Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at Amritapuri launched the programmable robotics lab on Wednesday 25th February. It was set up in collaboration with ABB Robotics. The event was inaugurated by P. K. Kunhalikutty, Minister for Industries, Government of Kerala. The lab is reportedly the first of its kind to be set up by a university in India.
Over 4000 students participated from nearly 150 institutions including the IITs, NITs, BITS participated in the fest. The winners of Vidyut 2013 gets a prize money of thirteen Lakhs rupees. The major attraction of the event was 'Hover Rover' where participants to build a robot that moved with the help of air pressure and could move on road and water.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi launched a comprehensive Parkinsonism Clinic and Autonomic Lab Services on 22nd Jan 2013. The government will plan to provide free medical services to those who suffer from Parkinsonism, assured by Shri V. S. Sivakumar, Honorable State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, during his inaugural speech. This Clinic is the first such institution in the state of Kerala to offer a multidisciplinary approach for diagnosing, managing and improving the life of patients afflicted with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
Vidyut-2012, three-day multi-fest hosted together by the entire students of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham concluded. Nearly 6000 student participants arrived from all over 100 colleges in India to compete, to present research papers, attend workshops and interact with distinguished guests from industry and academia.
Works Minister Ebrahim Kunju inaugurated the Eye Bank at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Eye specialists from the Amrita Hospital would come to the homes and procure the organ after the death of the person interested. Lion's Clubs' Vasant Bayi handed over a cheque for free cataract surgeries for 150 persons.