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ABOUT AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia that is accredited 'A' by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research institutions in India. Amrita is spread across six campuses in three states of India - Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham continuously collaborates with top US universities including Ivy league universities and top European universities for regular student exchange programs, and has emerged as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in India. The institution is managed by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. 

Vision

Our vision is to be an exemplary institution that thrives on its commitment to the transformative power of value based education, providing the impetus to develop the expansiveness to harmonize both scientific knowledge and spiritual understanding, so as to utilize knowledge for societal benefit and contribute to a prosperous and sustainable future for all.

Mission

Amma’s profound mission of providing education for life, and emphasis on compassion driven research, has shaped Amrita as a unique institution:

  1. Education for Life
    There are two types of education: education for living and education for life. Studying to become a professional is education for a living, while, education for life requires an understanding of the essential human values. At Amrita, we believe that education should also impart a culture of the heart, based on enduring values and inner strength. Amrita’s culture of education helps to inculcate in our students the right ethos to be rooted in the values of Dharma (righteousness), Karuna (compassion) and Shraddha (mindfulness). Endowed with qualities of acceptance, patience, self-confidence, perseverance and enthusiasm, the benefit of humanity will become uppermost in the students’ thoughts, words and actions. They will then pioneer innovative solutions for the benefit of all humankind, leading to sustainable health and prosperity for all. This resonates with the ancient Sanskrit prayer ‘Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu’. It is a reminder of our deeper connection to the entire world around us, “May our work contribute to the happiness of all beings.” 
     
  2. Compassion Driven Research
    Our motivation to pursue research is focused on alleviating major global problems related to poverty, starvation, sickness, environmental pollution and contamination. We believe that if we could transform compassion from a mere word into a path of action, we would be able to address most of the world’s problems. If we take this step courageously, then our research and its outcomes will have a special impact, spontaneity, and power. This has translated into many latest advancements and innovations that have culminated in greater societal benefit. 
     
  3. Global Impact 
    At Amrita, we stand united in our mission towards solving globally recognized scientific and societal challenges, including environment, development, and health. Amrita stands at the strategic juncture of two streams of cultures: East and West. It is our vision to bring the two together to bridge the divide through meaningful collaborations with world-class universities and innovative approaches that will benefit the entire planet.

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OUR CHANCELLOR

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Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is the founder and Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She is also known as Amma to millions around the globe. A world renowned humanitarian leader, Amma is the guiding light of the institution. Amma's words, thoughts and values for education and research, helped shape the Amrita's mission and vision..

PRO CHANCELLOR

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Swami Abhayamritananda Puri is the Pro Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. One of the prime architects of the Amrita, he has been and is a pillar of support and guidance for all the activities of the institution. As a great leader, he is also a source of inspiration to both the students and faculty.

VICE CHANCELLOR

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Dr. P. Venkat Rangan is the Vice Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. A computer scientist, he is a pioneer of research in Multimedia Systems. He was the founder and director of the Multimedia Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering..


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at a Glance

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Ranked Number 1
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Ranked Number 1

Mata Amritanandamayi Math

The Mata Amritanandamayi Math is an international charitable organisation founded by the spiritual leader and humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi Devi in 1981. The MA Math conducts charitable work including disaster relief, healthcare for the poor, environmental programs, and scholarships for impoverished students, amongst others. It also runs the six-campus Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham..

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a major role to play in transforming our society into a knowledge society through its unique value-added education system

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Former President of India

This is not just another academy, but a very high quality, world-class institution, focusing on technology research, dealing with very concrete issues which have immediate applications

Prof.Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate

What makes Amrita students special? Western science leads to knowledge. Eastern science leads to understanding. Amrita has both Western and Eastern traditions in education.

Dr. Lee Hartwell
Nobel Laureate

The wireless sensor system developed by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and successfully tested at Munnar in Kerala to forecast natural disasters like landslides can be replicated in similar disaster-prone areas elsewhere in the country

Dr. R. Chidambaram
Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India