Aligarh: By the year 2011, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will come up with its proposed specialcenters in the state of West Bengal and Kerala. The efforts of AMU to establish five centers have made crucial development in the states of West Bengal and Kerala. AMU is hopeful for starting these 'Special Centers' in a symbolic way from the next academic year, provided the concerned governments hand over the proposed land to AMU in full.
As per sources, regarding the establishment of a Special Centre at Murshidabad, the Vice Chancellor of AMU professor P.K. Abdul Azis met the Union Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee along with Mr. Moinul Hasan, Member of Parliament and AMU Court and discussed with him the matter pertaining to the transfer of land for AMU Centre at Murshidabad in West Bengal. Mr. Mukherjee has promised that the matter would be resolved within a few days and the amount of Rs 25 crores, each meant for West Bengal and Kerala will be transferred within a couple of days.
Mr M. A. Baby, Minister of Education in Kerala has informed the AMU Vice Chancellor that in the first phase, 156 acres of land will be transferred to AMU by the government of Kerala on March 6, 2010 at a public function in Perinthalmanna, Malappuram District of Kerala. Moreover, a team of senior functionaries of AMU led by the AMU Registrar, Professor V.K. Abdul Jaleel, will be visiting Perinthalmanna on March 4, 2010, for verification of land records and handing over of land to AMU. Prof. P.K. Abdul Azis will be attending the function on March 6, 2010 at Thiruvanthapuram. The government of Kerala has decided to allot about 400 acres of land for the purpose of establishing Special Center at Malapuram.