The chronic shortage of qualified teachers as well as lack of adequate equipment to effectively teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects to students across India has become a matter of grave concern.
The Amritapuri campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham came alive with myriads of lights and colors during Chancellor Amma’s fifty-ninth birthday as lakhs of people poured in from all parts of the world, to celebrate.
For schools across the country, online laboratory or O-labs, a project designed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Mumbai and Amrita Vishjwa Vidyapeetham will be a welcome solution as most schools lack basic laboratory facilities or face teacher shortage.
A three day Amrita Endocrinology, Diabetes and Diabetic Foot Conference (AEDFC 2012) was held at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi. It brought together clinicians, surgeons and researchers from across the country and the world to re energize the grey cells and deliberate upon various problems related to endocrinology and diabetes, with special emphasis on the management of diabetic foot infections, which could so often be life/limb threatening and yet are largely misunderstood and/or ignored by the public as well as medical fraternity.