Where is Aligarh University

Aligarh Muslim University

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was founded by Indian Muslims in 1875. It is located in the city of Aligarh in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh about 130 kilometers southeast of Delhi. Established on the model of the English universities of Oxford and Cambridge, it was one of the first institutions of higher education in British India. Its founder was the great Muslim reformer Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan, who first gave it its name Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College gave. The college was originally affiliated with the University of Calcutta, after 1885 with the University of Allahabad.

At the turn of the 20th century, the college was affiliated with a law academy. At the same time, efforts began to develop it into an independent university. In 1907 there was also a girls' school. The conversion to a full university and the renaming to Muslim University did not happen until 1920. In 1927 the university received a school for the blind, in 1928 a medical faculty and in 1930 also a mechanical engineering faculty.

Today the university has twelve faculties:

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  • Agronomy
  • Business administration
  • trade
  • Engineering and technology
  • art
  • medicine
  • Natural sciences
  • Philosophical Faculty
  • Jurisprudence
  • Social science
  • theology
  • Unani medicine

Currently, Muslim University has about 30,000 students and more than 2000 faculty members with over 80 branches of study. There are also students from Africa, West and Southeast Asia. Some courses are reserved for students from Commonwealth and the Southeast Asian Economic Community (SAARC).


  • In 1952, the German ophthalmologist and tropical medicine specialist Alfred Leber, previously a professor at the University of Göttingen, was appointed director of ophthalmology and dean.


  • Prof. Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman President of the Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine & Sciences, Aligarh (India) looks back on a 40-year academic career. He made vital contributions to Unani medicine and is now an authority in the field. Hakim S. Zillur is one of the few doctors who made Unani medicine known worldwide. Author of over 200 publications and 25 books and organizer of international conferences. He has received various academic and national awards. Awards: such as the Urdu Academy Award, Government of UP, Lucknow, as well as various international awards such as the Certification for research work in Unani Medicine awarded by Ajmal Tibbia College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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