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AMU - Aligarh Muslim University

Updated on: Sep 1, 2015

Aligarh Muslim University is a Residential Academic University of international repute, established in 1857 by an Act of India Parliament, and one of the first institutions established during the British Raj. Aligarh Muslim University is located in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, and modeled on the University of Cambridge.

Initially, it was Mahamadan Anglo-Oriental, founded by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, a great Muslim social reformer with a view to providing modern education to the people of India in general and Muslim people particularly. Later by an act of India parliament it was transformed into a central university and henceforth it was renamed as the Aligarh Muslim University.

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a residential academic institution, providing education start from school level to higher education level. Now the university offers around 280 courses in traditional and modern branch of education in its 12 faculties viz. Agricultural Sciences, Arts, Commerce, Engineering & Technology, Law, Life Sciences, Management Studies & Research, Medicine, Science, Theology, Unani Medicine and Social Science.

Currently the University has almost thirty thousand students, and over two thousand faculty members with over eighty departments of study. Aligarh Muslim University is one of the premier central universities in independent India.

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) draws students not only from different corners of India but also from Africa, West Asia and South East Asia. There is reservation for students from SAARC and Commonwealth Countries.

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