The Amrita School of Medicine was founded in 2002 by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma. As a world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader, Amma's life exemplifies compassion and service in every action. Amma is the Chancellor of the university and the School of Medicine draws its inspiration from her.
The school offers the best education in an environment that supports the practice of new skills as well as an individual student's capacity to learn and serve. A unique emphasis on understanding and compassion in every action is the focal point, and this nurtures the student's intellectual and personal growth.
There are state-of-the-art laboratories, spacious lecture halls, best-in-class medical software, and an elaborate anatomy museum. A well-furnished central library provides access to a complete collection of international medical books and journals and online scientific and medical databases.
The school shares the campus with the AIMS Hospital and meets international standards. The school tower is 12 storeys tall with a total floor area of 120,000 sq.ft. The hospital has an additional floor area of 11,00,000 sq. ft. There is an average of 2000 outpatients per day and 130 inpatients per day. The Amrita School of Medicine has achieved academic recognition from both the community and the educational fraternity as an institution providing world-class medical training as well as a training for life that is rooted in core human values.
The MBBS degree is a five and a half year program in Medicine, including a one year internship. The curriculum is based on the directives of the Medical Council of India. Clinical exposure begins in the second year, with classes conducted by clinical specialists emphasizing the relevance of basic sciences to clinical practices. Hospital postings and field visits to public health centers aim at providing exposure to the students about different scenarios in which doctors in India find themselves, so that the best care is provided in all the circumstances.
The BDS course offered by Amrita School of Dentistry commenced in September 2003 and was inaugurated by Smt. Sushama Swaraj, the then Minister for Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India. It is housed in a self-contained four-storey building, having a built-up area of 154,000 sq. ft., and is one of the biggest dental colleges in Asia.
The building includes pre-clinical dental laboratories, lecture halls, a conference centre, faculty offices, administrative offices, clinical treatment areas, small group discussion areas, a faculty practice, and a library. Sufficient area has been earmarked for future expansion and also to commence post-graduate programmes as well as to carry out research activities.
Amrita School of Dentistry has a faculty strength of 61 members. Our faculty members have received 10 national and an international awards to date. AIMS
Sixty (60) students are admitted to the BDS course in the School of Dentistry every year. The duration of the course is 5 years with a 6 months optional rotating internship. The curriculum is in accordance with the Dental Council of India regulations.
An integrated approach combining extensive clinical practice with rigorous course work promotes a better understanding of dentistry and its relationship to overall health. High quality training facilities are available in Craniofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery apart from regular classes in all specialities in dentistry such as Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Conservative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Periodontics & Implantology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology & Microbiology, and Community Dentistry.
The students are exposed to maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation carried out in the Department of Prosthodontics. A great deal of emphasis is placed on community-oriented dental outreach programmes. ASD extends the knowledge of oral health by encouraging and assisting faculty in the pursuit of innovative research. The School also stimulates and encourages the qualities of ethics, human values, and character that mark the true oral health professional.
The College of Nursing is recognized by the Kerala Nurses' and Midwives' Council and Indian Nursing Council. It is situated within the Health Sciences Campus in a separate building with excellent facilities. The College was established in 2002.
The college of Nursing has a faculty strength of 41 members, including four faculty members undergoing Ph.D. The annual intake is seventy five (75) students. The BSc Nursing Programme is a four-year degree programme.
AIMS The revised curriculum based on INC (Indian Nursing Council) syllabus was implemented in 2006. Extensive clinical practice is combined with rigorous coursework to offer a thorough understanding of nursing and it's relationship to overall health, as well as it's role in society. Experienced faculty deliver an all rounded training, from classroom teaching, to varied clinical experiences, conferences, health exhibitions, presentations by eminent personalities and on site excursions.
Isolation of Chloroplast (Amrita University)
Chloroplasts are organelles 5-10 um in size in plants which perform the function of photosynthesis. These structures are mainly located in the palisade parenchyma of the mesophyll cells in the leaf. Chloroplasts belong to a family of specialized organelle called the plastid. The stem, leaves and unripened fruit in all the plants contain chloroplast
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