Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to Launch Environmental Information System (Envis) Center

The Center for Sustainable Future at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, has been selected by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to set up an Environmental Information System (Envis) Center on invasive alien species. The center would collect, document and disseminate information on invasive species threatening the biodiversity of the region and other parts of the country. It would also conduct extension activities such as involving local communities to make value-added products using invasive plant species, said representatives of the centre.

16th Convocation Ceremony of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore Campus

The 16th Convocation of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, was held on August 31, 2019. 1656 students from the disciplines of Engineering, Business, Arts & Sciences, Mass Communication and Social Work received their degrees. These included 15 PhDs and 60 medalists.

Amrita Faculty Among Top Game Changers in Higher Education

Akash Tomer of Elets News Network (ENN) takes a look at the top game changers linked to the education landscape over the years who inspired others with their wisdom. In this Higher Education category, they have listed Dr. Raghu Raman, Chairman, Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore campus and Director for Global Rankings at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Recently, Professor Raghu Raman was invited to the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative at UN, since the Amrita School of Business was the only Indian institution to find a place in the prestigious United Nations Sustainable Literacy Test which evaluates knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among students in higher education.

Amrita Students Devise an Efficient Method to Convert Plastic Waste to Fuel

The Students from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, had devised a method to convert plastic waste in to fuel. “The waste is decomposed at very high temperatures in the absence of oxygen. It is converted into pyrolysis oil, which can be used as industrial fuel or refined to obtain petrol. By-product char can be used to make carbon fibres," said Alluri Sharanya and R. K. Hariharan.

They were showcasing their innovation at National Science and Technology Fair 2019 organised by the Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (Codissia) at the Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore.