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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia that is accredited ‘A++’ by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research institutions in India.
Founded by the world-renowned humanitarian, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, the multi-campus University was established to provide rigorous academic instruction in an ambience rooted from Indian cultural heritage.

Amrita has 15 schools spread across six campuses in three states of India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. We offer 150+ degree programs, in a variety of disciplines at the UG, PG, and Doctoral levels. Amrita has approximately 18,000 students and 1,750 faculty members, 600 of which are PhD/DM holders. The University also has a staff to student ratio of 1:10, one of the best in the country, especially among private universities.

Amrita has established international collaborative initiatives with over 75 world-leading institutions in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan, with extensive faculty and student exchanges and cross-continental research projects.

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Vision

Our vision is to be an exemplary institution that thrives on its commitment to the transformative power of value-based education, providing the impetus to develop the expansiveness to harmonize both scientific knowledge and spiritual understanding, so as to utilize knowledge for societal benefit and contribute to a prosperous and sustainable future for all.

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Mission

Amma’s profound mission of providing education for life, and emphasis on compassion driven research, has shaped Amrita as a unique institution:

Education for Life

There are two types of education: education for living and education for life. Studying to become a professional is education for a living, while, education for life requires an understanding of the essential human values. At Amrita, we believe that education should also impart a culture of the heart, based on enduring values and inner strength. Amrita’s culture of education helps to inculcate in our students the right ethos to be rooted in the values of Dharma (righteousness), Karuna (compassion), and Shraddha (mindfulness). Endowed with qualities of acceptance, patience, self-confidence, perseverance, and enthusiasm, the benefit of humanity will become uppermost in the students’ thoughts, words and actions. They will then pioneer innovative solutions for the benefit of all humankind, leading to sustainable health and prosperity for all. This resonates with the ancient Sanskrit prayer ‘Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu’. It is a reminder of our deeper connection to the entire world around us, “May our work contribute to the happiness of all beings.”

Compassion Driven Research

Our motivation to pursue research is focused on alleviating major global problems related to poverty, starvation, sickness, environmental pollution, and contamination. We believe that if we could transform compassion from a mere word into a path of action, we would be able to address most of the world’s problems. If we take this step courageously, then our research and its outcomes will have a special impact,  spontaneity, and power. This has translated into many latest advancements and innovations that have culminated in greater societal benefit.

Global Impact

At Amrita, we stand united in our mission towards solving globally recognized scientific and societal challenges, including environment, development, and health. Amrita stands at the strategic juncture of two streams of cultures: East and West. It is our vision to bring the two together to bridge the divide through meaningful collaborations with world-class universities and innovative approaches that will benefit the entire planet.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham At A Glance

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Programs
20,250+

20,250+

Students
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06

Campuses
1470+

1470+

Faculty Members
15

15

Constituent Schools
800+

800+

Ph.D Faculty
5th Best University in India
NIRF 2021
Top 200 in the World University ranking
Brics & Emerging Economics 2016
150 + Partnership
With International Universities
A++ Grade
By NAAC, MoE 2021

Mata Amritanandamayi Math

The Mata Amritanandamayi Math is an international charitable organisation founded by the spiritual leader and humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi Devi in 1981. The MA Math conducts charitable work including disaster relief, healthcare for the poor, environmental programs, and scholarships for impoverished students, amongst others. It also runs the six-campus Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham..

Dr. R. Chidambaram
The wireless sensor system developed by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and successfully tested at Munnar in Kerala to forecast natural disasters like landslides can be replicated in similar disaster-prone areas elsewhere in the country
Dr. R. ChidambaramPrincipal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India
Dr. Lee Hartwell
What makes Amrita students special? Western science leads to knowledge. Eastern science leads to understanding. Amrita has both Western and Eastern traditions in education.
Dr. Lee HartwellNobel Laureate
Prof.Muhammad Yunus
This is not just another academy, but a very high quality, world-class institution, focusing on technology research, dealing with very concrete issues which have immediate applications
Prof.Muhammad YunusNobel Laureate
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a major role to play in transforming our society into a knowledge society through its unique value-added education system.
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul KalamFormer President of India

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Accredited ‘A++’ by NAAC, Amrita University is a multidisciplinary research university having six campuses spread across three states in India; Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The university’s headquarters is situated at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
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