It was indeed a dream come true on Tuesday when the AMU (Aligarh Muslim University), setting at rest all speculations, finally commenced classes for BEd course at Minority Hostel at Halim Chowk in Kishanganj, which was been allotted to it by the state government temporarily, till its own infrastructure comes at 224 acre of land leased out to it by the state government.
As the first time ever the batch of its alumni, bubbling with the unbounded enthusiasm, attended the classes, the course coordinator Mohammad Muzahir Ali explained the objectives of the BEd course. Vijeta Parvez, Uzama Siddiqui and Shaqueeb Sehar Alam also gave some tips to the students on the course.
AMU OSD (officer on special duty) Dr. Rashid Nehal says "A new chapter has been added to the illustrious history of the AMU, which, in times to come, will put this backward region on the educational map of the country."
In all, 58 students, including six girls, have been admitted to the BEd course for which as many as 6000 aspirants from across the country had taken part in the competitive examination which was held last month and selection was completed in the first week of November.
The proposal for the establishment of the AMU was mooted in the year 2006, which had triggered the whole controversy. Nevertheless, CM Nitish Kumar, leaving aside all controversies, had decided to allocate a plot of land for the AMU at Kishanganj which again was embroiled in a relentless controversy between the big-wigs in AMU and local authorities.
However, the state government has finally allocated 224 acres land at Chakla, some 8 Km away from Kishanganj, on 30th December, 2011 as desired by the AMU bosses. Further, the state government also provided two huge buildings of Minority Boys and Girls Hostel at Halim Chowk on the periphery of the town so that classes could begin during the 2013-14 academic year.