Amity University

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Not to be confused with Amity College.
Amity University
Official Logo
Motto in English
We Nurture Talent
Established 2003
Type (Not-for-Profit) Private - Research
Academic staff
4500
Students 125,000
Location Ahmedabad,
Bangalore,
Bhubaneswar,
Chandigarh,
Chennai,
Gurgaon,
Gwalior,
Greater Noida,
Hyderabad,
Indore,
Jaipur,
Kochi,
Kolkata,
Lucknow,
Mumbai,
Noida,
Patna,
Raipur,
Pune,
London,
Dubai,
Singapore,
Qatar
Mauritius,
New Jersey,
China
Newspaper The Global Times
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU, IAU
Website www.amity.edu

Amity University is a private research university in India. Established by Ashok Chauhan, through his non-profit Ritnand Balved Education Foundation in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, members of the Chauhan family hold various leadership roles in the school.

History[edit]

Amity University was formed by Ashok Chauhan, the founder of the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation. Amity was India's first private university slated to implement reservations based on caste etc. for both faculty as well as students,[1] 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.[2]

Atul Chauhan is President of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation and Chancellor of Amity University.[3] Aseem Chauhan is the Additional President of the Foundation.[4] In 2007, USA Today reported that Ashok Chauhan, the founder of Amity, expected that generations of his family will control the school.[3]

Campuses[edit]

Amity University has main campuses in Noida, Lucknow, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Gwalior, Mumbai and Kolkata. However, only the Noida and Jaipur campus is presently listed by the University Grants Commission.[5] University Grants Commission accepted degrees must therefore be officially awarded by the Noida or Jaipur campus.[6]

Amity University has business schools across various cities in India under the name of Amity Global Business School,[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

Accreditation and Recognition[edit]

India[edit]

Amity University Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan campuses are recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC),[10][11] Distance education programs by Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida campus only are recognized by Distance Education Bureau (DEB).[12] Amity Noida was accredited by the NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) with grade A in 2012.[13] A number of management programs are accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).[14]

Global[edit]

Amity University in London is recognized by Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in the United Kingdom.[15]

Amity Global Business School, Singapore is registered with the Council for Private Education in Singapore and has been awarded EduTrust Provisional Certification.[15] Amity Global Business School, Singapore is also accredited by Accredited Services for International School, Colleges and Universities[15] in the United Kingdom, whose accreditation awards a mark of quality but not degree recognition or permission to award degrees independently.

Amity Institute of Higher Education in Mauritius is registered with the Tertiary Education Commission of Mauritius as a private institution with degree awarding powers.[16][15]

Amity University does not independently award degrees accredited in the United Arab Emirates. Amity University Dubai is accredited by Accredited Services for International School, Colleges and Universities[17] in the United Kingdom, whose accreditation awards a mark of quality but not degree recognition or permission to award degrees independently. However, the university awards degrees from Amity University in India.[17]

Rankings[edit]

The university received several rankings in the 2013 India Today college rankings. It was ranked India's #3 non-profit private university.[18] Its engineering school was ranked first amongst India's emerging colleges.[19] Its BBA program was ranked #2 in India.[20] The School of Communication was ranked #5 amongst Mass Communication programs in India.[21] The Fashion Design program was ranked seventh in India.[22]

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). [23]

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)[24] [25]

Activities and Sponsorships[edit]

Amity University Hanging Hostel, H Block

Amity tied up with Red Bull Racing and Amity's F1 Racing Club has organised many events like bringing Red Bull Drivers to campus as well as displaying on campus the Red Bull Racing Car.[26][27]

Amity has tied up with Manchester United Football club to organise soccer school programs for students. The first one was held in April 2013[28] Amity was one of the sponsors presenting the online broadcasting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on LIVsports.in.[29]

Amity has been partnering IPL since many years and has been the action replay partner on the broadcaster Sony as well as sponsor of teams like Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals.[30][31] Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the brand ambassador for Amity University. Amity has also signed a sponsorship deal with the cricketer of worth US$1 million which allows their logo to be placed on his cricket bat.[32]

In exchange for co-branding opportunities, Amity has trained 22,000 volunteers for the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi.[33][34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Private university to follow quota norms, The Times of India, NN 7 January 2005
  2. ^ "Amity University". Gulf News. 
  3. ^ a b Tim Sullivan (2007-12-22). "Indian dreams of private universities". USA Today. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "all roads lead to home". 
  5. ^ University Grants Commission. "Uttar Pradesh Private Universities". 
  6. ^ "University Grants Commission". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ http://agbs.in/
  8. ^ Amity Law School. "Amity Law School". 
  9. ^ "Boris in India". iTimes Higher Ed. 
  10. ^ "University Grants Commission". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  11. ^ "University Grants Commission". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  12. ^ "UGC - Distance Education Bureau (DEB)" (PDF). www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  13. ^ "NAAC". www.naac.gov.in. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs". www.acbsp.org. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Amity Global". Amity Global. 
  16. ^ "Amity Institute of Higher Education, Mauritius". Amity Institute of Higher Education, Mauritius. 
  17. ^ a b "Amity University Dubai". Amity University Dubai. 
  18. ^ Nayyar, Dhiraj (24 May 2013). "India Today ranks India's Best Universities for 2013". India Today. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  19. ^ "Emerging Colleges Ranking: Best Engineering Colleges". India Today. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  20. ^ "India's Best BBA Colleges 2013". India Today. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  21. ^ "India's Best Mass Comm Colleges 2013". India Today. 2013. 
  22. ^ "India's Best Fashion Colleges 2013". India Today. 2013. 
  23. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/17-universities-in-asian-universities-ranking-2014-by-qs/1/361585.html
  24. ^ [1], India Today Education, 13 May 2014
  25. ^ [2], Business Standard, 13 May 2014
  26. ^ economic times Service (2009-10-19). "Amity brings F1 fever to NCR". Economic Times. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  27. ^ Pioneer Service (2011-09-21). "Red Bull Car displayed at Amity". pioneer newspaper. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  28. ^ yahoo News Service (2013-04-12). "Amity, Manu conduct player program". ANI. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  29. ^ http://www.indiantelevision.com/television/tv-channels/sports/live-the-magic%E2%80%99-with-sony-six-140610
  30. ^ MINT News Service (2013-04-12). "Slashed Ad rates". MINT. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  31. ^ Economic Times (2010-03-21). "Amity does the unthinkable". Economic Times. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  32. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report-ms-dhoni-signs-a-record-rs25-crore-bat-endorsement-deal-with-spartan-sports-and-amity-university-1928698
  33. ^ "30,000 Games volunteers to be trained in 3 months - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  34. ^ Express News Service (2010-07-01). "Games will now have just 22,000 volunteers". Express India. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 

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