The much-touted reversal of brain drain is being catalyzed by Mata Amritanandamayi, who has emerged as one of India's leading spiritual leader founded Amrita University as a center of excellence. Apart from offering over 150 courses, the university, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, with headquarters at Coimbatore and campuses at Kollam, Cochin, Bengaluru and Mysore has embarked on research in cutting-edge areas such as nanosciences, molecular medicine, biotechnology, cyber security, computational engineering and environmental studies.