Amrita Student Shraddha Prasad Shortlisted for One-Way Trip to Mars

19 year old Shraddha Prasad, currently doing Mechanical Engineering in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus selected as one of the three Indians in the shortlisted 100 applicants for the one-way trip to Mars in 2024. The engineering student is brimming with confidence of making it to the red planet. "I feel proud and happy for being selected from over 2.5 lakh applicants. My parents are also very happy after hearing about the selection," said Shraddha.

Amrita Student a Step Away From Ticket to Mars

Shradha Prasad, Mechanical Engineering student of Amrita School of Engineering Coimbatore campus had qualified for the final round of selection for the "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity". She is also the lone candidate based in India to be selected by Netherlands-based Mars-One for the fourth round of the astronaut selection process, the organization announced on Monday 16th February 2015. Three other Indians have been selected, of which two are based in the US and one in Dubai. "I am keen on settling down on Mars as I have a passion for space sciences and technology. This apart, I also enjoy taking risks and doing something adventurous. The one-way trip to Mars combines the two," noted Shradha.

Amrita Student Among 100 Shortlisted for One-Way Mars Trip

Shradha Prasad, currently the Mechanical Engineering student at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus has made it to the list of 100 applicants who will move on to the next round of an ambitious private mission that aims to send four people on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024. From the initial 202,586 applicants, only 100 hopefuls have been selected to proceed to the next round of the Mars One Astronaut Selection Process, Netherlands-based non-profit organisation Mars One has announced.

Padma Sree, Sri. Shekhar Kapoor, Honours the Winners of Amrita at the South India Inter- University Youth Festival

The Cultural Association of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Amritapuri campus, SAMSKRITI, organized a colourful program on February 4, 2015, to offer felicitations to participants and prize winners at the South India Inter-University Youth Festival held in December 2014. Students had won prizes in five events: musical percussion, group music (Indian), collage, quiz and photography​.