AMUSU - Aligarh Muslim University Student Union

AMUSU formation has an unpredictable history, As we know the introduction of Aligarh College was done by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in the period when the Indian Society, precisely the Muslims were downtrodden. Their cultural hegemony had lost their existence and the century long rule from the lands of Dehelvi region (area consisting of western Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and some parts of Haryana) was breathing its last. There was widespread killing, plunder and mutinies. Among multidisciplinary factors involved in the annihilation of the stout supremacy, the most significant was the loss of political cognizance. According to Sir Syed, this lost faculty was because of the intellectual crisis that was prevalent due to the curse of conservatism, traditionalism and medievalism. Therefore, when he was on a journey to England, a new model was brought on the lines of Oxford and Cambridge. Based on the debating societies of the universities of England, an exact replica was carved out on the land Aligarh.

Brief History on AMUSU

Seven years after the inauguration of Mohammad Anglo-Oriental College (MAO), Aligarh, the Siddons Union Club was established on August 26th, 1884. The primary goal of the founding father was to establish the debating skills in the students and make them able and confident enough to dodge contemporary competence. The first Principal of MAO College, Henry George Impey Siddons who was also a graduate of Oxford University held the opening ceremony of the club. Later in the year 1905, another principal of the College Theodore Morsion, formerly the English professor at the same college, laid the foundation stones of “The Siddons Union Club” on 22nd of February. Having gone through the struggle of 43 years of establishing a University, the first Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim UniversityMr Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan Raja Saheb of Mahmudabad renamed it as “Muslim University Students’ Union Club” in the year 1920. Also, he had inaugurated the new building that is the present-day Union Hall of AMU.


Before turning into a forefront Political platform, the Club had had the responsibility to hold debates on the burning topics related to multidisciplinary aspects. The core idea was to build the cognizance and give birth to political and educational awareness. Hence, debates related to the society polity and religion were entertained. Few among them were – This House is of the Opinion that Love Marriages are not happy, This House of the opinion that Wealth does more to produce crime than Poverty, Music improves Health, etc. Debates were organized twice a month, once in English and next in Hindustani language.

AMUSU Governing Body

When the MAO College was turned into a University by the AMU Act 1920, the first President of the AMUSU was Mr KM Khuda Bux for the academic year 1920-21. However, after the independence and the partition, a new Union was formed for the academic year 1952-53, which is also known to be the first Official Students’ Union of the world. A constitution was drafted by Amin A Bulbuliya, which makes the Union autonomous in nature. The noteworthy point here is – the Aligarh Muslim University was able to establish a Union Platform much before the establishment of the Parliament of India.

Notable Alumni

Here is the List of AMUSU Notable Alumni

  • Azam Khan, M.P, 9 times M.L.A. and Cabinet Minister was an Honorary Secretary of the union.

  • Mohammad Adeeb, Rajya Sabha M.P was a President of Union.

  • Arif Mohammad Khan, Governor of Kerala, was a President and Honorary Secretary of the Union in 1972-73 and 1971-72 respectively.

  • Nafees Ahmad, Minister of State, M.L.A. was the President of Union.

  • Mohammad Ali Ashraf Fatmi, Former Minister of Statein the Ministry of Human Resource Development was the Honorary Secretary of Union

Salahuddin owaisi, six times M.P from Hyderabad.

Alumni who served outside the country

  • Liaquat Ali Khan, First Prime Minister of Pakistan

  • Fazal Illahi Chaudhary, President of Pakistan

  • Mohammad Mansur Ali, Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Outgoing Students Union (2018-19)

  • President – Mr Salman Imtiyaz

  • Vice-President – Mr Hamza Sufiyan

  • Secretary – Mr Huzaifa Amir Rashadi


The students’ union body of AMU has been playing a significant role in building the future of Indian Politics. The history bears the testimony to its great roots that are stretched to the different corners of India. The way in which it underwent various trials and probations and came out victoriously speaks highly of the standards of the AMUSU. To this day, it is producing eminent leadership from the heart of India, who later on are serving the country at various levels. The Students’ Union election in AMU is celebrated like a festival. From active campaigners to strategy makers and advisors to the voters, all participate in this significant occasion. The final speech which is held a couple of days before the polling date has its own distinguished position. In the midst of tough competition and tussle, AMUSU is known to have conducted elections based on its traditional ethics (Aligarh Tehzeeb).

Prof. tariq mansoor aligarh muslim university vc

Tariq Mansoor AMU

Prof. Tariq Mansoor AMU VC

tariq mansoor amu vc 2021

Tariq Mansoor Father:

  • Prof Hafeezul Rahman


  • Sir Syed Life Time Achievement Award for people


  • 24th Vice-chancellors of Aligarh Muslim university


  • 17 MAY 2017 – Still

Date of Birth

  • Born September 20, 1956


  • Indian


  • PhD


  • Vice-Chancellor


  • Dr Hameeda Tariq

New Delhi, May 16: Tariq Mansoor assumed responsibility as the new Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Tuesday. He was designated by President Pranab Mukherjee recently. VC Mansoor assumed responsibility under the presence of hefty security. Here are altogether the realities that you need to think about Professor Tariq Mansoor and his arrangement as the AMU VC.

Life of Tariq Mansoor before VC in AMU

He was before the Principal of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital which is the greatest educating and tertiary clinical consideration place in western U.P. furthermore, has additionally filled in as Head of Department of Surgery in A.M.U. He has around forty years of educating, research, clinical and managerial experience and has 92 distributions surprisingly and directed proposition of 54 Postgraduate Medical Students. 

He was a Member of the Medical Council of India-the pinnacle controller of clinical training and calling in India, and sits on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow), Governing Body of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India) and the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. He has likewise served on different councils comprised by the Ministry of Education/UGC on National Education issues, for example, “Web-based Teaching, “Online Examination” and “Advancement of Online Education” and “Public Credit Framework”. 

During his residency, an officeholder Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi tended to the AMU people group following a hole of 64 years. He as of late addressed India going to the principal India-Indonesia Inter-Faith Dialog in Yogyakarta, Indonesia as a component of assignment of Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India and discussion on Higher Education in South Asia held in Istanbul, Turkey coordinated by Hollings Center for International Dialog, Washington, USA.

Tariq Mansoor become President of the Association of Surgeons

He was chosen President of the Association of Surgeons of India (UP), Secretary of Aligarh Muslim University Teachers’ Association, and threefold as Member of Executive Council of Aligarh Muslim University addressing the Teaching Faculty. He has been consulted with the “Two Life Time Achievement Award” for his recognized public administrations and is a beneficiary of the “Famous Senior Surgical Teacher Award 2013” by the Association of Surgeons of India (UP).

Tariq Mansoor sanction to government

As Vice-Chancellor of AMU Tariq Mansoor got the government to endorse for College of Nursing, Para-Medical College and Department of Cardiology and NHM Projects, for example, Pediatric Early Intervention Center of Excellence, Pediatric Cardiac Evaluation and Cardiac Surgery Center (PCECS), MCH Wing, and so on Systematized the Dara Shikoh Center for Interfaith Understanding and acquired legal endorsement for Institute of Pharmacy from the President of India.

During his present residency as Vice-Chancellor, new courses have been begun like D.M. (Cardiology), M.B.A. (Medical clinic Administration and Islamic Finance), Masters in Architecture, M.Tech in Solar Energy, Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Material Sciences, Earthquake Engineering, and Disaster Management, M.Voc (Hons). M.D. in Ilaj Bit Tabdeer, Munafe ul Aza, Amraze Jild Wa Zohrawiya, Saidla, B.Tech in Food Technology, M.Sc. in Digital Science, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc. in Para Medical Courses, and so on

Organized Young Researcher and Innovation Awards. Savvy Classroom and the up-gradation of advanced foundation for an internet educating and learning were effectively taken up taking into account Covid-19 pandemic. Under his direction, JNMC Hospital assumed a significant part in testing, treatment, and antibody preliminaries identified with the Covid-19 Pandemic. Prof. Mansoor has voyaged generally and visited significant instructive and social foundations in North America, Europe, West Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. A sharp tennis player, he has perusing interests in schooling, history, foreign relations, and legislative issues.

An open letter to Tariq Mansoor from AMU students

Dear Tariq Mansoor Sb, In the beginning, we would stretch out my heartiest congrats to you for being delegated as the new Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. This post brings extraordinary obligation as well as incredible assumptions from every one of the individuals who are identified with this seat of learning by one method or other. we have been visiting AMU frequently and saw many key regions which need quick consideration from the top organization and since you will accept the charge as the top of the foundation, we considered imparting these perceptions to you. we trust that under your aegis the circumstance will improve, and we will consider AMU to be a

Directing educational Institute by all genuine mean.

  • All the divisions and resources of AMU need bleeding-edge innovations and foundation to offer a strategic advantage to understudies extraordinarily Engineering school, Medical College, Geology Department and other key offices giving specialized training. On the particular side, these divisions need present-day devices to gauge the information, and there ought to be a normal Infrastructure need examination should be done in all offices which furnish the organization with a TO-DO-LIST, which ought to be followed up on at the most punctual so that understudies ought to rival their partners from IITs and different establishments as far as innovation ability.

  • Nepotism ought not to be supported anytime of time and at any level. Just capable, qualified, and gifted representatives should be given business so they can contribute productively to the development of the establishment.

  • Faculties and educators of the relative multitude of offices ought to be presented to bleeding-edge advancements in their area and they ought to be urged to partake in public and worldwide courses and meetings to acquire refreshed data. They ought to likewise upgrade their learning by securing a new inflow of data in their individual space through confirmation courses and studios.

The graduated class ought to be included helpfully towards the development of foundation by acquiring from their involvement with relative fields and taking their advice and ideas consistently on both infrastructural and academic matters.

Courses not in Aligarh Muslim University

Courses not provided by AMU

Courses not in Aligarh Muslim University

Courses not in Aligarh Muslim University AMU

Aligarh Muslim University has always tried to provide the country with the best educational programs and nurture assets for the nation. Having been one of those remarkable institutions to which students look forward to enlighten themselves with adequate knowledge and skills; AMU has satisfied the goals of many aspirants.

But despite its endeavors, the university lacks some major courses which is the need of the time. With the evolution in society and development of the economy, the job setup has changed its demands remarkably. And AMU seems to catch those demands quite slowly. Now that things have become more digitalized and creative, the company desires a more innovative, professional, and distinctive workforce. It’s not that AMU does not have enough but we need more than enough because the professional areas are expecting beyond the sufficient criteria from the young generation.

The excellence is now not restricted to the hard work of the people but to how smartly and efficiently they can run their work. What extra skills they hold for the success of the companies remains the challenge. It would be wrong to say that AMU has not made any modifications and addition in the courses but still, there is some major lacking as per the needs of today’s time which is consequently decreasing the opportunities of students here and making them less competitive in the occupational settings.

Some major Courses not available in Aligarh Muslim University

  • Bachelors’ in Business Administration (AMU BBA) – This is one of the major courses for students interested in business and administration learning. Most of the universities offer this course as a bachelor’s before students go for MBA. but if you are thinking of AMU BBA then you have chosen a different university because Aligarh Muslim University does not offer Bachelor in Business Administration course.

  • Bachelors’ in BBA-LLB- AMU has a great law faculty with the availability of BA. LLB, LLM, and Ph.D. for students. BBA LLB is a crucial field of law as for the requirement of company lawyers in the corporate sectors. There is no course of BBA LLB in AMU.

  • LLB– There is absence of this 5 year programme as can pursue LLB in AMu

  • Bachelors’ in Biotech– This is a great course for Students from biology backgrounds to learn about medicines and how they are to be made. Biotech has a big name in the Science field but you cannot do biotech as in a bachelor course.

  • Bachelor’ in Journalism– This is a very prominent 4 years program which highly job-oriented course of today’s time. Journalism is that area where the youth of this generation willingly desire to make their career. But, unfortunately, AMU does not have this too. you can do a master’s in mass communication and journalism in AMU, not but a bachelor.

  • Not enough foreign languages– Aligarh Muslim University did open a foreign language department in 2016. And still, it doesn’t have enough languages as per the current requirements. For e.g., Italian, Latin, etc.

  • Lack of specializations– AMU does not have enough area of specialization at the master’s level in various post-graduation programs. E.g., the psychology department of AMU does not have specializations in criminal psychology, neuropsychology, counseling psychology, etc.

  • Bachelor’s in Media Science– This course makes students skilled with the knowledge of print as well as digital media and how they can be using them in the practical world. These kinds of courses hold huge scope for themselves in current times.

  • Bachelor’s in Event management– Now the generation demands skilled and innovatory managers to arrange both formal and informal events. Hence, this sort of courses are imperative to open the doors of different areas where many can perform to their optimum level and earn profit. amu event management course are not available.

  • AMU does not provide M. Phil in many subjects. you cannot do M.phil in many courses For e.g. AMU M.Phil in History, psychology, etc. Although M. Phil is generally available for all in most of the universities.

  • Bachelor of Foreign Trade – In this era of globalization, the students of commerce and economics would likely to get themselves to learn these areas to excel in their fields. AMU should expand the commerce or business-based courses to get students to understand the business world demands better and attain great exposure. but Amu does not Provide bachelor of foreign trade in Aligarh university

  • There is not any availability of pharmacy courses in AMU, like pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical quality, etc.

  • Bachelor’s in Hotel management– Among all the management courses; this is also one of the important and fruitful courses of the field. Concerning this, Amu needs the inclusion of this course. AMU does not Provide a hotel management course in Aligarh or anywhere as Diploma and Bachelor. but you can do MBA in Tourism and Travel Management

  • Bachelor’s in Fashion Designing– In this age of great emphasis on ‘Fashion sense’, the course of this field calls numbers of opportunities and benefits. but Aligarh Muslim University AMU does not provide a diploma in fashion designing course.

There is a range of other courses that are not provided by AMU and they need to be here for the students to explore multiple fields for their careers.


Being one of those top central universities of the country, it should also open doors for digital-based courses like- web designing, graphic designing, data analytics, etc. Due to the Covid situation, the educational and professional areas have taken a major shift to the digital or internet world, it is the responsibility of central universities like AMU to educate the students for the same, enrich their knowledge and prepare them for the newly emerging challenges.

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AMU TPO, Jobs & Recruitment 2021

amu job process

Aligarh Muslim University Jobs 2021-2022

Jobs! Placement! Recruitments! How often we think of these terms! All these words evoke a sense of insecurity in ourselves with our careers. The employment quality and quantity always a challenge for all the universities, especially like AMU where people expect the best of best. The efficiency of the university in dealing with this challenge defines the future of the thousands of students out there and also its own self.

Aligarh Muslim University has a general Training and Placement Office (TPO) cell to aid the students with finding jobs or placements. The TPO endeavours to make students informed regarding the golden opportunities for their employment. In this era where non-employment has become the major troublesome aspect of youth section, considering lakhs of students graduating and fails to get the fair chance of exercising their skills; it is quite crucial for the TPOs of universities like AMU to make students learn better about the availability of jobs and help them placed in various good companies or places.

AMU Jobs Staff of the Cell

The three main staffs of the cell include-

  • Saad Hamid has been the training and placement officer since 2012 and from then onwards he has taken great initiatives in making it an employment friendly cell by setting annual job fairs and HR meets to improve the job opportunities. He also got students placed in MNCs. The other members include-

  • Jahangir Alam as assistant TPO of the cell. He is also an associate professor in Women’s Polytechnic of the university.

  • Muzamil Mushtaq is also an assistant TPO. He works as an assistant professor in the department of Library and Information Science of the university.

Role of the Training and Placement Office of AMU

  • It offers training to the students in the form of mock Interviews and discussions in order to increase their skills or train them for the real job interviews

  • It spreads the news of job availability to the concerning department of the university.

  • It tries arranging on-campus and off-campus recruitment for the students.

  • It invites influencing personalities to motivate students.

  • It organises job fairs, seminars and workshops.

  • It also help students get some internships as well (summer &winter).

Main Recruiters Visited AMU

  • It offers training to the students in the form of mock Interviews and discussions in order to increase their skills or train them for the real job interviews

  • It spreads the news of job availability to the concerning department of the university.

  • It tries arranging on-campus and off-campus recruitment for the students.

  • It invites influencing personalities to motivate students.

  • It organises job fairs, seminars and workshops.

  • It also help students get some internships as well (summer &winter).

Results of some Recruitment Drives

  • It offers training to the students in the form of mock Interviews and discussions in order to increase their skills or train them for the real job interviews

  • It spreads the news of job availability to the concerning department of the university.

  • It tries arranging on-campus and off-campus recruitment for the students.

  • It invites influencing personalities to motivate students.

  • It organises job fairs, seminars and workshops.

  • It also help students get some internships as well (summer &winter).

Some Companies which provided internships through TPO AMU

  • Astorianz Industries Pvt. Ltd. offered internships to students from MBA, Mass Com, MCA, BCA, MSW, and BSW.

  • Bank of Baroda offered internship of Sales Intern to post graduation and final year graduation students.

  • Braahmam Net Solution demanded final year BA and MA students from foreign languages. Linguistics and mass communication background for media and translations.

  • Fiat Justitia LLP provided opportunity of internship to law students.

The notifications of all the jobs and internships are always updated on the site of AMU in the section of Training and Placement Office AMU (General). The TPO page has all the notifications concerning jobs, internships, recruitment drives, etc. In that, they provide the full job program with eligibility and the process of registration.

Aligarh Muslim University Continuation

AMU Continuation

Aligarh Muslim University Continuation

Aligarh Muslim University Continuation 2021-2022

Continuation refers to the process of registering oneself for the further year, like from 1st to 2nd year. This is for the students already enrolled in the university. To attain registration, students are required to fill the continuation form and fulfil the fee submission process. Every semester, students are supposed to do general registration, where the students are supposed to fill a form to register oneself as being entered to the next semester where you are not required to submit any fee.

Now things have shifted its mode to online, the process of form and fee submission happens in that mode only. In AMU, students are supposed to attend the following steps in order to complete your continuation process:-

  • When you enter the next year; there comes a notification from the controller office with the signature that the continuation forms are available now and students can go and fill it. The notice is uploaded on the site. Students should keep checking the site for that. Before that notice, no one can initiate that process. Hence, it is important to be aware whether the continuation forms are accessible or not.

  • Once, the notice is directed, go to the site of AMU which is and see the examination section. Under that, you will find the link written as Continuation/Re-admission or examinations form. You need to click that link.

  • After clicking that, students’ login will come to your screen. There, you are supposed to fill the enrolment number and password and sign in.

  • There is an alternate way to reach students login. Just type amu oeps on google and you will get your login section.

  • After logging in, there will appear the form which you are supposed to fill. It has

  • Your course name- Fill your full course name. For e.g. B.A (hons) English.

  • Your Faculty Number- xxxxx

  • Session- Like 2020-21

  • Semester- Odd. For continuation, the year starts from odd semester in AMU.

  • Although, some areas like course name and faculty number are already filled as the form is online where they already have the students’ record. But sometimes, misinformation is there. So, it is better to go through them and correct if there is any mistake. Also, they already have the photo, signature and thumbprint record.

  • After that students are supposed to fill the subject codes. This is very crucial section of the form. Even a digit mistake might get you appear for the wrong paper examination. The paper or subject code list is uploaded on the site or the syllabus that you download of your subjects already has the paper code mentioned. For e.g. ENB4** for one of the English papers.

  • After this, you recheck and cross check the details you have entered; then click on the submit button.

  • In the next step, you shall be downloading the registered form to have a record for yourself. For that, on the top left corner would be three bars type icon; click that and a range of items would appear. Click on registration, there an option which says Generate Registration PDF would be there. Click that and your pdf will be with you.

    • Also, once you are done with the continuation form thing in the odd semester; then while registering in the time of even semester; the transaction column might show for payment. In that case, you are not supposed to do anything regarding that. Fee submission is done once in a year for both the semesters. Once, you have paid the fees, you are done for the entire year.

    Things to Remember during and after the continuation process

    • Always get the hardcopy of the transaction details.

    • Don’t register and re-register repeatedly due to mistakes in filling the form. This might create some obstacle for you. That’s why make sure you go through each of the details carefully before submitting.


      • Students are notified with a particular span of time or a deadline date within which they are supposed to complete their continuation process. The date of submission might extend but till the last date, all the registrations are to be done. After that, the university charges fine for late fee submission.

      AMU entrance exam cut off

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      Aligarh Muslim University - AMU B.A/B.Sc./B.Com and other courses entrance cut off and merit

      Aligarh Muslim University has reached heights of performance by maintaining its position among the best universities of India. Being a highly renowned public university, thousands of students yearn to be a part of this institution and plant their careers. Therefore, AMU maintains rigid and merit-based entrance exams at all levels that are called AMU entrance cut off. Lakhs of students from the country, as well as international, are made eligible to take admission here based on merit.

      Meaning of cut off or merit in AMU

      Amu Cut-off is basically the minimum marks a student is required to obtain in order to be eligible for admission in any of the institutions. If the student scores less than that particular number then he/she won’t be given admission. For e.g., if the cut-off is 50 for a 100 marks entrance exam then, students scoring less than 50 will not make it to the selected list. Even students scoring 49 will not be given an acceptance or they are included in the waiting lists in AMU entrance.

      What is the criteria of merit in AMU?

      Every university has some general criteria for setting cut off or merit for entrance just like AMU entrance cut off and some of their factors for that. In AMU, the merit depends on the following basic aspects-

      • Several students appearing for the entrance test- The quantity of candidates shares a positive correlation with the high cut-off. In other words, it is quite obvious that the more the number of candidates giving the test; the more the competition would be. Especially in public universities where there are a limited amount of seats available; students from so many educational backgrounds with their level of skills and knowledge appear for this, which therefore increases the competition among the candidates.

      • The difficulty level of the test- When tests are quite easy, then most of the students tend to score high. Concerning that merit would also turn high. E.g. if most of the students score around 70 due to the test being too easy; then the merit might get up to 75 or 80. This factor has a great role in identifying and setting the merit. The merit takes a major turn; it rises too high or experiences a major downfall comparatively.

      • Availability of seats- Cut-off differs for each level based on the number of seats. E.g. at the UG level in B.A, there are more than 300 seats whereas at the PG level there are 40-50 seats in different programs. Hence, the cut-off might be less at the UG level than that of at PG level due to the more accessibility of seats at the former level.

      • Internal and external- This is a very general factor of any university that internals is given more preference. In AMU, internals gets a 50% advantage and as a result, the cut-off of the internals is comparatively low.

      Categories of SC/ST/other- The students of certain categories of experience are less cut off as compared to general. Being one of the focal universities, certain categories are supposed to receive a bit of relaxation.

      There are certain marks or ranges which are observed as regular like

      The marks for general might range from 60-70 for science and for arts it gets to 50-55 for general externals. Also, it will vary to different categories. But still, on the basis of some factors, the range may increase and decrease every year. And sometimes the range for arts/humanities might rise.

      The range is 50-55 and sometimes it might get 40-45 or 60-65 for general externals.  Here, again the range varies.

      The Waiting list in amu

      • The waiting list is made to give chances to other students if any of the selected students did not appear for admission or he/she refused to take admission. The students whose scores are somewhat low than the cut-off are included in the list and according to the number of seats. Those of the students whose marks are much distanced from the merit are not included in the waiting list. This list is made in general as well of the other categories.


      • Even though certain ranges are considered, we cannot rely on any standard one. Every year, the pattern changes, the interests of the majority might change. E.g. if there is a huge population of candidates applying for the r B.SC entrance exam this year; then it might be possible that the student’s quantity get an increase in B.An entrance the next year. Things remain quite uncertain.

        Yes, there is a change in the ranges now as compared to earlier, like some 7-8 years before. The cut-off used to be very low for the arts or social sciences and they used to be quite static. The number of students opting for this field was low. But, now with the increased demands in all the streams; the competition has increased and improved even.

      AMU Courses after 12th

      AMU Courses after 12th PCM and PCB

      AMU Courses after 12th

      Future Courses after Completing 12th PCM or PCB in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

      Being one of those central universities of India, Aligarh Muslim University offers various under-graduation programs and courses. AMU also maintains several schools in its affiliation, namely; S.T.S School for boys (founded in 1875), AMU city school (1889), AMU girls school (made especially to empower girls’ education), Sayyid Hamid Senior Secondary School for Boys (1987), Senior Secondary School for girls (1987), City Girls High School, AMU ABK High School for girls and boys separately, and also the Ahmadi School for Visually Challenged students (founded in 1927).  Being admitted to AMU schools get the students a 50% internal advantage for the entrance exams further in any courses.

      AMU Courses After 12th

      This Question is always comes to every student’s mind. What is best after 12th in AMU? Whether you are from PCM or PCB. Here is this answer to the question.

      Students completing 12th PCM and PCB from any institution can avail numerous courses opportunities in AMU. The following are the courses available to apply for-

      Students completing PCM can apply for courses. The engineering faculty has various departments or branches like civil, Electrical, chemical, petroleum, architecture, applied physics, applied chemistry, etc. Candidates looking forward to get admitted to this four years programme should have aggregate 50% marks in 12th and then appear for the entrance exams. The admission is granted on the basis of merit of the test. B. E is also a course of engineering here but the classes are held in the evening.

      B. A LLB – It is a 5-year program and students both from PCM and PCB are eligible to take the entrance and get admitted to this course. The aggregate marks in 12th should be 50%. 

      • B.Sc. (Hons) – Bachelor’s in Science offers various subjects to science steam students ranging from Geology, Industrial Chemistry, Botany, agricultural science, Computer applications, and many others.
      • B. A in foreign languages- The department has Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish as the international languages to be taught. It is also a 3years program and science students can apply for the entrance exams for getting admission here.
      • B. F. A– Bachelor’ in fine arts is also available for both the stream students.
      • Diploma in general nursing and Midwifery- The students are required to obtain a minimum of 40% total marks in 12th in order to be eligible for this course.

      Diploma courses offered in Aligarh Muslim University are 12th PCB and PCM are

      • Diploma in Animation and Multimedia

      • Diploma in Wound Care and dressing

      • Diploma in Nursing Unani

      • Diploma in Orthopedics and Plaster Techniques.

      • Diploma in Elementary Education (DEED)

      • Advance Diploma in Unani Pharmacy

      • Advance Diploma in Solar engineering and management.


      Aligarh Muslim University has endeavored to expand its arena of courses with better learning opportunities for students. And no doubt, the quality of teaching has made its fairway to the institute; but still, there is a number of programs and courses that AMU lacks and are offered by other central universities like JNU, DU, etc.

      amu rca 2021-22

      AMU RCA – Residential Coaching Academy (RCA)

      AMU RCA - History, Admission and Facts

      amu rca 2021-22

      Aligarh Muslim University AMU Residential Coaching Institute or RCA is an institute run by Aligarh Muslim University to prepare the willing aspirants mainly for the civil and judicial service programme. The centre was established in 2010 after being integrated with the Coaching & Guidance centre of the university when the scheme “Establishment of Residential Coaching Academy for Minorities/SC/ST and Women” was sanctioned by UGC.

      AMU RCA Institute’s current director is Prof. Imran Saleem of Department of Commerce AMU, Prof. Asiya Chaudhary as Deputy Director, with Dr. Jahangir Chauhan (Dept. of commerce Amu) and Mr. Mohammad Zaid as assistant directors. The centre employs many Amu teachers and professors to teach the students enrolled in this institute.

      With providing valuable knowledge in this area, the institute facilitates the students with the development of their personality, key strengths and the communication skills for better performance in the competitive exams. The centre also has a library with separate reading halls for boys and girls for all the admitted students and offers the required studying materials for the competitive examinations.

      Admission criteria in AMU RCA

      All the students desiring for admissions in this institute are supposed to fill the entrance form from the site and appear for the National Level Entrance Test. They select-
      • 100 students for general Civil Service
      • 60 for Judicial Service
      • 50 students for super-50 program of Civil Service.

      Test Pattern

      • 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of general studies
      • CSAT for 100 marks.
      • Two long essays for 100 marks
      • And an interview for 50 marks.

      The results and the dates for admissions are notified on RCA webpage. Prior to the results, the answer keys for the entrance is already made available on the website concerned. Selected students will get the accommodation in Sherwani hall and selected females will be allotted RCA girls’ hostel. After getting admitted, one can obtain the library membership.

      The Coaching also conducts Mock interviews for the students who have qualified UPSC Civil Service exams (mains) for the better practice of the students with zero charge. The interviewers’ team consists of retired bureaucrats, IAS/IPS officers, and some experts. These mock sessions aid students with better practice and get the real-setting experience.

      AMU RCA Coaching offers programme for Staff Selection Commission- Combined Graduate Level (SSG-CGL) and Bank Probationary Officer (BPO) after entrance test.  Moreover, it has the facility of NET coaching for AMU students in Science and Life Sciences and NET/JRF crash courses for arts students. The university students can also take classes for GATE, English phonetics, Jurisprudence, Contract Act, etc.

      To download RCA forms and others importats update you can follow the link (Click here)

      AMU RCA Papers

      Events by Residential Coaching Academy (RCA)

      Recently, it held a Facilitation-cum-press conference Program in July, 2021. It also organises meetings with Vice Chancellor of AMU. With that, the motivating sessions for candidate’s personality and developments, workshops, seminars, interactive sessions with qualified Civil servants, other interview sessions are effectively arranges to provide students with better insights for the preparation of their entrances and resolve their queries.

      Prominent speakers visited till now-

      • In 2017, Mr. Abu Imran (IAS),  Mr. Noorul hasan (IPS) and Deputy Director of RCA Jamia Milia Islamia, Mr. Mohd. Tarique Khan were invited.

      • In 2018, Ms. Hena Usman IPS and Mr. Faiz Ahmad Kidwai (IAS) MP Cadre Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation, Bhopal

      • In 2019,  Mr. G.R. Raghavender, Joint Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Law & Justice (Department of Law)


      According to RTI, the performance remains low of RCA of Aligarh Muslim University even after funding huge amount of Rs. 11.65 crore to the institute. As per the reports of RCI, 22 and 27 candidates for states civil service and judicial services exams have qualified respectively. This data draws a huge question mark to the centre’s efficiency in fostering the competent candidates for civil services examinations.

      History of Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College

      History of MAO College Amu

      History of Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College

      History of AMU MAO College ( Mohammadan Anglo Oriental)

      History of AMU Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental (M.A.O) College was very unique but first, we will discuss, Who augmented MAO College? Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College was established in 1875 by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, initially as a grammar school, to take it to a college-level organization, referred to as Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College. Its given Urdu name was Madrasatul Uloom Musalmanan-e-Hind. It began procedure on Queen Victoria’s 56th birthday celebration, twenty-four could 1875. He discovered it as he thought of ability in English and “Western sciences” necessary skills for maintaining Muslims’ political impact, significantly in Northern Asian nation. Likewise, the developing impact and infamy of the Congress changed into a reason for worry for the nation.

      To counter the developing impact of the Congress, nation authorized the arrangement of the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental (M.A.O.) Defense Association within the year 1893. it had been discovered as Madrasat ul Uloom Musalmanan-e-Hind in 1875, and following 2 years it became Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College after that in year 1920 it became Aligarh Muslim University. So, AMU has its a long history and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was the Person who contribute their whole life for the advocacy of our Education. The lawmaker Sir Syed Ahmad Khan established the example of Aligarh Muslim University, the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, in 1875 having effectively settled 2 faculties. These were necessary for the event of Muslim arousing connected with Syed Ahmad Khan that came to be referred to as Aligarh Movement. He thought of capability in English and “Western sciences” as important skills for maintaining Muslims’ political impact, significantly in Northern Asian nations. 

      Khan’s image for the college trusted his visit to Oxford Associate in Nursing Cambridge and he was required to create up an instruction framework just like the British model. Sir Syed breastfed the inspiration once English coaching was taboo. Intermediate categories were begun in 1878, and in 1881 B.A. degree categories were supplemental. In 1881, a standard help preliminary category was begun for attempting understudies. In 1887, it began to prepare understudies to enter the Thomason College of engineering at Roorkee.

       First and foremost, the college was related to the University of Calcutta for the registration assessment but changed into a partner of Allahabad University in 1885. In 1877, the college was raised to the high school level, and Robert Lytton, initial peer of writer

      The school likewise distributed a magazine by its name. Sir Syed same that their goal was to create up a university. It had been the example of Aligarh Muslim University.

      Aligarh Muslim University is an Associate in Nursing open central college in Aligarh, India, that was initially settled by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan because of the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875. Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University in 1920, once the Aligarh Muslim University Act.

      On May 5, 1872, at a gathering of the committee for the Advancement of Muslim Education, Sir Syed processed his plan of a Muslim instructive organization. Gifts were to be welcome. A Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College Fund Committee was discovered. On Gregorian calendar month eight, 1877, the Viceroy Lord writer, established the framework stone of the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO College). within the location that Sir Syed followed through on this event, he created 2 important focuses that are necessary today—the purpose was to create up a school and it had been to be discovered by Muslims.

      “From the seed that we tend to sow nowadays, there could jump up a powerful tree whose branches, the same as those of the banyan of the dirt, can in their remodel strike firm roots into the planet and themselves send forward new and unbelievable saplings; that this College could venture into a University whose kids can proceed at some point of the length and expansiveness of the land to lecture the nice news of free inquiry and big-hearted lenience and pure moral quality”

      Amu MAO college first Principle -Theodore Beck Intro

      Who was the first principle Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College?  Theodore Beck (4 July 1859 tend Newington – a pair of September 1899, Shimla) was a Quaker and British educationist operating for nation dominion in Asian nation. From 1883 till his ending in 1899 he was Principal of Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, which later became Aligarh Muslim University.

      Early life of Theodore Beck

      Theodore Beck was the kid of Joseph Beck (1829-1891), an Associate in Nursing instrument maker. Joseph Beck was a person from the Anti-Slavery Society, money handler of the buddies War Victims Relief Committee throughout the warfare,[3] and drove the mission guaranteeing Clissold Park changed into a public park. Theodore was tutored at the University of London and Trinity College, Cambridge., wherever he was a functioning individual from the ‘Missionaries’, Associate in Nursing understudy society established by Frederick Denison Maurice. He was noninheritable his Cambridge B.A. in 1883.

      Sir Syed Ahmed Khan mentioned Beck Principal from the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in Aligarh after the fundamental Principal, Henry George Impey Siddons, had given up with persistent shortcoming in 1883, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan mentioned that Beck succeeds him. He was assigned Principal in 1883, developed simply 24, accepting accountability for the school on 1 February 1864 and filling in as Principal until his death in 1899.

      Beck succeeded Henry George Impey Siddons, the essential Principal of M.A.O College in Aligarh, and filled in as Principal from 1883 to 1899. He was one of the secretaries of the Mohammedan Defense Association.

      Another story of Sir Syed Khan prevailing setbacks

      After Sir Syed kicked the pail in 1898, Beck offered himself an interest for a “Sir Syed Memorial store”. He created articles, passed on addresses and visited Allahbad and elsewhere to assemble resources for raising a proper celebration and setting up Sir Syed’s dream of a Muslim University. To raise MAO College to the circumstance with Muslim University, Beck expected to assemble a measure of Rs. 1,000,000. He winning concerning persuading Englishmen similarly as Muslims to contribute: the Viceroy Lord Elgin contributed Rs. 2,000. Regardless, Beck’s own prosperity began to fail as he worked upon the charm. Disregarding the way that he moved to Simla to recuperate, he kicked the can there on 2 September 1899. After he passed on his more energetic sister Emma Josephine Beck returned to Britain where she transformed into the secretary of the National Indian Association.

      On 10th September 1920, the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO College) of Aligarh was changed over into the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). The essential grounds of the AMU are arranged in Aligarh and two workings off-grounds networks are arranged in Malappuram and Murshidabad.

      The MAO was the brainchild of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, who after the First War of Indian Independence in 1857, though it was essential that Muslims train for Government occupations and prepare for extra arrangement in British Universities. Sir Syed was helped in the making of the MAO by Raja Jai Kishan.

      In 1842 the British decided to exchange Persian for government occupations and since this was a huge language of the Court of Law, this caused a huge load of torment among Muslims. Sir Syed thought it critical for Muslims to be familiar with English and specialized examinations if their neighborhood to keep up its effect in India (especially in the North).

      In preparation for the foundation of a Muslim University, Sir Syed began by starting schools. The Scientific Society of Aligarh was set up in 1864 to make a translation of western books into Indian lingos. This was in like manner the inception of the introduction of Western preparing in India.

      Behind the history of MAO College

      Another History of AMU MAO College related to finance – The Financial assistance for the sponsoring of the MAO was given by Sir Sultan Mahommad Shah, the Aga Khan III. In 1857, Sir Syed set up the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in Aligarh and detailed the school after the Oxford and Cambridge Universities, which he had been to out making a trip to England. Sir Syed’s vision was to develop a school which was in a condition of agreement with British preparing, while simultaneously holding its Islamic character.

      The MAO was the primary just private association set up either by the Government or by a broad society of India. All through the drawn-out, the school continued to make showed Indian Muslims who added to the political working environments of the British in traveler India. Messenger, Lord Curzon praised the school and the work it was doing uncommonly.

      From the start, the MAO has joined forces with the Kolkata University and was in this manner moved to the Allahabad University in 1885. Before the century’s ludicrous had started its own magazine, The Aligarian, and had furthermore settled a master’s level college. Now associate improvement had begun within the varsity to vary over the MAO into a College. To deliver the goods, the MAO began by adding additional activities to the instructive arrangement and a College for young ladies was additionally opened in 1907. On the tenth of Sep 1920, the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental school remodeled into the Aligarh Muslim University.

      AMU Infrastructure

      The AMU grounds are unfolded over 467.6 hectares in the town of Aligarh. The grounds are flecked with Moslem equally as up to date coming up with. The AMU offers quite three hundred courses and pulls in understudies from where the globe, like West Africa and South East Asia. A couple of courses even have placed control for understudies from the SAARC and Commonwealth countries. The College is accessible to everybody autonomous of standing, articulation of confidence, religion, or sexual direction.

      Besides academics, the AMU in like manner outfits understudies with sports workplaces, similar to football, cricket, ball, tennis, swimming, and horse riding.

      The AMU has around 30,000 understudies, 1,400 instructors, and 6,000 non-showing staff on its cash. the varsity moreover has 12 assets in 95 workplaces, five foundations and thirteen centers, eighteen entryways of home with seventy-three hotels. The AMU moreover has 5 auxiliary faculties, one for the apparently tried and 2 senior discretionary faculties for young fellows and young ladies. The College moreover offers lodging workplaces to academics and understudies.

      AMU Also established its Coaching Institute for Civil Service Aspirants with name AMU RCA in year 2010.


      Henry St. George Impey Siddons

      (Henry St. George Impey Siddons) – It came upon within the year 1884 and furthermore, was named when Henry St. George Impey Siddons, the first prime of the MAO College.

      In 1877, Sir Syed came upon the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental school in Aligarh and planned the varsity when Oxford and Cambridge universities that he had visited out venturing bent on the European country. His objective was to manufacture a College on prime of Brits steering structure anyway while not dealing with its Moslem characteristics.

      Trustees of MAO

      A leading body of trustees was made public by the name of the foundation of a Muslim school and mentioned that folks save liberally. By then Viceroy and governor of Bharat, Thomas remotion gave an associate endowment of ₹10,000 whereas the Lt. Authoritative head of the North-Western Provinces contributed ₹1,000, and by March 1874 resources for the varsity stayed at ₹1,53,92 and Maharao Raja Mahamdar Singh Mahamder Bahadur of Patiala contributed ₹58,000 whereas Raja Shambhu Narayan of Benaras gave ₹60. Donations moreover rolled in from the maharajah of Vizianagaram yet. the varsity was from the beginning associated with the University of Calcutta for the register appraisal however remodeled into an associate assistant of Allahabad University in 1885. The seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan created an impressive endowment of Rupees five hundred thousand to the current association within the year 1918.

      List of Chancellor and Vice Chancellor in Aligarh Muslim University
      Chancellors of AMU

      The chancellors of AMU are as follows:

      Vice-Chancellors of AMU
      The vice-chancellors of AMU are as follows:
      • Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan Raja Saheb of Mahmudabad (December 1920 – February 1923)
      • Nawab Mohammad Muzammilullah Khan Sherwani (January 1927 – February 1929, March 1923 – December 1923 (officiating))
      • Sir Syed Ross Masood (February 1929 – October 1934)
      • Sir Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad (April 1935 – April 1938)
      • Zahid Husain (April 1947 – August 1947)
      • Nawab Mohammad Ismail Khan (October 1947 – November 1948, October 1934 – April 1935 (officiating))
      • Zakir Husain (November 1948 – September 1956)
      • B. H. Zaidi (October 1956 – November 1962)
      • Badruddin Tayyabji (November 1962 – February 1965)
      • Nawab Ali Yavar Jung (March 1965 – January 1968)
      • Abdul Aleem (January 1968 – January 1974)
      • A. M. Khusro (September 1974 – September 1979)
      • Saiyid Hamid, IAS (June 1980 – March 1985)
      • Syed Hasim Ali, IAS (April 1985 – October 1989)
      • M. N. Faruqui (October 1990 – December 1994)
      • Mahmoodur Rahman, IAS (May 1995 – May 2000)
      • Mohammad Hamid Ansari (May 2000 – March 2002)
      • Naseem Ahmad, IAS (May 2002 – April 2007)
      • P. K. Abdul Aziz (June 2007 – January 2012
      • Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah (Retd.) (May 2012 – May 2017)
      • Tariq Mansoor (May 2017 – present)
      amu mulana azad library

      Amu Maulana Azad Library

      AMU Maulana Azad Library

      amu mulana azad library

      Maulana Azad Library is that the central library of the Aligarh Muslim University which is legendary for its invaluable collections of manuscripts, rare books and artifacts. M.A. Library currently holds quite 13 lakhs volumes of books and subscribes to popular research journals and databases. The library meets the requirements of its students, academics and research scholars with a good range of library services provided by quite 110 college and departmental libraries including Engineering College Library, Medical College Library, science Cyber Library and Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College Library. Also, According to the Wikipedia Amu Maulana Azad Library is Asia’s one of the largest Library.

       The Central Library of the Aligarh Muslim University popularly referred to as Maulana Azad Library is one among the most important university libraries of the planet which possesses about 18,00,000 volumes of books and 55,097 current journals in hard and soft copies.
      The inspiration of the Library was laid in 1877 at the time of multinational of the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College by Lord Lytton, the then Viceroy of India and it had been named after him as Lytton Library. This grand seven-storied building was inaugurated by Late Nehru, the primary Prime Minister of independent India in 1960 and therefore the Library was renamed as Maulana Azad Library, after an excellent scholar, educationist, and statesman, insurgent and therefore the first Education Minister of the independent India.
      M.A. Library is that the Central Library of the University with quite 110 sister libraries (college/departmental libraries). It’s a World famous repository of rare manuscripts and books in Urdu, Persian and Arabic languages. One among the foremost priced a part of the Library is its Manuscripts Division which possess about 16,000 rare and invaluable manuscripts on Islam, Hinduism, etc.
      M.A. Library has introduced state of the art information technology and it’s fully automated with LibSys 7.0 software which connects most 3,000 computers within the University also because the centers in distant states. The 3M security system and three dozen CCTV cameras ensure safety of the Library material. Over 8,000 students, teachers and other members visit the Library almost a day.

      Aligarh Muslim University's Maulana Azad Library Divisions

      Oriental Division in AMU Library

      M.A. Library possess about 1.5 lakh books in Persian, Urdu, Arabic, Hindi and Sanskrit languages on most the themes taught within the University. Research scholars of Persian, Arabic, Urdu, History, Islamic Studies, West Asian studies, Unani Medicine, Theology, Mass Communication are its regular users. This Division features a very large collection of rare books published during the 18th and 19th centuries. One among them is that the Latin translation of the celebrated Arabic works on optics, Opticam Prafatis by Ibn-al-Haitham (965-1039 AD) which was published in 1572 & other on Avicennas (Ibn-e-Sinas 980-1037 AD) Al-Qanun (1593 AD). Digitization of the rare printed books is ongoing and almost half the collections of Manuscripts and quite 15,000 rare books have already been digitized.

      Manuscript Division

      It consists of the many rare manuscripts. Among its rarities, the oldest manuscript a copy of Quran preserved within the Library is over 1400 years old. It’s a fraction of Holy Quran transcribed by Hazrat Ali, the fourth caliph of Islam which is written on parchment in Kufi script. Another rare manuscript is that the Halnama of Bayazid Ansari and a replica of Nahjul Balagha of Hazrat Ali. There are several farmans (decrees) of the Mughal kings like Babur, Akbar, Shahjahan, Shah Alam, Aurangzeb etc. Another prized possession of the Library may be a Shirt (Kurta) which was worn by warriors of Mughal Emperors. Among the Mughal period paintings may be a Red Tulip, a master piece of Mansoor Naqqash, the court artist of Emperor Jahangir. Valuable Sanskrit works on Hinduism translated in Persian also are available within the Library. One among them may be a Persian translation of Bhagwat Geeta by Abul Faiz Faizi. Other possessions are the Telugu and Malyalam manuscripts written on palm leaves.

      Conservation & Binding Section

      The Library is extremely much concerned with the conservation and preservation of the World’s documentary heritage. It maintains a Conservation Laboratory for manuscripts and Bindery for books, journals, newspapers etc. At the core of our work, is that the care and understanding of the collections. The Library uses a mixture of “preventive” and “interventive” activities. Reduction and wherever possible, elimination of the causes of degradation is that the best and least expensive strategy for collection.

      Collection Development Division

      This Division is liable for selecting, ordering and acquiring books and other documents. In selecting books and reference sources, identification of the requirements of educational community, current fields of study and academic levels are taken under consideration. The resources are acquired after combing through lists, reviews, suggestions of subject experts and by visiting book fairs etc. Gift & Exchange is additionally one among the important activity of the Library where documents of the many languages are received as gift especially in Urdu, Arabic and Persian. Individual authors also like better to donate copies of their works. Private collections from eminent personalities also are received as gift from time to time.

      Circulation Division

      The Circulation Division of the University Library provides open access for issuable books to its students, faculty and staff. Users can attend stacks directly for selection of the specified books and after selection can borrow them.

      Periodicals Division

      This Division is liable for collecting and managing the periodicals which contain the newest information on current developments. The Library makes every effort to acquire the utmost number of journals on all subjects of studies. This Division also procures and manages the present newspapers and general magazines. at the present , about 700 journals in text and 16000 e- journals are subscribed additionally to some World famous databases for research and reference.

      Computer Applications Division (CAD)

      The Division has started housekeeping operations in Acquisition, Periodical, Technical and Circulation Divisions. The Library may be a a part of the fiber optic based campus LAN. Of 175 computer, 100 computers are exclusively available for the utilization of research scholars and school members within the Library. Computer Applications Division designs & develops many utility software for the graceful running of library aside from maintenance of main Library software i.e. LibSys. Training and assistance is also given to users and staff of the university regarding information retrieval and data entry.

      Computer Applications Division (CAD)

      The Library provides campus wide access to online resources through a well-equipped Computer Lab having 100 nodes. This Centre provides access to the subscribed also as open access resources available to the University. CDs of lectures of IITians, Medical tutorials, reference documents, etc. also are accessible within the Digital Resources Centre.

      Research and Reference Section

      The reference tools available in print form during this Section are mainly the dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, directories, indices, geographical sources, subject dictionaries, statistical sources, calendars, yearbooks, biographies, gazetteers, census reports statistical information sources, factual information sources etc. The staff working within the section guide students and other searchers in locating and providing the specified material out of the reference sources.

      Sir Syed Section

      The Library features a separate room during which books written by Sir Syed also as on Sir Syed are kept. The Aligarh Institute Gazette started by Sir Syed in 1866, Tahzeeb-ul-Akhlaq started in 1870 and Aasar-us-Sanadeed (about monuments of Delhi) also are available in Sir Syed Section which is consulted widely by scholars from India and abroad.

      Braille Section

      One of the special features of Maulana Azad Library is its service to the visually impaired students through Braille Section. Aside from the books in Braille script, an outsized number of documents in electronic format and devices also are available during this section which is provided to the scholars . Angel Pro, a mobile like apparatus for recording the classroom lectures and taking note of the already recorded books are issued to all or any the scholars for the whole duration of the course.

      Reading Halls

      There are six large size reading halls aside from eight small reading rooms with a capaciousness of about 2000 students at a time.

      Newspapers Reading Area

      Almost all current newspapers and magazines of English, Urdu and Hindi are available within the Library. Back files of some reputed newspapers also are being preserved and maintained.

      River Ganga Repository

      The purpose of River Ganga Repository is to gather, organize and make accessible to the planet, the literature and other information concerning the river Ganga which can be utilized in cleaning and rejuvenating the river Ganga. AMU has already gathered variety of books, reports, dissertations and theses which are now a part of the repository.


      M.A. Library started AMULIBNET in 2012 to facilitate the sister libraries to upload the bibliographic information of their collection to the centrally located server to appear on OPAC.

      Library Collections

      The Library collection comprises of about 18,00,000 documents including books, periodicals, newspapers, theses, dissertations, reports, pamphlets, manuscripts, paintings, photographs, CDs, microfilms, databases, e-books, talking books etc. There are about 15,000 theses and dissertations forming perhaps the most important collection of such documents within the Country. Besides text collections of about 13,00,000 books, about 1,20,000 e-books and three ,00,000 full text theses are available online. In fact, the Library performs the functions of a reference library thus far because the books and manuscripts in oriental languages are concerned.

      Library Services

      The Library provides a good range of services to its users including retrieval of data , orientation, assistance in locating/searching of documents, advisory services, current awareness service (CAS), bibliographic service, bibliographic instructions, inter library loan, organization of exhibitions, clipping , reprographic service, print facility etc.

      Print & Photocopying Facilities

      Print & photocopy facilities are available within the Library with minimal charge.


      Besides students, teachers and other staff of the University, all members of the University Court, the chief Council and committee are eligible for membership. The University Librarian is permitted for providing membership to the other person also.

      Library Hours

      The Library remains open for 18 hours each day on all days except a couple of national & religious holidays. During the examination period, the opening hours are further extended.

      Awards & Achievements

      • Maulana Azad Library has been declared because the best amongst all Indian university libraries by NAAC Peer Team in 2015.
      • Maulana Azad Library is that the top contributor to the National Digital Library of India (NDLI).
      • Maulana Azad Library has been top contributor to Shodhganga during 2015 and is that the fourth largest contributor thereto now.
      • AMU is that the winner of Pro-Quest/Theses highest usage Award.

      If you want to learn more about AMU Aligarh Muslim University – Maulana Azad Library then, check here the official site 

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