The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a Residential Academic
Institution which was established in 1920. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a great reformer of his age, who felt the need of modern education
for Muslims, started a school as far back as 1875 which later became a College under the title of Mohammadan Anglo Oriental
College and ultimately became a University of international repute having a variety of modern and traditional faculties.
is a premier Central University with more than 28,000, students, 1,342 teachers and some 5,610 non-teaching staff on its rolls.
The university now has 12 faculties comprising 98 teaching departments, 3 academies and 15 centres and institution. A special
feature of the university is its residential character with most of the staff and students residing on the campus. There are
19 halls of residence for students with 80 hostels and draws students from all corners of the world, specially Africa, West
Asia and South East Asia. In some courses, seats are reserved for students from SAARC and Commonwealth countries. The University
is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion or sex.
Aligarh is situated at a distance of 130 kms, South-East
of Delhi on Delhi-Calcutta Railway and Grand Trunk route. The latitude is 27-54'N and longitude is 78-5'E. The climate is
hot and dry in summer and cool and dry in winter with an intervening rainy season. The University campus is 3 kms. away from
the main city.