About Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been accredited (Cycle-3) with an A++ the highest grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Amrita has also been selected by the Indian Government as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) to be developed into a world-class institution which would put India on the global education map. This puts Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham under Category 1 Autonomy Higher Education Institution in India and will fulfill our mission to provide value-based education and align to the educational outlook of Amrita’s Chancellor Sadguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) namely “Education for Life and not just Education for a Living”. Founded by Amma, one of the prominent spiritual leaders of our times, the University is spread across six campuses in three states of India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, with the University headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It continuously collaborates with top US universities including Ivy League universities and top European universities for regular student exchange programs, and has emerged as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in India. It has been ranked India’s 4th best university in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2020 approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. In the same year, Amrita has been adjudged as one of the “Top 10 Universities in India” for the fourth consecutive year. In the overall category, Amrita secured 13th place moving up two places from last year’s position. In 2018, UGC has granted the full autonomy to the University which has maintained high standards of excellence.
About Amrita Darshanam
Amrita Darshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies (ICSS), has been established under the guidance of Amma. The Centre serves as an academic platform for study and research in the domains of philosophy, culture, arts, literature, and society under the broad canopy of India Studies. It offers various Ph.D. and post-graduate programs in Indian knowledge systems, humanities courses, seminars, conferences, and workshops to facilitate scholarly exchange and integrated education for students. It also works with other national and international organizations on manuscript preservation, projects and collaborations, and researches of the highest standard. Currently, the Centre has branches in five university campuses, namely Amritapuri, Coimbatore, Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Chennai.
About Indian Council of Historical Research
The primary aim and objective of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is to promote and give directions to historical research and to encourage and foster objective and scientific writing of history. Enhancing the academic standard of the output of ICHR activities has been foremost objective in its agenda. It has been established to foster objective and scientific writing of history such as to inculcate an informed appreciation of the country’s national and cultural heritage as well as to review the progress of historical research from time to time and indicate neglected or new areas where research needs to be especially promoted.
About the City
The city of Bengaluru (Bangalore) is known for its cosmopolitan nature. It is the socio-cultural and political hub of Karnataka. The city hosts people from different parts of India and the world, with diverse ethnicity and lifestyles. Kannada is the widely spoken language, along with English, Hindi, Tamil and a host of other languages. The landscape ranges from temples that are a few centuries old to skyscrapers that constitute the IT hub. One can get a feel of classical Indian culture by spending a couple of days in Bengaluru – every evening has several engagements related to lectures on philosophy, literature, arts and classical music, dance, and theatrical performances.
About Bengaluru Campus
Bengaluru Campus is one of the six campuses of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. It is located in a peaceful environment, away from the hustle & bustle of city, yet well connected by road, provides an ambience for learning, combining state-of-the-art facilities. It provides an ideal environment that fulfills the aspirations of the young and meets the exacting demands of the future employers.
Two Schools – Engineering and Management – are located in the approximately 5-acre campus. The schools took birth from Chancellor Amma’s educational vision of preparing a generation that can successfully meet the rigorous demands of the Information Age and at the same time, be imbued with the noble ideals of selfless service and love. They are committed to providing students with a holistic education that includes theoretical coursework, laboratory, and field experience, integrated with spiritual values.
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