10-MAR-2017: Students of SAARC nations visit AMU
Aligarh, March 10: Students from various SAARC nations recently visited the Residential Coaching Academy, Aligarh Muslim University as a part of educational tour for further learning and interaction with teachers and students at AMU. The visiting students are doing MA classes under the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asian Studies.
Dr Muslim Jaan, Associate Professor with the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asian Studies, who is also the course co-ordinator said that the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asian Studies was established under a Memorandum of Understanding between South Asian Foundation (SAF) and the University of Kashmir.
?In addition to group scholarships, UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asian Studies offers fellowships to academics and professionals to undertake research,? said Dr Jaan.
The chief guest of the program, Professor S M Jawed Akhtar, Finance Officer, AMU, said that SAARC was started with seven South Asian countries with the goal to maintain social justice and mutual cooperation and the trade within the SAARC block is essential for the development of our neighbouring countries.
Meanwhile, Prof Md Kalimuddin Ahmad, Director RCA, interacted students and encouraged them to prepare for competitive examinations like civil services. Prof Ahmad also led a tour to show classical buildings of AMU.
Prof Syed Ziaur Rahman, Deputy Director, RCA delivered the welcome address during the programme. Dr Arina Khan, Assistant Professor with RCA conducted the programme. Dr Asif Khan, Assistant Director, RCA; Dr Syed Tehseen Raza, Assistant Director, RCA and Dr Shoeb Ahmad, Assistant Professor, RCA were also present on the occasion.
Public Relations Office
Aligarh Muslim University