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AMU Murshidabad foundation stone laying ceremony on Nov 20

Saturday, October 30, 2010 09:43:34 PM, Special Correspondent

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Aligarh: The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) off campus centre at Murshidbabd in West Bengal would be held on November 20, 2010, AMU officials announced during the Sir Syed Day function held in Kolkata October 30.


The function was organised by the members of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association, Kolkata at Hotel Hindustan International at 235,AJC Bose Road, Kolkata to commemorate the 193rd Birth Anniversary of its founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. It was attended by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Prof P.K.Abul Azis, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University was the Guest of honour.


Other speakers on the Occasion were Moinul Hassan (Member of Parliament), Maulana Md Wali Rahmani (Secretary AIMPLB, Chairman, Rehmani Foundation) Mohammad Salim, (Chairman,WBMFDC,Ex Member of Parliament) & Prof Swapan Kumar Pramanick (Vice-Chancellor of Vidya Sagar University).


On the occasion more than five hundred Alumni of Aligarh Muslim University were also present.

Regarding the AMU campus at Murshidabad, the Chief Minster gave all the credits to AMU Vice Chancellor Prof Azis and assured that the entire infrastructure needed for the development of the AMU campus will be provided by him.


He ensured that he will particularly look into the matter related to the development of roads from national highway to the university campus.


Regarding the poor supply of electricity at Murshidabad, the Chief Minister told the AMU old boys that he will see to it that there remains an uninterrupted power supply in AMU campus at Murshidabad.


He also said that the fencing to the land will be done very soon.

AMOUBA General Secretary Waquar Ahmad Khan in his welcome speech paid his gratitude to the guests and gave assurance to the Vice Chancellor for all the help and co-operation from AMU Old Boys’ Association for the establishment of the campus at Murshidabad.


He also requested the students who are agitating in Aligarh not to become a puppet in the hands of the people who have their vested interest.

Maulana Wali Rehmani stressed on Muslim education and their problems.


He said that Chief Minister is to be praised that in spite of all the difficulties for acquiring land he managed to hand it over to AMU and the university campus is going to function soon.

AMU Vice – Chancellor and other members of Aligarh Muslim University gave their hearty thanks to the Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for his overall co-operation and assistance and requested him for his co-operation in future too.


Azis informed that the new academic session 2010-11 for Murshidabad and Malappuram will start and the admission will be made as per the university procedure. This has been advertised in all the leading newspapers of India.


Students who wish to take the admission are advised to visit the university web site i.e

The Murshidabad campus will start functioning from the temporary building which is taken on rent by the state government.


Azis also requested the old boys of AMU, the people of West Bengal and all the media and general public in mass to attend the foundation laying stone ceremony at Murshidabad on 20th November 2010. The foundation stone will be laid by Human Resource Minister Kapil Sibbal.


Other dignitaries attending the function will be Finance Minister Paranab Mukherjee, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and other important personalities from education and public life.



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