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Amrita Scholar Carves a New Path Through Dual Degree

November 2, 2022 - 10:05
Amrita Scholar Carves a New Path Through Dual Degree

Ms. Jyotsna Chandrasekharan, a research scholar and faculty at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru (ASEB), is carving a new path. This is one of its kind, a First – Dual University & a Bi-Nation Ph. D. in partnership between Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and the University of Trento, Italy.

The possibility of earning two degrees simultaneously can pave the path for many opportunities and career prospects. It offers the double benefit of learning, upskilling, and career choices.

The dual degree offers the opportunity to study at different universities and in foreign lands, which is an excellent way to learn a new language and obtain a degree from a reputable university abroad. It also provides a chance to work with experienced professors and improve the probability of acceptance in various funding proposals. Additionally, it aids in forming numerous other collaborations that will be advantageous to multiple research academics.

Ms. Jyotsana C will be guided by two supervisors:

  1. Supervisor at Home University: Prof. Amudha J., Professor, Dept. of CSE, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, India.
  2. Supervisor at Host University: Prof. Giandomenico Nollo, Associate Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.

The Thesis titled Multimodal Physiological Data analysis for Mental State Prediction focuses on developing a multimodal intelligent system that can monitor various physiological measures of a person, measure mental health, and assist healthcare professionals in improving the quality of people’s lives.

She got the opportunity to collaborate with The Erasmus+ ICM Program. The Erasmus+ ICM Program is supported by the European Commission, which promotes the mobility of people for study, teaching, or training between higher education institutions located in programme countries and partner countries.

“I am fortunate to participate in the Erasmus International Credit Mobility Programme from 12/02/2022 to 31/07/2022 at the University of Trento, and the experience was amazing. I got an opportunity to work in the behavioral analysis lab at the University of Trento, where we collected data from multiple students using a multimodal system. The lab is equipped with various physiological sensors and monitors which can monitor the physiological signals of an individual. I also got to work with experienced professors that strengthened my knowledge. Since it was a new environment, it was challenging to learn and use the new equipment in the lab. However, experimenting and discovering new things enabled me to strengthen my research skills. I could participate in a poster presentation organized by the Department of Industrial Engineering and helped to learn about various research works at Trento. It provided a platform to showcase our research works and received valuable feedback from other scholars.” said Ms. Jyotsna Chandrasekharan.

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