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Tuesday January 17, 2012 07:27:37 PM, Special Correspondent

Outgoing Vice Chancellor Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis (right) being felicitated by the incoming VC, Prof. S. Mahdi Abbas Rizvi

Aligarh: The Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis handed over the charge in the afternoon of January 17, 2012 to Prof. S. Mehdi Abbas Rizvi, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, the senior most Dean amongst the members of the Executive Council under Statute 2(7) of the Statutes of the University.

While assuming the charge, Prof. Rizvi has said that the AMU Centres established in Murshidabad and Malappuram and up-gradation of University maintained schools projects as well as the phenomenal growth in ICT facility were notable achievements of the outgoing Vice Chancellor that meaningfully contribute to the advancement of AMU.

Prof. Mehdi Abbas Rizvi had vast administrative experience as the Controller of Examinations for almost a decade and functioning as Dean., Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

A large number of University officials were present during the handling and taking over charge ceremony held at Vice Chancellor’s lodge. Prior to charge giving programme, Prof. Azis was given an emotional farewell.

Prof. Azis assumed the charge of the AMU Vice Chancellor on June 11, 2007 and demitted his office today on attaining superannuation.

Prof. Azis thanked the University community for their support and cooperation. He urged the University staff and students to carry forward the noble mission of the visionary AMU founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and further transform the community and the nation at large.

In a good bye message to all AMU stakeholders, the outgoing VC said in a written message that the four and half years’ period that he spent at the Aligarh Muslim University was most fascinating and in essence filled with rewarding reminiscence of great value. The productive partnership that he developed with the vast majority of teachers, students and non-teaching staff has brought a new wave of expansion and capacity building in the University. The sense of devotion that he saw in promoting the vision and mission of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was inspiring.

Prof. Azis said that he had given his best in the service of this great institution. He appealed to the students that they were the ‘hope of the nation’ and should shine in their studies. He placed on record his deep sense of gratitude to everyone for the support and appreciation extended to him throughout his stay in AMU.

Earlier, AMU Vice Chancellor went round the offices in the Administrative Block and met the non-teaching staff and wished them good luck.




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