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The university grew out of the work of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the great Muslim reformer and statesman, who in the aftermath of the Indian War of Independence of 1857 felt that it was important for Muslims to gain education and become involved in the public life and government services in India. Raja Jai Kishan helped Sir Syed in establishing the university

The British decision to replace the use of Persian in 1842 for government employment and as the language of Courts of Law caused deep anxiety among Muslims of the sub-continent. Sir Syed saw a need for Muslims to acquire proficiency in the English language and Western sciences if the community were to maintain its social and political clout, particularly in Northern India. He began to prepare foundation for the formation of a Muslim University by starting schools at Moradabad (1858) and Ghazipur (1863).His purpose for the establishment of the Scientific Society in 1864, in Aligarh was to translate Western works into Indian languages as a prelude to prepare the community to accept Western education and to inculcate scientific temperament among the Muslims. The intense desire to ameliorate the social conditions of Indian Muslims led Sir Syed to publish the periodical, ‘Tehzibul Akhlaq’ in 1870.

In 1877, Sir Syed founded the Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College in Aligarh and patterned the college after Oxford and Cambridge universities that he had visited on a trip to England. His objective was to build a college in tune with the British education system but without compromising its Islamic values. Sir Syed’s son, Syed Mahmood, who was an alumnus of Cambridge prepared a proposal for an independent university to the ‘Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College Fund Committee’ upon his return from England in 1872. This proposal was adopted and subsequently modified. Syed Mahmood continued to work along with his father in founding the college.

It is the dream of every scholar, every student to be a product of this almamater, and why shouldn’t it be? After all the foundation was laid by the great Sir Syed Ahmad Khan himself! Situated in the small state of Uttar Pradesh, this university is one of the most prestigious and reputed universities of world. With thousands of national and international students enrolled in this varsity, it has become an epicenter of higher education.

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Agri. Eco. & Business Mgmt. Jarahat Saidla
Agricultural Microbiology Kulliyat Sanskrit
Amraz e Jild wa Zohrawia Law Shia Theology
Amraz e Niswan wa Atfal Library & Info. Sc. Social Work
Anatomy Linguistics Sociology
Anesthesiology Mass Communication South African and Brazilian Studies
Applied Chemistry Mathematics South Asia and Indian Ocean Region Studies
Applied Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Statistics & Operations Research
Applied Physics Medicine Strategic & Security Studies
Arabic Microbiology Sunni Theology
Architecture Moalijat Surgery
American & European Studies Modern Indian Languages Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib
Asia-Pacific Studies Museology. Tashreehul Badan
Biochemistry (Life Sciences) Neuro Surgery Tashreeh wa Munafe ul Aza
Biochemistry (JNMC) Obstetrics & Gynecology TB & Respiratory Diseases
Botany Opthalmology Urdu
Business Administration Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine & Radiology West Asian Studies and North African Studies
Cardiothoracic Surgery Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Wildlife Sciences
Chemical Engineering Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Dental Anatomy Zoology
Chemistry Orthopaedic Surgery
Chinese Studies Paediatrics
Civil Engineering Paediatric Surgery
Commerce Periodontics and Community dentistry
Community Medicine Pathology
Computer Engineering Paediatrics & Preventive Dentistry
Computer Science Persian
Conservative dentistry & Endodontics Petroleum Studies
Dermatology Pharmacology
Economics Philosophy
Education Physical Education
Electrical Engineering Physics
Electronics Engineering Physiology
English Plant Protection
ENT Plastic Surgery
Fine Arts Political Science
Foreign Languages Post Harvest Engg. & Tech.
Forensic Medicine Prosthodontics and Dental Material
Geography Psychiatry
Geology Psychology
Hindi Radio Diagnosis
History Radio Therapy
Home Science
Islamic Studies
Ilaj bit Tadbeer
Ilmul Advia
Ilmul Amraz
Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications








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