Aligarh Muslim University

  • 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...
  • Proud moment: AMU's Sara Naqvi selected for World University Badminton July 21, 2014

    Young badminton player Sara Naqvi, who represents Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has been selected for the World University Badminton Championship to be held from July 23 to 29 in Cordoba, Spain. She is the only Indian to qualify for the meet. AMU vicechancellor Zameer Uddin Shah, games committee secretary M. Shoaib Zaheer...
  • Aligarh Muslim University students take out march against Israeli offensive on Gaza July 17, 2014

    Students of Aligarh Muslim University held a candle light march in solidarity with people killed in Palestine and also protested against the ongoing Israeli offensive. In a memorandum addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, the students urged the organisation to directly intervene and impose a ceasefire in the troubled area. The...
  • UGC sanctions Rs 185 lakh to Aligarh Muslim University for vocational training course June 23, 2014

    The UGC has sanctioned Rs 185 lakh to the Aligarh Muslim University to start a bachelor's degree course in vocational training, officials said on Monday. The University Grants Commission also sanctioned Rs.81 lakh for an advanced diploma in computerised shoe designing. The first "Shoe Fashion Studio" in northern India was established at...
  • 6 IITs, AMU, JNU, Panjab University in top 100 Asia varsities June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Ten institutes from the country have made it to the top 100 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking this year, with Punjab University at the 32nd place. It had only three universities among the top 100 last year, but thanks to the Indian academy's growing engagement with...
  • FMSA hails Narendra Modi's declaration of fair deal about Muslim community June 14, 2014

    The Forum For Muslim Studies And Analysis (FMSA), a body of Muslim intellectuals, has in a resolution hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's declaration in the Parliament that the community would be "given a fair deal'. In a resolution passed on Friday the forum has said that the PM's assurance has given...
  • AMU professor accused of sexually harassing foreign research scholar May 10, 2014

    An assistant professor in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a foreign research scholar. A case under Section 354 (A) (making sexually coloured remarks) of IPC has been registered against him following a police complaint by the woman, police said. Top University officials said that the researcher...
  • Aligarh Muslim University TA demands EC to reimpose ban on Amit Shah May 5, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association (AMUTA) on Monday demanded the Election Commission to "reimpose" ban on BJP leader Amit Shah for "vitiating the atmosphere by his communal rhetoric". "In his speech at Azamgarh on Sunday, Amit Shah had shown disrespect to EC, slandering the entire Muslim community of Azamgarh by branding...
  • What Azam Khan said can't be labelled as hate mongering: Ex-AMUTA members April 23, 2014

    A group of prominent alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University including former leaders of the teachers Association (AMUTA) have voiced their support for the beleaguered UP Cabinet minister Mohd Azam Khan. In a written statement to the Election Commission, they urged EC to revoke the ban imposed upon Khan, who is...
  • Everyone claims credit for AMU in Muslim-majority Kishanganj April 21, 2014

    Setting up of an Aligarh Muslim University centre has been a major issue in the national election in Muslim-majority Kishanganj Lok Sabha constituency, one of the most backward pockets of Bihar, with many political parties claiming credit for the institution. After Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of the...
  • Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi April 18, 2014

    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 Salim Khan's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ansari encourages Muslims to take part in decision making March 29, 2014

    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, Ansari...
  • Aligarh Muslim University art gallery restored after 80 years March 21, 2014

    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 to...
  • Tourism in medieval South India a highly-developed activity, says AMU historian March 13, 2014

    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 clear...
  • Negative image of US in Islamic world has been toned down: Rashad Hussain March 12, 2014

    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 place...
  • 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...
  • 'Few of Khusro's verses may have been altered during transmission' March 6, 2014

    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 verses...
  • 'Gap widening between Muslims, advantaged sections in education' March 1, 2014

    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 of...
  • 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 secular, largely misunderstood: VC February 22, 2014

    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 Lt...
  • After AMU, Banaras Hindu University wants to set up a centre in Bihar February 1, 2014

    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 offcampus branch of the AMU in the state's Kishanganj district, BHU has shown its willingness to set up a...
  • 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...
  • After much controversy, Nitish to attend AMU ceremony today January 30, 2014

    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 Kihsanganj on Thursday, which he on Wednesday confirmed he would attend. Invitation letters from Union Human Resources Development minister MM Pallam Raju and ViceChancellor of...
  • 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...
  • AMU says it did invite Nitish for ceremony even as Bihar government claims otherwise January 29, 2014

    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 ViceChancellor Zameeruddin Shah said the "confusion" could...
  • Nitish, Centre face off over AMU function January 28, 2014

    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 of...
  • AMU professor, accused of sexually harassing student, sent to jail January 28, 2014

    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 District...