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Academic teaching, research and community outreach with a focus on addressing gender equality gaps plays a vital role in the development of key policies and programmes that have contributed towards Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s status as a champion of women’s empowerment.

Amrita holds India’s only UNESCO chair in Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality. The Centre for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality at Amrita plays an important role in advising the university on gender-related issues with emphasis on educational attainment, health, preparation for economic opportunity, and safety. Excellence in all its diversity has become the organising principle of Amrita’s policy. Leadership by our Chancellor Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi has channelled Amrita with formal equality work since its setup. A 13-member expert team consisting of leading researchers globally also help in shaping the policy around Women’s Empowerment and gender equity.

There is a conscious effort to maintain gender balance among faculty, senior management, students in STEM education, and projects. Through strategies to promote equal and respectful cooperation across several levels, our women leadership allows removing hindrances created by managerial and financial systems that create and foster inequality. Led by women deans, administrators and departmental chairs, we have constantly created a safe learning and teaching environment for female students and staff. Our schools have created and involved annual programs that allow women students and faculty to organize events within and outside the University promoting solutions to issues related to women and community. Regular student-teacher mentorship programs, problem and solution-centric counselling programs have been conducted across the campuses.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offers Scholarship for first year women students. Scholarship is based on Amrita Entrance Examination-Engineering Rank (AEEE).

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham conducts entrance examinations across the country annually for admission to programmes offered at Amrita Schools of Engineering – Amritapuri, Bengaluru & Coimbatore and Amrita School of Arts & Sciences.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Women Scholarships

  • Areas of Study : Engineering, Arts & Humanities
  • Level : Under graduate, Post Graduate
  • Scholarship Funded by : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Provided to : First year students


Tuition fee waiver ranging from 90% to 25 % is awarded to the women students, based on their rank at the time of admission counselling.

A total of 300+ candidates are eligible for scholarship at the time of admission and continuation of scholarship in subsequent years would require meeting the minimum required CGPA during subsequent years of study.

Note :

Those who appear for the above examination in March / April of the current year may also apply.


Admission is only through the Amrita Entrance Examination. Examination is conducted in two modes: Computer Based Test (CBT) mode and Pen & Paper Based Test (P&P).

CBT will be conducted in 3 time slots per day in multiple cities all over the Country.

P&P Test will be conducted from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM in all major cities in the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu.

How to Apply?
Candidates can apply through online in three simple steps:

Step 1 : Fill in your personal details
Step 2 : Upload Photo and Signature
Step 3 : Payment of fees

To Apply for the Scholarship Visit the institute website and Click Login – Registered Applicants button.

Candidates can also register offline by using OMR applications form. The form can be obtained from designated post offices Dhanalaxmi / Federal Bank branches.

Printed OMR application forms can also be obtained by post from the Admissions Coordinator, Coimbatore with a written request giving complete communication address, phone number and Email ID along with a Demand Draft as mentioned above.

Programs and Activities Supporting Women’s Empowerment

  • Awareness programs are conducted on menstrual health for the female student population.
  • Amrita School of Medicine has a gender clinic that is staffed completely by women for women including clinical staff.
  • Along the lines of women’s health, a product from Amrita is the Saukhyam sanitary napkins made safe for women and the environment by using absorbent material made from banana fiber.
Safety and Security
  • Counsellors specifically address women’s issues.
  • Special rooms and committees monitor women safety and security within all schools.
  • Our curriculum caters to the cultural and occupational needs of women. Public speaking and Leadership are two examples.
  • There is an all women team in Cyber Security Training named “Shakti”. Women in Computing events and international conferences held promote removing hindrances to women empowerment.
  • With safety in context, women empowerment across all strata of society is centric to many of our programs and projects.
Inclusion and Financial Incentives
  • Scholarships are available for female students who show promise in academics

Contact Us

The Admissions Co-ordinator,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritanagar (P.O.), Ettimadai,
Coimbatore 641 112, Tamil Nadu.

0422 2685169,
0422 2685170

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