Amrita Victory at VIVID 2019 Fourth National Level Project Contest

In another stellar show of their ingenuity, innovation and independent thinking, the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) students of School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, have won top honours at the “VIVID 2019-Vision Insight and Voices as India goes Digital” 4th National Level Project Contest conducted by the Department of Information Technology, SSN College of Engineering in association with Cognizant Technology Solutions at Chennai.

Amrita Centre for Sustainable Future Organizes Training Course for Tribal People in Making Furniture from Invasive Weed

The Centre for Sustainable Future, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (CSF, AVV) organised the training course for the members from the Irula tribal community to make furniture out of Lantana camara, a harmful invasive species of weed, at Singampathy village in Siruvani hills. Maya Mahajan, Associate Professor, CSF, AVV, said that the course duration was 75 days, which comprises initial 15 days of theory classes and 60 days of practical classes. Ms. Mahajan told, “We conducted exams in February, where we told them to make 10 products. The certificates were given after reviewing their performance."

Amrita Team Secured Third in Cyber Disease 2019 - Hacking Contest of IIT-Bombay

A five member team accompanied by faculty members Ms. Santhya R. and Mr. Ashok Kumar Mohan from TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, participated in the final round of Cyber Disease 2019 event at IIT Bombay on March 16, 2019, and secured the third prize.

Amrita Provides Training to Coimbatore's Tribals in Crafting Furniture Using Lantana

More than 100 tribals from the hamlets of Singampathy, Kalkothipathi and Sarkarporathy in Siruvani have been trained in Lantana furniture-making. The project was jointly funded by the Centre for Sustainable Future of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore and Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) of the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), India. “The idea is to bring about an economic development to these people who live deep inside the jungle. We started the project three years ago and continuous attempts were made to give it a systematic approach. Later, it was funded through GSDP, which helped regularise things,” said Maya Mahajan, Associate Professor, Centre for Sustainable Future of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Coordinator of the project.