Launching of classes at the AMU
Murshidabad Centre is a historical step in the direction of expansion of
Sir Syed’s dream and the great legacy of AMU to spread secular and
modern education in the most backward region of the nation, said
Professor P.K. Abdul Azis, Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University.
Speaking at the commencement of BALLB and MBA classes ceremony held at
Jangipura, Murshidabad today, Prof. Azis said that the AMU Centre will
help in regaining the past glory and cultural legacy of Murshidabad,
while providing modern education to the backward Muslim and other
communities of this region, bringing into the fold, a great uneducated
mass of the people into the mainstream education and thus contributing
to the development of the nation.
The Centre will carry forward the great legacy and cultural ethos of AMU
which is knitted as part of its cultural ethos. The efforts are being
made to replicate Aligarh sensibilities into the system and the
difference is that academic excellence will be going to be the
dominating objective of all its functioning.
Prof. Azis further stated that the University has embarked upon a
detailed project amounting to rupees thirteen hundred crores and
submitted it for the consideration of Expenditure Finance Committee of
the Government of India and was confident of its approval which is a
necessary step for any project exceeding Rs. 150 crores. The grant of Rs.
50 crores in the current budget and Rs. 25 crores in the last budget for
the Murshidabad Centre of AMU will be utilized for the construction of
the compound wall around its 280 acres sprawling campus and for
constructing buildings for its management and law school to be equipped
with all modern facilities.
The University has developed a vision plan to introduce all modern
courses including Medical, Para-Medical and Engineering streams, Women’s
College and Women’s Polytechnic. He said that by 2020 the Centre will be
nurtured to become a fully autonomous institute with the potential to
become a University.
The Vice Chancellor called upon the newly appointed faculty to emulate
the example of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the great founder of the Aligarh
Muslim University and with a great sense of dedication nurture the
students to excel in life and to become extremely good citizen of this
Recalling the unstinted support the University was able to receive for
the new educational initiative set in motion with the establishment of
the two centres, he said that the initiative and support of Hon’ble
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was
primarily instrumental in setting up the AMU Murshidabad Centre. Prof.
Azis further observed that the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri
Pranab Mukherjee’s visionary move making an allocation of Rs. 50 crores
in the current budget and his personal intervention at numerous critical
junctures is responsible for the land transfer.
Welcoming the gathering AMU Registrar, Prof. V.K. Abdul Jaleel said that
the University has already put in place a well defined framework for
converting the AMU Murshidabad Centre into an advance state-of-the-art
academic institution of excellence. He felt that the newly enrolled
students of MBA and BALLB courses and the newly appointed staff and
other stakeholder will get ample opportunity to rejoice as partners in
the progress of Murshidabad Centre.
While appreciating the dynamic leadership of Prof. P.K. Abdul Azis in
nurturing the Centre with vision and missionary zeal, he said that the
leading newspaper Malyalam Manorama recently in its editorial has
acknowledged the initiative and the magnificent role, Prof. P.K. Abdul
Azis has played in establishing AMU Centre at Murshidabad and Malappuram.
Prof. Mohd. Gulrez, OSD Murshidabad Centre, while presenting a brief
report praised the Vice Chancellor Professor P.K. Abdul Azis for
establishing AMU Centre in one of the educationally most deprived region
of the country and informed the gathering that within a short period of
22 days the building, classrooms, office space and hostels for both boys
and girls were renovated. He said that 60 students are admitted in MBA
class and 13 in BALLB. He was hopeful that in the next academic session
all the seats will be fill up. He further added that efforts were being
made to convert classrooms into smart classrooms in near future.
The temporary AMU Centre building is suitably located with a secured
boundary wall and a single entry gate to the building. He said that
power backup facility is being made. The computer lab with Wi-Fi
facility and seminar library will also become functional in a couple of
days, he added.
Mr. Wiqar Ahmad Khan, Secretary, West Bengal AMU Old Boys Association
urged the students to imbibe in them the glorious tradition of AMU of
which every old boy is proud of. He said that AMU is not only an
institution to acquire education but also a cradle of golden upbringing
and value based cultural ethos. He urged the students to make best use
of their time in developing their personalities along with acquiring
Mr. Shiraz Ahmad, Assistant Professor, AMU Murshidabad Centre proposed a
vote of thank.
Finance Officer, Mrs. Yasmin Jalal Beg, Controller of Examinations,
Prof. Pervez Mustajab, OSD (Development), Prof. Akhtar Haseeb, Media
Advisor, Prof. N.A.K. Durrani, Chairman, Department of Business
Administration, Prof. Khalid Azam and Chairman and Department of Law,
Prof. Iqbal Ali were also present and interacted with the students and