The university grew out of the work of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the great Muslim reformer and statesman, who in the aftermath of the Indian War of Independence of 1857 felt that it was important for Muslims to gain education and become involved in the public life and government services in India. Raja Jai Kishan helped Sir Syed in establishing the university.
Aligarh Muslim University is one of the oldest premier Central Universities of India with a unique and rich culture of its own. The University has its origin in a school founded in 1875 by the great educationist, social reformer and visionary Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
In tune with the ideals of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and with the aim to educationally uplift a larger section of the community, Aligarh Muslim University maintains a number of Schools as follows:
All Schools maintained by the University were established with the aim for imparting education to the backward community in general and the Muslim Community in particular. Admission, however, is open to children of all communities without distinction of caste, creed and religion.
These schools generally follow the C.B.S.E. / N.C.E.R.T. curriculum. Due attention is paid to the overall personality development of the students and they are encouraged to excel not only in academics, but also in sports and extra-curricular activities. The Schools celebrate all National festivals and missions to inculcate sprit of patriotism among its students.
Sayyid Hamid Senior Secondary School (Boys), S.T.S. School and AMU City School admit only male candidates while Senior Secondary School (Girls) and AMU Girls’ School offer admission to female candidates only. AMU City Girls’ High School (Qazi Para) offers admission to both boys and girls in class I and only to girls in class VI. AMU ABK High School offers admission to both boys and girls. Visually impaired boys and girls can seek admission in Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged. Abdullah School is a co-educational School admitting both boys and girls.Read More...