Skip to main content

AMITY UNIVERSITY BREAKS GROUND FOR AED300 MILLION EXPANSION PROJECT

Amity Campus, Dubai
Dubai, UAE: Amity University broke ground for its new state-of-the-art campus at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC).The new campus is set to become a centre of excellence for the research community and a hub for leading academics in the region.

The ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Emirates Chairman Board of Trustees of Al Jalila Foundation, His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director of TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster and Mr. Atul Chauhan, Chancellor of Amity University.

The university will accommodate a total of 5,000 students at full capacity and will be the largest private university campus spanning 700,000 sq ft space in DIAC. The campus will incorporate hi-tech laboratories and the latest technology for the University’s Departments of Engineering, Management, Hospitality and Forensic Science, and will provide extensive sports facilities including soccer pitches, an athletics track, aquatics centre, indoor multipurpose courts, gyms, cricket lanes and tennis courts.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director of TECOM’s Education Cluster, which includes both DIAC and DKV said: “The development of a nation can be assessed by the amount of funds being poured into research and development. We are very pleased with Amity University for making such a significant commitment that helps DIAC achieve its goal of becoming the region’s leading education and research institution in line with the Government mandates. Amity has committed AED300 million towards setting up of this campus.”

Last year, in a strong show of commitment to Al Jalila Foundation, the university contributed AED10 million to conduct medical research in the UAE. A team of case study writers at Amity University in Dubai have UAE-specific case studies that have been published by European Case Clearing House.

Chancellor Atul Chauhan of Amity University said: “We strongly believe in harnessing the UAE’s potential to become a research and innovation hub in the region. Amity is committed to establishing a world-class research driven university in Dubai that will attract the best scientists and students from around the world.

“We are proud that within the last two years of our presence in Dubai we have made a positive impact in the higher education arena, been able to gift scholarships to 125 students every year, and contributed significantly to research and innovation, all with the encouragement and support of our regulators KHDA and the high quality of services and support provided by our host Dubai International Academic City,” Chauhan added.

DIAC will be working closely with the university to migrate its faculty and students from its current location at DIAC, to its own newly appointed campus on Academic City Road – which is expected to be completed by 2015.

Earlier this year, DIAC commissioned a Workforce Planning Study in conjunction with Deloitte that revealed that there are 64 skills in high demand across a range of sectors in the region, including the skills required for entry-level tourism and senior-level telecoms roles. Amity University is now working with DIAC to look at ways of addressing these skills gaps. The university added 2 new courses to its current portfolio of 26 programmes in 2013, in direct response to the demands of local industry to provide programmes catering for renewable energy, nanotechnology, nuclear science, real estate management, transport and logistics, hospitality and tourism sector.

Amity University in Dubai is part of the non-profit Amity group of international institutions, with a combined student body of over one hundred thousand in India, the US, UK, Mauritius, Romania, China and Singapore, among others.

Popular posts from this blog

Wanna be a forensic Scientist? What Dubai offers?

Dubai: It used to be that you could only be a Crime Scene Investigator on television, now at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) you can study a Digital Forensic Science Degree and join an elite team of crime solving scientists upon graduation. 
Forensic Scientists use scientific methods and problem-solving techniques to solve crimes. Using advanced procedures and high-tech equipment, Forensic Scientists collect evidence in order to solve intricate puzzles and assist Police and Government departments. 
Two universities in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) which offers forensic programmes are American University in the Emirates  and Manipal University Dubai.
Manipal University Dubai offers post-graduate degree only. You can join for MSc in Human Genetics and Forensic Science. This post graduate programme is interdisciplinary, linking together courses in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, criminal justice, psychology and legal studies. Individual attention is given so t…

Why You Should Not Opt For IIT Bombay

This article is written by IITians in theblog








If asked to compare IIT Bombay to IIT Delhi, most students say that the difference is negligible. Both are in metropolitan cities with good options for hostels, PG accommodations, food and entertainment. Cultural activities are equally good as is the faculty and study methodology. Even placements at the two IITS are amongst the best in the country. Yet figures indicate that the top JEE rank holders prefer Computer Science Engineering at IIT Mumbai rather than IIT Delhi. But, we are here to tell you when and why you can avoid IIT Mumbai.

Mumbai IIT was earlier placed in the suburbs, away from the crowds, giving IITians the space and peace to pursue their career goals. Today the area in Powai is surrounded by high rise building, malls and traffic snarls, bringing with it all the clatter and patter of a metropolitan hub. Just like the population and popularity of Powai and its neighbouring areas has grown, so has the quality of education at thi…

Second Pakistani University opens in UAE

RAS AL KHAIMAH, (UAE): One more Pakistani University has started its operations in Ras Al Khaimah with a mission to provide good quality affordable education for Pakistani families living in UAE. Name as “Abasyn University”, the new educational platform will offer degree courses to the 800 to 1,000 pupils who comes out of Pakistani high schools in the UAE every year.

Previously Szabist University in Dubai was the only Pakistani university in the emirates. Abasyn’s Ras Al Khaimah centre is its overseas branch campus. As a famed brand in Pakistan, the Abasyn University has campuses in Peshawar and Islamabad. Abasyn University is considered to be more affordable as it charges only Dh1,200 a month. This makes it more affordable than Szabist which charges Dh1,900, and Abasyn is significantly cheaper than other institutions.

On average, university fees in the UAE start at about Dh25,000 a year. However, for anything science or engineering based, costs can rise to more than Dh45,000.The…