R&D, EXTENSION, CONSULTANCY AND STUDENT PROJECTS
Centre for Research and Extension in Sustainable Technology (CREST) is a Department that brings all R&D, consultancy and extension activities of Amal Jyothi under one umbrella. Directed by Dean, Research, CREST currently has five arms:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Center (IEDC)
- Conducts annual project ideas contest Innovation Ideas Unleashed (I2U).
- Winning project ideas financially supported by the College and the Govt.
- Projects that won the top places in the All-India Innovation Hub project contest, Kolkata:
- Password Security System 2007 – First
- Electronic wheel chair 2008 – First
- Solar Power-based Computerised Irrigation System 2009 – First
- Robot for Borewell Rescue 2010 – (2nd place)
- Cocobot – Coconut plucking Robot 2011 (2nd place)
- E-diagnoser 2012 – First
- Organises more than 40 Technical and General clubs to enable students to learn current technology trends and job-oriented skills, beyond the normal curriculum.
- One-hour time slot allotted for club activities in the weekly time table.
- Five student projects supported each year by NSTEDB all to the tune of Rs. 1 lakh for product development
Amal Jyothi Consultancy and Technical Services (ACTS)
- Provides technical consultancy and design services to industries, institutions and the general public. Team led by Mr. Zacharias Mathew, a well known machine design expert and industrialist.
- Ongoing/Completed Projects:
- Development of an automated rubber tapping machine funded by Rubber Research Institute of India
- Intelligent Light Dimmer for Automobiles funded by Govt. of Kerala
- Coconut plucking robot
- Land survey works using Total Station
- Training in Total Station-based computerised survey
Amal Jyothi Business Computing Division (ABCD)
- Undertakes new ventures related to Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), software development, computer-based training etc
- Ongoing/completed projects:
- Document clipping BPO for XCAGO, Netherlands
- Campus automation project Academic Enterprise Solutions with Claveland Technologies
Amal Jyothi Centre for Advanced Research (ACAR)
- Promotes inter-disciplinary faculty and student research leading to Ph.D theses, publications and funded R&D projects
- Publishes ACAR technical reports
- Promotes national/international collaborations. MOUs signed with UOIT Canada, Deakin University Australia.
Amal Jyothi Centre for Nanoscience and Technology (ACeNT)
- Promotes research in nanomaterials
- Two ongoing funded projects:
- Development of high performance Chloroprene Rubber/graphene nanocomposites (19.4 lakh, DST)
- Development of Novel poly(vinyl alcohol) Nanocomposite Membranes for the Pervaporation Separation of Aqueous Organic Liquid Mixtures (13.2 lakh, KSCSTE)