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Amrita University ranked among the top 200 universities in BRICS

Amrita University has been ranked among the top 200 universities in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries by reputed international ranking organization QS (Quacquarelli Symonds). Amrita is ranked ahead of many well known established universities. QS has been bringing out the World University Rankings, which is regarded as one of the most influential […]

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Education Educational Scholarship

We are able to dream and dream big

Five young survivors of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake who have been receiving Embracing the World scholarships since then wrote a letter to Amma after graduating from high school this summer. They wrote: “Dear Amma, We would like to thank you for allowing us to graduate, because without your financial support this journey might not have […]

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Research University

Five new technologies and one very old one that will save the world

The United Nations has been focusing intently on the use of technology to solve global problems and drive development that’s both affordable and sustainable. Amrita University itself is a lesson in innovation. It was founded not by scientists and scholars but by one of India’s most influential humanitarians and spiritual leaders, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, who […]

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Around Amma 2015 Education India 2015

We want to bring glory to our village: Dagara girls

25 Mar, Amdavad, Gujarat – Bharata Yatra 2015 During the public programme in Amdavad, in Amma’s presence, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt. Anandiben Patel, handed over certificates of encouragement to eight young women, acknowledging their completion of the 10th standard exams conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). The recognition is notable since […]

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Education

eLiteracy & health awareness for tribal children

3 March, Kozhikode, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2015 During Kozhikode program, Amma distributed Amrita University’s certificates to 17 tribal children from Attapadi for completing the eLiteracy & Health Awareness course. The tablet computers were taken to their doorsteps and classes timed after their working hours. The tutor Aneesh is an alumni of Amma’s Parapally School. […]

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Education Health Care

Diabetes and Eye at Amrita Institute

10 Dec 2014, Kochi In view of World Diabetes Day, the Departments of Endocrinology and Ophthalmology at Amrita Hospital in association with IMA KOCHI and Cochin Ophthalmic Club held a cycle rally to improve awareness among the public concerning Diabetes and its complications. It was part of a month long program with the theme “Diabetes […]

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Education

Prof. Shanti Nair of Amrita receives India Nanosciences Award

On December 6th, at the Bangalore INDIA NANO 2014, Professor Shantikumar Nair, Dean of Research at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, was bestowed the C N R Rao India Nanoscience Award. The award is given to one scientist each year for outstanding contributions in nanotechnology research and development in India. In a packed auditorium attended by the […]

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Education

Online Science Labs – OLabs – for school system in Andaman

22 November 2014 OLabs, Amrita University’s online virtual science labs for 9th-12th standards were launched in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands schools through a function and workshop held in Port Blair. The workshop was attended by 63 teachers from 45 schools who learned how to use the labs. OLabs are offered free of charge and […]

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Around Amma 2014 Education Europe 2014

Artistic and Sports training support for 49 children of Granollers

08 Oct, Granollers, Barcelona – Europe Yatra 2014 Last year during Amma’s visit to Granollers, Amma offered to sponsor children from underprivileged families through Embracing the World. Granollers Mayor Josep Mayoral accepted the donation from Amma on behalf of “Friends of Children Granollers”, who used it to make sure 49 children received equal opportunities in […]

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Around Amma 2014 Birthday Research

Microbial Fuel Cell generating electricity from wastewater

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations The Amrita Center of Biotechnology introduced a Microbial Fuel Cell, which utilizes energy from bacterial growth in wastewater to generate electricity while simultaneously bringing about purification of the wastewater–an important step in addressing the sanitation and energy problems that are very relevant in our country. […]