Amrita University is pioneering an online education initiative - Free All India Tuition Program, for all college students. The online program is supported by the Ministry of Human Resources Development s (MHRD) National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT) initiative. Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, Vice-Chairman of Mata Amrithanandamayi Math, announced the project on 58th birthday celebrations of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) on September 27 2011, at Amritapuri in Kollam.