Pathway to Excellence: The High Mission of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
September 17, 2009
September 17, 2009
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research institution that is that spread across five campuses in three states of India - Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The institution continuously collaborates with top US universities including Ivy league universities and top European universities for regular student exchange programs and has emerged as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in India.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences has been granted NABH (National Accreditation Board of Hospitals & Health Care Providers) accreditation. The institution also received the accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for its laboratories and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the highest grade of A. It was officially announced by the then defence minister, Shri.A.k.Antony. The Vice Chancellor, Dr.Venkat Rangan and the Director, AIMS, Dr.Prem Nair received the NABH award and Dr.D.M Vasudevan, Professor, Biochemistry received the NABL award from the minister. Amrita is the first institution teaching hospital to get NABH accreditation in the country.
The months following the first-ever global Amritian Reunion Meet in Bangalore in February have seen Amritian chapters being launched in several cities all over the world. Amritians are now working or studying in several countries in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia. Amritian chapters are active in the US, UAE and Singapore, besides several of the Indian cities. These local chapters provide a platform for the Amritians staying near each other to come together, have fun times and collaborate on activities of relevance to their alma mater, regardless of which campus or school they may have studied in.
For the third consecutive year, students from the Amrita School of Dentistry won the overall championship in stage events at the inter-state dental students’ fest organized by the Kerala Dental Association.