Aligarh Muslim University: News

Aligarh Muslim University was established as Madrasatul Uloom Musalmanan-e-Hind in 1875 and was later made a central university in 1920. It is accredited by NAAC in 'A' grade having 13 Faculties. Spread over 467.6 hectares and with over 300 courses to offer, this renowned university is located in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

23 Apr 2024

Droupadi Murmu

AMU appoints Naima Khatoon Gulrez as its first female vice-chancellor

In a landmark decision, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has appointed Naima Khatoon Gulrez as its first female vice-chancellor.

31 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh: 24-year-old stabs parents to death as siblings watch

A 24-year-old student of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stabbing his parents to death at their rented house, reported Times of India.

26 Feb 2023

Hansal Mehta

Hansal Mehta celebrates 7 years of tragedy-drama film 'Aligarh'

There have been several movies in which actors Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao have portrayed unique characters, but the movie Aligarh was one that struck a chord with the audience.

29 Jan 2023


Call me Hindu, it's not religious: Kerala Governor Arif Khan

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Saturday said the term "Hindu" should be used to refer to anyone born in India and living in the country, adding it is not a religious term.

14 Jun 2022

Rajkummar Rao

Pride Month special: Revisiting Hansal Mehta's brilliant LGBTQ+ drama 'Aligarh'

Manoj Bajpayee-Rajkummar Rao starrer Aligarh (2015) is a landmark film in the Indian LGBTQ+ landscape.

22 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

PM Modi attends AMU's centenary celebrations, calls university 'mini India'

In his speech during the centenary celebrations of the Aligarh Muslim University, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called the varsity a mini India.

18 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

AMU: Students oppose invitation extended to Modi as Chief Guest

The Aligarh Muslim University has turned 100 years old and to mark the occasion, an invitation was sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who accepted it. This development, however, has sparked a tug of war between teachers and students.

01 Mar 2020


Threat to Kafeel Khan's life: Wife in letter to HC

Shabista Khan, the wife of Dr. Kafeel Khan, has written to the Chief Justice of the Uttar Pradesh High Court, seeking security for her husband.

14 Feb 2020


Four days after getting bail, Kafeel Khan charged under NSA

Pediatrician Dr. Kafeel Khan, who was recently arrested and granted bail for allegedly making a provocative speech, has now been charged under the National Security Act (NSA).

11 Feb 2020

Kafeel Khan

Arrested for provocative speech, Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan gets bail

An Aligarh district court on Monday granted bail to Dr. Kafeel Khan, two weeks after his arrest for allegedly making a provocative speech at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

30 Jan 2020


Dr. Kafeel Khan arrested in Mumbai over 'inflammatory' AMU speech

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) arrested Dr. Kafeel Khan from the Mumbai airport Wednesday night.

28 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

JNU's Sharjeel Imam, who called for cutting off Assam, arrested

Sharjeel Imam, a student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who gave an inflammatory speech demanding to cut off Northeast from India was on Tuesday arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad, said reports.

27 Jan 2020


After 'cut off Assam' remark, JNU's Sharjeel Imam still absconding

A manhunt of sorts has been launched to nab Sharjeel Imam, a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who gave an inflammatory speech at Aligarh Muslim University on January 16.

Jamia violence: 400 students, studying in Harvard, Yale condemn it

The violence unleashed on the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University by the cops has been called out by one and all.

15 Jun 2019


Five women who beat all odds to crack UPSC CSE

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the UPSC every year is one of the most challenging competitive exams.

28 May 2019

Bahujan Samaj Party

BSP leader tried to leak MBA paper for girlfriend, arrested

People are known to do crazy things for love. And BSP leader Feroz Alam alias Raja took it a step further by committing an illegal act.

28 Apr 2019


Five women who beat all odds to crack UPSC CSE

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the UPSC every year is one of the most challenging competitive exams.

22 Mar 2019


Five women who beat all odds to crack UPSC CSE

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the UPSC every year is one of the most challenging competitive exams.

15 Feb 2019


#PulwamaAttack: AMU student booked for tweeting, 'How's the Jaish'

An FIR has been registered against a student of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for his tweet supporting terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) while the nation mourned for the 40 CRPF jawans who were martyred in the attack in Pulwama.

08 Feb 2019

Yogi Adityanath

BJP's youth-wing demands land to construct temple on AMU campus

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), BJP's youth wing, has demanded land to construct a temple on the AMU campus, saying Hindu students were facing problems in performing prayers.

20 Dec 2018


AMU students protest civilian killings in Kashmir, hold candlelight march

Students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) held a candlelight peace march yesterday evening to protest the recent killing of seven civilians in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Kashmiri students defer decision to leave AMU en masse

Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have deferred their decision to surrender their degrees and leave the campus today following revocation of the suspension order of two students by AMU.

14 Oct 2018


Ex-VP Hamid Ansari raises questions about 2002 Gujarat Riots

While releasing a book written by Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah, the man who had led the army response during the 2002 Gujarat riots, former Vice President Dr. Hamid Ansari raised questions about the civil administration and the police's failure to control the situation.

11 Oct 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Manan Wani among two Hizbul terrorists killed in encounter

Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including Manan Bashir Wani, were killed today during an encounter with security forces at Handwara in the frontier district of North Kashmir.

27 Sep 2018


Record 49 Indian universities among the world's best; IISc tops

According to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019, published Wednesday, India saw a record 49 universities being chosen among the world's best.

06 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

AMU yet to take decision on removal of Jinnah's portrait

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh is yet to take a decision on removing a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah from the office of its students' union, an issue that had triggered a controversy in May.

AMU gets notice over not providing reservation benefits to SC/STs

The Uttar Pradesh Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Commission today said the Aligarh Muslim University is not a minority institution and issued notice asking to explain why it does not give reservation to the SC/ST communities.

23 May 2018


Study: Indian college students check smartphones 150 times daily

The findings of a recent study has generated more proof about young Indians' addiction to their smartphones.

14 May 2018

Pakistan News

To end two-week campus logjam, AMU students meet district officials

In a bid to end the two-week-long logjam on campus, the leaders of Aligarh Muslim University Students Union (AMUSU) held a meeting with senior district officials today.

14 May 2018

Shiv Sena

Raut: Why hasn't Hindutva government given Bharat Ratna to Savarkar?

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut demanded Bharat Ratna for Hindu leader Veer Savarkar, in his weekly column Rokthok of the party's mouthpiece magazine 'Saamana'.

09 May 2018

Pakistan News

Jinnah's portrait should be removed from AMU: BJP leader Kalraj

Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra today said that the portrait of Mohammed Ali Jinnah should be removed from the Aligarh Muslim University as the Pakistan founder symbolizes Partition of India.

05 May 2018


Jinnah-portrait in AMU: What Muslim groups are saying on controversy

Wading into the controversy over 138-year-old Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim University, All-India Muslim Mahasangh on Friday announced a reward of Rs. 1 lakh for taking the picture down.

04 May 2018

Samajwadi Party

Jinnah-portrait row: Internet services suspended, Section 144 imposed in Aligarh

The Aligarh Administration announced, on Friday, that internet services will remain suspended from 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM Saturday, in the wake of protests over Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim University.

03 May 2018

Yogi Adityanath

AMU row: Yogi Adityanath says 'No question of glorifying Jinnah'

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waded into the ongoing Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait row in Aligarh Muslim University and said there was no question of glorifying the first Pakistani Prime Minister.

03 May 2018

Mehbooba Mufti

At least 45 Kashmiri youths joined militancy this year

At least 45 youths from the Kashmir Valley, including an MBA and a Ph.D. scholar, have joined militancy this year till mid-April, according to officials, as the unusual surge in numbers takes the security establishment by surprise.

03 May 2018


Jinnah portrait row at AMU: Police allegedly cane students

Many students of Aligarh Muslim University staged a protest after police allegedly caned them for marching to lodge a complaint against Hindu group that sought removal of Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait from the varsity's campus.

01 May 2018

Mahatma Gandhi

BJP MP questions Jinnah's portrait at Aligarh Muslim University

A BJP MP has asked Aligarh Muslim University to explain why it displays a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, triggering a row days after a student sought permission to hold an RSS Shakha on its premises.

25 Apr 2018

Hizbul Mujahideen

AMU alumnus pic with Hizbul Mujahideen operatives surfaces on social-media

A new photo of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) PhD scholar Mannan Wani, who was in the news a few months back for joining terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, has surfaced on social media.

24 Apr 2018

1984 Anti Sikh Riots

'Congress has blood on its hands': Khurshid's statement sparks row

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said, on Monday, that Congress had Muslim-blood on its hands.

31 Mar 2018

Railway Police

Aligarh: 2 Patients tied to hospital-bed in absence of safeguards

In a rather shocking revelation, two patients were found tied to the hospital beds in AMU's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College's emergency ward.

25 Mar 2018


UP: Former AMU students held for heinous crimes around campus

Eight members of a gang, including three former students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) allegedly involved in crimes in and around the campus, have been arrested, police said on Sunday.

21 Mar 2018


62 higher-education institutions get autonomy: What does it mean?

In a first, the University Grants Commission (UGC) awarded full autonomy to as many as 62 institutions of higher education.

08 Jan 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Award-winning AMU PhD scholar joins Hizbul Mujahideen

Mannan Bashir Wani, an award-winning PhD scholar at the Aligarh Muslim University, has reportedly joined Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit; he went missing last week.

BHU MA exams test students on GST, Padmavati and BJP

The Banaras Hindu University's (BHU) ongoing MA examinations have ruffled a few feathers. Many have criticized the questions set in papers like political science and history as ones with a "definite agenda".

19 Nov 2017


Abolish sex-based segregation, remove 'nepotism': UCG panel's recommendation for AMU

The recommendations of a UGC-appointed panel regarding changes needed in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have been made public: among its many suggestions are abolishing separate colleges for males and females, removing "nepotistic" quotas and changing the way its VC is appointed.

19 Nov 2017


AMU prof's wife alleges 'triple talaq', but no law available

Months after the SC banned triple talaq, an AMU professor's wife has accused him of divorcing her through WhatsApp and harassing her for dowry, among others.

AMU, BHU might lose 'Hindu', 'Muslim' from names

If a UGC panel's recommendations are accepted, the reputed Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will lose religions from their names.

24 Jul 2017

Delhi University

College students to now receive 'free Wi-Fi', courtesy Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is everywhere. After bombarding with free feature phones, Reliance Jio is all set to offer free Wi-Fi to around three crore college students across the country.

21 May 2017


Sabarmati blast- Former AMU scholar cleared of all charges

On May 20, former Aligarh Muslim University scholar Gulzar Ahmed Wani, suspected Hizbul Mujahideen operative, was acquitted of all charges in the 2000 Sabarmati Express blast case.

26 Apr 2017


Outraged, SC grants future bail for terror accused

Outraged at the slow pace of legal proceedings against alleged terrorist Gulzar Ahmed Wani, the Supreme Court stated that if the prosecution does not complete formalities by October 31, Wani would be released on bail on November 1.