Our Chancellor

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is the founder and Chancellor of Amrita University.  She is also known as Amma to millions around the globe.  A world renowned humanitarian leader, Amma is the guiding light of the university...»»

The Amrita Center for International Programs (ACIP) is the central point for international academic relations at Amrita University. It is responsible for the coordination and administration of international educational and research activities and initiatives for the University. The Center focuses on enhancing education and research by bringing together students, teachers, and academicians from around the world to create an opportunity for the rich and diverse exchange of knowledge and ideas... »»
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Live-in-Labs is a multidisciplinary, “theory into practice’’program, that facilitates the research, development, and deployment of sustainable solutions for current challenges faced by rural communities in India. The program provides international students an experiential learning opportunity where they can directly interact, observe, study, and live in rural communities in order to gain a better understanding of problems in the areas of health and livelihood, education and technology, environment and farming, and infrastructure.The program supports and facilitates students, from multiple disciplines, to define projects that seek to address problems... »»

Amrita Center for International Programs (ACIP)
Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh (Director) 
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan (Associate Director)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AMRITA University)
Amritapuri Campus
Amritapuri, Clappana P. O.
Kollam - 690 525, Kerala, INDIA
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Email: international@amrita.edu
Phone: +91-476-280-4152

RESEARCH @ AMRITA

Research is a highly significant activity at the university. Amrita has 100+ research projects aiming to benefit society in Biotechnology, Molecular Medicine, Nanosciences, Wireless Sensor Networks, Cyber Security, Educational Technologies, Hepatics, Biostatistics etc...»»

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

Strong collaboration with national and international organizations is the hallmark of all research carried out at Amrita University. Amrita participates in a number of strategic partnerships and alliances with academic partners around the globe...»»

DUAL DEGREES

Amrita University offers excellent Dual Degree Programs alternative to traditional curricula. Pursuing dual degree is a powerful move to put yourself ahead of competition. Equipping yourself with two degrees, from two universities, in two years is a challenging exciting prospect... »»

2015 EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Currently we are accepting applications for nine universities. Please let us know your interest by September 10th, 2014. The students have to submit their interest to Amrita Center for International Programs before the deadline... »»

September 23, 2014
Dr. Shantikumar V. Nair, Dean of Research, Amrita University and Director of Amrita Center for Nanosciences, Kochi will be conferred with the prestigious Prof. C.N.R. Rao Bangalore India Nano Science Award for the year 2014.  The award will be presented at the  7th Bangalore INDIA NANO 2014, Asia's biggest annual nanoscience and nanotech event, organised by the Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka in association with Vision Group on Nanotechnology and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) on December 6, 2014 at Bangalore. Dr. Nair will also deliver a session in the National Lecture Series during the event.  The prestigious annual award is presented to an eminent personality for his/her outstanding achievements in the field of Nanotechnology. A special jury under the Chairmanship of Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao selects the awardee. September 23, 2014Amrita University  
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September 20, 2014
The Paediatric Heart program at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has received the first British Medical Journal (BMJ)-India 2014 Health Care Award under the Quality Improvement category.  The award was conferred to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) for continuously striving for excellence in the complex area of delivering high quality, affordable cardiac care to children with heart defects. Dr. Sunil G. S., Dr. Rakhi B. and Dr. R. Krishna Kumar received the award on behalf of the Paediatric Cardiac team, AIMS, at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi on September 20, 2014. Launched in 2009, The British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards are the UK's premier medical awards program, recognising and celebrating the inspirational work done by doctors and their teams. BMJ introduced awards for excellence in health care this year in India for the first time. The awards seek to recognize excellence in healthcare in India by felicitating individuals, teams and groups that have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the practice of medicine. The 2014 awards showcased knowledge, expertise, and practices that have helped transform the healthcare ecosystem in India. The Paediatric Heart program at AIMS chose to apply for the award under the quality improvement category because this best described their ethos and philosophy.  The nominations went through three stages and the final presentation was made a day before the award ceremony.  Care of children with heart problems is challenging. A high level of skill, commitment and coordination is necessary among the team of health care professionals who specialize in this endeavour.  The team members included paediatric cardiologists, paediatric heart surgeons, anaesthesiologists, intensive care experts and specialized nurses. Advanced hospital infrastructure, quality equipment and efficient and robust systems are needed to support their efforts. Established in 1998, the Paediatric Heart program at AIMS aimed for the specific goal of delivering affordable comprehensive heart care for children with results matching highest international standards.  Over the past 16 years the program has become a preferred destination for babies in the region requiring heart surgery. The unique strength of the program is in the excellence achieved with infant and newborn heart operations. The program is deeply committed to ensure exceptional surgical results in this difficult discipline. Since its inception, AIMS has performed 12,000 heart operations and 10,000 catheter procedures in paediatric cardiac care. In order to ensure the highest standards of care the Paediatric Heart program at AIMS instituted a number of specific quality improvement initiatives. The specific quality improvement initiatives included, creation of a dedicated paediatric cardiac postoperative intensive care unit, establishment of a system for continuously monitoring key postoperative outcome measures, streamlining communication between all caregivers, specific measures to improve nurse empowerment, creation of a dedicated infection control team and developing key international partnerships.  The interventions created a culture of coordinated multidisciplinary team-based comprehensive paediatric cardiac care.  Over the years, these efforts have translated into progressive improvements in the surgical results. The most recent outcomes were either comparable or better than the best international standards. The award was in recognition of the fact that in spite of the challenges typically encountered in a limited resource environment, targeted quality improvement measures, skill-enhancement, and adherence to best-practice standards enabled the Paediatric Heart Program at AIMS to produce outstanding results following paediatric heart surgery. September 20, 2014Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi
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September 19, 2014
The Times of India Chennai edition of today (Friday, September 19, 2014) has erroneously titled an article as Amrita university fake job scam, whereas the article is concerned about an Institute of Hotel Management in Chennai that uses Amritha in its title, but is absolutely UNRELATED to Amrita University headquartered in Coimbatore. Amrita University is of international academic and research repute and has no programs in hotel management whatsoever, and never indulges in any such fake job practices even in slightest manner. Times of India has accepted its grave error in branding the Hotel Managment Institute as Amritha University, and Times of India has agreed to retract the report and publish a correction in tomorrow's edition.  September 19, 2014 Amrita University
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August 30, 2014
The 11th convocation of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was held on August 30, 2014 at the University Headquarters at Coimbatore. 4833 graduating students from all five campuses of Amrita University,, viz. Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Kochi and Mysore were conferred degrees.  Brahmachari Abhayamrita Chaitanya, the Pro-Chancellor of the University, greeted the gathering, saying in his welcome address, “This is the occasion for the young minds to take off in their lives, to bear the flag of Amrita contributing to the society’s uplift and development as per Amma’s vision.” Dr. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, delivered the address, Amrita University on its path to realize Amma’s Vision. “Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is different from most other Universities in a few aspects. One is the strong aspect of Humanitarian Relief, the aspect of Seva and the spirit of Service that is inculcated to all the members of the University." He also highlighted the various significant accomplishments of the university in the last academic year.  He mentioned the US patent for Amrita Center for Wireless Security and Networking Applications, for its Wireless Landslide Detection System, the first system in the world to detect and warn of landslides.  Additionally, AMMACHI labs achieved a significant milestone in the UN supported project for the empowerment of women, World Bank Funding for Amrita CREATE in the E – Governance and Big Data Analytics Platform and Center for E – Learning’s A- View hailed as one of the most important internet innovations. Amrita School of Medicine also launched ten super multi specialty centers for treatment of different diseases and the Center of Nanosciences developed a nanotechnology infused solar cell, which is deployed in many villages in India. Speaking on the occasion Sampujya Swami Poornamritananda Puri, General Secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Math, emphasized the importance of selfless action and love and grace to be successful in life. “Divine grace will enable you to do the right thing at the right place at the right time and in the right manner to become a successful professional.”   Dr. Manas K. Mandal, Distinguished Scientist and Chief Controller R&D (Life Sciences), the Defence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence (DRDO), Government of India, delivered the convocation address. “Make a mixture of our context in which we live, the content where we specialized and the intent to serve the nation. Think about the career but do not forget life. After getting degree, be deterministic and try to target based on the failures rather than based on success.”   The guest of honor Professor H. P. Khincha, Chairman, Standing Committee, National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology (NMEICT), Government of India also addressed the gathering. He outlined the value of living with stories. “What you need in your life is there with you, you have to open your eyes and see those to fulfill your life for yourself and for everybody else.” Deans, Principals and Directors of Schools and Centers of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham were the other dignitaries present. All the speakers congratulated and wished the graduands success.  Graduating with degrees such as PhD,  DM,  MCH, MD, MS, MDS, M. Tech.,  MCA, MBA, Ex- MBA, MSc, Msc Nursing,  MA, MSW, MFA, MHA, MBBS, M. Com., M. Pharm., Integrated MSc,  B. Tech., BDS, BSc, BSc Nursing ,BCA, BBM, BCom, BPharm, BA,  B. Ed., Post Basic BSc Nursing,  BAMS, and PG diploma, the students, in their traditional attire, listened attentively to the speakers on the dais. 1271 young men and 1175 young women were present on the day. Sixteen Ph. Ds, nine MDs, one MCH, and one DM were also awarded. 103 top students were felicitated with medals, rank certificates and special awards such as Jyotsana Ravisankar Award, Jayavel Memorial Award and Prakash Memorial Award. “I, hereby, solemnly declare and promise that I will, in my thoughts, words and deeds, uphold the ideals of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and commit myself to serving my motherland India, Mother Nature and mankind with love, trust, tolerance and humility,” in unison the graduating students repeated the vow of Amrita University. “It was a fabulous journey of learning, happiness and spiritual upliftment here at Amrita,” noted Gayathri V., who was conferred with Gold Medal in M. Tech. Computer Vision and Image Processing. August 30, 2014 Amrita University   
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August 22, 2014
Amrita University's flagship E-Learning Platform A-VIEW has been hailed as one of the world's most important internet innovations by Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking and internet applications. Cisco identified and profiled the 40 best global public-sector examples of how the Internet of Everything is improving the lives of citizens everywhere. Amrita's A-VIEW platform, supported by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and the Government of India's Aadhar UID projects are the only two projects from India finding a place in this world-wide list of novel initiatives. Cisco estimates the opportunity in internet-based initiatives for the global public sector at $4.6 trillion (Rs. 280 lac crores) over the next decade. Amrita University is working on several internet-based research and development projects. A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) is an award winning e-learning platform that seeks to redefine the dissemination of classroom instruction. It is the preferred national platform of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, and has been successfully implemented in the field of higher education. Prof. Kamal Bijlani, the architect of the A-VIEW project remarked, “It brings immense satisfaction to know that A-VIEW brings education to the doorstep all over India. For a huge population like ours, it is essential to invest in internet-based technologies.” A-VIEW presently connects 4700 colleges in the country and has already clocked over 77 lakh student hours in a variety of programs. Amrita is partnering closely with premier institutes such as IIT-Bombay, IIT-Madras, IIT-Kharagpur, Mumbai University, JNTU Hyderabad, IIRS Dehradaun and several others. Using A-VIEW, these institutions have reached out to tens of thousands of teachers and students across the country. The T10kT ( 10,000 Teachers at a Time ) program under Prof. Deepak Phatak uses A-VIEW to conduct workshops for empowering 10,000 teachers. “With Amrita’s support, we have reached this achievement of teaching more than 10,000 teachers across hundreds of centers. This has also successfully proven that A-VIEW is scalable,” noted Prof. Deepak Phatak, IIT-Bombay.  A-VIEW has been designed for online meetings, classes, workshops and conferences. The A-VIEW platform has enormous potential for India and the world. It can be used for the India’s education, skill-based training, and online meetings. Amrita University’s A-VIEW is a major project of the National Mission on Education via Information and Communications Technology  (NME-ICT), currently being led by Shri Praveen Prakash, Mission Director. A-VIEW is being provided totally free of charge, and will soon be available as an open-source project for the benefit of all. Amrita University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, expert in multimedia, underlined, “The A-VIEW project is the brainchild of world renowned humanitarian leader, Sri. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi and has undergone a decade of intense R&D by highly qualified computer scientists at Amrita University.” AVIEW has won critical acclaim from its users and won several awards. It was recently awarded The Manthan Award on August 7th, 2014 at Pune, the Digital Learning Award for Best Open and Distance Learning Practices in Higher Education. It has earlier won the award for the Best Distance Initiative at the 2011 World Education Summit and 2012 Computerworld Honors Award for Educational Excellence in the field of Educational Technology. August 22, 2014 SEE ALSOAmrita University Taps IoE Capabilities to Extend Educational Reach, Reduce CostsCISCO reports Amrita University's A-VIEW as one of the best e-governance projects in India
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Oct
11
Amrita University will organize an International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances (ICONIA) in Applied Computing. The...
Oct
10
The Department of English and Languages, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi will conduct a two day research oriented...
Oct
15
Kalamritam 2014 - The Annual Cultural Fest of Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi Campus spanning three days focused...
Oct
30
Aarohan - The Annual Amrita Science Fest of Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru Campus, is an initiative to foster a...
Nov
7
Bengaluru campus is conducting a two day national level fest, Ekatva’14 from November 7-8, 2014. The fest will comprise of...