Prof. Amarnath is amongst the most decorated servants of academia in India. He shaped the Mechanical Engineering department at IIT Bombay for nearly 40 years and held several senior positions including Head of Dept and Dean of Student Affairs. He also led SINE, the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Incubation Centre at IIT Bombay till his retirement.
He is credited for establishing the Robotics Lab and the Innovation Centre at IITB. The pathbreaking industrial projects he has delivered include a Remotely Operated Robot for the Army Technology Board, which led to him winning the Patwardhan Award for Technology Development in 2015.
He is also well known for his work with the Government if India. Some of his notable contributions include being member of TePP Open Innovation Network and the PMC of NIDHI-PRAYAS, Department of Science and Technology.