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Aligarh Muslim University - AMU

Aligarh Muslim University - AMU

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University Road, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 202002, India
City: Aligarh
State: Uttar Pradesh
Contact No: (0571) 2700220
Email: amupro@amu.ac.in
Established: 1875
Type: Government
Affiliated: UGC NAAC

About Institute

About Aligarh Muslim University - AMU

It was established in 1875 by the Indian Muslims and in 1920 it was granted a status of Central University by an Act of Indian Parliament. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, a great social reformer of his age felt the need for modern education and started a school in 1875 which later became the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College and finally Aligarh Muslim University in 1920.

Many prominent Muslim leaders, and Urdu writers and scholars of the subcontinent have graduated from the University. It is located in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. Modelled on the University of Cambridge, it was among the first institutions of higher learning set up during the British Raj.


This is a premier Central University with several faculties and maintained institutions 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 gender. Aligarh is situated at a distance of 130 km, South-East of Delhi on Delhi-Calcutta Railway and Grand Trunk route


  1. Agricultural Sciences
  2. Arts
  3. Commerce
  4. Engineering & Technology
  5. Law
  6. Life Sciences
  7. Management Studies & Research
  8. Medicine
  9. Science
  10. Social Sciences
  11. Theology
  12. Unani Medicine
  13. Museology 

Facilities and Campus

Hostels - A special feature of the University is its residential character with most of the staff and students residing on the campus. AMU is truly representative of the country's multi-religious, multi-racial and multi-lingual character. At Aligarh, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Christians come from all parts of the country - right from Kashmir to Kerala and from Gujarat to Assam - bringing with them different cultural traditions. They live here on the campus in the same rooms, dine on the same tables, play on the same grounds, and share together the joys and concerns of residential life. This traditional and harmonious corporate living has made a major contribution to the development of a broad, cosmopolitan and secular attitude in Aligarh. There are 16 Halls of residence comprising 69 hostels. A Hall of Residence is a cluster of hostels administered by a Provost and a number of teacher wardens who look after different hostels.

Different Schools and colleges

  1. Women's College
  2. Senior Secondary School (Boys/Girls)
  3. University Schools
  4. S. T. High School (Minto Circle)
  5. City High School
  6. Abdullah Girls High School
  7. Ahmadi School for Blind

Interdepartmental research centres

  1. Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit
  2. Centre of Excellence in Material Science/Nanotechnology (Soon to be established)
  3. Centre for Comparative Study of Indian Languages & Culture
  4. Centre of West Asian Studies

Maulana Azad Library - It is regarded as second largest University Library of Asia with more than 11.5 lakh books/documents. The foundation stone of the Library was laid by Lord Lytton, the then Viceroy of India. That is why, the Library was originally named as Lytton Library.The Oriental Division of Maulana Azad Library comprising of about two lakh printed books & periodicals including 10,000 items belonging to rare category in Urdu/Persian/Arabic/Hindi & Sanskrit forms the most significant part of the collection.

Apart from the collection of orientalia the Library has a vast collection of books in English belonging to different subjects especially in Science & Technology. The library provides the whole university campus wide access to online journals through a well-equipped Computer Lab. Digital Resources on many subjects are made accessible through a Digital Resource Centre, established in January 2009 in the Library.

INFLIBNET - A University Grant Commission Undertaking has been providing about 2000 online full text journals and some very important databases like Chemical Abstract, Biological Abstract and Royal Society of Chemistry to AMU since January 2004 free of cost.

Other Facilities

University Sports - The University Games Committee consists of 19 main clubs and 7 sub-clubs. Aligarh has given the country some of the best sportsmen. Ghouse Mohammad, Khawaja Saeed Hai, Irshad Ghouse, Adil Ghouse, Mohammad Tahir and Amir Alvi learnt their Tennis at Aligarh.The University has separate fields for cricket, hockey, football, tennis and athletics; indoor facilities like billiards, chess, carrom, table tennis, and badminton are also available for boys and girls students separately.

University Health Services

Computer Centre

Campus Placement

Extra Curricular Activities

Sir Syed Day

Hobbys Workshop

Information Compiled From : Aligarh Muslim University - AMU - Website

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