Postage Stamp Celebrating 50 Years of Academic Career of Amrita Professor

Dr. Damordaran. M. Vasudevan, Emeritus Professor and Head of PG Programs & Research at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, was honoured recently with the launch of a postage stamp by India Post on March 2, 2019, commemorating 50 years of his dedicated service to the cause of medical education and research.

AmritaCREATE at UNESCO MLW2019 - Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development

Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Director, AmritaCREATE (Amrita Center for Research in Analytics & Technologies for Education) presented Amrita Learning, India’s first Intelligent Tutoring System, at Mobile Learning Week, MLW 2019, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from March 4-8, 2019.

National Institute of Ayurveda Appoints Amrita Faculty as Advisory Committee Member

Dr. P. Rammanohar, Research Director of Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda at School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has been appointed as Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of National Institute of Ayurveda, an autonomous organisation under Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. 

Amrita Ayurveda Research Director Appointed as WHO Expert Group Member

Dr. P. Rammanohar, Research Director of Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda at School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has been appointed in the Three Member Committee of the World Health Organization for drafting International Terminology of Ayurveda for inclusion in the International Classification of Diseases - ICD-11. 

Women in AI Leadership Award for Amrita Faculty

Dr. Sowmya V., Assistant Professor, Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,  Coimbatore campus, received the Women in AI leadership Award 2019 at the event RISING 2019, Women in Analytics and AI conference, which was held at Hotel Taj, Bangalore, on March 8, 2019

Amrita Partners with 14 International Institutions in ‘WeNet-The Internet of Us’

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is partnering with 14 other institutions from EU, UK, China, Mexico, Mongolia, Paraguay in the ‘WeNet-The internet of Us.’ Dr. Shyam Diwakar, Director, Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology and Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri, leads Amrita’s role in this project. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is the only partner from India. 

Faculty Member Wins Best Paper Presenter Award at Anusandhana 2019 National Seminar

Dr. Haroon Irshad, Associate Professor, Department of Moulika Siddhanta (Basic Principles of Ayurveda), School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, won the Best Paper Presenter Award under Teacher's category in the scientific session of "Anusandhana 2019"- National Seminar and Workshop on Research Methodology & Biostatistics, held on February 22, 2019, at K. V. G. Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital, Sullia. 

University of Milan "La Statale" and Amrita Plan Collaboration

On February 4, 2019, Dr. Shyam Diwakar, from the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, met with the University of Milan La Statale's Rector, Prof. Elio Franzini and had a discussion on augmenting joint possibilities with both Universities.

Faculty Member Wins Best Poster Award in Glaucoma at AIOC 2019 Conference

In the 77th Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOC 2019) held at Indore, Madhya Pradesh from February 14 - 17, 2019, Dr. Meenakshi Y. Dhar, Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, bagged the best poster award in Glaucoma for her poster titled "Ocular Blood Flow Characteristics of Open Angle Glaucoma Patients on Doppler Imaging."

Amrita’s Learning App Wins $125,000 Prize in US-based XPRIZE Adult Literacy Competition

Amrita Learning App, a finalist in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition, emerged as a winner in its final phase amongst 108 other registered teams and was adjudged to be providing one of the best ways to accelerate adult literacy in the US using mobile solutions.

Not-for-profit Cause Launched for Studying Language Diversity using Artificial Intelligence

The DataScientia consortium of founding members includes Italy’s University of Trento, the National University of Mongolia, India’s Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, China’s Jilin University, Paraguay’s Catholic University of Asunción, South Africa’s Tshwane University of Technology and UK’s Heriot-Watt University.

Microbial Active Genetics Lab Inaugurated

As part of its commitment towards pursuing academic and scientific excellence, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has added a high-tech Microbial Active Genetics Lab to its world-class research facilities. It was a day of great pride for the Amrita Biotech community as Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, President of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, inaugurated the advanced scientific laboratory on January 3, 2019.