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.
Aligarh Magazine started
its publication under the editorship of Maulana Shibli Nomani.
The Chief Justice of
Allahabad Mr. Douglas Straight visited MAO College to inaugurate the Law
Sir Syed along with his
friends staged a drama in Aligarh Exhibition to raise funds for the College.
The Lt. Governor, Sir
Charles Crosthwait, performed the opening ceremony of the Strachey Hall.
Sir Allen Cadell,
Governor of U.P. visited the College and presided over the Annual Prize
distribution function. (Sir) Ziauddin received the Strachey Gold Medal for
securing Honours in Mathematics.
Sir Syed breathed his
last at 10 P.M. His funeral prayer was performed in the Cricket ground on 28th
Efforts started to make
the College a Muslim University by Sahabzada Aftab Ahmad Khan.
Mohsinul Mulk appointed
Secretary of M.A.O. College and Syed Mahmud was granted Life Presidentship.
H.H. Siyaji Rao Gaikwad of
Baroda visited the College.
A deputation headed by
Mir Wilayat Husain was sent to Iran, on whose persuasion 12 students from Royal
family came to Aligarh to seek admission.
Death of Syed Mahmud at
Sitapur at the age of 53 years.
Prince of Wales visited
the College and Science Section was established. Sir Adamji Peer Bhoi of
Bombay donated Rs. One Lakh ten thousand. H.H. Agha Khan and Raja Saheb
of Mahmoodabad gave Rs. 36 thousand cash and a grant of Rs. 64,611 per annum to
A delegation headed by
Agha Khan called upon Lord Minto, the Viceroy and Governor General of India in
Shimla to seek help in establishing a Muslim University.
His Majesty Habeebullah
Khan Shah of Afghanistan visited the College and announced a grant of Rs.
Mohammed Abdullah established Girls? School, which in 1921 became a High School
and was recognized as Undergraduate College in 1937.
Student's strike against
Nawab Mohsinul Mulk
breathed his last in Simla.
Nawab Viqarul Mulk was
appointed as Secretary of the College.
Government handed over
General Peron?s residence, Sahib Bagh, built in 1803 to the College, which
after some alteration became Sulaiman Hall.
Mr. Ramsay Mac Donald, a
member of the British Parliament with his wife visited the College.
Mir Imam Baksh of Talpur,
ruler of Khairpur Sindh visited the College and donated a property of Rs 500
per month. So impressed was he by the high standard of the College that he
decided to admit his son to this college.
Mr. J. C. Gupta, Member
of the Indian Council visited and he was highly impressed by the secular
character of the College.
Sir Pratap Singh Inder
Mahendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir donated Rs 2,000 to the college
during his visit.
Mr. Chirol, Foreign
Editor of the London Times visited the College.
A Committee constituted
to establish Muslim University with Sir Agha Khan as the President and Nawab Viqarul
Mulk as Hony. Secretary. Nawab Muzammilullah Khan, Haji Mohd. Musa Khan, Shaikh
Mohd. Abdullah and Mr. Shaukat Ali were appointed Joint Secretaries.
Committee was formed and held its first meeting at Lucknow. After the
death of Dr. Syed Ali Bilgrami, Dr. Sir Ziauddin succeeded him as Secretary.
Sir Rameshwar Singh,
Maharaja of Darbhanga, who was the President of B.H.U. Committee, visited the
The Trustees accepted
Nawab Viqarul Mulk?s resignation and unanimously elected Nawab Ishaq Khan as
Begum Sultan Jahan of
Bhopal laid the foundation stone of the Educational Conference Building which
she declared open on 19.2.1916.
The main gate of the
College was named as Victoria Gate.
The Central Mosque was
formally declared open.
C.F. de La Fosse,
Director of Public Instruction inaugurated the covered Swimming Pool.
Mrs. Sarojni Naidu
delivered a lecture on ?the glories of Islam and the Hindu-Muslim amity? at
The Nizam of Hyderabad
Mir Usman Ali Khan visited the College and donated Rs one lakh for Arabic
teaching and Rs five thousand for renovating hostel rooms, presently known as
The Collegiate School was
shifted to Minto Circle.
Mahatma Gandhi visited
the College and was made the first Honorary Life Member of the Students? Union.
Inauguration of Jamia
Millia Islamia at University Mosque. Shaikh-ul-Hind Maulana Mahmoodul Hasan
presided over the function.
Assembly passed Aligarh Muslim University Act (1920).
Inauguration of the
Muslim University with 13 departments of studies. Her Highness Sultan
Jahan Begum of Bhopal was appointed the first Chancellor, Sir Mohammed Ali
Mohammed Khan, Maharaja of Mahmoodabad took over as the first Vice Chancellor
of the University.
First meeting of the
A.M.U. Court and the Executive Council was held. Dr. Sir Ziauddin Ahmad and
Sajjad Hyder Yaldarm were appointed PVC and Registrar respectively.
First Convocation of the
University: 228 Science and Arts graduates were awarded degrees. Mian Sir
Mohammed Shafi was conferred D.Lit. (Honoris Causa).
Vice Chancellor, Ali
Mohammed Ali Khan resigned and Nawab Muzammilullah Khan Sherwani took charge as
Department of Education
established with K.G. Sayedain as its first chairman.
Sahibzada Aftab Ahmad
Khan appointed Vice Chancellor.
Department of Geography
established with Major E.D. Daun as its first chairman.
The Viceroy, Lord Reading,
paid a visit to the University and announced a grant of Rs five lakhs for the
construction of buildings.
celebrated. Maharaja of Alwar announced a grant of Rs. 8,000/- per annum
for theological studies at graduate level. It was decided to establish a
John Butler, Governor
General of U.P. laid the foundation stone of Geography Department.
His Highness Nawab
Hamidullah Khan of Bhopal laid the foundation stone of Science College.
Government of India donated 15 Lakh rupees and Nizam of Hyderabad also donated
Rs. 10 Lakh to the University.
The Chancellor appointed
an Enquiry Commission about the University affairs headed by Sir Ibrahim
Rehmatullah on the recommendation of PVC. Sir Ziauddin resigned on 27th
William Marris, Governor
of U.P. inaugurated Ahmadi School for the Blind.
Department of Tibb
inaugurated with eleven students in Sahib Bagh (Sulaiman Hall).
Iqbal conferred with the life membership of the AMU Students? Union.
Dr. C.V. Raman, noted
scientist conferred with the D.Sc. (Honoris causa)
The electrification of
all the University was completed.
Aftab Hall started
At its 12th
Annual Convocation the University awarded its first Doctorate to Dr. Omar
Farooq in Chemistry.
Frontier Leader Khan
Abdul Gaffar Khan, an alumnus, visited his alma mater.
Sir Ross Masood resigned
from the post of Vice Chancellor.
The Nizam of Hyderabad,
Mir Usman Ali Khan elected Chancellor of the University.
The university acquired
Mr. Mohammad Ali Jinnah,
President, All India Muslim League visited AMU
Sir Agha Khan laid the
foundation stone of Technical Laboratories.
Nawab Kamal Yar Jung
inaugurated Agha Khan Workshop. B.Sc. Engineering classes started.
Sir Shah Mohammed
Sulaiman, Vice Chancellor expired.
The University Court
introduced Faculty System, abolishing the office of the Pro Vice
Chancellor. University Court also decided to establish a Medical College.
of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering were setup.
Governor General of India visited the University.
The Parliament passed the
Amendment Act of 1920 of the University.
The President of India,
Dr Rajendra Prasad delivered the Convocation Address.
The Health Minister, Raj
Kumari Amrit Kaur, laid the Institute of Ophthalmology?s foundation stone.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
laid the foundation stone of Maulana Azad Library, which was inaugurated by him
on 6 December 1960.
His Majesty Shah Saud Bin
Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia visited the University. University conferred
upon him the degree of Doctorate of law (Honoris Causa).
In a special Convocation,
the University conferred the degree of Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa) upon Shah
of Iran, Raza Shah Pehalvi.
A delegation led by Dr.
Zakir Husain visited Saudi Arabia and Shah Saud donated one million rupees for
the establishment of Medical College.
His Majesty Zahir Shah of
Afghanistan was conferred with LL.D. (Honoris Causa).
Jamal Abdul Nasser,
President of United Arab Republic visited the institution.
Mr. C.D. Deshmukh,
Chairman, University Grants Commission laid the foundation stone of General
Education Centre (Kennedy House) with a donation of Rs. 22 Lakhs by Ford
Bakshi Gulam Mohammed
laid the foundation stone of the Faculty of Arts Building. Commerce
Prof. Hadi Hasan
inaugurated Medical College.
Vice Chancellor, Mr.
Badruddin Tayyabji laid the foundation stone of Mohsinul Mulk Hall.
His Highness Sheikh Sabah
Al-Saleem of Kuwait visited A.M.U. and announced a donation to construct a
hostel (Kuwait House, Sulaiman Hall).
The President of India
repealed the A.M.U. Amendment Act of 1951.
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, President of
India delivered Convocation Address
Prof. Abdul Aleem, Vice
Chancellor laid the foundation stone of Ross Masood Hall.
Centre of West Asian
Faculty of Social
Sciences was created with Prof. M. Shabbir Khan as Dean.
Professor K. A. Nizami
laid the foundation stone of Ross Masood Hall.
Sarojni Naidu Hall for
Parliament passed A.M.U.
Amendment Act of 1972.
Mohammad Habib Hall was
inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdul Aleem.
Governor of U.P., Mr.
Akbar Ali Khan released a Postage Stamp in memory of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan
Alnahyan, President of UAE visited the University and announced a grant of
millions of rupees for Petroleum Institute.
Commemorative meeting at
the completion of 100 years of the Institution.
Mr. Abdul Halim Mahmud,
Vice chancellor of Al-Azhar University, Cairo visited the University.
Mr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad,
President of India was the Chief Guest at Annual Convocation.
Nobel Laureate Professor
Abdus Salam conferred upon D.Sc. (Honoris causa) in a special convocation at
Parliament passed the AMU
amendment Act of 1981.
AMU Chancellor, Nawab
Ahmad Saeed Khan of Chhatari passed away. He was the Chancellor since
In a special convocation,
the University conferred the D.Litt (Honoris Causa) upon H.E. Maumoon Abdul
Ghayyum, President of Maldives
Nobel Laureate Mother
Teresa conferred upon the life membership of the AMU Students? Union.
Noted Islamic Scholar
Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadavi laid the foundation stone of Allama Iqbal
Centre for Promotion of
The Faculty of Life
Sciences came into existence.
The faculty of Unani
President of India, Giani
Zail Singh delivered the 52nd Annual Convocation Address.
Department of Computer
Science, Electronics Engineering and Fine Arts established.
Tuberculosis and Chest diseases; Dermatology and Psychiatry were established at
J. N. Medical College.
Mr. M. Shafi Qureshi,
Governor of Madhya Pradesh laid the foundation stone of Nadim Tarin Hall.
New Hall for Girls was
inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Professor M. N. Faruqui.
A full-fledged Department
of Journalism and Mass Communication was created.
Tibetan Spiritual Leader
Nobel Laureate, Dalai Lama inaugurated a reading hall at MA Library.
The Government of India
released the Commemorative stamp on Sir Syed to mark his death centenary.
Dr. Farooq Abdullah,
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated Bab-e-Syed.
Departments of Tashreeh-wa-Manafeul
Aza and Amraz-e-Niswan-wa-atfal were established at AK Tibbiya
Post-Harvest Engineering, Plant protection, Agricultural Economics and
Agricultural Business Management and Agricultural Microbiology were
Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences was created.
The Executive Council has
decided to introduce a Foundation Course on Sir Syed Ahmad Khan from the next
Noted Economist Dr.
Manmohan Singh delivered the 54th Annual convocation.
The Executive Council has
approved the reservation for Muslims in admission test courses.
Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Union Minister
for External Affairs delivered the Annual Convocation Address
AMU alumnus and former Vice
Chancellor Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari was appointed Vice President of India.
Celebrations of the Female Education Association commenced.
President of India in her capacity as
the Visitor of the University approves the establishment of Murshidabad (West
Bengal) and Malappuram (Kerala) Centres of Aligarh Muslim University.
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Former
President of India was the Chief Guest of the Annual Convocation. The
University conferred upon D. Sc. (Honoris Causa) to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
and Azim Premji of Wipro
Mr. T. V. Rajeshwar, Governor of
Uttar Pradesh inaugurated Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Hall
The Union Cabinet sanctioned Rs. 150
Crore for the upgradation of the J. N. Medical College under the Pradhan Mantri
Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY)
Music Maestro A. R. Rahman was
awarded D. Lit. (Honoris Causa) at the 59th Annual
Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Union Finance
Minister laid the foundation stone of AMU Murshidabad Centre (West Bengal)
Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for
HRD, Communications and IT inaugurated AMU Malappuram Centre (Kerala)
AMU gets fifth rank among Indian universities
Lt. General (retired) Zameer Uddin
Shah assumed charge as AMU Vice Chancellor
Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA
delivered the Convocation Address at the 60th Annual Convocation of the
US Secretary of State John F. Kerry
signed eight Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Union Minister of HRD, Mr.
M. M. Pallam Raju to strengthen collaboration and building partnership between
American and Indian institutions of higher education, including Aligarh Muslim University