Faculty from around the World
Inspired by Amma's vision to create a world-class research and teaching university in India, in the past few years, many eminent academicians from around the world have joined Amrita full-time to pursue their careers here. These include not only people of Indian origin but also several people from the West.
All three Schools have seen a phenomenon of "brain-gain" vs. the more conventional "brain-drain", where-in highly qualified people from the West have moved back to India inspired by Amma's vision for building top centers for learning in India.
In addition, as part of the distinguished lecture series, professors from top universities in the West have taught classes at Amrita in several areas. Amrita University may be the only institution in the country to have so much access to talent from abroad.
Research and Teaching
In keeping with Chancellor Amma's vision for university research initiatives, several faculty members are engaged in research projects -- they have chosen such projects that have the potential to help make a positive impact in people's lives. Funding for these projects is received from international collaborators and Indian Government agencies.
Several faculty members who possess masters degrees are currently enrolled in Amrita as part-time Ph.D. students; the senior faculty provide guidance for their dissertation. Faculty members who are Ph.D. students are given full support. When their thesis nears completion, they are even eligible for leave with full pay.