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- Chancellor Amma Addresses the Parliament of World’s Religions
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Dr. Nitin Vaidya, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, visited the Coimbatore and Amritapuri campuses between January 11th–13th, 2016. During his visit to Amrita, Dr. Vaidya gave two talks, held interactive sessions with faculty members and students, discussed potential areas of collaborations, and visited several research labs.
Prof. Kamal Bijlani, Director, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab gave a keynote talk on Amrita Blended Learning Platforms at the 2nd edition of National Higher Education Conclave organized by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Asia’s premier magazine on education, digitalLEARNING Magazine ranked Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham among the top engineering colleges in South India. Prof. Kamal Bijlani, Director, E-Learning Research Center, represented Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for the felicitation ceremony held on 21st August during the World Education Summit 2015 at New Delhi.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham got a unique chance to demonstrate before India its prowess as a pioneer in science and technology when the institution’s top functionaries displayed in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi a cutting-edge virtual facility called A-VIEW.
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has adopted the distance learning platform, A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) developed by Amrita e-Learning Research Lab (AERL), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, in its ambitious skill training program for over 50 crore Indians, after it was demonstrated in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on World Youth Skills Day. A-VIEW was developed by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in partnership with IIT-Bombay and NMEICT, Ministry of HRD.
In a matter six days (from 27th April to 3rd May, 2015), the Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training (MSCERT) under the Maharashtra Education Ministry used A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E- Learning World) to train 35,000 school teachers at over 500 centers across Maharashtra.