Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Chancellor, Amrita University conferred an honorary doctorate in humane letters at a special ceremony by the State University of New York at its campus in Buffalo in upstate New York on May 25, 2010. The honor was bestowed upon Amma, in recognition of her tireless efforts on behalf of global peace, for her commitment to education and for the far-reaching impact of her charitable organizations in relieving poverty and human suffering in India and around the world.