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AMU Hand Overs 3 Centres to Ministry of Minority Affairs

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AMU Gives away 3 of its Centres
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has come across a decision to hand three of its centres under the control of Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) in order to upgrade them as individual universities.

According to the sources, the three sources are said to be at Mallapuram in Kerala, Kishanganj in Bihar and Murshidabad in West Bengal.

AMU is likely to drop with proposals to set up new centres in Assam, Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

AMU Registrar Captain Shahrukh Shamshad said "Talks are on with MoMA in this regard for handing over our three existing centres to them for developing as independent universities. The ministry has given us such a proposal, and we are considering it. It is likely that they will be handed over to the ministry."

"Once they are separated, their funding and control will be directly done by the government. Then AMU will have no control over them. They will be independent universities," Shamshad said.

These three centres will be upgraded as part of the MoMA plan to set up five universities in minority-dominated areas. As all these centres are in minority-dominated districts; they perfectly fit the condition and their upgrade will result in three more central universities.

Know about Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA):

The Ministry of Minority Affairs was created on 29th January, 2006 to ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to minorities and to facilitate the formulation of overall policy and planning, coordination, evaluation and review of the regulatory framework and development programmes for the benefit of the minority communities.

With effect from 28th October, 2012, Shri K.Rahman Khan assumed the charge of the Minister of Minority Affairs. On this same date, Shri Ninong Ering also assumed the charge of the office of the Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The Secretary of the Ministry is assisted by three Joint Secretaries and a Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser (additional charge). The Ministry has sanctioned strength of 93 Officers/Staff.

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