Office Location: Ground Floor, Academic Block 1
Ext. No. 5050

The Department of Students Affairs guides and monitors the extracurricular and nonacademic activities of the students. It encourages them to compete in State and National Level Sports and Cultural competitions. It supports the students to organize several festivals and events. It coordinates the activities of sixteen student-managed Clubs. It has a Counselling Wing that addresses the personal and emotional problems of the students.

The Department is also responsible for maintaining campus discipline and sustaining and promoting the cherished values and traditions. It involves itself in maintaining a ragging-free and disciplined campus that ensures and sustains an academically friendly, quiet and career-driven atmosphere.

It acts as a one stop help desk to assist the students and parents to alleviate or resolve the academic and nonacademic problems of the students by liaising with other departments. Help Desk: 0422 2685050/5051; psw@cb.amrita.edu

It also addresses day to day issues and grievances of the students. The team members of the department are:

Name Designation Extn. No
Dr.(Col) P N Kumar Head - Students Affairs 5028/5790
Dr. A S Ramkumar Professor - Students Welfare 5050
Staff
Dr. P R Janci Rani Assistant Professor 5054 / 5055
Dr. N Tharani Devi Assistant Professor 5054/ 5055
Dr. C S Sowndaram Assistant Professor & Professional Counsellor 5057
Dr. S A Rajalakshmi Assistant Professor & Professional Counsellor 5057
Mr. T K Loganathan Officer Gr.III 5051
Ms. S Lakshmi Admin. Assistant 5051

Students Welfare Activities

The welfare activities of the department can be broadly classified into the following four categories.

The Department has a dedicated Counselling Wing that provides individual and group counselling to the students to help them maintain and improve their emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being through a process of self-discovery that promotes over all well-being. It has a Professional Counsellor and a Student Counsellor who directly interact with the students in need of personal counselling to alleviate their stress and anxiety, to enhance their self-esteem, to impart inter-personal skills and to achieve their academic goals. Through the three-tier system of Class Advisors, Department Counsellors and Professional Counsellor, it

establishes a personal rapport with the individual students. It establishes cordial relations with parents by interacting with them, in person, on need basis. For confidential help and exigencies, students may directly contact the help line: No.91-9487302905 or email to wecare@cb.amrita.edu.

The Department coordinates the following students support activities: Bus transport for day scholars, conduct of house elections, conduct of various festivals and events like Gurupoornima, Gokulashtami, Ganesh Chathurthi, Onam, Amma’s Birthday, Navarathri, Ugadi, Pongal, and. It also organizes a massive Talent Search program for the freshmen and the colorful annual cultural festival Amritotsavam. It also organizes several music and dance program events, by inviting renowned artists through SPICMACAY.

Gurupoornima

It is a festival celebrated to express our reverence to our Gurus. The students organize various cultural programs, skits, quiz, elocution etc. Messages from the life and teachings of the great gurus of India are highlighted.

Talent Search

It is a vibrant and extensive program, spanning over several weeks, organized to identify the freshmen having raw talents in dramatics, skits, quiz, dance, music, debate, literature, sports and games etc. The freshmen participate enthusiastically in large numbers and exhibit their talents.

Gokulashtami / Janmashtami

The birthday celebrations of Sri Krishna are conducted with a lot of pomp and splendor. The campus takes on a festive look and the students, faculty and non-teaching staff show extraordinary zeal and commitment in organizing various vibrant cultural programs. A grand procession with floats depicting various significant episodes in the life of Sri Krishna is a major attraction.

Ganesh Chathurthi

It is celebrated by installing an idol of Sri Ganesha in the campus. Homams are performed in the morning and Poojas and Bhajans are performed in the evenings for three or five days. On the last day a Nimajjanam Procession is arranged in the evening. Prasadam is distributed during these days both in the morning and evening.

Onam Celebrations

It is celebrated with the colorful Pookkalam in several locations in the campus, various sports and cultural events, like dance and music, to depict the culture of Kerala. Onam Sadhya is also arranged.

Amma’s Birthday Celebrations

Our Chancellor’s Birthday is celebrated on 27th of September every year at Amritapuri. A large number of dignitaries along with thousands of devotees from all walks of life belonging to various countries gather to get the blessings of Amma. Our students and faculty render voluntary services. A large number of activities from the Ashram get initiated during this day for the upliftment of the suffering people.

Navarathri

Navarathri is celebrated with kolu, bhajans, pujas and prasadham on all the nine days at Amma’s shrine in the Academic Block 1. Students and staff assemble in large numbers and participate in the festivities.

Amritotsavam

It is the mega annual cultural festival, spreading over a couple of weeks, with a large participation of students and staff. Cultural events, quiz, debates, songs, dances, essay competitions etc are organized completely by the students who invariably enrich their leadership qualities and team spirit.

Ugadi

UGĀDI - an important festival celebrated marking the commencement of the new year as per the Indian lunisolar almanac, is fast approaching! various sports and cultural events, like dance and music, to depict the culture of Andharapradesh. Ugadi Fest is also arranged.

SPICMACAY

SPIC MACAY is a non-political nationwide voluntary movement that organises programmes of classical music and dance, folk arts, crafts, yoga, classic cinema screenings, heritage walks, etc. inside school and college campuses throughout the world to make students more aware about Indian and world heritage. This initiative makes education more holistic and meaningful as it highlights all that is abstract, subtle, inspiring and mystical in the world teaching one to look within oneself. SPICMACAY runs on the energy of volunteers who come from all walks of life - students, teachers, housewives, professional and retired people, young and old. Nishkam Seva is a key aspect of the movement.

The Department has dedicated Student Counsellors encouraging students involved in Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities. Students are encouraged to join at least one of the following Student Forums to fine tune their innate raw talents to ultimately compete in various competitions held at National and South East Asian Levels. It is ensured that the quality and content of the programs organized by these forums are in tune with the Norms of the Association of Indian Universities.

Cultural Forums and Social Clubs

Club Coordinator for the Academic Year 2021-2022
S No Name of the Club Faculty In-charge Faculty mail ID
1 AAGNEYA Sports Club Dr Kumaresan O J oj_kumaresan@cb.amrita.edu
2 AMRITA PHOTOGRAPHY Photography Club Mr Binoy V S vs_binoy@cb.amrita.edu
3 AMRITA TALKIES Movie Club Ms Aswathi K B kb_aswathi@cb.amrita.edu
4 ARUSUVAI Cookery Club Dr Janci Rani P R Dr Tharani Devi N b_janci@cb.amrita.edu n_tharanidevi@cb.amrita.edu
5 KALAKRITI Art Club Dr Radha R Iyer Dr Gayathri K r_radhaiyer@cb.amrita.edu k_gayathri@cb.amrita.edu
6 MUN Public Speaking Club Mr Ritwik M m_ritwik@cb.amrita.edu
7 NADAM Classical Music Club Dr Murali Rangarajan r_murali@cb.amrita.edu
8 NATURE Club Dr Maya Mahajan m_maya@cb.amrita.edu
9 NATYASUDHA Dance Club Dr Vijayachandrakala K.R.M Dr Dhanya Sathyan Dr Ramkrishnan R krm_vijaya@cb.amrita.edu s_dhanya@cb.amrita.edu r_ramkrishnan@cb.amrita.edu
10 NSS Social Service Dr Venkataraman D d_venkat@cb.amrita.edu
11 RAGASUDHA Music Club Dr Vidhya Balasubramanian Dr Upadyayula K V Sarma Mr Vijay Narayanan b_vidhya@cb.amrita.edu ukv_sarma@cb.amrita.edu n_vijay@cb.amrita.edu
12 SAHAYA Social Outreach Club Dr Thilagavathy P p_thilagavathy@cb.amrita.edu
13 SRISHTI Literary Club Mrs Ambika P p_ambika@cb.amrita.edu
14 STUDENT ENERGY AMRITA Green Energy Club Dr Nikhil Raj P P pp_nikhilraj@cb.amrita.edu
15 TEAM MEDIA Media Club Dr Prashant R Nair prashant@amrita.edu
16 TEDxAmritavishwa vidyapeetham Dr Prashant R Nair prashant@amrita.edu
17 TOASTMASTER Leadership Club Mr Ritwik M m_ritwik@cb.amrita.edu
 

Ragging is a criminal offence and it is banned in the campus

Ragging includes tormenting others by words or deed, playing rough jokes on others, engaging in rough play, physical assault or threat, use of physical force, verbal abuse and aggression, exhibiting indecent gestures and obscene behavior, exposing fellow students and others to ridicule and contempt, violating the status, dignity and honor of fellow students and others, violating the privacy and rights of others and harassing or exhibiting riotous behavior. Students involved in ragging will be liable for summary expulsion from the institution, with a note in his/her Transfer Certificate to that effect, and the case may also be referred to the Police. In such cases, the student will not be able to continue his/her studies not only in this institution but in any other institution.

A general Disciplinary Committee, an Anti-Ragging Committee, an Internal Complaints Committee and a Women Empowerment & Grievance Cell have been formed to take care of the Discipline in the campus.

Victims / Witness of ragging may call: +91 9486243909 and +91 9944312309

General Rules and Regulations in the Campus

  • Tuition fees and all other fees should be paid before the specified date and receipt obtained thereof. Students who do not produce the receipt during enrolment will not be permitted to enroll for any of the courses.
  • Students are required to be punctual, polite, well-mannered and decently dressed.
  • Classes commence every day with a Universal Prayer of Vedic hymns. All the students shall reach their classrooms well before the first bell (8.40 AM). No student shall move around in the corridors during prayer.
  • All UG students should be in Uniform on all working days (less Saturdays). They should wear their ID cards when they are in the campus.
  • On holidays and during non-working hours, students are expected to wear decent dress in the campus and in the Mess Halls.
  • Day-scholars are not allowed to enter the Hostel without prior permission of the Warden.
  • Our campus is a purely vegetarian campus.
  • Smoking, use of tobacco/tobacco products, consuming alcohol and use or possession of any intoxicant in the campus are strictly prohibited.
  • Unauthorized meetings, participation in political agitations and all types of demonstrations are prohibited in the campus.
  • Reading/possession /circulation of any vulgar or obscene material in any media is banned in the campus.
  • Mobile phones are not to be used in the academic areas.