Amity University is a multi-campus private university. Established by legislation of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the Amity University was founded by Ashok Chauhan, who is the founder of the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, back in the year 2003. At first, it started with the enrolment of only 120 students, however, over the years, the University grew at a rapid pace. Right now, it is one of the largest private universities in the country. Moreover, Amity University also runs various other institutions in its name such as Amity Business School. Amity Global Business School, etc. Being one of the largest private universities in India, Amity has 22 campuses in India located in various cities that include Noida, Lucknow, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Gwalior, Greater Noida, Mumbai, Raipur, Kolkata, Ranchi, etc. Apart from its Indian campus locations, Amity also has its campuses in various parts of the world that include Dubai, London, Abu Dhabi, Mauritius, Singapore, Romania, China and South Africa. Furthermore, the Indian university has also acquired the Long Island campus of New York based ST. John’s University. Presently, Amity University has a strength of more than 1,25,000 students overall. The university offers classes through both regular and distance learning, hence meeting the need of all kind of students.
Recognitions, Affiliations and Accreditations
Recognitions and affiliations from different government bodies make a university what it is. Amity University is a fully government recognized university with recognitions and accreditations from various government bodies, and, also, it is a part of several recognized associations working under the education domain. Let’s have a look at them –
Recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC)
Being a full-fledged university and not a deemed university, all the degrees provided by Amity University are recognized by the UGC.
Established by the State Government
Amity Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan act has been notified by Govt. Notification No. 403/VII-V-I-I (Ka) I and F.2 (10) VIDHI/2, respectively. Moreover, the university is listed on the official website of Uttar Pradesh Government.
Approval by AICTE
As Amity University is a Bonafide University started operating by a State Act, it is not required to have an AICTE approval. Only the bodies which have affiliations from various universities require AICTE approval.
Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited Amity University with Grade “A”.
Amity University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Amity University is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
Moreover, Amity University holds recognitions by various Statutory Bodies such as Bar Council of India, Law Programmes accredited by Bar Council of India, National Council of Teachers Education, Educational Programmes accredited by National Council of Teachers Education, Amity University Distance Education programmes are accredited by Distance Education Bureau.
It has been recognized by DISR, Ministry of Science Technology, Govt. of India, as a Scientific and Research Organisation
The University has been accredited by Council of Architecture for its Architectural courses.
Also, Amity University is recognized by Ministry of HRD.
International Association of Universities have listed Amity University in their list of universities.
Institution of Engineering and Technology has listed the engineering programmes of Amity University under their list of International Accredited programmes.
Moreover, Degrees provided by Amity University are eligible for various competitive exams such as GATE, CAT, UPSC, GMAT, GRE, JRF etc.
Other major accreditations include Recognized by Central Counselling Board, Member of International Association of Universities, ACBSP Accreditation for Management Programmes, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001:2005, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 22000:2005 and ISO 50001:2011 Certificate from British Standards Institution (BSI), etc.
Presently, the university has more than 1,50,000 students across all its verticals. The University has grown up to be one of the largest education groups in India with 4,500 faculties, 1,000 acres of campuses, 300+ labs for various streams, more than 27,000 on campus placements last year, 13 Business Schools in India, 80 global universities as research partners, etc. Furthermore, Over the years, Amity University has bagged many prestigious titles in the education industry that include India’s Best Research University, Asia’ only Non-Profit university to get US Regional Accreditation, Ranked No.1 by Times of India and India Today, Amity Institute of Biotechnology is ranked No.1 by Biospectrum, Ranked Among Top 3 Private Engineering Institution by Times of India, to name a few.
Amity University Distance Learning wing is also very famous in the country as it provides some of the best distance education programmes in the country. The Amity Distance Learning vertical provides education in three modes – Amity Distance Learning (Correspondence), Amity University Online and Amity Open Learning. Moreover, Amity Distance Learning is ranked 39 in the world in 2017 QS Distance / Online MBA Rankings. Amity Distance Learning provides various courses likes Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma and Certificate courses in different domains such as Economics, Finance, English, Foreign Language, Management, Travel and Tourism, Information Technology, Law, Media and Journalism, etc. Being one of the best institutions for Distance Learning MBA courses, Amity offers various programmes in distance learning MBA that include MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration (11 Specializations: Entrepreneurship & Leadership, Finance & Accounting, Human Resource Management, International Business, Insurance Management, Information Technology, Marketing & Sales, Operations Management, Retail Management, Hospitality Management, Petroleum & Natural Gas Management) Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Production and Operation Management, Post Graduate Diploma in NGO Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Material Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal and Business Environment, Post Graduate Diploma in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Post Graduate Diploma in International Business, Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Export Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Brand Management, Diploma in Forex Management, Diploma Business Management, Diploma in Advertising and Brand Management.
Amity University provides various opportunities to its students to shine bright in every field. With the world-class campus and education system, Amity is one of the best choices for students looking for getting into private colleges. The university has tie-ups with over 100 International Universities, Laboratories and Research Centres for faculty exchange, student exchange, educational tours, curriculum development, and so on.