Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh is one of the leading universities in India, is an academic institution of transnational repute. Also known as AMU Aligarh, it is a leading educational institution in India, drawing students from a number of countries, especially in Africa, West Asia and South East Asia. Modelled on the University of Cambridge, it holds the distinction of being one of the first institutions of higher learning set up during the British Raj.
AMU was set up by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in 1875. It was granted the status of Central University in 1920 by an Act of Indian Parliament. AMU was among the few higher educational centres which came into being during the British occupation. Sir Khan, a great social reformer, originally founded it as Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875.The college gradually grew, and acquired the status of the university in 1920.
The university holds the recognition of producing several prominent Muslim leaders, and Urdu scholars of the subcontinent. In some courses, a section of seats are earmarked for students from SAARC and Commonwealth countries. The University is currently making efforts to set up five regional centres in the country which are Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Pune (Maharashtra), Murshidabad (West Bengal), Malappuram (Kerala) and Katihar (Bihar).
Campus of AMU :-
The University has a campus spread over 467.6 hectares of land. Wired Internet Services are being offered by the Computer Centre to the AMU community since 2004 through optical fibre based campus-wide network.