and games have been a very distinctive feature of Aligarh Muslim University
right from the days of MAO College. The College was known not only for its high
academic standards but also for excellent performance of its sportsmen in
various games and sports events. From its very inception, the university has
been a nursery of outstanding sportsmen and players, and it has maintained this
interest and tradition with fervor.
AMU sports and games activities are organized under the patronage of University
Games Committee with Vice-Chancellor as Chairman, & Secretary &
Presidents of Clubs, who are members of teaching staff. The University Games
Committee consists of 15 main clubs & sub clubs. AMU has given the country
some of the best sportsmen of national and international fame.
Cricket club is the oldest one and was established in 1878. AMU is the only
central university in the country with a 125 years old Riding Club which has a
riding squad with 19 horses. The Riding club members have won several All India
Prizes in different competitions.
University has separate fields for cricket, hockey, football, tennis, riding
and athletics. Indoor facilities like billiards, chess, carom, table tennis,
swimming and badminton are also available for boys and girls students
for players Ghouse Mohammad learnt his tennis at Aligarh & Wazir Ali, Lala
Amarnath, C.S. Naidu, Jahangir Khan, Ali Hasan, Mohammad Salahuddin and Mushtaq
Ali their Cricket.
Olympic hockey players, Abdul Qayyum, Akhtar Husain Hayat, Ali Saeed, Anwar
Ahmad, Asad Ali Kidwai, Aslam Sher Khan, Dorai Swamy, B.P. Govinda, Inamur
Rehman, Jogender Singh, Mosood Minhaj & Zafar Iqbal were students of AMU.
Afsar Husain, an Aligarian was the Asian Yachting Champion. Karim Shelly,
Mahmood Khabbazi, Jamshed Nasiri, Majid Bashkar, Ahmad Sanjari, and Ali Khodai
made a name in football while Ranvir Singh, Mazhar Khan, Mohammad Ishtaq and
Sarohi excelled in Athletics.
Presently the University
runs the following Clubs
1. Riding Club
2. Hockey Club
3. Tennis Club
4. Football Club
5. Gymkhana Club
6. Gymnasium Club
Culture Club (Weight Lifting, Power Lifting & Body Building)
7. Hiking & Mountaineering Club
8. Swimming Club
9. Athletic Club
10. Cricket Club
Badminton & Table Tennis are also Hall Games