Department of Cultural Education and India Studies


Department focusses more attention in developing a more informed and authentic perspective on the importance of Indian civilization and culture. India’s rich heritage and scientific wisdom are now being regarded by the entire world as enriching cultural component penetrating into the lives of the modern society. Large number of young citizens are now eager to assimilate and practice the cultural components of the eternal wisdom in Indian philosophy transcended through the lineage of Rishis and Mahatmas. Department offers courses in Indian Philosophy and Culture, Sanskrit, Indian Languages, Yoga, Vedic Studies, Traditional Indian Arts, Ayurveda etc. Cultural education embedded into the curriculum of all the academic programmes of the university are initiated and managed by the department. Department has an excellent faculty profile consisting of both in-house and visiting experts. Department always promotes the activities initiated through the pragmatic approach of selfless service and sadhana embodied in Amma’s philosophy of education to elevate oneself into the deeper levels of emotional intelligence.

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

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Swami Purnamritananda Puri

General Secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Math

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Dr. B. Valsa

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Smt. Patil Pranjil Lahensingh, IAS

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Sri. A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish

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Sri. K.P. Ajeesh

Janamaithri Police Trainer, EKSAT,Govt of Kerala

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Sri. Adarshkumar. G. Nair

Animation Content Development

filmmaking & Photography

Applied art & Advertising

Public Relations & digital media

Our Organising Team

Department of Cultural Education and India Studies

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Dr. U. Krishnakumar

Convener

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M. Ramachandran

Co-Convener

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Jyothish Mayi V

Co-ordinator

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Supriya Rajendran

Co-ordinator

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K. R. Shabu

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Dr. Sony Vijayan

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KERALA PIRAVI

Date:4th November 2019

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A traditional food court “ Nattu ruchi” conducted by the students co-ordinated by Mrs Supriya Rajendran of Mathematics and Mrs Aparna Nambootiri of Visual Media was the main attraction. Canvas painting co-ordinated by Sri Vinod lakshman of Visual media , Installation and campus decoration co-ordinated by Sri M.A.Krishnakumar of Visual Media , Naadan Paattu co-ordinated by Ms Devika, A Research Scholar( Maths) and a video presentation co-ordinated by Sri Aravind and Sri Varun Prabha of Visual Media made this function colourfull. The large number of student’s involvement to arrange all events was highly appreciated by everyone.

Kerala Piravi - Malayala Dinam was celebrated in the campus on 4th November 2019. The programme was formally inaugurated by renowned writer and ‘ Amrita Keerthi’ awardee Smt. K.B.Sreedevi. Bri. Bhaktipriyamrita Chaitanya blessed the function . Dr.U .Krishnakumar , welcomed the gathering. The Malayala Dina Message was given by the Malayalam Faculty Sri M.Ramachandran. Certificates for the best usage of library and the Inter –University competition winners were also distributed in this function. Int.Mathematics student Greeshma offered the formal vote of thanks. A mega Tiruvatira of 200 girl students and teachers in traditional Kerala sari co-ordinated by Mrs Soumya Mahesh of Computer Science was the highlight of the function.

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SWAMI ATMAPRIYANANDA MAHARAJ’S VISIT

Date:18th October 2019

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On 18th October 2019 Swami Atmapriyananda Maharaj, Vice Chancellor, Sri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Deemed University, Belur Math, Kolkatha and a senior Monk of Ramakrishna Math, Belur blessed the campus with his visit . He addressed the students and staff members also. In his address he pointed out that Indian spirituality and Science can go together as spiritual texts contain full of scientific inventions. Swamiji is an internationally renowned speaker on Vivekananda philosophy and an active researcher in Particle Physics, with lot of international research outcome. Swamiji motivated the students by saying that spiritual knowledge can give courage and wisdom. Dr. U.Krishnakumar welcomed Swamiji for this session.

SAMEEKSHA- WORKSHOP BY SPIC MACAY

Date:14th October 2019


A one week Youth intensive workshop by SPIC MACAY, a non-political nationwide voluntary movement was conducted for the students on14th October 2019. The workshop aims at promoting classical music and dance, folk arts among the youth of this campus to make them more aware about Indian and world heritage. This initiative makes education more holistic and meaningful as it highlights all that is abstract, subtle, inspiring and mystical in the world teaching one to look within oneself. Fifteen hour training was given to students of Amrita in Carnatic music, Hindusthani Music, Kathakali, Bharathanatyam, Kuchippudi, Kathak , Puppetry, traditional Kerala Mural Painting, Clay Modelling, Tabala and Kalarippayattu (Martial art).

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Demonstrative classes was held in a Gurukul model by eminent artists like Edappally Ajith (Ernakulam), Shruthi Bhode (Utharaghandu), Fact Jayadev Varma (Panthalam), Meera Sreenarayanan (Chennai), Srividya Angara Sinha (Hyderabad), Komal Khushwani (New Delhi), Viswanatha Pulavar (Shoranur), Krishnan K. S (Palakkad), Dr. C.S. Jayaraman (kochi) and Ratnasree Iyer (Bangaluru). Villabhatta Kalari offers training on Martial arts. Sri. Unni Variar( Co-ordinator, Spic Macay) and Dr. U. Krishna Kumar co-ordinated the workshop.

CULTURAL TALK IN ALAPPUZHA Amrita Vidyalayam

Date:05th October, 2019



Dr. U. Krishnakumar was invited to deliver a Cultural talk by St. Mary’s (Amrita) Residential Central School, Alappuzha on 05th October, 2019. The targeted audience was the teachers and the topic was ‘ Emotional Intelligence in Practice’. On the same day, Sri M. Ramachandran, Faculty of Cultural Education Department also conducted a session on the topic ‘inculcating values in behaviour’ for the benefit of the students.


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SARASWATHI POOJA

Date:30th September 2019

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On 30th September 2019 in connection with the auspicious occasion of Navaratri , A Saraswati Pooja was organized in the Campus in a grand manner. All the students witnessed the ‘Saraswathy Homam’ , which was conducted by the Tantric Gurus and Sishyas came from the famous ‘Tantra Vidya Peetham’ Aluva., under the guidance of The Chief Acharya Sri. Balakrishna Bhatt . The Chief executive officer Sri. Gopalakrishnan Kunjh had given a live commentary of the Homam. Swami Purnamritananda Puri blessed the function. After the Pooja students received the ‘Prasadam’ from Swamiji. Dr.U. Krishnakumar introduced the Acharyas and Sishyas to the gathering and expressed gratitude on behalf of the Campus.

Visit at Amrita Institute for Differently Abled

Date:23rd September 2019


On 23rd September 2019, our students visited the Amrita Institute for Differently Abled (AIDA), under the guidance of Dr.U.Krishnakumar. On this occasion a Saraswathy Pooja was arranged for the benefit of the children. Our students helped to conduct this in a grand manner and spent their whole day with the children of AIDA. Swami Purnamritananda Puri blessed the occasion by guiding the Pooja and distributed Prasadam. Cultural programme of the children was the highlight of the function. The excellent arrangement of the event was coordinated by the Principal of the School , Bri. Sheena. Two Teachers of the AIDA were trained on modern umbrella making in a previous occasion during the Entrepreneur Development Programme (EDP) conducted at our campus.

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TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATION 2019

Date:5th September 2019

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Teachers Day was celebrated in our Campus on 5th September 2019 , Thursday. Bri. Bhakthipriyamrita Chaithanya, Principal, Amrita Vidyalayam, Edappalli, blessed the function with her Teachers day message. Felicitations and Teachers’ Day Messages given by the senior Faculty members Prof. P.A. Appukuttan, Dr. P. P. Vijayalakshmi, Dr. C.S. Jayaraman and Dr. N.V. Sreedharan. Student Representatives also conveyed their gratitude. Prof.P.A.Appukkuttan was honoured for completing his 60 years in teaching and Dr. Dinesh Babu, HOD, Department of Visual Media and Communication, Dr. Raveendranath, Adjunct Professor, Department of Visual Media and Communication for their Phd awards. Prizes were distributed to the winners of Poster Design Competition. Dr. U .Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering.

GRADUATION DAY 2019

Date:30th August 2019

On 30th August 2019, 16th graduation ceremony was held in the college auditorium. The auspicious day began with the ceremonial procession comprising the senior officials from the University.Dignitaries , members of the faculty and student representatives with Swamiji at the head. The solemn function commenced with the invocation to Amma and lighting the Lamp. Dr.U Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering. Swami Purnamritananda Puri, blessed the graduands conveying Amma’s message. The keynote address on graduation day was delivered by Dr. K.N.Madhusoodanan, Vice Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). In his address he mentioned that Value based foundation is very important in the never ending journey of education.

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Dean (Research) Dr. Shantikumar Nair presided over the function.Dr. N Unnikrishnan Nair, Former Vice Chancellor ,CUSAT, Dr. K.P.S. Nair, Director, FACT Ltd., Dr. K.N. Unni, Chairman, Amrita School of Dentistry and Prof. Sunanda Muraleedharan, Chairperson, Amrita School of Business, Kochi felicitated. The distribution of Degree certificates to the graduates began after Poojya Swamiji administrated the Oath. Awards of medals , rank certificates and Degree certificates were awarded to the graduates. More than four hundred graduands, including M.Phil research scholars, Post Graduates and Under Graduates received their degree certificates. Dr. K. Sreenath (HOD, English and Languages) delivered the Vote of Thanks, followed by the Shanthi mantra and National Anthem.

SAMSKRITA DINAM

Date:22nd August 2019

Samskrita Day was celebrated on 22nd August 2019. This was inaugurated by Dr. E.N .Eswaran ( Assistant Professor and HOD, Department of Jyothisha, Govt.Sanskrit College , Trippunithura). In his inaugural address in Samskrit, he pointed out the relevance of Samskrit in our day to day life. Br. Anaghamrita Chaitanya blessed the function by giving message. The Director Dr.U.Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering. The first part of his welcome address was in Samskrit. Dance performance on the importance of Samskrit, Group songs on the glory of Samskrit and A Samskrit speech on the topic , ‘Heritage of India’ were performed by the students. A short video presentation was also shown on that occasion.

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The function concluded with the vote of thanks by Sri.V.Jyothish Mayi, faculty of Samskrit.RAKSHA BANDHAN Raksha Bandhan was also celebrated on this occasion, Guests tied the ‘ Bandhan of Raksha’ to the students and inaugurated this. SAMSKRITA PRADARSHINI A Samskrita Vastu Pradarshini ( An exhibition by displaying the Samskrit names of household things, vegetables, fruits, office materials etc) was conducted in connection with the Samskrit Day celebration.The Chief Guest Dr.E.N. Eswaran inaugurated this . He congratulated the effort done by the students for the preparation of this exhibition. All the guests and students enjoyed the exhibition.


KALAMANDALAM VISIT

Date:8th August 2019


On 8th August 2019 all the first year UG and PG students went on a cultural study tour to Kerala Kalamandalam, nestled on the banks of the Bharatappuzha organized by The Cultural Education Department.Smt Kalamandalam Prasanthi welcomed our team whole hertedly. Students witnessed the live classes being taken in its totality, which was a great learning experience. Serenity and simplicity of the ambience of the classes were inexplicable. They witnessed the Koothambalam a traditional dance theatre. Few demonstrations of Kathakali, Pnchavadyam and Bharatanatyam were done by the Kalamandalam students. Students watched the live performance of ‘ Chaakyaar Koothu’ by Sri Kalamandalam Kanaka Kumar. The tour helped them bring our native land and our cultural values, closer to their hearts. Dr.U. Krishnakumar expressed the gratitude on behalf the college for the warm welcome.

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RAMAYANA DINACHARANAM 2019

Date:7th August 2019

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Ramayana Dinam 2019 was observed on Wednesday 7th August 2019. The Chief Guest Dr M V Natesan (Asst. Director, International School For Sree Sankaracharya Studies, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady) inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp. In his inaugural address, he pointed out the importance of the message of the Ramayana in all the fields of life with the help of a power point presentation. Br. Anaghamrita Chaitanya blessed the function by giving Ramayana Day message.A skit in the title “Lakshmana Santhwanam” was performed by the students. Sri. Vechur Jayan, our staff and Carnatic Musician led a Sangeetha Saparya based on Ramayana.The prizes for the winners of Ramayana Quiz and Ramayana Recitation were also distributed on this occasion. Dr.U.Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering and Sri Ramachandran offered the formal vote of thanks.

RAJASTHANI FOLK DANCE

Date:5th August 2019.

A Rajasthani Folk Dance Programme was conducted on 5th August 2019. Students sat in awed wonder as they watched Sumarnath’s performance on the Karthal during a lecture demonstration session held in the College auditorium. Sumarnath beat time to the dancers’ footsteps that moved in tune with the devotional music. The ancient Rajasthani folk art is a blend of music and dance accompanied by musical instruments. The art combines Manganiyar songs and Kalbelia and Bhavayi dance forms with a little bit of Sufi devotionals. The background score is created by the use of harmonium, dolak, karthal, flute and mukharsankh.Sumarnath and his family, who hail from Jodhpur, have continued to keep this traditional art form alive. The troupe consisted of six singers and two dancers. The group has performed on many stages in India and abroad.The programme under the auspices of SPICMACAY, an organisation devoted to the propagation of India’s Cultural Heritage, was organised in the campus by Kottakkal Unnikrishnan Varier. Dr. U.Krishnakumar welcomed the group of artists. .


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GURU POORNIMA CELEBRATIONS

Date:18th July 2019

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Guru poornima was observed in the campus on Thursday 18th July 2019. All the students participated in the Guru Paduka Pooja by offering flowers to Amma’s Paduka. They rendered the Guru Sthotram and Guru Paduka Sthotram. Br. Dr. Sankara Chaitanya, Medical Director, Amrita School of Ayurveda gave the Guru poornima message eulogising the importance and topical relevance of the guidance of Guru in a person’s life, by sharing his own experience with Amma, dating back to 30 years. Dr. U. Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering.

INAUGURATION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES AND 17TH VIDYAMRITAM SERIES.

Date: 26th June 2019

Inauguration of Academic Activities for 2019 and 17th annual academic lecture series of the College,Vidyamritam was conducted on 26th June 2019. Swami Purnamritananda Puri, General Secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Math, blessed the function. The chief guest Sri. CA Venugopal C Govind FCA (Managing Partner, Varma & Varma Chartered Accountants) initiated the lamp lighting and delivered the inaugural address. In his address he mentioned that an Educational Insitution should promote and encourage the virtues inherent in youth and the Amrita Institutions are in the forefront of this ideal of goodness and selflessness. Dr.Col. Vishal Marvaha (Principal, Amrita School Of Medicine) presided over the function. Felicitations were given by Guest of Honour Sri. B. Jayachandran Nair (Asst. Conservator of Forests, Social Forestry (Extn.) Exhorting the importance of protection of nature and environment, seeds and saplings were distributed to the newly admitted students and their parents. Dr. U Krishnakumar, Director, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences delivered the welcome address and Dr Sony Vijayan, Dy. Controller of Examinations delivered the Vote of thanks.

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Inauguration of Academic Activities and 16th Vidyamritam Series

16th July 2018

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Inauguration of Academic Activities for 2018, 16th annual series of Vidyamritam extramural lectures and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives for 2018 were conducted on 16th July. After an enchanting welcome dance by the students, Swami Purnamritananda Puri, General Secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Math blessed the function. The chief guest Sri. A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish, IAS, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL) initiated the lamp lighting and delivered the inaugural address. Dr. (Col) Vishal Marwaha, Principal, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi presided over the function. Prof. Sunanda Muraleedharan, Chairperson, Amrita School of Business, Kochi offered felicitations. Best Student and Staff Library Users and Staff and students who did vacation internships in AIMS Hospital and our campus were honoured. Later vegetable and plant saplings were presented to the parents of the new students of 2018 as a mark of thanks giving and prayer to the Mother nature. Dr. U. Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering and Dr. Sony Vijayan offered the formal vote of thanks.

Gurupoornima

25th July 2018

On 25th July Guru poornima was observed in the campus. All the students participated in the Guru Paduka Pooja by offering flowers to Amma’s Paduka. They rendered the Guru Strotram and Guru paduka Strotram. Br. Dr. Sankara Chaitanya, Medical Director, Amrita School of Ayurveda gave the Guru poornima message eulogising the importance and topical relevance of the guidance of Guru in our life, by sharing his own experience with Amma, dating back to 30 years.

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Amrita Values Programme and Social Awareness Campaign

initiative in the application of values to practising life

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Students opting the Elective on SAC visited Amrita Institute of Differently Abled Children at Thoppumpady. Swamiji, Br. Sheena, Head of the Institute and Dr. U. Krishnakumar spoke to our students on the importance of serving the disabled children. Children presented various programme. As part of SAC an extremely useful awareness session on Adverse Effects of the Misuse of Social Media on Youngsters was conducted by Sri. K.P. Ajeesh, Janamaithri Police Trainer, EKSAT, Govt of Kerala as part of an initiative of Jana Maitree Police. They also participated in the Environmental Awareness Class conducted by Sri. Rajappan, Head of the WTP plant by visiting the ETP Plant, Biomedical Waste Treatment Plant, Composting Plant and Fish farming. Another awareness session on Road Safety and Proper Driving Practice was conducted by Sri. Adarshkumar. G. Nair, Sr. Dy. DGM of Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.


AVP programmes we offered in the previous academic year served as a leading edge initiative in the application of values to practising life. Under the ambit of AVP, we offered the Elective SOCIAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN (SAC) in the current semester. As part of the SAC, Amrita School of Dentistry conducted a session on Dental Hygiene. Dr. Rakesh, Vice Principal conducted the class led by Dr. Balagopalala Varma, Principal. Dr. K.N. Unni, Chairperson of the Dental College coordinated the event which included free Dental Check up and an academic visit to the excellent Dental Museum. They also participated in the Environmental Awareness Class conducted by Sri. Rajappan, Head of the WTP plant by visiting the ETP Plant, Biomedical Waste Treatment Plant, Composting Plant and Fish farming.


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Graduation Day 2018

5th August 2018

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on 5th August, 15th graduation day ceremony was held in the college auditorium. The auspicious day began with the ceremonial procession comprising the senoir officials from the University, Dignitaries, members of the Faculty and student representatives, with Swamiji at the head. The solemn function commenced with the Invocation to Amma and lighting of the Lamp. Dr. U. Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering. Swami Purnamritananda Puri blessed the graduands conveying Amma’s message of the need for Grace to acquire success in any form in life. Graduation Day Address was delivered by the chief guest Dr. P.T. Mathew, ITS, Chief General Manager, BSNL. Honoured guests Dr. N. Unnikrishnan Nair, Former Vice-Chancellor, CUSAT, Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, Dr. K.P.S. Nair, Director, FACT, Dr. K.N. Unni, Chairman, Amrita School of Dentistry, Prof. Sunanda Muraleedharan, Chairperson, Amrita School of Business, Kochi, Dr. R. Dhandapani, Controller of Examinations, Amrita University were present.


They addressed the graduands, expressing the need to be aware of the responsibility towards the society that they will step into, after they leave their Alma mater. The award of degree certificates began after Poojaneeya Swamiji administered the Oath. The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy was awarded to two graduands. This was followed by the award of medals and Rank Certificates and Degree Certificates to the graduates. More than 400 students (Ph.D., M.Phil., PG and UG) received their certificates. The Guests of Honor were presented with Mementos. The function concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. K. Sreenath Muraleedharan, HOD, English and Languages, followed by the Shanti Mantra and the National Anthem.


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Swachhata Hi Seva

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More than 400 students joined the nation wide cleaning campaign at the service road of NH at Kunnumpuram, Edappally. Swamiji initiated the service. Br. Anaghamrita Chaitanya, Dr. U. Krishnakumar and many faculty members also participated in the service. 50 students of our campus participated in the service at Amritapuri and witnessed the live radio conversation between Amma and Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi in the Divine presence of Amma.

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Ramayanam Day and Raksha Bandhan

14th August 2018

Ramayanam Day 2018 and Raksha Bandhan was observed on 14th August 2018. Programme included quiz on Ramayanam, Ramayanam Recital competition. Sri. Vechur Jayan, our staff and Carnatic Musician led a Sangeetha Saparya based on Sree Rama Kritis. Swami Purnamritananda Puri blessed the occassion and Ramayanam message.

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Saraswathi Pooja

16th July

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On 16th July Swamiji led and blessed the Saraswathy Pooja in the evening for the hostel residents. It was a blissful first time experience especially for the first year students.

Karnatic Music Concert

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Waves of enchanting music flowed as the melodious voice of Ms.Swathi Sekhar (B.Com. Tax. 2016) rendered Karnatic music. The occasion was the classical music recital organized on the auspicious Durgashtami. Sri. Vechur Jayan, our office staff and Artist played Tabla and Mridangam. Kavyanjali K Jalesh (B.Sc. VM 2017) played Violin. Sri. Sreerang AG (Int. MCA 2016) rendered the Keerthanas with a professional touch. G. Sreeram played Ghadam. Concert concluded with the rendering of Mahaganapathim by Ms.Bhama Sankar.V (B.Com. 2016).

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Malayala Dinacharanam 2018

Kerala Piravi

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Kerala Piravi Day was celebrated in the campus on 1st November. The program was formally inaugurated by renowned cartoonist Sri. Sajjiv Balakrishnan, Deputy Commissioner, Income Tax Department, Kochi. He conducted a lecture demonstration on Caricature Drawing. Smt. Lekha Sajjiv, his wife and musician (Film, AIR and Doordarshan Artist) rendered a music concert encompassing classical and light songs. Br. Anaghamrita Chaitanya lighted the lamp and blessed the occasion. Prizes were given to the winners of the Malayalam Quiz. Dr. U Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering and Sri. Chandran Perumudiyur delivered the Vote of Thanks. Chief Guest also inaugurated an exhibition ‘Keralam Annum Innum’at the Amrita Bhavana Art Gallery.


Blood Donation Camp

31st October 2018



A blood donation camp was organized by the SAC and Samskriti group of ASAS, Kochi in association with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) on 31st October. Students readily volunteered and donated blood under the supervision of the doctors and technicians from the Dept. of Transfusion Medicine. Dr. Ramanathan T, Assistant Professor gave an inspiring presentation on the need and importance of donating blood.

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Exploring our Culture

11th October 2018

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On 11th October 2018 all the first year UG students went on a cultural study tour to Kerala Kalamandalam, nestled on the banks of Bharathapuzha. Students witnessed the live classes being taken in its totality, which was a great learning experience. Serenity and simplicity of the ambience of the classes were inexplicable. They witnessed the koothambalam, a traditional dance theatre. Few dance routines were performed by the Bharatanatyam students. Students watched the live performance of ‘Chakyaarkoothu’ by Sri. Kalamandalam Radhakrishna Asan. They visited the old Kalamandalam Nila campus and prayed in the Samadhi of the great poet Sri. Vallathol Narayana Menon and his beloved wife. Students went to the banks of Bharathapuzha. The tour helped them bring our native land and our cultural values, closer to their hearts.

Amrita Pakam

a learning workshop on Kerala Cooking

A one week long workshop on cooking was attended by almost 300 students. 12 staff members took the classes. It was an unforgettable experince which will benefit the whole life time. On 11th October 2018 all the first year UG students went on a cultural study tour to Kerala Kalamandalam, nestled on the banks of Bharathapuzha. Students witnessed the live classes being taken in its totality, which was a great learning experience. Serenity and simplicity of the ambience of the classes were inexplicable. They witnessed the koothambalam, a traditional dance theatre. Few dance routines were performed by the Bharatanatyam students. Students watched the live performance of ‘Chakyaarkoothu’ by Sri. Kalamandalam Radhakrishna Asan. They visited the old Kalamandalam Nila campus and prayed in the Samadhi of the great poet Sri. Vallathol Narayana Menon and his beloved wife. Students went to the banks of Bharathapuzha. The tour helped them bring our native land and our cultural values, closer to their hearts.


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Janani

International Women’s Day Celebrations

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On 8th March Smt. Patil Pranjil Lahensingh, IAS, Asst. Collector, Ernakulam was the chief guest. Smt Patil is the first visually disabled and totally blind IAS officer. In the same function chief guest honoured Sri. K. Jayadevan, President, Pookkottukavu Grama Panchayat, Palakkad and women sevaks who pioneered a yeomen service of digging more than 200 wells in their rural area for alleviating water scarcity. This project also received wide coverage through national and international media.

International Women’s Day 2019 ‘Janani’ was celebrated on 6th, 7th and 8th March. Beginning with the blessing address by Swami Purnamritananda Puri and a welcome dance by Ms. Lavanya and team, the inaugural address was delivered by a renowned scientist Dr. B. Valsa, Deputy Director- Systems Reliability, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) and recipient of many awards for her excellent contribution to ISRO. There was a Kathak performance by S. Anupama of 4th Semester BBA among other cultural programmes.
On 7th the Dietetics Department of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences led by Bri. Nivedita, HOD held a session on ‘Balanced and healthy diet for women’ which was followed by ‘Amrita Paakam’ cooking contest by our staff and students.

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Visit by Lady Officers of Indian Navy

7th March 2018

On 7th March Lady Commissioned officers of the Education wing of the Indian Navy from Southern Naval Command, Kochi were honoured by the campus. They are Lt. Cdr. Latika Bhalla, a post graduate in both Mathematics and Psychology with more than a decade of experience in Navy and Lt. Cdr. Neelam Kandpal, a post graduate in Mathematics and Education with 8 years experience in Navy. Both the officers were welcomed to the dais by students wearing traditional dresses representing the states and union territories of India amidst chanting of Vande Mataram. They gave an excellent presentation on the rich profile of capabilities and power of one of the world’s greatest Naval Defence services. They conducted a detailed interactive session on the career opportunities in Navy.

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CMFRI

Foundation Day Celebrations


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The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) opened its doors for students and public on the occasion of its 72nd Foundation Day celebrations on 5th February 2019 at its Headquarters in Kochi. The intention of the visit by our students was to get an exposure of marine wonders and to learn the latest developments in marine research. Our students interacted with the scientists and engaged in discussions on the issues and challenges being faced by the marine fishery of the country. The students saw the display of varieties of fishes, museum and marine research aquarium. The students were accompanied by Dr. U. Krishnakumar, Director, Dr. P. Balasubramanian, Dr. Suresh K, Dr. Indu Manish Kumar and other staff members.

Session on Waste Management

19th February 2019

On Tuesday, 19th February 2019, a session on Waste Management organized by Social Awareness Campaign (SAC) was conducted by Sri. Siju Thomas, District Coordinator, Suchitwa Mission, Government of Kerala. The session gave an overview of various types of waste and different challenges in waste management. It also focused on decentralized waste management with emphasis on the three R’s - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The session highlighted the details of funds provided by the Government for various Solid and Liquid Waste Management projects.

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Women Safety and Traffic Awareness

1st March 2019

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The session gave an overview of various types of waste and different challenges in waste management. It also focused on The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) opened its doors for students and public on the occasion of its 72nd Foundation Day celebrations on 5th February 2019 at its Headquarters in Kochi. The intention of the visit by our students was to get an exposure of marine wonders and to learn the latest developments in marine research. Our students interacted with the scientists and engaged in discussions on the issues and challenges being faced by the marine fishery of the country. The students saw the display of varieties of fishes, museum and marine research aquarium. The students were accompanied by Dr. U. Krishnakumar, Director, Dr. P. Balasubramanian, Dr. Suresh K, Dr. Indu Manish Kumar and other staff members. based on real life stories was also shown. The session concluded emphasizing the importance of self-reliance and taking charge of one’s life - and of not allowing any challenge to ruin it.

On Friday, 1st March 2019, a session on “Women Safety and Traffic Awareness”was organized by Social Awareness Campaign (SAC) of Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi. It was led and conducted by Sri. Ajeesh K P, Janamaithri Police Trainer, EKSAT, Government of Kerala. The session discussed various issues related to women safety and also threw light on the negative impacts of Social media on the Youth. It also focused on dangers arising from violation of traffic rules and reckless driving. The session was very interactive and incorporated variety cultural activities – music and dance. Students were encouraged to express their opinions on various social issues and problems from day-to-day life and solutions were discussed. A short film On Tuesday, 19th February 2019, a session on Waste Management organized by Social Awareness Campaign (SAC) was conducted by Sri. Siju Thomas, District Coordinator, Suchitwa Mission, Government of Kerala.

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Book Fair and Quiz Contest

two-day book fair


ASAS Library organized a two-day book fair on 21st and 22nd March 2019. Dr. U. Krishnakumar inaugurated the fair by lighting the lamp. ASAS Library conducted a quiz contest from 1st February to 15th March 2019, with the objective of cultivating an interest in pursuit of knowledge among students. Questions were prepared from various library resources in order to draw the attention of students to it, thereby aiming at the maximum use of library resources. The quiz also proved to be an effective tool in maintaining library discipline by the practice of deducting points from those who breached library rules and discipline. Students answered the daily questions on a computer kiosk kept for the purpose in the library.
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Winners: Sreya S. Nair (Int.M.A. English 2017) won the first prize of books worth Rs.2000/-

Sherin John Francis (Int.M.A.English 2017) won the second prize of books worth Rs.1500/-

Anjali N Biju (Int.M.A.English 2017) won the third prize of books worth Rs.1000/-

Terracotta Exhibition

SPICMACAY

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The work produced at the clay modelling workshops organised jointly by SPICMACAY and our college were all pit fired. The art objects included pots and other utensils, masks and menagerie. They were all later painted and put on a charity exhibition and sale during Brahmasthanam Festival 2019.

Kalamritam 2019

cultural fiesta

Kalamritam, the vibrant cultural fiesta of the campus was conducted on 25th April. Smt. Dr. Malathi G. Menon, famous Thiruvathira Artist and a versatile performer, inaugurated the festival. Swami Purnamritananda Puri delivered the blessing address. Dr. U. Krishnakumar, Director, welcomed the gathering. The chief guest rendered “Edakka” for a Sopana Sangeetham, sung by Sri. Salim during the event. The two day event opened the doors into a kaleidoscopic arena of art, music and dance. Students actively participated in various competitive and non-competitive events. Swamiji distributed prizes for the winners of competitive items during the valedictory function.

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