AMU will start classes at its Kishanganj centre from the coming session beginning later this year.

Last Updated: 2013-04-03T09:24:26+05:30

AMU Kishanganj Centre to Start From Coming Session

Kishanganj: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will start classes at its Kishanganj centre from the next session beginning later this year. Academic programmes in the field of law and management will be initially imparted at the University’s centre. The announcement has come after the visit of AMU Vice Chancellor Lieutenant-General Zameeruddin Shah at the proposed study centre of the University in Kishanganj.
Mr Shah was accompanied by Professor Javaid Akhtar, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for AMU Centres and Human Chain team from Delhi. It was the first visit of Lt Shah to Kishanganj and after inspecting the arrangements; he expressed his satisfaction and thanked the state government for providing 224 acre land in Kishanganj district for establishing higher education infrastructure to the minorities’ students.
Mr Shah said that the detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed campus of the AMU Study Centre will be completed in the next two months and thereafter the work for establishing academic body will start. He further added that the University could start classes in Mallapuram and Murshidabad with the active participation of the state government, which provided support like approach road, provision for electricity water and all requisite facilities.
It should be noted that the process to open Kishanganj Centre has gained momentum with the promise of HRD Minister to allocate funds for preparation of DPR. Once the DPR is submitted by AMU, the HRD Ministry will allocate Rs 30 Crore for setting up new campus. Initially, the minority hostel will be used on temporary basis for classes and hostel accommodation till the construction finishes on the actual site of AMU study centre. 

Aligarh Muslim University, one of the leading universities in India, is an academic institution of transnational repute. It is a leading educational institution in India, drawing students from a number of countries, especially Africa, West Asia and South East Asia. Modelled on the University of Cambridge, it holds the distinction of being one of the first institutions of higher learning set up during the British Raj.

- By Madiha Wasi
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