8 August 2003 — Amritapuri
The Ministry for Human Resource Development, Government of India, has, in its order on 8th August 2003, notified that Amrita Institute of Computer Technology (AICT), Amritapuri, is included under the ambit of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, with immediate effect. The University Grants Commission had earlier recommended the inclusion of AICT (Amritapuri) under Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham after a visit by the inspection team to the Campus. With this, the number of campuses under Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeedham in the country has gone up to three: Ettimadai (Coimbatore), Kochi and Amritapuri.
AICT (Amritapuri), started in 1990, was the first institute set up by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math and is today one of the leading institutions offering computer education in the state. The inclusion of AICT (Amritapuri) under Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham signals a landmark development in the future of the Amritapuri campus. It is expected that international quality programmes meeting contemporary requirements of society and industry will be offered at the Amritapuri Campus from the next academic year onwards. This includes Graduate and Post-graduate courses in Arts, Sciences (Pure and Applied) and Humanities.
Research will take pride of place in all new endeavours carried out by AICT (Amritapuri). It may be noted that the Amritapuri campus recently hosted the national workshop on Information Security and Cryptography – Infocrypt 2003, promoting better understanding and research in this field. Amrita Innovative Technology Foundation (AITF), the research wing of AICT, is increasingly being known globally for its contributions in IT technology.
In this overall context, applications from eminent academicians with a clear and integral vision on education are invited. Rich experience in administering educational institutions and designing and implementing new courses will be an added advantage. Interested persons may contact Correspondent, Amrita Institutions, for suitable positions.