Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Headquartered in Coimbatore, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is spread over 339 acres of land, and has campuses at Amritapuri, Kochi, Bangalore and Mysore, and offers courses in Business Administration, Computer Applications, Engineering and Technology, Arts and Sciences.
Extensive libraries exist at all Amrita campuses. The library of the Amrita School of Engineering at the Coimbatore campus comprises of 44,500 volumes of books, 36,690 titles, 278 national journals, 47 international journals, 3,500 online journals, 10 databases and computer and reprographic facilities. All libraries are computerised using OPAC. Library or manual automation software such as LIBSYS is also used. Amrita’s five campuses, put together, have nearly 350 classrooms, and the three Schools of Engineering have nearly 100 fully-equipped, hi-tech labs. 102 classrooms and 45 labs of these are at Coimbatore.
Full-time students may be employed as Project Associates on funded research projects by the university, provided there is an overlap between the student’s area of research and the focus of the funded project.
The university has signed MoUs with various overseas universities such as University of California, Davis, USA, University of Tokyo, Japan, and King’s College, London, to facilitated internships, fellowships and other intiatives.
Additionally, five American Universities including the University of California campuses at Berkeley and San Diego, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, and State University of New York at Buffalo, will join Indian institutions led by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, ISRO, and the Department of Science and Technology to enhance science and engineering education in India over Edusat. This venture is funded by Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Cadence. In terms of residential facility, the Coimbatore campus has 6 boys’ and two girls’ hostels, which accommodate 3,515 boys and 410 girls, respectively.
|Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Chancellor: Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Flagship programme: BTech
Entrance exam: AEE (Amrita Entrance Exam)
Student intake: 1,240
Disciplines: Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical
Full-time faculty: Not available
Fees (full course): Rs. 411,100
Board & lodging (two years): Not available
Approval/Accreditation: AICTE approved, NBA accredited
Average placement salary: Not available
Top recruiters: Accenture, Bank of Baroda,
Microsoft, Symantec, TCS
Other programmes: MTech, MCA, MBA,
MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BEd, BSc, MSc
Other campuses: Amritapuri, Kochi, Mysore, Bangalore
Web site: www.amrita.edu