Amity University, Noida’s Lucknow Campus, Chandigarh Campus, and Global Business Schools NOT Approved by UGC, Reveals RTI; [UPDATED With Amity University’s Reply]

Update [June 8, 7.40 PM]

A representative of the Amity University has said, “The information provided by UGC is absolutely false as UGC has no legal right to recognize a campus of a University.”

RTI applications filed by Advocate Naveen Kumar Yadav and Advocate Simar Pal Singh have revealed that some degree programs run by Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh are not approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Details below:

Important: Please note that the reply to this RTI (RTI Application 1) is dated May 21, 2015.

We tried contact Amity University, Chandigarh Campus to see if things have changed but our calls went unanswered.

RTI Application and Reply 1 (Screenshot Below)

Q 1. Whether the B.B.A program conducted by Amity University, Chandigarh Campus is recognized by UGC?

Chandigarh Campus of Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh is not approved by UGC.

Q 2. Amity University Uttar Pradesh is giving degrees to the students of Amity University Chandigarh Campus. Whether such degrees are valid and recognized by UGC.

Degrees provided in unauthorized campuses are not valid.

Q 3. Degrees of which Amity University Campus is recognized by UGC?

  1. Amity University, Rajasthan NH-11C, Kant Kalwar, Jaipur-303002. Rajasthan
  2. Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  3. Amity University, Amity Education Valley, Panchgaon, Manesar, District Gurgaon-122413, Haryana
  4. Amity University, Maharajpur Dang, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  5. Amity University, Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Bhatan Post Somathna, Panwal, Mumbai, 410206, Maharashtra.
  6. Amity University, Village Menth, Tehsil-Tilda, District Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Courses conducted in the main campuses of the above Universities are valid.

amity 1 website

RTI Application and Reply 1

RTI Application 2

Important: Please note that the reply to this RTI (RTI Application 2) is dated January 13, 2016.

We tried contact Amity University, Chandigarh Campus to see if things have changed but our calls went unanswered.

Q 1. Whether the Lucknow Campus and Greater Noida Campus of Amity University, Noida is recognized by the UGC?

Q 3. Whether Kolkata campus of Amity University is valid and recognized by UGC?

Reply to question 1 and 3: Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Amity University, Rajarhat, New Town, District North 24 Parganas, West Bengal has been established by an Act of State Legislature of Uttar Pradesh as a Private University and is empowered to award degrees as specified under Section 22 of the UGC Act through its main campus at regular mode with the approval of Statutory Bodies/Councils, wherever its required.

Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Amity University, Rajarhat, New Town, District North 24 Parganas, West Bengal is not authorized to open study centre/off campus centre beyond the territorial jurisdiction of the state as per the judge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in case of Prof. Yashpal Vs. State of Chhatisgarh.

The University can not open its centre(s) even within the state as per the provision of UGC (Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities) Regulations, 2003 without the approval of UGC.

The UGC has not granted any approval to the University to open off campus/study centre.

For information related to to Distance Education you are requested to approach directly to the Distance Education Bureau of UGC, 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001.

Lucknow Campus is not approved by UGC.

2. If not, whether the Students of Lucknow and Greater Noida Campus who were awarded the degrees by Amity University, Noida are valid?

Since Lucknow Campus is not approved by UGC, the courses cannot be termed as valid.

4. Whether the degrees provided to the Students of Amity Global Business schools by Amity University Noida are valid and recognized by UGC?

No.

5. Number of Students getting admitted in Lucknow and Greater Noida campus of Amity University Noida every year.

Since the information is related to Amity University Noida, Uttar Pradesh, your application has been transferred to Amity University.

amity reply 2 website

RTI Application and Reply 2

Update [June 8, 7.40 PM]

A representative of the Amity University has said, “The information provided by UGC is absolutely false as UGC has no legal right to recognize a campus of a University.”

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  1. Is there any genuineness in this news ?
    If yes then kindly provide us with some evidence.

  2. the amity kolkata website states the following

    The Amity University Act, 2014 (West Bengal Act, XXIV of 2014) has been passed by the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal in 2014. The Amity University Act, 2014 has been published in the Kolkata Gazette on 21.1.2015 vide the Law Department Notification No. 83L dated 21.1.2015.

    this contradicts with what the rti reply has stated regarding the origins of its status.

    are LLM degrees awarded by the AMITY KOLKATA campus valid. i am passing out this year from kolkata campus. please help with the confusion.

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