Inauguration of the
School (Madarsatul Uloom) at Sami Manzil, Jail Road, Aligarh presided by Maulvi
Mohd. Karim, President of the Managing Committee. Maulvi Samiullah?s son Mr.
Hamidullah Khan admitted as the first student.
Boarding House started
with seven students on the roll with a budget of Rs. 989/- per month.
Managing Committee consisted of Maulvi Samiullah, Chiragh Ali, Sir Syed Ahmad
Khan, Syed Mahmud, Raja Jaikishan Das, Nawab Ziauddin Khan and Maulvi
Ahsan Nanotavi etc.
Mr. H.G.I. Siddon took
over as Head Master of the School on a salary of Rs. 400/- per month. Mr.
Baijnath Prasad was appointed as Second Master along with Maulvi Abul Hasan,
Maulana Mohd. Akbar, Syed Jafer Ali, Maulvi Najaf Ali etc.
Sir William Muir, Lt.
Governor of U.P. visited the institution. He was presented with an
address of welcome on behalf of the School in which his scheme of the College
was described in detail.
H.H. Mohindra Singh, the
Maharaja of Patiala, accompanied by his Chief Minister Khalifa Muhammed Hasan
paid a visit to the School and announced a grant of Rs. 1,800/- per
annum. He was appointed the first Visitor of the institution.
Sir Syed permanently
settled in Aligarh after 37 years of government service.
Syed Ahmed Khulusi
Effendi, the Ambassador of Turkey visited the College.
Lord Lytton, the Viceroy
and Governor General of India laid the foundation stone of the M.A.O.
College. Raja Shambhu Narayan Singh, Raja Jai Kishan Das, Rao Kishan
Kumar and others, were also present.
started and the college affiliated to the Calcutta University for F.A.
Sir Richard Temple,
Governor of Bombay paid a flying visit to the college.
Cricket Club was founded
under the patronage of the founder, Sir Syed. Mahboob Alam and Rama
Shankar Mishra were appointed as Secretary and Captain, respectively.
Sir John Strachey, the
Lt. Governor of U.P. paid a Farewell visit on the eve of his retirement from
Four students appeared in
the B.A. Examination. Mr. Ishwari Prasad was the first student to pass
Sir Alffred Lyall, Lt.
Governor of U.P. visited the College and declared open the newly constructed
Riding School was set up.
Students? Union (Siddons
Union Club) was inaugurated under the president ship of Theodore Beck.
Khwaja Sajjad Husain was declared Vice President and Syed Mohammed Ali
Secretary of the Union.
Foundation Stone of the
Victoria Gate was laid.
All India Muslim Educational
Conference was inaugurated.
deputation of the College Fund Committee called upon the Nizam of Hyderabad,
Mr. Mehboob Ali Khan, to seek the permission to dedicate the College Museum to
The College was affiliated
to Allahabad University.
Sir John Edge, the first
Vice Chancellor of the Allahabad University visited the College on the occasion
of the anniversary of the Siddons Union Club.
Sir Asman Jah Bahadur,
Prime Minister of Hyderabad visited the College.
Trustee Bill passed and
Board of Trustees replaced the College Fund Committee. Sir Syed was elected
life Honorary Secretary and Syed Mahmud life Joint Secretary.
Duty Society was
inaugurated at the initiative of Sahibzada Aftab Ahmad Khan.
The brotherhood or ?The
Ikhwan? was set up. Its membership was open to the present and past AMU
students and teachers. It was later on converted into Old Boys? Association.