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Aligarh Muslim University

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a Residential Academic Institution which was established in 1920. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a great reformer of his age, who felt the need of modern education for Muslims, started a school as far back as 1875 which later became a College under the title of Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College and ultimately became a University of international repute having a variety of modern and traditional faculties.

This is a premier Central University with more than 28,000, students, 1,342 teachers and some 5,610 non-teaching staff on its rolls. The university now has 12 faculties comprising 98 teaching departments, 3 academies and 15 centres and institution. A special feature of the university is its residential character with most of the staff and students residing on the campus. There are 19 halls of residence for students with 80 hostels and draws students from all corners of the world, specially Africa, West Asia and South East Asia. In some courses, seats are reserved for students from SAARC and Commonwealth countries. The University is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion or sex.

Aligarh is situated at a distance of 130 kms, South-East of Delhi on Delhi-Calcutta Railway and Grand Trunk route. The latitude is 27-54'N and longitude is 78-5'E. The climate is hot and dry in summer and cool and dry in winter with an intervening rainy season. The University campus is 3 kms. away from the main city.

Further Information

Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh Education Endowment Fund (AEEF)

Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations

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