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Bihar Govt formally handover land for AMU Kishanganj

Friday December 30, 2011 08:14:31 PM, Special Correspondent

AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis and other members of the AMU team attend the land transfer ceremony at Kishanganj on December 30, 2011

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Aligarh: Amidst a wave of enthusiasm, a new chapter of modern education was initiated today in Kishanganj district of Bihar with the transfer of 224.02 acres of land to Aligarh Muslim University by the Government of Bihar for establishing AMU Kishanganj Centre.


The Transfer of documents along with the certificate for delivery of possession was initiated by Revenue and Land Reforms Department, Government of Bihar.


The Principal Secretary, Human Resource Department, Government of Bihar was the authority to undertake the delivery of possession and Sandeep Kumar R. Pudakalkatti, District Magistrate and Collector, Kishanganj, Bihar had delivered the possession as per the authorization of Bihar government.

The land falls under the Kishanganj circle, Mauza Chakla, Khata no. 384 and Mauza Govindpur, Khata No. 40, together totalling 224.02 acres.


The land has been transferred over to the Registrar, Aligarh Muslim University by the District Magistrate and Collector of Kishanganj district free from any encumbrances for setting up a Centre of the Aligarh Muslim University.

Minister Brijendra Prasad Yadav during the ceremony assured that all possible support in providing the necessary infrastructure required including the construction of a 30 meter wide road, 30 KV electricity substation dedicated to AMU Centre as well as water to the campus will be provided and also build the fencing to make the land encumbrance-free.

Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis, Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University assured that AMU Kishanganj matter will be put on fast track and within a couple of days a consultant will be appointed with instruction to submit DFR and DPR in a month’s time so that the University can submit a suitable proposal for funding of the project and getting approval of the Visitor under Section 12(2) of the AMU Act 1981.


In the meantime, the matter will be brought before the Academic Council, Executive Council and University Court for getting necessary amendments.


He said that the project for the Kishanganj centre will be prepared similar to that of the AMU Malappuram Centre and Murshidabad Centre in terms of facilities and long-term plans and the AMU Kishanganj Centre will be a state-of-the-art centre of higher education with world class facilities and technological support.

The Vice Chancellor also assured that if the State government provides temporary accommodation, the University hopes to launch some of its programme in the next academic session instead.

The visiting AMU team also inspected the land along with the District Revenue Officer.


AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis observed that the before the fencing of the land, all temporary settlements should be shifted but all humanitarian principles should be taken into consideration during the evacuation.


Prof. Azis said that if necessary, a 2-3 acres may be parted from the land given to AMU in order to resolve the temporary settlement issue in an amicable way. The district officials said that the land transfer has been made after the decision of the state cabinet.

Prof. Azis expressed gratitude to the people who organized a movement for the identification and transfer of land for the AMU Kishanganj Centre and congratulated them that their dream had finally come true.

Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi, Member of Parliament from Kishanganj, who was also present in the meeting, expressed satisfaction that with the help of the State government and Central government and because of the initiative taken by AMU Vice Chancellor, his dream of bringing a modern education centre to Kishanganj has come true. He hoped that in the near and distant future it is going to change the fate and face of this underdeveloped region of the country.

Akhtarul Iman, MLA, who played an active role in the identification of the land, and a number of distinguished people of the area were also present in the programme.







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