07-OCT-2018: Aligarh Muslim University AMU gears up for Alumni Meet-2018
Aligarh, October 7: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has geared up for Alumni Meet-2018 scheduled to take place at the Kennedy Hall Auditorium on 16 October. A large number of alumni from all over the world are expected to attend the event .
Talking on the build up to the Alumni Meet during a Press Conference at the Alumni Affairs Committee Office today, Prof Mirza M Sufyan Beg, Chairperson, Alumni Affairs Committee said that as the preparations for making the event successful and meaningful for the alumni are in full swing, we have started receiving mails from alumni spread all over the world.
"One of the first US students to attend AMU, 87-year-old, Mr David Ditcher, a New Jersey based alumni, who did B A (Hons) from AMU in 1954 has written a mail to us saying that he considers his educational studies program at AMU as the highest point of his life," said Prof Beg adding that Mr Ditcher looks forward to have further contacts with friends in AMU.
Prof Beg informed that Mr Rizwan Ahmad, a retired Director General of Police (DGP), Uttar Pradesh is the Chief Guest of the Alumni Meet, while Prof Neelima Gupta (Vice Chancellor, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur), Prof Shah Alam Khan (Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, AIIMS, New Delhi), Dr Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz (Vice Chancellor, MANU, Hyderabad), Mr J Alam (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs), Prof M Farooque, Mr Rizwan Ur Rehman (CEO and Secretary MAEF / Chairman MANAS, New Delhi) and Mr Tariq Chauhan (Chief Executive Officer, EFS Facilities Services, Dubai, who donated his paternal home, 'Dar ul Khalil' to AMU) are the Guests of Honour.
He pointed out that since the Alumni Meet will be focused on accreditation and ranking of the University, a panel discussion on 'Prospective Role of Alumni in Accreditation and Ranking' will also take place. Prof D P Agarwal (former Chairman, UPSC) will preside the session with Prof S Imtiaz Hasnain (Chairperson, Innovation Council and Incubation Centre), Prof Salim Beg (Chairperson, Ranking Committee), Prof M M Sufyan Beg and Prof M Rizwan Khan (Director, IQAC, AMU) as co-panellists.
"The panel discussion will try to bring home the importance and urgency for the University and all its stakeholders to inculcate and incubate excellence in all academic and cultural spheres so as to retain our NAAC ranking of 'A' which is to be reassessed in 2021," said Prof Beg adding that the day will close with culture evening programme followed by dinner at Sir Syed House Lawns.
Alumni will attend the Sir Syed Day celebrations on October 17, he informed.
Alumni Committee member, Dr Akbar Jospeh A Syed was also present in the press conference.
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