Sunday, December 4, 2011

Brief Introduction of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Brief Introduction of  Aligarh Muslim University

The Aligarh Muslim University is one of the oldest premier Central Universities of India with a unique and rich culture of its own. It owes its existence to the selfless and untiring efforts of the great visionary Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.  Deeply moved by the socio-economic and educational plight of his community after the First War of Independence of 1857, he was quick to realize that the panacea for these ills lay in inculcating the spirit of free enquiry and modernism in the community. His exposure to the British Universities, particularly those at Oxford and Cambridge, and their public schools, inspired him with a new vision of a harmonious pattern of culture, combining the best elements in the cultures of the East with the arts and sciences of the West.
In 1875 he founded a High School at Aligarh, which, within three years, was raised to a College known as Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College which metamorphosed into  Aligarh Muslim University in 1920  through an Act of Parliament.

Aligarh is situated in the middle  of Doab - the land between the Ganga and Yamuna rivers, at a distance of 130 km Southeast of Delhi on the Delhi-Howrah rail route and the Grand Trunk Road.  The latitude is 27o54' N and longitude is 78o05' E. The climate is hot and dry in summer and cold and dry in winter with an intervening rainy season.  The University campus is 2 kms away from the Aligarh Railway Station .
Important information and Rules pertaining to admission can be seen/download from the controller's office website given below.

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