The Amrita Sphuranam project of Amrita Centre for Wireless Networks and Applications has provided solar-powered electrification on a microgrid for the entire rural village of Valaramkunnu. This model will soon be deployed in all the villages being transformed by Amrita SeRVe's village rehabilitation project. The Chancellor of Amrita University, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, initiated the Live-in-Labs Program to harness the idealism, brilliance and energy of young people to uplift society. As per her instructions, AmritaWNA integrated Live-in-Lab programs into their curriculum, and students spend 2 hours a week performing activities relevant to societal transformation. The students also travel to rural villages far from the university, live in the villages for varying lengths of time, study the problems of the villagers and come up with practical, affordable solutions. The students, researchers, and faculty from AmritaWNA visit tribal villages to see what they could do to improve the villagers lives. The villagers were a bit reticent at first, but gradually opened up to the students and provided the needed information they needed to improve the lives of the people in the village
AIRBUS FLY YOUR IDEAS 2015
Airbus challenges students worldwide to innovate for the future of aviation. Students are invited to submit ideas that address one of the six challenges of aviation: Energy; Efficiency; Affordable Growth; Traffic Growth; Passenger Experience or Community Friendliness. The final will take place in June 2015. Fly Your Ideas is open to teams of 3 to 5 students of any nationality or discipline.