Established in 2003, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (English: Amrita University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Coimbatore (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Amritapuri, Bangalore, Kochi, Mysore. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AMRITA) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AMRITA) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 13 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. AMRITA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.