Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Faculty Comments on Massive Erosion of Forests in Kerala

Ramabhadran, a professor at the department of civil engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, says the forest diversion should also be seen in the background of high levels of concretization the state is witnessing.“Kerala’s rainfall depends on the Western Ghats. Loss of forest cover on the Ghats, along with massive urbanization (from 9,510 hectares to 413,600 hectares) may have led to several undesirable conditions, affecting the rainfall pattern,” he said.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Faculty Selected as South India's Inspiring Young Teachers

 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham faculty member Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, is selected as South India's Inspiring Young Teachers "40 Under 40" competition conducted by the Indian Express. Earthquakes generally don't kill people. It's the poor infrastructure that takes lives. When a high magnitude earthquake hits California, there are hardly any casualties as it all comes down to the sturdiness of the buildings," explains Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar.

Amrita Professor's Model Fights Sea Erosion

Ramakrishnan R., Assistant Professor of the department of Civil Engineering, at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has come up with a model to address challenges of sea erosion on sandy beaches. Mr. Ramakrishnan recently conducted a pilot experimental study on the same along with two of his final year civil engineering students Azhar Aziz and Diya P.M. in a minimal beach area in Thimvananthapuram district.

Amrita Professor's Model Fights Sea Erosion on Sandy Beaches

Ramakrishnan R., Assistant Professor of the department of Civil Engineering, at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has come up with a model to address challenges of sea erosion on sandy beaches. Mr. Ramakrishnan recently conducted a pilot experimental study on the same along with two of his final year civil engineering students Azhar Aziz and Diya P.M. in a minimal beach area in Thimvananthapuram district.

Amrita Professor Study on Remote Sensing Data Shows Massive Diversion of Forest Land

The remote sensing data also shows a massive increase in areas under plantations, agriculture and urban settlements while substantial reduction in open areas in Munnar. The data is accessed by Ramkrishnan Ramabhadran, an assistant professor at Coimbatore-based Amrita School of Engineering, and T.V. Ramachandra, head of the Center for Ecological Studies at IISc in Bengaluru.