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
formally handover land for AMU sub centre Dec 30
he District Magistrate of Kishanganj in Bihar on December 30 has
arranged a special ceremony to formally handover the land for the
establishment of AMU centre in the state. AMU VC is visiting Kishanganj to
attend the official
Aligarh: Amidst a wave
of enthusiasm, a new chapter of modern education was initiated 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
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
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
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
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
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.