Know your campus: Amity University, Dubai

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Amity University, Dubai

Amity University Dubai is a part of the renowned Amity Education Group having an illustrious track record spanning over 20 years. It has 23 campuses spread over 1,000 acres including 4 world-class universities, in India.

Amity is home to over 80,000 students pursuing 240 Programs in 50 diverse disciplines across its various campuses including 8 international campuses which give Amity students an advantage of pursuing a part of their program at any of Amity’s 13 campuses in India, besides London, Singapore, New York, California and Mauritius. 

Years in existence: 20 in India, 3 in Dubai

Home campus: Amity is the leading education group of India with over 1,00,000 students studying across 1,000 acres of hi-tech campus.

Accreditation: University Grants Commission, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; KHDA, Government of Dubai-licensed and approved, The Amity University has been established by an act of State Legislature and recognised by University Grants Commission (UGC) through the Act of State Legislature.

Total faculty: Over 50+ in Dubai campus.

Student strength/nationalities represented: 700 Students, 40 nationalities.

Degree degrees offered: Foundation, Bachelors & Masters Degrees in 28 disciplines. 

Placement and internships: 100 per cent placement of the first MBA batch passed out in 2013, 100 per cent Internship for BBA and MBA students in the Dubai Campus. Over the years, 30,000 Amity students have got on-campus placements in MNCs and top organisations from its various campuses in India. Over 4,000 students have already got on-campus placements in the year 2013 in the India campuses. A record 1,309 students were placed in a single day by Accenture, a Fortune 500 Company from the Amity Business School, India. 

Key achievements:

  • State-of-the-art campus to come up by 2014, over 7,00,000 sq ft with state of the art infrastructure, labs and sporting facilities.
  • India’s Best Private University and India’s Leading Research Funded University.
  • Heritage of excellence spanning over 20 years in India and 3 years in the UAE.
  • 60,000 alumni from Amity University, India, Over 200 Amity Alumni currently working in UAE
  • Alumni all over the world in leading companies like McKinsey, Ernst & Young, HLL, Samsung, Star TV etc. 

Extra-curricular

Apart from academics, the focus is to develop well-rounded personalities and therefore, sessions are conducted for personal grooming, business etiquette, negotiation skills and effective communication. Students are given opportunities to join clubs and committees and organise events, the experience of which will last a life-time. Such experiences create social and professional networks for the students. 

Student Council

An active student council, the office bearers for which are elected from the entire student body through an election process.

The purpose of establishing the Student Council at Amity University Dubai is to provide the student body with a common platform aimed at encouraging interaction among students and the university body. It also aims at providing students with opportunities to develop life skills and leadership qualities through organising activities and hosting events of interest to the students and to engage them in meaningful activities.

As Amity University prepares to expand and move to its own premise, it aims to enhance its role in engaging students and ensuring they have a richer experience at the University. It also works to foster a spirit of community, understanding, and harmony throughout the campus. 

Student Council aims at the following:

  • Create a collaborative, nurturing, and participative campus environment.
  • Enhance the educational, physical, social and emotional well-being of students.
  • Provide students with a platform to voice their views and facilitate action from the campus administration on any issues, needs and concerns.
  • Provide a link between the student body and University Management.
  • Encourage participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Coordinate university events involving the campus community, such as National Day celebrations, Open Day, Seminars and Conferences, Debates etc.
  • Organise clubs, field trips, workshops and competitions.
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop life skills.
  • Develop leadership skills.
 

Fact Box

Course guide

Total number of courses offered at Amity University Dubai; 28 Programs

 

 

Foundation Program

Duration: 1 Year

 

Amity University Foundation Program

Duration: 1 year

 

 

Under Graduate Degrees of 3 years duration

 

BA Tourism Management

B.Sc. Hotel Management

B.Sc. Forensic Science

BBA General

BBA 3 Continent (Dubai, USA & UK)

BBA Banking and Insurance

BBA Entrepreneurship

 

 

Under Graduate Degrees of 4 years duration

 

B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering

B.Tech. Civil Engineering

B.Tech. Computer Science

B.Tech. Electronics and Telecommunications

B.Tech. Nanotechnology

B.Tech. Nuclear Science and Technology

B.Tech. Solar and Alternate Energy

 

 

Post Graduate Degrees of 2 years duration

MBA General

MBA 3 Continent (Dubai, USA and UK)

MBA Banking and Insurance

MBA Entrepreneurship

MBA Hospitality

MBA PR and Event Management

MBA Retail Management

MBA Tourism Administration

MBA Transport and Logistics

MBA Urban and Real Estate Management

 

 

Degrees for Working Professionals

BBA (General)/(working professionals)

Duration: 3 years

 

MBA (General)/(working professionals)

Duration: 2 years

 

 

Under Graduate Degrees of 5 years duration

B.Arch.

 

 

Cost, an overview:

From Dh35,000 per year for courses like MBA, BBA and BHM to 35,000 per year for B Arch and B.Sc (Forensic Science), Dh40,000 per year for B-Tech B-Tech (Electronics & Comunication) to 50,000 per year for B-Tech (Solar & Alternate Energy, Aerospace Engineering, Nuclear Science & technology).

Fees depend on the course, duration and content.

 

 

 

 

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Faculty views

 

 

Dr N Ramachandran, Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Dubai: “It’s been two years since we started operations at the Amity University Campus, Dubai International Academic City, and we are growing on all fronts namely student registrations, academic achievements and tie-ups with the industry.

The success of Amity University, Dubai is reflected in the wonderful response that we have received from the industry in the form of the internships and placement opportunity for Amity students.

Needless to say, we are at a very exciting stage of our presence in the UAE and we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the UAE government, the academic regulatory authority KHDA for all their support, the wonderful Emirati people and the Asian diaspora, who have welcomed us with open arms.”

 

 

Kavita Shukla, Assistant Professor, Corporate Resources Centre, Amity University, Dubai: “With its focus on experiential learning, we at Amity University aspire to give our students a unique blend of academics and practical learning through our well-structured two month internship program compulsory for all programs that we offer. It not only prepares for their professional life ahead but also gives them exceptional opportunity to test their skills and also work towards their desired placement. It is our endeavour to create mutually beneficial partnerships with the Industry to create a seamless transition for our students from the campus to the workplace.

 

 

Student views

“Amity University has provided me an extraordinary platform to enhance my intellectual and professional skills under the guidance of excellent teaching faculty, who mould us to bring out the best in us to compete with the outside world. With personalised attention given to us, we are able to showcase our talents academically as well as socially. I am also very happy with the accommodation for the students and the infrastructure provided for the same. They also take care of our meals and travel. Thanks to the wonderful tie-ups of the Amity University with the industry, I successfully completed a two-month internship in the Supply Chain Function in Hienz, Middle East, which was a great learning experience.”

Mohil Naik, MBA (Transport & Logistics) Student (2nd Year)

 

“It was a very pleasant surprise for me to find that Amity University, Dubai, offered a unique programme like Bachelor of Forensic Science and I am happy to have got this opportunity to study my dream course in the UAE. I am very thankful to Amity University Dubai to have such a wonderful programme and world-class curriculum with learned faculty members. I always wanted to work in this exciting and upcoming field and through this course, I will be able to realise my dream to become a successful Forensic Scientist. The faculty has been very co-operative helping me to adjust to a new country as well as a new educational system, thereby making my transition into college an easy and enjoyable process. Apart from this, the campus life at the university is very fulfilling and enjoyable, with students from various nationalities and it is wonderful to experience different cultures by interacting with them.”

Madison Rose Kowalski, United States of America, B.Sc. (H) Forensic Science Ist Year, Amity University Dubai

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