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Thursday, February 04, 2010 09:37:06 PM, Staff Reporter

Ms Fatima Javed receiving Papa Mian Padma Bhushan Award from Delhi Chief Minster Mrs. Sheila Dixit

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Malegaon: Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dixit who was a chief guest on the founder’s day celebration at Women’s College of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) described her visit to this institution a sentimental journey because of her nostalgic memories of this place, says AMU spokesperson Dr. Rahat Abrar.


She mentioned with great pride how she still cherishes her brief meeting with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the founder of this College when her late husband was the Sub Divisional Magistrate of Khair in Aligarh District.


Mrs. Dixit focused on skill based learning in the institutions for female component. She appreciated Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as young and vibrant and highlighted the need to open a separate department for environment and ecology learning foreseeing challenges ahead in the world, Dr. Rahat says.


Mrs. Sheila Dixit said that she is the product of Delhi University but like Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for its culture and beautiful gardens and heritage buildings.


She gave awards to the meritorious students of the College. Ms. Fatima Javed of English (main) received most coveted Papa Mian Padma Bhushan Award for over all outstanding performance in academic and co-curricular activities.


In his presidential remarks, AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis said that this institution has decided to establish five special centres in different parts of the country to meet the challenging needs of the marginalized and excluded social class and would replicate the AMU model in all its Centres.


Prof. Azis said AMU means brilliant dedicated persons and we need institution builders to create a new environment.


He said that the University has made rapid progress and succeeded in providing ICT facilities to all its staff and students and created information highway in their finger tip. A Digital Resource Centre was also established at Maulana Azad Library of the University.


Earlier welcoming the guests, Prof. Bilquis Naseem Waris, Principal of the Women’s College said that on the eve of founder’s day, we also celebrate the achievements of the young minds today.


She said that this College now consists of 95 teaching faculty, 75 non-teaching staff and 2563 students including overseas students on the rolls.


She said that the students of this College have always been great achievers be it in academic and other co-curricular activities. Ms. Ameena Arif, a students of B. Sc. (Biochemistry) gained the top position among all the six faculties, securing the highest percentage of marks, with an aggregate of 89.9% during the last session.


Prof. Bilquees highlighted the achievements of teachers and pointed out that 31 teachers participated in various national and international conferences, workshops and symposia.


On this occasion, Mrs Sheila Dixit, Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis and Prof. Zakia Ather Siddiqui, Secretary, female Education Association presented the awards to Aiman Siddiqui, Ilma and Saeeda.

Students presented group songs. Dr. Romana Siddiqui conducted the programme.


Earlier, AMU Vice Chancellor welcomed the Chief Minister, Mrs, Sheila Dixit at Vice Chancellor’s lodge, senior faculty members and top officials were present.




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