15-OCT-2014: The Aligarh Muslim University is holding its 62nd Annual Convocation on October 16, 2014 at 11 am at the Athletics Ground of the University.
Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and Secretary General of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW) will deliver the Convocation Address as the chief guest.
Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil Parambath, Managing Director, VPS Healthcare, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Mr. Nadeem Akhtar Tarin, General Manager, Salman Al-Terais & Partners Limited Construction Company, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be conferred upon doctoral degrees honoris causa.
More than five thousand degrees will be awarded to graduate, postgraduate pass outs and PhD holders. Besides this, more than two hundred medals will also be distributed on this occasion
The first Annual Convocation was held on 28th December 1922 and degrees were conferred on 75 graduates. The first convocation was presided over by its founder Chancellor Begum Sultan Jahan, ruler of Bhopal.
On October 17, 2014, the AMU will organize a commemoration meeting to mark the 197th birth anniversary of the founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. The commemoration programme will be held at the University Athletics Ground at 10.25 am.
Shri Najeeb Jung, Lt. Governor, Delhi will be the chief guest on this occasion. Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri and Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil Parambath will grace the occasion as guests of honour and address the gathering.
On this occasion, the Innovation Council award and prizes for the All India Essay Writing Competition on Sir Syed Ahmad Khan will be given away to the winners.