13-SEP-2019: Student induction programmes in AMU
Aligarh, September 14: Various centres and departments in the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) are conducting student-induction programmes as advised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India under the Deeksharambh scheme to help newly admitted students adjust in their academic programmes.
During the induction programme at the Centre for Women's Studies, Emeritus Professor Irfan Habib informed the fresh batch of MA students that AMU's Department of History was the first in all the Indian universities to enrol a female student in an MA course. He added that Department of History also has the distinction to have the first female faculty member in the country.
Renowned paediatrician and Chief Guest of function, Hameeda Tariq delineated opportunities if women studies.
Prof Zakia Athar Siddiqui, former Principal, Women's College spoke on the history of the Centre for Women's Studies in AMU, while Prof Sheereen Moosvi threw light on the struggle to establish the Centre. Prof Farhat Hasan (University of Delhi) discussed the curriculum and components of women studies.
Prof Azra Moosvi, Director, Centre for Women's Studies proposed the vote of thanks.
Delivering the inaugural remarks at the induction programme of the University Women's Polytechnic, Dr Salma Shaheen, Principal, Women's Polytechnic discussed the importance of Deeksharambh like schemes.
Dr Jahangir Alam, Associate Professor, Women's Polytechnic briefed the new students about the history of Women's Polytechnic and AMU.
At the Department of Psychology induction programme for the newly admitted BA and MA students, Prof Akbar Husain, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences discussed job and research opportunities in the field of psychology.
Prof Roomana Siddiqui, Chairperson, Department of Psychology urged students to responsibly represent AMU, while Prof Naima Khatoon, Principal, Women's College spoke about utilising time in the best ways for excellent academic results. Dr Faiza Abbasi, Assistant Director, Human Resource Development Centre deliberated life and struggles of AMU founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
During the induction programme organized by the Centre of Continuing and Adult Education and Extention (CCAEE), Prof M Gulrez, Director, CCAEE addressed the newly admitted students in computer courses, literacy class and textile designing on various career opportunities and higher education.
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