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Amity University
Amity University seal
Motto We Nurture Talent
Type Private (Not-for-Profit) & Research
Established 1995, 2003 (full scale operation)
Chancellor Atul Chauhan, Aseem Chauhan
President Ashok Chauhan
Vice-Chancellor Balvinder Shukla
Academic staff
Students 125,000[2]
Undergraduates 65% approx.
Postgraduates 35% approx.
5-10% approx
Location Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Colours Blue and Yellow
Nickname Amitians
Affiliations UGC, AIU, ACU, NAAC, WASC

Amity University is a multi campus private research University system. The university additionally operates Amity Business School, Amity Global Business School,[3] and a law School in its name which is affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in New Delhi.[4]

The university has 10 campus locations in India as well as eight international locations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and London, as well as China, Mauritius, Romania, Singapore and South Africa. In 2016, Amity bought Long Island campus of St. John's University in New York City for US$22 million (£18 million).


Amity University campus
Amity University campus
Amity University campus in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The university was first established in India by legislation of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.[5] The university has various campuses in India and across the globe. As a comprehensive university, Amity University offers academic programmes in both traditional and distance learning mode.

Amity University was formed by Ashok Chauhan, the founder of the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation. Amity University is India's first private university to implement reservations based on caste etc. for both faculty as well as students.[6] The school was started in 2003 with an enrollment of 120 students. In 2011, it had 80,000 students in 240 programs. It now has more than 125,000 students from all over the world.[7]

Atul Chauhan is President of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation and Chancellor of Amity University.[8] Aseem Chauhan is the Additional President of the Foundation.[9] In 2007, USA Today reported that Ashok Chauhan, the founder of Amity, expected that generations of his family will control the school.[8]

In September 2015 the university signed a memorandum of understanding with the BSE Institute, a subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange, to commence a 2-year distance learning MBA programme in global financial markets, that will be open to students and working professionals.[10][11]

Academic profile


Amity University, Noida is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC),[12][13] Distance education programs by Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida campus is recognized by Distance Education Bureau (DEB).[14] Amity Noida was accredited by the NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) with grade A in 2012.[15] A number of management programs are accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).[16] Amity University's Online MBA is EFMD CEL accredited.[17] Amity University, Uttar Pradesh is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).[18]

Amity University Dubai is accredited by KHDA, Government of Dubai.[19] The Dubai campus is a branch of Amity University in India and offers UGC-recognised degrees.[19]


University and college rankings
General – India
Careers360[20] 7

The university received several rankings in the 2013 India Today college rankings. It was ranked in India's Top 30 universities.[21][22] Its engineering school was ranked top amongst India's emerging colleges.[23] Its BBA and LLB program were ranked #1 in India.[24] The School of Communication was ranked #5 amongst Mass Communication programs in India.[25] The Fashion Design program was ranked seventh in India.[26] The university has been ranked 9th by Careers360's top private university in India 2017.

In 2014, Amity University was named by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) as one of Asia's top 300 universities and was one of 17 varsities from India to be included in the list.[27][28][29][30] The university was also included in the QS 2015 list of top 200 universities in BRICS countries.[31][32]

Amity International Business School has been ranked with 3 Palms of Excellence by Eduniversal.[33]

Amity Directorate of Distance & Online Education (ADDOE) Online MBA was listed by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) among the top 25 programs in the world.[34]

The university was ranked by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 amongst the top 980 universities in the world and in the top 300 universities in BRICS & Emerging Economies.[35]

Notable alumni and faculty




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  10. ^ "BSE Institute signs MOU with Amity University to offer post-graduate programme through distance learning". 11 September 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
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  12. ^ "University Grants Commission". Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  13. ^ "University Grants Commission". Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
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  16. ^ "Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs". Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  17. ^ "European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)". Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior Colleges and Universities". Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
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  20. ^ "Top Universities in India 2017". Careers360. 2017. 
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  22. ^ [1], Time to take the next big leap, 23 November 2015
  23. ^ "Emerging Colleges Ranking: Best Engineering Colleges". India Today. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  24. ^ "India's Best BBA Colleges 2013". India Today. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  25. ^ "India's Best Mass Comm Colleges 2013". India Today. 2013. 
  26. ^ "India's Best Fashion Colleges 2013". India Today. 2013. 
  27. ^ [2], India Today Education, 13 May 2014
  28. ^ [3], Business Standard, 13 May 2014
  29. ^ [4], Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia Rankings 2014, 23 November 2015
  30. ^ [5], Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia Rankings 2015, 23 November 2015
  31. ^ [6], Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) BRICS Rankings 2015, 23 November 2015
  32. ^ [7], Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) BRICS Rankings 2014, 23 November 2015
  33. ^ [8], Eduniversal Business School Rankings, 20 November 2015
  34. ^ [9], Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Online MBA Rankings 2015, 20 November 2015
  35. ^ [10], World University Rankings 2016-2017, 6 October 2016

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