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Pranab Mukherjee to lay foundation stone of AMU Murshidabad Nov 20

Wednesday November 17, 2010 10:37:38 PM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will lay the foundation stone of the Aligarh Muslim University’s Murshidabad Centre, West Bengal November 20, 2010 at 11:30 am, AMU officials informed in a statement released today.

"With the foundation stone ceremony on November 20, decks will be cleared for the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to establish its first Centre at Murshidabad, 182 kilometers away from the Kolkata with a 300 acres of land", the official statement said.

The proposed centre will cater to the educational and training requirements of oyuth of most economically and educationally backward Muslim minority community to the country, it added.

Moreover, the statement said, the center will focus on minority education, women’s education, technical education, vocational education, medical, nursing, management etc.

It is also envisaged that the specific character of the centre should be to promote capacity building and competence in youth from the backward Muslim community to participate in education, training and research. The Centre will provide access to 11,040 students by the end of XII Plan.

The AMU Centre at Murshidabad will offer programmes in MBA and BALLB courses from this year and by 2015 the total campus should be developed.


Budhadeb Bhattachatjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal will preside over the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of parliamentary affairs and Water resource, Government of India and Mrs. D. Purandeswari, Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development will be the Guests of Honour.


Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Prof. P.K. Abdul Azis will present the report and highlight the importance of the Centre.

Anisur Rahman, Minister Panchayat and Rural Development, Government of West Bengal, Mrs. Purnima Das, Sabhadipati, Murshdabad Zila Parishad, Adhir Ranjan Choudhuri, MP (Lok Sabha), Mannan Hossain, MP (Lok Sabha), Jaane Alam Mia, MLA, Suti, Murshidabad, West Bengal, Kashindra Yadav, General Manager, Farakka Barrage Project, Moinul Hasan, Member, AMU Court will be the guests of honour.




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