AMU

  • Muslims no more swayed by appeal of religious leaders: AMU teachers 11-04-2014 03:37 PM

    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...
  • Political parties woo Muslims as west UP goes to polls 10-04-2014 12:09 AM

    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...
  • Used mustard oil is the new source of bio-diesel, thanks to AMU students 01-04-2014 07:21 PM

    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...
  • AMU students take out protest march against lawlessness in campus 10-03-2014 05:41 PM

    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...
  • AMU student gets USD 1.2 lakh Presidential scholarship 08-03-2014 05:37 PM

    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...
  • Mulayam's visit to Aligarh Muslim University cancelled after protests 24-02-2014 08:47 AM

    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...
  • AMU Teachers Association to oppose Mulayam's visit in the campus 22-02-2014 06:35 PM

    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...
  • JNU and BHU keen to open centres in Bihar, says PK Shahi 19-02-2014 06:49 PM

    Delhi-based 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...
  • MF Husain's son presents father's rare portrait to AMU 02-02-2014 11:59 PM

    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 three-day national workshop on "Nature Interpretation and Diorama-Making in Museum", organised by the department of museology. Delivering...
  • Nitish Kumar continues tirade against Congress over AMU 30-01-2014 11:23 PM

    Continuing his tirade against the Congress, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday criticised the Congress-led 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 foundation-laying ceremony at Chakla...
  • Angry Nitish cools down, to attend AMU's foundation-stone laying ceremony 30-01-2014 06:10 PM

    After an angry outburst over not being invited, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will finally attend a foundation-stone laying ceremony by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. The foundation stone of off-campus branch of the Aligarh Muslim University will be laid in Kishanganj district. "Nitish Kumar has left for Kishanganj...
  • Congress believes in secularism, inclusive development: Sonia Gandhi 30-01-2014 04:09 PM

    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 Muslim-dominated...
  • Centre finally puts Nitish Kumar on guest list of AMU event in Kishanganj 29-01-2014 09:43 PM

    After much controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has finally received an invitation to the foundation-laying 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...
  • AMU says it did invite Nitish for ceremony even as Bihar government claims otherwise 29-01-2014 09:21 AM

    Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday rejected Bihar government's claim that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not invited to the foundation stone laying ceremony of its centre in Kishanganj on January 31 and said the institution held him in high respect for his support. AMU Vice-Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah said the "confusion"...
  • AMU in Kishanganj: Bihar minister PK Shahi irked over not being invited for ceremony 28-01-2014 09:16 AM

    Bihar government on Monday registered a protest with the Centre over not being invited to the foundation-laying ceremony of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) centre by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on January 30 at Kisanganj. Bihar Education minister PK Shahi wrote a letter to Union Human Resources Development minister MM...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: AMU teachers flay UP government for forcibly evicting victims from relief camps 30-12-2013 09:43 AM

    The Aligarh Muslim University Teachers' Association (AMUTA) has condemned the Uttar Pradesh government for forcibly evicting riot victims from Muzaffarnagar relief camps and slapping a false case of encroaching on government land against them. AMUTA honorary secretary Aftab Alam Saturday said that instead of ensuring adequate rehabilitation to the victims...
  • Non-bailable warrant against AMU professor for assaulting girl 12-12-2013 04:32 PM

    A non-bailable warrant has been issued by a court here against a law department professor of Aligarh Muslim University accused of sexually assaulting a post-graduate girl student. Chief Judicial Magistrate BD Bharti, before whom the lawyer of Professor Muhammad Shabbir, chairman of the law department of the university, had applied...
  • 12 AMU medical students booked for ragging 25-08-2013 06:29 PM

    Twelve students of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College at Aligarh Muslim University have been booked for allegedly ragging a junior, police said. The case was registered on Saturday on the basis of a complaint filed by Jawed, a third-year student of the college. According to police, Jawed, who is in...
  • Speeding car hits AMU VC's bicycle, injures him 13-08-2013 09:24 PM

    Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice-Chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah was injured on Tuesday when a speeding car hit his bicycle on the campus. "I think it was a deliberate attempt to harm me," the VC said in a statement. "Shah received injuries in his knees and ribs and is out of...
  • News briefs: 'Permit teachers to guide PhD scholars' in Lucknow 06-08-2013 11:45 PM

    The Degree College Teachers Association has appealed to Lucknow University vice-chancellor SB Nimse to allow college teachers to guide PhD students. The association maintained that it was highly discriminatory that when colleges affiliated to other state universities had the rightto guide PhD students, teachers here were not allowed to do...
  • AMU withdraws 'advisory' on hostel girls' dress code 27-07-2013 10:56 AM

    Aligarh Muslim University on Saturday morning withdrew its 'advisory' on hostel girls wherein the residents of Abdullah Hallwere asked to wear decent looking dresses, both in and outside the campus. The prestigious university had issued a list of dos and donts to the 1300 girls residing in various hostels in...
  • 'Zero tolerance for corruption in ancient India' 10-11-2011 11:54 AM

    Aligarh: Team Anna's campaign against corruption may have caught the imagination of the nation, but what is perhaps little known is that though ancient India had a well-evolved democratic system that went down to the grassroots, its elected leaders had to adhere to well-defined laws that prescribed stiff penalties for...
  • Women second class students at AMU

    The Second Sex |  Asiya Islam
    One would think that the focal point of any university and the experience of being at university is the institution's library. Not for students of...

  • CBI probe ordered against AMU VC 26-07-2011 01:46 PM

    Aligarh: AMU on Tuesday said a CBI probe has been ordered against its vice chancellor Abdul Azis on charges of alleged financial irregularities at the university. "We have been asked to submit 48 files to the HRD Ministry for a preliminary CBI enquiry. We have dispatched the required documents yesterday,"...
  • Can a 'closed' AMU be a model for Muslims?

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    If there is one obscure Latin word that the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus is quite familiar with, it's 'sine die'. I think it all...

  • AMU shut down indefinitely after violence 30-04-2011 07:03 AM

    New Delhi: The Aligarh Muslim University was on Saturday shut down indefinitely following violent clashes between two rival groups of students that left around 11 of them injured. Violence erupted at the Aligarh Muslim University campus on Friday night as two student groups clashed and opened fire at each other....