Aligarh Muslim University Courses

Updated on: Sep 10, 2015

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The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh offers variety of regular (full-time) courses at under graduate, postgraduate and research level. The courses are also taught at certificate and diploma level. All the courses in Aligarh Muslim University are taught under its various faculties.  AMU has 12 faculties with 98 academic departments, 7 colleges, 3 institutes, many centres, schools and academies.

We've compiled all the courses being offered by AMU by their faculty and department:

  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

This faculty of AMU has 5 departments which offer the following courses:

  1. Department of Agricultural Economics & Business Management
    Master of Agribusiness Management
    M. Phil
    Ph. D.
  1. Department of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology
    M.Tech Agricultural Process & Food Engineering
    Ph.D Agricultural Process & Food Engineering
  1. Department of Agricultural Microbiology
    M.Sc. Agricultural Microbiology
    Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Agricultural Microbiology
    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Agricultural Microbiology

  2. Department of Plant Protection
    M.Sc. (Agriculture) Plant Protection
  1. Department of Home Science
    B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science
    M.Sc. (Home Science)
    Ph.D (Home Science)
  • Faculty of Management

Currently this faculty only has 1 department, but 5 more departments will be established once the "New Management Complex" is functional.

  1. Department of Business Administration
    PG Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance
    PG Diploma in Personnel Management (Part Time)
    PG Diploma in Marketing Management (Part Time)
    Ph.D. Regular
    Ph.D. (Working Executives)
  • Faculty of Arts

  1. Department of Arabic
    Part-time Courses (Certificate of Proficiency in Arabic, Diploma of Proficiency in Arabic)
    B. A. (Hons.) with Arabic as main subject
    M. A. Arabic
  1. Department of English
    B.A. (Hons.) with English as main subject
    B.A. (Hons.) Communicative English
    B.A (Hons.) Subsidiary
    B.A (Hons.) Compulsory English
    M. A. English
    M.A. (English Language Teaching)
  1. Department of Fine Arts
    Pre-M.F.A. (Bridge Course)
    P.G. Diploma in Applied Arts
    B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Painting
    B.A. (Hons.) Painting
    Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Painting  
    Ph.D. in Fine Arts
  1. Department of Hindi
    Certificate of Proficiency in Hindi
    B. A. (Hons.) with Hindi as main subject
    M.A. (Hindi Translation)
    M. A. Hindi
    P.G. Diploma Translation (Hindi)
  1. Department of Linguistics
    B.A. (Hons.) Linguistics
    Advance Diploma In Translation
    M.A Linguistics
    M. A. in language of Advertising, Media and Market
    P.G. Diploma in Linguistics
    M.Phil in Linguistics
    Ph. D in Linguistics
  1. Department of Modern Indian Languages
    Certificate and Diploma Courses in Bengali,Malayalam,Tamil,Telugu,Marathi,Punjabi and Kashmiri
    B.A.Subsidiary courses in Bengali, Malayalam,Tamil,Telugu,Punjabi,Marathi and Kashmiri
    M.A. Bengali
    M.A Malayalam
    Ph.D in Tamil, Telugu,Malayalam,Punjabi
  1. Department of Persian
    Part-time Courses (Certificate of Proficiency in Persian, Diploma of Proficiency in Persian)
    BA (Hons) Persian
    Post M.A. Diploma in Modern Persian (Translation & Interpretation)
    M. A. Persian
  1. Department of Philosophy
    B.A. (Hons.) Philosophy
    M. A. Philosophy
    M.Phil, Ph.D
  1. Department of Sanskrit
    Part-time Courses (Certificate of Proficiency in Sanskrit, Diploma of Proficiency in Sanskrit)
    BA (Sanskrit)
    MA Sanskrit
    Ph.D Vedic Studies, Classical Sanskrit Literature and Pali & Buddhism
  1. Department of Urdu
    Diploma in Urdu Proficiency Language
    Diploma in Urdu Electronic Media
    Certificate in Proficiency Language Urdu
    Certificate in Urdu Electronic Media
    B. A. (Hons.) with Urdu as main subject
    Post M.A. Diploma in Urdu Translation
    P.G. Diploma in Mass Communication (Urdu)
    M. A. Urdu
    Ph.D. Urdu Fiction, Modern Literature and Classical Poetry
  • Faculty of Medicine

This faculty consists of two well-known medical colleges, both of which have attached hospitals:

1. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (established on 2nd October 1962)

  1. Department of Anatomy
    MD (Anatomy)

  2. Department of Anaesthesiology
    Diploma Anaesthetic Assistance
    PG Diploma (DA) Anaesthesiology
    MD (Anaesthesiology)
    Ph.D in Anaesthesiology

  3. Department of Biochemistry
    MD (Biochemistry)
    Ph.D. (Biochemistry)

  4. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    MS (Surgery)

  5. Department of Community Medicine
    MD (Community Medicine)

  6. Department of Dermatology
    MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy)

  7. Department of Ortho Laryngology (ENT)
    MS (ENT)

  8. Department of Forensic Medicine
    MD (Forensic Medicine)

  9. Department of Medicine
    Diploma in Dialysis Techniques
    MD (General Medicine)

  10. Department of Microbiology
    Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)
    MD (Microbiology)

  11. Department of Neuro Surgery

  12. Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    MS (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
    DGO (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) (2 year diploma)

  13. Department of Opthalmology
    MS (Ophthalmology)
    Diploma in Ophthalmology
    Diploma in Orthoptics
    Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistance

  14. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Diploma in Physiotherapy
    Diploma in Physiotherapy
    MS (Orth.)
    D. Orth.

  15. Department of Paediatrics
    Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
    MD (Paediatrics)

  16. Department of Paediatric Surgery

  17. Department of Pathology
    DMLT (Pathology & Microbiology)
    MD Pathology
    MDS (Oral & Maxilofacial Surgery, Conservative dentistry, Prosthodontic, Orthodontics)

  18. Department of Pharmacology
    M.D (Pharmacology)
    Ph.D (Pharmacology)

  19. Department of Physiology
    MD (Physiology)
    Ph.D.(Neurophysiology, Cardiovascular Physiology , Endocrine Physiology)

  20. Department of Plastic Surgery
    M.Ch Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (3 yr)
    Ph.D Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  21. Department of Psychiatry
    MD (Psychiatry)
    Ph.D. (Psychiatry)
    Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)

  22. Department of Radio Diagnosis
    DMLT (Radiology)
    M.D (Radiodiagnosis)
  23. Department of Radio Therapy
    Bachelor of Radiation Therapy technology (BRTT) (3.5 yrs)
    Diploma in Medical Radiotherapy (DMRT)
    MD (RadioTherapy)

  24. Department of Surgery
    Diploma in Operation Theatre Management (DOTM)
    Diploma in Surgical Endoscopic Techniques (DSET)
    MS (General Surgery)

  25. Department of TB & Respiratory Diseases
    MD (TB & Respiratory Diseases)
    Ph.D (TB & Respiratory Diseases)

2. Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College (established on 1st January 1996)

  1. Department of Conservative dentistry & Endodontics
    B.D.S (Dental Surgery)
    M.D.S (Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics)

  2. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  3. Department of Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine & Radiology

  4. Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Dental Anatomy

  5. Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry
    Certificate of Dental Hygiene

  6. Department of Paediatrics & Preventive Dentistry

  7. Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Material

  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology

This faculty consists of a college and two polytechnics:

1. Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology

  1. Department of Applied Physics
    B.Tech. (Common Courses to all branches of Engineering)
    Advance P.G. Diploma in Nanotechnology
    M.Tech. (Nanotechnology)
    M.Phil in Applied Physics
    Ph.D. in Applied Physics

  2. Department of Applied Chemistry
    M.Sc. (Polymer Science and Technology)
    M.Phil Applied Chemistry
    Ph.D. Applied Chemistry

  3. Department of Applied Mathematics
    M.Phil. in Applied Mathematics
    Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics

  4. Department of Architecture

  5. Department of Chemical Engineering
    B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering)
    M.Tech. (Chemical Engg.)
    Ph.D (Chemical Engg.)

  6. Department of Civil Engineering
    B.Tech. (Civil Engineering)
    B.E. (Civil) [Evening]   
    M. Tech. (Hydraulic Structures)
    M. Tech. (Environmental Engineering)
    M. Tech. (Structural Engineering)
    Ph.D. Environmental Engineering
    Ph.D. Structural Engineering
    Ph.D. Hydraulic Structure
    Ph.D. Geo-Technical Engineering

  7. Department of Computer Engineering
    B.Tech. (Computer Engineering)
    M. Tech. (Computer Science & Engineering)
    Ph.D. Computer Engineering

  8. Department of Electrical Engineering
    B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering)
    B.E. (Electrical) [Evening]
    M. Tech. (Electrical Engg.)

  9. Department of Electronics Engineering
    B.Tech. (Electronics Engineering)
    M. Tech. in Communication and Information Systems
    M. Tech. in Electronic Circuits and Systems Design
    Ph. D. in Electronics Engineering

  10. Department of Mechanical Engineering
    B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering)
    B.E. (Mechanical) [Evening]
    M. Tech. (Mechanical Engg.)
    Ph.D. (Mechanical Engg.)

  11. Department of Petroleum Studies
    B.Tech. (Petrochemical Engineering)
    M.Tech. (Petroleum Processing & Petrochemical Engineering)

2. University Polytechnic

Advance Diploma in Food Technology
Advance Diploma in Environmental Engineering
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Diploma in Engineering
Computerized Shoe Design & Development
Diploma in Leather & Footwear Technology
Diploma in Architectural Assistantship
Diploma in Interior Design
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical/ Production/ Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning)
Diploma in Plastic Technology

3. Women's Polytechnic

Advanced Diploma in Interior Decoration
Advanced Diploma in Multimedia
Diploma in Secretarial Practice
Diploma in Costume Design & Garment Technology
Diploma in Information Technology
Diploma in Computer Engineering
Diploma in Electronics Engineering

  • Faculty of Theology

This is the only faculty in India that teaches Sunni and Shia Theology and that confers graduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees in the subject.

  1. Department of Shia Theology
    B. A. (Hons.) Shia Theology
    Compulsory Shia Theology for B.A./B.Sc./B.Com
    Shia Theology as Subsidiary subject
    M.A. (Shia Theology)
    Ph.D. in Shia Theology

  2. Department of Sunni Theology
    Diploma in Qirat
    Certificate in Qirat
    Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)
  • Faculty of Life Sciences

  1. Department of Biochemistry
    B. Sc. (Hons.) Biochemistry
    M. Sc. (Biochemistry)
    Ph.D. Programme

  2. Department of Botany
    B. Sc. (Hons.) Botany
    M. Sc. (Botany)
    Ph.D. Programme

  3. Department of Museology
    Post M. Sc. Diploma in Museology
    M. Sc. (Museology)

  4. Department of Wildlife Sciences
    Certificate in Wildlife Ecology & Management
    Certificate in RS and GIS Application in Environmental Studies
    Certificate in Biodiversity Management and Conservation
    M. Sc. (Wildlife Science)
    M.Sc. in Biodiversity Studies and Management

  5. Department of Zoology
    B. Sc. (Hons.) Zoology
    M. Sc. (Zoology)
  • Faculty of Commerce

  1. Department of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce B.Com. (Hons.)
Master of Commerce (M.Com.)
Master of Finance & Control (MFC)
Master of Tourism Administration (MTA)
PG Diploma in Business Finance (PGDBF)
PG Diploma in Banking, Risk & Insurance Management (BRIM)
Ph.D. in Commerce

  • Faculty of Social Sciences

  1. Department of Economics
    B.A.(Hons.) Semester System
    BA Economics (Choice Based Credit System)
    BA (Hons.) Annual System
    MA Economics (Choice Based Credit System)
    MA Eco Semester System

  2. Department of Education
    Diploma in Teaching
    B.A. (Hons.)
    M.A. (Education)

  3. Department of History
    BA (Hons) History
    MA History

  4. Department of Islamic Studies
    Class XI & XII
    Certificate in Turkish
    Diploma in Turkish
    B.A. Islamic Studies
    M.A. Islamic Studies

  5. Department of Library and Information Sciences
    Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLISc.)
    Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc.)

  6. Department of Mass Communication
    P.G.Diploma in Public Relations
    P.G.Diploma in Journalism
    M.A. (Mass Communication)
    M.Phil (Mass Communication)
    Ph.D (Mass Communication)

  7. Department of Psychology
    M.A. Clinical Psychology and Organizational Behaviour

  8. Department of Physical Education
    Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
    Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed.)
    Ph.D. (Physical Education)

  9. Department of Political Science
    B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science
    M.A. (Human Rights)
    M.A. (Public Administration)
    M.A. (Political Science)
    M.Phil. (Political Science, Public Administration, Human Rights)

  10. Department of Sociology
    B.A. (Hons.)
    M.A. (Sociology)
    M. Phil

  11. Department of Social Work
    Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
    Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Faculty of Science

  1. Department of Chemistry
    B.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry)
    B.Sc. (Chemistry)
    M.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry)
    M.Sc. (Chemistry)
    Ph.D. (Specializations: 1. Analytical Chemistry 2. Inorganic Chemistry 3. Organic Chemistry 4. Physical Chemistry)

  2. Department of Computer Science
    B.Sc(Hons.) Computer Applications (BCA)
    Master of Computer Science and Applications (MCA)
    P.G Diploma in Electronics Data Processing & Machine Operation (PGEDP)
    P.G Diploma in Computer Programming (PGDCP)

  3. Department of Geography
    B. A. and B. Sc.
    M. A. and M. Sc.
    M. Phil.

  4. Department of Geology
    PG Diploma in Gem Testing & Jewellery Designing [in Collaboration with Centre of Professional Courses]
    B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology
    P.G. Diploma in Hydrogeology
    M.Sc. (Applied Geology)
    M. Phil in Geology
    Ph. D. in Geology

  5. Department of Mathematics
    B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics
    M.Sc. Mathematics

  6. Department of Physics
    B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics
    M.Sc. (Physics)

  7. Department of Statistics and Operations Research
    B.Sc.(Honours) Statistics
    M.Sc. (Operations Research)
    M.Sc. (Statistics)
    M.Phil (Operations Research)
    M.Phil. (Statistics)
    Ph.D. (Statistics)
    Ph.D. (Operations Research)

  8. Department of Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing & GIS Applications
    M.Sc in Remote Sensing & GIS Applications
  • Faculty of Unani Medicine

This faculty has the following 12 departments:

  1. Amraz e Jild Wa Zohrawia (Unani Dermatology & Venerology)
    Bachelor in Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS)

  2. Amraz-e-Niswan-Wa-Aftal

  3. Ilaj bit Tadbeer

  4. Ilmul Advia (Unani Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

  5. Ilmul Amraz

  6. Jarahat
    Mahir-e-Jarahat (Master of Surgery)

  7. Kulliyat

  8. Moalijat

  9. Saidla

  10. Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib (Preventive and Social Medicine)

  11. Tashreehul Badan

  12. Tashreeh wa Munafe ul Aza
  • Faculty of Law

Department of Law
B.A LL.B (integrated 5 yr program)
PG Diploma in Company Law, Banking & Insurance
PG Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science
PG Diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Relations

  • Faculty of International Studies

  1. Department of West Asian Studies and North African Studies
    Part - Time Diploma in West Asian Studies
    M.A West Asian Studies
    P.G. Diploma In Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies

  2. Department of Chinese Studies
  3. Department of South Asia and Indian Ocean Region Studies
  4. Department of Asia-Pacific Studies
  5. Department of American & European Studies
  6. Department of Strategic & Security Studies
  7. Department of Foreign Languages
  8. Department of South African & Brazilian Studies


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