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- Chancellor Amma Addresses the Parliament of World’s Religions
- Amrita Students Qualify for the European Mars Rover Challenge
During November 12th and 13th, 2016, over 2000 volunteers participated in a massive clean-up drive at Sabarimala in Kerala. Amrita volunteers have been part of the cleanup drive for seven consecutive years.
Forty-five M.Tech. students of Power & Energy, Control & Instrumentation, along with faculty members Dr. Ilango K. , Ms. Jayasree P. R. and Mr. Bharat K. R. from the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Amritapuri campus spent August 12th and 13th, 2016, as a part of co-curricular activity in Munnar and Idukki.
Senior Scientist and Strategist Dr. Jayant Sathaye, who contributed to the 2007 Nobel Prize-winning reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), spoke on the topic ‘Understanding Climate Change to Limit Atmospheric Temperature Increase and Impact on Utilities’ at Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore on June 11, 2016.
On January 26, 2016, Amrita Sanjeevani, the seva association of Amritapuri campus, conducted a clean-up drive at Taluk Hospital, Karunagapally.
Prof. Prema Nedungadi of AmritaCREATE, was an invited speaker at the Vatican conference on “Children and Sustainable Development: Challenge for Education”, held November 13-15, 2015 at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. She presented Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Amrita RITE (Rural India Tablet enhanced Education) model that was inspired and guided by Chancellor Amma’s vision to provide both ‘education for making a living’ and ‘education for life’ skills.
AmritaCREATE developed an interactive software where learners make right or wrong choices and learn how to avoid becoming victims of human trafficking.
Five years ago, a group of socially committed Amritians decided to conduct a cycle rally. This September 22nd, 2015 marked its 5th prolific edition. In the current juncture when the world is finding it difficult to cope with escalating air pollution, the event was really relevant. September 22nd is celebrated as “world car free day” and as a part of it, Amrita Sanjeevani, the seva organisation at Amritapuri Campus, conducted a cycle rally and 10 km fun run from Karunagapally to Amritapuri.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Amritapuri Campus will observe World Car Free Day on September 22 by conducting a bicycle rally from Karunagappally to the campus involving many students and staff.
The second year MSW students of the department of Social Work, Coimbatore campus along with Ryerson University students from Canada stayed at the tribal settlement of Komalikudi in Idukki District of Kerala from 6th to 13th August 2015 as part of the Live-in-LabsTM program.
The students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus celebrated India’s 69th Independence Day on August 15 by conducting an Bharatam Cleanup Drive. The cleanup and awareness drive was organized by Amrita Sanjeevani- the Student Seva Association.