Amrita University has launched centre for spiritual studies on Thursday, 26th September, 2013 at its Kollam Campus with the aim to strengthen India’s culture and spiritual traditions.
The centre was launched on Thursday, 26th September, 2013 in Amritapuri as part of Amritavarsham 60, the 60th birthday celebrations of Mata Amritanandamayi. The centre would engage in academic, research and extension activities focused towards spiritual, social and cultural development and awareness.
The centre would offer credit based academic programmes in all aspects of Sanatana dharma, spirituality and culture at postgraduate and doctoral levels. It would offer research activities from a spiritual perspective in scriptures, arts, science, technology, literature and astrology. The center will also spread the message of life and teachings of the Mata.
The centre will focus on Mata’s concept “Vishwamatrutvam”, which means the quality of viewing every aspect of the universe as a mother views her own child and treating all aspects of creation with love, patience, compassion and selflessness a mother has for her own children.
The centre will conduct a research on Mata’s charitable, humanitarian and social programmes and assess their impact on the society. Yoga and meditation would also be conducted at the centre.
About Amrita University
Amrita University is a multi-campus and multi-disciplinary research university. National Assessment and Accreditation Council has accredited the University with ‘A’ grade. The University headquarters is at Ettimadai, spread over 800 acres. The University is spread in the three states namely Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programmes in several disciplines.