Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a very cohesive, vibrant, dedicated, and well-managed IQAC that acts as the backbone for achieving the youngest institution to be awarded an 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body under University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country.

 

Our vision is to be an exemplary Institution that thrives from its commitment to the transformative power of value based education, endowed with technological and pedagogical initiatives, with a special emphasis on health and well-being, that provide the impetus for goal-oriented research for societal benefit and a motivated educational journey, towards a harmonious, prosperous and sustainable future.

Our mission is based on the foundation of three primary principles:

There are two types of education: education for living and education for life. Studying to become a professional is education for a living. On the other hand, education for life requires an understanding of the essential human values. At Amrita, we believe that education should also impart a culture of the heart, based on enduring values and inner strength.

Our motivation to pursue research originated from seeing the suffering around us – poverty, starvation, sickness, environmental pollution and contamination. We believe that if we could transform compassion from a mere word into a path of action, we would be able to solve most of the world’s problems. If we take this step courageously, then our research and its outcomes will have a special beauty, spontaneity, and power. At Amrita, we strongly believe that the culmination of all research should be societal benefit.

At Amrita, we stand united in our mission towards solving globally recognized scientific and societal challenges, including environment, development, and health. Amrita stands at the strategic juncture of two streams of cultures: East and West. It is our vision to bring the two together to bridge the divide through meaningful collaborations with world class universities and innovative approaches that will benefit the entire planet.

Amrita’s culture of education equips students to be rooted in the values of Dharma (righteousness), Karuna (compassion) and Shraddha (mindfulness). Endowed with qualities of acceptance, patience, self-confidence, perseverance and enthusiasm, the benefit of humanity will become uppermost in their thought, word and action. They will then pioneer innovative solutions for the benefit of all humankind, leading to sustainable health and prosperity for all. This resonates with the ancient Sanskrit prayer ‘Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu’. It is a reminder of our deeper connection to the entire world around us, “May our work contribute to the happiness of all beings.”


Amrita Internal Quality Assurance Cell (Amrita IQAC)

Amrita IQAC aims to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.

Some of the functions of the IQAC are:

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the institution.
  • Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education.
  • Organisation of workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles.
  • Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement.
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters.

IQAC evolves mechanisms and procedures for:

  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.
  • Optimisation and integration of modern methods of teaching, learning and evaluation.
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure.

IQAC facilitates and contributes to:

  • A heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement and facilitates internalisation of the quality culture.
  • The enhancement and integration among the various activities of the institution and to institutionalise many good practices.
  • Providing a sound basis for decision making to improve institutional functioning.
  • Acting as a change agent in the institution.
  • The betterment of internal communication.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has contributed significantly for institutionalizing the quality assurance strategies and processes by constantly reviewing the teaching-learning process, structures & methodologies of operations and learning outcomes at periodic intervals.

Objectives of the Practice: IQAC recommended a goal-centric institutional structure for the end-to-end educational delivery in all programs, and to implement outcomes-based education in its true spirit, in conformance with and in adherence to the global best practices.

The Context: In alignment with the institution’s development plan aimed at achieving world-class educational experience for all stakeholders, resulting in being bracketed in the highest tiers of global ranking, national ranking, and the highest standards of curriculum design & delivery, the adoption of OBE assumes great importance.

The Practice: Teams comprising IQAC coordinators and other senior faculty members were formed by the vice-chancellor to design and develop the plan for OBE implementation. For all programs, the program objectives and outcomes were developed in alignment with the department and institution vision and mission, and subsequently, the course outcomes were developed in alignment with the programme outcomes. Orientation and training sessions were conducted for teaching & non-teaching staff, as well as students, to ensure detailed understanding of the plan and process. A department academic audit committee (DAAC) was formed to monitor and review the effectiveness of OBE implementation as well as the course and programme attainments.

Outcomes: The adoption and implementation of OBE has resulted in official recognition and certification via successfully completion of the NBA accreditation process (for several engineering programmes) and AACSB (for business management programs), greater global mobility for students via alignment with international standards, and more accurate design of quality improvement programs.

Objectives of the Practice: Integrate research skills into the curricular teaching-learning processes and outcomes, to provide greater flexibility in professional career development.

The Context: IQAC recognized that the institutional strength in terms of a vast pool of accomplished research-oriented faculty could be more effectively leveraged to add value to the various degree programs by more formally integrating research goals into the curriculum for the UG and PG programs, to foster research excellence.

The Practice: The university instituted a curricular requirement that all PG students undertake research leading to a publication, based on the rationale that research and technical writing experience would contribute substantially to the intellectual growth of the student. A pilot implementation was carried out at the PG level in engineering programs and subsequently extended to all PG (masters and doctoral) as well as UG programmes (where the requirement was for graduation with distinction). A publications coordinator was appointed in 2016 as the nodal officer for research in every school & department/center.

Outcome: The research output has enhanced the skill set of students and proved to be of value in their career progression. Compared with 2014, the number of publications has doubled over the last five years. This the increase in research papers has also been reflected in our positions in India rankings 2018. The 8th best university in India. This is an improvement of one place from 2017 rankings.

Development of International Programmes for Global Reach

Focuses on enhancing education and research by bringing together students, teachers, and academicians from around the world to create an opportunity for the rich and diverse exchange of knowledge and ideas. International Programmes is responsible for the coordination and administration of international education and research activities for the institution. Amrita has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with several prestigious universities in Europe, Australia, East Asia, South America, and North America. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offers a wide range of full-time and part-time opportunities such as student exchange programs, dual-degree masters programs, study abroad programs, Internships, summer school programs, the Live-in-Labs® program (experiential learning in rural India), and joint Ph.D. programs.

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Experiential Learning for Sustainable Development and Innovation employing collaborative problem-solving skills

Amrita Live-in-Labs® is a multidisciplinary experiential learning program that facilitates the research, development, and deployment of sustainable solutions for current challenges faced by rural communities in India. The program is designed to engage participants in a mutual learning and sharing experience by breaking classroom and lab barriers to implementing theoretical knowledge to address real-world problems.

The program allows participants to study, observe, and interact with rural populations while living in rural communities to gain a better understanding of challenges in the areas of Agriculture & Risk Management, Education & Gender Equality, Energy & Environment, Livelihood & Skill Development, Water & Sanitation, Health & Hygiene, and Waste Management & Infrastructure.

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Amrita IQAC Members

Name
1. Dr. P Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor - Chairman
2. Swami Abhayamritananda Puri (Pro Chancellor) - Honorary Chairman
3. Dr. K Sankaran, Registrar - Member
4. Prof. C Parameswaran (Director CIR) - Member
5. Shri. Venugopal (Director HR) - Member
6. Dr.Prem Nair (Medical Director) - Member
7. Swami Sankaramritananda Puri (Director, School of Ayurveda) - Member
8. Br. Vishwamrita Chaitanya, Director, Bangalore Campus - Member
9. Br. Devidasa Chaitanya, Director, Amritapuri Campus - Member
10. Dr. U Krishnakumar (Director, ASAS Kochi) - Member
11. Br. Anantananda Chaitanya, Director, Mysore Campus - Member
12. Shri. I B Manikantan, Director, Chennai Campus - Member
13. Dr. R Dhandapani (Controller of Examinations)- Member
14. Dr. Shanti Nair (Dean, Research) - Member
15. Dr.Sasangan Ramanathan (Dean, Engineering) - Member
16. Dr. V S Somanath (Dean, Management) - Member
17. Dr.Bipin Nair (Dean, School of Biotechnology)- Member
18. Dr.Maneesha Ramesh (Dean, International Programmes) - Member
19. Dr.Krishnashree Achuthan (Dean, PG Programs)- Member
20. Dr.Balakrishnan Shankar (Associate Dean, Amritapuri) - Member
21. Dr. Kishore Pillai (Associate Dean-Management) - Member
22. Dr. S N Jyothi (Principal, ASE, Amritapuri) - Member
23. Dr. P Shankar (Principal, ASE Chennai) - Member
24. Dr. S. R. Nagaraja (Acting Principal, ASE, Bangalore) - Member
25. Dr. (Col) Vishal Marwaha (Principal, School of Medicine) - Member
26. Dr. R Balagopal Varma (Principal, School of Dentistry) - Member
27. Prof. K T Moly (Principal, College of Nursing) - Member
28. Dr. M Sabitha (Principal, School of Pharmacy) - Member
29. Dr. P Sureshkumar (Principal, School of Agriculture Sciences) - Member
30. Dr. V M Nandakumaran (Principal, ASAS Amritapuri) - Member
31. Dr. Rekha Bhatt (Principal i/c, ASAS Mysore) - Member
32. Dr. A V Shyam (Chairperson, School of Business, Coimbatore)- Member
33. Dr. P Manoj (Chairperson, Management, Bangalore) - Member
34. Prof. Sunanda Muralidharan (Chairperson, Management, Kochi) - Member
35. Dr. Rajiv Nair (Chairperson, Management, Amritapuri) - Member
36. Dr. Raghu Raman, (Director, Amrita Center for Accreditations, Rankings & Eminence) - Convener and Secretary

 


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Strategic Plan

2014 - 2019  

NAAC Certificate of Accreditation

2014 - 2019   2009 - 2014  

NAAC Re-Accredition Report 2008-'13

Part I   Part II  

Annual Quality Assurance Reports

IQAC Minutes & Action Taken Report

Annual Report & Audited Accounts

Year 2015-16  

Stakeholder Feedback and Action Taken Report  

Amrita NIRF Report

NIRF


Contact Us

Dr. Raghu Raman
Director
Amrita Center for Accreditations, Rankings and Eminence (Amrita CARE)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India.
care@amrita.edu
https://amrita.edu/AmritaCARE