The Aligarh Muslim University moved one more step closer to set up a special centre at Malappuram. The Kerala Government has transferred 122 acres of land at a public meeting held at Mini-Civil Station, Perinthalmanna.
Addressing the gathering, Kerala minister for local self government and rural development affairs, Mr Paloli Mohamed Kutty made a firm commitment to hand over the remaining 270 acres of the land to AMU by the end of May 2010.
AMU Centre will enable Malappuram district will move forward in the sphere of education, he said.
Kerala education and cultural affairs minister MA Baby handed over the land documents along with the map of the site to the AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. PK Abdul Azis. The minister said the arrival of AMU would expand education opportunities further with studies ranging from nursery to university levels.
Prof. PK Abdul Azis thanked the government and people of Kerala and said the special centre will carry forward the great legacy and standards in education.
The Union Minister of State for Railways Mr E Ahmad said the centre was one of the examples of the efforts of the government to spread education among the Muslims. The government has taken serious note of the educational deficiency among the minorities and was taking steps to expand facilities, he said.
AMU would be setting up five centres in different parts of the country, including Malappuram district.