During AYUDH Europe’s 15th Annual European Youth Summit, “Celebrating Diversity 2019”, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's Live-in-Labs® was showcased to the 300+ youth who attended the week-long event. Dr. Shyam Diwakar, Associate Professor, Amrita School of Biotechnology, and Faculty Associate, Amrita Center for International Programs, presented this to the attendees at the event on July 20, 2019 held at Seminarzentrum Hof Herrenberg, Brombachtal, Germany. The summit was held from July 13- 21, 2019.
Live-in-Labs® is Amrita's multidisciplinary experiential learning program that breaks classroom and lab barriers by applying learned theory in real-world settings. With over 150 projects in 21 states across India, Live-in-Labs® participants have touched the lives of approximately 60,000 rural residents during the past several years. With participation from over 30 institutions around the world and nearly 50 departments, schools, and centers at Amrita, students and faculty have clocked in a monumental 200,000 + hours in the field working towards sustainable development in rural communities.
Dr. Shyam related how Live-in-Labs® projects have connected and transformed rural communities in India. Also, Amrita has just announced fully funded PhD in sustainable development towards transforming villages in India.
The AYUDH summit was supported by the ERASMUS+ Youth in Action Programme of the European Union.