Women's Day

Forging an Inclusive Society: 2021 Initiatives for Gender Equality

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As the world begins its transition into a post-Covid era, the upheaval caused by the pandemic becomes more visible in India’s vulnerable sections, with gender equality a key issue. Still, our Center for Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality (CWEGE) remains focused on the year 2030—a year the United Nations declares as the target for Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Contextualizing Women’s Empowerment Frameworks

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Amrita PhD students, Christopher Coley and Srividya Sheshadri of our Center for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality along with professors, Dr. Sriram Devanathan & Dr. Bhavani Rao have published their South India based women empowerment framework as a research article “Contextualizing women’s empowerment frameworks with an emphasis on social support: a study in rural, South India” in the journal “Community, Work & Family”.

PAPR Launch at AIMS Hospital

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On January 13, 2021, AMMACHI Labs and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center launched an ultra low cost respiratory protection system for doctors and health workers on the frontlines.

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Atal Tinkering Labs Puthiyakavu selected as a “Star” innovation lab

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The Atal Tinkering Labs at Amrita Vidyalayam Puthiyakavu school was recently selected as “Star Atal Tinkering Lab of the Year.” The Atal Innovation Mission, set up by the NITI Aayog, has established Atal Tinkering Laboratories in schools across the country with the objective to cultivate the spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds.

National Seminar on Curriculum Design & Development

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Prof Bhavani Rao, Director, AMMACHI Labs, Amrita University, said, “There is much debate on what skills are required for the 21st century where education and development are defined and directed by sustainability. Studies conducted by the World Economic Forum show that skill gaps are especially pronounced in low-income countries and recommend the use of technology to overcome these.”


National Seminar on Curriculum Design & Development for Sustainable & Societal Development: A Road Map

Education not merely a job-guarantee scheme; Teach students about sustainable development too: Experts Dozens of higher education experts met at the Amrita University to brainstorm ways to design a curriculum focused on sustainable development�.

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International Workshop on Sensors and Small Satellite Technology for Disaster Management

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Prof. Bhavani was an invited speaker at the International Workshop on Sensors and Small Satellite Technology for Disaster Management – SSTDM 2016 at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS). During the morning session: Disaster Management Needs and Challenges Prof. Bhavani presented: “M.A.Math’s DRR activities: An Overview.”

Organized by the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks, The SSTDM 2016 workshop showcases a concerted effort for identification and further development of mutually agreed small-satellites, sensors, and wireless communication technologies.#WNA #SSTDM2016 #DisasterManagement

International Workshop on Sensors and Small Satellite Technology for Disaster Management – SSTDM 2016

Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications is organizing an International Workshop on Sensors and Small Satellite Technology for Disaster Management – SSTDM 2016 on August 17 – 19, 2016.

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AMMACHI Labs added 2 new photos.

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As India celebrates her 70th Independence Day today, we honor those luminaries whose strength inspires us to remember that freedom starts from within. #empowerment #independenceday Photos from AMMACHI Labs’s post

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500 toilets estimated to be built in Indhpur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Meera Devi has four children. The first died in an accident at age four. The second, from health problems at 10 months. Third is Chahat, age nine. She has “mind problems” which have gotten better with expensive medicine. And number four is Simran. She has had developmental problems from birth but is a delightful child.

Amrita Hospital: Patients given liver transplants regardless of ability to pay

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#Empower_Women.  In the past 10 years, Amrita Hospital (Embracing the World‘s tertiary hospital in Kochi) has conducted 325 liver transplants–85 in the past year alone. The youngest patient was five months old. Patients are given transplants regardless of their ability to pay; Amrita has spent Rs. 19 crores (more than $3 million) providing liver transplants

Effective Strategies for ESL Learners (India Context)

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#EmpowerWomen #Education #TeachersMatter #EdTech #Learning Many students struggle with reading when whole group instruction forms the core of the reading program. The objective of our research was to develop and evaluate a model that provides differentiated instruction for learning English as a second language. The key findings from this study indicate that differentiating instruction using

Addressing Climate Change (from the United Nations)

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What you can do!  Things you can do from your couch Save electricity by plugging appliances into a power strip and turning them off completely when not in use, including your computer. Stop paper bank statements and pay your bills online or via mobile. No paper, no need for forest destruction. Share, don’t just like.

Through our Life Enrichment Education Program, women are given soft-skills and awareness courses using tablets

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Ammachi Labs offers Life Enrichment Education.  Both economic and social empowerment are addressed in our two prong approach; interweaving computerized vocational education and training (cVET) with life enrichment education (LEE). While cVET provides technical skills in competencies to enahnce one’s viability in the work force, LEE provides an all inclusive set of skills to facilitate

TCS Robotics impressed by haptic device developed by AMMACHI Labs

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Group is known for its cutting edge solutions for the consumer, banking and retail industry. Dr. Roshy John, Head of TCS Robotics and Cognitive Systems Group, Kochi, Project Manager Rajaram and Reeja George, the Academic Relationship Manager for TCS Kerala visited Amrita University to interact with AMMACHI

Azim #Khamisa meets #Amma to discuss stopping kids killing kids

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Azim Khamisa met Mata Amritanandamayi Devi November 18 in California to discuss his life work. Hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Llama, Bill Clinton, Janet Reno, Marianne Williamson, and Thich Nhat Hanh, Azim is an internationally renowned speaker and award-winning author.  Following the murder of his only son Tariq in 1995 through a senseless,