Amrita University Faculty Members

Dr. P. Venkat Rangan
Vice Chancellor
In 2003, Amma appointed Dr. P. Venkat Rangan as the Vice Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Previously, Dr. Rangan founded and directed the Multimedia Laboratory and Internet & Wireless Networks (WiFi) Research at the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) where he served as a...
Dr. Sankaran K.
Registrar
Dr. Sankaran currently serves as Registrar of Amrita University. Dr. Sankaran received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and has had a long and distinguished career as a Professor, Chairperson, Principal, and an Academician.
Dr. Prem Kumar Nair
Medical Director, School of Medicine, Kochi
Dr. Prem Kumar Vasudevan Nair currently serves as the Medical Director at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences at Kochi campus of Amrita University. He also serves as a Professor at the Department of Gastroenterology at the School of Medicine, Kochi.
Br. Sankara Chaitanya
Medical Director, School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri
Professor, Kayachikitsa, School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri
Br. Sankara Chaitanya (Dr. C. Nagarajan) currently serves as Medical Director & Professor at the School of Ayurveda. M. D., University of Kerala.
Dr. Shantikumar Nair
Dean of Research
Director, Nanosciences, Center for Nanosciences, Kochi
Dr. Shantikumar V. Nair currently serves as the Dean of Research at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. He also holds the office of the Director of India's foremost research institutes - Amrita Center for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine at Kochi campus of the Amrita University. Currently his...
Dr. Bipin Nair
Dean, School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri
Dr. Bipin Nair currently serves as Professor and Dean at the School of Biotechnology. Ph. D. in Microbiology, MS, University of Baroda in 1986. Dr. Nair joined us from MDS Pharma Services, USA, where he worked for over 12 years as the Research Manager in the Lead Discovery Group.
Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan
Dean, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Professor, Chemical, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan joined Amrita School of Engineering, Amritanagar, Coimbatore as Dean of Engineering in April 2014 with 20 years of international research and management experience. He served as Chief Technology Officer for a multi million dollar company in the US prior to joining Amrita.
Dr. V. S. Somanath
Dean, School of Business
Chairperson, School of Business, Amritapuri
QualificationM. B. A. (New York University), M. Phil. (New York University), Ph. D. (New York University). Dr. V. S. Somanath currently serves as Dean at the School of Business. He also serves as Professor at the School of...
Dr. Mahadevan S.
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Asso. Professor, Sciences, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Dr. Mahadevan S. currently serves as Deputy Dean of School of Engineering, Coimbatore. His areas of research include Theoratical Nuclear Physics.
Dr. Balakrishnan Shankar
Associate Dean, School of Engineering, Amritapuri
Dr. Balakrishnan Shankar is the Associate Dean for the School of Engineering at Amritapuri campus. He currently serves as a Professor and the Chairperson at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri.
Dr. Rakesh S. G.
Associate Dean, School of Engineering, Bengaluru
Dr. Rakesh S. G. currently serves as Associate Dean & Head at Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore campus. He also serves as Professor at department of Mechanical Engineering. His areas of interest include Gas Dynamics, Shockwave Dynamics. 
Dr. U. Krishnakumar
Director, School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi
Dr. U. Krishnakumar currently serves as Chairman (Board of Studies), Director & Research Supervisor in the Department of Computer Science and I.T., School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi. His areas of research include Distributed Computing, Medical Informatics, Mentoring, Culture and Media...
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan
Director, TBI, Amritapuri
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan heads the Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks and Amrita Technology Business Incubator (Amrita TBI) at Amrita University. She is also the Co-Director of Indo - U. S. and International Initiatives at Amrita University. She is an ardent researcher...
Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh
Director, Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA), Amritapuri
Professor, Computer science, School of Engineering, Amritapuri
Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh is the Director of Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA). She is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri.
Dr. Prema Nedungadi
Director, Create, Amritapuri
Chancellor Amma’s vision to provide holistic Education in K12 and higher education that integrates both life and living skills along with managing health in rural India was the inspiration for AmritaCREATE at Amrita University. Dr. Prema Nedungadi is a founding Director at AmritaCREATE, an...
Dr. Shyam Diwakar
Director, Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology, Amritapuri
Asso. Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri
Shyam Diwakar is the Lab Director of Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology Laboratory, a Faculty fellow at the Amrita Center for International Programs and an Associate Professor at the School of Biotechnology.
Dr. Shyam Nath
Director, Center for Economic Fragility and Governance, Amritapuri
Adjunct Professor, School of Business, Amritapuri
Qualification: B.A.,Diploma in Mathematical Statistics, M. A., Diploma in German Language, PhD Economics, M. A. / PhD Level Elective Courses in Econometric Theory, PDF. Dr. Shyam Nath serves as...
Dr. P. Ram Manohar
Director, Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda, Amritapuri
Dr. P. Ram Manohar currently servers as Research Director at Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda. 
Rao R. Bhavani
Director, Ammachi labs, Amritapuri
Rao R. Bhavani is the Director of AMMACHI Labs. She is the Principal Investigator for several projects funded by the UN Democracy Fund and the MHRD, Government of India. Her her research and work demonstrate her commitment to address the challenges of gender inequality in India. 
Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik
Head : Research and Projects, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik is the Head of the Research and Projects at School of Engineering at Coimbatore Campus and Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus.
Dr. Jyothi S. N.
Principal, School of Engineering, Amritapuri
Dr. Jyothi S. N. currently serves as Principal at the School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus.
Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran
Principal, School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri
Professor, Physics, School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri
Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran currently serves as Professor in the Department of Physics, School of Arts & Sciences, Amritapuri. His areas of research include Non Linear Dynamics and Chaos, Chaos in Laser Systems, Synchronization of Chaotic Systems.
Dr. Sabitha M.
Principal, School of Pharmacy, Kochi
Dr. Sabitha M. currently serves as Principal at the School of Pharmacy, Health Science Campus, Kochi. She was conferred with a Ph. D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in 2012.
Dr. Savitha Pande M.
Principal, School of Education, Mysore
Dr. Savitha Pande M. currently serves as Principal at the School of Education, Mysore. 
Dr. M. R. Vasudevan Namboothiri
Principal, School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri
Professor, Panchakarma, School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri
Dr. M. R. Vasudevan Namboothiri currently serves as Principal of Amrita School of Ayurveda. He pursued his M. D. (AYU), from Govt. Ayurveda College. 

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