Beyond Rankings

Amity University has risen to prominence as a leading private university in India. This success can be attributed to its unwavering dedication to several key areas that differentiate it from other institutions. Let’s delve deeper into what makes Amity truly stand out.

By Yogesh Sood
  • Professor (Doctor) Balwinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University

A Legacy of Excellence: Redefining Private Higher Education

Amity boasts impressive rankings, consistently placing within the top 1000 universities globally according to QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This international recognition signifies the university’s commitment to exceptional academic standards. Additionally, Amity has secured a consistent position within the top 35 universities in India as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

Beyond top rankings, Amity holds prestigious accreditations from the USA (WSCUC) and UK (QAA), making it the only university in Asia with such distinctions. This commitment to quality extends beyond the university level, with specific programs accredited by renowned bodies like IET (Engineering), UNWTO.TedQual (Travel & Tourism), RICS (Real Estate and Construction Management), and PMI (MBA-CPM).

What truly sets Amity apart is its holistic approach. The university goes beyond rote learning, fostering a vibrant environment that nurtures well-rounded individuals. This commitment is reflected in its diverse program offerings, encompassing fields like engineering, management, law, arts, and humanities. Amity also provides a strong foundation in research and innovation, preparing students for the ever-evolving job market.

Igniting the Spark of Innovation: Embracing the Spirit of NEP 2020

The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) emphasizes nurturing creativity and critical thinking. Amity enthusiastically embraces this approach, integrating these crucial skills into its curriculum. Through project-based learning, hackathons, and innovation challenges, students are encouraged to think outside the box, solve real-world problems, and develop an entrepreneurial spirit.

Amity’s Innovation Incubator centres play a pivotal role in fostering this spirit. These centres equip aspiring students and other entrepreneurs with resources, mentorship, and infrastructure to turn their ideas into viable businesses. This fosters a culture of innovation and risk-taking, equipping graduates with the necessary skills and confidence to thrive in the dynamic world of startups. The university boasts over 750 incubated companies, 65+ startups established by faculty and students, investments exceeding US$40 million, and a presence in 18 Indian cities and 5 countries.

Bridging the Gap: Ensuring Industry Readiness

Employability is a key focus area for Amity. The university understands the importance of aligning its curriculum with industry requirements. This is achieved through several initiatives:

Industry Collaborations: Amity actively collaborates with leading companies to develop industry-relevant programs. Guest lectures by industry experts provide students with invaluable insights into the professional world. Notably, Amity runs programs in collaboration with renowned partners like Tata Technologies, RICS (UK), CII, DRDO, and Axis Bank, effectively bridging the gap between academia and the corporate world.

Skill Development Programs: Amity offers specialized skill development programs to enhance student employability. These programs equip graduates with the specific skills and certifications sought after by potential employers.

Strong Placement Network: Amity boasts a robust placement network that connects students with top companies across various sectors. The university’s dedicated placement cell provides career counselling, interview preparation workshops, and mock placement drives, ensuring students are well-prepared for the job search.

Fostering a Culture of Research: A Catalyst for Growth

Amity recognizes the importance of research in driving innovation and knowledge creation. The university boasts an impressive record, with 33 faculty members featured in the list of top 2% scientists globally and over 700 sponsored research projects undertaken.

To enhance its research ecosystem, Amity has taken several steps:

  • State-of-the-Art Infrastructure: Amity provides researchers with access to cutting-edge laboratories, libraries, and computational resources, research databases, remote library access facilitating advanced research across diverse fields.
  • Funding and Incentives: The university offers competitive research grants and scholarships to students and faculty, encouraging groundbreaking research projects.
  • Collaboration and Partnerships: Amity fosters collaboration between researchers across disciplines, both nationally and internationally. This is further strengthened by over 250 international MoUs signed for academic and research collaborations, along with research partnerships with over 200 government bodies and corporations in India. This extensive network facilitates knowledge exchange and the development of groundbreaking research solutions.

As a result of these initiatives, Amity faculty have published over 30,000 SCOPUS and Web of Science indexed publications, received over 300,000 citations, and been granted over 250 patents and copyrights. By promoting a robust research environment, Amity not only contributes to advancements in various fields but also equips its students with the necessary research skills to become future leaders in their chosen fields.

In conclusion, Amity University stands tall as a leading institution that provides students with a comprehensive and future-oriented education. Its commitment to academic excellence, fostering innovation, ensuring industry readiness, and nurturing a vibrant research ecosystem empowers graduates to excel in the competitive world and become leaders of tomorrow.

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