Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has an extensive campus being set up at Kochi that comprises of a pre-eminent medical institute, the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) along with the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, College of Nursing, School of Pharmacy & School of Allied Health Sciences and Center for Nanosciences. The campus though dominated by the health science schools is not entirely restricted to medical sciences and has a School of Arts and Sciences and School of Business as well.
The School of Arts and Sciences at Kochi campus,located at the sprawling and serene Brahmasthanam Temple Complex at Edappally, Kochi by the NH-17, is leaping towards boundless glory and fame. The campus has an excellent landscape abundant with trees and gardens. Strewn around the excellent infrastructure, stringent admission procedures, disciplined teaching and renowned faculty, the School offers various Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs.
The School of Business at Kochi campus is one among the three campuses of Amrita School of Business established in 2009. ASB, Kochi was rated as the 7th best B-School in South India by The Week in 2011. ASB offers postgraduate and Ph. D. programs in management offering specializations in the area of Finance, HR, Marketing, Operations and Information Systems.
The Health Sciences campus comprises of the School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, the College of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and the Amrita Center for Nanosciences co-located with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Committed to providing value-based medical education, these educational institutions strive to instill the qualities of dedication and service in the youth.
Amrita School of Medicine is founded on the highest principles, with an emphasis on service, compassion, charity and excellence through education. The blending of the vital ingredients of competence and compassion is an extension of the vision and inspiration of our founder, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, from whom we draw our strength and dedication and whose life exemplifies these high principles in every action. The nurturing of these values at the Amrita Health Sciences Campus complements a fine technical education by enhancing skills with a unique understanding and compassion for the patient. The faculty is dedicated to these sustaining values and has diligently worked on the curricula, techniques and methods that will be of the greatest help to the students.
Amrita Center for Nanosciences lead the way in cutting-edge research and are engaged in several funded projects that aim to succor pressing humanitarian issues. The Center was established in May 2006 as one of the seven Nanotechnology Centers funded by the Government of India under the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology initiative and is the only one in the biomedical area. The Amrita Center for Nanosciences (ACNS) is an independent Center under the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham with both research and academic components. There are over 50 students currently doing M. Tech. or Ph. D. in Nanosciences or Nanomedical Sciences. The Center is engaged in pioneering work in the development of natural tissues and organs through tissue engineering using biodegradable scaffolds, within which cells are made to attach and proliferate in a controlled fashion. The Center is also conducting research in cancer nanotechnology for the purposes of early detection and therapy of cancer, the development of biocompatible devices using nanomaterials and the development of biomedical nanosensors.
The School of Dentistry was inaugurated by Smt. Sushama Swaraj, the then Minister for Health and Family Welfare and parliamentary affairs of the Government of India. It is housed in a self-contained four-storey building, having a built-up area of 154,000 sq. ft., and is one of the biggest dental colleges in Asia. The School attracts a diverse patient population. Students have the opportunity to acquire a full range of clinical experiences, both within the dental school and the at the community level, including treatment of emergency cases, medically compromised cases, and physically and mentally challenged patients. Students become adept at attending to the special needs of patients who have complex medical histories and may already be receiving treatment for a number of diseases. By serving this varied segment of the population, students come to understand the prevalence of certain diseases and oral health problems, comprehend the patterns of disease, and learn from the outcomes of selected therapies.
The College of Nursing is committed to excellence in nursing education, research and development of leadership skills and human values. Situated within the Health Science campus in an exclusive building, the institute provides an ambience, comprising state-of-the-art infrastructure, unparalleled technical expertise, diligent faculty, and above all, the instilling of values based on the rich Indian tradition and ancient culture. Sri Shatrughnan Sinha, the then Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, inaugurated the College on 1st November 2002. The College of Nursing is recognized by the Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council and Indian Nursing Council.
Established in 1997 as a Center of Excellence in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the location of School of Pharmacy at the heart of Kochi campus makes it ideally situated to offer high quality infrastructure for training and research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The goal of the school is not only to excel in the field of education, but also to conduct social and charitable outreach programs and thereby mould a new battalion of highly competent pharmacy professionals. The school gives due weightage to industrial, hospital, community, clinical and research aspects of pharmacy. It utilizes the wide variety of resources available at the various centers of the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and the institution for providing theoretical and practical training and orientation to the students. The School gives equal importance to industrial pharmacy and research aspects of clinical pharmacy. The students are encouraged and motivated to take part in the charitable outreach work of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS). The Amrita School of Pharmacy is recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and other statutory bodies and agencies.