Amrita School of Engineering: Imparting Value-Based Education through Global Exposure
Amrita School of Engineering

Today, engineers are spread across all industry sectors resulting from the privilege of engineering students being able to choose from a diverse array of disciplines and gain relevant expertise. Apart from the typical engineering fields like mechanical, civil, and so on, students now opt to choose a unique area for their careers like biomedical engineering and more.

Catering to the evergrowing needs of the aspiring engineers as well as the demanding industries, Amrita School of Engineering are a group of engineering colleges in India under the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a private deemed university, with its four campuses spread across Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Coimbatore. Also, it is likely to

start its 5th campus in Amaravati this year. The schools provide a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in various engineering disciplines.

The Inception

The vision of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is to be a global leader in the delivery of quality engineering education, transforming individuals to become creative, innovative, and socially responsible contributors in their professions. With the same vision, the schools were founded by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi in 1994. Currently, the schools are managed by her international humanitarian organization Mata Amritanandamayi Math.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham became the youngest institutes to be a deemed university. In 2003, it was conferred this status by the UGC. Further, in the year 2009, the university got accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade. It has been ranked at the 8th position among the Indian universities by NIRF in 2019.

For regular student exchange programs, the university continuously collaborates with top American and European universities including the Ivy League universities. According to the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education Rankings, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been emerging as one of the top-ranked private universities in India.

A Benevolent Leader

Also known as Amma (mother), Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is a Hindu spiritual leader, guru and humanitarian. She is also the founder of  Mata Amritanandamayi Math and Embracing the World. She has dedicated her entire life for the welfare of the poor and those suffering physically as well as emotionally. Through her organization, she provides the 5 basic needs — food, shelter, healthcare, education and livelihood.

For her exceptional contribution towards society, Amma has been awarded by various prestigious organizations and committees. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from SUNY.

Amma says, “The main purpose of education should be to impart a culture of the heart.”

A Curriculum that Shape Lives  

Amrita School of Engineering offers 11 B.Tech programs, 30+ M.Tech programs as well as PhD programs across 5 campuses. All the programs are aligned with the recent industry trends that promote education 4.0 in order to prepare the students for a brighter future.

With the motto, education for living and education for life, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offers courses which provide industry exposure and hands-on practical training. Apart from the core engineering courses, the college also offers Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) and so on.

For the M.Tech students, the programmes are course-specific such as Artificial Intelligence; Artificial Intelligence & Data Science; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Instrumentation & Signal Processing; Cyber Security; Data Science; Embedded Control and Automation; Engineering Design; Geoinformatics & Earth Observation; and Industrial Intelligent Systems

Distinct Facilities

At Amrita School of Engineering, there is a vibrant and colourful student life with a variety of clubs and avenues. All the students are given orientation and instruction in yoga, meditation and cultural education. Additionally, all Indian festivals are celebrated with pomp, splendour and devotional fervour. Annual intra-mural cultural and literacy festivals provide the students with an avenue to showcase their talents.

To facilitate the curious minds of Amrita School of Engineering, the college has set up various research centres for branches like Biotechnology, Cyber-Security, Engineering, Green-Technologies, Humanitarian-Robotics-HCI and Learning-Technologies. Apart from this, the college enables students to work on numerous projects by providing world-class research facilities in the branches such as Management, Medical-Sciences, Nanoscience, Social-Sciences-Women-Empowerment and Wireless Technology.

In the engineering branch, there are 15 research centre at Amrita School of Engineering that help students in building a bright future. It includes Amrita center for cyber security systems and networks; amrita biomedical engineering (AMBE); amrita e-learning research lab (AERL); tifac-core in cyber security; center for computational engineering and networking (CEN); humanitarian technology (HUT) labs; center of excellence in advanced materials and green technologies (COE-AMGT); amrita biosensor research lab and amrita center for research in analytics.

Apart from these, it also includes technologies & education (amritacreate); amrita center for wireless networks & applications (amritawna); amrita center for automotive research & technology center (AARTC); amrita center for nanosciences and molecular medicine; ammachi labs- amrita multi modal applications using computer & human interaction; computational neuroscience & neurophysiology and amrita technology business incubator (amrita tbi).

Facility for outdoor and indoor games are available along with specialized facilities like Olympic standard swimming pool, synthetic tennis court and state of the art gymnasium are available for the benefit of the students.

Apart from this, the engineering campuses have adequate hostel facilities. The PG students and final year students are allotted single rooms. Students are provided with solar water heater, television, night cafeteria, etc in the hostels.

A Career-Boosting Exposure

Amrita School of Engineering believes in providing value-based education and welcomes students from across the globe to be part of Amrita fraternity. The Amrita Center for International Programs (ACIP) is the central point for international academic relations at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. It is responsible for the coordination and administration of international educational and research activities for the institution.

At this centre, the focus is on enhancing education and research by bringing together students, teachers, and academicians from around the world. It aims to create an opportunity for the rich and diverse exchange of knowledge and ideas. Furthermore, ACIP assists students in acquiring information about various academic course offerings, fees and tuition structures, eligibility, and scholarships.

Facilitated by the Amrita Center for International Programs, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offers a wide range of full-time and part-time opportunities. It includes student exchange programs, dual-degree masters programs, study abroad programs, internships, summer school programs, the Live-in-Labs program (experiential learning in rural India), and joint PhD programs.

So far, the institution has hosted students from international institutions such as ETH (Switzerland), Dartmouth College (USA), TEM (France), University of Ottawa (Canada), Ryerson University, (Canada), MIT (USA), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (USA), Harvard University (USA), Columbia University (USA), EPFL (Switzerland), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), and University College Maastricht (Netherlands), among others.

Apart from this, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with several prestigious universities in Europe, Australia, East Asia, South America, and North America. It includes the University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, and San Diego, Columbia University, the State University of New York at Buffalo in the US.

In Europe, it has signed MoUs with KTH – the Royal Institute of Technology, VU Amsterdam, Oxford University and TU Munich. It has also signed MoUs with Deakin University, Australian National University, the University of Tokyo, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and many more.

Encouraging Students to Explore their Talents 

Anokha, Vidyut and Ekatva are the national level student-driven technical festival of Amrita School of Engineering. Anokha has emerged as one of the top engineering Tech-Fests in India with 15000 footfalls, Rs. 15 lakhs prize money, 100 highly competitive contest and cutting-edge workshops.

It is the first in India to be accreditated by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). Amrita is a hub of co-curricular professional activity through student chapters of IEEE, SAE, ACM, IETE and CSI participation in SAE BAJA.

At the engineering campus, students are exposed to extra-curricular and community focused clubs like Amrita Sanjeevani, Natyasudha, Ragasudha and SPICMACAY. These clubs organise events throughout the year. Along with this, the university provides an excellent opportunity for sports so that the students interact with each other, develop a true sportsman spirit and team spirit.

Another great initiative by Amrita School of Engineering is The Amrita Live-in-Labs program that aims to expose youth to problems faced by rural communities in India. Through this experiential learning opportunities, participants put theoretical knowledge into practice. By generating innovative solutions which thereby facilitates critical and collaborative problem-solving abilities of participants.

This program is designed to engage participants in a mutual learning and sharing experience by breaking classroom and lab barriers to implement theoretical knowledge to address real-world problems. The program allows participants to study, observe, and interact with rural populations while living in rural communities. It helps to gain a better understanding of challenges in the areas of agriculture and risk management, education and gender equality, energy and environment, livelihood and skill development and so on.

The program brings together the students and faculty of Amrita in conjunction with students and faculty from international universities. Then multidisciplinary teams are formed that spend two weeks to six months in Indian villages.

Through such activities, Amrita School of Engineering envisions to develop students both academically and personally. Amrita School of Engineering will further work towards achieving its aim to promote knowledge development in thematic research areas that have a positive impact on society.

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A Beacon of Excellence 

  1. Having spent one-fifth of my life in Amrita made me realize happiness lies in elegant simplicity. The ambience of the campus and the guidance that the professors gave, made my college life productive and peaceful. The moral support from both teaching and non-teaching staff were of immense help to be a better person overall. The cultural fest and the celebration were not only fun and entertaining, but it also helped me to improve my communication and management skills. The CIR training that we get undoubtedly helped me a lot during placements. Being placed at the Cisco was surely like a dream come true, but to convert that dream into reality the support from my college and teachers had an enormous part.
  • Pavithra .G – B.Tech (Batch 16-20)
  1. The facilities and resources provided are undoubtedly the best for anyone to attain a dream job at an MNC. The individual focus on every student helps us to get placed at top-notch companies with high packages. It’s a dream realized that I got placed at Microsoft. The faculty’s knowledge in the subject is top-notch, which heavily helped in securing the placement.
  • Balanagu Harsha Vardhan – B.Tech (Batch 16-20)

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