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The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, has declared Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham as a Center of Excellence in Tribal Empowerment (Tribal CoE). This multidisciplinary center has faculty expertise from various Amrita departments.
The Amrita Awareness Ambassadors (AAA) Program developed by Amrita Center for Research in Analytics, Technologies & Education (AmritaCREATE). This project seeks to build resilience and empower tribal adolescent boys and girls. The school-based program trains selected student ambassadors to spread awareness to peers, younger children in the local primary schools, as well as their tribal community, about substance abuse, nutrition and the value of education. The program targets tribal communities in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
The study has been taking place in tribal hamlets and schools in the Namkum Block of Ranchi District in Jharkhand, and Kondagaon & Makdi Block in Kondagaon District in Chhattisgarh.