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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
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 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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August 6, 2014
Amrita alumnus Pradeep Menon, Co-founder, Quadrant Risk Management, United Arab Emirates, shared his experience with members of Amrita Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) on August 5, 2014. Pradeep Menon graduated from the Amrita’s Coimbatore campus in 2000 with an MBA degree. The invited talk was aptly titled as, Taking up the Entrepreneurial Journey, wherein Menon began by recounting his three entrepreneurial stints– computer redistribution business prior to his MBA from Amrita; a second enterprise in the area of information security- Quadrant which was later acquired by Sify in 2004 and the third venture Quantum Risk Management in Dubai. Currently, Menon serves as the Vice President– Business Transformation at Isyx Technologies, after Quadrant was acquired by Isyx.  Highlighting the importance of perseverance, self-belief, self-confidence and cash-flow management, Menon spoke about how India ranks at the top in the Total Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) Index as computed by the World Bank, London Business School, GEM, etc.   Quoting Credit Suisse International, a bank domiciled in the United Kingdom, he shared interesting facts such as:  Half of India’s GDP and 90% of employment is informal, i.e., economic activity by unincorporated entities,  Self-employment contributes to 30% of the GDP in India and contributes more than 45% in Income Tax and  India dominated the world economy in terms of GDP for 1700 years as per British economist Angus Maddison.   Referring to the Harvard Business study by Dr. C. K. Prahlad and Dr. R. A. Mashelkar titled Innovation’s Holy Grail, and other studies on caste-based entrepreneurship development, Menon pointed out how a self-regulatory mechanism existed in India– giving us an Economy of Permanence. Directing the attention of the audience towards the study of incorporating corporate governance by Vikramaditya Khanna of University of Michigan Law School, Menon elaborated how value-based system, as seen in Arthashastra, Sreni Dharma, etc., drove the entrepreneurial economy in India. "This is the best time and place for entrepreneurship", he detailed. He concluded that there is great impetus from the current budgetary allocation for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) development and societal contribution with social entrepreneurship opportunities abounding. August 6, 2014 Coimbatore Campus
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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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