Amrita School of Arts and Sciences has six departments with an impressive list of faculty members with expertise in various fields.

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Amrita School of Arts & Sciences started functioning on Amritapuri campus in 2002.

Today, the Department enjoys the status and privilege of a well flourishing inevitable academic entity of the campus, which offers over 40 courses on vivid, advanced and applied areas of Chemistry and also two courses on Environmental Science handled by expert members of faculty.

The Department has a wide variety of courses on advanced, applied and allied areas of chemistry. The department offers a postgraduate program M. Sc. Chemistry and a five year integrated M. Sc. program.

The Department also possesses a classical chemistry lab which has been structured with a vision of transforming it into an excellent center for research in the frontier areas of applied chemistry and allied branches.

The research lab is well equipped with various sophisticated equipments which help in carrying out research in the various frontier as well as emerging areas in chemistry.

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Department of Commerce and Management

The Department of Commerce and Management started functioningfrom the year 2006 and has been offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs that are industry and academic oriented, incorporating all the attributes applicable for a career and life.

The Department is occupied with well-educated and professional members of faculty with exceedingly superior academic facilities.

The Department offers courses undergraduate programs, Bachelor of Business Administration (B. B. A.), Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.) and postgraduate program Master of Commerce (M. Com.).

The annual intake of students for the degree programs in the Department is approximately 120.

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Department of Physics

The Department of Physics started functioning in the year 2006.

The Department is enriched with well qualified and experienced faculty members with diverse areas of specialization.

Apart from the courses offered by the Department, we offer Physics and Science elective courses for Amrita School of Engineering students.

The Department provide additional facilities for students such as Virtual Lab and Demolab, which help the students to improve their thinking ability and to analyze things in a different way.

The Department possess a well equipped Lab of undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Department library consists of books of more than 200 titles and the Department is also rich in e - learning resources.

By regularly organizing seminars and workshops by external experts, the Department encourage students to get in touch with the progressing areas and new trends in science.

The Department also encourage students to do their projects related to postgraduation in major research institutions across India so that they could get an early exposure to burning research topics.

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Department of English

The Department of English, since its formation in 2005, has been focusing on promoting the communication skills of students entering the portals of technical education as well as higher education in Amritapuri Campus.

The students are put through training in English for Professional Communication and Business Correspondence during their first semester.

The objectives of teaching English have undergone continuous changes in the last two decades. Language is now increasingly being recognized as more psychology than reason, more culture than intellect and more usage than grammar.

What we need today is a practical vision for framing the curriculum, based on modern advanced theories to suit the present times and that it needs regular updating. Thus, curriculum revision has been implemented to consolidate and strengthen the language skills of our target groups, in consultation with experts in the field, also keeping in mind that with the paradigm shift from the Mere exercise of Writing to Communication, stress is more on Interactive English.

To enhance the power of imagination and creative writing, activities such as developing a story from a given outline or from a given beginning, converting episodes into dialogues and then developing them into a short play etc. have been included.

To enhance listening and comprehension skills, audio/video CDs are pressed into service, with questions to be answered on the contents by the students, at the end of such sessions. Skill in formatting technical papers and writing project proposals are also developed through group activity.

Evaluation of the performance of students is continuous and partially internal. Assignments are given on a periodical basis along with announced and unannounced tests. Make-up tests and examinations have also been designed to benefit slow learners, whenever necessary.

The Department takes a leading role in every student-initiated program in the campus. Editing themes and ideas even in brochures and banners is taken care of. In all functions, festivals and cultural activities In-School and Inter-School, students are encouraged to present programs effectively and clearly. They are guided also to write out the entire programme step by step well in advance so as to be able to anchor the event(s) suitably.

The Department also helps students in editorial work when students bring out pamphlets or magazines of their own Departments.

The Department plans to grow into a full fledged Postgraduate and Research centre opening up opportunities to candidates desirous of pursuing research leading to their M. Phil. and Ph. D. degrees in not only English literature but other streams of literatures along with English language-based studies. A modern Language Lab which had 35 terminals earlier is now equipped with 75 terminals for the utility of staff and students to enhance their communication skills with the help of our committed faculty.

The Department started an innovative five-year Integrated M. A. English Language and Literature in the academic year 2012-13 (with 35 students). The program offers a comprehensive study of British literature, and opens up opportunities as it includes job-oriented courses like Journalism, English Language Teaching, Creative Writing, Film Studies and Translation Studies as electives. It will give the learners an impeccable command of the English language. Its unique feature is that it offers a course in spiritual literature with the objective to help the students develop a healthy, noble vision of life.

The literary association, SAAHITI, encourages the students’ literary talents and promotes their aesthetic sense. Remedial coaching is initiated whenever the learners are found to be in need of it.

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Department of Social Work

Initiated in the year 2007, Master of Social Work program prepare the students for specialized, advance level, evidence based and autonomous Social Work practice among the oppressed, vulnerable and at-risk as well as the general population.

The program integrates advanced concepts and developments in the field of Social Work with a deeper understanding of the traditional Indian value system... »»

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics was formed in the year 2002.In the year 2006, the department has started five year Integrated M. Sc programme in Mathematics and Physics. In the year 2012 we have started M. Sc Mathematics Programme, with an intake of 7 students. The department offers various Mathematics courses in Engineering, Computer Science, Commerce and Management studies and Bio technology. In addition to that the department offer courses for M. Tech/Ph.D programmes of the university. Students  can take a broad range of courses in areas such as Real and Complex analysis, Group theory, Functional analysis, Topology, Differential equations, Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics etc. The courses are offered in such a way that there is a healthy balance between Pure and Applied Mathematics. Apart from the University library, the department is having a unique library for reference purpose and we are also getting gift books from NBHM. 

The department offers about 55 courses on areas of both applied and pure Mathematics. For PG programmes,in addition to the courses taken, students should  prepare a minor dissertation, under the supervision of a faculty member of the department. Through the minor dissertation, training in research techniques is provided and the student is introduced to a topic of current research interest. The courses will prepare the students towards a doctoral degree in mathematics or a career in reputed universities, or research institutions in the field of Mathematics.

The department has 16 faculty members  in the department.  The department has got experienced and qualified faculty. 5 faculty members have been   qualified in the National level Eligibility test for Lectureship conducted by UGC-CSIR. 6 faculty members have taken M-Phil, 2 faculty members are with M.Sc Tech  and 3 faculty members have taken Ph. D.

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