The Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) Murshidabad campus will be commencing in January 2011.

Last Updated: 2010-11-22T03:36:26+05:30

AMUís Murshidabad Campus to Commence in January 2011

Kolkata: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will commence its Murshidabad campus in January 2011. As per sources, the foundation stone for AMU’s Murshidabad campus was laid down by Union Finance Minister Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday i.e. November 20, 2010. He said that the classes will begin from this academic year itself in January. In addition, he said that the AMU will initially work out of a big rented building which also has residential facilities for students. He said this after laying the foundation stone of the campus.
According to the official sources, initially, the university will start two courses which include a five-year law programme and a two-year management programme. Further, the official sources told that the admissions to aforesaid courses will be made on the basis of an All-India Entrance Examination. Moreover, sources informed that the new centre will mainly focuses on minority education, women's education, technical education, vocational education, medical, nursing and management courses.
Further, Mr. Mukherjee said that the AMU campus would go a long way in increasing education standards in the backward district as it will impart education from the nursery to the post-doctoral level. He added that the project report was complete and while he had granted a budgetary support of Rs 25 crore, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has sanctioned another Rs 25 crore for the campus.
Furthermore, Mr. Mukherjee informed that a total of 265 acres have been earmarked and handed over to the university authorities for the project with help from the state government and union water resources ministry. In addition, Mr. Mukherjee said that he wants a very modern first grade campus. They want to set up an educational complex for higher education that will benefit the people of eastern India, he added.
- By Iti Agarwal
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