AmritaWNA has initiated the Amrita Wireless Smart Grid project envisioning a country with reliable and efficient energy system with electricity access for everyone. Smart grid consists of electrical providers, systems of power delivery and smart buildings (customers).

13 Nov.

Workshop on Technology Enabler for Smart Cities (TESC-2019)


Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (AmritaWNA), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and its partners will host a Workshop on Technology Enabler for Smart Cities (TESC-2019) co-located with the BuildSys 2019 : 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation scheduled to be held from November 13 - 14, 2019 at Columbia University, New York.


For many villagers in India, collecting and carrying water is part of their daily routine. However, villagers often have to walk several kilometers to collect water necessary for themselves and their families, sometimes walking several times a day. Many villagers, especially women, collect and carry between 200 and 500 liters of water per day for their families and cattle. 
Recognizing the hardship of the villagers, faculty, staff, and students from the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications, the Department of Civil Engineering, the Amrita Center for International Programs, and Amrita Self Reliant Villages (ASeRve) worked together to build a water distribution system for more effective water use and management.

Many villages in India do not have access to electricity. Villages that do receive power intermittently and with frequent disruption, making the supply of electricity unreliable. 

“We had the opportunity to do a real-time project in the field. As the device we created is a prototype, we wouldn’t know or understand the problems or challenges unless we were actually there in the village implementing the device. This is very important as it has real world implications.”

- Henri Bittel, EPFL, Switzerland