• This project is to create an impact on the level of independence of people with disabilities. To ease the lives of those among us who are unfortunate enough to have lost the ability to move their limbs due to stroke, (SCI - Spinal Cord Injury), old age and other disabilities (SSEP Group), Mudra is the perfect solution. Conventional control mechanism, joy stick, is not suitable for SSEP group of people as the joy stick requires the user to hold it and exert some force.

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  • Speaker recognition systems are useful for deriving intelligence information by tracking telephone conversations of people who are perceived to be a threat to the national security. Rules prohibit security agencies from eavesdropping on telephone conversations of private citizens. However, it may be necessary to eavesdrop on people with questionable national integrity.

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  • The project on novel target-specific multiplexed nanophytomedicines for cancer therapy, funded by ICMR, focuses on the importance of dietary phytochemicals in sensitizing breast cancers that are resistant to chemodrugs such as Paclitaxel in clinical use.

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  • This project aims to develop a synergistic collaboration between an active nanomedicine team from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal and a strong nano medicine group at the Amrita Center for Nanosciences, AIMS, Kochi, India. The broad area of this targeted nanomedicine research is lung cancer, which is a very serious disease in both the collaborating countries.

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  • NFES is a nationwide, web-based, searchable electronic repository that acquires, maintains, and provides information about the research and publications of the faculty of educational institutions under MHRD.

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  • In order to facilitate remote experimentation for multiple users, the project demonstrates the possibility of real-time shared access for multiplexing the usage of control and acquisition hardware. The project also investigates and develops the architecture for scaling up the experiments by effective timesharing of available resources to be made available to large scale of users.

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  • The tumour hierarchical model proposes origin of cancer from a small population of cells having properties of stemness like self renewal and pluripotency. Although, cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been identified in leukemia and solid tumours by surface markers, there is variability in their specificity for isolation of CSCs in a specific tumour.

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  • This project has been developing nanostructured thin film electrical storage materials with high surface area and storage capacity. A range of nanomaterials is being investigated, such as, nanocarbon, metal oxides and on variety of processing techniques & deposition methods.

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  • This three-year project involves preparation of nanostructured scaffolds, plasma treatment of the scaffolds, followed by in-vitro protein adsorption, cell attachment and proliferation with and without plasma treatment.

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  • Both India and Brazil have a major need to improve their education, health, and support available during disasters, especially in areas with limited connectivity. The goal of this project is to use wireless communication networks for developing enhance healthcare system impart education, build cooperation,promote collaboration, and facilitate innovation among Indian and Brazilian students, professionals, and researchers.

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  • Drug discovery is currently in an exciting phase where conventional methodologies are being ably complemented by ‘omics’ approaches due, in part, to the greater accessibility of the newest generation of high-throughput platforms and technologies. At the Cancer Discovery Biology Laboratory, work is done towards making the identification of oncology clinical biomarkers more feasible through state-of-the-art pharmacogenomic and proteomic techn

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  • Amrita Virtual Biotechnology laboratory is a new kind of experimental science that is being established as a virtual simulation based laboratory. These labs focus on helping students retain the real feel of a laboratory, while conducting the experiment from an internet-enabled computer terminal, much in the same way as is done, in a real lab.

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  • This project provides mobility funding for joint facility utilisation visits between ACNS and University of Zurich on the project entitled, “Anti-cancer Applications of Chitosan and Polyoxometalate Nanocomplexes”.

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  • An initiative of the Ministry of Human Resources Department under the National Mission on Education through ICT, Amrita's Collaborative Accessibility Platform for Virtual Labs (Amrita CAP-VL) provides a framework for the development and deployment of distributed virtual labs that use diverse software and interfacing technology. It support the system architectures for remote equipment labs and addresses scheduling, networking, security and scalability.

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  • Fusion transcripts are known to occur in cancerous cells across a range of cancers and might play important roles in the pathophysiology of cancer. In developing newer strategies to combat cancer, therapeutic knock down of fusion transcripts by RNA interference technology is being considered for its potential benefits in targeting cancerous cells.

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  • PI: Dr. Duraisamy Kumaresan
    Co-PIs: Dr. Nikhil K. Kothurkar, Dr. Yamuna
    Sponsors: DRDO, ER & IPR
    Dept./Center: Solar Energy and Optoelectronics Laboratory
    Start Date: July 2010

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  • Asymptomatic hyperparathyroidism is not well recognized in Indian population and is considered rare. Estimation of serum calcium level is not part of routine comprehensive health checkup.

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  • The crucial role of hands on experiments in the STEM curriculum to motivate and deepen understanding is universally accepted. In India, many schools lack equipment in science labs and in rural areas there is a lack of teachers depriving students of STEM education.

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  • The project 'Oncogene Sensing and Finger Printing from Saliva Using Nanotechnology' deals with Raman spectroscopic detection of cancer biomarkers from human tissues and bio-fluids.

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  • The current study will enable the elucidation of global miRNA expression profiles and identification of miRNA targets in response to intervention with chemopreventive phytochemicals in liver cancer. This will enable a better understanding of miRNA dysregulation and identify novel biomarkers for preventive or therapeutic intervention in liver cancer.

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  • A project under MHRD ERP, Amrita Display Information and Visualization Engine (Amrita DIVE) uses ROLAP technology to gather information from multiple LMS/CMS engines and then uses advanced visualization techniques to provide graphed information that allows educators to understand the pattern and usage of content used by Indian universities. 

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  • The main objective of this project is to monitor and control the machining process during ultra-precision machining of titanium alloys. Using advanced signal processing techniques, the hidden information in the acoustic emission signal is extracted to predict the machining parameters with high levels of accuracy. The features from the signal are extracted and a set of predominant features is selected using dimensionality reduction techniques.

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  • This project involves a controlled and well-characterized material process development for the preparation of carboxymethyl chitin and chitosan derivatives for applications in the biomedical area. Chitin and Chitosan are known to be natural biopolymers and are non-toxic, biodegradable and biocompatible. In the last decade, chitin and chitosan derivatives have become the focus of interest in biomedical and biopharmaceutical research.

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  • Docking studies are computational techniques for the exploration of the possible binding modes of a substrate to a given receptor, enzyme or other binding site. The application of computational methods to study the formation of intermolecular complexes has been the subject of intensive research during the last decade.

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  • This project involves application of a new technique using a proteomics approach to sensitively identify molecules of therapeutic significance in Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) samples.

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  • The project titled "Process Monitoring & Control of Ultra Precision Machining of Ti6 Al4 V Alloys" is funded by DRDO. 

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  • Virtual Physics Labs have sophisticated simulations that enable the users to conduct a vast array of physics experiments. Users can work with interactive electronic components to create electric circuits, conduct oscillatory experiments on different planets, or interact with specialized virtual equipment such as a Laser Beam Emitter. All this becomes available to the user simply with a computer and an internet connection.

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  • Virtual Lab: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is transforming the face of higher education and research, through a revolutionary new educational tool – virtual labs. The VALUE Initiative is a project dedicated to developing these virtual labs in various science and engineering disciplines. Virtual labs are media-rich online learning environments, which allow users to conduct physical laboratory experiments in a computer-simulated environment. This innovative new educational technique is enabling experimentation beyond the boundaries of traditional laboratories

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  • VALUE Virtual Chemistry laboratories introduce a new dimension to the chemistry lab. Virtual labs provide a number of benefits to both the student and teacher. Virtual experiments allow educational institutes to take advantage of vast savings from reduced consumption in chemical supplies and reduced costs that result from accidental breakages.

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  • Amrita University is creating comprehensive Mechanical Engineering Virtual Labs in the following areas: Mechanics of Solids, Wind Energy, Solar Thermal Energy, and Energy Storage. Each lab consists of 8 to 10 experiments. All experiments have a common web platform where students can view experiments via a web interface happening in real-time with a web-cam. 

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  • Comprehensive study of threats, their operational architecture, and adoption of threat modeling for their classification, form the foundation for development of secure technologies for cloud. Cloud platforms today assist providers in controlling and managing the customer VMs. In addition, they also help monitor and manage cloud performance. 

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  • The dynamics of spatially structured populations (metapopulations) have been widely studied over the last few decades. For the sake of simplicity, most of these studies assume that all the constituent local populations (subpopulations) experience similar rates of migration (immigration and emigration). Although it is intuitively obvious that nothing in nature constrains the migration rates to be symmetric, i.e.

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  • Wordnet is an online lexical reference system. Its design is inspired by current psycholinguistic and computational theories of human lexical memory. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are organized into synonymous sets, each representing one underlying lexicalized concept. Different semantic relations link the synonymous sets. Wordnet is neither a traditional dictionary nor a thesaurus but combines features of both types of lexical reference resources.

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  • This project is an initiative of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. The principal investigator of the project is Dr. Soman K. P., Professor and Head, Amrita Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN). 

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  • There are more than 2.5 million cancer patients in India at any given time, of which the frequency of breast and ovarian cancer cases has increased. Although there are many possible reasons, reversible phosphorylation of proteins, mediated by receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) such as VEGF and HER2/neu receptors play a crucial role on different cellular processes associated with cancer pathogenesis.

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  • The objective of this study is to develop an epidemiological model for school-based interventions to modify cardiovascular risk profile. The study aims to identify ethical and practical issues with possible solutions in conducting such a study in an Indian setting.

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  • AMMACHI Labs uses computerized vocational education training (cVET) to make education accessible and interesting. The smart classroom concept was introduced into the many training centers across India to enable a learning environment that would scale up skill training, maximize student participation and enhance learning.

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  • This study proposes the investigation of “Bulk Heterojunction” solar cells consisting of different types of p-type (donor) and n-type (acceptor) network. The various chemicals proposed to be used in this study are metal phthalocyanines, polypyrrole, polythiophene, azo dyes, etc.

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  • Aerospace Engineering Department at Amrita University, Coimbatore Campus, acquired a MiG-23, a fighter-aircraft, from the Indian Ministry of Defense. With this acquisition, students are able to better study the functions and workings of various subsystems of an aircraft. They have an opportunity to lay hands on a real-life aircraft and its subsystems; they get a first-hand experience. The majority of its subsystems are already in place. The Aerospace Engineering Department was started at Amrita in 2007 and over 190 students are currently enrolled in the Aerospace B-Tech program. The department has set up state-of-the-art labs, including an Aerodynamics Lab, Aerospace Structures Lab, Propulsion Lab, and Flight Dynamics and Control Lab.

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  • In the Phytochemistry laboratory, development, analysis, and optimization of technical processes for target dependent bioactive compound isolations and assays are carried out. A brief account is given below.

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  • The project titled "Value addition to seabukthorn through isolation & characterisation of pharmacologically active compounds" is funded by Department of Biotechnology. Dr. Bipin Nair is the Principal Investigator of the project.

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  • Seabuckthorn (SBT), (Hippophae L.) are deciduous shrubs in the genus Hippophae, family Elaeagnaceae. In addition to the nutritionally active constituents, many clinically important activities of seabuckthorn (SBT), such as beneficial effects on skin, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, wound healing, cancer chemopreventive action, antiviral activity, sun screen and radioprotection have been established.

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  • Research in modern chemistry attempts to find materials that can act as superior switches and transistors. One of the most exciting, yet challenging fields of research, is the design and synthesis of multifunctional compounds that have desirable and predictable properties of luminescence, transport of information, catalytic activity and macroscopic ordering in mesophase.

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  • Dispersion of nanocarbon forms and metal nanoparticles in a conducting polymer matrix facilitates coating of such materials. Different nanocarbon materials such as single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT), double walled carbon nanotube (DWCNT), multi walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT), and graphene are being synthesized using Radio Frequency (RF) Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD).

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  • Diabetic wound healing is a challenging problem to solve as it requires the integration of interdependent processes that involve signal transduction input from inflammation, cell migration, cell proliferation, cell differentiation and production of extracellular protein components.

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  • The objective of the work was to develop aluminum alloys containing lithium, copper, and zirconium for aerospace applications. Moderately thick deposits of binary and ternary alloys of aluminum with lithium, copper and zirconium were successfully electrodeposited. This was achieved at room temperature through the use of low cost ionic liquid containing AlCl3 and triethylammine hydrochloride (Et3NHCl).

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  • The focus of this project is to develop a biofuel cell that is capable of powering medical devices and mobile electronic devices. This research involves fabricating 3-D nanoengineered electrodes using CVD grown carbon nanotubes and electrodeposited nanowires, investigating the direct electron transfer between nanoelectrodes and enzyme redox center, and demonstrating the functionality of miniaturized high power density biological fuel cell.

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  • Preliminary  studies  have  been  carried  out  using  flexible  laminates prepared  from  different  types  of  PET  films  and  UHMWPE (Dyneema)  fabric  using  polyurethane  based  adhesive.  Peel strength,  Lap  shear  strength  and  helium  leak  rate  of  the  samples were  studied.  The  effect  of  plasma  treatment  of  Dyneema  fabric  on the  adhesion  properties  was  analyzed.  Discussions  held  with  ISRO scientists  provided  focus  to  the  subsequent  studies.

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  • The basic methodology of this project envisages capturing core patient identifying information with details of clinical stage, types of treatment (with all particulars), and follow-up parameters as per standards specified. The results are evaluated at annual reviews by The National Cancer Registry Program, Indian Council of Medical Research.

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  • The funded amount received from AICTE under Research Promotion Scheme (RPS) will be utilized to create facility with a vision system and a tri-axial manipulator in the Welding Research Lab. Research in the area of controlling the welding process with a feed-back of weld pool geometry has been of interest lately as a way to improve the quality and the consistency. 

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