Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to offer Scholarships to 350 African Students

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ABHAY ANAND
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Updated on Apr 22, 2022 17:55 IST

Proposed collaboration with top universities of African countries, in-depth research collaborations as well as Faculty/student exchange to augment academic collaborations for capacity building

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham recently conducted the Amrita - Africa Collaboration Meet 2022 for strengthening the Indo - African relations in the areas of academics, research, and healthcare.

The event focused on showcasing Amrita’s proposition along with potential collaborations with distinguished delegates from Africa for exploring opportunities in the areas of education, research, and healthcare with special emphasis on admissions and scholarships offered for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs.

Along with these, Ph.D. level collaborations in specific thematic areas with respect to sustainable development, social sciences, engineering, management, etc. were showcased. The event also highlighted the 100 fully funded E4Life Ph.D. seats for highly promising students as well as tailored Ph.D. Programs for Government Officials are planned to be offered at the university.

V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India said: “It is my privilege to announce that the long-standing relationship with African countries will be strengthened through education as I have been told Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham will be providing 100% tuition waiver Chancellor's scholarship for 350 students from Africa enrolled in undergraduate/graduate-level courses. I would like to request the excellences to utilize the offer that has been made.”

Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, while giving an overview of the University, highlighted the dynamic programs that focus on purpose-driven education. He placed great emphasis on how the university is continuously striving to contribute to societal benefit by working with excellent faculty. Speaking about the Cyber security centre of Amrita University that specializes in Protecting critical information and infrastructure, the Big Data Early Warning Framework that has been adopted by the Government of India, Dr. Rangan said, “Seeing how the future will be dominated by Wireless system, the overarching tree, if I were to capture in one phrase, would be Nano- Bio Info for human health and wisdom as well as safety and sustainability of the environment and it captures most of what we do at Amrita.”

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ABHAY ANAND
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Abhay an alumnus of IIMC and Delhi University, has over a decade long experience of reporting on various beats of journalism. During his free time he prefers listening to music or play indoor and outdoor games.

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