Amrita Alumnus Wins Richard E. Merwin Scholarship

August 1, 2012
School of Engineering, Amritapuri

Amrita Alumnus Ramesh N. Nair recently won the coveted Richard E. Merwin Scholarship Award from IEEE CS, Washington D.C., USA.

RameshNairThe Computer Society (CS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) bestowed this honor on Ramesh for active participation in Amrita IEEE Student Chapter activities combined with his excellent academic credentials.

Ramesh graduated from the Amrita School of Engineering at the Amritapuri campus this past May, with a BTech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

During his tenure in Amrita, Ramesh was nominated as the Student Technical Coordinator for IEEE Kerala. He organized and participated in over 50 student events during this time. His efforts were acknowledged when he was recognized as an Outstanding Student Volunteer at the Annual General Meeting of IEEE Kerala in Trivandrum in 2012.

Ramesh’s performance was exemplary not just at IEEE forums and in the classroom, but also outside. After class-hours, one could see him busy in the labs, working on the Gesture Based Wheelchair for the Physically Challenged. This wheelchair won numerous awards at international conferences. The project team received much appreciation directly from Chancellor Amma also.

“Ramesh is academically gifted and technically strong. He has good administration and management skills and is completely devoted to his work,” commented Br. Rajesh Kannan, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amritapuri, who worked with Ramesh on the wheelchair project.

Br. Rajesh is also the IEEE Student Branch Counselor at Amrita and said that he greatly appreciated Ramesh’s passion for IEEE activities.


“Winning the Richard E. Merwin scholarship is a global recognition and a dream achievement for any IEEE Computer Society student. I feel grateful to be selected from Amrita as one of the scholarship recipients,” shared Ramesh, speaking about his achievement.

The scholarship is bestowed to selected student members in memory of the Former President of the IEEE Computer Society, Late Richard E. Merwin, for their active participation and leadership in the society.

Besides being awarded this scholarship, Ramesh was also chosen as the student ambassador of the IEEE Eastern Region in the US. For the next couple of years, Ramesh will be living there, as he pursues a Masters in Computer Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, USA.

Amrita congratulates Ramesh on his achievements and wishes him the best of luck.

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