Provost of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, holds multiple portfolios such as Strategic Initiatives, Research & Innovation, Interdisciplinary and AI+X. She is the Dean of International Programs and School for Sustainable Development, and the Director & Professor at Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA).
Dr. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh pursued her Ph. D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and authored a research thesis titled Wireless Sensor Network to Detect Rainfall Induced Landslides. Her research work was instrumental in deploying the first ever Wireless Sensor Network system capable of issuing landslide warning. She has received U.S. Patent US 13/168,3572014. for this work, “Network based system for predicting landslides and providing early warnings”. She has an M. B. A. in Systems Management and Financial Management from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She completed her B. Tech. in Production Engineering from Kerala University.
Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh is the Dean of International Programs. She heads all the activities of Amrita Center for International Programs (ACIP). The Center has been incharge of developing collaborative initiatives between Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and other International Universities. The main work includes developing MoU with international universities for faculty and student exchange programs, dual degree programs, research collaborations etc. As of now Amrita has signed 153 MoU’s since 2005.
Dr. Maneesha had given distinguished lectures in different reputed Universities during visits at International Universities. Since 2007 she had published more than 94 publications, including three best paper awards. Prof. Maneesha was awarded the prestigious Young Faculty Research Fellowship under Visvesvaraya PhD scheme for Electronics and IT for the year 2015-16 from The Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. She has received the national award, NABARD award for her work on landslide monitoring and early warning system. She is the Editor of Ad Hoc Networks Journal published by Elsevier.