Amity University, Kolkata

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Amity University, Kolkata
Amity University Kolkata.svg
MottoWe Nurture Talent
Established2015 (2015)
ChancellorAtul Chauhan
Vice-ChancellorDhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay
22°35′45.13″N 88°29′07.61″E / 22.5958694°N 88.4854472°E / 22.5958694; 88.4854472Coordinates: 22°35′45.13″N 88°29′07.61″E / 22.5958694°N 88.4854472°E / 22.5958694; 88.4854472
ColoursBlue and Yellow          
NicknameThe Amitians
AffiliationsUGC; AIU
SportsFootball, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Cricket

Amity University, Kolkata is a private university in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. It was founded in 2015 and is the eighth university to be established by the Amity Education Group.


The Amity Group's presence in Kolkata began at the end of 2009 with Amity Global Business School (Salt Lake, Sector V), which offered management degrees under Amity University. In 2015, the state legislature of West Bengal passed the Amity University Act, 2014 (West Bengal Act, XXIV of 2014) to enable the establishment of the university in Kadampukur, Action Area - III of New Town. The university was established on 6 January and classes commenced on 31 August 2015. It is the eighth university to be established by the Amity Education Group, which also established Amity University, Mumbai in 2014.


The university is widely known for having one of the world's most expensive campuses. It has many classrooms that are centrally air-conditioned and has many laboratories for conducting experiments. [1] The Central Building (known as the Leaf Structure) is centrally air-conditioned and has hi-tech security. It consists of a library block (the second-largest library in Kolkata after the National Library of India),[citation needed] an auditorium block, a cafeteria block and an atrium that is used for many events.

Aerial view of the University campus

The Academic Block which consists of three wings comprises more than 100 classrooms spread across its institutes. It has the university's common seminar hall and is next to the sports field and basketball court. A new 22 Storey Tower is coming up which will be an addition to the academic building and will feature more than 200 classrooms, research labs and other amenities room. It will be ready by 2020.

A All New Sport Complex is also coming up which will feature a Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts and Indoor Sport Room. It will also be ready by 2020.

The University also possess a 13 Storey Hostel Block which provide Residential Living to Boys and Girls separately.


The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral degrees. Courses are run by constituent institutes and schools situated on its campus. Amity University, Kolkata is currently offering programs in the field of management, engineering, bio-technology, applied sciences, forensic sciences, environment, medical and allied health sciences, nursing, journalism and mass communications, liberal arts, computer science, foreign language, law, architecture, medical, commerce, economics, fashion, fine arts, hotel management both at undergraduate and post graduate levels, besides offering doctoral degrees in many of these disciplines.

School of Engineering & Technology[edit]

School of Engineering & Technology is called as Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Kolkata (ASETK). All engineering programs are run under School of Engineering & Technology. It offers UG, PG & Ph.D programmes. The different Programmes running under this school are,

Undergraduate Programme

  • B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering
  • B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech in Mechanical & Automation Engineering
  • B.Tech in Biotechnology

Post Graduate Programme

  • M.Tech in Computer Science Engineering
  • M.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Solar Energy

Amity Law School[edit]

Amity Law School Kolkata is affiliated to Amity University Kolkata. All the law programs are run under the Amity Law School. It offers UG and PG programs. The programs running under the school are:

Undergraduate Programme

  • BBA. LLB. (Hons) 5-year course
  • BCom. LLB. (Hons) 5-year course
  • BA. LLB. (Hons) 5-year course

Post Graduate Programme

  • LLB 3 Year Course
  • LLM (Business Law) 1 year Course

Research centres[edit]

The university has 11 research centres in bio-design, computer graphics, decisions and ethics, design research, information technology, financial analytics, robotics, computer research in music and acoustics, humanities, language and information, applied & behavioral sciences.


The university has more than 25 institutes in its campus, including Amity School of Business, Kolkata, Amity Business School, Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Amity School of Architecture and Planning, Amity Law School, Kolkata and Amity Institute of Biotechnology.