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Coimbatore

Amrita ranked among world top 200 varsities

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Amrita University has emerged as the only private university from India to find a place in the prestigious Times Higher Education ranking of top 200 universities from the BRICS and emerging economies.

“Amrita occupies the 15th position among the only 16 Indian educational institutes to figure in the list, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Indian Institute of Science, seven IITs, Delhi University, Jadavpur University, Punjab University and the University of Calcutta,” Vice-Chancellor Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, said here today.

Overall, Amrita University has been ranked 181 among the best 200 universities from Asian, African, South American and European nations such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, Chile and Colombia, he said.

This is the third straight ranking win for Amrita University this year. “It is a huge source of pride and encouragement for us to become the only Indian private university to figure in the list of top 200 best universities from BRICS and emerging economies. This achievement, which comes only 12 years after the Amrita University was founded, is a huge validation of the leadership and vision of our Chancellor Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (popularly called Amma), the founder and Chancellor,” said the VC.

“The credit goes entirely to her and to the faculty and students of the university. Amma’s vision is that the university exists for the good of the society, and she takes a deep interest in every aspect of its working. The latest recognition will further propel all of us at the university to strive cross new milestones in academic excellence,” Dr. Venkat Rangan said.

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