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Amrita University, Kochi

About Amrita University, Kochi


In the twenty-two years since its establishment, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has grown from a 115-bed speciality hospital to an 1100-bed (490 units) super-speciality multi-care health centre with an attached medical college hospital. On the 17th of May 1998, AIMS was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of Her Holiness, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.

The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is the adjunct to the term "new universalism" coined by the World Health Organization. This massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3, 330, 000 sq. ft. of built-up area spread over 125 acres of land supports a daily patient volume of about 3500 outpatients with 95% inpatient occupancy. Annual patient turnover touches an incredible figure of over 10 lakh outpatients and more than 70,000 inpatients.

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Amrita University Highlights

The highlights of Amrita University, Kochi, such as university type, programs offered, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

Amrita University Highlights
Type of University Private
Year of Establishment 1994
Approvals UGC, AICTE
Recognition Medical Council of India [MCI]
Accreditation NABL, NABH, NAAC, NBA
Programs Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, PG Diploma, PhD, M.Phil
Campus Area 125+ Acres

Amrita University Rankings

Amrita University has appeared in NIRF rankings along with numerous other publications. A few of those are as follows-

  • Amrita School of Business, Kochi was the 7th best Business School in South India by The Week magazine in 2011.
  • Amrita University was ranked in the Ivy League of Indian universities in the 2009 review of Deemed Universities constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India.
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, along with 37 other institutions in India, was placed in the top category of Business schools.

Amrita University Courses

Amrita University, Kochi offers numerous undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and PhD courses in medicine, dental and allied sciences. The courses with their specializations are as follows-

Courses Specializations
B.Pharm -
Pharm.D/ Pharm D (PB) -
M.Pharm Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy Practice
MD Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Radiation Oncology, Respiratory Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Paediatrics, General Medicine, Dermatology, Radiodiagnosis
MS Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics
Doctorate of Medicine [DM] Cardiac Anaesthesia, Medical Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Neurology, Rheumatology, Pulmonary Medicine, Clinical Haematology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Endocrinology
M.Ch Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, Gynaecological Oncology, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Urology
MBBS -
BDS -
MDS Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Microbiology, Public Health Dentistry, Oral Medicine & Radiology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Conservative & Endodontics, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridge
M.Sc Nursing, Deglutology & Swallowing Disorders, Biostatistics, Diabetes Sciences, Emergency Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) {Biochemistry}, MLT {Pathology}, MLT {Microbiology}, Clinical Nutrition & Food Science, Physician Assistant (Medical Oncology), Physician Assistant (CVTS), Cardio Vascular Technology, Dialysis Therapy, Neuro Electro Physiology, Respiratory Therapy
B.Sc Nursing, Medical Radiologic Technology, Cardio Vascular Technology, Cardiac Perfusion Technology, Optometry, Dialysis Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Neuro Electro Physiology, Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, Physician Assistant, Anaesthesia Technology, Echocardiography Technology, Intensive Care Technology, Operation Theatre Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Diabetes Sciences
PG Diploma Medical Radiological Sciences
Master of Hospital Administration [MHA] -
Master of Public Health [MPH] General, Executive
Diploma Dental Mechanics
M.Phil Clinical Psychology

Amrita University Schools

All the courses offered by Amrita University, Kochi falls under one of the schools mentioned below.

  • Allied Health Science
  • Arts & Science
  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Nano Sciences

Amrita University Admission

Admission and selection to most courses depend on the ranks secured by the students in the qualifying exam and their performance in the interview. Students can apply for admission to various courses on the official website of the university.

Amrita University Eligibility Criteria

All the courses offered by the university have their own eligibility criteria which need to be met by the students in order to be eligible to apply for the courses. Below is the eligibility criteria for some of the major courses offered by the university.

Amrita University MBBS Eligibility

MBBS is a 5 and a half years undergraduate course, out of which the final year is a compulsory internship for all students.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects.
  • The candidate must have qualified NEET UG exam.

Amrita University MPH Eligibility

Master of Public Health [MPH] is a two-year postgraduate course offered by Amrita University, Kochi.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have completed MBBS, BDS, BSc Nursing, MSc Nursing, Graduates from Pharmacy Science, Graduate from Physiotherapy, BSc Allied Health Sciences, Graduate in Bio-Medical Engineering, Pharm D, BSc Social science, Bachelor Degree in AYUSH stream from a recognized University with a minimum percentage of 50%.
  • Experience in the health field related to public health is desirable and is an added advantage.
  • The international students should have a reasonable score for TOFEL and GRE.
  • Should be governed by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham norms for international admissions.
  • Sponsored students (Government of Kerala, Govt. of India & Non-government organizations): One seat each will be earmarked for these categories.
  • The upper age limit was kept as 40 and for government-sponsored candidates, it will be as per government norms.

Amrita University M.Ch Eligibility

Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] is a three-year postgraduate medical course with specializations in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, Gynaecological Oncology, Gastrointestinal Surgery and Urology.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have completed MBBS from a recognised institute.
  • The candidate must have cleared the NEET PG exam.

Read more for detailed Amrita University eligibility criteria of various courses.

Amrita University Infrastructure Facilities

Sprawled over 125 acres of lush green campus, the Kochi campus of Amrita University boasts of state of the art infrastructural facilities for the students as well as the faculty. Despite being decades old, the University has kept up with the latest technologies and the same could be seen in the smart classrooms, laboratories, network centres and complete wifi enabled campus.

Read more on Amrita University Facilities provided at the campus.

Amrita University Placements

The placement team at Amrita University provides 100% support and assistance to all the students to get them the best recruitment offers. The national and international collaborations with educational and industrial establishments goes a long way in paving a smooth transition for the students to switch from their academic life to corporate life.

Read more about Amrita University Placement.

Amrita University Scholarships

Amrita University offers complete financial assistance in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and easy educational loans to all its students. Scholarships are available for most of the courses for meritorious students. Students can apply for the same at the start of the academic year on the official website of the college. The university has also partnered with several banks so that the students in need of financial assistance can avail loans for themselves easily.

Check for detailed information on Amrita University scholarships.

Amrita University Collaborations

Amrita University has collaborated with some of the national and international institutions for the student's exchange programmes. Some of the collaborations of the University are mentioned below-

International Collaborations

  • The University of California, Davis
  • Princeton University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Washington
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • The University of North Dakota
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • Purdue University
  • Yale University
  • Columbia University
  • State University of New York(SUNY), Buffalo
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  • The Office of Global Health Education of the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York
  • The University of New Mexico
  • The University of Chicago
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • The University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Malardalen University, Sweden
  • Uppsala University, Sweden
  • University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • University Paderborn Federal Republic of Germany
  • University of Turku, Finland
  • Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sofia University, Bulgaria
  • University of York, UK
  • University of Limerick, Ireland
  • University Montpellier 2 France
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Ecole Centrale Nantes, France
  • cole Centrale Paris, France
  • Supelec, France
  • Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
  • Politechnika Warszawska, Poland
  • Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm (KTH), Sweden
  • Aachen University (RWTH), Germany
  • Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Finland
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Roma Tre University, Rome
  • Trento University, Italy
  • ENSICAEN – France
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • Doshisha University, Japan
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Deakin University
  • University of Technology, Sydney
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Courses and Fees Structure of Amrita University, Kochi

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Amrita University, Kochi Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3.19 Lakh
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.51 Lakh
Amrita University, Kochi Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Philosophy [M.Phil]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 5 Lakh
Amrita University, Kochi Medical Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Doctor of Medicine [MD]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 44.70 Lakh
Doctorate of Medicine [DM]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 61.25 Lakh
Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 56.67 Lakh
Master of Public Health [MPH]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.50 Lakh
Master of Surgery [MS]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 75 Lakh
MBBS  5 year(s) 6 month(s), Full Time Rs. 90 Lakh
Post Graduate Diploma  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3 Lakh
Amrita University, Kochi Paramedical Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.60 Lakh
Amrita University, Kochi Dental Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 25 Lakh
Diploma  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 20,000
Master of Dental Sciences [MDS]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 28.73 Lakh
Amrita University, Kochi Hospitality Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Hospital Administration [MHA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.20 Lakh
Amrita University, Kochi Pharmacy Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Pharmacy [B.Pharm]  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 4 Lakh
Doctorate of Pharmacy [Pharm.D]  6 year(s), Full Time Rs. 14.70 Lakh
Doctorate of Pharmacy [Pharm.D]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 7.35 Lakh
Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.08 Lakh

Contact Details and Location


Address : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, AIMS Campus, Amrita Lane, AIMS Ponekkara P.O, Kerala, India
Website : https://www.amrita.edu/

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