Amity University, Noida
NOTE: Amity University is a Private University.
It is located in sector 125 of Noida, right on the highway that goes to Greater Noida. The college is well connected with Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad by road. Private buses regularly ply here from various parts of NCR. One can also travel by the Delhi Metro as the nearest metro station, which is Botanical Garden on the blue line, is merely 4 km away and cabs are available between metro and the college for Rs 30. However most students do not like to travel every day to college, instead they stay in the college hostels.
Well the infrastructure is something out of this world which keeps you awe-struck for long time once you see it. The campus is like a small fortress protected with Z-level security. You can enter or exit only by swiping your RFID cards. There are various blocks for academic buildings and hostels. In each block there’s a central open area where there’s either a garden or playground or restaurants and lot of place to sit. The central area of the main block (i.e H-block) is a really happening place with franchisees of famous cafes & restaurants like CCD, Dominos, Subway and Dosa Plaza. There’s also a book shop where you can buy all the academic as well as non-academic books and there’s a nice stationary shop called P3 in H block. All the buildings are centrally air-conditioned and all the facilities that may ever be needed in a college are there. There is a separate library for each department and each library has ample number of books. There’s also something called as e-library and it can be accessed through the college intranet. There’s Wi-Fi connectivity all over the campus, but when everyone is simultaneously online, the net speed is terribly reduced due to bandwidth sharing.
The college provides excellent hostel facilities and makes sure that all those who need accommodation gets one either at one of the six campus hostels or if they get full then at off-campus hostels in sector 44. The hostels are like residential apartments and the rooms are very well furnished. The rooms are available as single or 2/3/4 sharing and you’ve to pay accordingly. First years aren’t given single rooms no matter what. AC rooms are also available, which are said to be much better than non-ac, are also priced very high, of course. They’re all clean and spacious with attached washrooms. There are some facilities which will make your friends at other colleges envy such as room service and free tea/coffee from the vending machines at all times.
In short infra can be rated as 10/10 and it is the USP of Amity.
Amity offers hundreds of courses. You name it they have it, and in case they don’t, they might as well start a new course just for you...not really! Here’s a small list of some of the courses offered here. Please refer their website www.amity.edu for the entire list of courses along with their specializations.
- BA, MA
- B.Arch, M.Arch
- B.Pharm, M.Pharm
- B.Com, M.Com
- B.Tech, M.Tech
- B.Sc, M.Sc
- BCA, MCA
- BBA, MBA, PGDM
- LLB, LLM
Studying at Amity is going to cost you (read your parents) a bomb. The fees vary as per the course, but trust us none of it is cheap. Again you can refer their website to know the fees of the course you’re looking for. And it has been heard that they increase the fees by 5% every semester.
There’s a mixture of average and good faculties at Amity. Some are very senior professors who’ve tremendous experience in teaching and research. The teachers for professional courses are among the better ones while those for Arts, science and commerce don’t seem to be that good, especially when compared with DU colleges. But above all they’re all very friendly with the students and are always eager to help them out with their doubts.
Extremely strict. You have to attend 75% of the lectures, in case you don’t you are in for a big trouble. They will start with deducting your internal marks and can even fail you if you don’t improve. Also a monthly report of each student’s attendance is updated on college intranet which can be accessed by parents. So you better be attending the lectures in this college.
The crowd belongs to the elite class, obviously as they only would be able to bear the fees of this college. There are a few spoilt brats trying to bully others but in general the crowd is decent and friendly. People come from all parts of NCR. Crowd is lively and cheerful which makes the campus life happening. There are a few people who like to travel to the college, study and go home but if you really want to enjoy the college life you should stay at the college hostels. Although they’re strict about timings at the hostels during weekdays you can roam out till late or all night during weekends, there’s no restriction over it.
Atta market in sector 18 where there are a lot of malls and shops is the favourite hangout for the students. The Great India Place (GIP) mall in sector 18 is their favourite mall. Apart from this there are a lot of small ‘Dhabas’ and shacks serving cheap and delicious food near the college on the highway. Students like these shacks especially as they get non-veg which is not served in college canteens. When you have such a great campus that also is counted as a hangout and students are seen roaming around in the campus with their friends.
Each department has a canteen of their own, plus there’s a common food-court in H block. Also there are mess of each hostel. The food served here is tasty and it is moderately priced. You get a LOT of variety in food items and also in taste of the same food item at different canteens.
There are a lot of festivals, at least one of each department. 'Sangathan' is the annual inter Amity sports festival arranged on the foundation day of the college in the month of September. Students from all the Amity campuses in India and abroad take part in this event. Each student has to participate in this festival; not doing so can affect your marks.
Placement scenario is different for different courses. Engineering and Management have better placements than others. Statistically speaking 100% students from these courses gets placed with average salary of Rs 3 Lakh. Major recruiters include Wipro, TCS, NDTV, ICICI and Reliance. Most of the engineering students get an IT job while most management students land up in a bank. If you want a job in your core field, than you can try looking off-campus.
BBA, BCA, B.Com, BA, B.Sc and others don’t have that good placement. Only about 15% - 20% students get placed.
Amity Delhi/Noida Campus
Block – J2, Ground Floor
Amity University Campus
Sector-125, Noida – 201 303 (UP)
Phone: 0120-2445252, 0120-4713600
Amity has a really good environment, a jolly crowd and one of the best infrastructures in the country. You’ll get overall groomed up and get a good exposure. However academics and placements are not up to the mark. A good choice for those who want to enjoy their college life (of course all this comes for a high cost).