Mysuru; Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, head-quartered at Coimbatore, with one of its campuses in Bogadi, Mysuru, has emerged as the 8th best University in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2018 in the ‘University category’ as per the announcement by Ministry of Human Resource Development. Amrita has moved up by one rank from its 9th place in 2017 ranking.
“I am extremely thankful to the Government of India, students and staff of Amrita for this great reward. It is a wonderful outcome of the visionary leadership of the world-renowned humanitarian leader Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, in setting the dual goals of education for life and compassion-driven research. Significantly, Amrita is the only private University in the list of Top 10 Universities in the NIRF Ranking 2018,” said Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, who hails from Mysuru.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, with 20,000 students and 1800+ faculty (including about 200 international faculty), is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research University that is accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC and also ranked high by international ranking agencies such as THE (Times Higher Education), QS (Quacquarelli Simonds) etc. Amrita School of Arts & Sciences, located at Bogadi, Mysuru, is a constituent school of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
The University is currently spread across five campuses in three States of India — Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The foundation stone for its upcoming campuses at Delhi and Amaravati have been laid recently. The University is managed by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, according to a press release from C. Vidya Pai, Principal, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Mysuru.