Amrita Vidyalayams are a chain of value based schools which are managed by Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Many years ago, as Amma pondered over the calamity that humanity is headed for due to the dearth of values, a group of devotees from Kodungallur, Kerala, approached Her with an appeal to start a school in their home town. Perceiving in this a means to influence future generations by restoring value-based education for children and to guide the world towards peace and harmony, She agreed. Thus the first educational endeavour of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math came into existence on June 1, 1987 with the establishment of an English medium school at Kodungallur named AMRITA VIDYALAYAM (AV).
Gradually, more Amrita Vidyalayam schools were started in many other places as well, both within Kerala and outside the state. Most of the schools in Kerala are affiliated to the CBSE. One school in Kerala is affiliated to ICSE. Most of the AV schools in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra follow the curriculum of the respective state educational departments and boards.
Amrita Vidyalayam, Durgapur, a CBSE senior secondary school run by Mata Amritanandamayi Math, is located 6 km from Durgapur Railway Station, behind Mission Hospital, and is known as Amma School in the locality. The campus is situated on a large plot of land about 9.5 acres, and the building is spacious with 40000 sq ft of built up area over 4 floors. Another building of the same size is under construction.
Philosophy and Mission
The philosophy of the Amrita Vidyalayam schools is based on contemporary practices of education blended with the ancient gurukula method of teaching. This approach values individual learning styles and positive reinforcement while promoting understanding and creativity.
With commitment to family orientation as its hallmark, the school provides a valuable option for families that aspire to instil in their children individual educational ownership and responsible life-long learning in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our mission is to provide value-based education and mould the character of the younger generation through a system of wholesome learning, so that the earnest endeavour to achieve progress and prosperity in life is matched by an ardent desire to extend selfless service to society, one complementing the other.