Kochi, June 17 -- Recognizing Amrita University's cutting-edge research on detection and early warning of landslides, the International Program on Landslides (IPL) has bestowed on it the title of 'World Centre of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Reduction.' The title, which the University will hold till 2020, was conferred at the 4th World Landslide Forum in Ljubljana, Slovenia. There are 20 such centres in the world, but none in India currently.

Amrita University has successfully deployed the world's first wireless sensor network system for detection and early warming of landslides in Munnar, Kerala. At the request of the Government of India, they have also deployed a similar system in Sikkim, Northeast Himalayas. This applied research, w...