The department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore Campus is organizing a National Workshop on the Role of Universities in Empowering Indian Villages from September 21 - 23, 2016.


  • Assistive Technologies for Learning
  • Frugal Innovation  creating simple, affordable, sustainable & quality solutions.
  • Role of Industries and Research in the development of Technology for the Indian Villages
  • Live-In-Labs for Emerging Business Solutions.
  • Technology for the healthcare needs of Indian Villages.
  • Hi-Tech Farming/Protective Cultivation
  • Role of Renewable Energy Sources in empowering Indian Villages
  • Organic Farming for sustainable future.­
  • Reaching the unreached through ICT in Agriculture Education.


  1. Dr. K. Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
  2. Dr. A. Anand Kumar, Professor & Head, Dept. of Neurology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
  3. Mr. V. K. Bhadran, Associate Director, CDAC, Thiruvananthapuram
  4. Dr. Prahlad Vadakkepat, Associate Professor,Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore
  5. Dr. Sunil Sivadas, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  6. Dr. Balamuralidhar P., Head, TCS Innovation Labs., Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore
  7. Dr. A. K. Sherief, Director, Centre for E-Learning, Kerala Agriculture University
  8. Dr. P. Susheela, Associate Professor, Kerala Agricultural University Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala
  9. Dr. Sanjay BanerjeeFounder Director/Dean of Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore
  10. Dr Sanjeev Vasudevan, Amrita SeRVe,  Wayanand, Kerala ( Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi )
  11. Dr. Sasi K. KottayilProfessor in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.
  12. Dr. K. E. Usha, Professor, Agricultural Technology Information Centre, Kerala Agriculture University.


Last Date for Online Registration September 10, 2016
Intimation Regarding Selection September 12, 2016


Co-ordinator, National Workshop on the Role of Universities in Empowering Indian Villages, 
Department of ECE, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritanagar(P.O), Ettimadai,
Coimbatore - 641 112
Ph. 0422  2685000 / 5721
Mobile: 9626947031 / 9788444058 / 9566772677 

Event Details
2016-09-21 09:00 to 2016-09-23 16:30