The new center will engage in academic research and extension activities focused on spiritual, social and cultural development and awareness. It will also promote and institutionalise selfless service-oriented education. Apart from academic and research collaborations, the center will engage in collaboration with similar centres of repute in other parts of the world, to offer study programs in Sanatana Dharma, spirituality and culture.
Research activities into spiritual subjects will include the study of Sanskrit and scriptures, arts, science, technology, literature and astrology. Other proposed activities include documentation, dissemination and spread of the universal message of Amma’s life and teaching as well as Amma’s charitable, humanitarian and social programme to assess their impact.
The Amrita Center for Spiritual Studies was launched to help strengthen and preserve India’s vibrant and eclectic cultural and spiritual tradition. It will focus on providing a platform for intense academic research and study by offering post-graduate and PhD programs.