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AMU gets cash push to branch out

The Aligarh Muslim University is all set to step out of its birthplace. The university might come up with centers in Kerala and West Bengal in a year’s time. Thanks to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s budgetary grant of Rs 25 crore each for two of its proposed five countrywide campuses, reports Zia Haq.

business Updated: Jul 08, 2009 00:54 IST
Zia Haq

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is all set to step out of its birthplace.



The university might come up with centers in Kerala and West Bengal in a year’s time. Thanks to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s budgetary grant of Rs 25 crore each for two of its proposed five countrywide campuses.



“It’s a historic step. The seed money is a giant leap for our quest to spread AMU’s distinct model that blends schooling and university education with continuity,” the university’s vice-chancellor PK Abdul Azis told HT.



The Kerala and West Bengal governments have already identified 400 acres and 300 acres in Mallapuram and Murshidabad respectively for the campuses.



Acting on the Sachar report, the AMU had mooted the proposal for five outstation campuses in 2007.

Muslim educator and jurist Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan set up the university in 1875.