In an important development for the establishment of AMU off
campus centre in Malegaon, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has
decided to send a team to inspect the land identified for the
purpose. The decision followed Nashik MP Samir
Bhujbal's assurance given to the VC extending all support to the proposed centre.
"Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
Vice Chancellor office has confirmed that the university
administration has agreed to send a team of experts to inspect the
300 acres of land near Malegaon identified for the establishment
of AMU off-campus centre", Aleem Faizee, Chairman of Noble
Education & Welfare Society said while talking to ummid.com.
"The Vice Chancellor will be calling a meeting within a week and
will decide on the final schedule of the visit", he added.
Earlier, Nashik MP Samir Bhujbal had
written a letter to the Vice Chancellor Prof PK Abdul Azis
assuring him of all the needed support for the proposed centre.
"We, along with the Nashik district
Collector P Velrasu, had a meeting with Mr Bhujbal on September
10, last Saturday in Nashik to discuss the progress of this
project. Consequently, Mr Bhujbal wrote a letter to the Vice
Chancellor on the same day and extended all the needed support for the proposed
centre", said Aleem Faizee.
"Mr Bhujbal in his letter also
promised the Vice Chancellor to look into other issues if any and
requested him to send his team for inspection so that the project
takes a shape without further delay", he added.
Responding to the AMU VC's request
to the Maharashtra government to provide land for the
establishment of the AMU off campus centre in the state, Nashik
district administration in association with Noble Education &
Welfare Society (NEWS) of Malegaon, had submitted to the
government on January 24, 2011 the details of the land near
Malegaon identified for the purpose. Consequently, the concerned
department of the state government in the month of April forwarded
these documents to the AMU VC for his decision.
The establishment of AMU off campus
centre in Malegaon will be the third in the country. The other two centers are Murshidabad in West Bengal and Malappuram in Kerala.
Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, the other
two states in the list of the AMU, are still to decide on the
land. While Bihar has shown some progress in identifying the land,
BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh has so far not taken any initiative in