AMU

  • AMU budges, to provide transportation to UG students for central library December 5, 2014

    Aligarh: AMU will now provide transportation every Sunday to undergraduates from its Women's College to its main library, days after the university was embroiled in a controversy over not allowing girl students there citing lack of space and security. AMU Vice Chancellor Retired Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah has issued the...
  • Rift with AMU nears its end, BJP calls-off protest over proposed event November 29, 2014

    Aligarh: The stand-off between the Aligarh Muslim University and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be ending. The BJP has relented and decided to call off the protest it had planned at the university gates after the Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah gave his nod to hold a seminar of...
  • Communal flare-up possible if BJP event allowed, warns AMU VC November 29, 2014

    Aligarh: The big face-off between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aligarh Muslim University is growing by the day with the varsity not allowing the 128th birth anniversary celebrations of 'Jat king' Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, while the BJP remains adamant on its stand. AMU Vice Chancellor Zameer Uddin...
  • AMU, BJP spar over Raja Mahendra Pratap's birth anniversary celebrations November 28, 2014

    The upcoming birth anniversary of Raja Mahendra Pratap has led to a war of words between BJP and Aligarh Muslim University. ...
  • Don't play politics at an educational institution, AMU VC to Centre against BJP's proposed event November 28, 2014

    Aligarh: A fresh controversy is brewing in the Aligarh Muslim University where the varsity authorities and Bharatiya Janata Party have got into a war of words over a piece of land. BJP has asked the university to celebrate the birth anniversary of Raja Mahendra Pratap, a freedom fighter, who according to...
  • AMU to seek special grant from the Centre to expand Central library November 19, 2014

    Aligarh: Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University Lt Gen (rtd) Zameer Uddin Shah on Wednesday said he will approach the Centre for a special grant of Rs 20 crore to expand the facilities at Maulana Azad Central library so that 28,000 students are provided access to it. Referring to the recent...
  • Allahabad HC directs AMU to allow undergraduate girl students in university's central library November 14, 2014

    Allahabad: In a major move, the Allahabad High Court has removed restriction on undergraduate girls from using the central library of Aligarh Muslim University. The court has also sought a reply from the varsity's Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah who had recently stirred a hornet's nest by not allowing girls into...
  • AMU succumbs to pressure, may allow undergraduate girls in Central library November 14, 2014

    Aligarh: After much outrage, the Aligarh Muslim University seems to have bowed down to pressure. It has informed the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry that a request by undergraduate girls of Women's College to access the central library is under consideration. The reply came after the HRD Ministry sought an explanation...
  • AMU students back Vice Chancellor, say remarks misinterpreted November 12, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University students backed Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah remarks and said that his remarks were misinterpreted. One of the students said, "We raised the demand to use the central library during university polls. There is a space problem. His remarks were misinterpreted." ...
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  • News 360: NCW set to propose legalisation of sex trade November 11, 2014

    The National Commission for Women set to propose legalisation of sex trade. NCW chief Lalitha Kumaralangalam on Tuesday said that the commission will propose the same to a Supreme Court constituted panel. According to sources, Women and Child Development Ministry does not favour the idea. ...
  • AMU bars girls from entering library, HRD Ministry to look into the matter November 11, 2014

    In an ironical statement, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Lt General Zameeruddin Shah has backed the decision of girls students not being allowed to enter the Maulana Azad Library. Defending the decision he said, "if girls are allowed in the library, four times more boys will flock to...
  • AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor defends not allowing girls into the library, says more boys will flock November 11, 2014

    Aligarh: In an ironical statement, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Lt General Zameeruddin Shah has backed the decision of girls students not being allowed to enter the Maulana Azad Library. Defending the decision he said, "if girls are allowed in the library, four times more boys will flock...
  • Giant Aral sea basin now completely dry: NASA September 30, 2014

    Washington: The eastern basin of the Aral Sea - formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world - has for the first time dried up completely, according to latest images released by NASA. Aral Sea, the once-extensive lake in Central Asia has been shrinking markedly since the 1960s,...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook July 23, 2014

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Tipu Sultan was a model ruler, says Muslim Cleric May 7, 2014

    A good ruler should be identified "not by the size of his chest" but by his capacity "to deliver" justice, service and love to all sections of the society, a Muslim cleric has said. Tipu Sultan "was a model ruler, because in the dispensation of justice, he never differentiated between different...
  • Muslims no more swayed by appeal of religious leaders: AMU teachers April 11, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association has criticised the practise of religious leaders issuing appeals in support of political parties and said such calls will have no impact on the Muslim community voters. "Using religious personalities or religious symbols for political objectives is dangerous. Neither do we approve of the Delhi Jama...
  • Political parties woo Muslims as west UP goes to polls April 10, 2014

    Muslims have a sizeable presence in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh that go to polls Thursday. The region has been polarised following the September 2013 riots. The population of Muslims varies between 19 and 48 percent in the 10 constituencies spread across 13 districts in the western region...
  • Used mustard oil is the new source of bio-diesel, thanks to AMU students April 1, 2014

    A group of engineering students from Aligarh Muslim University have succeeded in extracting bio-diesel from refined and used mustard oil, university officials said on Tuesday. Third-year students of the Diploma in Engineering at the AMU Polytechnic designed a bio-diesel extraction plant as part of the recently developed Alternative Fuel and Combustion...
  • AMU students take out protest march against lawlessness in campus March 10, 2014

    Students of Aligarh Muslim University on Monday took out a protest march against deteriorating law and order situation in the campus. The group of 250 AMU students, who were prevented from proceeding to the Vice-Chancellor's office by the police, later raised slogans against the rising incidence of violence in the campus...
  • AMU student gets USD 1.2 lakh Presidential scholarship March 8, 2014

    A research scholar of Aligarh Muslim University, a former resident of a riot relief camp in Gujarat, has been granted the prestigious Presidential scholarship by Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Sheth Zulfikar Yousuf, who hails from a modest background in Himmatnagar of Gujarat and got the USD 1.2 lakh scholarship is...
  • Mulayam's visit to Aligarh Muslim University cancelled after protests February 24, 2014

    Lucknow: In a setback to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, his visit today to the Aligarh Muslim University was cancelled after protests from a section of the teaching staff there. While no official reason was given by the SP for the cancellation of the visit, AMU teachers said they were...
  • AMU Teachers Association to oppose Mulayam's visit in the campus February 22, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association on Saturday announced they would oppose a proposed visit of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to the varsity, alleging his party had failed to mete out justice to Muzaffarnagar riot victims. The Samajwadi Party supremo has been invited to address a seminar on February 24 organised...
  • JNU and BHU keen to open centres in Bihar, says PK Shahi February 19, 2014

    Delhibased Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are keen to open their centres in Bihar, state Education Minister PK Shahi on Wednesday said. "JNU's official has informed us that they will open a centre in Bihar after permission from the union human resource ministry," Shahi said. Shahi said he...
  • MF Husain's son presents father's rare portrait to AMU February 2, 2014

    Shamshad Husain, son of renowned painter MF Husain, on Sunday presented a rare painting of his father to the Aligarh Muslim University. Shamshad was the chief guest at the inaugural function of a threeday national workshop on "Nature Interpretation and DioramaMaking in Museum", organised by the department of museology. Delivering the keynote...
  • Nitish Kumar continues tirade against Congress over AMU January 30, 2014

    Continuing his tirade against the Congress, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday criticised the Congressled UPA government for earmarking a very "meagre amount" for the the Aligarh Muslim University centre in Kishanganj. Immediately after Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi left the venue of foundationlaying ceremony at Chakla village...
  • Angry Nitish cools down, to attend AMU's foundationstone laying ceremony January 30, 2014

    After an angry outburst over not being invited, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will finally attend a foundationstone laying ceremony by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. The foundation stone of offcampus branch of the Aligarh Muslim University will be laid in Kishanganj district. "Nitish Kumar has left for Kishanganj to attend...
  • Congress believes in secularism, inclusive development: Sonia Gandhi January 30, 2014

    Kishanganj: Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Thursday asserted that the party believed in secularism and inclusive development. She claimed that Congress had accepted most of the recommendations of the Sachar Committee which focused on removing the development deficit which some minority communities suffer from. While addressing a rally at Muslimdominated Kishanganj...
  • Centre finally puts Nitish Kumar on guest list of AMU event in Kishanganj January 29, 2014

    After much controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has finally received an invitation to the foundationlaying ceremony of an Aligarh Muslim University centre by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at Kishanganjon Thursday, which he confirmed he would attend on Wednesday. Invitation letters from Union Human Resources Development minister M M Pallam Raju...