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Tamil Nadu Wakf Board plans to set up AMU branch in state

Tamil Nadu Wakf Board, today said it is planning to set up a branch of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in the state. "The Board has already written to the Centre to provide 250 acre of land in Tiruchirappalli for the AMU branch...We are expecting that the Centre will give its nod for the Rs 500 crore project," Wakf Board Chairman Kavikko Abdul Rahman said.

india Updated: Jun 21, 2010 16:01 IST

Tamil Nadu Wakf Board, on Monday, said it is planning to set up a branch of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in the state.

"The Board has already written to the Centre to provide 250 acre of land in Tiruchirappalli for the AMU branch...We are expecting that the Centre will give its nod for the Rs 500 crore project," Wakf Board Chairman Kavikko Abdul Rahman told reporters in Chennai.

"The Board also planned to set up an exclusive media college and Islamic cultural centre in Chennai...The high-tech cultural centre would have a digital library, huge conference hall and a research centre among others," he said.

Plans are also afoot to set up a medical college and an International Islamic University for women in Tamil Nadu, Rahman said.

The board is currently seeking financial support from Arab nations to set up the Islamic University, which would come up in Karaikudi in Sivaganga district, he said.

All the projects are likely to be completed within five years, Rahman said.