Facts

    • Motto :

      Allama-al Insaana Malam Ya- alam

      Motto (English):

      Taught man what he did not know (Qu'ran 96:5)

    • Established :

      1877(as MAO ) 1920 (as AMU)

      Type :

      Public

    • Vice Chancellor :

      Prof. Tariq Mansoor

      Academic Staff :

      1686

    • Students :

      37327

      Location :

      Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

    • Campus :

      Urban 467.6 Hectares (1,155 acres)

      Affiliation :

      UGC, AIU

    Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) occupies a unique position amongst universities and institutions of higher learning in the country. It was established in 1920 and evolved out of the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental (MAO ) which was set up in 1877 by the great visionary and social reformer, Sir Syed Ahmad khan. From its very inception, it has kept its door open to the members of all communities and from all corners of the country and the world. The Aligarh Muslim is the realization of a vision which was broad, far-reaching and realistic

    Spread over 467.6 hectares in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh Muslim offers more than 300 courses in the traditional and modern branches of education. It draws students from all states in India and from different countries, especially Africa, West Asia and Southeast Asia. In some courses, seats are reserved for students from SAARC and Commonwealth Countries. The is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender. It ranks 8th among the top 20 research universities in India.

    In spite of the establishment of a number of universities and institutions of higher learning all over the country, this has been maintaining its national and international character as an institution of excellence. It has more than 28,000, students, 1,342 teachers and some 5,610 non-teaching staff on its rolls. The now has 13 faculties comprising 117 teaching departments, 3 academies and 21 centres and institutes. A special feature of the is its residential character with most of the staff and students residing on the campus. There are 19 halls of residence for students with 80 hostels.

    Apart from the conventional Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Social Sciences, Sciences and Humanities, the keeps pace with the nation's growth by offering facilities for specialized learning in areas of technical, vocational and interdisciplinary studies. It has the Zakir Hussain of Engineering and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Dr. Ziauddin Dental College, Institute of Ophthalmology, Food Craft Institute, Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit, Centre of Advanced Study in History, Department of West Asian Studies, Centre of Wildlife, Centre for South African & Brazilian Studies, Department of Islamic Studies, Academic Staff , Women's College , Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College , Polytechnics separately for boys and girls and Computer Centre etc.

    In 1875, Sir Syed founded the Madarsatul Uloom in Aligarh and patterned the MAO after Oxford and Cambridge universities that he went on a trip to London. His objective was to build a in line with the British education system but without compromising its Islamic values.

    The has opened two new centres of study outside Aligarh w.e.f. 2011 at Murshidabad, West and Mallapurum at Kerala state. At present teaching facility of MBA and Integrated Law course is available in these two centres. It is projected that in ten years down the timeline both the centres will have more than 10,000 students each in advance study and research.

    The maintains one primary, seven High schools (including one for the Visually Challenged), and two Senior Secondary schools for boys and girls. The also offers courses in Indian, Oriental and Western Languages. The medium of instruction in the is primarily .

    Games and sports have been a distinctive feature of the AMU. The Skating and Riding teams have excelled at the inter-University level. Perhaps this is the only with a Riding Club.

    The General Education centre is the nucleus of most of the extra-curricular activities and caters to the cultural environment. This centre organizes these activities through its various clubs viz., the AMU , the Hindustani and western Club, the Literary Club and the Hobbies Workshop etc.

    It is proudly Islamic and proudly Indian institution: a living symbol of the composite culture of India and a bulwark of its secular principles.