amFOSS (previously FOSS@Amrita ) is a community of passionate college students, who have come together for the cause of promoting and contributing to Free and Open Source Software, whilst achieving excellence in the field of technology in their pursuit of knowledge.
The club envisions to make its members competent to become the leaders of the future with excellence in technical, creative, and intrapersonal skills, through making them learn how to learn, by simulating a workspace like atmosphere inside the lab, and making them go through all challenges, and setbacks they may face in the real world.
Founded in 2008, the club over the years has been renowned as one of the leading student clubs in India, with about 500 active members. It has so far produced 50+ GSoCers, and established Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus as globally 8th ranked in GSoC ranking. The club is run by the students themselves, with the help of research scholars, alumni, and faculties.