Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham faculty members and researchers, Coimbatore campus, met with a delegation of the Indian Army on January 26, 2017 to discuss developing lightweight bunkers, smart hybrid power sources in the field and bio friendly waste management systems, among other solutions. They made a series of presentations to a team led by Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha, DCOAS (P & S) on solutions to some of the problems faced by troops in the field. This was a follow up to the field visit undertaken by a group of Professors, Ph. D. Scholars and industrialists to the Sikkim Sector in November of 2016. In June 2016, a similar field trip had been conducted in Kashmir as well, with good results.
Seven teams headed up by leading faculty members from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham presented a range of solutions from light weight, high strength construction material to high density batteries specifically designed for very low temperatures. This meeting was organized by Prof. C. Parameswaran, Director, Corporate & Industry Relations (CIR), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and his team along with Prof. Shantanu Bhowmik, Head of Research and Projects at Amrita School of Engineering and Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.