Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicAligarh Muslim University

Topic: Aligarh Muslim University

‘Modern institution or madrassa’ – Sir Syed’s fight for Aligarh Muslim University

In 'Aligarh Muslim University', Mohammed Wajihuddin writes about the role of the institution in the ‘making of the modern Indian Muslim’.

As PM Modi visits Aligarh to lay foundation of a university, BJP has a message for Jats

PM Modi is visiting Aligarh on 14 September for the foundation-laying ceremony of a state university named after Jat Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.

‘No exams please’: DU, JNU, AMU students want finals waived, cite Covid trauma & syllabus woes

Spate of Covid deaths & infections, disparity in online access to course material, disadvantage for specially-abled students — these are among the concerns raised by students.

Covid a hoax, vaccine will kill us, say Aligarh residents who’ve ‘sworn’ against taking shot

In Aligarh, be it Hindus or Muslims, the young or old, most don't want to get vaccinated against Covid. They claim 99% people die because of it.

At AMU, 16 of the 18 professors who died of Covid had not taken even first dose of vaccine

AMU administration blames the deaths on vaccine hesitancy, besides comorbidities and self-medication. Many non-teaching faculty members and retired professors have died too.

After spate of deaths of professors, Aligarh is on the edge over ‘AMU strain’ of coronavirus

From April 2020 to April 2021, Aligarh had reported 11,500 confirmed Covid-19 cases. There have been over 7,000 in the days since, taking the total to 18,629 as of 9 May. 

Missing AMU student Ashraf Ali found in Delhi, family says he’s suffering from depression

AMU students held protests on campus, likening Ashraf Ali's disappearance to JNU's Najeeb Ahmed. Ali, who went missing on 23 February, was found in Delhi's Jamia Nagar area Wednesday.

School dropout rate among Muslim girls reduced, govt focusing on their education — Modi at AMU

Speaking at the centenary celebrations of AMU, PM Narendra Modi said his govt has been ensuring that all schemes reach every citizen without discrimination.

Modi is reaching out. AMU has a chance to take Muslims away from path of confrontation

Despite its characteristic boast, Aligarh could not chart a path for modernity and progress of Indian Muslims after Independence. PM Modi's centenary address is an opportunity.

Forensic report ruling out rape in Hathras unreliable, say doctors at AMU where woman was treated

Based on Agra FSL report, UP Police claimed the Dalit woman wasn’t raped. But doctors at AMU’s JNMCH say samples were too old according to govt guidelines.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.