History Although the founder of this institution Sir Syed Ahmad Khan has initiated a Drama Troup of MAO College in 1886, but the University Drama Club (UDC) was permanently established in the year 1966 in the Kennedy House. Earlier the interested students and different cultural societies of halls of residence, had seldom staged different production in Strachey Hall and Maris Hall. But after the completion of Kennedy Auditorium, and creation of General Education Centre, a new era of theatre had started in these beautiful buildings of Kennedy House under the patronage of some of the stalwarts like, Prof Muneebur Rehman, Prof Sajda Zaidi, Prof Zahida Zaidi, Prof Zauqi, Prof Gurudas Bhattacharya, Prof Habib Rasool, Mr. Iftekhar Alam Khan, Prof M. A. Alvi to name a few. Some of the best known productions of this Drama Club are, Julius Caesar, Uncle Mania, Agra Bazaar, Kitab ka Kafan, Ek tha Ghulam, Darwaze Khol do, Shatranj ke Mohre, Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai, Naya Tamasha, Sakharam Binder, Rang Nagri, Panchhi Aise Aate Hain, The Bear, Inspector Matadeen Chaand Per, Bhanwar, Khander, Raah, Zero Hours, Toba Tek Singh, Batwara, Chaddi Pahen ke Phool Khila Hai, Marte Dam Tak, Chacha Chakkan, Khoobsurat Bala, Pagla Ghoda, Aseer-e-Hirs, Karbal Katha, Begum ki Billi, Aiyen ek Akhat, Amanat, Big B, Letter to Gandhi, Taj Mahel ka Udghatan, Aao Kahani Kahein, Laal Basta, besides productions of countless skits, mimicries, mono acting and mimes. University Drama Club has produced some well known artists of stage, film and television. Like Habeeb Tanvir, Qadir Ali Baig, Irfan Panjatan, Surekha Seekri, Rehman, Iftekhar, Begum Para, Nigar Sultana, Naseeruddin Shah, Dilip Tahil, Wassem Ullah Khan, Basha Ahmad, Asifuzzaman Khan, Abu Qamar Siddiqui, Abdul Aleem Khan, Amir Abbas, Parvaiz Alam, Afroz Taaj, Anees Ahmad, Sarwar Raees, Maqbool Mehmood , Zoya Zaidi, Arif Rizvi, Saleem Shah, Riaz Mehdi, Siraj Mehdi, Faisal Ali Khan, Irfan Khan, Mujeeb Khan, Imraan Khan, Anubhav Sinha, Iqbal Khan, Saeed Alam, Shafiur Rahman, F. S. Sherani, Mujeeb Akhtar, Mujeeb Jalali, Mohammad Azam, Mujeebur Rahman, Salim Jalali, Kashif Khan, Farrukh Rehan Khan, Dawar Husain, Asrar Ahmad, Madiurrehman Suhaib Sherwani, Yousuf Jamal, Nasir Bilgirami, Suhail Naqvi, Appal Singh, Roomana Israr, Seemi Hasan. Suhaib Qazi, Zaman Habib, Madiurrahman Khan Sherwani, Zafar Khan, Haider, Fazal Waris Khan, S. Mohtashim Reza, Arman Rasool Faridi, Ishrat Jameel, M Aslam, Kamraan Khursheed, Meraj Ahmad, Muteebur Rahman, Shahrukh Khan, Sarfaraz Khan, Nadeem Khan, Mohd. Khaleeque, Inayat Ullah, Ankit Malik, Talha Abbasi, Amit Kumar Singh. Mentor Dr. Vibha Sharma (Associate Professor, Department of English) ? Vibha Sharma is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Aligarh Muslim University. Her areas of specialization and interest are Literary Theory, Modern Drama and Postcolonial Studies, Theatre Studies, Translation Studies and Cultural Studies. She is a Visiting Faculty to Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. She contributed to Asian Theatre Encyclopedia published from the UK. President Arman Rasool Faridi (Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science) ? Arman Rasool Faridi is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience. He obtained MCA degree from AMU in 1996 and is President of India Gold Medal Awardee for his overall achievements. He is also working as Asst. Dean Students Welfare as well as Coordinator, AMU CCTV Surveillance System. He has been closely associated with the literary and cultural life of the university and served as President of various clubs of the General Education Centre. He has also served as the secretary of the University Drama Club during his student days. Secretary (2016-17) Mohammad Talha Abbasi (B.A. Final Year) Activities One act playSkitMono ActingStand up comedyStory tellingFull length playMimeMonologueMimicryStreet play Key Achievements 1. Declared National Champion in the National Youth Festival at Akola (Maharashtra) on 29 Jan1988. This youth festival was organized by AIU. AMU Drama Club has presented Short Play Bhanwar, Skit Naye Kiran, and a pantomime Piped Piper. 2. Won, North Zone championship in the North Zone Youth Festival, organized by Associations of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi on 24th Nov 1987. 3. Recorded and Aired on All India Radio, A Radio Play ?Na Khuda? in 26th September 1988. The first Radio Play recorded by the University Drama Club. Broadcast on 29th November 1988. 4. Won accolades for the play Raah in Nazranae Awadh 12th to 16th November 1987 at Ravindralay Lucknow (U.P). 5. The Same play Bhanwar was recorded and telecast by the Doordarshan on 27 Oct 1987. The first ever play recorded and aired from AMU. 6. Won National Championship in Theatre Art in All India theater festival, ?Nazranae Awadh? 27th Oct 1986. The Play ?Bhanwar? has bagged three awards, Best play,Best Director (Shafiurrahman khan), Best Actor (Mujeeb Jalali), Best Writer (F S Sherani). 7. Won Best Actor Jury Mention award in Josh Vihangam 2014 in all India theatre fest held at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. 8. Performed play ?Pagla Ghoda? in a realistic form for the first time in the history of UDC at CEC lawn in march 2016. 9. Performed two different Pento ? Mime in 44th North Zone VC Meet. 10. Won 3rd prize in skit ?Democracy? at 31st North Zone Youth Fest organised by AIU held at Ludhiana Agriculture University, Ludhiana. 11. Performed a street play at ?Rang Mohatsav-2016? an International Theatre Fest organised by National School of Drama, New Delhi. 12. Won 3rd Best Production for the play ?Lal Basta? in ?Josh Vihangam? 2016, an all India Theatre Fest organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. 13. Won Best Director in ?Josh Vihangam? 2016, an all India theatre Fest organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. 14. Won Best Script in ?Josh Vihangam? 2016 an all India theatre Fest organised by Jamia Millia Islamia. New Delhi. 15. Drama club Perform his first ticketed show in Sri Ram Centre of play Karbal Katha in 2016. 16. Got invitation to perform a full length play ?Karbal Katha at Ghalib Institute, New Delhi in 2015. 17. Won 3rd Prize in skit ?Museum 2050? in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2010 held at Jhansi. 18. Won Consolation Prize in skit ?Aishwarya Rai..Aai Hai!? in National Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2005 held at Nagpur. 19. Won 3rd Prize in play ?Ek Koshish? in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2005, Rohtak. 20. Got invitation to perform two plays; Bhanwar at Habitat Centre, New Delhi in 2004. 21. Performing at Rajkiya Krishi Udyog Pradarshini on a regular basis since 2004. 22. Won 3rd Prize in skit in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2003 held at Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. 23. Got special invitation from Universities Grants Commission to perform ?Aishwarya Rai..Aai Hai!? in its Golden Jubilee Celebration in 2003. 24. Won 2rd Prize in mime in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2001. 25. Won 1st Prize in mime in National Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2001 held Banaras. 26. Won 2rd Prize in skit in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2000 held at Rohtak. 27. Won 3rd Prize in mimicry in North Zone Youth Fest organized by AIU in 2000 held at Rohtak. 28. Won Best Skit Award in 1984 in Jan Natya Manch competition held in Allahabad. Theatre Championship ? North Zone Championship in theatrical Event in North Zone Youth Festival organized by Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi in 1987 followed by National Championship at Akola (Maharashtra) for the play ?Bhanwar?, Skit ?Nayi Kiran? & Mime ?Pied Piper?. Written by Dr F S Sherani & Directed by Dr Shafi ur Rahman Khan. The club won the 1987 North zone championship, and the 1988 National championship at Akola, Maharashtra. Again in 1988, it won the national championship ?Nazarene Awadh?, at Lucknow. Khurram Zuberi, a member of UDC was selected to represent India in the Indian festival in Russia. Past Secretaries Mr. Sharifur Rahman : 1966-1967Mr. Dawar Faheem : 1967-1968Mr. Maqbool Mahmood : 1968-1969Mr. Abu-qamar-Siddiqui : 1969-1970Mr. Humayun Kamal : 1970-1971Mr. Riaz Mehdi : 1971-1972Mr. Manzar Jamal Siddiqui : 1972-1973Mr. Amir Abbas : 1973-1974Mr. Afroz Taj : 1974-1975Mr. Iqbal Ahmad : 1975-1976Mr. Asif Naqvi (joint secretary) : 1975-1976Mr. Parvez Alam : 1976-1977Mr. Anis Ahmad Khan : 1977-1978Mr. Siraj Mehdi : 1978-1979Miss. Saba Naheed : 1979-1980Mr. Qaiser Jamal : 1980-1981Mr. Shafi-ur-Rahman : 1985-1988Mr. F.S. Sherani : 1988-1989Mr. Ali Mohtishim Raza : 1989-1990Mr. Kamran Khursheed : 1990-1991Mr. Fazal Waris Khan : 1991-1992Mr. Badiuz Zaman : 1992-1993Mr. Anwar Aqeel : 1993-1994Mr. Ahmad Ashraf Babu (E.P.) : 1994-1995Mr. Arman Rasool Afridi : 1995-1996Mr. Zafar Khan : 1996-1997Mr. Tabir Kalam : 1997-1998Mr. S. Akbar Jameel : 1998-1999Mr. Jamal Waris Khan : 1999-2000Mr. Amjad Ali Khan : 2000-2001Mr. Rahat Ali Khan : 2001-2002Miss. Rahat Ali Khan : 2001-2002Mr. Faraz Haider : 2003-2004Mr. Mohammad Johaid : 2004-2005Mr. Naved Khan : 2005-2006Mr. Meraj Ahmad : 2006-2007Mr. Burhan Uddin Shibli : 2007-2008Mr. Faraz Siddique : 2009-2010Mr. Mohd. Nadeem Khan : 2010-2011Mr. Asif Parvez : 2011-2012Mr. Faiz Ahmad : 2012-2013Mr. Arij Kidwai : 2013-2014Mr. Shahrukh Khan (Student Convener) 2014-2015Mr. Ankit Malik : 2015-2016Mr. Mohd. Talha Abbasi : 2016-contd. Eco Club History The University Executive Council Resolution dated October 14th, 2014, established the University Eco Club in the Cultural Education Centre. The purpose of this club is to heighten the environmental awareness of the campus community. It works to improve environmental health with a focus on ecological sustainability as well as the associated social impacts, on campus, regional, national and international levels. About the Club University Eco Club markets itself as a support system for people wanting to live a greener lifestyle free from pollution and think for the betterment of the society. At Eco Club we can use our ideas for initiating an eco friendly lifestyle. Environmental protection is a key responsibility for everyone. Major Environmental Challenges Global Warming & Climate ChangePollutionEnvironmental DegradationResource DepletionExtinction Of FaunaWaste Management Mentors Dr. Izharul Haq Farooqui (Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering) ? He has been working in the environmental engineering field for the last twenty five years. The areas of specialization are water and wastewater treatment, Biological treatment, Biodegradation of toxic wastes, corrosion control. President Dr. Fasih Raghib Gauhar (Assistant Professor, Department of Law) ? Dr. Fasih Raghib Gauhar has been teaching Political Science in the Faculty of Law for about eleven years. His art of pedagogy is interactive and participatory, based on illustrations & case studies. He attends students on individual basis. Dr. Gauhar has been closely associated with the academic and residential life of the University and served as Warden, Coordinator, Coaching and Guidance Cell, Chief Scrutiny Officer, Member, Anti-ragging Committee Moderation Committee, Placement & Practical/Legal Training Cell, etc. Secretary (2016-17) Mr. Murtaza Husain (B.A. III Year, Philosophy) Activities Eco Summit 2016 Environment Awareness Forum Waste Management InitiativesPaddle GreenGreen WarriorsEnergy ConservationSave Water CampaignsQuiz WizEcho EchoEco Fox RunPoster Making CompetitionEssay Writing CompetitionPoetry Writing CompetitionSlogan Writing CompetitionPhotography CompetitionTreasure out of Trash Key Achievements Since its establishment the University Eco Club has been working on various initiatives and had been successful in nearly all of them like raising awareness by its eco fox run, general forums and getting industrial corporations, students and academics on a common platform by Eco Summit which by now is the most successful event organized by the University Eco Club. Also the club had been premier in supporting the Vice ? Chancellors vision of clean AMU, green AMU. Past Secretaries Mr. Yasif Iqbal : 2014-2015Miss. Fatima Khan : 2015-2016Mr. Murtaza Husain : 2016-contd. Film Club History The University Film Club was established in the year 1974. Prof M Jalal A Khan of Zakir Hussain College of Engineering took special interest in taking up the difficult task to establish film club in the Kennedy House. With painstaking efforts, he had fabricated the moving giant cinema screen, which was lying in the basement of Kennedy Auditorium. Two 35mm RCA Projectors were there to screen film strips movies in the Kennedy Auditorium. Since its inception the Film Club has been serving as a platform, which provides the students of the University, the opportunity to explore the creative world of cinema. Mentors Prof Suhail Ahmad Azmi (Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JNMC) President Dr. Farooq Ahmad Dar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University. He has delivered many Video lectures for NME-ICT project on various topics of human physiology. He is known for his film criticism of foreign language films. Secretary (2016-17) Mr. Mohammad Shavez Khan (B. Tech- final Year) Activities · Orientation Ceremony · Session opening by a Film screening program (Bollywood, Hollywood in English and Animated) · Forums on how a film, ad and documentary are made. · The members will be asked to write the reviews on the movie screened. · Different workshops for Editing, Direction, Cinematography etc. by different resource persons from the film industry. · Group Discussions on the movies screened. · The main event of the Film Club is ?Filmsaaz?- an international film festival, which invites participation from all over the world in the documentary and short film category. Chief guest of 1st Filmsaaz 2008: Tom Alter Chief guest of 2nd Filmsaaz 2009: Anubhav Sinha Chief guest of 3rd Filmsaaz 2010: Imtiaz Ali Chief guest of 4th Filmsaaz 2011: Sudhir Mishra Chief guest of 5th Filmsaaz 2012: Pitobhash Tripathi Chief guest of 6th Filmsaaz 2013: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Chief guest of 7th Filmsaaz 2014: Tigmanshu Dhulia Chief guest of 8th Filmsaaz 2015: Zeishan Quadri, Piyush Mishra and Ritesh Batra. Chief guest of 9st Filmsaaz 2016: Nishikant Kamat. Coming Up in 2016-17 · Bollywood Promotional Conferences with the cast. · A separate Mobile App. · A local contest featuring movies made by mobile phones. Past Secretaries Mr. Rahat Noor Khan : 1973-1976Mr. S. M. Majid Hussain (joint secretary) : 1976-1977Mr. Munnawar Husain (joint secretary) : 1976-1976Mr. Javed Lodhi : 1977-1978Mr. Taj Ahmad : 1978-1979Mr. Aijaz-ur-Haq Malik : 1981-1983Mr. S. Anzar Sabri : 1983-1984Mr. Imtiazul Haque Malik : 1984-1988Mr. Khurram Saeed : 1988-1989Mr. Mohammad Tariq Siddique : 1989-1990Mr. Khalid Raza Jilani : 1990-1991Mr. Mirza Afzal Beg : 1991-1992Mr. Tanvir Hasan : 1992-1993Mr. Asif Ahmad Khan : 1993-1995Mr. Arshad Ali Khan : 1995-1996Mr. Bhavish Kumar Chauhan : 1996-1997Mr. Nadeem Uddin Khan : 1997-1998Mr. Syed Faraz Sher : 1999-2000Mr. Nafees Ahmad : 2000-2001Mr. Nadeem Javed : 2001-2002Mr. S. M. Arif Rizwan : 2002-2003Mr. Shams Qamar : 2003-2004Mr. Jasim Mohammad (Convener) : 2004-2005Mr. Jasim Mohammad : 2005-2006Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan (Convener) : 2006-2007Mr. Adil Hossain (Convener) : 2007-2008Mr. Adil Hossain : 2008-2009Mr. Md. Muqlis Alam (Convener) : 2009-2010Mr. Mohdammad Adil Siddique (Convener) 2010- 2011Mr. Mohdammad Adil Siddique (Convener) 2011- 2012Mr. Arif Md. Yeasin Jwadder : 2012-2013Mr. Amir Khan : 2013-2014Mr. Omair Iftikhar Naqvi : 2014-2015Mr. Sahil Kausar Khan : 2015-2016Mr. Mohd. Shavez Khan : 2016-contd. Fine Art Club History It was established in 1977. Its aim is to foster an artistic environment in the University and develop an appreciation of art and aesthetics in the student community. Painting, poster designing, cartoon making, clay modeling and still photography are the main thrust area of this club. The students from this club have represented the university in various Zonal and National Youth Festivals and have bought laurels to the campus. Mentors Dr. Rehana Khusro (Associate Professors in the Department of Fine Arts) ? Dr. Rehana Khusro is a well known international artist, participated in many international and national exhibitions, workshops and seminars. She is a painter, sculptor, and singer. She won many awards and prizes in painting, sculpture, music, drama, dance and games. Her main focus as a teacher is Indian miniature painting contemporary art, landscape, calligraphy, mural, and creative compositions. She had a solo-show of her paintings in Dubai. She held many group painting exhibitions in Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Agra, Lucknow, Bareilly, Noida and Aligarh. Dr Waseem Mushtaq Wani (Associate Professors in the Department of Fine Arts) ? As an artist Dr. Waseem?s exhibitions have been sponsored by some of the reputed art galleries of India, such as Art Heritage, British Council, Vision, The Center of Art in Delhi, Nandan Gallery, Santinekatan, L.K.K. Lucknow. Among the international artists workshops and residencies that Dr. Waseem has participated the most notable are: Khoj Kasheer, and ?Imagine Peace!? organized by KHOJ, International Artists? Association, Delhi; ?Logistics of Perception: Images from Conflict Zones? organized by MAJLIS, Mumbai. Four of his art-videos were screened at the department of Visual Culture, Goldsmiths, London. President Dr. Abdur Rahman (Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts) ? His main aim is to remain involved in creative pursuits with a focus on Painting/ Fine Arts and help his pupils to promote skills and aesthetic consciousness. His career is a collection of many professional and artistic laurels. Joint Secretary (2016-17) Ms. Afreen Khan (BFA III Year) Activities Regular classes of sketches, portraits and theoretical current affairs related to art, artwork, artist etc. EVENTS like ART MANIA on 18-19 of November 2016 in which the club conducted competitions like leaf painting ,collage, creative corner, lamp making . Club introduced a new competition of ?leaf painting? which proved to be very interesting, as it was an entirely new concept. To improve the participant?s creativity the club had events like creative corner and lamp making. ART MANIA 2016 was followed by a workshop called ?FOLK AND TRIBAL? in which three renowned artist came to the Fine Arts Club. The workshop was conducted with the collaboration of all clubs from cec. It was a three day workshop with lots of events and competition, and a impressive exhibition on last day ended with a grand cultural evening. Past Secretaries Mr. Naim Akhtar : 1977-1978Mr. Salman Zaidi : 1978-1979Mr. A. H. Saban : 1979-1983Mr. Izhar H. Nizami : 1983-1984Mr. Iftkhar Alam : 2011-2012Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad : 2012-2013Mr. Md. Azad Ansari : 2013-2014Mr. Md. Adil Karim (Joint Secretary): 2013-2014Mr. Tarique Anwar : 2014-2015Miss. Shaiqa Tabassum : 2015-2016Miss. Nagma Shamim : 2016-contd.Miss. Afreen Khan (Joint Secretary): 2016-contd. Fusion Music Club History It is a new establishment took place on 21st June 2012. A bridge between Western and Indian Classical music, the Club provides a platform for students with diverse musical interests. It is especially beneficial for those who want to have a career in play back singing and modern Indian music. Mentor Prof. Abdul Matin (Department of Social Science) President Sayed Khurram Nisar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education. He has a doctorate (PhD) in Sport Psychology. He is a recipient of the British Commonwealth Commission Scholarship and has done his M Sc. in Sport Management from the University of Worcester, United Kingdom. Apart from academic engagements he has played British Cricket League as an overseas player from Birmingham League. He has also worked for MTV, India and 92.7 BIG FM and has won the MTV Best Lyricist Award. Secretary (2016-17) Mr. Shah Faaiz Alam (M. Tech) Activities Workshops on stringed instruments and percussions. Vocal classes by appointed instructors. Classes focused on guitar theory and harmonics. Weekly performance by the club members. Key Achievements Self Compositions on online music sharing platform ?Soundcloud.com?, Club?s page on social media ie. Facebook, reverb nation etc. Event Calendar 15th October 2016 (AMU Alumni Meet ? Club Performance), 3rd November 2016 (Cultural Evening ? 64th Annual Convocation 2016), 10th November 2016(CEC Opening ), Jan 2017 (Opening Concert Fusion Club) Past Secretaries Mr. Nabeel Feroz : 2012-2013Mr. Fahad Zuberi : 2013-2014Mr. Jeff Foster : 2014-2015Miss. Anam Akhtar : 2015-2016Mr. Shah Faaiz Alam : 2016-contd. Archives Video links: https://www.facebook.com/cec.amu/videos/ Hindustani Music Club History The oldest club, it was established in 1962 by the renowned vocalist (late) Ustad Shafi Ahmad of the ?Agra Gharana?; the oldest sangeet (music) Gharana of India. Prof Khursheedul Islam was the coordinator at the time. Arun Gangoli was appointed the first student secretary of the club. Mentors Dr. Mohammad Aslam (Department of ENT, JNMC) UHMC has three sections 1. Vocal Section: Instructor ? Johnny Foster (won ?Young Voice Of India? award in 1991) ? Mr. Johny Foster, Music Teacher at Aligarh Muslim University has been nominated as expert member of the National Cultural Board of Indian Universities Association. He was nominated by the Prof. RB Lal, Vice Chancellor SHATS University of Allahabad and President, Association of Indian Universities, Delhi. He is a recipient of national and international awards and honours in the field of classical music. National Minorities? Commission has also awarded him. 2. Tabla Section: Instructor ? Dr. S.R. Chishti is the Instructor & Incharge of Tabla Section. He is the High Grade artist of A.I.R. and has written a book named ?Fun-e-Tabla? in Urdu and one more book on Tabla in Hindi is under publication. 3. Sitar Section: Instructor ? Rafi Ahmad ? In Sitar section Mr. Rafi Ahmad S/o Late Ustad Shafi Ahmad is the Instructor and Incharge. He is the last scion of Agra Gharana. President Dr. Qurratul Aein Ali, Assistant Professor D/O Social Work Secretary (2016-17) Mr. Gulrez Husain (M.A. Mass Communication) Activities Opening ceremony of the club. Little champs SUR Workshops Coordinate with Western & Fusion Music Club. Talent hunt Closing ceremony Key Achievements Overwhelming response on YouTube to our video production ?Hum Dekhenge?. Represented in Goonj, North Zone Cultural Fest (PUNJAB) FAMOUS PERSONALITIES Dr. Nurul Hasan (Sitar Player) now is in US.Javed Naqvi (Sitar Player and Vocalist) based in Delhi.Dr. Manazir (Vocalist) based in Dubai.Farrukh Baig (Vocalist and Composer).Ajay Jhingran (lyrist and Singer) based in Mumbai.Dr. Rehana Khusro (Vocalist).Dr. Mohammad Aslam (Vocalist).Mohd. Zafar (Vocalist).Mohd. Shamim Ahmed (Vocalist).Tanveer Haziq (Vocalist).Mohd. Nazar (Tabla Player).Shabi Haider (Tabla Player). Past Secretaries Mr. Arun Gangoli : 1961 -1962Mr. Baqar Mujtaba : 1962-1963Mr. Aslam Rizvi : 1963-1964Mr. Rasheed-uddin : 1964-1965Mr. Zaheer-uddin : 1965-1966Mr. Md. Zafar Farooque : 1966-1967Mr. Tasadug Husain : 1967-1968Mr. Bhavish Banerjee : 1968-1969Mr. Tanvir Haziq : 1969-1970Mr. Mohd. Zafar : 1970 -1971Mr. Shakeel Hussain : 1971 -1972Mr. Zafar Haider Naqvi : 1972-1973Mr. S. Javed Haider : 1973-1974Mr. Mohammad Aslam : 1974-1975Mr. Mohammad Aslam : 1975-1976Mr. Mohd. Shamim : 1976-1977Mr. Tariq Fayiaz : 1977-1978Mr. Mohd. Aleem Hanfi : 1978-1979Mr. Shakeel Ahmad : 1979-1980Mr. Munnawar Haziq : 1983-1984Mr. Mohd. Younus : 1984-1985Mr. Balender Kumar Singh : 1985-1986Mr. Khalil Khan : 1986-1990Mr. Danish Mahmood : 1990-1991Mr. Masroor Ali Quraishi : 1991 -1992Mr. Syed Mohsin Ali Alvi : 1993-1994Mr. Mirza Farrukh Beg : 1994-1995Mr. Tariq Husain : 1995-1996Mr. Azeem A. Khan : 1997-1998Mr. Mohd. Kashif Khan : 1998-1999Mr. Mohd. Tariq Intizar : 1999-2000Mr. Sabil A. Ata : 2000-2001Mr. Ansar-ul-Haque : 2002-2003Mr. Asif-uz-Zaman : 2003-2004Mr. Asiff-uz-Zaman : 2004-2005Mr. Shabbar Imam (Student Convener) : 2005-2006Mr. Ahmad Zaib (Student Convener) : 2006-2007Mr. Shahzad Alam (Student Convener) : 2007-2008Mr. Fahad Khan (Student Convener) : 2008-2009Mr. Mohd. Shanwaz : 2009-2010Mr. Fahad Khan : 2010-2011Mr. Ishrat Ali : 2012-2013Mr. Mohd. Shaban : 2013-2014Ms. Shumaila Anis Khan : 2014-2015Mr. Azharuddin (Student Convener) : 2014-2015Mr. Mohd. Yaseen Malik : 2015-2016 (Student Convener)Mr. Gulrez Hussain : 2016-Contd. Hobbies Workshop History Prof Monis Reza and Joseph Stein originally conceptualize this club while designing the format and activities of General Education Centre in 1960. The Hobbies Workshop was originally planned to start under the highest tiers of the proposed open-air amphitheater of 6000 seating capacity. But due to some reasons the proposed amphitheater could not be built and hobbies workshop was shifted to a new block containing few rooms near Sarojini Naidu Hall. The said building again handed over to newly started Department of Physical Education, and Hobbies Workshop were given under the charge of the then General Education Centre in 2006. The whole machines and tools were shifted to three rooms adjacent to the then Archeological Museum in front of Old Guest house. In 2014 the Hobbies Workshop had shifted to Kennedy House Complex. President Dr. Aziz Faisal (Assistant Professor, Department of History) Secretary (2016-17) Romana Safdar (Department of Statistics) Activities Innovation Crafts Photography Cookery Machine Designs Software & Mobile Apps Development Gardening & Horticulture Key Achievements Hobbies Workshop hold a The Guinness World Record of making the largest envelope which was 36 feet 1 inch in length and 24 feet 11 inch in width. Past Secretaries Mr. Al-Shaz Fatmi : 2002-2003Miss. Sanju Verma : 2003-2004Mr. Syed Mohammad Uzair Iqbal : 2004-2005Mr. Nadeem Sohail : 2006-2007Mr. M. Shahbaz Husain : 2008-2009Mr. Furqan Ahmad : 2009-2010Mr. Iftikhar Ansari : 2010-2011Mr. Iftikhar Alam : 2011-2012Mr. Gaurav Saraswat : 2013-2014Mr. Zulnoorain Khairoowala : 2014-2015Mr. Imran Khan : 2015-contd. Literary Club History UDLC, as it was known previously was established in 1973. Wasi Ahmad Nomani was appointed as the first student secretary of the club. The club in reality is the extension of the oldest literary Society of Aligarh Muslim University, the ?Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College Literary Society? founded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. In 19 August 2015 it was rechristened as the University Debating & Literary club (UDLC). The club is very vibrant and organizes many literary programs throughout the year. After the success of the very first AMU ?Lit Fest 2.0? where UDLC had guests of National & International repute. UDLC recently introduced parliamentary form of debating, and inviting teams from all over India. The University Debating and Literary Club has produced vibrant speakers and writers such as; Wasi Ahmad NomaniArif Hamdi KhanMalik Afzal YousufNajam-ul-JafriPaigham AfaqueeM. AhsrafUbaid SiddiquiMairajuddinAbdu Raheem A.N. Rahman NaqviM. AfzalHusain Ahmad SiddiqueJamshed A. SiddiqueSuhail Ahmad KidwaiMunnawarul HaqueZafar IqbalTariq WaliZafar NawabMohibul-ul-HaqueRaheel AhmadAsif IqbalAkbar NawabFaizan JaleelAnuj KumarFarhan KafilNazia Y. IzuddinAdil JahangirIrfan KhanWajiha KhanFaraz KhanYasir AbbasiSamra FatimaMaria SalmanShad Ahmad Khan Mentors Dr. Siraj Ajmali (Associate Professor, Department of Urdu) ? Dr Siraj Ajmali is a pass out of Kanpur University and Delhi University. He joined Aligarh Muslim University in 1997 as the Assistant Professor in the Department of Urdu. He has been the president of The Literary Club from 2001 to 2009 and again from 2012 till 2015. Besides being a prolific writer and the patron of Urdu language he is an orator who defines excellence each time he graces the dais. President Dr. Mohibul Huq (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science) He is an expert on Indian Polity, especially on Minority Rights. He the recipient of President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal for Excellence. His passion for speaking just, has taken him to various national and international public forums. Secretary (2016-17) Mr. Wajahat Monaf Jilani (B.A.L.L.B.) Activities UDLC keeps its members active by conducting forums all week round, where students, experienced in respective fields, train the members in those skills. The forums that are conducted are: 1. Recitation Forum: Where members learn to improve their recitation skills, they are trained to be more influential while reciting poetry and prose, through formally conducted sessions. 2. Public Speaking Forum: This forum is meant to give a new dimension to the speaking potential of the students thereby enhancing their overall personality. The forum is certainly important for enabling students to give expression to their thoughts and engage in healthy interactive sessions with their co-speakers. These sessions foster doubts and stimulate questions amongst the speakers thereby awakening their critical ability and creating a sense of awareness amongst the speakers and the listeners. This marks the inevitable significance of this forum. Importantly, members are trained in English, Hindi & Urdu respectively. 3. Beginners Public Speaking Forum: In this forum the focus is on the member?s grammar and pronunciation as they are introduced to public speaking. Where, the members who have issues with grammar and pronunciation are introduced to public speaking. The main aim is to improve the speaking skills of beginners. 4. Alternative Debating Forum: This forum focuses on the latest styles of debating such as Parliamentary debating & Model United Nations formats which have become popular among students and universities. Most competitive events across India now organize competitions based on these formats. While training members in these formats of debating this forum aims to maintain AMU?s status as a vibrant university with a rich history of debate and discussion, while remaining in tune with the latest developments. 5. Creative Writing Forum: This forum is a platform which brings together literary minds of the university in the creative process of writing. The forum is a group of talented poets, essayists, and prose writers analyzing, comparing and improving their works, while holding discussions on the emerging and ever changing trends in contemporary writing. Each writer brings something new to the forum, belonging to different cultural and regional backgrounds, imparting the forum a heterogeneous environment, exactly the kind that is needed for the creation of artistic and original works of writing. 6. Journalistic Writing Forum: This forum deals with the non-fiction writing with a special emphasis on journalism. Here, writing techniques are taught to the members through various exercises and assignments. 7. Quiz Forum: This forum brings forth the general knowledge and current affairs awareness of the students. For bringing out the best of the members, it relies on informal quizzing sessions and various quiz making techniques to make them the future quiz masters. 8. Group Discussion Forum: This forum is not only aimed at honing speaking skills of students but also to develop habit of listening, critical and analytical thinking. Its objective is to inculcate interpersonal and leadership skills among students in situations of crisis management, negotiations, teamwork & collective decision-making. 9. Bait Bazi Forum: This forum is one of its kinds in the country. It has been inculcating test and craving for best Urdu poetry (Ash?ar) and neck to memorize and recall them in the alphabetic order during the competitions. Though considered a dying art Bait Bazi still finds its place in many hall functions of Aligarh Muslim University, celebrating the sweetness of Urdu along with the power of human intellect to recall timely and appropriate couplets. People who attend Bait Bazi often recall it as one of its kind experience. Key Achievements 2013-14 Yuva, Cultural Festival organised by G. B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand National Debate Competition Consolation Prize (English)-Lubna Irfan Consolation Prize (Hindi)-Sufia Khalid Mirass, Annual Cultural Festival organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi National Debate Competition Second Prize (English)-Humah Khan and Lubna Irfan Third Prize (Urdu)-Haroon Rashid Zargar I Lead India; National Students? Enclave on Indian Politics organised by Times Now Fawaz Shaheen represented AMU after qualifying two rigorous levels of screening process. He was involved in debating and discussing Indian Politics on the topic ?The Political Class in India has Failed to meet the Aspirations of its Youth? with stalwarts such as Kiran Bedi, Prof.Yogendra Yadav, Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Member of Parliament), Sachin Pilot, Former Union Minister and others. The event was telecast live on the channel Times Now and is available on Youtube as well. All India Sir Syed Memorial Debate organised by Aligarh Muslim University Third Prize (English)-Lubna Irfan and Md. Zama Sheikh Third Prize (Hindi)- Abhishek Sharma and Nizam Haider Second Prize (Urdu)-Haroon Rashid Zargar and Syed Masoodul Hasan Kamalnayan Bajaj Memorial Inter- University Events organised by Shiksha Mandal Wardha, Maharashtra Third Prize (Elocution)- Abhishek Sharma First Prize (Powerpoint Presentation)- Abhishek Sharma Second Prize (Cultural Performance)- Abhishek Sharma 2014-15 The Great Debate North Zone Debate Competition organised by Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi in association with British High Commission, New Delhi Second Prize (English)-Fawaz Shaheen and Riad Azam 2nd Amity National Law debate 2015 organised by Amity Law School, Noida Best Speaker (For) ? Wajahat Monaf Jilani Abhivyakti Debating Society, Satyawati College, University of Delhi National Debate Competition Best Team (English)- Fawaz Shaheen and Lubna Irfan Best Speaker (English)- Areeba Shabbir Yuva, Cultural Festival organised by G. B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand National Debate Competition First Prize (Hindi)- Abhishek Sharma and Nizam Haider Best Speaker (Hindi)- Abhishek Sharma Consolation Prize (English)- Imroz Alam I Believe National Debate Competition organised by Amity University, Lucknow Second Prize (English)- Fawaz Shaheen and Wajahat Monaf Jilani Model United Nations Competition organised by Lakshmi Narayan Mittal Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur Second Best Delegate Prize- Wajahat Monaf Jilani Sardar Gurucharan Singh Memorial National Debate organised bySardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Research, Dehradun, Uttarakhand First Prize (English)- Humah Khan Second Prize (English)- Areeba Shabbir Best Team (English)- Humah Khan and Areeba Shabbir National Debate Competition organised by Satyawati College, University of Delhi First Prize (Urdu)- Haroon Rashid Zargar Shyama Kohli Memorial Debate organised by Miranda House, University of Delhi in February, 2015 Best Speaker (Against) ? Wajahat Monaf Jilani All India Sir Syed Memorial Debate organised by Aligarh Muslim University Second Prize (English)- Lubna Irfan and Hiba Kakul Best Speaker (Hindi)- Abhishek Sharma Best Speaker (Urdu)- Shehrayar Alam Mirass, Annual Cultural Festival organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi National Debate Competition Third Prize (English)- Md. Zama Shaikh and Mohd. Asad Khan First Prize (Urdu)- Haroon Rashid Zargar and Muhammad Suhail Creative Writing Competition First Prize- Sobia Abdin Kamalnayan Bajaj Memorial Inter- University Events organised by Shiksha Mandal Wardha, Maharashtra First Prize (Quiz)- Abhishek Sharma 2015-16 1. Finalist of North India round of Great Debate 2016 Organized by British High Commission: Wajahat Jilani &Imroz Alam 2. Lex MUN 2016 Organized by Faculty of Law, Allahabad University: High Commendation Award of 2nd Best Delegate for representing France in the United Nation Security Council. 3. National level Inter-University Debate Competition (12-15 January, 2016) organized by G.B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology: Best Rebuttal won by Sufia Khalid. 4. 42nd Kamalnayan Bajaj Memorial National Inter-University Competition (8th and 9th January, 2016) organized by Shiksha Mandal WARDHA: 2nd Prize in Quiz and 3rd Prize in PPT Presentation won by Abhishek Sharma. 5. Janak Kapoor Memorial Debate(20 January, 2016), organized by Delhi University ? Best Team ? Humah Khan and Neeraj Kaushik, Best Speaker ? Imroz Alam, Second Best Speaker ? Neeraj Kaushik. 6. UP Inter-University Debate Competition (10 February, 2016), sponsored by UP Government, Rohilkhand ? Best Team- Umair Khan and Anas Abdullah 7. Jaswant Kaur Memorial Debate (11 February, 2016), Delhi University ? Best Team- Kushgr Agrwal and Majid Ali Mufti 8. Sardar Gurucharan Singh Memorial Debate(12February, 2016), SBSPGI organized by Dehradun Technical University ? Best Team ? Wajahat Jilani and Neeraj Kaushik. 9. Jamia Millia Islamia Debate (16-18 February, 2016)- Best Team (English) ? Humah Khan and Neeraj Kaushik, Best Speaker(English)- Humah Khan, Best Team (Urdu) ? Zama Shaikh and Talha Kamal, Best Speaker (Urdu) ? Zama Shaikh. 10. Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2016- Runner Up- Shahnawaz Ahmed and Saeed ur Rahman. 2016-17 Amity I Believe debate season 4 organized by Amity Business School, Lucknow Best Team ? Mohd. Umair Khan & Najm Mehdi Best Speaker ? Mohd Umair Khan Programs Organized: 1. Lecture by Ms. Rana Ayyub (Journalist and author) on the topic ?Writing as a means of protest: Issues of freedom of expression and censorship? on 7th September, 2016. She also read excerpts from her book ?Gujarat files: anatomy of a cover up?. 2. Model United Nations Workshop on 9th November, 2016. 3. Darakshaa?n ? a celebration of Urdu was organized from 7th ? 15th November, 2016 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal Sahab. Events included: Urdu Quiz, Essay writing, Speech, Calligraphy & Poster making competitions. Past Secretaries Mr. Wasi Ahmad Nomani : 1973-1974Mr. Arif Hamdi Khan (joint secretary) : 1973-1974Mr. Malik Afzal Yousuf : 1974-1975Mr. Najam-ul-Jafri : 1975-1976Mr. Paigham Afaquee : 1976-1977Mr. S.M. Ashraf : 1977-1978Mr. Ubaid Siddiqui : 1979-1980Mr. Mairajuddin : 1981-1982Mr. Abdul Raheem A. : 1982-1983Mr. S. N. Rahman Naqvi : 1983-1984Mr. S. M. Afzal : 1984-1985Mr. Husain Ahmad Siddique : 1985-1986Mr. Jamshed Ahmad Siddique : 1985-1986Mr. Suhail Ahmad Kidwai : 1989-1990Mr. Munnawarul Haque : 1990-1991Mr. Zafar Iqbal : 1991-1992Mr. Tariq Wali : 1992-1993Mr. Zarar Nawab : 1993-1994Mr. Mohib-ul-Haque : 1994-1995Mr. Abdul Haque : 1995-1996Mr. S. Raheel Ahmad : 1996-1997Mr. Asif Iqbal : 1997-1998Mr. Akbar Nawab : 1998-1999Mr. Faizan Jaleel : 1999-2001Mr. Anuj Kumar : 2001-2002Mr. Farhan Kafil : 2002-2003Miss. Nazia Y. Izuddin : 2003-2004Mr. Adil Jahangir : 2004-2005Mr. Irfan Khan : 2005-2006Mr. Yasir Abbasi : 2006-2007Ms. Mariam : 2007-2008Mr. Shad Ahmad Khan : 2009-2011Mr. Faisal Abbasi : 2011-2012Mr. Shafey Anwarul Haque : 2012-2013Mr. Riad Azam : 2014-2015Miss. Lubna Irfan : 2015-2016Mr. Wajahat Monaf Jilani : 2016-contd. Western Music ClubHistory Founded on June 21, 2012, on the occasion of the World Music Day. Although this club or this genre of music had its presence in the music milieu of AMU since early seventies, Dr. Parvaiz Imam gave the first public performance in 1987 with hawain guitar. The music culture was much promoted by African and Middle Eastern students resideing in Aligarh under various educational exchange programmes. 1991 saw the advent of ?Spooky Charms? by Ritwik Ghosh and some Commerce and Engineering College students. 1994 ? the first rock show was promoted by (late) Iqbal Ghani Khan (Department of History) with his friend Billy Stevens performing a Beatles number, ?When my guitar gently weeps.? Then comes the first formal band of AMU known as Jinx. With Asif Fauzi, Ritwik Ghosh, Asad Javed, Faraz Izhaar and Saad Ahmad Khan. They won prizez at North Zone Youth Festival and also at National Youth Feastival. 1999 ? the second band came up the horizon was ?Red Dawn? with Khaliq Qureshi, Khalid Siddiqui, Talib Hussain Bilgrami, Taj War Ahmad Khan, Amber Jail Khani and Rushdi. Later Dr. Ravi Farhan Khan also joined the band. Red Dawn won many prizez at zonal and natuonal level. ?Pink Blues? started by Asharf Shehzad included first female vocalists; Saba Siddiqui and Aashi. 2004- ?Irtiyash? was formed by Khurram Nisar, Nabeel Firoz, Irfan Ali Khan, Rohan Kumar and Umair Khan. 2006 ? ?Sloth? entertained the campus under Ali Syed Taqvi, Atif Nafees, Umair Khan, Rohan Kumar, Nabeel Firoz. Later Faraz Farooq, Hamza Abid and Shabbar Imam joined the group. 2012 ? ?Mash ?treaty? by Mihul Kumar, Atif Nafees, Umair Khan, Abhishek Noel and Atif Admi. The band Mash-Treaty was adjudged as MTV band of the year award in 2014 in competition of 100 bands held at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon. Mentors Dr. Aminul Islam (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry)- He is a very active member of his department, with key areas of work such as; Analytical Method Development and Validation; Solid-Phase Extractive Column Preconcentration; Tailor-made Selective Chelating Resin; Metal analysis. On the other hand he keeps a keen interest in western music. President Mr. Faraz Farooq (Assistant Lecturer, Department of Architecture) ? He is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, with thrust areas like; inclusive & equitable urban planning, transit oriented development and landscape urbanism. Besides this Dr. Faraz Farooq possess immense zeal for music, he is an excellent guitarist. He loves to write and travel. Secretary (2016-17) Mr. Mir Akhtar Husain (M. Sc.) Activities Key Achievements Past Secretaries Mr. Atif Nafis : 2012-2013Mr. Mehul Kumar : 2013-2014Mr. Syed Ali Mubasir : 2015-2016Mr. Mir Akhtar Hussain : 2016-contd.