Aligarh Muslim University

  • Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi 18-04-2014 02:12 PM

    The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis has slammed Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father and film writer Salim Khan for praising Narendra Modi for "pure commercial gains". FMSA, a body of Aligarh Muslim University, mostly comprising muslim intellectuals, passed a resolution in Aligarh on Thursday. Reacting sharply to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ansari encourages Muslims to take part in decision making 29-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that while the Constitution guarantees equality to all citizens and prohibits discrimination on the ground of sex. Muslims, especially women, are lagging behind others in the fields of education and participation in the work force. Addressing the 61st convocation at Aligarh Muslim University,...
  • Aligarh Muslim University art gallery restored after 80 years 21-03-2014 10:33 AM

    More than 60 artists are displaying their work at the Aligarh Muslim University art gallery which has been restored after nearly 80 years. AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. (retd) Zameer Uddin Shah said the gallery, with its ornate architecture, spacious capacity and beautiful ambience, would inspire young and upcoming artists...
  • Tourism in medieval South India a highly-developed activity, says AMU historian 13-03-2014 09:49 AM

    Tourism was a highly-developed economic and cultural activity in South India during the medieval period with even people from Kashmir in the far north ventured deep into the region to support temples and cultural activities, an expert in the field says. "From the epigraphs available of the period, it is...
  • Negative image of US in Islamic world has been toned down: Rashad Hussain 12-03-2014 05:06 PM

    The 'negative' image of US in the Islamic world has been substantially 'toned down' during the tenure of President Barack Obama, US Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) Rashad Hussain said on Wednesday. "President Obama had from the very beginning of his tenure tried to put in...
  • 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...
  • 'Few of Khusro's verses may have been altered during transmission' 06-03-2014 05:06 PM

    An international scholar and orientalist on Thursday 'questioned' the authenticity of some of the best-known ghazals presently attributed to poet Amir Khusro, saying these verses may have been "altered in transmission". "Some of the best-known ghazals attributed to him cannot be traced in the original manuscripts. They cannot be authentic...These...
  • 'Gap widening between Muslims, advantaged sections in education' 01-03-2014 06:10 PM

    The gap between Muslims and the advantaged sections of Indian society in the field of education has been widening since the 80s, according to a report presented at a seminar at Aligarh Muslim University. In the paper presented today at the seminar on 'Traditional versus Modern education in Muslims', chairman...
  • 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 secular, largely misunderstood: VC 22-02-2014 10:47 PM

    The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), moving towards the goals set by scholar and nationalist Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, is "totally secular" albeit with an Islamic flavour, said its vice chancellor on Saturday. "We are a university largely misunderstood. We stand for total secular values but with an Islamic flavour," said...
  • After AMU, Banaras Hindu University wants to set up a centre in Bihar 01-02-2014 12:46 PM

    After Aligarh Muslim University, now Banaras Hindu Universityis keen to open a centre in Bihar, officials said on Saturday. Two days after Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of an off-campus branch of the AMU in the state's Kishanganj district, BHU has shown its willingness to set up...
  • 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...
  • After much controversy, Nitish to attend AMU ceremony today 30-01-2014 08:26 AM

    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 Kihsanganj on Thursday, which he on Wednesday confirmed he would attend. Invitation letters from Union Human Resources Development minister MM Pallam Raju and Vice-Chancellor...
  • 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"...
  • Nitish, Centre face off over AMU function 28-01-2014 06:21 PM

    Bihar Chief Nitish Kumar on Tuesday slammed the Centre for not inviting the state government at the inauguration of Kisangunj Aligarh Muslim University centre on January 30 and said that in doing so the UPA government has set a wrong precedent. Congress President is scheduled to lay the foundation stone...
  • AMU professor, accused of sexually harassing student, sent to jail 28-01-2014 03:07 PM

    Suspended chairman of Department of Law Aligarh Muslim University was sent to jail after his bail plea was rejected. Professor M Shabbir's bail plea was rejected by Additional Chief Judicial magistrate Vinay Kumar on Monday. The matter is now scheduled to be taken up in the court of the Additional...
  • 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...
  • SP govt conspiring to take over lands of Muslims: AMU leaders 04-01-2014 10:21 AM

    Muslims in Uttar Pradesh have lost confidence in the Akhilesh Yadav government and it appears the Samajwadi Party was conspiring to take over lands of Muslims displaced in the Muzaffarnagar riots, Aligarh Muslim University leaders said on Friday. Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC) secretary Jasim Mohammad said more than 40...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SP conspiring to grab victims' land, allege AMU leaders 03-01-2014 11:36 PM

    Muslims in Uttar Pradesh have lost confidence in the Akhilesh Yadav government and it appears the Samajwadi Party was conspiring to take over lands of Muslims displaced in the Muzaffarnagar riots, Aligarh Muslim University leaders said on Friday. Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC) secretary Jasim Mohammad said more than 40...
  • Pranab Mukherjee addresses AMU students, speaks of climate concerns 27-12-2013 03:58 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called upon the international community to view the issue of climate change not just as a threat but also as a unique opportunity to work together. India, as a developing country with climate vulnerability, has an important stake in the evolution of equitable and multilateral...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to visit Allahabad, Aligarh this month 20-12-2013 09:28 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee islikely to visit Allahabad and Aligarh on December 25 and 27respectively. The president will visit Allahabad to inaugurate the 86thNikhil Bhartiya Bangla Sahitya Sammelan, an annual conventionof Bengali literary personalities of India, home departmentspokesman said. On December 27, Mukherjee will inaugurate the 37thIndian Social Science Congress at...
  • Aligarh Muslim University students protest in Delhi for minority status 20-12-2013 09:25 AM

    Students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Thursday held a protest in New Delhi demanding that the university be declared a minority institution. The students also demanded passing of the Anti-Communal Violence bill in its original form without amendments. "All previous governments and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had herself assured...
  • 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...
  • Give Bharat Ratna to Salim Ali, demands AMU professor 26-11-2013 07:18 AM

    An academic from Aligarh has urged the government to confer Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, to Salim Ali -- the "birdman of India" as he was widely known. HSA Yahya of the department of Wildlife Sciences at the Aligarh Muslim University made the demand during a keynote address...
  • Players need to start playing on astroturf early: Ajeet Pal 22-10-2013 05:07 PM

    Aligarh: Former hockey Olympian and centre-half Ajeet Pal Singh has said that if India wishes to restore its past glory in the sport then it would have to make youngsters play on astroturf from beginning of their career. "If talent has to be nurtured at the school and university level...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Don't play politics over dead bodies, says AMU teachers 12-09-2013 03:24 PM

    The Aligarh Muslim University Teachers' Association (AMUTA) on Thursday urged political parties "not to play politics over the dead bodies" of the victims of the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar. The executive committee of the AMUTA passed a resolution here today asking politicians to refrain from making inflammatory statements which could...