The two campuses, Amritapuri and Ettimadai, started as computer training centres and evolved into colleges, inaugurated as the Amrita Institute of Technology . AITEC, Amritapuri was affiliated to the University of Kerala and AITEC, Ettimadai was affiliated to Bharathiar University. In 2002, the colleges were inaugurated again as Amrita School of Engineering when the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was born. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has five campuses, with headquarters in Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It has four other campuses: the Amritapuri and Kochi campuses in Kerala and the Bengaluru and Mysore campuses in Karnataka.