Amrita University is one of India’s foremost teaching and research universities. With campuses in at least five locations in India including the cities of Coimbatore, Amritapuri, Kochi, Bengaluru, and Mysore, Amrita University is growing to meet the ever increasing demands for higher education in the nation of India. Founder and chancellor, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi Amma is a world renowned humanitarian leader and continues to guide the school with a brilliant mind and a compassionate heart.
From its humble beginnings in the little known village of Ettimadai Amrita University has become a world leader in education. Beginning in 1994 with only one hundred and twenty students and thirteen faculty members, today Amrita has a student population of fifteen thousand with fifteen hundred qualified faculty members including two hundred thirty with Ph.D. or D.M. qualifications.
Amrita University received an A grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Amrita is ranked as one of India’s top tier universities and leading institutions of higher education through peer review. This evaluation includes all campuses and programs. Amrita University continues to impress and draws the very finest professors, guest speakers and students from India and around the world. The government of India, under Section Three of UGC Act 1956, conferred the status of University upon Amrita in 2003.
Amrita began simply as a school of Engineering. Today, prospective students will find one hundred fifty undergraduate, graduate as well as post graduate programs. Individuals who wish to pursue a career in engineering, pharmacy, journalism, dentistry, nursing, medicine, informational technology, or biotechnology are able to obtain the necessary degree at Amrita University. Degrees are available in arts and sciences, education, hospital management, communication, microbiology, and many other areas.
Research is an important focus at Amrita University. At Amrita you will find centers of research in molecular medicine, nanosciences, biotechnology, computational engineering, cyber security, and environmental studies which are operating with the vigorous support of many governmental agencies. The fine, cutting edge research is attracting grant monies from private as well as governmental groups. Faculty members from Amrita University have now published well over a thousand scholarly articles in prestigious scientific and research journals from around the world. There have now been published over one hundred fifty books from professors at Amrita. The universities high level research centers have now produced fourteen exceptional patents in diverse areas of application.
Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham offers one of the finest medical schools in the world. Along with the medical school you will find a hospital with fourteen hundred beds providing specialty care. This hospital is a part of the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. This hospital provides free as well as subsidized state of the art treatment. This cutting edge hospital includes sixty departments, two hundred and ten beds with the latest in equipment technology, twenty two world class operating venues, and a state-of-the-art diagnostic laboratory with advanced cryogenic, molecular and biology labs.