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Inspired by our Chancellor, compassion-driven research with a strong societal impact is the dominant theme underlying the University’s vision and priorities. This theme runs through our thrust areas of research in Science, Technology, Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, and aligns with several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)

In addition to having a strong societal benefit through realworld deployments that are saving lives and improving the quality of living, research at Amrita has also resulted in highimpact publications and patents.

Five Pillars (I5s) of Amrita


Amrita is a world leader and pioneer in humanitarian technological innovations. Few notable achievements include: wireless sensor network for rainfall induced landslides; a Cisco recognized multimedia e-learning platform for immersive learning experiences, and the world’s first wireless robotic coconut tree climber.


Amrita has fostered strong relationships at the national and international level. Global partners include IBM, Microsoft, Bosch, Cisco, Qualcomm, Juniper Networks, Monsanto, Cognizant, Larson and Turbro, Infosys, and Tata Consultancy Services. Amrita is also home to a top 5, nationally ranked Technology Business Incubator (Amrita TBI).


Amrita synergizes diverse disciplines for maximum impact in applied research in areas such as sustainable and resilient communities, management sciences, frugal technologies, and integrative medicine, among others.


Amrita’s outreach work is grounded in strategic global communication, diverse research collaborations, and competitive faculty and student mobility programs. The institution has over 200 international collaborations, 74+ international adjunct faculty, 35+ academic mobility programs, a UNESCO chair in Gender Equality & Women Empowerment, and a World Center of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Reduction.


Amrita is recognized as an academic leader in national development. Notable initiatives include:a multidisciplinary experiential learning program in rural India; a ₹100 crore initiative to bring clean drinking water to Indian villages; a Gates foundation grant to reinvent rural toilets; a UN funded initiative for rural women empowerment and vocational training; and a nationally adopted sustainable waste management initiative

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