AMU to have 250-acre branch in Bihar:
The centre of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Bihar would
come up in 250 acres, instead of 100 acres now, as the Bihar
government has allotted an additional 150 acres of land free to
Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim
University (AMU), which was closed for an indefinite period Oct 30
following violent protests over the murder of a student, is likely
to re-open Dec 1, Vice Chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis said Saturday.
"Going by the
present situation and conditions prevailing on the campus and
outside, the varsity in all possibilities may re-open on December
1," Abdul Azis told IANS on phone from Delhi.
"By Monday, we
would make a final announcement regarding the re-opening of the
university," he said.
sources, the decision to re-open the varsity was taken in
consultation with the HRD ministry officials during a meeting in
by AMU students had started Oct 31 - a day after Shahnawaz Alam, a
B.Sc final year student of the varsity - was shot dead by
students had blocked Delhi-Howrah rail route for hours, demanding
action against those involved in the murder. Protesting students had
also disrupted the academic and official work in the varsity and
also manhandled some university employees.
Police believe two
to three men were involved in the murder. One suspect has already