In this article, we are going to tell you some interesting facts about Amity University that you might not know until now.
Amity University is consistently ranked as one of the top colleges in India, largely because of its facilities and the quality of education. This includes Amity’s Business School, which has been ranked 7th in the country. From India, only 15 universities are considered in both, University Rankings and World University Rankings. These consisted of seven Institute of Technology (IIT) colleges and three Central Universities. Amity was the only non-profit private university to have been included in these rankings.
- Amity Institute of Biotechnology- Ranked No.1 by Biospectrum
- Amity School of Engineering & Technology– Ranked No.1 among Engg. Schools established in the last 20 years by India Today
- Amity International Business School– Ranked No.1 for Industry Interface by Outlook Money
- Amity Business School– Ranked No.1 by Times B School in top Private University Ranking
- Amity Institute of Telecom Engineering & Management–Ranked amongst Top-5 by Outlook
Amity also has a ton of publications, that you can check out for more information.
“The Amity University logo is represented in a shield divided into dark blue and golden yellow sections by an upward sweeping line that depicts growth and progress in life, achievable through education. While the shield shape represents the resolute shelter of truth, two contrasting yet adjacent colours connote a blend of modernity with tradition.
The dark blue with contemporary cues of technology, performance and advancement strikes a synergy with the golden yellow radiance of tradition, culture and values. The flame represents the purity and passion for knowledge, while the upper and lower parts of the flame replicate the arch of ‘A’ and the bend of ‘U’ respectively, the two leading alphabets of Amity University.”
Another way that Amity draws one’s attention is by highlighting its hi-tech campus and “world-class” infrastructure, claiming that “at Amity, we benchmark only against the best institutions around the world. Our faculty and senior team travel all over the globe to learn and imbibe the best practices so that we can give a solid foundation for learning.”
Amity University has:
- Over 1000 acres of hi-tech campuses
- Spread over 4.5 million sq. ft. of built up area
- India’s first wireless campus with over 4,000 networked HP/IBM machines
- 600 MBPS broadband connectivity
- All campuses of Amity are interconnected through a highly secured virtual private network.
- Most advanced online counselling system facilitates quick response to queries
Before we get specifically into the interesting facts, I thought this was a pretty unique aspect of Amity. At least to the extent of my knowledge, I don’t think many universities have military training as part of their program.
The motto reads:
Making You a True Leader
Every student is required to go through a 7-day Military Training Camp, held at their campus in Manesar located close to the National Security Guard Training Camp. Training is conducted by veterans of the armed forces, which I’m assuming is both, fun and informative.
The idea behind the Military Training Camp is to teach students the value of discipline, commitment, perseverance and patriotism. At the Camp, students partake in a number of different activities designed to test their mental and physical agility. These include:
- Parasailing (fun)
- Rock Climbing/Rappelling (fun)
Given Amity’s international presence, it is not surprising that they offer a range of language programmes. These language courses have been integrated into the curriculum. Students have the option to choose from:
Amity adheres to certain values and ethics, like courage and respect for elders. As such, they created “101 Attributes of an Amitian” that explored the norms and guidelines to build different character traits. The booklet explains that these “attributes have been built into the teaching activities, group activities and have been included in topics for lectures and discussions by students.”
All Amity campuses celebrate something called a “Human Values Quarter” for which a number of events are organised with the aim to spread awareness about the importance of human values.
10 Interesting Facts about Amity University
Alright, now we finally get to the interesting facts. Although I do think that some of the above could be useful information for a general overview of Amity University.
1) First Private University to Introduce Reservations for Students & Faculty Based on Caste
Amity University was the first private University in India to introduce reservations for students from certain castes. Until this year, private institutions were not required to uphold the following rules instated by the UGC — Educational institutions and Colleges were required to reserve a portion of their seats for applicants that originated from certain castes or tribes that are at a disadvantage compared to other applicants. This is called Reservations. In January of this year,
“For the first time, private higher education institutions, both aided and unaided, will have to reserve 10% seats for the economically weaker sections, according to the reservation bill passed in the Lok Sabha…”
Amity University, however, chose to introduce reservations well before this, becoming the first private University in India to do so.
2) Amity F1 Racing Car Used in Racing Event
Amity F1 Racing Car designed and constructed by Amity’s mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering students was used in an official racing event. An article in The Economic Times titled, “NCR gets Formula 1 fever; courtesy Amity University said “It was a scintillating and memorable experience for all those who were present at Delhi/ NCR based Amity University which played host to the formula one racing driver, David Coulthard and brought the world of formula one racing action closer to the city and its people. The event was organized by Amity F1 Racing Club.”
3) Largest University in Terms of Student Population
The total number of students studying under universities established by the Amity Education Group amounts to over 150,000, making Amity the biggest university in terms of the student population. This total is only inclusive of the students studying at the Noida Campus. The total number of students studying under other branches of the same university would result in a much higher amount.
4) Hawan’s are Mandatory
Hawan is a type of Puja (prayer) ceremony that usually takes place in temples — except for when they take place at Amity, almost every day. For auspicious reasons, the college frequently has Hawan’s in an attempt to rid the campus of negative energy.
5) Famous Parathan Joints
There are a few off-campus places that students go to get their delicious dose of parathans. Gate 4a ke bahar and Balli are two amongst many popular spots that students frequent.
Amity University has it’s own Dog Squad! Although it is part of Amity’s security measures, I still think that’s super cute. Amity uses smart cards,
biometric readers, latest IP cameras, fire warning systems, 24-hour guards and patrolling gypsys. Students carry a chip enabled smart card the gives them access to the campus, as well as an e-wallet that can be used in cafeterias, book shops and such. Amity has a strict No Ragging policy, which is another security measure they take towards protecting students.
7) Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the Brand Ambassador of Amity University
The Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the brand ambassador of Amity University. Dhoni, who is one of the most celebrated Indian cricketers in the world, represents his support for the Amity brand through a logo that you’ll find stuck on the cricket bats he uses.
8) Tie-Up With Manchester City Football Club
Amity University has collaborated with Manchester City football club to offer students opportunities in football. Though the involvement on the part of Manchester City is limited, it is a well-known fact that several football programs take place within the University and is usually in coordination with the football club.
9) Lots of Things to Do on Campus
Okay, the student life at Amity does seem to be pretty good. My college did not have half the things that Amity offers. They have an Arcadia, L’Oreal Beauty Salon and a WH Smith departmental store! Of course, they also have a gym and numerous cafeterias that serve a ton of delicious food, including a Dosa Plaza. That Dosa Plaza apparently serves 104 different types of dosa.
It also has its own 20 lane in-door shooting range.
Plus, they have outlets like Dominos, Subway and Cafe Coffee Day. This is rather convenient.
10) Amity University in London is Recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in the United Kingdom
Amity actually has a bunch of different accreditations and recognitions that you can look at through the link above.
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