Solutions for a Better World
Researchers at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are partnering with senior scientists in the world’s leading research universities to innovate new uses for existing technology and to invent entirely new products and approaches to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems – from disaster management to ensuring access to education to the management and cure of disease. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s national and international rankings are a reward for the excellence in research. Since the University’s inception, Amma has stressed the importance of research aimed at humanitarian ends. In her keynote speech at a UN event in 2015, attended by representatives of 90 leading international universities, Amma stated, “Today, universities and their researchers are ranked mainly based on the amount of funding they receive, the number of papers they publish, and their intellectual caliber, but along with this, we should take into consideration how much we have been able to use their research to serve the lowest and most vulnerable strata of society.” Since its inception in 2003, the University has been visited by over 600 research scholars, served by over 700 faculty with Ph.D.s, and produced over 12,000 publications. The 30 Centers of Excellence in Research managed by Amrita, have received over 30,000 citations in leading International journals/conference proceedings and filed over 100 patent applications – 9 of which have been granted. Amrita has received over US $5 Billion in research funding from national and international agencies.