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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Muhammad Ali Jauhar University to begin functioning from Rampur: After AMU, finally a major Muslim educational institution comes up in UP


Professor Iqbal Husain Khan has taken charge as the first Vice-Chancellor of the ambitious Muhammad Ali Jauhar University Rampur.

Khan resigned from a Chicago University to join the Jauhar University. He has been associated with Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia in the past.

The building of the Muhammad Ali Jauhar University is under construction. The session would start from July 2007. It has been the project of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who had a confrontation with Governor over the establishment of the university.

The Engineering College is under-construction at the cost of Rs 15 crore and the building is near-completion.


The foundation for hostel has been laid as well.

Apart from Engineering, some other courses including law classes would start from July and preparations are in full swing for the same.

Mohammad Ali Jauhar University would be the first major Muslim university to come up in North India after independence.

Nearly a 1000 workers are busy in the construction work. A mosque, Masjid-e-Umar that will have space for 7000 persons to pray simultaneously is also being constructed.

Muslim populace in Uttar Pradesh and many business houses have generoulsy contributed for the fund. Initially, there was scepticism about the project but if the University begins to function, Azam Khan is surely going to gain clout.

4 comments:

Raza Rumi said...

This looks like a great project..Is there a demand for a higher learning institute or is just the case of 'supply' for political mileage? My understanding was that it was critical to get the young muslim children into schools

indscribe said...

Of course it is a great project. Azam Khan deserves credit as there was always scope for universities but no such institute came up after AMU in UP. People were willing to give donations generously but politicians/community leaders did not pay attention.

history_lover said...

The university also has a website :
http://www.jauharuniversity.org

Warning : Some of the links are broken
Although Azam Khan may derive some political benefit from the university (See the rather over the top introduction -http://www.jauharuniversity.org/founder.html ) ,the plusses outway the minuses in this case.

history_lover said...

The university also has a website :
http://www.jauharuniversity.org

Warning : Some of the links are broken
Although Azam Khan may derive some political benefit from the university (See the rather over the top introduction -http://www.jauharuniversity.org/founder.html ) ,the plusses outway the minuses in this case.