Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
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Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Established: 1875 Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Phone: 91-571-2703038, 2701807
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Aligarh Muslim University was established by the Indian Muslims and the Act of Indian Parliament made it University. It is located in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. Modelled on the University of Cambridge, it was among the first institutions of higher learning set up during British Occupation. Originally it was Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College, which was founded by a great Muslim social reformer Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. Many prominent Muslim leaders, and Urdu writers and scholars of the subcontinent have graduated from the University. Aligarh Muslim University is a residential academic institution of International repute offering more than 250 Courses in traditional and modern branch of Education. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, a great social reformer of his age felt the need for modern education and started a school in 1875 which later became the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College and finally Aligarh Muslim University in 1920. This is a premier Central University with several faculties and maintained institutions and draws students from all corners of the world, specially Africa, West Asia and South East Asia. In some courses, seats are reserved for students from SAARC and Commonwealth countries. The University is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion or sex. Aligarh is situated at a distance of 130 km, South-East of Delhi on Delhi-Calcutta Railway and Grand Trunk route

The University grew out of the work of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan who in the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 felt that it was important for Muslims to gain modern education and become involved in the public life and Government Services in India at that time. Raja Jai Kishan helped Sir Syed a lot in establishing this university. The British decision to replace the use of the knowledge of Persian in the 1830s for Government employment and as the language of Courts of Law caused deep anxiety among Muslims of the sub-continent. Sir Syed then clearly foresaw the imperative need for the Muslims to acquire proficiency in the English language and "Western Sciences" if the community were to maintain its social and political clout, particularly in Northern India. He began to prepare the road map for the formation of a Muslim University by starting various schools. In 1864, the Scientific Society of Aligarh was set up to disseminate Western works into native languages as a prelude to prepare the community to accept "Western Education". Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah, The Aga Khan III has contributed greatly to Aligarh Muslim University in terms collecting funds and providing financial support.

In 1875, Sir Syed founded the Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College in Aligarh and patterned the college after Oxford and Cambridge universities that he had visited on a trip to England. His objective was to build a college in tune with the British education system but without compromising its Islamic values.

It was one of the first purely residential educational institution set up either by the Government or the public in India. Over the years it gave rise to a new educated class of Muslims who were active in the political system of the British Raj, and who would serve as a catalyst for change among not only the Muslim population of India, but of the entire subcontinent. When Viceroy to India, Lord Curzon visited the College in 1901, he praised the work which was carried on by the College and called it of "sovereign importance" [1].

The college was originally affiliated with the University of Calcutta, and was transferred to the Allahabad University in 1885. Near the turn of the century it began publishing its own magazine, and established a law school. It was also around this time that a movement began to have it develop into a university to stand on its own. To achieve this goal, many expansions were made with more and more programs added to the curriculum. A school for girls was established in 1907. By 1921(exact year 1920), the College was transformed into a university, and it was named Muslim University. Its growth continued. The first chancellor of the university was a female, Sultan Shah Jahan Begum. In 1927, a school for the blind was established, and the following year, a Medical School was attached to the university. By the end of the 1930s, the University had also developed its Engineering faculty.

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  • Type of Event: Conference Events Date: Apr 04, 2016 to Apr 05, 2016 Abstract Submission Deadline: Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 15th February 2016 Organized By: Dr. Nazeer Ahmad Abdul Majeed, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Sponsored By: Dr. Nazeer Ahmad Abdul Majeed, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Registration Fees Academic and research institutions in india - RS 2000/- Madrasas / Islamic centres - RS 500/- Foreign Institutions - $100/- About Events
    Apr 04, 2016
    Published On Jan 07, 2016
  • Type of Event: Conference Events Date: Apr 02, 2016 to Apr 03, 2016 Abstract Submission Deadline: Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 15th March 2016 Organized By: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Sponsored By: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh About Events
    Apr 02, 2016
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  • 9th Filmsaaz 2016, Aligarh Muslim University, March 14-16 2016, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Events Dates : 14 March 2016 - 16 March 2016 Organized By: Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Sponsored By: Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh About Events
    Mar 14, 2016
    Published On Feb 26, 2016
  • International Conference on Make In India 2015, Aligarh Muslim University, January 4-5 2016, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Events Dates : January 4 2016-January 5 2016 Organized By: Faculty of Commerce Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Sponsored By: Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) New Delhi, India Registration: http://www.iscom.biz/conference/ICSSR_BROCHURE.pdf Registration Fees Early Registration Teachers : INR 3500 Research Scholars : INR 1500
    Jan 04, 2016
    Published On Oct 02, 2015
  • ICMBAA 2015, Aligrah Muslim University, June 6 2015, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Events Dates : June 6 2015 Organized By: Aligrah Muslim University, Aligarh, Sponsored By: Aligrah Muslim University, Aligarh, Registration: Please refer to official website Registration Fees: Please refer to official website About Events ICMBAA 2015 is an International Conference On Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Analysis And Application Organized by¬†Aligrah Muslim University which is dated on June 6 2015.
    Jun 06, 2015
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