AMU

GENERAL INFORMATION

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is one of the oldest premier Central Universities of India with a

unique and rich culture of its own. It owes its existence to the selfless and untiring efforts of the

great visionary SIR SYED AHMAD KHAN. Deeply moved by the socio-economic and educational

plight of his community after the First War of Independence of 1857, he was quick to realize that

the panacea for these ills lay in inculcating the spirit of free enquiry and modernism in the

community.His exposure to the British Universities, particularly those at Oxford and Cambridge,

and their public schools, inspired him with a new vision of a harmonious pattern of culture,

combining the best elements in the cultures of the East with the arts and sciences of the West. In

1875 he founded a High School at Aligarh, which, within three years, was raised to a College

known as Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College which metamorphosed into Aligarh Muslim

University in 1920 through an Act of Parliament.

Due attention was also paid to the education of girls. In 1942 the Muslim Girls’ School was raised

to the status of a full-fledged Degree College for Women. Since 1951 it is one of the several

institutions maintained by Aligarh Muslim University. Undergraduate women students in the

Faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Arts, Commerce, Life Sciences, Science and Social Sciences

receive instructions in the Women’s College.


RESIDENTIAL LIFE

Students are normally allocated a Hall of Residence at the time of admission. A Hall of Residence

is a cluster of hostels administered by a Provost. Facilities such as Reading Room, Common

Room, indoor and outdoor games are available in almost all Halls of Residence.

It is important to note that in view of the limited hostel accommodation, the candidates should

clearly understand that the grant of admission to a full-time course of study in the University would

not ensure allotment of hostel accommodation. Accommodation to students allocated a Hall of

Residence will be provided as per the policy / rules laid down by the University, subject to the

availability of seats in the hostel. Candidates admitted to Evening / Part Time and courses under

Centre of Professional Courses shall not be provided hostel accommodation.


HOW TO OBTAIN AND FILL THE APPLICATION FORM

The prescribed Application Forms and the Guide to Admissions containing details of courses are

available on the following website:


www.amucontrollerexams.com

The application Form is to be filled ONLINE, i.e. the candidates have to fill the Application Form

directly on the website.

(a)Before filling up the Application Form, candidates are required to read instructions carefully

given in every step as available in the online portal.

(b)Candidates have to fill the Application Form directly on the website and make online

payment. (There is no need to submit the physical copy of the Application Form)

(c) Details of Admission Test Fee / Processing Charges: Details about the Test

Fee/Processing charges is available on the relevant pages in this Guide, Only Online

payment mode is available for depositing the Test Fee/Processing charges. The online

payment detail will automatically be posted in the respective column of the Application form.

The Physically Challenged candidates having 40% disability are exempted from the

Processing Charges / Test Fee, however the candidates will have to produce relevant

document in support of their claim else their candidature is likely to be rejected at any time


PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM

1. The Application Form is submitted electronically the moment the candidate makes the

payment of the processing charges and payment is successful.

2. The candidate may take the Printout of the Application Form on A-4 Size paper and keep it

for his/her future reference.There is no need to send the hard copy of the Application Form.


TEST CENTRES:

1. The University reserves the right to change/cancel any Test Centre without assigning any

reason.

2. The University reserves the right to allot any Test Centre to a candidate irrespective of the

preference indicated by him/her on the Application Form without assigning any reason.

3. Complete addresses of the Admision Test Centres in various cities will be available on

Controller’s website well before the commencement of the Admission Tests.

4. For courses where selection is through Deprtmental Test, the Test Centre will be only in

Aligarh.



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