A high level team led by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice
Chancellor Prof PK Abdul Aziz is visiting Maharashtra on October
26 to inspect lands in Aurangabad and Malegaon to establish its
off campus centre in the state. The expert team is arriving to
Aurangabad from Delhi by air on October 25 in the evening.
"A six-member high-power team headed
by the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Prof. PK
Abdul Azis is visiting Maharashtra on October 25-27, 2011 to
inspect the sites identified by the state government for the
establishment of AMU off campus centre in the state", chairman of
Noble Education & Welfare Society (NEWS) Aleem Faizee said.
Noble Education & Welfare Society
(NEWS) is coordinating since last three years with local leaders specially Guardian
Minister of Nasik District Chagan Bhujbal and Nasik MP Samir
Bhujbal for the establishment of the centre in the state.
"The other members of the team
include Prof. Anwar Jahan Zuberi, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
and former Vice Chancellor, University of Calicut, Prof. Jawaid
Akhtar, Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Prof.
Ekram Husain, Principal, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and
Technology, Prof. N. A. K. Durrani, Media Advisor, Prof. M. Saud
Alam Qasmi, Former Dean, Faculty of Theology", he said.
As part of its ambitious program to
spread its wings to national level, Aligarh Muslim University
(AMU) in 2007 decided to establish one centre each in Bihar,
Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. While the
centers in Kerala and West Bengal have already begun academic
activities, efforts are on by the respective state governments in
Bihar and Maharashtra to establish the centers.
In Maharashtra, realizing the
importance of the impact this centre will have on the region,
Nasik MP Samir Bhujbal at the behest of Guardian Minister of Nasik
District Chagan Bhujbal contacted Vice Chancellor Prof PK Abdul
Aziz and requested him to visit Malegaon for inspection of the
land identified for the purpose in Malegaon.
Earlier, the Higher & Technical
Education Department of the Maharashtra Government had in April
2011 written to the AMU VC informing him of the availability of
the land in Malegaon.
Later, Minister of State for Primary
Education Mrs. Fauzia Khan also contacted AMU VC Prof PK Abdul
Aziz and informed him about the availability of the land in
Aurangabad. Consequently the AMU decided to send its high power
team to inspect the lands on both the locations.
Ironically, while so much efforts
are on by other states, informed sources said that the BJP led
government in Madhya Pradesh had not shown any interest till now
for the establishment of the AMU off campus centre in the state.