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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.

Research Centres

Center For Wireless Networks & Applications

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development gave the National Rural Innovation award to Amrita’s Real Time Landslide Monitoring and Detection System in 2012. The centre has been granted in excess of Rs. 25 cores in funding for 30 projects, resulting in 230 publications, 9 international projects, and with 4 patents awarded and 16 connectivity for commercial fishermen at 60 km which is 45 km beyond the range of cell-phone towers. This innovative system enables the government to disseminate warning messages to fishing vessels in the event of an impending disaster, so that they may return safely to shore.

Funded Projects
₹25 Cr
Research Funding
Patents Filed

The Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine

India’s first NANOBIO center, Amrita Centre for Nano-sciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM) is a multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence under the Government of India. ACNMM is pioneering work in development of natural tissues and organs negating the use of synthetic implants or donors, developing new nanomaterials for cancer diagnostics and therapy, new drug delivery systems and biosensors. ACNMM is the only Centre in India vertically with integrated R&D and manufacturing capabilities of different types of storage integrated solar modules. ACNMM is a Thematic Unit of Excellence (TUE) under Govt. of India’s Ministry of Science and Technology. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recognized the solar division as a COE.

Funded Projects
₹96 Cr
Research Funding
Patents Awarded


The School of Biotechnology is established as a TIFAC (Govt of India) Centre of Relevance and Excellence (CORE) in Biomedical Technology under the DST Mission REACH Program with research focus spanning a wide spectrum of areas including Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Wound Healing, Computational Neuroscience, Proteomics, Neurophysiology, Phytochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Venomics, Phage Biology, RNAi, Virtual Labs, Matrix Biology & Green Energy. A notable feature of the strength of the school is the state-of-the-art infrastructure and research facilities with strong industry collaboration facilitating student project internships and subsequent placements.

Funded Projects
₹23 Cr
Research Funding
Patents Granted

Center for Cybersecurity Systems & Networks

The Centre for Cybersecurity is focused on National Defence and Security related to mobile networks, critical infrastructure, cyber-physical, and Internet of Things systems, cloud based applications, healthcare services, and optimizing power for security. The team has built and implemented national systems, in partnership with MeitY and CERT-India, to protect critical internet infrastructure from advanced persistent threats. Amrita’s award-winning Cybersecurity team reflects the department’s academic and research excellence, as the ethical hacking team is ranked No. 1 in India.

Research FOCUS

Advanced Malware Threat Intelligence • Semantic Web Intelligence • Sustainable Computing • Operating System Security Formal Methods • Network Security • Backdoor Detection • Machine Learning • High Performance Network Classifier System Healthcare Security • Power-Aware Computing Systems • Cryptography • Bigdata • IoT

Ranked 1st in India and 48th internationally out of 1200+ teams.


Finished 20th out of 800+ teams worldwide

Finished 66th in Google CTF out of 6000+ Selected participants


Featured in the Top 100 teams

Research FOCUS

• Wearable Monitoring Devices • Low-Cost Devices for Health Care • Fetal Medicine and Intervention • Drug-Delivery Systems Low-Cost Cancer Detection Technology • Infection Control and Prevention • Cancer Therapy • Developing Natural Tissues and Organs • Novel Surgical Techniques and Practices •Antibiotic Prescription Practices • Hospital Information Systems • Wound Healing and Care • Paediatric Genetics • Rare Diseases

Medicine & Health Sciences

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences has pioneered several innovative products. These include the brain wafer (to treat brain cancer), Nanomedicine for drug-resistant leukemia, contrast-enabled bone implant for large size defects, Nano-textile implant for pancreatic cancer, Nano-enabled hyperthermia for liver tumors, Nano vaccine for multiple sclerosis, and a low cost Raman-based screening tool for detecting oral cancer. Cutting-edge research in other areas have led to inventions like the low-cost, automated insulin pump (US Patent, October 2011), and the non-enzymatic glucose sensor (US Patent, March 2017) and led to medical revolutions in ‘transplant rejection’ interventions that relax strict stipulations for donor compatibility, which result in saving more lives.

₹96 Cr
Research Funding
Funded Projects
Patents Filed

Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda

Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda (ĀCĀRA) is a new initiative of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, inspired by the vision of Amma to provide scientific support for traditional medical practices and pave the way for an evidence- based Integrative approach to health care. Even though Ayurveda has an unbroken continuity in its practice in India, due to the lack of rigorous research and scientific evidence it faces challenges in its development in India and remains officially unrecognized globally. The aim of ĀCĀRA is to nurture the research culture in the academic environment of Ayurveda by improving the quality of Post Graduate and Doctoral Research programs to generate high impact research publications.

Research FOCUS

• General Medicine (Kayachikitsa) • Ophthalmology, ENT and Dentistry (Shalakya Tantra) • Well-being and Preventive health (Swastha Vritta) • Mental health (Manasa Swasthya) • Bio-purification (Panchakarma) • Obstetrics & Gynecology (Prasutitantra & Stree Roga) • General Surgery (Shalya Tantra) • Pediatrics (Kaumarabhritya)

Centres of Digital Learning

These centres are focused on affordable Digital learning technologies and analytics for education and has reached more than 6,000 schools in the country benefiting 15 lakh teachers and students. To date the Centre has received more than Rs. 20 Crores in research grants and produced over 74 publications.

Research FOCUS

• e-content for vocational, life & 21st century skills • Robotics and automation for societal benefits • Education and skill training • Tool kits & Simulators

Multi Modal Applications Using Computer & Human Interaction

Amrita Multi Modal Applications and Computer Human Interaction (AMMACHI) Labs is a research and development center at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham that brings an interdisciplinary approach to address societal challenges. We design skill development solutions that facilitate teaching and learning. In our commitment to rural villages of India – the very communities that stand to benefit the most from skill development – we create scalable empowerment solutions and toolkits with a human centered approach. Our focus areas are UX/UI, CHI, robotics and automation, and haptic technologies. Our innovations are actively deployed in real life situations on the field.

Women Empowered
Community Events
E-Learning Courses

Center for Research in Analytics and Technologies for Education

Amrita Center for Research in Analytics and Technologies for Education (AmritaCREATE) fosters innovative and scalable research, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Quality Education and Good Health, as well as the Digital India program. We develop interdisciplinary, research-based frameworks and methodologies, integrating techniques from the domains of machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and data science, to provide affordable education and health solutions.

Research FOCUS

• Digital Education • Adaptive Learning Systems • Big Data Analytics for Health and Education • eHealth • Assistive Technologies for Special Needs • Pedagogy and Cognition Research • Digital Technologies for Sustainable Development eGovernance

2.7 Mn+
States Connected
Schools Connected
Teachers Trained

E-Learning Research Lab

Amrita e-Learning Research Lab (AERL) focuses on research and development of technology-enabled learning & teaching. Our flagship project A-VIEW, provides an immersive, interactive e-learning experience of a real classroom; where a teacher can handle thousands of dispersed learners. AERL addresses the most pressing issues of education in India: special focus on technology for rural education. The major areas of investigations include Exam Invigilation, Image Recognition, Online Examination, Pedagogy (Instructional Design), Mobile Cloud Computing, Smart Classroom, Virtual Reality and Serious Games.

Research FOCUS

• National E-Learning Platform • Exam Invigilation • Image Recognition • Online Examination • Pedagogy (Instructional Design) • Mobile Cloud Computing • Virtual Reality / Serious Games • Smart Classroom

10 Mn+
States Connected
Institutions Connected
Classes Conducted

Virtual Labs

Virtual Amrita Laboratories Universalizing Education(VALUE) is a platform for laboratory skill education, India’s Virtual laboratory project is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Department (MHRD) under the National Mission on Education through ICT. Virtual labs furnish immersive media-rich online learning laboratory environment, focusesd on virtualizing experimental techniques and integrating the learning experience, adding a new dimension to the learning and teaching at universities. Amrita’s School of Engineering, School of Biotechnology, and CREATE have jointly developed the virtual labs on CREATE’s Collaborative and Accessibility Platform for Virtual Labs (CAP-VL). The number of registered users of Amrita VL have reached nearly 250,000 in 2017

Partners & Reach

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham partnered with IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, COE-Pune, Dayabagh University, NIT Karnataka, and IIITH, to jointly develop over 980 virtual laboratories for India. Amrita is the National coordinator of this collaborative project.

1 Lakh+
Students Trained
Faculty Trained
Online Experiments
Field Trials

Centres of Excellence in Research at Amrita

Centres of Excellence in Research at Amrita