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Amrita University awarded No.1 private university in India

Amma and Ross hold the award together
Duncan Ross, who is the Chief Data Officer with THE, presented the award in London.

Key Points

  • Amrita University in India was recognized as the country’s top private institution by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE). Duncan Ross, presented the award in London, praising the university’s unique approach to knowledge and learning.
  • Amrita University’s Health Sciences Campus in Kochi, Kerala, was also ranked among the top 300 in the world. Additionally, the university received recognition in THE University Impact Rankings for its initiatives in social and economic development, such as student internships in villages and self-help groups for women.
  • Amrita University is known for its innovative research and strong international collaborations, especially in cyber security. It has also been recognized as an Institution of Eminence by the Government of India and ranks as the best private institution and eighth-best university in the country according to NIRF.
25 November 2019
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November 1, London

Amma received THE World University Rankings award certificate which ranked Amrita Univesrity the No. 1 private university in India. Duncan Ross, the Chief Data Officer of Times Higher Education presented the award certificate in London.

It gives me great pleasure to be able to present this certificate because Amrita University is truly an excellent institution and one of the leading universities in the world”- said Duncan Ross.

“What impresses me most about Amrita University under Chancellor Amma’s leadership is the very different way they approach knowledge and learning. They not only say follow us, come to us but say we will walk with you and work together to bring that knowledge & learning into communities around the world”

THE also slotted Amrita’s Health Sciences Campus in Kochi, Kerala among the top 300 in the world for clinical, preclinical and health studies.

Amrita University is also ranked as No.1 Private University in India for engineering and technology, by THE World University Rankings 2020.

Amma holds up the award

THE World University Rankings 2020 includes more than 1,400 universities across 92 countries, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date. The rankings measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

In THE University Impact Rankings, a pioneering initiative to recognize universities around the world for their social and economic impact, Amrita is ranked among the top 300 in the world based on its Amrita Live-in-Labs and Amrita SREE programs.

Amrita University has been selected by the Indian Government as an Institution of Eminence to be developed into a world-class institution that would put India on the global education map.

The Government of India has selected Amrita University as an Institution of Eminence, which recognizes it as a world-class university that puts India on the global education map. Its National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) also ranks Amrita University as India’s best private institution and the country’s eighth best university overall.

Amma’s concept of education, emphasis on research, and commitment to instilling universal values have come together to shape Amrita University. It is a university where the latest advancements and discoveries combine with compassion and service to the world. This open-minded thinking has lead to innovative research in an array of fields from engineering to learning technologies to business management.

“It is Amma’s prayer that we develop the expansive-mindedness to embrace both scientific knowledge and spiritual wisdom,” says Amma.

“We can no longer afford to see these two streams of knowledge as flowing in opposite directions. In truth, they complement one another. If we merge these streams, we will find that we are able to create a mighty river – a river whose waters can remove suffering and spread life to all of humanity.”

More than 20,000 students attend Amrita Univesrity’s six campuses across South India. The numbers are divided almost equally between men and women, and the students arrive from across India and around the globe. Students also participate in extra-curricular programs to expand their vision of the world.

THE’s ranking of Amrita states, “Research is a significant part of Amrita’s output and it is a partner in various international bilateral governmental research programmes and initiatives. It has links with 20 US universities for research into areas such as cyber security and further associations with European and Japanese institutions.”

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