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... »»
NEWSLETTER 2014 »»

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

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... »»

August 3, 2014
The United Nations Democracy Fund recently featured the success of AMMACH Labs' Women Empowerment Project in their August 2014 newsletter called "UNDEF Update". In a half page color spread about the capstone event at Amritapuri in May 2014, the article titled Computerized vocational training for Indian women is ‘a model for the world'  highlights the success of AMMACHI Labs innovative computerized vocational education training that impacted over 3000 women in the span of 18 months. The newsletter can be accessed here. August 3, 2014AMMACHI Labs, Amritapuri Campus
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August 1, 2014
Prof. Raghu Raman from Amrita School of Business was invited for the panel discussion at the 2nd National NCD Summit – Shaping Health Policies in Public Sector Enterprises (PSE) organized by CII-Public Health and Eli Lilly. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India gave the key note address. Prof. Raman spoke about the emerging role of robust Health Management Information System (HMIS) at PSEs to manage the emerging NCD burden. He shared his experience of deploying country’s first Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System across 33 Govt. Medical hospitals in the state of Maharashtra. The session was chaired by Prof. Ranjit Roy Chaudhury Chairman, Task Force for Research, Apollo Hospitals Education and Research Foundation (AHERF) with members from Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), McCaan Health. Some of the participating PSEs included BHEL, ONGC, NTPC, IOCL, Bharat Dynamics, Singareni Colliaries, NGRI, South Central Railways and APSRTC. This initiative was a first of its kind which was carried out in this scale with an active participation from Government and all the major Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) that have large Health Units and reach out to over 6 million people across different states in India.
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July 28, 2014
The Computational Chemistry Research Group ( AmritaCCG) of Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita University, Coimbatore campus organized an international conference on Emerging Trends in Drug Discovery, AICAD14 from July 23- 27, 2014. The conference was co-sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi and the Department of Sciences, School of Engineering, Coimbatore were the co-organizers. About 400 participants enrolled for the program. A two day Pre-conference Training (PCT) was held from July 23-24, 2014. About 48 participants attended the training and workshop conducted by the CCRG. The workshop highlights include Computer Aided Drug Design, Pharmacogenomics, Phytochemicals and Personalized Drug Design. T. K. Jose IAS, Chairman, Coconut Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, inaugurated the conference. Dr. D. M. Vasudevan, Former Dean, Health Sciences Campus, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi; Dr. T. Murli Nair, Indiana University USA;   Dr. Pawan Dhar, Shiv Nadar University, UP; Dr. Sabitha M., Principal, Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi; Prof. K. P. Soman, Chair, AICADD-14, Dr. P K Krishnan Namboori, Executive Coordinator, AICADD-14 were among the distinguished dignitaries who graced the occasion with their presence. The conference was the platform for 5 plenary sessions, 16 technical sessions, 11 invited talks, 23 poster presentations, 35 research paper presentations, a Sci Tech exhibition of ideas & products related to drug design & delivery systems and a social awareness program for the school children, Inspire day for Budding Scientists.  The march past of participants along with powerful band by the band teams of Amrita Vidyalayams was another attraction of the inaugural function of the exhibition.   The conference provided a rare opportunity for extensive discussion among the participants to identify the emerging trends in drug discovery.  A Google discussion group named AICADD 2014 Workshop has been initialled as a primary measure for extending further discussions and continuing the collaboration.  The members accepted to improvise their research in a holistic manner by taking the principles of Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha and Allopathy. Most of the members agreed to seek the possibility of a patient specified personalized drug designing strategy. The participants of the conference agreed to extend collaboration in the academic and research activities in future. Dr. Kathirvel, Joint Director, DRDO was the chief guest for the valedictory function.  All the abstracts of papers presented in the conference have been included in the conference souvenir’ and selected research papers will be published in the Scopus listed Elsevier’s Procedia Chemistry proceedings. The conference also saw cultural programs featuring Kathakali by Dr. Sadanam Harikumar & team, Kalari by CVN Kalari Sangham, Palaghat, Kerala and Mamangam, a dance program by students of Amrita Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN).  Mathrubhumi and The Indian Express were the major media partners supported by Amrita School of Communication, Coimbatore and Multimedia team of Amrita School of Engineering. July 28, 2014AmritaCCG, Coimbatore 
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July 28, 2014
The third edition of IEEE International Symposium on Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ISEE) 2014, the flagship event of the IEEE Student Branch, Amrita University was conducted on July 27, 2014. Prof. V. Santha Kumari, Senior Joint Director (ECS), Directorate of Technical Education, Kerala inaugurated the symposium. Addressing the delegates during the inaugural ceremony, Prof. Santha Kumari spoke about the importance of Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Among the eminent personalities who graced the occasion with their presence are Chad Kymal, Founder of Omnex Inc. and Omnex Systems; Life Fellow of IEEE & IES President Dr. Hiromasa Haneda, who currently serves as Professor Emeritus, Kobe University; Dr. Sankaran K., Principal, School of Engineering, Amritapuri; 12 delegates from around the globe and participants from all over India. ISEE 2014 witnessed a participation of 500+ students from over 30 colleges across the country. The entire event was coordinated and managed by student volunteers under the guidance of Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Director, Humanitarian Technology Lab (HuT Lab) , School of  Engineering, Amritapuri and General Chair of ISEE. The inaugural ceremony was followed by a keynote address on Technology, Disruptive Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Opportunities by Chad Kymal.  ISEE 2014 had nine parallel tracks offering workshops and seminar/webinar on topics such as Robotics and Automation, Industrial Electronics, Signal Processing, Computer Science, Networking, Education, Bio- Inspired Computing, Embedded Systems and Entrepreneurship, handled by experts from respective fields. ISEE 2014 also offered a distinguished lecturer program on Modelling Electro Mechanical Conversion Systems by Dr. Hiromasa Haneda. The workshops provided golden opportunity for students to explore their technical abilities and avail expert help to clarify their doubts. With a wide variety of workshops ISEE 2014 opened before the students a window to learn, to aspire and experience. The Education track was set aside exclusively for school students. This symposium served as a platform for international exchange of ideas, collaborations and cooperation among industrialists, students and academicians. The lectures helped the students to relate their theory subjects to the practical world and make their learning interesting. July 28, 2014 School of Engineering, Amritapuri
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July 25, 2014
A workshop on Space Technology and Sponsored Research was organized on July 25, 2014 by ISRO, Trivandrum at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus. 8 Group/Deputy Directors from various entities at VSSC, ISRO participated. Sri P. Ratnakara Rao, Deputy Director, Management Systems Entity, shared a detailed presentation and video on ISRO and the developments occurring in Indian Space Research. Deputy Directors Dr. S. Aravamuthan (Propellants, Polymers, Chemicals & Materials Entity), Sri. S. Rakesh (Composites Entity), Sri. T. Mookiah (Avionics Entity), Dr. S. Packirisamy (Analytical & Special Chemical Group), and Mrs. Sheena Abraham (Advance Senor Electronics & Checkout Division) spoke during the event. They shared the research developments and the available thrust areas and scope for research in their respective entities. Sri. S. Sridharan, Coordinator, ISRO RESPOND program was also present. Faculty members from Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus shared their research capabilities with the group directors. The ISRO team encouraged them to submit formal proposals for potential funding. The event has opened up good avenues for possible collaborations for research with ISRO and the Indian Space scenario. The event was presided over by Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita University; Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus; Prof. C. Parameswaran, Director, Corporate & Industry Relations, Amrita University and Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik, Head, Research and Projects, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus. July 25, 2014 Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
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Most of the students and researchers are normally trained in quantitative data analysis methods. However, not many...
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The 11th Convocation of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is scheduled on August 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham...
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Amrita Pharmaceutical Conference 2014 (APC-2014) organized by Amrita School of Pharmacy is a two-day National Conference...
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Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi is organising an International fellowship on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)...
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Aarohan - The Annual Amrita Science Fest of Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru Campus, is an initiative to foster a...