The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has chosen the historic city of Khuldabad near Aurangabad for its sub centre in Maharashtra. "The Aligarh Muslim University has informed the Government of Maharashtra that the Khuldabad site, comprising 332 acres of land, is best suitable to establish the AMU centre," said a press statement issued by the AMU.
The AMU, one of the premier central universities in the country, has centres in Murshidabad in West Bengal and Mallapuram in Kerala. A delegation of the AMU, led by vice-chancellor PK Abdul Aziz, had visited visited Khuldabad and Malegaon on October 26 to evaluate if the two sites have the required infrastructure and facilities.
AMU vice chancellor, Professor PK Abdul Aziz, in a letter to the state government, said the availability of power and water and the logistic facilities among other things were reasons why Khuldabad was chosen.
In his letter, the VC also requested the state to hand over the land to AMU and create the requisite infrastructure to set up the university.
The state government said it has received the letter. "We have received the letter and the government will work to expedite land allotment to the AMU," minister of state for minority affairs Fauzia Khan said.