GEC, 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.
GEC 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)
· Hindustani Music Club (UHMC)
· Literary Club (ULC)
· Fine Art Club (UFAC)
· Film Club (UFC)
· Western Music Club (UWMC)
· Fusion Music Club (UFMC)
· Hobbies Workshop Club (UHWC)
Club for Short Evening Courses (CSEC)
Established in 1973, Ahmad Surti was the first teacher in charge of the club. The club aims at overall personality development of students. The club was established with a vision to Improve thinking/cognitive skills by organizing thought provoking discussions on the topics of contemporary concerns etc. It aims to improve communication skills by holding workshops for student members of the club.
University Drama Club (UDC)
UDC was established under the guidance and direction of the then GEC Coordinator,Sardar Mohd Khan in 1966.Sharif-ur-Rahman was appointed as the first student secretary of the club. It is one of the most vibrant club of the GEC and is known for its significant contribution in the field of Drama, Theater and Acting.
The club won the 1987 North Zone championship, and the 1988 National championship at Akola, Maharashtra. Again in 1988, it won the national championship "Nazarene Awadh", at Lucknow.
University Hindustani Music Club (UHMC)
The club was established in 1962 by the renowned vocalist 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.
UHMC has three sections
Vocal Section : Instructor - Johnny Foster (won "Young Voice Of India" award in 1991)
Tabla Section : Instructor - S.R. Chishti
Sitar Section : Instructor - Rafi Ahmad
Bringing laurels to the club, Tabla instructor S R Chishti authored the first ever book on the art of playing Tabla in Urdu language.
University Literary Club (ULC)
ULC was established in 1973. The club in reality is the extension of the oldest literary Society of AMU, the "MAO College Literary Society" founded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan himself. Wasi Ahmad Nomani was appointed as the first student secretary of the club. The club is very vibrant and organize many literary programmes throughout the year."All India Sir Syed Memorial Debate" is the main event of the club. Other events like the "Inter-Hall Debate Competition", Quiz programs, "Bait-bazi", and Essay Writing competitions are also organized by the ULC round the year. The club recently organized a national literary fest "Clava Fiesta"
-A new forum, "Journalistic Writing and Magazine Publication" is going to be incorporated in the club soon.
-A direct interactive chat session between AMU administration and students is also going to be started under the auspices of ULC soon.
University Fine Arts Club (UFAC)
The club was established in 1977. Dr. Ashfaq Rizvi and Naim Akhtar was the First President and the First Student Secretary of the club.
-The club recently organized,"Art Niche", commemorating the contributions of Late Professor Farhan Mujeeb, to the world of painting. A grand event, Art Niche attracted participants from all over the country.
-Organized the photo exhibition, "Chaaya Darshan", which saw an active participation from photographers of various media organizations. World renowned ceramic artist and painter Mr Siraj Saxena presided over as chief guest.
Painting, Poster Design, Cartoon making, clay modeling and still photography are the main thrust area of this club.
Future Plan: One year Diploma in Photography.
University Film Club (UFC)
UFC was established in the year 1974 under the able patronage of Prof. S Habib Rasool the then Coordinator of the GEC.Rahat Noor Khan was appointed as the first student secretary of the club. Since the very beginning, the University Film Club has been serving as the platform for students to provide the opportunity to explore the creative world of cinema and has studiously undertaken the task of blending conventional education with a sense of aesthetics. The club plays a very active role by organizing quality film shows, workshops, and film quiz programs round the year for the benefit of the students. Two 35mm projectors and one wide cinemascope screen is provided in the Kennedy auditorium for the purpose.The club also has LCD projectors for the display of small documentaries.
One of the very important programme event of the club is "Filmsaaz"- by which every year it invites participation (from all over the country) in the documentary and short film category.
Future Plan: To start one year Diploma in Screen Play and Dialogue writing, and a six month certificate course in Film appreciation.
University Western Music Club:(UWMC)
On the occasion of world music day, 21st June, 2012, the Western Music Club, GEC, AMU, was established as a separate club in the premises of GEC. Earlier this club was the part of the University Music Club .Mr. Arman Rasool Faridi and Mr. Atif were the First President and First Secretary respectively.
The first University band was formed in 1993.The members of the club comprise of students from the faculties of Medicine, Engineering, Law, Business and Management, Commerce etc.
University Fusion Music Club (UFMC)
On the occasion of World Music Day, 21st June, 2012, a new club was founded in the GEC, Fusion Music Club.
The University has students from almost all the states of India, and also from countries like Jordan, Yemen, Syria, Thailand, Indonesia, Sudan and many more so.There has been long standing need of a platform where the music of these different places could be fused to amalgamate and produce something completely new yet very appealing to everybody. More over it will beneficial for students who want to have a career in play back singing. The fusion music has a great scope in the Indian Music Industry as well.
Diploma [1 year] and Certificate [6 month] course in Fusion Music through the Centre for Professional Courses, AMU.
Hobbies Workshop (H.W)
The hobbies workshop was incorporated into the GEC in early seventies but functioned as a separate unit outside the GEC premises. In 2002, under the tenure of Arif H Rizvi as the coordinator, it was restored and shifted to the GEC campus. D Murthy was appointed as the president, and Al Shaz Fatmi, the first student secretary.In the Hobbies Workshop , part time instructors are appointed to train the students( pursue hobbies) among the following categories;
Innovation & Modeling
Syed Nabeel Mehdi, a member of the club, became the first ever student in the history of AMU to enter the"Guinness World Records", by making the world's largest envelope with 20 members team(length-36 ft & Width of 24 ft, )
Future Plan: To start one year Diploma in Interior Designing.
Presidents of clubs 2013
Coordinator : Dr F.S Sherani ( 9837242498, e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Name of the President
Prof. Parvaiz Talib
Club for Short Evening Courses
Prof. M. Aslam
University Music Club
ENT, F/o Medicine, JNMC
Prof. Abdul Matin
University Western Music Club
Department of Sociology
Dr. S. Siraj Ajmali
University Literary Club
Department of Urdu
Dr. Rehana Khusro
Fine Art Club
Department of Fine Art
Mr.S. Abid Hasan
University Film Club
University Drama Club
Department of Computer Science
Mr. Danish Mahmood
Fusion Music Club
Department of Museology
Mr. Farhan Fazli
Hobbies Workshop Club
Department of Architecture
Secretaries of Clubs 2013