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Amrita University – All You Need to Know!

The beginnings of Amrita University (Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham University) can be traced to 1994 when a School of Engineering was started in an obscure village named Ettimadai, at the foothills of Bouluvanpatty ranges of the Western Ghats in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu.

At that time, there were 120 students and 13 faculty members. Today, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has five campuses in three different states of India. There is a student population of over 12,000 and faculty strength of nearly 1500. Over 120 UG, PG and doctoral programs are offered.

When Amrita became a university in January 2003, it was the youngest group of institutions to be conferred this status. As Amrita’s first campus, Coimbatore is home to the administrative headquarters of Amrita University. It comprises of a diverse spectrum of educational institutions of the highest quality – from primary schools to post-doctorate courses.

Amrita University has attracted the partnership of the Indian Science Research Organisation (ISRO), the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre(BARC), the Defense Research Development Organisation(DRDO) and foremost Universities of the United States and Europe.

This multi-campus and multi-disciplinary academic and research university offers over a hundred different degree programs in its fifteen schools. In the academic year 2009, about thirteen thousand students were enrolled in its five campuses spread across the three southern states of India – Kerala (Amritapuri and Kochi campuses), Tamil Nadu (Coimbatore campus), and Karnataka (Bangalore and Mysore campuses). These campuses are connected by a satellite provided by the Indian Space Research Organisation, making it an interdisciplinary, fully interactive, multimedia capable, multi-campus virtual university – which is the first of its kind in the country.

Admission Process

The selection for UG courses is based on the marks obtained by the candidate in the Entrance Exam that is conducted by the department of the course opted by the candidate. The shortlisted students then go through a counselling session, and an interview to determine the selected candidates. The selection for PG courses is mainly on the basis of marks scored by the candidate in the previous qualifying degree. The shortlisted students will then go through an interview. The application forms are available on the University’s website.

B.Com, BCA & MA

The candidates have to go through an entrance exam conducted by the various departments of the University for their respective degrees.

The selection will be based on the rank scored by the candidate followed by counselling and interview.

M.Sc , MC & M.Com

  • The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of marks obtained in their qualifying degree.
  • The shortlisted candidates will go through an interview conducted by their various departments.
  • The candidates will be selected on the basis of marks in their qualifying degree as well as the interview.

Application Process

M.Sc , B.Com & BCA

  • The application form can be obtained from the University website or can be submitted online.
  • In the online application, the registration fee would have to be paid by Net Banking/credit/debit card.
  • The forms can also be downloaded and sent via post. In such case, a demand draft in the favor of “Amrita Vishwapeetham” payable at Amritapuri will have to be sent along with the application.
  • The registration fee for M.C.A. course is INR 650 for UG programs is INR 400 and for PG courses is INR 500.

Eligibility Criteria for AEE (Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam)

To receive admission in the above-mentioned courses, the candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria.

  • The candidate must have been born on or after 1 July 1996.
  • The candidate should have qualified the 10+2/equivalent examination.
  • In the qualifying exam, the candidates must have secured 60% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Along with this, individually in these subjects, the candidates must have also secured at least 55% marks.
  • Candidates withholding three years Diploma in Engineering degree, as awarded by State Board of Technical Education, with 60% marks may also apply.

How to Apply for AEEE (Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam)

In order to fill the online application form for AEEE, candidates need to first register with their name and email.

  • Once the registration is done, a password gets sent by Amrita University for candidate’s future log in.
  • Students need to then pay the AEEE application fee of Rs 1,000 through Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking/Mobile Wallet/Cash Card.
  • Once the scanned images of their recent passport size colour photograph and signature are uploaded, candidates can submit the application form.
  • Applicants have to safely keep the printout of the computer generated application form of AEEE for future reference.
  • Students also need to get AEEE OMR application form from the sales outlet, Post Offices and Banks after the payment of Rs. 1,000 is done.
  • OMR application forms have to be obtained by post from the Admission Co-ordinators of Amrita Schools of Engineering at Amritapuri, Bengaluru and Coimbatore campuses. In order to do that, applicants have to send a request in writing stating their proper communication address along with a Demand Draft for Rs. 1000 that is drawn in the favour of Amrita School of Engineering payable at Coimbatore.

Some Important Instructions for Filling Up the AEEE OMR Application:

  • Candidates have to use an HB Pencil and Black Ball Point Pen for filling up the Application Form.
  • Students need to mark their responses only inside the space that is provided for the purpose. Any responses marked outside would cause rejection of the application.
  • The application form needs to be filled in English only.
  • Applicants cannot enclose any certificate along with the filled-in application & attestation is not required in the application.
  • It is necessary that the candidates use only the original coded form as the photocopy of the coded form is not acceptable.
  • Applicants cannot staple, pin, tear, wrinkle or wet the coded sheet. Any kind of tampered application will not be entertained.
  • Incomplete application forms would get rejected and no communication will be sent in this regard.
  • Any kind of request for changing or correcting any information submitted in the application form will not be accepted under any circumstance.
  • Candidates can submit only one application.

Insights About the Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham conducts the Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination (AEEE) every year at an all-India level for admission to 4 year B.Tech. Degree programmes. Admission to undergraduate engineering courses that are offered in the three campuses at Amritapuri (Kollam), Bengaluru and Ettimadai (Coimbatore) gets done through AEEE.

Important Dates

S.No Events Important Dates
1 Release of Online Application form November 30, 2017
2. Release of OMR Application Form November 30, 2017
3 Last Date for Submitting Completed Online and OMR Application Form March 31, 2018
4 Slot Booking for Online Examination (CBT) First week to Second week of April 2018
5 AEEE 2018 Hall Ticket After booking the slot
6 AEEE 2018 Online Exam (Computer Based Exam) April 19-22, 2018
7 AEEE 2018 Offline Exam (Pen and Paper Based Exam) April 28, 2018
8 Declaration of Result May 5, 2018
9 Release of Counselling Letter From Second week of May 2018
10 Commencement of AEEE 2018 Counselling June 2018

AEEE 2018 Important Dates for Counselling

S.No Category Date (Tentative)
1 SC/ST Quota (Open Quota & State Quota) First week of June 2018
2 General Quota (Open Quota & State Quota) Second week of June 2018
3 State Quota (Candidates from Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu Only) Third week of June 2018

Cutoff Trends of AEEE

The cutoff of AEEE (Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam) 2018 is the closing rank of different B.Tech branches at three campuses of the university located in Coimbatore, Amritapuri and Bengaluru. After the cutoff is announced, no seat is allotted to any candidate for admission to undergraduate engineering branch at the aforesaid colleges and university. Candidates can check more details about AEEE cutoff of previous years below.

AEEE 2017 Cutoff

Course Rank
B.Tech Aerospace Engineering 19892
B.Tech Chemical Engineering 19678
B.Tech Civil Engineering 19971
B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering 13801
B.Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering 19433
B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering 16407
B.Tech Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 19822
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 17313

AEEE 2016 Cutoff

Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri

S.No Course Name Category Closing Ranks
1 Computer Science & Engineering SC 13500
ST 15500
GEN 4500
2 Electricals & Electronics Engineering SC 14500
ST 15000
GEN 11500
3 Electronics & Communication Engineering SC 14700
ST 15500
GEN 12000
4 Mechanical Engineering SC 17000
ST 17500
GEN 11500

Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru

S.No Course Name Category Closing Ranks
1 Computer Science & Engineering SC 15500
ST 16000
GEN 13500
2 Electricals & Electronics Engineering SC 17000
ST 17500
GEN 15500
3 Electronics & Communication Engineering SC 15700
ST 16500
GEN 12700
4 Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering SC 17700
ST 18300
GEN 17500
5 Mechanical Engineering SC 15700
ST 16700
GEN 12700

Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore

S.No Course Name Category Closing Ranks
1 Aerospace Engineering SC 11000
ST 12500
GEN 10500
2 Chemical Engineering SC 12500
ST 13700
GEN 11200
3 Civil Engineering SC 14500
ST 15000
GEN 11500
4 Computer Science & Engineering SC 8500
ST 9700
GEN 7500
5 Electricals & Electronics Engineering SC 11500
ST 12700
GEN 9500
6 Electronics & Communication Engineering SC 9500
ST 11700
GEN 7500
7 Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering SC 13300
ST 14000
GEN 9300
8 Mechanical Engineering SC 7000
ST 8500

AEEE 2015 Cutoff

Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri for Open Category Branch Closing Rank
1. Electronics and Communication Engineering 1500
2. Mechanical Engineering 1700
3. Computer Science Engineering 2100
4. Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2200
5. Chemical Engineering 3200
6. Aerospace Engineering 3300
7. Civil Engineering 4200
8. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 4200

Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru for Open Category Branch Closing Rank
1. Computer Science Engineering 3400
2. Electronics and Communication Engineering 5000
3. Mechanical Engineering 6500
4. Electrical and Electronics Engineering 7000

Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore for Open Category Branch Closing Rank
1. Computer Science Engineering 4000
2. Mechanical Engineering 8300
3. Electronics and Communication Engineering 8500
4. Electrical and Electronics Engineering 9000
5. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 13000


Amrita University is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university that is accredited ‘A’ by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research universities in India. It is the youngest university to be awarded with an ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). To be eligible to apply for the NAAC accreditation, an educational institution should have completed five years. Amrita University had just completed six years in January 2009 when it applied for the accreditation. ‘A’ is the highest grade that can be awarded to the best-in-class institutions for higher learning.

The University is also the Top Private Indian University according to QS BRICS University Rankings, a ranking of the top universities in the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Amrita University is No. 1 in International Faculty according to QS BRICS University Rankings.

Amrita University is the only Private Indian University according to Times Higher Education BRICS University Rankings.


Courses offered by the campuses of the Amrita University:

Campus Course
Amritapuri Campus Computer Science and Engineering
  Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  Electronics and Communication Engineering
  Mechanical Engineering
Bengaluru Campus Computer Science and Engineering
  Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  Electronics and Communication Engineering
  Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  Mechanical Engineering
Coimbatore Campus Aerospace Engineering
  Chemical Engineering
  Civil Engineering
  Computer Science and Engineering
  Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  Electrical and Communication Engineering
  Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering
  Mechanical Engineering

The Schools

Amrita School of Engineering (Coimbatore, Amritapuri, Bangalore) – These schools blend advanced technological education with an Indian spiritual ethos — technological Gurukulas. On the academic side, the All-India Council for Technical Education accredited and gave top rankings to the school in Coimbatore. India’s first high-performance supercomputer Param-1000 was installed in this campus. The CISCO Academy of the Bangalore school has received the “Best Local Academy” across the SAARC Region for the year 2007.

Amrita School of Business – It is ranked 17th among the top 50 private B-schools in India by Outlook India survey 2008. The Amrita School of Business harmoniously blends India’s traditional ethos with advancements in management. The culture and teachings of Sanatana Dharma, along with modern management practices, directed for the well-being of humankind and nature is emphasised.

Amrita School of Education – The future of the world is held in the hands of the teachers. With this truth in mind, an education programme for the teachers was started at Amrita Shikshana Mahavidyalaya in Mysore. The course aims at generating far-sighted, innovative, teachers with good personality traits and communication skills to take care of the future generation.

Amrita School of Biotechnology – The Department of Science & Technology, under its Mission Reach program, selected it at a national level as a “Centre of Relevance and Excellence” CORE in Biomedical Technology. The school has a strong research programme concentrating on preventive and therapeutic innovations.

Amrita School of Communications – Amrita University has become one of the first universities in India to launch a media course in keeping with the spirit of UNESCO’s Model Curriculum for its undergraduate degree programme. The facilities at the Amrita School of Media Studies are comparable to some of the finest institutions in the world in this genre.

Amrita School of Medicine – The Medical School has been ranked as the 8th among the best Professional Medical Colleges of India by the Outlook Survey 2008. The hospital features some of the most advanced medical facilities and techniques available in India today. These highly specialised institutes offer a variety of training programmes in national board certification, post-doctoral research programmes and collaborative studies with some of the finest medical institutions and universities throughout the world.

The Amrita School of Ayurveda – The hospital features state-of-the-art modern facilities. The hospital grounds include of medicinal gardens , and a well-equipped pharmacy for making Ayurvedic medicines. Its objective is to facilitate the growth and development of Ayurvedic education.

The Amrita School of Dentistry – provides top quality, affordable, comprehensive patient care while the students pursue an integrated educational experience that combines extensive clinical practice with rigorous course work in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences.

Amrita School of Nursing – The school was inaugurated in 2002. The Amrita School of Nursing is situated within the AIMS Healthcare campus in Kochi, Kerala.

Amrita School of Pharmacy – The School of pharmacy seeks to bridge the ever-widening gap between modern pharmaceuticals and traditional drug systems. It is situated in the AIMS Healthcare campus in Kochi, Kerala.

Amrita School of Arts & Sciences – It is located at the campuses in Amritapuri, Mysore, Kochi and Coimbatore.

Seat Availability

The table below gives detailed information about the seat availability for different programs offered by Amrita University at its various campuses.

Courses No. of Available Seats
BAMS & MD/MS Ayurveda 60 & 36
Engineering Offered at Bengaluru, Amritapuri, and Coimbatore Campuses.
MBBS 100
BDS 60
B. Sc. Nursing 75
Post Basic B. Sc. Nursing 50
B. Pharm. 60 (Regular) & 8 (Lateral)
BBA, B. Com, BCA 60 each
5 Year Integrated M. Sc. Mathematics/Physics

5 Year Integrated M. Sc. Chemistry

5 Year Integrated M.A. English


30 each

Amrita University Fee Structure

Amrita University conducts the Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination (AEEE) to grant admissions to its campuses at Amritapuri, Bengaluru, and Coimbatore. Candidates can check below the fee structure for the UG engineering programs for Amrita University. The AEEE 2018 fee structure comprises of security deposit, tuition tee, counselling charges, hostel fees, etc.

Amrita University Campus-wise Fee Structure for UG Engineering Programs

Particulars Term Bengaluru Amritapuri Chennai Coimbatore
Tuition Fee Annual 2,10,000 1,80,000 2,40,000 2,40,000
Caution Deposit One-Time 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Total   2,20,000 1,90,000 2,50,000 2,50,000

Important Pointers:

  • 50,000 needs to be paid as part of the tuition fees through a Demand Draft before AEEE 2018 seat allotment.
  • The balance fee has to be paid and other formalities have to be completed by the candidates within the specified time frame.

Hostel Fees

Particulars Term Bengaluru Amritapuri Chennai Coimbatore
Room Rent & Establishment Charges Annual 31,000 24,000 36,000 36,000
Mess Charges Annual 44,000 39,000 47,000 47,000
Caution Deposit One-Time 5000 5000 5000 5000

One-Time Counselling Charge

Candidates need to pay a one-time counselling charge as per the details given below:

Particulars Bengaluru Amritapuri Chennai Coimbatore
One-Time Counselling Charge (Non-Refundable) 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000

Student Activities and Various Visits

Students always participate actively in Zonal & National NASA Conventions at Amrita University. There are also lecture series, Continuing Education on Sustainable Architecture and Innovative Construction Technique programmes. The college organises workshops on landscape design and Mrida – clay modeling. There is also a Students’ Activity Forum so that everyone meets various eminent personalities from various fields like architecture and interact with them. Students have also formed various Clubs like Art (Art Crunch), Eco-Club and Music Literature.

Placements Scenario

Placements at Amrita have always been excellent. Be it Engineering or Arts and Science, students who are eligible and opt for placements have more than one job offer, on an average. Exercising their dream option, some of them have up to three job offers.

Some highlights of the B. Tech placements are:

  • Over 200 companies visit the campus every year.
  • A large number of companies offer a package of more than Rs. 10 lakhs per annum.
  • The highest package offered for the current batch is Rs. 23.45 lakhs per annum.

The following chart underlines the envious placement record of Amrita’s Engineering students over the past few years.


Infosys and TCS are the mass recruiters at the Amrita School of Engineering offering Rs. 3 lakhs per annum and offering jobs to almost 150 students every year. Students who are eligible will be placed for sure. Tally Management offered Rs. 6.4 lakhs per annum while Microsoft has recruited a couple of students in the past. One has to strive hard and maintain his/her CGPA to at least 6 on 10 at any cost.


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Candidates can also check the detailed list of the regular recruiters.

For more details about Amrita University Admission, you may check their official website here. Stay tuned to us on our web portal to get the latest updates regarding the same.

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