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"Life and living are not the same. For living, we may need a job, money, a home, a car and other creature comforts. However, these alone fail to make life complete. For that, we need love, compassion, tenderness — a heart that knows and responds to the pain of others. We need broadmindedness and maturity in thought and action."
- Amma

Amma

Amma

Chancellor

A renowned humanitarian leader and spiritual teacher, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi is the guiding light of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Amma’s concept of education, stress on research and commitment to instilling universal values have come together to shape Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham into an institution where the latest advancements and discoveries combine with compassion and service-mindedness.

Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

President

Swamiji Amritaswarupananda Puri is the Vice-Chairman of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math and President of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University). He is the head disciple of renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma). He has been living in Amritapuri Ashram since its inception in the late 1970s. He holds a Master's in Philosophy and is a renowned author and translator, has written: "The Irresistible Attraction of Divinity" (2019) and "The Colour of the Rainbow: Compassionate Leadership" (2014), as well as Amma's Biography. He has also translated into English more than 10 volumes of conversations between Amma and devotees, for which he also served as a compiler. He is a magnificent singer and composer of bhajans and has traveled around the world more than 30 times with Amma in her service.

Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri

Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri

Member, Board of Management

Swami Abhayamritananda Puri

Swami Abhayamritananda Puri

Pro-Chancellor

Prof. Venkat Rangan

Prof. 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 for 16 years. He is an internationally recognized pioneer of research in Multimedia Systems and Internet E Commerce. In 1996, Dr. Rangan became one of the youngest faculty members to be awarded the Full Professor position at the University of California - just 7 years after his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1989. Dr. Rangan has over 75 publications in International (mainly IEEE and ACM) Journals and Conferences, and also holds over 20 US Patents.

Prof. Sankaran

Prof. Sankaran

Registrar

Prof. Sankaran received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and has had a long and distinguished career as a Professor, Chairperson, Principal, and an Academician. Since the founding of Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri campus, Dr. Sankaran has been a key academic leader in his role as the Principal, actively contributing to its development, and overseeing two NAAC accreditations of the campus with both of them yielding an A grade.

Provosts
Dr. Prem Kumar Nair

Dr. Prem Kumar Nair

Provost, Medical Sciences

Dr. Prem Kumar Vasudevan Nair currently serves as the Provost at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences at Kochi campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. He also serves as a Professor at the Department of Gastroenterology at the School of Medicine, Kochi. He is a skilled clinician par excellence and also serves as a Professor at the Department of Gastroenterology at the School of Medicine, Kochi.

Prof. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh

Prof. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh

Provost of Strategic Initiatives, Research, and Innovation

Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh pursued her Ph. D. in Computer Science from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and authored a research thesis titled Wireless Sensor Network to Detect Rainfall Induced Landslides. Her research work was instrumental in deploying the first ever Wireless Sensor Network system capable of issuing landslide warning...

Deans/ Directors
Prof. Sasangan Ramanathan

Prof. Sasangan Ramanathan

Dean & HoS, Engineering, Coimbatore

Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean- Faculty of Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, brings with him over 25 years of international research, management and leadership experience. Dr. Ramanathan’s focus and dedication is in preparing the next generation graduates for challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering and Management. He is a strong believer in an educational process that promotes creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship while providing the students with strong fundamentals.

Swami Sankaramritananda Puri

Swami Sankaramritananda Puri

Dean & HoS, Ayurveda

Swami Sankaramritananda Puri (Dr. C. Nagarajan) is a senior disciple of Sadguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. He joined Mata Amritanandamayi Math in 1991. He is an Ayurvedic physician by profession with a postgraduate qualification (MD) in Kayachikitsa. He has completed his BAMS in 1986 from University of Madras and MD from University of Kerala in 1991.

Prof. Balakrishnan Sankar

Prof. Balakrishnan Sankar

Dean, Engineering, Amritapuri

Dr. Balakrishnan Shankar is the Dean for the School of Engineering at Amritapuri campus. He currently serves as a Professor, Head of the Department 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 Ph. D. from University of Texas at Austin, USA...

Prof. Shanti Nair

Prof. Shanti Nair

Dean & HoS, NanoSciences & Molecular Medicine, Kochi

Professor Nair is the Dean of Research to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, and also the Director of Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), Health Sciences Campus. Dr. Nair received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, in 1976; Master of Science (1978) and Doctor of Engineering Science (1983) degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from...

Prof. Bipin Nair

Prof. Bipin Nair

Dean & HoS, Life Sciences

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...

Prof. U. Krishnakumar

Prof. U. Krishnakumar

Dean & HoS, Arts, Humanities & Commerce, Kochi

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 44 years academic...

Dr. V. P. Mahadevan Pillai

Dr. V. P. Mahadevan Pillai

Dean Accreditation and Director-IQAC
Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Coimbatore

Dr. Bharat Jayaraman

Dr. Bharat Jayaraman

Dean, School of Computing

Prof. Soman K. P.

Prof. Soman K. P.

Dean & HoS, School of Artificial Intelligence, Coimbatore

Prof. Geetha Kumar

Prof. Geetha Kumar

Dean & HoS, Physical Sciences, Amritapuri

Prof. Krishnasree Achuthan

Prof. Krishnasree Achuthan

Dean, PG Programs & Online Programs

Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan is the Dean of Post Graduate Programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham heads the Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks and Amrita Technology Business Incubator (Amrita TBI) at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Dr. Krishnashree is an ardent researcher with multi-disciplinary interests, and holds a PhD degree from Clarkson University, NY, USA. Her areas of interest...

Prof. Bhavani R. Rao

Prof. Bhavani R. Rao

Dean & HoS, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Bhavani Rao R. serves as the UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham) and is the Director of AMMACHI Labs, Amrita Multi Modal Applications Using Computer & Human Interaction Labs, at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Under the UNESCO Chair...

Prof. Nava Subramaniam

Prof. Nava Subramaniam

Dean & HoS, School of Business, Coimbatore

Prof. Nava Subramaniam, Ph.D. Griffith University, Australia, Dean, Ph.D’s academic career spans over 30 years, during which she has served in several leadership roles. She has served as the Acting Dean, School of Accounting, and Deputy-Dean Research and Innovation (R&I), AISSC, at RMIT University,

Prof. Raghu Raman

Prof. Raghu Raman

Dean & HoS, School of Business, Amritapuri

Prof. Raman has over 30 years of executive management experience at variety of fortune 500 companies and has been with Amrita since its inception. Prof. Raman established the Center for Research in Analytics & Technologies for Education (CREATE), with over $5m in research funding...

Prof. Kamal Bijlani

Prof. Kamal Bijlani

Dean & HoS, Faculty of Artificial Intelligence, Amritapuri

Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Dean & HoS, School of Agriculture, Coimbatore

Dr. Sudheesh Manalil currently serves as Principal of School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Rajendra Kumar IAS (Retd.)

Rajendra Kumar IAS (Retd.)

Dean, Administration

R. Dhandapani

R. Dhandapani

Controller of Examinations

N. Vasudevan

N. Vasudevan

Chief Financial Officer

Prof. Parameswaran C.

Prof. Parameswaran C.

Principal Director, Corporate & Industrial Relations (CIR)

Swami Nijamritananda Puri

Swami Nijamritananda Puri

Administrative Director, Faridabad

Brahmachari Devidasa Chaitanya

Brahmachari Devidasa Chaitanya

Director, Amritapuri Campus

Brahmachari Anantaananda Chaitanya

Brahmachari Anantaananda Chaitanya

Director, Mysuru Campus

Brahmachari Samsiddhamrita Chaitanya

Brahmachari Samsiddhamrita Chaitanya

Director, Kochi Campus

Prof. Manoj P.

Prof. Manoj P.

Director, Bengaluru Campus
Dean & HoS, School of Business, Bengaluru

Dr. Manoj joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2007 after fifteen years of international work experience, where he headed the International Initiatives Office from Coimbatore. Dr. Manoj received PhD from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2019 for his research focusing on Disaster Management. He was educated in Singapore...

Air Cmde Satish Menon (Retd)

Air Cmde Satish Menon (Retd)

Director, Coimbatore Campus

Manikantan I. B.

Manikantan I. B.

Director, Chennai Campus

Manikantan I. B. currently serves as the Campus Director of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai Campus. He has been associated with the IT industry for close to two decades managing the IT Infrastructure for customers

M. S. Vijayendra

M. S. Vijayendra

Director, Amaravati Campus

Prof. Udaya Shankar

Prof. Udaya Shankar

Director, Arasampalayam Campus, Coimbatore

Prof. N. Udaya Shankar currently serves as Campus Director, Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences, Coimbatore Campus.

Brahmachari Maheshwara Chaitanya

Brahmachari Maheshwara Chaitanya

Director, Admissions & Academic Outreach

Shri. Sreevalsan M

Shri. Sreevalsan M

Director, Information and Communication Technology Services

Shri. Sreevalsan M currently serve as a Director -ICTS, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and heading the ICTS Department of the University. He has an experience of more than 35 years in IT field with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Started career as a faculty member in St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad in the year 1985. From 1995, working with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham – University. Currently heading the ICTS Department of the University. Heading the Cisco Networking Academy at the University and is the Academy Support Expert for Cisco Networking Academies in India. Member – Global Advisory Committee – Cisco Networking Academy 2021-22. His Areas of interest include Computer Networks and Security, Operating Systems, Cloud infrastructure, Systems Administration, IT infrastructure design & implementation.

Prof. Jay Misra

Prof. Jay Misra

Director, Alumni Relations & Executive Networking

Sri. Ranjith Menon

Sri. Ranjith Menon

Director, Office of Communications

Ms. Salma Jetha

Ms. Salma Jetha

Director, Patents & IPs

Associate Deans/ Executive Directors
Dr. Damodaran Vasudevan

Dr. Damodaran Vasudevan

Associate Dean, Research, Kochi

Prof. Jyothi SN

Prof. Jyothi SN

Associate Dean & HoS, School of Engineering, Amritapuri

Dr. Jyothi S. N. currently serves as Principal at the School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus. She holds a PhD degree from IIT Madras, and has served in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for over four years. Her areas of interest for research include process control, instrumentation, and environmental engineering.

Prof. Prema Nedungadi

Prof. Prema Nedungadi

Associate Dean, School of Computing, Amritapuri

Sri. Satyananda Mishra

Sri. Satyananda Mishra

Executive Director, Delhi NCR Campus

Dr. Shekhar Babu

Dr. Shekhar Babu

Associate Dean, Mysuru

Principal / Vice Principal
Prof. Mahadevan S.

Prof. Mahadevan S.

Principal & HoS, School of Physical Sciences, Coimbatore

Dr. Mahadevan S. currently serves as Deputy Dean of School of Engineering and Chairperson of the Department of Sciences at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus. His areas of research include Theoretical Nuclear Physics. He has attended several national conferences and international conferences and presented papers in the field of Theoretical Nuclear Physics.

Prof. Sriram Devanathan

Prof. Sriram Devanathan

Principal & HoS, School of Engineering, Bengaluru

Dr. Sriram Devanathan is the Principal of Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru Campus. He was fomerly the Head of Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies and Professor & Chairperson in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus.

Dr. Gireesh Kumar K. P.

Dr. Gireesh Kumar K. P.

Principal & HoS, School of Medicine, Kochi

Dr. Bhadra Kishore Mishra

Dr. Bhadra Kishore Mishra

Principal, School of Medicine, Faridabad

Dr. Balagopal Varma R.

Dr. Balagopal Varma R.

Principal & HoS, School of Dentistry, Kochi

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 worked as Assistant Professor in Pedodontics at College of Dental Surgery, Manipal & Mangalore. Before joining Amrita School of Dentistry, he was working as Professor & Head of Pedodontics at Ragas Dental College & Hospital, Chennai. He has also worked as a Senior Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

Prof. Sabitha M.

Prof. Sabitha M.

Principal & HoS, School of Pharmacy, Kochi

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 the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctor Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, (Formerly known as Saugor University, SAGAR) of Madhya Pradesh which is a pioneer Pharmaceutical institution. She completed her Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in 2012. Her doctoral dissertation was titled "Chitin Nanogels as an Effective Nanocarrier for the Treatment of Melanoma via the Transdermal Route". She served as the Vice Principal of the School during the period February 2008 - September 2011. She has more than 17 years of teaching and research experience and has several publications in national and international journals.

Prof. Rajiv Prasad

Prof. Rajiv Prasad

Principal & HoS, School of Business, Kochi

A PGDRM graduate from IRMA, and a Fellow of IIM Calcutta, Dr. Rajiv Prasad joined Amrita in the year 2007. He has around twenty years of industry, teaching and research experience. He was invited to teach the core course on Business Ethics as a visiting faculty at IIM Kozhikode in 2007. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member of State University of New York at Buffalo and has been teaching the Organizational Behavior and Leadership course at the Executive MBA program conducted jointly by SUNY, Buffalo and Amrita School of Business at its Bangalore campus. He was invited to develop the Course Curriculum and the Text for the Business Ethics course by Vancouver,

Prof. P. K. Viswanathan

Prof. P. K. Viswanathan

Principal & HoS, School of Business, Amritapuri

Prof. V. Jayakumar

Prof. V. Jayakumar

Principal & HoS, School of Engineering & Computing, Chennai

Prof. Vidhya Balasubramanian

Prof. Vidhya Balasubramanian

Principal & HoS, School of Computing, Coimbatore

Dr. C. K. Jayasankar

Dr. C. K. Jayasankar

Principal, School of Computing, Amaravati

Dr. Gopalakrishnan E. A.

Dr. Gopalakrishnan E. A.

Principal, School of Artificial Intelligence & School of Computing, Bengaluru

Dr. Ravishankar M.

Dr. Ravishankar M.

Principal & HoS, School for Sustainable Futures, Amritapuri

Prof. Narayanankutty Karuppath

Prof. Narayanankutty Karuppath

Principal, School of Physical Sciences, Amritapuri

Brahmachari Achyutamrita Chaitanya

Brahmachari Achyutamrita Chaitanya

Principal & HoS, School of Spiritual & Cultural Studies, Amritapuri

Dr. Ramesh N. V.

Dr. Ramesh N. V.

Principal, School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri

Prof. Moly K. T.

Prof. Moly K. T.

Principal & HoS, College of Nursing, Kochi

Prof. K. T. Moly currently serves as Principal at the College of Nursing, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi.

Prof. Lekha Viswanath

Prof. Lekha Viswanath

Principal & HoS, College of Nursing, Delhi NCR

Prof. G. Ravindranath

Prof. G. Ravindranath

Principal & HoS, School of Arts, Humanities & Commerce, Mysuru

Dr. Jyothisha J. Nair

Dr. Jyothisha J. Nair

Vice Principal & HoS, School of Computing, Amritapuri

Dr. Dayana Das (Amritalakshmi)

Dr. Dayana Das (Amritalakshmi)

Vice Principal & HoS, School of Arts Humanities and Commerce, Amritapuri

Dr. Kalyani Suresh

Dr. Kalyani Suresh

Vice Principal & HoS, School of Arts, Humanities and Commerce, Coimbatore

Dr. A. Senthil Kumar

Dr. A. Senthil Kumar

Vice Principal, School of Business, Coimbatore

Dr. V. S. Kochukrishna Kurup

Dr. V. S. Kochukrishna Kurup

Vice Principal, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Amritapuri and Faridabad

Centre Heads
Prof. M. Sethumadhavan

Prof. M. Sethumadhavan

Director, TIFAC CORE in Cyber Security, Coimbatore

Prof. Prabaharan Poornachandran

Prof. Prabaharan Poornachandran

Director, Centre for Internet Studies and Artificial Intelligence, Amritapuri

Prof. Prabaharan Poornachandran (Praba) is the Director at Centre for Internet Studies and Artificial Intelligence-CISAI, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, Kerala.

Dr. P. Ram Manohar

Dr. P. Ram Manohar

Director, Centre for Advanced Research In Ayurveda (ACARA), Amritapuri

Prof. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam

Prof. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam

Director, Advanced ‪Robotics and Automation, Amritapuri

Prof. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam currently serves as a Head, Advanced ‪Robotics and Automation, Amritapuri

Prof. Shyam Diwakar

Prof. Shyam Diwakar

Director, Mind-Brain Center, Amritapuri

Shyam Diwakar is the Director of the Amrita Mind Brain Center, a Faculty fellow at the Amrita Center for International Programs and a Professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri campus.

Prof. Murali Rangarajan

Prof. Murali Rangarajan

Director, Centre for Advanced Materials & Green Technologies, Coimbatore

Prof. Ramesh Kumar

Prof. Ramesh Kumar

Director, Centre for Automotive Research & Technology, Coimbatore

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