Life at Amrita

Amrita is a thriving campus that has a creative and proficient community of high achievers. Life at Amrita brings surprises and new experiences every day.  Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a students strength of around 18,000 with the student body almost equally divided between boys and girls. Each campus has about thirty percent of the students coming from states outside the location of the campus they are attending. In fact, there are students from nearly every state in India. 

The student body also includes NRI and foreign students.  Such a diverse student body helps enrich sharing and learning spontaneously. At the same time it creates an awareness of different cultural norms.

Cutting Edge Research

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has always given paramount importance to research. As directed by its Chancellor, Amma, the research activities at Amrita are directed towards societal, humanitarian and community development, and relief.

Many centres of excellence have been started in cutting-edge areas like Wireless Networks & Applications, Cyber Security, Computational Engineering & Networking, Virtual Labs, E-learning, Haptics, Educational Technologies, Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Prevention & Cure, Biostatistics and Environmental Sciences.

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Student Club & Groups

Amrita encourages students to actively participate in various Student Clubs and Groups. These clubs and group activities enhance the overall development of the students, instilling in them the spirit of teamwork and oneness.

The clubs like Astronomy Club(develops and implements programs designed to increase the awareness and knowledge of astronomy), Robotics Club(provides creative skills to the students to make them understand and implement in their future engineering careers), Green Initiative(to lead meaningful change and address complex global issues), Saahiti (to promote literary and artistic talents of students)and the ACM Chapters (to serve as a gateway of forums, panel discussions, and symposia that further a student's professional development), are the various student activities and groups that fosters in them the overall development.

Cultural Festivals

Cultural festivals are at the heart of student’s lives at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The cultural festivals of India give a glimpse into the tradition of our country and portray its rich cultural heritage.

Numerous and varied cultural festivals are held in all the campuses that offer a unique way of seeing Indian culture at its best.

Some of the cultural festivals celebrated are the Amritotsavam, Amritakalotsavam, Kalanjali and Kalamritam that are conducted at all the campuses each academic year. Students also participate in bhajans and vedic chantings as wholesome education includes the spiritual aspect as well.



Amrita gives importance to sports as it is a healthy body that can house a healthy mind. Sports play an integral part in moulding and refining the character of an individual, Students are encouraged to take part in all indoor and outdoor games. Every campus has an annual sports meet.

There are an array of sport events that provide opportunities in competition and recreation for both the students and faculty. There is never a dull moment on the campus as each moment brings with it new experiences and new opportunities to learn while at the same time building discipline, team spirit, teamwork, co-operation, sportsmanship and tolerance among our students.

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Conferences & Events

Students are encouraged to attend conferences and present papers. One such instance was in November 2008, when a team of nine third-year B Tech students from Amritapuri travelled to Malaysia to present their papers at the IEEE Regional Student Conference on Research and Development. One of their papers won the best paper award in the conference. Another one was earlier this year when a student from the School of Business represented India at the European Market Research Conference.

Students also take part in international coding contests such as Microsoft Imagine Cup, Google Prodigy Contest, IBM Great Mind Challenge, Sun Microsystems Code for Freedom and ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Our students have won top honours in these contests bringing laurels to the university. In 2008 the Amrita team beat 60,000 other teams to emerge as the runners-up in the IBM Great Mind Challenge competition.

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Technical & Management Fests

The Technical and Management Fests of Amrita provide a platform for aspiring generation to showcase their talents in different fields of technology and management.

The Tech fests conducted by Amrita School of Engineering, Vidyut (Amritapuri), Anokha(Coimbatore) and Aarohan (Bengaluru), aim to provide the students with a platform to gain exposure to new technologies and innovation at a national level. Aykya (Bengaluru), Pragati (Coimbatore) and Asthra (Kochi) are the national-level management fests organised by Amrita School of Business. These events, spanning all disciplines of management, provide an educative and exciting experience for the participants.

Contests & Challenges

The contests and challenges organised by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has always been noted world wide. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been hosting the world's prestigious and largest collegiate programming contest, the ACM-ICPC (Association for Computing Machinery - International Collegiate Programming Contest), for the past 11 years. The competition attracts worldwide participation every year from students of computer science and engineering.

Robotsavam is another international tech fest organized by IEEE Student Branch of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's Amritapuri campus. Robotsavam, the festival of robots, targets all those who are keen on learning more about the field of robotics. This is truly one-of-a-kind with a repertoire of events ranging from traditional classes to robowars to drone races


A renowned humanitarian leader and spiritual teacher, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi is the guiding light of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Amma’s concept of education, stress on research and commitment to instilling universal values have come together to shape Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham into an institution where the latest advancements and discoveries combine with compassion and service-mindedness.

As Mata Amritanandamayi said in 2010 when the State University of New York honored her with an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters: “It is Amma’s prayer that we develop the expansive-mindedness to embrace both scientific knowledge and spiritual wisdom. We can no longer afford to see these two streams of knowledge as flowing in opposite directions. In truth, they complement one another. If we merge these streams, we will find that we are able to create a mighty river—a river whose waters can remove suffering and spread life to all of humanity.”