*Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Launches UGC-approved Online Full Degree Programs*

 • Branded as Amrita AHEAD, the courses, meant for under-graduates, fresh graduates and working professionals, are equivalent to the University’s on-campus degrees 

• With Amrita’s online programs, students can pursue dual degrees with some of the best international universities and benefit from international exchange and placement opportunities abroad

• Students will get placement support from the University’s career assistance program that has a placement record of more than 95 percent



New Delhi February 9, 2021: Making quality higher education accessible to all citizens in India, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in NIRF 2020 Rankings, has announced the launch of its online full-degree programs in alignment with the New Education Policy. The programs offered include BBA, MBA, BCA, MCA, MCA in Artificial Intelligence and MCA in Cybersecurity. A six-week certificate program on Mahabharata is also offered. Branded as Amrita AHEAD, the programs are fully recognized by the UGC and equivalent to the University’s on-campus degrees.


Said Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: “The Amrita AHEAD online programs help solve the problem of equity and accessibility in higher education. Students from anywhere can now get a full degree from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham that is ranked the best overall university in India. They can study from the comfort of their homes at their own pace in a world-class learning environment that includes faculty from India and abroad. The online degrees are equivalent to our on-campus degrees, offering the same academic and career opportunities to our online students as available to students studying at our physical campus.” 


Added Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dean, Post-Graduate Programs, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: “A unique feature of Amrita Ahead degrees is semester-long internships even at under-graduate level to make the learning of students relevant to the industry. They can also pursue dual degrees with some of the best international universities and benefit from international exchange and placement opportunities through our more than 200 global affiliations. The courses have been co-developed with the industry and taught by national and international faculty that equips students to address real-life applications. To ensure that these programs are future ready and closely aligned with the needs of the industry, Amrita has multiple collaborations with MNCs such as Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon AWS and Fortinet.” 


Students of Amrita AHEAD online programs would benefit from course mentors, industry projects, interactive sessions with industry experts, multiple industry certifications and the University’s career assistance program with a placement record of more than 95 percent. 


Through an award-winning online platform, learners can take advantage of the recorded lectures, discussion forums and live interactive sessions to clear doubts with experienced faculty and mentors. Innovative teaching practices provide experiential learning, allowing freshers and working professionals ‘anytime access’ and flexibility with personalized mentorship and interactivity.


Students wanting to know more about Amrita AHEAD online programs can visit www.amrita.edu/ahead or email ahead@amrita.edu


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About Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

www.amrita.edu 

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary Institution of Eminence accredited by NAAC and ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in the 2020 National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF). Amrita continues to be the No. 1 Private University in India as per THE 2020 world rankings as well. The university is spread across six campuses in three states—Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka—with headquarters at Coimbatore. Amrita partners with academic, industry, and governmental institutions across the world to accomplish human-centered, translational, and groundbreaking research. To date, Amrita has more than 500 collaborations from more than 200 signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). Some of Amrita’s partners include Harvard University, Columbia University, King’s College London, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, VU Amsterdam, the British Geological Society, University of Oxford, Italian National Research Council, Deakin University and the University of Tokyo. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) is the founder and Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. A world-renowned humanitarian leader, Amma is the guiding light of Amrita. Amma’s words, thoughts, and vision for education and research have shaped the university’s mission and vision.

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