Amrita offers the MSW program at its Amritapuri and Coimbatore (Ettimadai) campuses. Each campus boasts its own unique ambience and resources, and each shares the commitment to provide the facilities, current technology and diverse resources necessary to enable Amrita students to excel in their chosen fields and to develop in wisdom and maturity.
In common, too, to both campuses is the dedicated faculty and staff, who are committed to helping students grow into their potential as human beings in order to fulfill the mission of Amrita University,
"To provide value-based education and mold the character of the younger generation through a system of wholesome learning 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."
Residential students are housed in single-gender hostels where they benefit from the availability of extra-curricular enrichment activities such as yoga and meditation as well as sports and study facilities. Delicious, vegetarian meals are served three times per day in student dining halls. Students also have the option of eating in the canteen and/or juice stall on a pay-per-dish basis.
Students at the Amritapuri campus have the added benefit of close proximity to the M. A. Math ashram and to the Chancellor. Many of the facilities available to them are located on the ashram premises, and many of the students are housed there along with Indian and international renunciates and visitors.
Each campus boasts a prayer hall and one or more stores, well-stocked with school, household and M.A. Math products as well as ayurvedic preparations and other provisions. Other amenities vary by campus. They typically include such things as a branch or ATM of Dhanalakshmi Bank, a tailor's shop, an internet café, STD/ISD phone facilities and a copy center.
Each campus has its own transportation for use in the extended local area for a fee. School buses are also used for field trips. Water and electricity are supported by their own plants and are available 24 hours per day.
Medical care and facilities are available on each campus. The Amritapuri campus has a small hospital as well as an Ayurvedic Clinic and pharmacy, which does pancha karma and supplies herbal medicine. At the Coimbatore campus, each student receives an annual check-up as part of the program. In keeping with the Chancellor's call for service, each of these facilities also provides free medical care for the area's poor and disadvantaged.
Both campuses are well-equipped to support the athletic needs of its students. Each has a gymnasium, playing fields and sports rooms as well as the equipment for numerous athletic pursuits such as basketball, football, cricket, volleyball, badminton, billiards, chess, table tennis, tennis, tennikoit and body-building.
Amritapuri students can use the ashram swimming pool. Coimbatore also has an Olympic-sized pool. Students are given opportunities to participate in various tournaments. An annual sports and athletic meet is held every year.
Each Amrita site is supported by an Information Technology and Communications Services (ICTS) team dedicated to identifying, providing and maintaining reliable computing facilities, a computing network environment, communication facilities and related infrastructure to facilitate educational, research and instructional processes. ICTS supports computer infrastructures of over 500 machines at Amritapuri and over 1600 machines at Coimbatore.
Students are allocated time in various computer labs for their course studies and may purchase additional time at the internet cafés located on each campus.
Amrita University has Central Libraries at both Amritapuri and Coimbatore campuses, consisting of domestic and international books (3000 at Amritapuri and 42000 at Coimbatore), thousands of project reports and many hundreds of journals. The libraries also subscribe to online journals. Both libraries use an automated Library Information system connected to the LAN for quick interaction with the library, irrespective of where one is located on campus. Interlibrary loan is possible on a per-need basis.
A digital library, VIDYA, is also available, enabling students to search and retrieve information, course presentations and videos from sources around the world. The libraries of Coimbatore and Amritapuri are linked enabling faculty and students to access multifarious journals through the national library network, DELNET.
The Department of Social Work at Amritapuri has its own library consisting of more than 300 hundred hard-to-find books related to social work. There is also a collection of standard national and international journals relating to social Work in the Central Library at Amritapuri.
Higher education at Amrita University entered a new dimension with the implementation of an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) satellite network connecting the Amritapuri, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Kochi campuses. This high-bandwidth satellite network has made Amrita University a fully interactive, multimedia-capable, multidisciplinary virtual university. Students at any of these Amrita campuses can 'attend', and interact in lectures and courses taking place on other campuses and in other countries and vice versa.
E-Learning studios are used as a lecture hall for the Dual M.S. Degree program offered by Amrita in collaboration with State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo. Amrita's Distinguished Lecturer program, which brings in prominent international academicians and business leaders to give lectures and classes, also uses the E-Learning facilities.
The E-Learning system is a pioneering university-government-industry partnership between Amrita University, ISRO and US technology leaders Cadence Design Systems and Cognizant Technology Solutions.