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Sunday April 15, 2012 08:09:15 PM, Special Correspondent

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Aligarh: A special meeting of the AMU Court, the supreme governing body of the Aligarh Muslim University, today recommended a panel of three names to the President of India in her capacity as Visitor of the University for the next Vice Chancellor.


The meeting of the Court recommended Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameeruddin Shah, Dr. Noor Mohammad, IAS (Retd.), Former Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India and Dr. Syed Khalid Rizvi, IPS (Retd.), Former Director General of Police, UP.

The meeting was presided over by the former Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Mr. Mahmoodur Rahman. 118 members of the University Court attended the meeting.


Naseem Ahmad, former AMU Vice Chancellor was the Chief Election Officer to conduct the election.

While Lt. Gen. Zameeruddin Shah secured 97 votes, Dr. Noor Mohammad 85 and Dr. Syed Khalid Rizvi 83 votes, S. M. Ashraf, Income Tax Commissioner and A. A. Siddiqui, former DGP, Punjab secured 49 and 31 votes respectively.

Earlier, the Executive Council of the University drew a panel of five names to the University Court.

Lt. Gen. Zameeruddin Shah, born on August 15, 1948 at Meerut was an alumnus of St. Joseph’s College, Nainital. He did his M. Sc. in Defence Studies and Management from the Madras University in 1980 and M. Phil. from the Indore University in 1993. He served as Chairman, of the Board of Governors of Sainik School, Purulia, West Bengal and Chairman of the management Committee of the Army Institute of Management, Kolkata. Lt. Gen. Shah is a recipient of the highest peace time award of Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished services in the army.

Dr. Noor Mohammad retired from the Indian Administrative Services on July 31, 2011. He held important positions like Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority and Member Secretary, NCR Planning Board. Dr. Noor Mohammad is an alumnus of Aligarh Muslim University and did his B. Sc. (Hons.) Physics and M. Sc. (Physics) and got gold medal in both the undergraduate and postgraduate examinations. He did his Ph.D. in Economics from Lucknow University. He devoted his career to providing responsive and transparent governance that empowers civil society and eradicates administrative malpractices such as corruption and nepotism.

Dr. Syed Khalid Rizvi, IPS (Retd.) did his B. Tech. (IIT Kanpur) in 1970, M.Sc. (Sociology, 2006) and Ph.D. (Sociology, Criminology, 2009) from Lucknow University. Dr. Rizvi has a vast experience of more than 35 years of top level governmental administration. After retiring as Director General of Police on November 30, 2008, he joined Everest University online, a part of Florida Metropolitan University, USA as a Professor of Criminal Justice. He is also Member Board, Council for American Islamic Relations, Arizona and Member, Advisory Council, Criminal Justice department, Kalpan’s College, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.


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