Under the guidance of our Chancellor and world renowned humanitarian leader, AMMA, a team of nine scientists attempted to design, develop, and deploy a wireless sensor network for landslide detection. This attempt resulted in the installation of the world’s first comprehensive wireless sensor network for landslide detection in the year 2009. The sensor network has been operational since then, and vast amounts of geotechnical sensor data have been collected from the deployment site in Munnar, Kerala. Impressed by the success of this network, the government of India has requested Amrita University to undertake similar deployments in other landslide prone areas of India, such as the Himalayas and the North-Eastern region.

We are inviting four doctoral candidates interested in furthering the current geophysical understanding of landslide phenomena. Descriptions of four specific research areas are given below. While each of the four students will focus on their respective research, it is expected that all of them will work as a team, actively participating in tasks such as the setting up of a geotechnical laboratory at the Amritapuri Campus or the expansion of the current geotechnical laboratory at the Ettimadai Campus, the improvement of the current landslide lab setup at Amritapuri, site visits, the field deployment of sensors, data collection etc. We expect sincerity, commitment, hard work and team spirit.


M. Tech./B. Tech. with exceptional performance, in: Earth sciences, Geosciences, Hydrology, Geotechnical engineering, Geophysics, Geology, Civil engineering, Environmental engineering Students with other qualifications but with adequate background and keen interest will also be considered.


Interested candidates may send a detailed resume to before 30th June 2014.


Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritapuri Campus,Clappana P. O.
Kollam - 690525,
Kerala, INDIA
Telephone: +91 476 2801280
Fax: +91 476 2896178