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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson along with senior business delegation is on a five day visit to India to promote London and further enhance economic links between the two countries.
Welcoming the Mayor, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group said that the presence of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has ignited and motivated the Amitians to work harder to strengthen the relationship between Amity and London. Dr. Chauhan remarked that growth and development across the world can happen only with research and innovation and the proposed association between the city of London and Amity University will herald a new era for the entire world.
Sharing his thoughts with the gathering, Boris Johnson applauded Amity’s adherence to global standards in curriculum, teaching pedagogy, contemporary infrastructure and cutting edge research. He welcomed the suggestion by Amity Group to open up its University in London and even offered his support and guidance to start the same at the earliest. He assured the Founder and Chancellor of the University that he would work harder to make their dream of starting University Campus in London a reality.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson urged more Indian students to come to the capital and take advantage of some of the best universities and colleges in the world. He expressed his desire to see more students from London coming over to India for study since India offers a wide range of choices in courses. He invited Amity students to London for studies, adding to the scientific and intellectual capital of London.
He assured that he would continue to lobby the British Government to ensure that London remains open for international students to come to study, as London cannot afford to lose India’s top talent and the global leaders of the future to Australia and the United States. He thanked Amity Group for choosing London for opening up their University Campus which will facilitate cross cultural research and students’ mobility amongst various countries.
While taking the round of sprawling, lush green eco-friendly Campus of Amity University, the Mayor visited the Amity Centre of E- learning which, as part of Pan African e-Network Project (joint initiative of African Union and Indian Government), is offering tele- education in 53 Pan- African nations using a Dedicated Satellite Network. He interacted with the African students (enrolled under Pan African Project) through tele-conferencing and lauded the good work done by ACeL.
During the interesting and lively interactive session, Boris Johnson addressed a volley of questions posed to him by the curious and inquisitive students of Amity.
Addressing the august gathering, Atul Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh said, “We are delighted to have the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson at our campus. His charismatic personality has ignited a spark amongst the hundreds of Amity students who have interacted with him.
We will always be proud that Amity's first international campus was established in London three years ago. Located in a beautiful and listed building in Bedford Square in the heart of academic London, it is the only campus in the UK of an Indian education group.
With the guidance of the Hon' ble Mayor of London, Amity will be establishing a full fledged residential Amity University Campus in London which will be a “Benchmark of Excellence” in education, research and innovation, catering to over 15, 000 students. The University will attract some of the best faculty, scientists and students from around the world.”
During the occasion, it was also decided to start Innovation Incubator in the University Campus which will promote spirit of entrepreneurship in the Capital of London.
Charlie Mayfield- Chairman, John Lewis Partnership, Prof. Geoff Rodgers- Pro VC, Brunel University, London and Ms. Shani Bishop, Brunel University, London interacted with the management students of Amity University and apprised them about the global business trends and shared the tips which could make the students globally employable.
Amity Group is the only private Indian education group that offers education right from pre-Nursery to Ph.D level to over 1, 00,000 students. The educational Institutions of Amity are known for their quality education with state of the art facilities, infrastructure and talented faculty
As part of its endeavor to integrate and deliver the best of “East and West” in the field of education, Amity has already established International campuses in Singapore, New York/New Jersey, California, Dubai, Mauritius, London and Romania.
Amity Education Group with 5 Universities, 17 K-12 Schools and Pre-schools, 150 + Institutions has a 20 years old legacy of creating future leaders. All Amity Universities- Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Amity University, Haryana ; Amity University, Madhya Pradesh, Amity University, Rajasthan are State Recognized Universities. Amity has 30 campuses located across India in New Delhi, NOIDA, Ghaziabad, Gurgoan, Issapur (Delhi) ,Ahmedabad , Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai, Patna, Pune, Calcutta, Indore ,Gwalior and other states.
As per the vision and mission of the Founder President of Amity Group- Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, the researchers and scientists of Amity University, Uttar Pradesh(AUUP) undertake extensive R&D projects in upcoming area such as Nanotechnology, Solar Energy, Nuclear Energy, Bio-Chemistry etc. Over 358 patents have already been filed by the University in the last two years.
Amity University is recognized by renowned Accreditation Institutions worldwide including ‘A’ Grade Accreditation by NAAC; ASIC, UK (Accreditation Service for International Colleges) Accreditation with rare distinction as “Premier College. International Association of Universities (IAU) has included Amity University’s name in its list of educational institutions. Amity University has maintained high standards in all areas and has received ISO 9001-2000 and ISO 14001- 2004 Certifications from BSI
India Infoline News Service / 09:04, Jan 22, 2015
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