Aligarh Muslim University, [AMU] Aligarh

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Aligarh Muslim University, [AMU] Aligarh Overview

Aligarh Muslim University, (AMU) was the outcome of the dream of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. It is situated in a district of Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh. Initially, it was known as the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in Aligarh and after that, the name is changed to Aligarh Muslim University in 1920. 

Aligarh Muslim University affiliated with the University of Calcutta and subsequently got affiliated to the University of Allahabad in 1885. From its very beginning, the doors of the university are open for members belonging to any community and any country in the world. AMU is covered over 467.6 hectares. The University is open for all irrespective of their creed, caste, gender or religion. University ranks 8th most among the 20 research Universities in India. There are 19 halls of residence for students with 80 hostels. 

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AMU Highlights 

The highlights of AMU, such as university type, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

AMU Highlights
Year of Establishment
1870(as MOA college) 1920(as AMU)
Type of University
Campus Area
467.6 hectare
Courses/ Degrees Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral Program
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, laboratories, Sports facilities, Hostel, Gym etc

Why Choose AMU?

AMU secured 8th rank in the top 20 research universities. The university maintains 1 primary, 7 High schools, including 1 for the Visually Challenged, and 2 Senior Secondary schools for boys and girls. The medium of instruction in the schools is primarily Urdu. There are 3 off-campus centres of this university and it offers more than 300 courses in various branches of education. AMU is considered to be the institute of national importance.

AMU Academic Advantages

AMU has 28,000+ students, 1,342+ teachers and some 5,610 non-teaching staff on its rolls. Now, the university has 13 faculties including 117 teaching departments, 3 academies and 21 centres and institutes. A special feature of the university is its residential nature with most of the staff and students living on the campus. Most of the international students studying in the university belong to Southeast Asia, Africa and West Asia. 

AMU Rankings

AMU has been securing the highest ranks in the fields of research and education. It is acknowledged by different national and international institutions and organizations for its exceptional enrichment to various fields. Below is an overview of the AMU ranking:

  • AMU was ranked 801–1000 in the QS World University Rankings in 2021 and 251–260 in Asia in 2020.
  • Times Higher Education World University ranked AMU 801–1000 in the world in 2021 
  • It was ranked 201–250 in Asia and 201–250 among Emerging Economies in 2020 by Times Higher Education.
  • NIRF in 2020, ranked AMU 31 in India overall and 17th among universities.
  • the engineering college of the AMU, The Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, was ranked 32 by India Today in 2020 and 39 by the NIRF among engineering colleges in 2020.
  • The Faculty of Law of AMU has ranked 11th in India by India Today in 2020.
  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, the medical school of the university, has been ranked 19th by India Today in 2020.

AMU Courses

There are different courses offered by AMU in various fields consisting of Science, Management, Law, Medical Science etc. AMU offers a Doctoral program, a Masters program and an Undergraduate program. 

AMU Engineering Courses

Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Pro Chemical Engineering 
Machine Design, Thermal Engineering, Computer science and Engineering, Nano Technology, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agriculture Process & Food Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, Computer-Aided Design, Hydraulics, Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Power System & Industrial Drives, High Voltage Engineering, Information & Communication, System Electronics Circuit & System Production, Industrial Engineering, Petroleum Processing & Petrochemical Engineering

AMU Science Courses

Mathematics, Physics, Radiation technology, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Agriculture, Zoology, Statistics, Geography, Bio-Chemistry, Home Science, Industrial Chemistry
Mathematics, Botany, Applied geology, BioChemistry, Statistics, Biotechnology, Physics, Plant Pathology, Analytical Chemistry, Geography, Organic Chemistry

AMU Management Courses

Finance, Sales & Marketing, Human Resource Management, Operations along with International Business, Hospital Administration and Islamic Banking and Finance.

AMU Departments

AMU has many departments covering engineering, language, management, humanities, social sciences, etc. Each department is designed to provide the best support to the studies in the same field. Following is the list of departments offered by AMU:

Applied Physics
Fine Arts
Mechanical Engineering
Plastic Surgery
Wild Life Sciences
Shia Theology
Sunni Theology
Mass Communication
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Petroleum Studies
Social Work

AMU Admission 

AMU admission is based on an entrance examination that is conducted by the university. The mode of the examination is online. AMU PG and UG admission are begun by filling up the online application form with the correct details. AMU M.Tech admission depends upon the eligibility and valid test score of the GATE examination. 

AMU Ph.D admission 2021 is based on entrance test score and eligibility followed by a presentation and personal interview. AMU MBA admission is based on minimum marks scored in the graduation and entrance exam. 

AMU Eligibility Criteria

AMU offers various courses in many fields of arts, social science, commerce, engineering, law, architecture, to name a few. Admission to the courses is based on eligibility criteria failing to which students are not allowed to apply for the courses offered by the AMU. Below is a list of a few courses offered by the AMU with their eligibility criteria:

AMU B.E Eligibility

AMU offers a Bachelor of Engineering program in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering. It is a 4-year program consisting of 8 semesters. Students have to undergo an internship while pursuing the program in different years. AMU B.E fees are INR 1,41,980/-

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed the 10+2 examination from a recognised board with a minimum of 60% marks.

AMU B.Sc Eligibility

The institute offers a Bachelors of Science program with specializations as  Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics to name a few.  AMU B.Sc fees are INR28,875/-. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed the 10+2 examination with an aggregate of 55% from a recognized board in PCM/PCB.

AMU Ph.D Eligibility

The institute offers a Doctor of Philosophy course in various fields like  English, Persian, Urdu, Linguistics, Hindi, Philosophy, Engineering/Technology. The duration of the program ranges from 3 years to 6 years. AMU Ph.D fees are INR35,525/-

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed undergraduate and postgraduate degree in the desired field with a minimum of 55% marks for reserved category students. 

Read more for detailed AMU Admission of various courses.

AMU Cut Off

AMU cut off 2021 will release after the results of the GATE, NEET-UG/PG and entrance examination. The cut-off is released every academic year after the results for the above-mentioned exam are out. AMU MD cut-off rank is 1239 in NEET-PG. 

The cut-off is decided based on:

  • The number of candidates who appeared for the entrance examination.
  • Previous year cutoff statistics.
  • The number of seats available for the course.
  • Number of Applicants for a course.

For more information, check AMU Cut off

AMU Result

AMU results for the 2021 entrance exam will be released in June 2021. The exams are conducted in April and May 2021. Students who are not satisfied with their results can apply for revaluation before the mentioned date. The revaluation application process is online and can be done through the official website only. 

To check the results, students can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • On the official website click on the “Admissions and Exam” 
  • You’ll be directed to the admission website of the university. Then click on the “Result for Examination” link'. 
  • Students have to enter the Enrollment Number and Password and then click login.
  • Students will get to see their results.

Read more about AMU Results

AMU Campus

It is a residential university with most of the students and staff living inside the campus. There are 19 halls for residence for students with 80 hostels. The university has the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Zakir Hussain of Engineering and Technology, Institute of Ophthalmology, Dr Ziauddin Dental College, Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit, Food Craft Institute, Centre of Advanced Study in History and a Computer Centre etc. The university in 2011 has opened 2 new study centres at Murshidabad, West and Mallapurum in Kerala state. The centres offer MBA and Law courses only. AMU campus offers facilities for students.

AMU Infrastructure Facilities

AMU campus offers necessary facilities for students and staff. Facilities like laboratories, canteen, ATM, research centre, etc are offered on the campus. The campus has a central library and 100 departmental libraries. The name of the central library is Maulana Azad Library and has 14lakh books and subscribes to many national and international journals. The university offers sports facilities to the students.

Given below are the facilities offered:

  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Hostel
  • Security & Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Student Clubs
  • Medical Facility
  • NCC
  • NSS

AMU Hostel Details

Students studying at AMU are provided with separate hostel accommodation facilities for boys and girls students. AMU campus has a total of 19 student residences with 80 hostels out of which 6 residencies are for girls and 10 are for boys. The hostels provide basic facilities like a common room, mess, water purifier, etc. Students from various parts of the country live here harmoniously.

All hostels have the following facilities:

  • Mess facility 
  • 24-hour security
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sports facility
  • Cleanliness
  • Library
  • Reading Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Literary and Cultural Society

Read more on AMU Facilities provided at the campus.

AMU Placements

AMU has a central Training & Placement cell and T&P cell for Women’s Polytechnic, Computer Science, ZHCET, Polytechnic courses. The cell provides the training for CV writing, GD and prepares them for Mock interviews. The placement cell helps students in identifying their core interest and help them get a job either on-campus or off-campus. Given below are some statistics for AMU placements:

  • AMU highest salary package is 14LPA 
  • AMU's average salary package is 4.5LPA.
  • Eminent recruiters like TCS, Wipro, L&T, NPCL, IBM, GE, HCL, Asian Paints, Genpact recruited from campus

Read more on AMU Placements

AMU Scholarships

AMU offers scholarships to financially weak students. Scholarships are based on merit, economical conditions, etc. Government scholarship is also provided to the eligible candidates. The scholarships available for AMU students are as follows:

  • Sultan Jahan Begam Scholarship, about 40 students are given to scholarships. 
  • E. R. Ansari Scholarship, about 10 students 
  • AMU Alumni Association
  • U.P Government
  • MSUS Scholarship, 2 scholarship, specific for MJMC students

For more details, read AMU Scholarship

AMU Collaborations

AMU has signed MoUs with various institutions to promote learning and research. Given below are the name of some institutes/universities that have collaborated with AMU:

AMU International Collaborations

AMU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with international institutions which are given below:

Massachusetts General Hospital
University of Arizona
Al-Mustafa International University
Azerbaijan National Academy of Science
American University
University of Exeter Northcot House
JIV Daya Foundation
Frank Islam Foundation
Thammasat University
Ohio State University
Youngstown State University
Morehouse College
Michigan State University
University of Wisconsin Madison
University Sains Islam
University of Colombo Rajagiriya
University of Western Cape
Queen’s University

AMU National Collaborations

AMU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with national institutions/organisations which are given below:

Saifi Education Trust
Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts
Mangalayatan University
Integral University
Centre for Development and Advanced Computing

AMU Distance Education

The university has a Centre for Distance and Online Education (CDOE), which serves as an integral part of the University. The centre has adopted flexible and innovative methods of education to ensure learning to anyone, anytime and anywhere. It offers programmes of study that designed to meet the learning requirements of students as well as to ensure that they learn at their own pace and convenience. The fees are low for the courses by keeping in mind the educationally backward sections of the society. Centre for Distance Education is especially committed to Women's education, particularly of the minority community, among those who are educationally and economically weak section. 

AMU Alumni

Notable alumni of the university are former President of India Zakir Hussain, Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, President of Maldives Mohammad Amin Didi, Cine Writer Javed Akhtar, Actor Naseeruddin Shah, Hockey Player Zafar Iqbal and many more. Alumni of AMU are spread all over the world and contribute to the alumni association for further development of the university. All the alumni are performing well in their professional lives. Alumni fund is used in university development and scholarship for students.

Aligarh Muslim University, [AMU] Aligarh Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 15

Aligarh Muslim University, [AMU] Aligarh Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
49 Arts
18 Medical
14 Law
49 MBA
35 Engineering
141 MBA
13 Architecture
11 Law
4 Media
6 Law
11 Architecture
24 Media

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AMU Reviews

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Habiba | Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [B.A.L.L.B.] {Hons}, batch of 2018

Reviewed on Aug 05, 2021

  • 4
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 2
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

Yes, I have done so many Internships in Civil Courts and High Courts including Patna & Calcutta High Court and all of them were non-stipend. Placements in our Faculty is not as good as in other NLUs because in our faculty the syllabus is UPSC and Judiciary based. More than half students are UPSC and PCS(J) aspirants. Corporate sectors aspirants are very low in number and even when companies come for placements purposes, the interested students' participation is also very low upon which our Faculty has started taking due concerns so that this difficulty would not arise in coming sessions. Alumni Network of our faculty is very rich. Below are the few names of our rich Alumni Network

Alinashabana | Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] {Hons.}, batch of 2021

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

  • 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Fees and Scholarship

Aligarh Muslim University, [AMU] Aligarh Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 8675 per semester.

AMU is the cheapest university in my opinion. The quality of education I receive in AMU is undescribably best. We have very qualified professors who give their best in teaching us.

Besides, there are hundreds of scholarships that are offered to students. Almost 95% of the students got scholarships.

Placements & Internships

Many MNCs hire graduates and postgraduates with a good amount of salary. Management, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, and Finance roles are offered to the students. The salary package offered usually ranges between INR 5-6 Lakhs per annum.

Dawer | Master of Commerce [M.Com], batch of 2021

Reviewed on Nov 04, 2019

  • 2.3
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • College Infrastructure 3
  • Clubs & Associations 1
Fees and Scholarship

25000 is the college fee and scholarships are available 

College Infrastructure

There are 7 to 10 hostels for boys year and hostel fee is nearly 20000 and I am also PG outside and my fee is here 8000 rupees and the food quality is not good but it causes 4000 rupees quality of classrooms labs laboratories dining hall is 5 and another infrastructure is excellent

Saman | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Physics), batch of 2019

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

  • 4.2
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

There are many scholarships provided by alumni network in AMU. BSc Hons in AMU has its own place in India.

Fees and Scholarship

Admission fee is 9000 per year and hostel fee is around 15000 per year including mess charges. Many students get scholarships based on merits and financial conditions.

Naveen | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Statistics), batch of 2018

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

  • 4.6
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

Alumni network was so good. They provide many facilities for students in a way that students don't face any problem!

Fees and Scholarship

The course fee is INR 7626 per year. There is a separate scholarship exam held in all departments. 3 students got scholarships.

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