Brief History of AMU
ABK High School, AMU, Aligarh.
Union High School was founded in 1946 by AMU Students Union as Madarsa
somewhere at Jamalpura. Initially the school was established with the aim to
teach Urdu and impart lesson in the recitation of the Quranul Majeed to the
Children of the grade IV employees of the University as well as educationally
down trodden sections of the Muslim Community residing around the Campus.
Madarsa was shifted to a big room near Sir Syed Hall in 1950. The present
building of the Girls Section near the Union Hall was built by the then
Vice-Chanellor Dr. Zakir Husain. In 1963 the Madarsa became a primary School
and started imparting education upto class V. Prof Abdul Baseer Khan was a
senior Professor in Zoology Department and had a high reputation among the
teachers and students.He was also the Hony, Treasurer of AMU Students Union and had given unusual contribution for
the school. In 1988, the school was rechristened as Abdul Baseer Khan Union
School and upgraded to Junior High School. In 1985-86, the Boys section was
established at Emadul Mulk Road. In 1995-96 only the University Employees
children were allowed to appear at class IX and in 1996-97 class X as private
students at the Board Examination of AMU along with other schools of the
in 1998 all the students of the school studying in class VIII were allowed to
appear as private students at the AMU Board Examination. After that the
students of this school were allowed to appear at the AMU Board Examination
with a private status. Presently there are nearly 1500 students in the Girls
Section from classes I to X. the Girls section is partly double storey building
with 24 classes rooms.
School had a remarkable historic development when the UGC approved to take over
ABK Union High School as a regular secondary school of AMU in its meeting on
December 22, 2011. In a grand function held on January 14th 2011 at
the Boys Section of the school Ex-
Vice-Chancellor Prof. P.K. Abdul Azis unveiled the stone of declaring the
school as a regular school of AMU with its new name as AMU, ABK High School.
The University Grants Commission vide its letter F.No.1-2/2007 (CU) part I.
dated 26.04.2013 has also approval conversion of ABK Union High School into
Higher Secondary School of AMU w.e.f. 01.04.2013
Vice-Chancellor Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameeruddin Shah has acceded to our request for
a separate land for the Girls Section, and the land lying adjacent to the Boys Section
upto the road infront of Mohd HAbib Hall has been allotted for the Girls
Section where the new building for the Girls Section has been constructed. New
Building for the Girls was inaugurated on 24th May 2016 by the Vice
Chancellor in the presence of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Brig.) Syed Ahmad Ali.