Inauguration of Academic Activities for 2016 – 2017, 14th Series of Annual Extramural Expert Lecture Sessions, Vidyamritam and the CSR initiatives for 2016 were conducted on July 28, 2016 at School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi campus.

After an enchanting welcome dance by the students, Swami Purnamritananda Puri, General Secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Math blessed the function. The chief guest Dr. M. C. Dileep Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sansrit, Kalady, initiated the lamp lighting and delivered the inaugural address. Sri. P. K. Jayachandran, Bureau Chief, Mathrubhumi, Kochi, was another guest of honour. Dr. P. Prathapan Nair, Principal, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, presided over the function. Prof. N. N. Menon, Head, CIR, Kochi campus, and Prof. P. A. Appukuttan offered felicitations. The Chief Guest released the Collection of Edited Articles titled “Literature n’ Technology- An Interface” as part of the research activities.

Best Student, Staff Library Users and Staff and students who did vacation internships in AIMS Hospital and in the campus were honoured. The academic handbook for 2016 and Mathrubhumi SEED Handbook were released. Later vegetable and plant saplings were presented to the SEED volunteers and parents of the new students of 2016 as a mark of thanks giving and prayer to the Mother nature. Dr. U. Krishnakumar, did a prefatory talk. Dr. Sony Vijayan welcomed the gathering. Dr. A. R. Chitra proposed the vote of thanks.

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