplines of engineering, sciences, robotics, gaming, business incubation, social media & entrepreneurship, cubing and short-film making. Taking up themes of global importance and societal relevance like Innovation, sustainable development, green trends, Technopolis – smart city and national security, it witnesses 30+ workshops in various cutting-edge areas of various engineering disciplines, robotics, business, sciences & humanities, start-up pitchfest and finance including its own edition of TEDx-like distinguished talk series called “Lumiere”. The workshops have been offered by leading companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Mathworks, Cisco, Intel, National Instruments and Robert Bosch. Other highlights of the techfest include fascinating exhibitions & Autoshows, Meet the CEO programme, school outreach and product design, development & demonstration.
Some of Anokha’s distinctions include:
“Hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare………….
Radhe krishna radhe krishna radha govinda……”
With Sri Krishna bhajans and slogans, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Coimbatore Campus celebrates Gokulashtami every Year. Gokulashtami is also known as Sri Krishna Jayanthi, the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna.
The festivity began in the early morning with Nagara Sankeerthanam where students and faculty took an idol of the Krishna across the campus singing His glory. Around 9.00 A.M. the Procession of richly decorated Floats from each department of the campus, screening various messages and sights from Krishna Avatar, began. Little girls and boys dressed as Krishnas and Gopikas walked beside the floats and a group of students singing and dancing accompanied them. In the afternoon, Uriyadi and Vadamvali (tug of war) rituals were performed. The students also participated in various competitions based on the theme of Sri Krishna such as dance, music, skit, quiz, elocution, essaywriting, painting and Rangoli.
Department of ECE banged Overall Third Prize – Gokulashtami 2016
Amrita Learning to Integrate Value and Excellence (ALIVE) is a programme initiated by Mata Amritanandamayi Math exclusively for the First Year students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. It consists of of severals activities such as