The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Aligarh Muslim
University (AMU) off campus centre at Murshidbabd in West Bengal
would be held on November 20, 2010, AMU officials announced during
the Sir Syed Day function held in Kolkata October 30.
The function was organised by the
members of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association,
Kolkata at Hotel Hindustan International at 235,AJC Bose Road,
Kolkata to commemorate the 193rd Birth Anniversary of its founder
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. It was attended by West Bengal Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Prof P.K.Abul Azis, Vice Chancellor of
the Aligarh Muslim University was the Guest of honour.
Other speakers on the Occasion were
Moinul Hassan (Member of Parliament), Maulana Md Wali Rahmani
(Secretary AIMPLB, Chairman, Rehmani Foundation) Mohammad Salim, (Chairman,WBMFDC,Ex
Member of Parliament) & Prof Swapan Kumar Pramanick
(Vice-Chancellor of Vidya Sagar University).
On the occasion more than five
hundred Alumni of Aligarh Muslim University were also present.
Regarding the AMU campus at Murshidabad, the Chief Minster gave
all the credits to AMU Vice Chancellor Prof Azis and assured that
the entire infrastructure needed for the development of the AMU
campus will be provided by him.
He ensured that he will particularly
look into the matter related to the development of roads from
national highway to the university campus.
Regarding the poor supply of
electricity at Murshidabad, the Chief Minister told the AMU old
boys that he will see to it that there remains an uninterrupted
power supply in AMU campus at Murshidabad.
He also said that the fencing to the
land will be done very soon.
AMOUBA General Secretary Waquar Ahmad Khan in his welcome speech
paid his gratitude to the guests and gave assurance to the Vice
Chancellor for all the help and co-operation from AMU Old Boys’
Association for the establishment of the campus at Murshidabad.
He also requested the students who
are agitating in Aligarh not to become a puppet in the hands of
the people who have their vested interest.
Maulana Wali Rehmani stressed on Muslim education and their
He said that Chief Minister is to be
praised that in spite of all the difficulties for acquiring land
he managed to hand it over to AMU and the university campus is
going to function soon.
AMU Vice – Chancellor and other members of Aligarh Muslim
University gave their hearty thanks to the Chief Minister,
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for his overall co-operation and
assistance and requested him for his co-operation in future too.
Azis informed that the new academic
session 2010-11 for Murshidabad and Malappuram will start and the
admission will be made as per the university procedure. This has
been advertised in all the leading newspapers of India.
Students who wish to take the
admission are advised to visit the university web site i.e
The Murshidabad campus will start functioning from the temporary
building which is taken on rent by the state government.
Azis also requested the old boys of
AMU, the people of West Bengal and all the media and general
public in mass to attend the foundation laying stone ceremony at
Murshidabad on 20th November 2010. The foundation stone will be
laid by Human Resource Minister Kapil Sibbal.
Other dignitaries attending the
function will be Finance Minister Paranab Mukherjee, Chief
Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and other important personalities
from education and public life.