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ASTHA Club- Amrita Science and Technology Action Forum

ASTHA, which functions under the Department of Sciences since its inception in 2010, has been instrumental in changing the perception among the students about Science and providing a platform to celebrate the beauty of Science. ASTHA- Amrita Science and Technology Action Forum. The Club has been formed with the idea of inculcating genuine interest in the various facets of science and technology.

This club is about discovering new things, exploring the world around us and experimenting with the world around us. The objectives of the club are as follows:

  1. Identify and nurture the passion for enquiry and implementation of tasks through inspired teamwork.
  2. Track ongoing developments in science and technology, conceive and execute projects enabling students to understand the intricacies of the subject and to find practical and viable implementations.

ASTHA also organizes various seminars, workshops, quizzes, popular lectures and promotes interdisciplinary activities. Astha is the grooming ground for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Faculty members or students present their project ideas, inviting students and faculty who are interested to join the project, contribute and provide guidance. You are most welcome to join this club. For further details contact Ms. Lakshmi Mohan, department of sciences (Physics division).

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ASTRA – Astronomy Club

ASTRA – Astronomy Club is an eminent student association functioning under the Department of Sciences, Coimbatore campus. This is one of the youngest clubs which is started to enrich the fundamental and scientific knowledge for the students and to implicate the basic and applied science with engineering.

This club was started in the year 2011, since then it is actively involved in conducting various programmes related to space. Talks on cosmology, evolution of astronomy, astronomy related scientific movies, quizzes are few such programmes where the club organizes in the past years. The club also organizes periodical lectures to create awareness regarding current development in astronomy among the students.

ASTRA also organizes events like “The night sky observation” which includes the identifying and monitoring the Planets, familiar stars, constellations etc. The best millstone of the night sky observation includes the observation of five visible planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the evening sky during March 2012 and examined the trajectory for couple of days. An extension of this event few of the constellations like Orion, Gemini, Leo as well as the bright star Sirius were identified and monitored. A plenty of students from various branches were enjoyed and enriched their knowledge in this events.

Interested students/faculty members can join this club to make this more active. You are free to contact Dr. Murugadass, Sciences department, for further details.

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Student Outreach Activities

The Department is committed to nurture and develop students through various outreach and extension programmes for sensitizing students to various social issues and for their overall development as responsible citizens.

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Conferences Organized


The first international conference on Advanced Materials was inaugurated in the presence of a galaxy of scientists from over the globe on December 19, 2016, by Dr. Amit Goyal, director RENEW, University of Buffalo, USA. The three-day conference had 10 plenary talks, 38 invited talks,70 oral presentations, and 150 posters in various tracks such as nanomaterials, biomaterials, green technologies, high energy applications, translational research composites, computational chemistry, polymeric materials, optical materials, electronic materials, and magnetic materials. Professors gave the plenary and invited talks from University of Buffalo(USA), Georgia Tech (Atlanta, USA), University of South Australia, Waseda University( Japan), Saga University (Japan), and KAIST (Korea), Rayerson University (Canada), IITs, IISc, ISER, NIIST, JNSCAR, Amrita Center for nanoscience, MG University, Bharathiar University, Gandhigram Rural University, University of Kerala, Narayana Medical College, VIT, University of Hyderabad, About 300 papers were submitted from national/ international colleges. Dr. K. Sankaran, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham presided over the valedictory function. Best oral and poster presentations were given awards.


The second edition of the SCICON’19 International Conference on Advanced Materials was held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham from 15-17 December 2019. The three-day conference saw eminent researchers from countries like Canada, the USA, Thailand, France, Italy, UAE, Bangladesh, South Korea, Hungary, Singapore, and several parts of India. The area of discussion includes Basic sciences, Materials for Energy Applications, Computational materials, electronic and magnetic materials, Biomaterials, and Nanomaterials and the conference was a hub for an intensely argumentative approach to Science and technology. The three-day conference includes 12 plenary lectures 34 invited talks 100 posters presentations and 45 oral presentations. The top 10 presentations were given awards. In addition, a post-conference workshop was conducted by Dr.Saurabh Ghosh, assistant professor, Department of Sciences, SRM research institute, and Mr. O. M. Deepak, Assistant Professor, Department of Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Invited Talks

S. No. Name Topic Institute Year
1. Mr. K. Ramesh Instrumentation in Astronomy Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 2020
2. Dr. M. M. Shaijumon Two dimensional layered nanomaterials: Controlled synthesis and energy applications IISER-Thiruvananthapuram 2018
3. Prof. Salahuddin Kunj Quantum  Chemistry M.G. University 2018
4. Prof. G. Krishnan Coordination Chemistry and Organometallics University College, Thiruvananthapuram 2017
5. Dr. A. Manuel Stephan Lithium-Sulfur Batteries-A Futuristic System Electrochemical Power Systems Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute-Karaikudi. 2017
6. Prof: Dr. K. Ramachandran Plasma and its applications Department of Physics Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore 2017
7. Prof. V. Balakrishnan Methodology and strategy of learning Department of Physics, IIT Madras; 2017
8. Prof. Wolfgang Quint Applied Electrodynamics University of Heidelberg 2016
9. Dr. Subramanyam Chakrapani


Heterocycles and Medicinal Chemistry: The Importance of Innovative Synthesis Pfizer Global Research and Development Centre, USA 2015
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