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Restore the Dwindling
light of the world

Hunger, conflict, extinction of species, and environmental destruction are the most important issues facing the world today. We should put in sincere effort to develop solutions. If scientists of all fields—computer science, mathematics, physics, engineers, etc—would all work together, then we would be able to create more innovative methods of predicting environmental catastrophes, and thereby we would be able to save so many lives. Often, we see a lack of multidisciplinary and integrated effort. This is the need of the hour.
-Amma, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Amma Chairs Civil 20 India 2023


Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known as Amma, has dedicated her life to spreading a message of peace, tolerance and compassion. Accessible to one and all, she has embraced more than 40 million people worldwide, and inspired a global volunteer-based humanitarian movement to help alleviate the burden of the poor and suffering. In Her role as the Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amma has adopted a unique blend of multidisciplinary and compassion driven pathways to take the university to greater heights.


Contributed since 1981 in
worldwide charitable


Projects in
48 countries


Worldwide volunteers
from all ages and



Solutions For
a Better World...

Action oriented research by with a global impact is the founding principle of the plethora of research initiatives laid out by our Chancellor. Amma has fostered an ecosystem which interlinks world class scientists, researchers and cutting edge technology based on the foundation of multi-disciplinary approach which translates to direct societal benefit

Lighting up Lives
through Holistic Initiatives

With a unique blend of multidisciplinary solutions with active community-based participatory approach in various thematic areas, Amma is paving way towards making sustainability a ubiquitous reality for the future generations to come.The beauty of this lies in its simple and holistic nature that makes it worthy of emulation.

Awards &


  • Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, University of Mysore (Amritapuri, 2019)


  • Swachh Bharat Award for the largest contribution to Clean India Campaign
    (New Delhi, 2018)


  • Soldiers of Peace International Association's Commemorative Gold Medal for Peace"
    (Toulon, 2017)
  • Commemorative Gold Medal for Peace"
    (Toulon, 2017)
  • Medal of the Provence-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur Region (Toulon, 2017)
  • Hindu Ratna Award (Kochi, 2017)


  • Fashion4Development “Medal of Honor” (New York, 2015)


Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is lovingly known as Amma, which means mother in her native language of Malayalam. Born in 1953 in a poor fishing village in the southern state of Kerala, she is now the Chancellor of a university rated by the Government of India in 2022 as the country’s fifth best overall.

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