The Centre was established in the year 1999 at the Main Campus of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University at Ettimadai. The Centre realized the responsibility to protect the biodiversity and natural resources especially because the Centre is nestled in the Western Ghats ecosystem and to practice and spread the message of protection of all types of natural resources for posterity... Read more»

This Center is one of Amrita University's original research centers. Established soon after the first educational institutions started, the Center's mission has been to develop technologies that are environment-friendly, economically sound, socially acceptable and politically viable...Read more»

The activities of the Center are varied and numerous. The Center actively promotes sustainable development based on community needs and works to create awareness among people regarding equitable use of natural resources, conserving and nurturing biological diversity, gene pool and other resources for long term food and health security...Read more»

Inspired by Amma's vision to create a world-class research and teaching university in India, in the past few years, many eminent academicians from around the world have joined Amrita full-time to pursue their careers here. These include not only people of Indian origin but also several people from the West. All three Schools have seen a phenomenon of "brain-gain" vs. the more conventional "brain-drain", where-in highly qualified people from the West have moved back to India inspired by Amma's vision for building top centers for learning in India...Read more»

Center for Environmental Studies
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritanagar, Ettimadai P. O.
Coimbatore - 641 112
Tamil Nadu
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Phone: 0 422 2685000
Extn: 5610/5611
Fax: 91-0422-2686274

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Amrita University was started by the world-renowned humanitarian leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma.»»

November 13, 2009
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) honored Amrita’s Center for Environmental Studies,...
March 8, 2014
For creating awareness on Nature and Wildlife, Photography and Short Film series was organized by ...



  • Amrita University has a major role to play in transforming our society into a knowledge society through its unique value-added education system

    Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
    Former President of India
  • What makes Amrita students special? Western science leads to knowledge. Eastern sceince leads to understanding. Amrita has both Western and Eastern traditions in education.

    Dr. Lee Hartwell
    Nobel Laureate
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    Prof.Muhammad Yunus
    Nobel Laureate