Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is all set to establish special
centers at four places in the country to regain the National status.
"AMU has taken a
historic decision to regain its national status by establishing four
special centers in the backward areas dominated by the minority
community in India", Vice Chancellor Prof. P. K. Abdul Aziz said in his address to
the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Court meeting that was held on Monday. He was reffering to the
decision taken by the University a couple of weeks back.
"To regain the
National Status is the top most priority for us. Hence despite the
proposals that suggested to establish centers outside the country in
line with other universities, it was decided to utilize all our
energies to establish special centers at Murshidabad in West Bengal,
Katihar in Bihar, Kozikode in Kerala and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh on
priority basis", said Prof. Azhar Delhvi - a Court Member while
speaking to ummid.com.
"The Court has also decided to
lend all the support to the University for communicating with the
respective state governments for land
allotment and to fulfill other requirements needed to establish
these centers", he said.
Earlier the Court
meeting, presided over by
Ahmadi - Chancellor of the University and Former Chief
Justice of India, besides passing the annual accounts of the
University and the audit report of the Principal Accountant General
discussed at length various challenges facing the University.
the Court that the University is fully prepared to face the global
challenges Vice Chancellor Professor Aziz said, "Apart from setting
e-Governance in motion and establishing Digital Resource Centre, owing to the special emphasis laid on high quality research, many
new research projects are already awarded to the University."
University has made its admission tests fully transparent by
providing answer booklets and OMR sheets uploaded on
the University website before the results are announced, he said,
"Efforts are now on to conduct the admission tests outside Aligarh in
Kolkata, Kozhikode, Bhopal, Lucknow and Hyderabad so that students
of different regions especially Muslims get an opportunity to study
The meeting also
elected noted Islamic scholar Maulana Abdul Wahab Khilji, Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi and Chaudhary
Mateen as members of the Aligarh Muslim University Court, informed Prof. Azhar Delhvi.
The AMU Court
that has around hundred members is comprised of prominent Muslim
personalities with proven track records in their respective fields
from all across the country.