The Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a dream come true, a dream nursed by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (AMMA) to have a centre of excellence in learning for the benefit of all. With headquarters at Coimbatore and campuses at Amritapuri, Kochi, Bengaluru and Mysuru, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has emerged as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in India. In less than two decades, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has blossomed into a multi-disciplinary, multicampus centre that offers over 150+ undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
Amrita School of Engineering (ASE), Coimbatore was established on October 27, 1994. It has the distinction of being Amrita's first center for higher learning. Known then as the Amrita Institute of Technology and Science, it offered B.E. programs to cater to the increasing needs of technical manpower in the country. Today the School offers B.Tech. and M.Tech. programmes in various disciplines. In addition, it offers programs leading to the MCA degree. Ph.D. is offered in Engineering and Sciences.
The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was established in 1994. It offers B.Tech. programme in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M.Tech. programmes in Power Electronics and Embedded Systems, Renewable Energy Technologies, Control Systems and Instrumentation and Ph.D Programme. The Department has excellent teaching and learning facilities including state-of-the-art laboratories. The Microsoft-sponsored Embedded Systems Laboratory caters to the needs of training and research at graduate and doctoral level. The department has Power electronics, Electric Machines and Control Systems, Control Systems and Instrumentation, Electric Drives and Control, Power Systems laboratories and Electrical Workshop in addition to Embedded Systems Laboratory. Embedded Systems, Power System, Power Electronics, Drives, Renewable Energy Systems are the areas of research in the Department. The Department has academic collaboration with world class universities like KTH, Uppsala and Malardalen, Sweden rendering opportunities for collaborative research.
Over 400 conference and Journal publication over the last four years enforces the ideology of contributing to the research community. Department has a faculty strength of 41 with major percent of them involved in pursing Ph.D and having Ph.D. The faculty are actively involved in research in the socially relevant areas such as green micro power grid, smart cities, smart agriculture, zero net energy buildings, sensor networks, robotics, real time systems and energy efficient and fault tolerant computing.
The post graduate programme in Embedded systems started in the year 2008 and 210 students have graduated over the ten years with 99% placement. The companies that have recruited students include CTS, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, IBM, WABCO, KPIT Cummins, Robert BOSCH, Continental Automotive Components, Nokia, Alcatel, Siemens, Tata Elxsi, TCS Engineering Services, Skanray, Zoho, Seagate, HCL, Solitron, Fireeye, Gadgeon, Patni, UST Global, PACE Micro Technology, L&T InfoTech, Ericsson, etc. The companies that offer internship opportunities includes Honeywell, CTS, KPIT Cummins, NPOL, ISRO, Alcatel, Nokia, Ignitarium, BOSCH, Intel, Microchip, etc.
Duration of the Course: Two years