Amity University

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Not to be confused with Amity College.
Amity University
Amity University seal
Motto in English
We Nurture Talent
Established 2003
Type (Not-for-Profit) Private — Research
Chairman Dr Ashok Chauhan
Academic staff
Administrative staff
80-100 per campus.
Students 4,00,000(Worldwide)
Undergraduates 65% approx.
Postgraduates 35% approx.
15-20% approx
Location more than 25 different cities.
Campus 25+ Worldwide
Newspaper The Global Times
Colours Blue and Yellow
Athletics Javelin Throw, Broad Jump, Flat Race, Relays and many more.
Sports Horse Riding, Cricket, Basketball, Golf, Kabaddi, Bunjee, Hockey, Martial Arts, Tug of War and many more.
Nickname Amitians
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU, IAU

Amity University, Noida is a private research university in India established by an Act of Uttar Pradesh legislature.[1]


Amity University, Noida was formed by Ashok Chauhan, the founder of the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation. Amity University, Noida was India's first private university slated to implement reservations based on caste etc. for both faculty as well as students,[2] 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.[3]

Atul Chauhan is President of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation and Chancellor of Amity University, Noida.[4] Aseem Chauhan is the Additional President of the Foundation.[5] In 2007, USA Today reported that Ashok Chauhan, the founder of Amity, expected that generations of his family will control the school.[4]

Balmiki Prasad Singh, the then Governor of Sikkim visited Amity University, Noida recently.[6]

Academic profile[edit]


Amity University, Noida is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC),[7][8] Distance education programs by Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida campus is recognized by Distance Education Bureau (DEB).[9] Amity Noida was accredited by the NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) with grade A in 2012.[10] A number of management programs are accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).[11]

Amity University Dubai is accredited by KHDA, Government of Dubai.[12] The Dubai campus is a branch of Amity University in India and offers UGC recognised Degrees.[12]

All campuses of Amity University are globally recognised.[13]


The university received several rankings in the 2013 India Today college rankings. It was ranked India's #3 non-profit private university.[14] Its engineering school was ranked first amongst India's emerging colleges.[15] Its BBA program was ranked #2 in India.[16] The School of Communication was ranked #5 amongst Mass Communication programs in India.[17] The Fashion Design program was ranked seventh in India.[18]

Apart from the IITs and Delhi University, Amity University and five other Indian Institutes (Banaras Hindu University, Panjab University, Manipal University and Birla Institute of Technology and Science) made an entry to the Asian Universities Ranking 2014 published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).[19]

In 2014, Amity University has been named by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) as one of Asia's top 300 universities. It is one of 17 varsities from India to be included in this list (the others being 8 of the IITs, University of Delhi, University of Mumbai, University of Calcutta, Manipal University, Panjab University, University of Pune, BHU and Birla Institute of Technology and Science)[20][21]

Forbes has ranked Amity University at #65 worldwide and #1 in India.

A twelve-member delegation from the Andhra Pradesh Government headed by state's Human Resource Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao visited Amity University, Noida in order to study first-hand success story of the University.[22]

Activities and sponsorship[edit]

Amity University Hanging Hostel, H Block

BSE- Amity[edit]

BSE Institute, an arm of leading stock exchange BSE, has inked a pact with Amity University, Noida to launch a distance learning MBA programme in global financial markets. As per the memorandum of understanding, students and working professionals would be able to pursue an MBA in Global Financial Markets, which is of two-year duration.[23][24]


Amity University, Noida has its campus located at Sector-125, Noida.

Amity University, Noida has its sister universities at Lucknow, Jaipur, Amity University, Gurgaon, Gwalior, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Amity University has business schools across various cities in India under the name of Amity Global Business School,[25] in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurgaon, Gwalior, Greater Noida, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Noida, Raipur, Patna, and Pune.

Amity Law School.[26] The law school is affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in New Delhi.

Amity University additionally operates international campuses in London, Dubai, Singapore, Mauritius, New Jersey, and China.[27]


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  2. ^ Private university to follow quota norms, The Times of India, NN 7 January 2005
  3. ^ "Amity University". Gulf News. 
  4. ^ a b Tim Sullivan (2007-12-22). "Indian dreams of private universities". USA Today. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "all roads lead to home". 
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  7. ^ "University Grants Commission". Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ "University Grants Commission". Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ "UGC - Distance Education Bureau (DEB)" (PDF). Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  10. ^ "NAAC". Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs". Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Gulf News". Gulf News Dubai. 
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  14. ^ Nayyar, Dhiraj (24 May 2013). "India Today ranks India's Best Universities for 2013". India Today. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  15. ^ "Emerging Colleges Ranking: Best Engineering Colleges". India Today. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  16. ^ "India's Best BBA Colleges 2013". India Today. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  17. ^ "India's Best Mass Comm Colleges 2013". India Today. 2013. 
  18. ^ "India's Best Fashion Colleges 2013". India Today. 2013. 
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  20. ^ [1], India Today Education, 13 May 2014
  21. ^ [2], Business Standard, 13 May 2014
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  26. ^ Amity Law School. "Amity Law School". 
  27. ^ "Boris in India". iTimes Higher Ed. 

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