Amrita's Ph.D. program in Cognitive Sciences and Technology is a brand new, multidisciplinary and theory-into-practice program. It was officially inaugurated during a landmark virtual ceremony on June 14, 2021. Swami Purnamritananda Puri gave the benedictory address and several dignitaries spoke at the event. The speakers included, Dr. Miriam Reiner (Head of the Virtual Reality and Neurocognition Lab at Technion, Israel), Dr. Praveen Pankajakshan (VP Data Science and AI, Cropin, Visiting Faculty, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham), Mr. Chad Kymal (CTO, Omnex) and Dr. Sidney Strauss (Director of Research). Dr. Meltem Alkoyak (Assistant Professor, AMMACHI Labs) gave the vote of thanks. About this program, Dr. Bhavani Rao R. (Director of AMMACHI Labs) said., “Amrita’s new doctoral program is designed to provide an interdisciplinary grounding with its integrative courses. We truly look forward to welcoming our new candidates from around the world.”

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