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Response - Part I 1990-94

AMU elegance and ethos at peril

Afzal Usmani

Janab Syed Naseem Sahab,


First of all we are thankful for a brief over view of AMU campus for last 20 years. Interestingly this is the period when either I was in the campus or have been associated with it very closely.

AMU elegance and ethos at peril

Syed M. Naseem*

The atmosphere at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been vitiated over the last several months by controversies on the issue of the Vice-Chancellor's use or abuse of power and gross disruptive behavior by few students who possibly are motivated by Aligarh mafia (a nexus of students, staff, and goons of Aligarh). Clashes, abusing, fighting, dharnas, strikes etc has become a common affair at AMU these days. University has become a political field, for irresponsible students, pathetic retired teachers, and spent politicians of regional political parties. Persistent interference of student leaders in AMU management should be blamed for deteriorating law and order situation and conditions at AMU. A real power struggle is on the move and is on horizon.


Prof. Ahsan Jan Qaisar

Obituary of a Renowned Historian

Mohammad Sajjad*


Syed Ross Masud

Pursuit of Excellence in Higher Education

Naved Masood*

Dear all,

Very recently most of the Aligarh Alumni Associations across the globe had received the following letter from AMU Aligarh Registrar regarding election of 25-members of AMU Court under AMU Alumni category. Under 1981 amendment AMU Court had a provision of representation of AMU Alumni and 25 seats were allocated to AMU Alumni. Since 1981, no election was held for this 25 seats of AMU Court.

I would like to request the Alumni Associations across the globe to follow the procedure so that this election can happen and AMU Alumni representation can be seen in AMU Court.

Afzal Usmani
Austin TX


Dear All,
As we all know that MAO College transformed to Aligarh Muslim University in 1920.
To realize this transformation, a fund raising drive took place at All India level under the Chairmanship of Sir Sultan Shah Agha Khan. Here is a receipt of donation to the fund by Qazi Mian Mohammad Amjad Sahab of Shahpur (now District Sargodha - Pakistan).


Kamran Kazmi sb

Syed Kamran Kazmi

Naved Masood*

Closer Look: Aligarh Movement

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

There are three myths about the Aligarh movement: it was simply a movement for education, Aligarh Muslim University IS the movement, and that the movement is long dead. Syed Ahmed Khan’s concerns, visions, and efforts for the Indian Muslims came to be later known as the Aligarh Movement but it was not simply a movement to make Muslims learn Western education or even the establishment of a university. It was a movement to give mission to a community that seemed to have lost its bearing in the fast-changing world, to prepare them for new challenges, and give them new tools to connect back to their religion and history. Incredibly, Muslims of India still face these issues and the need for Aligarh movement is still alive.

justice s saghir ahmad

Justice Saiyed Saghir Ahmed – A Tribute

Naved Masood*

Nawab Chattari

Nawab Hafiz Sir Ahmad Said Khan - Nawab Chattari

Naved Masood*

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Sir Syed Bi-Centenary


Hamiduddin Farahi


Masarrat Ali