Amrita School of Biotechnology Organises Workshop at ICACCI International Conference, Manipal​

An international​ workshop and paper session on bio inspired modeling and computational neuroscience was organized at the International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), conducted at Manipal University, Karnataka, India,​ on 14th September, 2017.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Students Connects Laboratory Experiments to Parkinson's Disease Using Computer Modeling

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's PhD students Hemalatha Sasidharakurup and Nidheesh Melethadathil, along with, Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean, School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri, and Dr. Shyam Diwakar, Director, Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology, Amritapuri, published a paper titled, "A Systems Model of Parkinson's Disease Using Biochemical Systems Theory" in OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, in the month of August 2017.

Design Implementation of ICT Based Virtual Labs for Laboratory Skill Education

Rapid advances in computer technologies and relative increase in internet connectivity has transformed Information and Communication Technology as a building block to meet the modern societal needs, mainly in business, industry and governance (Adesote & Fatoki, 2013). Several countries include the knowledge of computer skills as a core for education purposes, a social activity including teaching and learning (J. Augustus Richard, 2015). Implementing ICT in education system has been a multifaceted process, as it integrates technology with the needs of education institutes such as curriculum design, instructor competency, among others to improve efficiency and effectiveness of present education system(Tinto, 2002). According to British Council executive summary on Indian School Education System that there were more than 1.4 million schools, approximately 227 million students enrolled for higher education in various institutes (Ghosh, 2014). In such a situation, factors that retard sustainable development in the present education system,needs to be modified to attain the socio-economic growth of the country(Ozturk, 2001).