The core vision of Amrita lies in providing education for life, grounded in intellectual social responsibility through compassion driven research that will translate into a positive global impact. This vision is supported by five pillars (I5s): Interdisciplinary Education & Research, Cutting Edge Innovation, International Outreach, Industry Partnerships, and Social Transformation in India.
Amrita is a world leader and pioneer in humanitarian technological innovations. Few notable achievements include: wireless sensor network for rainfall induced landslides; a Cisco recognized multimedia e-learning platform for immersive learning experiences, and the world’s first wireless robotic coconut tree climber.
Amrita has fostered strong relationships at the national and international level. Global partners include IBM, Microsoft, Bosch, Cisco, Qualcomm, Juniper Networks, Monsanto, Cognizant, Larson and Turbro, Infosys, and Tata Consultancy Services. Amrita is also home to a top 5, nationally ranked Technology Business Incubator (Amrita TBI).
Amrita synergizes diverse disciplines for maximum impact in applied research in areas such as sustainable and resilient communities, management sciences, frugal technologies, and integrative medicine, among others.
Amrita’s outreach work is grounded in strategic global communication, diverse research collaborations, and competitive faculty and student mobility programs. The institution has over 200 international collaborations, 74+ international adjunct faculty, 35+ academic mobility programs, a UNESCO chair in Gender Equality & Women Empowerment, and a World Center of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Reduction.
Amrita is recognized as an academic leader in national development. Notable initiatives include:a multidisciplinary experiential learning program in rural India; a ₹100 crore initiative to bring clean drinking water to Indian villages; a Gates foundation grant to reinvent rural toilets; a UN funded initiative for rural women empowerment and vocational training; and a nationally adopted sustainable waste management initiative
Wireless Sensor Network for Landslide Detection
Amrita Oceannet: Internet Connectivity to Fishermen at Sea
Amaran: Semi Autonomous Coconut Harvesting Robot
Male to Female Upper Arm Transplant
Double Hand Transplant
Rare Intra-uterine Foetal Procedure at Amrita Saves Life of Woman & Child
Jivamritam: Community-Based Solution for Clean Drinking Water
Amrita Water Distribution System - Water Management In Rural India
Solar-Based Rural Electrification System
Amrita Rural India Tablet Education