Noida: On October 17, AMU or Aligarh Muslim University celebrated the birth anniversary of its founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan as Sir Syed Day.
Dr S Y Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India was the chief guest on the 201st birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan at the University’s Athletics Ground and had given the commemoration speech.
He quoted, “Sir Syed has introduced English education and scientific temper among Indians and that has given us recognition as world citizens. His message was not at all intended as anti-Islam and this is the reason of his admiration by both non-Muslims and Muslims.”
Stating the role of Sir Syed as highly significant, he quoted that without a shadow of doubt Sir Syed had attained an impossible goal in lesser time. Not only in the field of education, he had made his contributions to other platform also and exhibited his eminent personality. Sir Syed was the secularist from within and has also undertaken various social reforms.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor quoted that Sir Syed has devoted his whole life for the betterment of society in terms of education, secularity etc and thus transformed the fate of the nation.
Prof Mansoor indicated that the major interest of Sir Syed’s life was to deliver education to the society and form a scientific temperament among the Indians.
The Vice Chancellor further stated that the AMU is witnessing affirmative changes and developments and this is possible because of the cumulative cooperation by all the concerned.
He also added that Times Higher Education has considered AMU as the fifth best Indian University. On the other side, NIRF or National Institute Ranking Framework has given AMU the 10th ranking among the Indian universities.
The professor also quoted that AMU is one of the five central universities that has been given graded autonomy.
He further said that AMU has commenced new programmes like B Voc (Hons), Masters in Architecture and M Voc. He also added that we are about to begin a MBA course in Hospital Management.
He added that the University has also enhanced the number of courses pertaining to the distance learning mode including a Bachelor in Computer Sciences.