Known for their academic and research excellence, students of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) are also making waves with their creative faculties — particularly in the field of multimedia.

At the sixth Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), students from the Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) program presented a video titled “Life in the floodplains of Thailand.” The video depicted life and flood resilience of people in Ban Pho district in Central Thailand. Created by AIT students, the DPMM team included Elaine Chong, Karn Paneetsin, Saswata Sanyal, Thanapa Pornprakit, Jidapa Kss, and Amin Shamseddini of DPMM.

Interviews of Dr. Sutat Weesakul, Prof. Jayant Kumar Routray, and Dr. Mokbul Morshed Ahmad of AIT were supplemented by field interviews of Suchat Kanluksom, Tambon Administrative Organization (TAO) Chief; Natthawut Phanthongkum, Early Warning Official; Somjit Premprungwit, Headman; Provost Watcharasuwannakorn, Abbot, Kradongthong Temple; Kanittha Leelachaicharenpun, Teacher; Seree Dechredee, Farmer; Vichain Valadee, Principal, Wat Pho School; and Veerapol Srinanuwat, District Governor. The video can be viewed at this link (

The DPMM team relied on the expertise of another AIT student, Fawad Najam, for producing the video. Fawad, who is pursuing his Doctoral studies in Structural Engineering, was also instrumental in another video which won an award in December 2013. The AIT video was a finalist in European Union’s “Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)” Thailand Video Competition. Out of 51 entries, the AIT video. which was produced by the team including Adnan Nawaz, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan and Fawad Ahmed Najam was ranked fifth. The video can be viewed at this link (
Earlier in 2014, AIT students also participated in the “My Green Dream AIT” competition, where four teams competed for the prize. All four videos (including the winning video by the team led by Ms. Ye Thu Win) can be viewed at this playlist:

In November 2013, five teams pursuing the “Energy Management Course” in Energy field of study at AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) participated in another video competition aimed at creating awareness in AIT regarding energy savings. These videos can be viewed here:

All are testimony to the multi-varied talents of the AIT student community.

(Repost from AIT website)