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Cultural Clubs

29/12/2020

CEC, through its various clubs, provides sufficient opportunities to the students so that they could spend their spare-time in healthy pursuits & thereby can  explore  their hidden talents and potentialities such as  artists, speakers, actors, event managers, singers and musicians etc.

CEC offers two types of membership to the bonafide students of  the university.

*     Regular Membership : This membership is offered to those students who are actively engaged in planning, organizing and managing the activities of the respective clubs.

*    Associate Membership : This membership is offered to those students who are regular visitors of our Programmes.

 

 Now they are nine in numbers and are as follows;

 University Culture Clubs:

 

·          Club for Short Evening Courses (CSEC)

·          Drama Club (UDC)

·          Eco Club (UEC)

·          Film Club (UFC)

·          Fine Art Club (UFAC)

·          Fusion Music Club (UFMC)

·          Hindustani Music Club (UHMC)

·          Hobbies Workshop Club (UHWC)

·          Literary Club (ULC)

·          Western Music Club (UWMC)

 

DRAMA CLUB

29/12/2020

History

Although the founder of this institution Sir Syed Ahmad Khan has initiated a Drama Troup of MAO College in 1886, but the University Drama Club (UDC) was permanently established in the year 1966 in the Kennedy House. Earlier the interested students and different cultural societies of halls of residence, had seldom staged different production in Strachey Hall and Maris Hall. But after the completion of Kennedy Auditorium, and creation of General Education Centre, a new era of theatre had started in these beautiful buildings of Kennedy House under the patronage of some of the stalwarts like, Prof Muneebur Rehman, Prof Sajda Zaidi, Prof Zahida Zaidi, Prof Zauqi, Prof Gurudas Bhattacharya, Prof Habib Rasool, Mr. Iftekhar Alam Khan, Prof M. A. Alvi to name a few.

Some of the best known productions of this Drama Club are, Julius Caesar, Uncle Mania, Agra Bazaar, Kitab ka Kafan, Ek tha Ghulam, Darwaze Khol do, Shatranj ke Mohre, Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai, Naya Tamasha, Sakharam Binder, Rang Nagri, Panchhi Aise Aate Hain, The Bear, Inspector Matadeen Chaand Per, Bhanwar, Khander, Raah, Zero Hour,Batwara, Chaddi Pahen ke Phool Khila Hai, Janta Express,Ek Anarchist ki Ittefaqia Maut,Naqqaara, Junglee, Jo Such Nahi, Marz Badhta Gaya, Bhola Ram Ka Jeev, Pahle aap, Pyaasi Zameen, Marte Dam Tak, Chacha Chakkan,Toba Tek Singh, Khoobsurat Bala, Pagla Ghoda, Aseer-e-Hirs, Karbal Katha, Begum ki Billi, Aiyen ek Akhat, Amanat, Big B, Letter to Gandhi, Taj Mahel ka Udghatan, Aao Kahani Kahein, Laal Basta, besides productions of countless skits, mimicries, mono acting and mimes.

University Drama Club has produced some well known artists of stage, film and television. Like Habeeb Tanvir, Qadir Ali Baig, Irfan Panjatan, Surekha Seekri, Rehman, Iftekhar, Begum Para, Nigar Sultana, Naseeruddin Shah, Dilip Tahil, Wassem Ullah Khan, Basha Ahmad, Asifuzzaman Khan, Abu Qamar Siddiqui, Abdul Aleem Khan, Amir Abbas, Parvaiz Alam, Afroz Taaj, Anees Ahmad, Sarwar Raees, Maqbool Mehmood , Zoya Zaidi, Arif Rizvi, Saleem Shah, Riaz Mehdi, Siraj Mehdi, Faisal Ali Khan, Irfan Khan, Mujeeb Khan, Zaman Habib, Anubhav Sinha, Iqbal Khan,Imraan Khan, Saeed Alam, Shafiur Rahman, F. S. Sherani, Mujeeb Akhtar, Mujeeb Jalali, Mohammad Azam, Mujeebur Rahman, Salim Jalali, Kashif Khan, Farrukh Rehan Khan, Dawar Husain, Asrar Ahmad, S. Ali Mohtashim Reza, Kamran Khursheed, Fazal Waris Khan,Syed Ashraf Kareem, Syed Syedain Zaidi, Anwar Aqeel, Ahmad Ashraf Babu E.P., Arman Rasool Faridi, Ishrat Jameel, Zafar Khan, Madih ur Rehman Suhaib Sherwani, Roomana Israr, Mohd. Amjad Khan, Nasim Ashraf, Shamir Abadan, Suhaib Qazi,  Meraj Ahmad, Muteebur Rahman, Shahrukh Khan,  Yousuf Jamal, Nasir Bilgirami, Suhail Naqvi, , Seemi Hasan, Haider, Sarfaraz Khan, Nadeem Khan, Mohd. Khaleeque, Inayat Ullah, Ankit Malik, Talha Abbasi, Amit Kumar Singh.

Mentor

Arman Rasool Faridi (Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science) Arman Rasool Faridi is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience. He obtained MCA degree from AMU in 1996 and is President of India Gold Medal Awardee for his overall achievements. He is also working as Asst. Dean Students Welfare as well as Coordinator, AMU CCTV Surveillance System. He has been closely associated with the literary and cultural life of the university and served as President of various clubs of the General Education Centre. He has also served as the secretary of the University Drama Club during his student days.

President

Dr. Vibha Sharma (Associate Professor, Department of English) . Vibha Sharma is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Aligarh Muslim University. Her areas of specialization and interest are Literary Theory, Modern Drama and Postcolonial Studies, Theatre Studies, Translation Studies and Cultural Studies. She is a Visiting Faculty to Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. She contributed to Asian Theatre Encyclopedia published from the UK.

Secretary (2016-17)

Mohammad Talha Abbasi (B.A. Final Year)

Activities

  • One act play
  • Skit
  • Mono Acting
  • Stand up comedy
  • Story telling
  • Full length play
  • Mime
  • Monologue
  • Mimicry
  • Street play

Key Achievements

1.   Declared National Champion in the National Youth Festival at Akola (Maharashtra) on 29 Jan1988. This youth festival was organized by AIU. AMU Drama Club has presented Short Play Bhanwar, Skit Naye Kiran, and a pantomime Piped Piper.

2.    Won, North Zone championship in the North Zone Youth Festival, organized by Associations of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi on 24th Nov 1987.

3.    Recorded and Aired on All India Radio, A Radio Play ?Na Khuda? in 26th September 1988. The first Radio Play recorded by the University Drama Club. Broadcast on 29th November 1988.

4.   Won accolades for the play Raah in Nazranae Awadh 12th to 16th November 1987 at Ravindralay Lucknow (U.P).

5.   The Same play Bhanwar was recorded and telecast by the Doordarshan on 27 Oct 1987. The first ever play recorded and aired from AMU.

6.   Won National Championship in Theatre Art in All India theater festival, Nazranae Awadh 27th Oct 1986. The Play Bhanwar has bagged three awards, Best play,Best Director (Shafiurrahman khan), Best Actor (Mujeeb Jalali), Best Writer (F S Sherani).

7.   Won, North Zone overall championship In Theatrical Events in the North Zone Inter-versity Youth Festival, organized by Associations of Indian Universities (AIU), Panjab Agricultural University, Ludhiyana 1995.

8.   Won, National championship in Mime  in the Inter-versity  National Youth Festival, organized by Associations of Indian Universities (AIU), BIT-Meshra , Ranchi 1995.

9.   Won Best Actor Jury Mention award in Josh Vihangam 2014 in all India theatre fest held at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

10.   Performed play ?Pagla Ghoda? in a realistic form for the first time in the history of UDC at CEC lawn in march 2016.

11.   Performed two different Pento ? Mime in 44th North Zone VC Meet.

12.
Won 3rd prize in skit ?Democracy? at 31st North Zone Youth Fest organised by AIU held at Ludhiana Agriculture University, Ludhiana.

13.  Performed a street play at ?Rang Mohatsav-2016? an International Theatre Fest organised by National School of Drama, New Delhi.

14.  Won 3rd Best Production for the play ?Lal Basta? in ?Josh Vihangam? 2016, an all India Theatre Fest organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

15.  Won Best Director in ?Josh Vihangam? 2016, an all India theatre Fest organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

16.  Won Best Script in ?Josh Vihangam? 2016 an all India theatre Fest organised by Jamia Millia Islamia. New Delhi.

17.  Drama club Perform his first ticketed show in Sri Ram Centre of play Karbal Katha in 2016.

17.  Got invitation to perform a full length play ?Karbal Katha at Ghalib Institute, New Delhi in 2015.

18.  Won 3rd Prize in skit ?Museum 2050? in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2010 held at Jhansi.

19.  Won Consolation Prize in skit ?Aishwarya Rai..Aai Hai!? in National Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2005 held at Nagpur.

20.  Won 3rd Prize in play ?Ek Koshish? in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2005, Rohtak.

21.  Got invitation to perform two plays; Bhanwar at Habitat Centre, New Delhi in 2004.

22.  Performing at Rajkiya Krishi Udyog Pradarshini on a regular basis since 2004.

23.  Won 3rd Prize in skit in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2003 held at Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.

24.  Got special invitation from Universities Grants Commission to perform ?Aishwarya Rai..Aai Hai!? in its Golden Jubilee Celebration in 2003.

25.  Won 2rd Prize in mime in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2001.

26.  Won 1st Prize in mime in National Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2001 held Banaras.

27.  Won 2rd Prize in skit in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2000 held at Rohtak.

28.  Won 3rd Prize in mimicry in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2000 held at Rohtak.

29.  Won Best Skit Award in 1984 in Jan Natya Manch competition held in Allahabad.

Theatre Championship 

1.   North Zone Championship in theatrical Event in North Zone Youth Festival organized by  
      Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi in 1987 followed by National Championship at 
      Akola (Maharashtra) for the play Bhanwar, Skit: Nayi Kiran & Mime: Pied Piper

    * The club again won the national championship Nazarene Awadh, at Lucknow  in 1988.

    * Khurram Zuberi, a member of UDC was selected to represent India in the Indian festival in  
       Russia.

2.  North Zone Overall Championship in theatrical Events in North Zone Youth Festival organized by
     Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi in 1995 at Panjab Agricultural
     University, Ludhiyana 
for the Play: Pahle Aap, Skit: Neem Hakeem & Mime: Unity is
     Strength
 followed by National Championship in Mime: Unity is Strength at BIT-Meshra,
     Ranchi.

Past Secretaries

  1. Mr. Sharifur Rahman : 1966-1967
  2. Mr. Dawar Faheem : 1967-1968
  3. Mr. Maqbool Mahmood : 1968-1969
  4. Mr. Abu-qamar-Siddiqui : 1969-1970
  5. Mr. Humayun Kamal : 1970-1971
  6. Mr. Riaz Mehdi : 1971-1972
  7. Mr. Manzar Jamal Siddiqui : 1972-1973
  8. Mr. Amir Abbas : 1973-1974
  9. Mr. Afroz Taj : 1974-1975
  10. Mr. Iqbal Ahmad : 1975-1976
  11. Mr. Asif Naqvi (joint secretary) : 1975-1976
  12. Mr. Parvez Alam : 1976-1977
  13. Mr. Anis Ahmad Khan : 1977-1978
  14. Mr. Siraj Mehdi : 1978-1979
  15. Miss. Saba Naheed : 1979-1980
  16. Mr. Qaiser Jamal : 1980-1981
  17. Mr. Shafi-ur-Rahman : 1985-1988
  18. Mr. F.S. Sherani : 1988-1989
  19. Mr. Ali Mohtishim Raza : 1989-1990
  20. Mr. Kamran Khursheed : 1990-1991
  21. Mr. Fazal Waris Khan : 1991-1992
  22. Mr. Badiuz Zaman (Zama Habib) : 1992-1993
  23. Mr. Anwar Aqeel : 1993-1994
  24. Mr. Ahmad Ashraf Babu (E.P.) : 1994-1995
  25. Mr. Arman Rasool Afridi : 1995-1996
  26. Mr. Zafar Khan : 1996-1997
  27. Mr. Tabir Kalam : 1997-1998
  28. Mr. S. Akbar Jameel : 1998-1999
  29. Mr. Jamal Waris Khan : 1999-2000
  30. Mr. Mohd. Amjad Khan : 2000-2001
  31. Mr. Rahat Ali Khan : 2001-2002
  32. Miss. Rahat Ali Khan : 2001-2002
  33. Mr. Faraz Haider : 2003-2004
  34. Mr. Mohammad Johaid : 2004-2005
  35. Mr. Naved Khan : 2005-2006
  36. Mr. Meraj Ahmad : 2006-2007
  37. Mr. Burhan Uddin Shibli : 2007-2008
  38. Mr. Faraz Siddique : 2009-2010
  39. Mr. Mohd. Nadeem Khan : 2010-2011
  40. Mr. Asif Parvez : 2011-2012
  41. Mr. Faiz Ahmad : 2012-2013
  42. Mr. Arij Kidwai : 2013-2014
  43. Mr. Shahrukh Khan (Student Convener) 2014-2015
  44. Mr. Ankit Malik : 2015-2016
  45. Mr. Mohd. Talha Abbasi : 2016-contd.

ECO CLUB

29/12/2020

History

The University Executive Council Resolution dated October 14th, 2014, established the University Eco Club in the Cultural Education Centre.

The purpose of this club is to heighten the environmental awareness of the campus community. It works to improve environmental health with a focus on ecological sustainability as well as the associated social impacts, on campus, regional, national and international levels.

About the Club

University Eco Club markets itself as a support system for people wanting to live a greener lifestyle free from pollution and think for the betterment of the society. At Eco Club we can use our ideas for initiating an eco friendly lifestyle. Environmental protection is a key responsibility for everyone.

Major Environmental Challenges

  • Global Warming & Climate Change
  • Pollution
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Resource Depletion
  • Extinction Of Fauna
  • Waste Management

Mentors

Dr. Izharul Haq Farooqui (Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering) ? He has been working in the environmental engineering field for the last twenty five years. The areas of specialization are water and wastewater treatment, Biological treatment, Biodegradation of toxic wastes, corrosion control.

President

Dr. Fasih Raghib Gauhar (Assistant Professor, Department of Law) ? Dr. Fasih Raghib Gauhar has been teaching Political Science in the Faculty of Law for about eleven years. His art of pedagogy is interactive and participatory, based on illustrations & case studies. He attends students on individual basis.

Dr. Gauhar has been closely associated with the academic and residential life of the University and served as Warden, Coordinator, Coaching and Guidance Cell, Chief Scrutiny Officer, Member, Anti-ragging Committee Moderation Committee, Placement & Practical/Legal Training Cell, etc.

Secretary (2016-17)

Mr. Murtaza Husain (B.A. III Year, Philosophy)

Activities

Eco Summit 2016 Environment Awareness Forum

  • Waste Management Initiatives
  • Paddle Green
  • Green Warriors
  • Energy Conservation
  • Save Water Campaigns
  • Quiz Wiz
  • Echo Echo
  • Eco Fox Run
  • Poster Making Competition
  • Essay Writing Competition
  • Poetry Writing Competition
  • Slogan Writing Competition
  • Photography Competition
  • Treasure out of Trash

Key Achievements

Since its establishment the University Eco Club has been working on various initiatives and had been successful in nearly all of them like raising awareness by its eco fox run, general forums and getting industrial corporations, students and academics on a common platform by Eco Summit which by now is the most successful event organized by the University Eco Club. Also the club had been premier in supporting the Vice ? Chancellors vision of clean AMU, green AMU.

Past Secretaries

  1. Mr. Yasif Iqbal : 2014-2015
  2. Miss. Fatima Khan : 2015-2016
  3. Mr. Murtaza Husain : 2016-contd.

CLUB FOR SHORT EVENING COURSES

29/12/2020

History

Club for Short Evening Courses was established in 1973, with Ahmad Surti as its first teacher in charge. Closed for quite some time, the club was revived in 1990, and Shabi Haider was appointed as the student convener of the club.

President

On June 20, 2012, Prof Parvez Talib was appointed as the President of CSEC, and he has rejuvenated the activities and format of the club to new heights. Prof Parvaiz Talib is a Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration. He has been using Learning Oriented Teaching Methods in various courses like Concepts of Management as part of which students carry out field projects on practicing managers in order to understand their working. He has been actively involved for the last several years in offering Personality Development and organizes programs for students to brighten their career prospects. He is force behind the beautiful New Management Complex Project. He possesses interest in varied subjects like literature, history, humanities etc.

Secretary (2016-2017)

Mr. Faisal Nadeem (M. Com Previous)

Activities

  1. Overall Personality Development:
    The club aims overall personality development of students. Specifically, the club was established with a vision to improve thinking/cognitive skills by organizing thought provoking discussions/invited talks with experts and teachers on contemporary issues.
  2. Improve communication skills by holding workshops for student members of the club. These students shall be prepared to assume leadership role on this account so that they can be inspired to spearhead this movement in their respective halls of residences.
  3. Short Term Courses:
    The club also take-up short-term courses, lecture series, workshops, training session on different topics and issues to benefit the student community at large.
  4. Creative Discussion Forum:
    This unique forum is the best platform any fertile brain could desire for. In this forum the club invited a panel of senior most experts/scholars to talk on a topic with full freedom of expression followed by an interactive session, the thought provoking topics of the discussion are very unique.

Past Secretaries

  1. Mr. Asif Iqbal : 1988-1989
  2. Mr. Shabeeh Haider : 1990-1991
  3. Mr. Faraz Aqil : 1999-2000
  4. Mr. Moonis Mahfooz : 2000-2001
  5. Mr. S.M. Anas Iqbal : 2001-2002
  6. Miss. Pooja Singh : 2002-2003
  7. Miss. Sana Sayed : 2003-2004
  8. Mr. Fazle Alam : 2005-2006
  9. Mr. Shahnawaz Malik : 2006-2007
  10. Mr. Irfan Khan : 2007-2008
  11. Mr. Mansool Ilhahi : 2008-2009
  12. Mr. Mansoor Ilahi : 2009-2011
  13. Miss. Hina Kausar : 2011-2012
  14. Mr. Rezaul Karim : 2013-2014
  15. Mr. Fawaz Shaheen : 2014-2015
  16. Mr. Ameen Ahmad : 2015-2016
  17. Mr. Faisal Nadeem : 2016- contd.

FILM CLUB

29/12/2020

History

The University Film Club was established in the year 1974. Prof M Jalal A Khan of Zakir Hussain College of Engineering took special interest in taking up the difficult task to establish film club in the Kennedy House. With painstaking efforts, he had fabricated the moving giant cinema screen, which was lying in the basement of Kennedy Auditorium. Two 35mm RCA Projectors were there to screen film strips movies in the Kennedy Auditorium. Since its inception the Film Club has been serving as a platform, which provides the students of the University, the opportunity to explore the creative world of cinema.

Mentors

Prof Suhail Ahmad Azmi (Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JNMC)

President

Dr. Farooq Ahmad Dar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University. He has delivered many Video lectures for NME-ICT project on various topics of human physiology. He is known for his film criticism of foreign language films.

Secretary (2016-17)

Mr. Mohammad Shavez Khan (B. Tech- final Year)

Activities


Orientation Ceremony


Session opening by a Film screening program (Bollywood, Hollywood in English and Animated)


Forums on how a film, ad and documentary are made.


The members will be asked to write the reviews on the movie screened.


Different workshops for Editing, Direction, Cinematography etc. by different resource persons from the film industry.


Group Discussions on the movies screened.


The main event of the Film Club is ?Filmsaaz?- an international film festival, which invites participation from all over the world in the documentary and short film category.

Chief guest of 1st Filmsaaz 2008: Tom Alter

Chief guest of 2nd Filmsaaz 2009: Anubhav Sinha

Chief guest of 3rd Filmsaaz 2010: Imtiaz Ali

Chief guest of 4th Filmsaaz 2011: Sudhir Mishra

Chief guest of 5th Filmsaaz 2012: Pitobhash Tripathi

Chief guest of 6th Filmsaaz 2013: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Chief guest of 7th Filmsaaz 2014: Tigmanshu Dhulia

Chief guest of 8th Filmsaaz 2015: Zeishan Quadri, Piyush Mishra and Ritesh Batra.

Chief guest of 9st Filmsaaz 2016: Nishikant Kamat.

Coming Up in 2016-17

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Bollywood Promotional Conferences with the cast.

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A separate Mobile App.


A local contest featuring movies made by mobile phones.

Past Secretaries

  1. Mr. Rahat Noor Khan : 1973-1976
  2. Mr. S. M. Majid Hussain (joint secretary) : 1976-1977
  3. Mr. Munnawar Husain (joint secretary) : 1976-1976
  4. Mr. Javed Lodhi : 1977-1978
  5. Mr. Taj Ahmad : 1978-1979
  6. Mr. Aijaz-ur-Haq Malik : 1981-1983
  7. Mr. S. Anzar Sabri : 1983-1984
  8. Mr. Imtiazul Haque Malik : 1984-1988
  9. Mr. Khurram Saeed : 1988-1989
  10. Mr. Mohammad Tariq Siddique : 1989-1990
  11. Mr. Khalid Raza Jilani : 1990-1991
  12. Mr. Mirza Afzal Beg : 1991-1992
  13. Mr. Tanvir Hasan : 1992-1993
  14. Mr. Asif Ahmad Khan : 1993-1995
  15. Mr. Arshad Ali Khan : 1995-1996
  16. Mr. Bhavish Kumar Chauhan : 1996-1997
  17. Mr. Nadeem Uddin Khan : 1997-1998
  18. Mr. Syed Faraz Sher : 1999-2000
  19. Mr. Nafees Ahmad : 2000-2001
  20. Mr. Nadeem Javed : 2001-2002
  21. Mr. S. M. Arif Rizwan : 2002-2003
  22. Mr. Shams Qamar : 2003-2004
  23. Mr. Jasim Mohammad (Convener) : 2004-2005
  24. Mr. Jasim Mohammad : 2005-2006
  25. Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan (Convener) : 2006-2007
  26. Mr. Adil Hossain (Convener) : 2007-2008
  27. Mr. Adil Hossain : 2008-2009
  28. Mr. Md. Muqlis Alam (Convener) : 2009-2010
  29. Mr. Mohdammad Adil Siddique (Convener) 2010- 2011
  30. Mr. Mohdammad Adil Siddique (Convener) 2011- 2012
  31. Mr. Arif Md. Yeasin Jwadder : 2012-2013
  32. Mr. Amir Khan : 2013-2014
  33. Mr. Omair Iftikhar Naqvi : 2014-2015
  34. Mr. Sahil Kausar Khan : 2015-2016
  35. Mr. Mohd. Shavez Khan : 2016-contd.

FINE ART CLUB

29/12/2020

History

It was established in 1977. Its aim is to foster an artistic environment in the University and develop an appreciation of art and aesthetics in the student community. Painting, poster designing, cartoon making, clay modeling and still photography are the main thrust area of this club. The students from this club have represented the university in various Zonal and National Youth Festivals and have bought laurels to the campus.

Mentors

Dr. Rehana Khusro (Associate Professors in the Department of Fine Arts) ? Dr. Rehana Khusro is a well known international artist, participated in many international and national exhibitions, workshops and seminars. She is a painter, sculptor, and singer. She won many awards and prizes in painting, sculpture, music, drama, dance and games. Her main focus as a teacher is Indian miniature painting contemporary art, landscape, calligraphy, mural, and creative compositions. She had a solo-show of her paintings in Dubai. She held many group painting exhibitions in Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Agra, Lucknow, Bareilly, Noida and Aligarh.

Dr Waseem Mushtaq Wani (Associate Professors in the Department of Fine Arts) ? As an artist Dr. Waseem?s exhibitions have been sponsored by some of the reputed art galleries of India, such as Art Heritage, British Council, Vision, The Center of Art in Delhi, Nandan Gallery, Santinekatan, L.K.K. Lucknow.

Among the international artists workshops and residencies that Dr. Waseem has participated the most notable are: Khoj Kasheer, and ?Imagine Peace!? organized by KHOJ, International Artists? Association, Delhi; ?Logistics of Perception: Images from Conflict Zones? organized by MAJLIS, Mumbai. Four of his art-videos were screened at the department of Visual Culture, Goldsmiths, London.

President

Dr. Abdur Rahman (Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts) ? His main aim is to remain involved in creative pursuits with a focus on Painting/ Fine Arts and help his pupils to promote skills and aesthetic consciousness. His career is a collection of many professional and artistic laurels.

Joint Secretary (2016-17)

Ms. Afreen Khan (BFA III Year)

Activities

Regular classes of sketches, portraits and theoretical current affairs related to art, artwork, artist etc.

EVENTS like ART MANIA on 18-19 of November 2016 in which the club conducted competitions like leaf painting ,collage, creative corner, lamp making . Club introduced a new competition of ?leaf painting? which proved to be very interesting, as it was an entirely new concept. To improve the participant?s creativity the club had events like creative corner and lamp making.

ART MANIA 2016 was followed by a workshop called ?FOLK AND TRIBAL? in which three renowned artist came to the Fine Arts Club. The workshop was conducted with the collaboration of all clubs from cec. It was a three day workshop with lots of events and competition, and a impressive exhibition on last day ended with a grand cultural evening.

Past Secretaries

  1. Mr. Naim Akhtar : 1977-1978
  2. Mr. Salman Zaidi : 1978-1979
  3. Mr. A. H. Saban : 1979-1983
  4. Mr. Izhar H. Nizami : 1983-1984
  5. Mr. Iftkhar Alam : 2011-2012
  6. Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad : 2012-2013
  7. Mr. Md. Azad Ansari : 2013-2014
  8. Mr. Md. Adil Karim (Joint Secretary): 2013-2014
  9. Mr. Tarique Anwar : 2014-2015
  10. Miss. Shaiqa Tabassum : 2015-2016
  11. Miss. Nagma Shamim : 2016-contd.
  12. Miss. Afreen Khan (Joint Secretary): 2016-contd.

FUSION MUSIC CLUB

29/12/2020

History

It is a new establishment took place on 21st June 2012. A bridge between Western and Indian Classical music, the Club provides a platform for students with diverse musical interests. It is especially beneficial for those who want to have a career in play back singing and modern Indian music.

Mentor

Prof. Abdul Matin (Department of Social Science)

President

Sayed Khurram Nisar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education. He has a doctorate (PhD) in Sport Psychology. He is a recipient of the British Commonwealth Commission Scholarship and has done his M Sc. in Sport Management from the University of Worcester, United Kingdom. Apart from academic engagements he has played British Cricket League as an overseas player from Birmingham League. He has also worked for MTV, India and 92.7 BIG FM and has won the MTV Best Lyricist Award.

Secretary (2016-17)

Mr. Shah Faaiz Alam (M. Tech)

Activities

Workshops on stringed instruments and percussions.

Vocal classes by appointed instructors.

Classes focused on guitar theory and harmonics.

Weekly performance by the club members.

Key Achievements

Self Compositions on online music sharing platform ?Soundcloud.com?, Club?s page on social media ie. Facebook, reverb nation etc.

Event Calendar

15th October 2016 (AMU Alumni Meet ? Club Performance), 3rd November 2016 (Cultural Evening ? 64th Annual Convocation 2016), 10th November 2016(CEC Opening ), Jan 2017 (Opening Concert Fusion Club)

Past Secretaries

  1. Mr. Nabeel Feroz : 2012-2013
  2. Mr. Fahad Zuberi : 2013-2014
  3. Mr. Jeff Foster : 2014-2015
  4. Miss. Anam Akhtar : 2015-2016
  5. Mr. Shah Faaiz Alam : 2016-contd.

Archives

Video links: https://www.facebook.com/cec.amu/videos/



HINDUSTANI MUSIC CLUB

29/12/2020

History

The oldest club, it was established in 1962 by the renowned vocalist (late) Ustad Shafi Ahmad of the ?Agra Gharana?; the oldest sangeet (music) Gharana of India. Prof Khursheedul Islam was the coordinator at the time. Arun Gangoli was appointed the first student secretary of the club.

Mentors

Dr. Mohammad Aslam (Department of ENT, JNMC)

UHMC has three sections

1.
Vocal Section:
Instructor ? Johnny Foster (won ?Young Voice Of India? award in 1991) ? Mr. Johny Foster, Music Teacher at Aligarh Muslim University has been nominated as expert member of the National Cultural Board of Indian Universities Association.

He was nominated by the Prof. RB Lal, Vice Chancellor SHATS University of Allahabad and President, Association of Indian Universities, Delhi.

He is a recipient of national and international awards and honours in the field of classical music. National Minorities? Commission has also awarded him.

2.
Tabla Section:
Instructor ? Dr. S.R. Chishti is the Instructor & Incharge of Tabla Section. He is the High Grade artist of A.I.R. and has written a book named ?Fun-e-Tabla? in Urdu and one more book on Tabla in Hindi is under publication.

3.
Sitar Section:
Instructor ? Rafi Ahmad ? In Sitar section Mr. Rafi Ahmad S/o Late Ustad Shafi Ahmad is the Instructor and Incharge. He is the last scion of Agra Gharana.

President

Dr. Qurratul Aein Ali, Assistant Professor D/O Social Work

Secretary (2016-17)

Mr. Gulrez Husain (M.A. Mass Communication)

Activities

Opening ceremony of the club.

Little champs

SUR

Workshops

Coordinate with Western & Fusion Music Club.

Talent hunt

Closing ceremony

Key Achievements

Overwhelming response on YouTube to our video production ?Hum Dekhenge?.

Represented in Goonj, North Zone Cultural Fest (PUNJAB)

FAMOUS PERSONALITIES

  • Dr. Nurul Hasan (Sitar Player) now is in US.
  • Javed Naqvi (Sitar Player and Vocalist) based in Delhi.
  • Dr. Manazir (Vocalist) based in Dubai.
  • Farrukh Baig (Vocalist and Composer).
  • Ajay Jhingran (lyrist and Singer) based in Mumbai.
  • Dr. Rehana Khusro (Vocalist).
  • Dr. Mohammad Aslam (Vocalist).
  • Mohd. Zafar (Vocalist).
  • Mohd. Shamim Ahmed (Vocalist).
  • Tanveer Haziq (Vocalist).
  • Mohd. Nazar (Tabla Player).
  • Shabi Haider (Tabla Player).

Past Secretaries

  1. Mr. Arun Gangoli : 1961 -1962
  2. Mr. Baqar Mujtaba : 1962-1963
  3. Mr. Aslam Rizvi : 1963-1964
  4. Mr. Rasheed-uddin : 1964-1965
  5. Mr. Zaheer-uddin : 1965-1966
  6. Mr. Md. Zafar Farooque : 1966-1967
  7. Mr. Tasadug Husain : 1967-1968
  8. Mr. Bhavish Banerjee : 1968-1969
  9. Mr. Tanvir Haziq : 1969-1970
  10. Mr. Mohd. Zafar : 1970 -1971
  11. Mr. Shakeel Hussain : 1971 -1972
  12. Mr. Zafar Haider Naqvi : 1972-1973
  13. Mr. S. Javed Haider : 1973-1974
  14. Mr. Mohammad Aslam : 1974-1975
  15. Mr. Mohammad Aslam : 1975-1976
  16. Mr. Mohd. Shamim : 1976-1977
  17. Mr. Tariq Fayiaz : 1977-1978
  18. Mr. Mohd. Aleem Hanfi : 1978-1979
  19. Mr. Shakeel Ahmad : 1979-1980
  20. Mr. Munnawar Haziq : 1983-1984
  21. Mr. Mohd. Younus : 1984-1985
  22. Mr. Balender Kumar Singh : 1985-1986
  23. Mr. Khalil Khan : 1986-1990
  24. Mr. Danish Mahmood : 1990-1991
  25. Mr. Masroor Ali Quraishi : 1991 -1992
  26. Mr. Syed Mohsin Ali Alvi : 1993-1994
  27. Mr. Mirza Farrukh Beg : 1994-1995
  28. Mr. Tariq Husain : 1995-1996
  29. Mr. Azeem A. Khan : 1997-1998
  30. Mr. Mohd. Kashif Khan : 1998-1999
  31. Mr. Mohd. Tariq Intizar : 1999-2000
  32. Mr. Sabil A. Ata : 2000-2001
  33. Mr. Ansar-ul-Haque : 2002-2003
  34. Mr. Asif-uz-Zaman : 2003-2004
  35. Mr. Asiff-uz-Zaman : 2004-2005
  36. Mr. Shabbar Imam (Student Convener) : 2005-2006
  37. Mr. Ahmad Zaib (Student Convener) : 2006-2007
  38. Mr. Shahzad Alam (Student Convener) : 2007-2008
  39. Mr. Fahad Khan (Student Convener) : 2008-2009
  40. Mr. Mohd. Shanwaz : 2009-2010
  41. Mr. Fahad Khan : 2010-2011
  42. Mr. Ishrat Ali : 2012-2013
  43. Mr. Mohd. Shaban : 2013-2014
  44. Ms. Shumaila Anis Khan : 2014-2015
  45. Mr. Azharuddin (Student Convener) : 2014-2015
  46. Mr. Mohd. Yaseen Malik : 2015-2016
    (Student Convener)
  47. Mr. Gulrez Hussain : 2016-Contd.

HOBBIES WORKSHOP

29/12/2020

History

Prof Monis Reza and Joseph Stein originally conceptualize this club while designing the format and activities of General Education Centre in 1960. The Hobbies Workshop was originally planned to start under the highest tiers of the proposed open-air amphitheater of 6000 seating capacity. But due to some reasons the proposed amphitheater could not be built and hobbies workshop was shifted to a new block containing few rooms near Sarojini Naidu Hall. The said building again handed over to newly started Department of Physical Education, and Hobbies Workshop were given under the charge of the then General Education Centre in 2006. The whole machines and tools were shifted to three rooms adjacent to the then Archeological Museum in front of Old Guest house. In 2014 the Hobbies Workshop had shifted to Kennedy House Complex.

President

Dr. Aziz Faisal (Assistant Professor, Department of History)

Secretary (2016-17)

Romana Safdar (Department of Statistics)

Activities

Innovation

Crafts

Photography

Cookery

Machine Designs

Software & Mobile Apps Development

Gardening & Horticulture

Key Achievements

Hobbies Workshop hold a The Guinness World Record of making the largest envelope which was 36 feet 1 inch in length and 24 feet 11 inch in width.

Past Secretaries

  1. Mr. Al-Shaz Fatmi : 2002-2003
  2. Miss. Sanju Verma : 2003-2004
  3. Mr. Syed Mohammad Uzair Iqbal : 2004-2005
  4. Mr. Nadeem Sohail : 2006-2007
  5. Mr. M. Shahbaz Husain : 2008-2009
  6. Mr. Furqan Ahmad : 2009-2010
  7. Mr. Iftikhar Ansari : 2010-2011
  8. Mr. Iftikhar Alam : 2011-2012
  9. Mr. Gaurav Saraswat : 2013-2014
  10. Mr. Zulnoorain Khairoowala : 2014-2015
  11. Mr. Imran Khan : 2015-contd.



LITERARY CLUB

29/12/2020

History

UDLC, as it was known previously was established in 1973. Wasi Ahmad Nomani was appointed as the first student secretary of the club. The club in reality is the extension of the oldest literary Society of Aligarh Muslim University, the ?Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College Literary Society? founded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. In 19 August 2015 it was rechristened as the University Debating & Literary club (UDLC). The club is very vibrant and organizes many literary programs throughout the year. After the success of the very first AMU ?Lit Fest 2.0? where UDLC had guests of National & International repute. UDLC recently introduced parliamentary form of debating, and inviting teams from all over India.

The University Debating and Literary Club has produced vibrant speakers and writers such as;

  • Wasi Ahmad Nomani
  • Arif Hamdi Khan
  • Malik Afzal Yousuf
  • Najam-ul-Jafri
  • Paigham Afaquee
  • M. Ahsraf
  • Ubaid Siddiqui
  • Mairajuddin
  • Abdu Raheem A.
  • N. Rahman Naqvi
  • M. Afzal
  • Husain Ahmad Siddique
  • Jamshed A. Siddique
  • Suhail Ahmad Kidwai
  • Munnawarul Haque
  • Zafar Iqbal
  • Tariq Wali
  • Zafar Nawab
  • Mohibul-ul-Haque
  • Raheel Ahmad
  • Asif Iqbal
  • Akbar Nawab
  • Faizan Jaleel
  • Anuj Kumar
  • Farhan Kafil
  • Nazia Y. Izuddin
  • Adil Jahangir
  • Irfan Khan
  • Wajiha Khan
  • Faraz Khan
  • Yasir Abbasi
  • Samra Fatima
  • Maria Salman
  • Shad Ahmad Khan

Mentors

Dr. Siraj Ajmali (Associate Professor, Department of Urdu) ? Dr Siraj Ajmali is a pass out of Kanpur University and Delhi University. He joined Aligarh Muslim University in 1997 as the Assistant Professor in the Department of Urdu. He has been the president of The Literary Club from 2001 to 2009 and again from 2012 till 2015. Besides being a prolific writer and the patron of Urdu language he is an orator who defines excellence each time he graces the dais.


President

Dr. Mohibul Huq (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science)
He is an expert on Indian Polity, especially on Minority Rights. He the recipient of President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal for Excellence. His passion for speaking just, has taken him to various national and international public forums.


Secretary (2016-17)

Mr. Wajahat Monaf Jilani (B.A.L.L.B.)

Activities

UDLC keeps its members active by conducting forums all week round, where students, experienced in respective fields, train the members in those skills. The forums that are conducted are:

1.Recitation Forum:
Where members learn to improve their recitation skills, they are trained to be more influential while reciting poetry and prose, through formally conducted sessions.

2.Public Speaking Forum:
This forum is meant to give a new dimension to the speaking potential of the students thereby enhancing their overall personality. The forum is certainly important for enabling students to give expression to their thoughts and engage in healthy interactive sessions with their co-speakers. These sessions foster doubts and stimulate questions amongst the speakers thereby awakening their critical ability and creating a sense of awareness amongst the speakers and the listeners. This marks the inevitable significance of this forum. Importantly, members are trained in English, Hindi & Urdu respectively.

3.Beginners Public Speaking Forum:
In this forum the focus is on the member?s grammar and pronunciation as they are introduced to public speaking. Where, the members who have issues with grammar and pronunciation are introduced to public speaking. The main aim is to improve the speaking skills of beginners.

4.Alternative Debating Forum:
This forum focuses on the latest styles of debating such as Parliamentary debating & Model United Nations formats which have become popular among students and universities. Most competitive events across India now organize competitions based on these formats. While training members in these formats of debating this forum aims to maintain AMU?s status as a vibrant university with a rich history of debate and discussion, while remaining in tune with the latest developments.

5.Creative Writing Forum:
This forum is a platform which brings together literary minds of the university in the creative process of writing. The forum is a group of talented poets, essayists, and prose writers analyzing, comparing and improving their works, while holding discussions on the emerging and ever changing trends in contemporary writing. Each writer brings something new to the forum, belonging to different cultural and regional backgrounds, imparting the forum a heterogeneous environment, exactly the kind that is needed for the creation of artistic and original works of writing.

6.Journalistic Writing Forum:
This forum deals with the non-fiction writing with a special emphasis on journalism. Here, writing techniques are taught to the members through various exercises and assignments.

7.Quiz Forum:
This forum brings forth the general knowledge and current affairs awareness of the students. For bringing out the best of the members, it relies on informal quizzing sessions and various quiz making techniques to make them the future quiz masters.

8.Group Discussion Forum:
This forum is not only aimed at honing speaking skills of students but also to develop habit of listening, critical and analytical thinking. Its objective is to inculcate interpersonal and leadership skills among students in situations of crisis management, negotiations, teamwork & collective decision-making.

9.Bait Bazi Forum:
This forum is one of its kinds in the country. It has been inculcating test and craving for best Urdu poetry (Ash?ar) and neck to memorize and recall them in the alphabetic order during the competitions. Though considered a dying art Bait Bazi still finds its place in many hall functions of Aligarh Muslim University, celebrating the sweetness of Urdu along with the power of human intellect to recall timely and appropriate couplets. People who attend Bait Bazi often recall it as one of its kind experience.

Key Achievements

2013-14

Yuva, Cultural Festival organised by G. B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand
National Debate Competition

Consolation Prize (English)-Lubna Irfan
Consolation Prize (Hindi)-Sufia Khalid

Mirass, Annual Cultural Festival organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
National Debate Competition

Second Prize (English)-Humah Khan and Lubna Irfan
Third Prize (Urdu)-Haroon Rashid Zargar

I Lead India; National Students? Enclave on Indian Politics organised by Times Now

Fawaz Shaheen represented AMU after qualifying two rigorous levels of screening process. He was involved in debating and discussing Indian Politics on the topic ?The Political Class in India has Failed to meet the Aspirations of its Youth? with stalwarts such as Kiran Bedi, Prof.Yogendra Yadav, Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Member of Parliament), Sachin Pilot, Former Union Minister and others. The event was telecast live on the channel Times Now and is available on Youtube as well.

All India Sir Syed Memorial Debate organised by Aligarh Muslim University

Third Prize (English)-Lubna Irfan and Md. Zama Sheikh
Third Prize (Hindi)- Abhishek Sharma and Nizam Haider
Second Prize (Urdu)-Haroon Rashid Zargar and Syed Masoodul Hasan

Kamalnayan Bajaj Memorial Inter- University Events organised by Shiksha Mandal Wardha, Maharashtra

Third Prize (Elocution)- Abhishek Sharma
First Prize (Powerpoint Presentation)- Abhishek Sharma
Second Prize (Cultural Performance)- Abhishek Sharma

2014-15

The Great Debate North Zone Debate Competition organised by Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi in association with British High Commission, New Delhi

Second Prize (English)-Fawaz Shaheen and Riad Azam

2nd Amity National Law debate 2015 organised by Amity Law School, Noida

Best Speaker (For) ? Wajahat Monaf Jilani

Abhivyakti Debating Society, Satyawati College, University of Delhi
National Debate Competition

Best Team (English)- Fawaz Shaheen and Lubna Irfan
Best Speaker (English)- Areeba Shabbir

Yuva, Cultural Festival organised by G. B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand
National Debate Competition

First Prize (Hindi)- Abhishek Sharma and Nizam Haider
Best Speaker (Hindi)- Abhishek Sharma
Consolation Prize (English)- Imroz Alam

I Believe National Debate Competition organised by Amity University, Lucknow

Second Prize (English)- Fawaz Shaheen and Wajahat Monaf Jilani

Model United Nations Competition organised by Lakshmi Narayan Mittal Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur

Second Best Delegate Prize- Wajahat Monaf Jilani

Sardar Gurucharan Singh Memorial National Debate organised bySardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Research, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

First Prize (English)- Humah Khan
Second Prize (English)- Areeba Shabbir
Best Team (English)- Humah Khan and Areeba Shabbir

National Debate Competition organised by Satyawati College, University of Delhi

First Prize (Urdu)- Haroon Rashid Zargar

Shyama Kohli Memorial Debate organised by Miranda House, University of Delhi in February, 2015

Best Speaker (Against) ? Wajahat Monaf Jilani

All India Sir Syed Memorial Debate organised by Aligarh Muslim University

Second Prize (English)- Lubna Irfan and Hiba Kakul
Best Speaker (Hindi)- Abhishek Sharma
Best Speaker (Urdu)- Shehrayar Alam

Mirass, Annual Cultural Festival organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
National Debate Competition

Third Prize (English)- Md. Zama Shaikh and Mohd. Asad Khan
First Prize (Urdu)- Haroon Rashid Zargar and Muhammad Suhail

Creative Writing Competition
First Prize- Sobia Abdin

Kamalnayan Bajaj Memorial Inter- University Events organised by Shiksha Mandal Wardha, Maharashtra

First Prize (Quiz)- Abhishek Sharma

2015-16

1.Finalist of North India round of Great Debate 2016 Organized by British High Commission: Wajahat Jilani &Imroz Alam

2.Lex MUN 2016 Organized by Faculty of Law, Allahabad University: High Commendation Award of 2nd Best Delegate for representing France in the United Nation Security Council.

3.National level Inter-University Debate Competition (12-15 January, 2016) organized by G.B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology: Best Rebuttal won by Sufia Khalid.

4.42nd Kamalnayan Bajaj Memorial National Inter-University Competition (8th and 9th January, 2016) organized by Shiksha Mandal WARDHA: 2nd Prize in Quiz and 3rd Prize in PPT Presentation won by Abhishek Sharma.

5.Janak Kapoor Memorial Debate(20 January, 2016), organized by Delhi University ? Best Team ? Humah Khan and Neeraj Kaushik, Best Speaker ? Imroz Alam, Second Best Speaker ? Neeraj Kaushik.

6.UP Inter-University Debate Competition (10 February, 2016), sponsored by UP Government, Rohilkhand ? Best Team- Umair Khan and Anas Abdullah

7.Jaswant Kaur Memorial Debate (11 February, 2016), Delhi University ? Best Team- Kushgr Agrwal and Majid Ali Mufti

8.Sardar Gurucharan Singh Memorial Debate(12February, 2016), SBSPGI organized by Dehradun Technical University ? Best Team ? Wajahat Jilani and Neeraj Kaushik.

9.Jamia Millia Islamia Debate (16-18 February, 2016)- Best Team (English) ? Humah Khan and Neeraj Kaushik, Best Speaker(English)- Humah Khan, Best Team (Urdu) ? Zama Shaikh and Talha Kamal, Best Speaker (Urdu) ? Zama Shaikh.

10.Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2016- Runner Up- Shahnawaz Ahmed and Saeed ur Rahman.

2016-17

Amity I Believe debate season 4 organized by Amity Business School, Lucknow

Best Team ? Mohd. Umair Khan & Najm Mehdi
Best Speaker ? Mohd Umair Khan

Programs Organized:

1.Lecture by Ms. Rana Ayyub (Journalist and author) on the topic ?Writing as a means of protest: Issues of freedom of expression and censorship? on 7th September, 2016. She also read excerpts from her book ?Gujarat files: anatomy of a cover up?.

2.Model United Nations Workshop on 9th November, 2016.

3.Darakshaa?n ? a celebration of Urdu was organized from 7th ? 15th November, 2016 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal Sahab. Events included: Urdu Quiz, Essay writing, Speech, Calligraphy & Poster making competitions.

LITERARY CLUB (Contd.)

29/12/2020

Past Secretaries

  1. Mr. Wasi Ahmad Nomani : 1973-1974
  2. Mr. Arif Hamdi Khan (joint secretary) : 1973-1974
  3. Mr. Malik Afzal Yousuf : 1974-1975
  4. Mr. Najam-ul-Jafri : 1975-1976
  5. Mr. Paigham Afaquee : 1976-1977
  6. Mr. S.M. Ashraf : 1977-1978
  7. Mr. Ubaid Siddiqui : 1979-1980
  8. Mr. Mairajuddin : 1981-1982
  9. Mr. Abdul Raheem A. : 1982-1983
  10. Mr. S. N. Rahman Naqvi : 1983-1984
  11. Mr. S. M. Afzal : 1984-1985
  12. Mr. Husain Ahmad Siddique : 1985-1986
  13. Mr. Jamshed Ahmad Siddique : 1985-1986
  14. Mr. Suhail Ahmad Kidwai : 1989-1990
  15. Mr. Munnawarul Haque : 1990-1991
  16. Mr. Zafar Iqbal : 1991-1992
  17. Mr. Tariq Wali : 1992-1993
  18. Mr. Zarar Nawab : 1993-1994
  19. Mr. Mohib-ul-Haque : 1994-1995
  20. Mr. Abdul Haque : 1995-1996
  21. Mr. S. Raheel Ahmad : 1996-1997
  22. Mr. Asif Iqbal : 1997-1998
  23. Mr. Akbar Nawab : 1998-1999
  24. Mr. Faizan Jaleel : 1999-2001
  25. Mr. Anuj Kumar : 2001-2002
  26. Mr. Farhan Kafil : 2002-2003
  27. Miss. Nazia Y. Izuddin : 2003-2004
  28. Mr. Adil Jahangir : 2004-2005
  29. Mr. Irfan Khan : 2005-2006
  30. Mr. Yasir Abbasi : 2006-2007
  31. Ms. Mariam : 2007-2008
  32. Mr. Shad Ahmad Khan : 2009-2011
  33. Mr. Faisal Abbasi : 2011-2012
  34. Mr. Shafey Anwarul Haque : 2012-2013
  35. Mr. Riad Azam : 2014-2015
  36. Miss. Lubna Irfan : 2015-2016
  37. Mr. Wajahat Monaf Jilani : 2016-contd.

WESTERN MUSIC CLUB

29/12/2020

History

Founded on June 21, 2012, on the occasion of the World Music Day.  Dr. Arman Rasool Faridi was appointed as its first President and Mr. Atif Nafis as First Student Secretary. Although this club or this genre of music had its presence in the music milieu of AMU since early seventies, Dr. Parvaiz Imam gave the first public performance in 1987 with hawain guitar. The music culture was much promoted by African and Middle Eastern students resideing in Aligarh under various educational exchange programmes.

1991 saw the advent of
Spooky Charms
by Ritwik Ghosh and some Commerce and Engineering College students.

1994 ? the first rock show was promoted by (late) Iqbal Ghani Khan (Department of History) with his friend Billy Stevens performing a Beatles number, ?When my guitar gently weeps.? Then comes the first formal band of AMU known as Jinx. With Asif Fauzi, Ritwik Ghosh, Asad Javed, Faraz Izhaar and Saad Ahmad Khan. They won prizez at North Zone Youth Festival and also at National Youth Feastival.

1999 ? the second band came up the horizon was ?Red Dawn? with Khaliq Qureshi, Khalid Siddiqui, Talib Hussain Bilgrami, Taj War Ahmad Khan, Amber Jail Khani and Rushdi. Later Dr. Ravi Farhan Khan also joined the band. Red Dawn won many prizez at zonal and natuonal level. ?Pink Blues? started by Asharf Shehzad included first female vocalists; Saba Siddiqui and Aashi.

2004- ?Irtiyash? was formed by Khurram Nisar, Nabeel Firoz, Irfan Ali Khan, Rohan Kumar and Umair Khan.

2006 ? ?Sloth? entertained the campus under Ali Syed Taqvi, Atif Nafees, Umair Khan, Rohan Kumar, Nabeel Firoz. Later Faraz Farooq, Hamza Abid and Shabbar Imam joined the group.

2012 ? ?Mash ?treaty? by Mihul Kumar, Atif Nafees, Umair Khan, Abhishek Noel and Atif Admi. The band Mash-Treaty was adjudged as MTV band of the year award in 2014 in competition of 100 bands held at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon.

Mentors

Dr. Aminul Islam (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry)- He is a very active member of his department, with key areas of work such as; Analytical Method Development and Validation; Solid-Phase Extractive Column Preconcentration; Tailor-made Selective Chelating Resin; Metal analysis. On the other hand he keeps a keen interest in western music.

President

Mr. Faraz Farooq (Assistant Lecturer, Department of Architecture) ? He is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, with thrust areas like; inclusive & equitable urban planning, transit oriented development and landscape urbanism. Besides this Dr. Faraz Farooq possess immense zeal for music, he is an excellent guitarist. He loves to write and travel.

Secretary (2016-17)

Mr. Mir Akhtar Husain (M. Sc.)

Activities

Key Achievements

Past Secretaries

  1. Mr. Atif Nafis : 2012-2013
  2. Mr. Mehul Kumar : 2013-2014
  3. Mr. Syed Ali Mubasir : 2015-2016
  4. Mr. Mir Akhtar Hussain : 2016-contd.