Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham secured top honors in the Computer Society of India's (CSI) national convention. Amrita bagged 10 national awards, more than any other university or institution at the CSI 2016 Convention held at Hotel Le Meridien, Coimbatore on January 23-24, 2017. Amrita Schools of Engineering (ASE) at Coimbatore and Bengaluru campuses and Amrita School of Arts and Sciences (ASAS), Kochi, were awarded the Best Accredited CSI Student Branch award. The CSI branch of Amrita School of Engineering (ASE), Coimbatore, which is hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has set a unique national record of securing this recognition for the 6th consecutive year.
Other awardees included Chapter Patron award to Dr. U. Krishna Kumar, Director, Amrita School of Arts & Sciences (ASAS), Kochi, for stellar contribution in setting up the Kochi Chapter of CSI; Academic Excellence award to Mr. Prashant R. Nair, Vice Chairperson, Department of Computer Science, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, for prolific publishing in international conferences; Mrs. U. M. Ramya from Coimbatore and Mrs. L. Nitha from Kochi for outstanding service as Student Branch Counselor (SBC) and Active Women CSI Member respectively and Mr. Yadhu Krishnan, young CSI member from Kochi. Dr. T.S.B. Sudarshan, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru received the award on behalf of the Bangalore campus.
About this singular achievement, Dr. Latha Parameswaran, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, commented, "It is significant to be a part of a Computer Society of India (CSI), the largest professional society in India for IT professionals. Recognition from CSI is prestigious to the students, faculty members, departments and the institution. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has conducted more than 100 events in association with CSI and it has always supported all the professional activities. We appreciate and thank the CSI executive committee for recognizing our strengths and value towards contribution to computer science. CSI is definitely a value addition to the Computer Science and IT professionals."