Amrita University Faculty Members

Dr.
P. Venkat
Rangan

Vice Chancellor
 In 2003, Amma appointed Dr. P. Venkat Rangan as the Vice Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Previously, Dr. Rangan founded and directed the Multimedia Laboratory and Internet & Wireless Networks (WiFi) Research at the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) where he served as a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering...
Br.
Sankara
Chaitanya

Medical Director
, School of Ayurveda , Amritapuri Campus
Br. Sankara Chaitanya currently serves as Medical Director & Reader at the School of Ayurveda. He has completed M. D. from University of Kerala.
Dr.
Prem
Kumar Nair

Medical Director
, School of Medicine , Kochi Campus
Dr. Prem Kumar Vasudevan Nair currently serves as the Medical Director at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences at Kochi campus of Amrita University. He is a skilled clinician par excellence and also serves as a Professor at the Department of Gastroenterology at the School of Medicine, Kochi. He has pursued a Doctor of Medicine (D. M.) and has...
Dr.
Shantikumar
V. Nair

Dean of Research
, Center for Nanosciences , Kochi Campus
Regarded as one of India's foremost scientists, Dr. Shantikumar Nair is not only Dean of Research, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, he also heads Amrita's most successful research center in nano - bio. The Amrita Center for Nanosciences was started five years ago with funding from India's Nano Mission. In a short amount of time, it emerged as the...
Dr.
Bipin
Nair

Dean
, School of Biotechnology , Amritapuri Campus
Bipin Nair received his Ph.D. in Microbiology in 1986 from the Department of Microbiology, M.S. University of Baroda, India and received his post-doctoral training at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, USA, in the Dept. of Pharmacology from 1987-1992. His major contributions during that phase were in the areas of growth factor receptor...
Dr.
Sasangan
Ramanathan

Dean
, School of Engineering , Coimbatore Campus
Dr. Sasangan brings with him over 20 years of international research, management and leadership experience. Dr. Sasangan’s focus and dedication is in preparing the next generation graduates for challenges in science, engineering, technology, management and the society. He represents the university's commitment to excellence in quality teaching,...
Dr.
Somanath
V. S.

Dean
, School of Business
Qualification: M. B. A. (New York University), M. Phil. (New York University), Ph. D. (New York University) BIOGRAPHY Thirty four years of academic experience, including twenty three years abroad, teaching at universities such as Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, New York University, Oklahoma City University, Pace...
Dr.
Balakrishnan
Shankar

Associate Dean
, School of Engineering , Amritapuri Campus
Dr. Balakrishnan Shankar is the Associate Dean for the School of Engineering at Amritapuri campus. He currently serves as a Professor and the Chairperson at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri. His research interest includes Materials Science. Dr. Balakrishnan Shankar received his...
Dr.
Rakesh
S. G.

Associate Dean
, School of Engineering , Bengaluru Campus
Area of Specialization : Heat Power Engineering Dr. Rakesh S.G. is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and also the ‘Associate Dean & Head’ of Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore. Dr. Rakesh completed his B.E. from R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore and went on to do his M.E. with specialization in ‘...
Dr.
Krishnakumar
U.

Director
, School of Arts and Sciences , Kochi Campus
  Dr. U. Krishnakumar currently serves as Chairman (Board of Studies), Director & Research Supervisor in the Department of Computer Science and I.T., School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi. He recieved his Ph. D. from IIT-Mumbai and M.E. in CS from I.I.Sc., Bangalore. He has 39 years academic experience and 21 years research...
Dr.
Krishnashree
Achuthan

Director
, TBI , Amritapuri Campus
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan heads the Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks and Amrita Technology Business Incubator (Amrita TBI) at Amrita University. She is also the Co-Director of Indo - U. S. and International Initiatives at Amrita University. She is an ardent researcher actively involved in research projects that have stemmed from...
Dr.
Maneesha
V. Ramesh

Director
, Wireless Network and Applications(WNA) , Amritapuri Campus
Areas of Interest: Wireless Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks, Adaptive Algorithms, System Architecture Development, Disaster Management Applications.  Email: maneesha[at]am.amrita.edu   Phone: +91 476 280 4109 (Office)              +91 476 289 6178 (Fax) Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh pursued...
Dr.
Shyam
Nath

Director
, Center for Economic Fragility and Governance , Amritapuri Campus
Qualification: M A (Economics), PhD (Economics of Taxation) and PDF Maxwell School, Syracuse University (New York, USA) BIOGRAPHY Over 30 years of teaching experience at University level in India and abroad. 20 years of active participation in consultancy and research for national and regional governments and international agencies (UNDP,...
Dr.
Shantanu
Bhowmik

Head : Research and Projects
, School of Engineering , Coimbatore Campus
Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik is the Head of the Research and Projects at School of Engineering at Coimbatore Campus and Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus. Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik received his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. Before joining...
Dr.
Sabitha
M.

Principal
, School of Pharmacy , Kochi Campus
Dr. Sabitha M. joined Amrita School of Pharmacy in March 2000. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy from St. John's Pharmacy college, Bangalore University and her Master's Degree in Pharmaceutics from Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, M.P. (1999). She completed her Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham...
Dr.
Gopinathan
Pillai C.

Principal
, School of Arts and Sciences , Amritapuri Campus
Dr. C. Gopinanthan Pillai, former Pro - Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice – Chancellor of Calicut University has joined Amrita School of Art s & Sciences, Amritapuri, Kollam, as its Principal on 2nd June, 2011. Dr Pillai finished his P. G. studies in English language and literature at the University of Saugar and did M. Phil. and Ph. D. at...
Dr.
Sankaran
K.

Principal
, School of Engineering , Amritapuri Campus
Dr. Sankaran currently serves as Principal at the School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus.
Dr.
Savitha
Pande M.

Principal
, School of Education , Mysore Campus
Dr. Savitha Pande M. currently serves as Principal at the School of Education, Mysore.She has completed PGDHE and qualified SLET (UGC Accredited) .
Vidya
C Pai

Principal
, School of Arts and Sciences , Mysore Campus
Vidya C Pai currently serves as the Principal at the School of Arts and Sciences at Mysore campus. 
Dr.
Balagopal
Varma R.

Principal
, School of Dentistry , Kochi Campus
Dr. Balagopal Varma joined the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Amrita School of Dentistry in December 2004. He is currently serving as the Principal of Amrita School of Dentistry and Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. He obtained his B. D. S. and M. D. S. degrees from the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal. He has...

Pages