Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

History

Originally established in the year 1994, the University of Amrita, or Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is private university in India, founded by Mata Amritanandamayi a humanitarian guru and spiritual leader whose long history of social work and promotion ultimately resulted in the need to establish an educational institution from which her ideals of gender equality and selfless service could be properly imparted and integrated into the young and society.

In the present day the institution continues to be managed by her international charity organization, Mata Amritanandamayi Math, and has made history in the nation, after obtaining it’s university status at a record time, and through it’s collaboration with international universities, including those of the Ivy league.

Programs Offered

Through it’s 13 schools the University of Amrita offers over 50 unique undergraduate courses with international accreditation, it is important to note however that not all courses area available in the same campus, so it’s important for a prospective student to properly identify their desired course and it’s location before organizing their accommodation and other needs.

The following list is as such a small sample of the full catalog available at the University of Amrita:

  • English Language and
  • Mass Communication
  • Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Applications
  • Commerce
  • IT and Finance
  • Taxation and Finance
  • Dental Surgery
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Cardiac Perfusion Technology
  • Cardio Vascular Technology
  • Health Sciences

Admission requirements

Admission to the University of Amrita is based on 2 main aspects, first comes a student’s high-school certificate and results, which requires aggregate marks of at least 60% in Math, Physics and Chemistry, as well as a score of no less than 55% on each of those subjects.

And secondly a student’s results at either the JEE Mains examination or the AEEE (Amrita Entrance Exam) of the current year, these results will also affect how large of a scholarship a student can apply for.

Student Life

When it comes to student life in the University of Amrita, it’s important to remember that it is a university founded and based on the ideals of Mata Amritanandamayi, as such a large focus of the institution practices is on spirituality and wellness of the spirit, while sports festivals and the like are held, they are far less common than meditation and shows of faith.

Part-time work

While the institution does not count with a dedicated study work portal or equivalent, it doesn’t mean students are completely on their own if they are looking for a part-time job on India, thetuitionteacher.com is a website that allows students to offer their services as tutors and apply for a wide variety of listings, allowing them to put the skills they learned in college to use as a way to fund themselves.

Fees

As with most Indian institutions the courses in the University of Amrita and it’s fees vary a lot due to the unique system of classification courses receive in the nation, in general however an estimate can be given, on average Tuition Fee for a program at the institution amounts to Rs. 250,000, however for BTech programs, a scholarship is granted based on a student’s results on an entrance exam, and those students who see themselves in the top 10% can see their cost of tuition reduced to Rs. 100,000.

Ranking

Amrita University is currently ranked as the 1340th best college level institution in the world, making it the overall 19th best university in it’s home country of India.

University Contact

Address:  Amritanagar, Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641112, India

Phone: +91 (476) 280 1280

Email: campus@am.amrita.edu

Summary

The University of Amrita does put it’s weight when it comes to fulfilling the dream of Mata Amritanandamayi, and this applies to all aspects of it, it’s educational quality and selection is impressive for the region, and the grants and funds offered from day one through the entrance exam and other venues make it easier for students to enroll, on the other hand this also includes the expected life style of the community, and it’s accompanying faith, so those who don’t fully subscribe to it should keep in mind those customs before applying.