Resources at Amritapuri Campus
Hostels on campus accommodate over 90% of the student community. Students have the rare opportunity to experience Amma's presence in their close midst. There are separate hostels for boys and girls. All students, except those who stay with their parents within a radius of 30 km, are advised to stay in the hostels. Students are not allowed to live in rented houses or lodges, either alone or in groups. Strict discipline is maintained in all hostels to ensure safety and security of the students. The resident warden of each hostel takes care to see that all needs of students are met.A completely balanced vegetarian diet catering to palate is served in the dining halls. Tobacco and other intoxicants are strictly prohibited on campus. Hostels provide a salubrious ambience and are equipped with required amenities. The right atmosphere is provided for intellectual stimulation and balanced growth.
Sports provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn good interaction and sportsmanship skills. The Department of Physical Education coordinates sports and games of all Schools on campus. Intra-mural competitions, annual lthletic meets, inter-campus tournaments are regularly organized in table-tennis, badminton (shuttle), volley ball, foot ball, etc.
The following facilities are available for students:
- Well equipped gymnasium with eighteen independent work stations
- Playfield for outdoor games including badminton, basketball courts and football and cricket fields
- Indoor games facilities for billiards, table tennis, caroms and chess
- Swimming pool
Dhanalakshmi Bank has an extension counter on the Ashram premises, which helps make money transactions easier for students and staff. There are branches of the State Bank of India and Federal Bank also near campus. Students can avail personal banking facilities with all three; 24-hour ATM facility is also available.
Transport facility is available for the day scholar students, faculty and staff members. Six school buses ply both in the northern and southern directions from campus. College bus service is available up to Kollam in the southern direction and up to Harippad in the northern direction.
AMRITA KRIPA HOSPITAL
Students avail services offered at AmritaKripa hospital situated in the Ashram premises. A well-equipped 50-bed hospital, it has a two-bed intensive care unit also so that emergency cases may get the required medical attention. Visiting specialist doctors offer their services on many week days and weekends.
The hospital is linked to the 24/7 telemedicine service of AIMS Hospital. The telemedicine link allows transmission of patient medical records including images, besides providing a live two-way audio and video link, which, in case of an emergency enables a general practitioner at the health center to connect with a specialist from AIMS, who can give specific advice on the course of treatment to be followed.
A full-fledged hospital facility where ayurvedic treatment including panchakarma, is available, many students also consult the doctors here, if needed. Herbal medicines prepared in a traditional manner by the monastic disciples of M.A. Math are available at the pharmacy.
Canteen and Refreshments
Quality and tasty vegetarian food prepared in a hygienic environment, providing wholesome and balanced nutrition, is provided in the canteen. Students and staff can enjoy North Indian cuisine in addition to South Indian culinary delights. Canteen is open on all days from 7.00am to 7.00pm, except on holidays. Hot water is also available in the canteen.
Reprographic and STD Services
Photocopying machines are available for students to make xerox copies to help them complete projects and assignments. Use of mobile phones on campus is strictly prohibited. Phone booths with local/STD/ISD services are available for use on campus from 8.30am to 6.30pm. INCPO (outgoing only) facility is available in all the hostels. Fax facility is also available in the office.
Internet Browsing Center
A high speed internet café is operated by the Information and Communication Technology Services department on campus. This helps students browse the internet as needed, for downloading material and software required for completing assignments, etc.
The general store in the Ashram premises caters to the needs of the residential students. Stationery items and other domestic items such as eatables, dress materials, hand bags, sandals etc., along with the products of the Math, are available for purchase at the store.