Amity University

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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
4,500[1]
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
Website www.amity.edu

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).

History[edit]

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]

In September 2016 the university purchased St. John's University's 170-acre campus in Oakdale, New York. [12]

Academic profile[edit]

Recognition[edit]

Amity University, Noida is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC),[13][14] Distance education programs by Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida campus is recognized by Distance Education Bureau (DEB).[15] Amity Noida was accredited by the NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) with grade A in 2012.[16] A number of management programs are accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).[17] Amity University's Online MBA is EFMD CEL accredited.[18] Amity University, Uttar Pradesh is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).[19]

Amity University Dubai is accredited by KHDA, Government of Dubai.[20] The Dubai campus is a branch of Amity University in India and offers UGC-recognised degrees.[20]

Rankings[edit]

University and college rankings
General – international
QS (BRICS)[21] 121-130
QS (Asian)[22] 195
Times (BRICS)[23] 251-300
General – India
NIRF[24] 86
Careers360[25] 72
Engineering – India
NIRF[26] 46
Outlook India[27] 65
Law – India
Outlook India[28] 18

Amity University was ranked 195 in Asia by The QS World University Rankings of 2016[22] and 121-130among BRICS nations.[21] The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked it 251-300 in the BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings in 2017.[23] It was ranked 72nd university in India by Careers360 ranking of 2017, ninth among private universities.[25] The National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked it 86 in the overall ranking for 2017.[24]

The Amity School Of Engineering & Technology was ranked 46 in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework engineering ranking for 2017.[26] and 65 in India by Outlook India's "Top 100 Engineering Colleges In 2017".[27]

The Amity Law School, Noida was ranked 18th in India by Outlook India's "Top 25 Law Colleges In 2017".[28] The Amity School of Communication was ranked 4th in India by India Today's "India's Best Colleges 2017: Mass Communication".[29] The Amity School of Fashion Technology was ranked 12th in India by India Today's "India's Best Colleges 2017: Fashion".[30]

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

Alumni[edit]

Faculty[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Amity Faculty". www.amity.edu. 
  2. ^ "Amity About". www.amity.edu. 
  3. ^ http://agbs.in/
  4. ^ Amity Law School. "Amity Law School". 
  5. ^ http://www.livemint.com/Companies/P2ih91HPRm8mtfCZwM3OaM/Controversies-dog-Amity-but-students-keep-streaming-in.html
  6. ^ Private university to follow quota norms, The Times of India, NN 7 January 2005
  7. ^ "Amity University". Gulf News. 
  8. ^ a b Tim Sullivan (2007-12-22). "Indian dreams of private universities". USA Today. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "all roads lead to home". 
  10. ^ "BSE Institute signs MOU with Amity University to offer post-graduate programme through distance learning". 11 September 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "BSE Institute ties up with Amity University for MBA programme". 11 September 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  12. ^ https://www.bisnow.com/new-york/news/economy/st-johns-university-sells-oakdale-campus-for-224m-65835
  13. ^ "University Grants Commission". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  14. ^ "University Grants Commission". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  15. ^ "UGC - Distance Education Bureau (DEB)" (PDF). www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  16. ^ "NAAC". www.naac.gov.in. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs". www.acbsp.org. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  18. ^ "European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)". www.efmd.org. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior Colleges and Universities". www.wascsenior.org. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  20. ^ a b "Gulf News". Gulf News Dubai. 
  21. ^ a b "QS BRICS University Rankings 2016". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  22. ^ a b "QS Asian University Rankings 2016". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  23. ^ a b "Top 400 - Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings (2017)". The Times Higher Education. 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  24. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2017 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2017. 
  25. ^ a b "Top Universities in India 2017". Careers360. 2017. 
  26. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2017 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2017. 
  27. ^ a b "Top 100 Engineering Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "Top 25 Law Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  29. ^ "India's Best Colleges 2017: Mass Communication". India Today. 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  30. ^ "India's Best Colleges 2017: Fashion". India Today. 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 

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