AMU founder Sir Syed
The Aligarh Muslim University has announced its prestigious
international award named after its founder, “Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
International Award” for the year 2010.
The award carries a cash prize of
rupees five hundred thousand.
This year, the award will be given in
the field of Education (including promotion of education and
establishment of academic institutions with a sense of inclusive
The Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International Award, has already been
awarded twice since its launching in 2008.
The first award was given to the
eminent literary figure and educationist of Pakistan who was also
recognized as the torch bearer of Sir Syed Movement in Pakistan,
Zakir Ali Khan, one of the founders of Sir Syed University of
Engineering and Technology, Karachi in the field of literature.
The second award was shared by eminent
scientists of India, Prof. Obaid Ahmad Siddiqui and Prof. S. Zahoor
Qasim, both alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University for their
distinguished contribution in the field of Life Sciences.
The University has invited nominations for the year 2010 from
individuals, Universities, Research Centers, Government and
non-Government organizations and institutions of International
repute who have rendered outstanding and distinguished service in
promoting education and establishment of academic institutions with
a sense of inclusive social objective.
The registered societies nominated for
the award should be exceptionally well reputed with a continuous
record of accomplishment of public service with proven credentials
of establishing educational institutions of high quality.
The nominating person / Head of the Institution / Competent
Authority should a send a letter adequately justifying the
nomination highlighting the importance and relevance of the
The award will be given on the basis of merit determined through the
assessment of the nominees’ and societies’ published work and the
catalogue of documents of rendering proven public services. The work
will be evaluated by a jury comprising distinguished and eminent
The nomination for the award should accompany a typed resume of the
nominee with a list of his/her publications along with ten original
contributions of the nominee (research papers/books/monographs) on
the subject. One high resolution colour photograph of the nominee
(10 cm x 15 cm) is also required.
In case of societies, brief profile of the organization and tangible
contribution as evident by establishment of academic institutions
with a social objective in mind and in the spirit of philanthropy as
against blatant commercialization (ten copies of each document).
Awards and Honours received for
rendering outstanding selfless services to the society and humanity
and a catalogue of outstanding achievements in the last 10 years
highlighting the work truly selfless and inclusive in the domain of
education should also be enclosed with the application (ten copies
The academic institutions established by the societies/individuals
to become eligible for nomination shall be recognized by the
concerned agencies/ authorities (AICTE, MCI, DCI/CBSE etc.) in their
The nominations must reach the office of the Vice Chancellor,
Aligarh Muslim University on or before 10th September 2010.
Nominations will be judged strictly on
the basis of merit regardless of caste, creed, religion, gender and
Nomination forms and terms and details
are available on the AMU website
The name of the winner will be announced by October 10, 2010.
The award will be presented on the Sir
Syed Day, October 17, 2010 in the commemorative function to be held
at AMU Campus.