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Bridging Cognitive Sciences and Technology

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Have you ever wondered if learning technology or AI can genuinely think? Or if an AI tutor can feel compassion? Or who adds thinking, intelligence and social behavior into the Robot?

Human cognition is a remarkable process that enables us to perceive, comprehend, and interact with the world around us. This interdisciplinary program provides students with a deep understanding of cognition and behavior from interdisciplinary perspectives ranging from computer sciences, AI, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, learning sciences, and neurosciences, offering a comprehensive curriculum that includes exposure to state-of-the-art research methods and tools.

Guided by our chancellor, Shri Mata Amrtianandamayi, we strive to pursue questions of how to design learning environments that not only cater to academic needs such as technical know-how and evidence-based knowledge but also address mental health, civic responsibility, and values such as gratitude and awareness of one’s role in society.

Our aim is to study the human mind to understand the cognitive and social processes and behaviors within learning environments to design inclusive, equitable, and quality learning ecologies for everyone.

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What do we offer our Students?

  • Industry exposure and the strengths of our two state-of-the-art research centers: learn first-hand in an interdisciplinary environment with practical applications, and placement opportunities.
  • Exposure to UNESCO and Indian Ministry Projects: Be part of projects of our Sister-Labs and interact with national and international researchers and faculty
  • Interdisciplinary studies: Learning the mysteries of the human mind from the perspective of different disciplines including computer sciences, AI, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Bridge Cognitive Sciences and Technology to transform Learning
  • 21st Century Skills: Strengthen your critical thinking, problem solving, interdisciplinary working and thinking skills and problem solving abilities
  • Be a future leader and solve complex educational problems with openness, knowledge and compassion and bring them together for innovative solutions.
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What are the benefits of joining our program?

Our international academic-lab-industry integration prepares students for careers in the Science and technology, corporateb/usiness and education

  • Our students can enter different career paths in industry, global, educational, social, and government organizations and can choose to continue their education by pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Sciences and Technology at our school.
  • Become a researcher, manager or specialist in the fields of (see more below) cognitive engineer, UX/ UI designer, Product designer, learning technology specialist entrepreneur, research/lab manager, Cognitive Data Analyst, Learning Technology designer and developer, working at Learning and Development departments, skill development and community development specialist.
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Have you ever dreamed of the ideal learning environment you never had for yourself? Make it happen for up-coming generations.

Let us together address today’s and tomorrow’s education challenges, to foster equity, justice and quality education while leaving no one behind. Through these efforts, we endeavor to contribute towards a society where learning is designed to facilitate both cognitive and behavioral flourishing, thus contributing towards an empowered and compassionate society.

Join us into an incredible journey of studying the mysteries of the human mind and in creating innovative learning technology solutions to address educational challenges. Why? Because You care.

Attention Please!

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has not appointed any Agent or Third-Party Client for securing admission in any programme. Students are hereby requested to contact only the toll-free number on our website for any admission related queries.

– Issued In Public Interest By Directorate Of Admissions And Academic Outreach


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  • Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 50% in their undergraduate degree 
  • Graduation in BCA, B com, B Tech, BE ECE, Bachelor of Psychology, BA in neuroscience, BA in any Social Sciences or Humanities,  or any discipline from a recognized university.. Candidates appearing for the degree exam can also apply. 


Selection is based on academic performance and the qualifying interview. 

How to Apply 

Registration for admission 2024 is fully online. Candidates are required to have their recent photograph, online payment credentials, etc. to be ready to complete the online application process.
Application fee of Rs. 500/- 

The NRI applicants please email to and not be applied through the website. 

Management Quota option in Amrita Online Application Portal (AOAP)
‘Candidates can also submit the option in Step 2 of the application process, in case if they wish to be considered under management quota.’

Commencement of Application Form: March 11, 2024

Last Date of Application

15 th July 2024


Semester II
Semester III
Course Code Course Title LTP Cr
24CLT694/24CLT690* Rural field visit/ live-in Labs*  3 0 0 3
24CLT695 Research Project II 7
*Soft Core (options) 3 0 0 3
*Soft Core (options) 3 0 0 3
Elective I 3 0 0 3
Elective II 3 0 0 3
Total 22
Semester IV
Course Code Course Title LTP Cr
24CLT696/24CLT697** Internship/Block Placement** 3 0 0 3
24CLT699 Research Project III 8
24CLT698 Organizing Conference in Cognitive Science, Learning & Tech 4
Elective III 3 0 0 3
Elective IV 3 0 0 3
Total 21
Specializations with Electives
Course Code Course Title LTP Cr
User Experience
24CLT631 Game Design 3 0 0 3
24CLT632 User Needs for Learning Technology 3 0 0 3
24CLT633 Assessing Effectiveness of Learning Technology 3 0 0 3
24CLT634 Design-Based Research 3 0 0 3
Optimal Cognitive Functioning and Learning Ecologies
24CLT641 Lifelong Learning and Learning Ecologies 3 0 0 3
24CLT642 Optimal Cognitive Functioning 3 0 0 3
24CLT643 Social Cognition, Social Neuroscience, and Technology 3 0 0 3
Neurophysiology Tools and Learning Technologies
24CLT651 Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Haptics for Learning 3 0 0 3
24CLT652 Neurophysiology Laboratory 3 0 0 3
24CLT653 Computational Neuroscience 3 0 0 3
24CLT654 Neuroimaging Techniques and Cognitive Electrophysiology 3 0 0 3
Adaptive and Personalized Learning, Teaching and Technology
24CLT661 DNA of Teaching 3 0 0 3
24CLT662 Psychomotor Skill Training to Enhance Learner Performance 3 0 0 3
24CLT663 Learning Engineering 3 0 0 3
24CLT664 Social Robotics 3 0 0 3
24CLT665 Socio-Cognition and Collaborative Learning 3 0 0 3
24CLT666 Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining 3 0 0 3
24CLT667 Instructional Design 3 0 0 3
Soft Core
Course Code Course Title LTP Cr
24CLT671 Natural Language Processing 3 0 0 3
24CLT672 Deep Learning 3 0 0 3
24CLT673 Foundation of Data Science 3 0 0 3
24CLT674 Artificial Intelligence 3 0 0 3
24CLT675 Basics of Computer Programming 3 0 0 3
24CLT676 Introduction to Machine Learning Using Programming Languages 3 0 0 3
24CLT677 Computational Intelligence 3 0 0 3
Open Electives
Course Code Course Title LTP Cr
24OEL531 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence 3 0 0 3
24OEL532 Machine Learning 3 0 0 3
24OEL533 Artificial Intelligence for Robotics 3 0 0 3
24OEL534 Automation and Robotics 3 0 0 3
24OEL535 Natural Language Processing 3 0 0 3
24OEL536 Deep Learning 3 0 0 3
24OEL537 Machine Learning for Big Data 3 0 0 3
24OEL538 Foundations of Corporate Social Responsibility 3 0 0 3
24OEL539 Decision Models in Management (DMM) 3 0 0 3
24OEL540 Individual and Group Behaviour Dynamics in Organizations (I & GBDO) 3 0 0 3
24OEL541 Human Resource Management 3 0 0 3
24OEL542 Talent Acquisition & Learning and Development (TA & LD) 3 0 0 3
Amrita Value Program
Course Code Course Title LTP Cr
22ADM502 Vedanta in day-to-day life 1-0-0 1
22AVP506 Message of Swami Vivekananda 1-0-0 1
22AVP508 Indian Arts and Literature 1-0-0 1
22AVP510 Appreciation of Kerala Mural Arts Forms 1-0-0 1
22AVP501 Message of Śrī Mātā Amritanandamayi Devi 1-0-0 1
22AVP502 Insights from the Ramayana 1-0-0 1
22AVP503 Insights from the Mahabharata 1-0-0 1
22AVP504 Insights from the Upanishads 1-0-0 1
22AVP505 Insights from Bhagavad Gita 1-0-0 1
22AVP512 Ancient Indian Science and Technology 1-0-0 1
22AVP507 Great Spiritual Teachers of India 1-0-0 1
22AVP509 Yoga and Meditation 1 1-0-0 1

*All * marked syllabi are offered through another department.
*Students can opt for any of the soft core courses from the list based on their Bachelor’s qualification

Program Overview


International Collaborators

  • Chair of Educational Psychology
  • Munich Center of Learning Sciences, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich Germany,

Amrita Collaborations

  • AMMACHI Labs,
  • Skill Intelligences Lab,
  • Mind and Brain Center,
  • School of Computer Sciences
  • School of AI

Industry Collaborators

  • Axxonet, Bangalore
Program Outcomes (POs)
  • PO1 Scientific knowledge and training: Gain and apply knowledge of basic and applied scientific/analytical fundamentals, leading to a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of Cognitive Sciences, Educational and Learning Sciences
  • PO2 Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review, and analyze educational challenges and problems to derive conclusions using principles of basic Cognitive Sciences, Educational Sciences and Technology.
  • PO3 Using State-of-the-art tools: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and tools, including prediction and modelling of complex biological systems with an understanding of their limitations.
  • PO4 Science communication: Communicate scientific concepts and theories effectively with peers, educators, the science community, and society at large.
  • PO5 Ethics and values: Understand and practice ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities, and norms of scientific practice.
  • PO6 Individual and teamwork: Think critically and work independently as well as a member or leader in diverse teams in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO7 Science for society: Apply reasoning through contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional scientific practice.
  • PO8 Lifelong learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of scientific and technological changes for up-to-date research and teaching methods.
  • PO9: Culturally inclusive and responsive perspectives: Culturally inclusive and responsive perspectives/ multicultural/global perspectives/fostering humanitarian perspectives, equality, diversity and inclusion.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
  • PSO1: Develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of cognitive science and educational science including the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
  • PSO2: Develop an understanding of the human mind, its functions, and its effects on behavior and performance.
  • PSO3: Develop an understanding of the cognitive processes underlying perception, attention, memory, language, problem-solving, decision-making, and other cognitive functions.
  • PSO4: Develop an understanding of the biological, psychological and sociological factors that influence cognitive processes, learning, and skill development.
  • PSO5: Design and/or develop educational technology and their application to solve complex problems in teaching and learning.
  • PSO6: Develop an understanding of fundamental principles of basic and applied research.
  • PSO7: Design and develop educational materials (online/offline) and activities that integrate cognitive science and educational sciences.
  • PSO8: Develop an understanding of the implications of cognitive science for the design of intelligent systems and the development of artificial intelligence.
  • PSO9: Develop scientific, critical thinking, and meta-cognition skills
  • PSO10: Establish the culture of independent learning, innovative research, and productive teamwork.
Program Highlights
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Combines cognitive science, Learning Sciences, and technology to address contemporary and future educational challenges.
  • Translation of Cognitive and Social Processes: Equips students with the skills to understand and translate both cognitive and prosocial aspects into the design, development, and implementation of learning technologies across various educational settings.
  • Creating Innovative Learning Strategies: Prepares graduates to promote innovative learning and teaching strategies through an integrated blend of disciplines, with a special focus on the social and prosocial aspects of learning.
  • Meeting Professional Demands: Responds to the growing need for experts proficient in blending cognitive sciences, education, and technology, with an emphasis on the societal impact of learning technologies.
  • Designing Cutting-Edge Solutions: Graduates will be capable of designing advanced learning solutions that leverage insights from cognitive and social sciences alongside technological innovations.
  • Practical Applications and Research-Based Learning: Prioritizes hands-on applications and research-driven education to navigate the evolving landscapes of education and technology sectors effectively.
  • Compassion-Driven Educational Technology: Advocates for sustainable, socially beneficial educational solutions powered by technology, emphasizing the importance of social and prosocial aspects in educational design.
  • Collaboration for Broader Impact: Promotes wide-ranging collaboration at national, local, and global levels to foster educational innovation with a compassionate foundation.
  • Engagement with Rural Communities: Provides opportunities for field exposure in rural India, encouraging the generation of solutions that consider social dynamics.
  • Robust Research Training: Offers comprehensive research training, enabling students to explore and innovate within the intersections of cognitive sciences, social understanding, and technology.

Job Perspectives


  • Educational Institution Manager
  • Instructional Designer, Curriculum Designer Specialist
  • Learning Technology Specialist
  • Learning Analytics Specialist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Higher Education Learning Specialist


  • Learning and Development Manager, Capacity Building Manager
  • Learning Consultant
  • Human Resource Management
  • Product Designer, Product Manager
  • Usability Consultant

Research and Technology:

  • Cognitive Engineer
  • Learning technology design and development (Educational Software Developer)
  • HCI/UX Researcher
  • User Interface Designer
  • Cognitive Systems Analyst
  • Research Scientist
  • Cognitive Data Scientist
  • Neurophysiology Lab Manager
  • Research Manager in Companies

Fee Structure

2024 Admission Tuition Fee Structure in Rs.
Category Period Amount
Tuition Fee Per Semester 45,000
Caution Deposit One Time 5,000
Hostel and Mess Fee in Rs.
Category Period 2024 -25*
Hostel fees Annual 25,600
Mess fees Annual 45,000
Caution Deposit One Time 5,000
*Hostel & Mess fee for the year 2025-26 will be notified in 2025.

Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career


World University Rankings 2020


BRICS Rankings 2020


World University Rankings 2020


BRICS University Rankings 2020


India University Rankings 2023


Overall Rankings 2023
7th Best
University in India
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
‘A++’ Grade

Contact Us

School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritapuri, Clappana P.O.
Kerala, India – 690 525.

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