As a developing nation, India should offer sufficient opportunities for higher education to its youth. In addition, it is essential to promote scientific research, an area which our nation is not yet on par with developed nations. Previously, India was known as a center for learning with students from all over the world studying in ancient Indian universities. Today Amrita University aims to become an outstanding institution for learning and research, so that India can once again flourish as a seat of knowledge.
With this goal in mind, Amrita University provides quality education for a significant number of students. Programs are offered in engineering, arts, sciences, medicine and allied fields, ayurveda, biotechnology, management, journalism and social work, and research is actively promoted in these areas. Areas of specialization, including medical informatics, computational engineering, cyber security, clinical research, head and neck oncology and nanosciences, have been introduced, with a focus on India's national development plans. All of these areas are in need of skilled personnel.
Amrita University was established by the renowned humanitarian leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, also affectionately known as Amma across the globe. Amma, who has dedicated her life for the upliftment of humanity through selfless service, is Chancellor of the university. She is assessible to one and all, and indeed, the management, faculty and staff, students and even their parents seek Amma's personal attention and guidance on a regular basis. Amrita University continues to grow from strength to strength under Amma's guidance.
Mata Amritanandamayi (MA) Math is the holding trust of Amrita University. The Math is recognized for its charitable activities initiated all over the country and throughtout the world. The Math also manages over 50 higher secondary schools in several Indian states. The Math supports these educational institutions by fostering the development of individuals, who are imbibed with the highest values, in tune with the cultural ethos and traditions of our country. More than 100 years ago, Swami Vivekananda remarked, "We want that education by which character is formed and strength of mind is increased." At Amrita University, we are doing our part to make this happen.