From the news
- Chancellor Amma Addresses the Parliament of World’s Religions
- Amrita Students Qualify for the European Mars Rover Challenge
Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi, inaugurated the first year batches of B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Pharm D. & Pharm D. (PB), on 9th August, 2017. The programme started with a video show of “Embracing the world”. Dr. Sabitha M., Principal, Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi, welcomed the gathering.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, celebrated Gokulashtami (Lord Krishna’s Birthday) on August 12, 2017, with great devotional fervor, enthusiasm and fanfare. The highlight of the colorful celebration was a procession in which students, staff and residents of the Amrita campus participate.
The significance of the Ramayana was emphasized in the celebrations held in the college auditorium of School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi campus, on August 11, 2017.
The AmritaCREATE Team of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, is one of eight semifinalists advancing in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Adult Literacy XPRIZE is a global competition, challenging teams to develop a mobile application for existing smart devices that results in the greatest increase in literacy skills among participating adult learners.
AmritaCREATE, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has authored an article on Medical Virtual Patient Simulator (MedSim), which was featured as a cover story on Computer Society of India’s CSI Communications magazine of Computer Society of India (CSI) in its August 2017 issue with the theme, “ICT in Healthcare”.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham faculty member, Dr. Sreekala C. O., Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri, participated in a five day, intensive workshop, from 18th to 22nd July, 2017, conducted by the American Chemical Society Global Chemists’ Code of Ethics Science & Technology Leadership Institutes Program (ACS GCCE STLIP).
The students in Amrita Rural Education Centers across the country celebrated Vriksh Raksha Bandhan on August 7, 2017. They pledged to protect the environment on day of Raksha Bandhan, an annual rite celebrated by Indians by tying a thread or amulet on the wrist as a form of ritual protection.
Dr. Purushothaman Damodaran, Professor and Chair, Dept. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Northern Illinois University (NIU), and Dr. Shanti Muthuswamy, Associate Professor, Department of Technology, Northern Illinois University (NIU), visited Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham campuses at Kochi, Amritapuri and Coimbatore on 17th, 18th and 19th July, 2017.
Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri announces the results of the Entrance Examinations – Ayurveda 2017.
The 2nd year BA and 1st year MA Mass Communication students, Department of Communication, Coimbatore, attended an interactive session on photography on 4th August 2017 hosted by Shri Aditya Arya, a well-known travel and ad photographer with 32 years of experience in the field.