Within a week of the successful launch of classes at Malappuram Centre,
the AMU is commencing MBA and BALLB classes on March 6 at its
Murshidabad Centre making both its centres academically functional.
formal launching ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the newly
established temporary AMU Murshidabad Centre facility at Mangaljone,
Ghorsala situated on NH-34. Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis, Vice Chancellor,
Aligarh Muslim University will preside over the function. AMU old boys,
district officials, heads of institutions, senior University
functionaries and a large number of dignitaries of the region will be
participating in the programme.
Mohammad Gulrez, OSD, AMU Murshidabad Centre, while explaining the
vision document said that the Centre will grow into a state-of-the-art,
Greenfield sprawling modern campus spread across 288 acres of land. In
about 10 years down the time line the Murshidabad Centre will have more
than 10,000 students engaged in advance study and research brightening
their future and sharpening their talent and personalities.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis said that the historical event
of introduction of teaching in its centre located in the backward region
of Murshidabad will herald a new era of enlightenment and prosperity.
The vision and the magnitude of planning underway will ignite the minds
of people and bring them to the centre stage of economic, social and
political opportunities triggering all round development and eliminating
what is called “development deficit” of a great excluded mass, he added.
thanking the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson,
Mrs. Sonia Gandhi for initiating proactive action to promote educational
and economic development of the marginalized social segments, Prof. Azis
acknowledged the great service rendered by Hon’ble Finance Minister,
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, who has provided a grant of 50 Crores each to
Murshidabad and Malappuram centres in the recently announced budget
2011-2012. The keen interest which Shri Mukherjee took in AMU Centres
and the token grant embarked by him on the last year budget will help
Aligarh Muslim University to develop two advance centres of global
also thanked MHRD Minister, Mr. Kapil Sibal, former Union Water Resource
Minister, Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for their timely and generous support that led
to the establishment of AMU Centre at Murshidabad.
said that the opening of the AMU Centres at Malappuram and Murshidabad
is a fitting tribute to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of Aligarh
Taking a historic initiative, the AMU Court, supreme governing body of
the University had unlocked the potential of the University by passing a
resolution to establish its centre across the country and this
initiative has become a reality, he added.
said that a model Women's College, Women's Polytechnic and Engineering
programmes will also start in these centres. The University has already
submitted a detailed proposal to MHRD to start these courses in
2011-2012, he added.
Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Prof. Jawaid Akhtar
and Dean, Faculty of Law, Prof. M. Shabbir will give an orientation to
the newly appointed faculty members for Murshidabad Centre. The other
members of the team include AMU Registrar, Prof. V. K. Abdul Jaleel,
Finance Officer, Mrs. Yasmin Jalal Beg, Controller of Examinations,
Prof. Pervez Mustajab, Principal, Zakir Husain College of Engineering
and Technology, Prof. Ekram Husain and Media Advisor, Prof. N. A. K.
Durrani. The Chairman, Department of Business Administration, Prof.
Khalid Azam and Chairman, Department of Law, Prof. Iqbal Ali will also
be participating in the launching and orientation programme for the
students and staff.