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Amrita’s flagship program namely Live-in-Labs® is a credit-based academic program that draws on principles of lean research for the development and deployment of sustainable solutions for current challenges faced by rural communities in India. By directly living in rural communities (labs) and co-designing sustainable solutions program participants gain first-hand knowledge along with the know-how of identifying and assessing community needs. Subsequently viable solutions are developed and implemented through various participatory methods.

600,000 Beneficiaries
22 States
220,000+ Field Hours
30+ Collaborating Universities

E4Life PhD Program

A fully funded Ph.D. program namely E4LIFE is offered where the students are given an opportunity to avail a double/joint Ph.D. in affiliation with international universities and work in projects funded by the UN, Govt of India, the European Commission, etc. Under this program, the University offers 100 fully funded fellowships for pursuing a full-time PhD program under various thematic areas of Sustainable Development.

  • 9 Thematic Areas
  • Fully Funded E4LIFE PhD Program
  • 100 Students per year
  • $5.1 Mn USD Chancellor’s Funding
  • Students from 14 Countries
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