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Reconciling Spiritual Wisdom &
Technology for societal
transformation

Today, universities and their researchers are ranked mainly based on the amount of funding they receive, the number of papers they publish and their intellectual calibre. Along with this, we should take into consideration how much we have been able to use their research to serve the lowest and most vulnerable strata of society. This would be like gold becoming fragrant.

Amma

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.

$1.68B

Contributed since 1981 in
worldwide charitable
activities

162

Projects in
48 countries

17,000

Worldwide volunteers
from all ages and
backgrounds

30M

Worldwide
Beneficiaries

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 &
Recognitions

2019

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

2018

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

2017

  • 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)

2015

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

International
Address

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. 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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