Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to hold online admission tests from next year, in order to help Non-Resident Indian (NRI) students continue higher studies at the premier educational institution.
Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, vice-chancellor of the university said, "We are coming up with several plans to help AMU alumni as well as other members of the NRI community settled, in various countries to send their wards to the university for higher education. Online admission tests will be helpful for most of you as your wards would not need to travel all the way to India to appear personally in the admission test."
"The university, once a most sought-after seat of education in India, is 50 years behind other modern universities in the world today. But we will soon catch up and restore its pride," he said.
"It is payback time for all of you. We need 3Ts - Time, Talent and Treasure. A revolution is under way, be part of it," he said.
"The community has to acquire modern education while retaining its identity. We have to find ways how to achieve this mission in this competitive age," he said.
AMU Alumni Forum-UAE's president Syed Qutburrahman urged UAE-based Indian businessman Yusuffali MA for financial assistance in expanding the university's infrastructure.
Further, Shah said that he has formulated ‘Vision 2020' and expressed confidence that the university will again become an intellectual powerhouse when the institution will celebrate 100 years of becoming a university.
Sharing details of his Vision 2020, Shah urged the alumni to support the institution which has helped them carve a niche in their personal, as well as professional lives. He said that the university needs their support to continue imparting quality education to the future generations.