About School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi
Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi located in the sprawling and serene Brahmasthanam Temple Complex at Edappally, Kochi, on the main NH-17, is leaping towards boundless glory and fame. The campus has excellent landscape abundant with trees and gardens.
School offers FOUR Post Graduate (P. G.), FOUR Under Graduate (U. G.) and ONE Integrated program under the various departments.
Amrita School of Arts and Sciences provides hostel for girls and college bus facility for day scholars coming from Kochi city and suburbs.
In addition to the regular academic program, the School also has professional expertise in various domain areas of Databases, Client- Server and Visual Programming Tools, Java, J2EE, .NET, E-Commerce, Bioinformatics, Web Page Designing, Networking, Finance and Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, Visual Media, Short Films, E-Learning, Science Communication, New Media, Advertising and Applied Art.
AMRITA SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES at KOCHI has established itself, by the dedicated academic initiatives and accomplishments. Under the aegis of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, the institution has proved its credibility in imparting value based professional academic and corporate training.
Strewn around with the excellent infrastructure, stringent admission procedures, disciplined teaching and renowned faculty, the School offers Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate courses in various subjects. Prior to the formal induction into the ambit of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2005, the institute was affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).
To provide value based education and mould the character of the younger generation through a synthesis of science and spirituality so that their earnest endeavor to achieve progress and prosperity in life is matched by an ardent desire to extend selfless service to the society, one complementing the other.
Amrita in group ‘1’
Amrita is one of the only two Engineering / Medical / Arts and Science Deemed Universities in South India to be categorised in Group 1, out of the 126 Deemed Universities assessed by the high power committee appointed by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, “ those institutions which, on an aggregate of their achievements and performance as well as potential, justify their continuation as Deemed Universities...”
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) awarded an A grade to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. A large team was deputed from the national accreditation body in Bangalore to visit all 15 schools on our FIVE campuses located in THREE different states, during the first week of November 2008.
AMRITA SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, Kochi, gives prime importance to quality teaching, academic research and development and ethical orientation. Dedicated efforts of the teaching community make this a reality. Formal research has been initiated in the areas of Medical Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Applied Art and Media, Environment and Finance Management. Technology groups like Dot Net users Forum, ATMA and Technology Seminars also help this process to develop the caliber of every student.
Famous for quality of service, be it in any sector, Amrita Schools have the unique distinction of an excellent support of large task force of Professionals in its mainstream. Divine will, unconditional love and compassion embodied by Amma have enlarged the spectrum of selfless initiatives of Amrita Institutions. This has attracted human resources of excellent quality into the multifarious activities of the Math throughout the world especially in the Education Sector.
Course and Curriculum - The Amrita Trend Setting
Structure of curriculum for all the P.G. and U.G. Courses at the School conform to the Credit based system being followed throughout the academic spectrum of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. All the courses have continuous internal evaluation, final examinations and staff appraisal and feedback evaluation. The syllabus has been prepared by eminent academicians and professional experts drawn from the relevant subject areas. The Advisory Board of Studies in different disciplines exists separately for the courses. The Members of the Boards of Studies will be continuously monitoring the progress of the academic course delivery. The changes are made in the curriculum whenever there is a need, depending on the trend settings in the academic, scientific and industrial environments. Therefore the curriculum for all the courses reflect the most updated coverage with international standards.
Research - the force behind the Academic Excellence
One of the most important driving forces behind the earnest attempt to reach heights of academic brilliance at the institute has been the ongoing research activity. In their endeavour to enrich knowledge in contributing towards quality education, faculty members in all departments have been doing consistent research work. Some of the faculty members are presently working towards gaining their Ph.D.degree. Faculty members have contributed papers at the National and International venues. They used to regularly attend conferences to gain more deeper understanding of their research areas. School strongly believes in the dictum that knowledge grows when shared and encourages faculty members to do so.
A funded project titled “Development of a computational tool and algorithms for gene finding, mapping of genotype – phenotype based on classification of clinical data for Autism spectrum disorder” of Department of Science and Technology (DST) of Govt. of India under Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSRI) is being initiated. Dr. M.V. Judy is the Principal Investigator. Dr. U. Krishnakumar, Dr. K.P. Vinayan and Sri. A.G. Hari Narayanan are the Co-Invesitgators.
Faculty Our Strength - Our Pride
A dedicated group of teachers, subject experts and consultants inspired by Amma's call for selfless service, form the core of the school faculty. "To give the best of training to the students as offering to the Divine", is Amma's foreword to Her children at Amrita, and adherence to the same has set the standard of Amrita schools high above others. The emphasis given in the various educational institutions of Amma is not only on the academic growth of the student, but also on the overall development of personality and character.
The Amrita faculty, who come from academically sound backgrounds, lay great stress on integral development of students. Frequent series of Expert Lectures are given by Information Technology, Business, Management, Information Science, Commerce, Finance and Broadcast, Visual and Print Experts.
Apart from the experienced, dedicated and devoted core staff members of the school, the adjunct, visiting and guest faculty also consists of experts drawn from various other Universities, Industries and Research Organizations and from other institutions under the Math.
Core faculty with an average experience of 10 to 20 years is also supported by frequent Visiting Lectures by top Management Practitioners, Chartered Accountants, Psychologists, IT Professionals, Media and Film Professionals, Artists, University Academicians, Consultants and Entrepreneurs.