Amrita is one of India's premiere teaching and research institutions and has been ranked in the “Ivy League” of Indian Universities by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. It was accredited with the highest grade of ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and is increasingly being recognized internationally as an institute of repute. Founded by the world renowned humanitarian, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, the multi-campus University was established to provide rigorous academic instruction in an ambience rooted in India’s cultural and spiritual heritage.
Amrita has 15 schools across 5 campuses (Coimbatore, Amritapuri, Cochin, Bangalore, and Mysore) and offers 150+ degree programs, in a variety of disciplines, such as Engineering, Business, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Ayurveda (ancient Indian study of medicine), Biotechnology, Arts and Sciences, Education, Communication/Journalism, and Social Work, at the UG, PG, and Doctoral levels. Amrita has approximately 18,000 students and 1,750 faculty members, 600 of which are PhD/DM holders. The University also has a staff to student ratio of 1:10, one of the best in the country, especially among private universities.
A key aspect of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is its dedication to bring about change in all levels of society. In this regard, the University puts a great deal of emphasis on research and the development of innovative technology. In collaboration with many national and international organizations and institutes, Amrita specializes in areas such as Haptics, Nanotechnology and Energy, Health Sciences, Molecular and Nano-Medicine, Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Wireless Networks & Applications, Computer Science & Engineering, and Learning Technologies. Amrita regularly collaborates with major laboratories, industry leaders, and agencies like MHRD, TIFAC, DST, ICMR, MOES, DST, ISRO, DRDO, DBT, DIT, DRDO, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Media Lab Asia, Infosys, MDS Pharma, Biocon, etc.
Amrita has established international collaborative initiatives with over 75 world-leading institutions in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan, with extensive faculty and student exchanges and cross-continental research projects. In addition, Amrita has welcomed over 500 international distinguished guest lecturers and adjunct faculty, including Nobel Laureates Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Dr. Martin Chalfie, and Dr. Leland Hartwell.