Andhra CM lays Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s 200-acre campus foundation stone at Amaravati

Andhra CM lays Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s 200-acre campus foundation stone at Amaravati
Abhay Anand | Feb 9, 2018 - 12:18 p.m. IST
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New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has laid the foundation stone for Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s 200-acre campus at Amaravati, the state capital. Over the next two decades, the new facility will see an investment of more than Rs 2,500 crores.

Addressing the gathering, N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh, said that the aim of his Government is to develop the state into a knowledge hub, and setting up of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Amaravati Campus will be a big step in this direction. He added, “Amrita is number one among all private varsities in India. As part of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, it will offer students strong moral and cultural values along with regular academics. That is why I give it great preference.”

The Amaravati campus, once completed, will offer the full complement of courses including Engineering, Management, Medicine, Humanities, Arts & Sciences, Bio Technology, Nano sciences, Philosophy, Yogic Sciences, Ayurveda and other upcoming technologies. It will have state-of-the-art infrastructure, having tie ups with top ranked universities globally.

Dr. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham said, “As a top-ranked deemed-to-be university, we feel immense pride and joy in expanding our geographical footprint to Andhra Pradesh. Amaravati will be our seventh campus, after Coimbatore, Amritapuri, Kochi, Mysuru, Bengaluru, and Faridabad. This new campus will quickly become world-renowned for its focus on research, higher education and human values. It will impart education for life, not just to make a living.”

The Mata Amritanandamayi Math, which operates Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, is known for social work in education and scientific and technical research to uplift the poor and needy. It offers award-winning adult education programs, helping tribal populations achieve fair trade through literacy. More than 50,000 scholarships are being provided in India as well as in Japan, Haiti, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Spain. Tribal children and slum dwellers are offered after-school tutoring. The Math also runs schools for the differently-abled and hearing impaired.

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