• According to WaterAid India, approximately 76 million people in the country lack access to clean drinking water and more than 60,000 children, especially under the age of 5 years, die each year from poor sanitation and diarrheal diseases caused by drinking contaminated water. Causes of water contamination also vary. High population density, chemical farming, overuse of fertilizers, the presence of minerals in the coastal beds, and run-off from factory waste provide limited access to clean drinking water. Other obstacles are distance and cost. Many villagers have to walk several kilometers to access clean water and in some villages, residents are forced to spend money to buy clean water.

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  • In the current global scenario, the prime question in every woman’s mind is about her safety and security. An undeniable reality that has not changed and is still prevailing,not only in our country but all around the world,is the safety of women.

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  • Conventional methods for context based image retrieval include metadata-based and keyword-based approaches. Here, a simple and straightforward object based approach for retrieval of images is proposed. The features of the object under consideration, whose context need to be determined are stored beforehand in the system. When the query image containing the object is sent to the system, it detects the position of the object in the given image using Haar cascade classifier.

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  • The objective of the project is to harvest the energy and to power the sensor based networks, RFID tags, medical implants and other low power devices.

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  • The project titled ''Residual Stress Measurements in Machining of Titanium Alloys'' is funded by AR&DB and Sumesh A., Assistant Professor, Mechanical, School of Engineering, Coimbatore is the Principal Investigator.

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  • This work is focused on hardware design of Soft Decision Decoders (SSD) that use channel output information as reliability measures to improve the coding gain with associated levels of complexity. The project is geared towards FPGA implementation of the reliability based SSD for Turbo codes to suit deep space applications.

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  • A variety of traditional occupations exist in rural communities and residents depend on those occupations to earn a living. However, with more awareness about market segments, pricing, and updated methods, some occupations can become more lucrative, leading to a better standard of living for villagers. This particular project focuses on working with women from the village's Self Help Groups (SHGs) to help increase their earning capacity.

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  • Paripreksya 3.0 is a tele-operated UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) developed at HuT Labs.It is a light weight robot capable of doing complex maneuvering, mobility and dexterity tasks. The robot typically consists of a mobile base and a manipulator.

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  • Marine algae are rich sources of natural bioactive compounds. Out of the three important macoalgae, viz. red, brown and green, brown macroalgae are most commonly targeted for screening of antioxidant compounds.

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  • Around view system is a system which enables the driver to see surrounding around the vehicle in such a way that it is being viewed from the top. Cameras placed around the vehicle capture images at an angle with respect to the ground normal. If the angle were parallel to the ground normal then the captured images look like being taken from the top.

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  • The onset of menopause can invite life threatening diseases like osteoporosis. By regular monitoring of a panel of biomarkers, health of women can be monitored and morbidity levels associated with menopause can be reduced.

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  • The project titled "Impact of Board Characteristics on Firm Performance: A Comparison of Private Sector Firms with SOEs in India" sponsored by NSE-IGIDR Corporate Governance research initiative, Mumbai, India- approved in 2013 

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  • The project titled "Alternate materials for improving dynamic response and damping properties for machine tool structures", is funded by Office of PSA to GoI. The investigator of the project is Dr. M. Ramu.

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  • In the modern world, controlled release of drug (CR) represent one of the very important areas in the medical field. These delivery systems offer numerous advantages, compared with conventional dosage forms, which include no side effects, improved efficacy, reduced toxicity, and improved patient compliance. The biodegradable polymers such sodium alginate (SA) and lignosulphonic acid (LS) are used, in order to investigate the CR of ciprofloxacin from SA/LS blends.

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  • This work is in collaboration with Dr. Sankarprasad Bhuniya, Amrita Center for Industrial Research and Innovation (ACIRI), Amrita University, Coimbatore. His lab synthesizes synthetic derivatives with therapeutic as well as diagnostic abilities. These are then tested to check their targeted delivery in cancer cells. Also organelle specific reactive fluorescent probes for chemoselective bioimaging are screened on different cancer cells and normal cells.

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  • Many villages in India do not have access to electricity. Villages that do receive power intermittently and with frequent disruption, making the supply of electricity unreliable. While government projects and initiatives have come a long way to address the massive challenge of complete rural electrification, a more localized and sustainable solution is warranted.

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  • According to WaterAid India, approximately 76 million people in the country lack access to clean drinking water and more than 60,000 children, especially under the age of 5 years, die each year from poor sanitation and diarrheal diseases caused by drinking contaminated water. Causes of water contamination also vary. High population density, chemical farming, overuse of fertilizers, the presence of minerals in the coastal beds, and run-off from factory waste provide limited access to clean drinking water. Other obstacles are distance and cost. Many villagers have to walk several kilometers to access clean water and in some villages, residents are forced to spend money to buy clean water.

    a-study-on-waterborne-illnesses-and-water-contamination-in-neelamperur-kerala
  • This project investigates algorithms to capture the intelligence about the faults, from a small working model of the actual system, which can be used to scale up the fault models to the high end system. The ideas developed in the project can be used effectively to learn the intelligence about the faults without working with the high end systems, and thereby making modeling the faults a less expensive process.

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  • Smart Grid is the new generation power grid technology that can intelligently integrate devices, consumers and generators associated with it. Smart devices are placed throughout the smart grid system which can be automatically controlled using digital technology. This differentiates a smart grid from a traditional grid.

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  • The project titled "Feasibility Study on Coastal Reservoir Concept to Impound Netravati River Flood Waters : A Sustainable Strategy for Water Resource Development" is funded by BWSSB, Govt of Karnataka.  Dr. Sreevalsa, Prof. Subbarao are the investigators of the project. 

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  • Metropolitan cities are prone to flash floods after heavy rains. Insufficient or damaged drainage capacity is a common cause apart from swollen rivers and storm surges. Providing timely and sufficient help to people is a daunting task for authorities, mainly due to the lack of accurate, real-time information about damages to people’s lives and property.

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  • This work proposes deep learning based approach for decoding of Turbo product codes(TPCs). Deep Neural Network (DNN) decoder is used as the Soft-Input Soft-Output (SISO)decoder in the iterative decoding of product codes. The method implements one shot decoding thus enabling high level of parallelism.

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  • The project titled ''Design and Testing of an Optimized Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Low Wind Speeds' is funded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) and Unnikrishnan D. , Assistant Professor, Mechanical, School of Engineering, Coimbatore is the Principal Investigator.

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  • Developed as an initiative of MHRD, GMS is an enterprise-wide, end-to-end platform for both funding and grant recipient organizations. It supports multi-site consortium projects and manages all aspects of the funding process: from the initial request through assessments, awards, fund utilization and subsequent monitoring of outcomes. Learn More »»

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  • Rural communities, especially tribal villages, carry with them a wealth of knowledge passed down over generations regarding traditional healing practices for diseases.

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  • Department of Science and Technology and Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India, Selected for Funding Collaborators: IIT Delhi, Thapar University, Lithium EV Cabs, Linkwell Telesystems Pvt. Ltd., Yexcube Technologies, Elecsys Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

    development-amp-prototyping-of-ict-enabled-smart-charging-network-components
  • Benzophenanthridines, naturally occurring isoquinoline alkaloids with various biological activities, are known to exist in five plant families, namely, the Fumariaceae (Genera Corydalis, Dicentra and Fumaria), the Papaveraceae, and the Rutaceae. Members of this family are generally investigated for potential biological activities.

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  • “We had the opportunity to do a real-time project in the field. As the device we created is a prototype, we wouldn’t know or understand the problems or challenges unless we were actually there in the village implementing the device. This is very important as it has real world implications.”

    - Henri Bittel, EPFL, Switzerland

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  • Amrita has pioneered and developed the large-scale deployment of intelligent tutoring and adaptive assessment systems to allow students with diverse backgrounds in rural and city areas to benefit from individualised learning and to provide specific information to educators to allow for appropriate intervention.

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  • India is the second largest populated country in the world with more than 1.3 billion people having diverse culture, languages, food habits and tastes etc. Rice is a common staple food consumed by people all over India. A variety of food items can be prepared with rice including rice flakes, idly, appam, dosa etc. Of all these, dosa is one of the most popular dishes in India, usually consumed as breakfast and sometimes even as dinner.

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  • The autonomous floor cleaning robot is designed to sweep and collect the dust and mop the room as well. The sweeping of the floor and collecting the dust happens one after the other followed by mopping the room. The intelligent mechanism added to the robot can identify and avoid obstacles while cleaning the robot. The autonomous algorithm, which is part of the design, takes care of operating the robot autonomously inside the room.

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  • The project was aimed to empower adults and children of selected tribal hamlets with tablets & 1000 ST candidates in Kerala where trained on integrated program with ACC combined with either social/ health awareness training.

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  • Endothelium helps in maintaining vascular tone by regulating the vascular permeability. It selectively allows only certain molecules to cross the endothelial barrier. A large number of micro and macro vascular complications are associated with endothelial dysfunction in diabetes including cardiovascular disease, stroke and peripheral vascular diseases.

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