Pranab assures all help to AMU’s new centresJune 13th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal)/Aligarh, June 12 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday assured all help to the Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) centres here and at Malappuram (Kerala), as well as those planned to come up at Bihar and Maharashtra.
“The establishment of AMU’s Murshidabad centre has opened a new window of enlightenment and it is destined to realize the dreams of (AMU founder) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan,” said Mukherjee while addressing a public meeting at Murshidabad to mark the completion of the centre’s first 100 days, according to an AMU press release.
He, however, noted that there was still a lot to do.
Mukherjee urged the university authorities to set up a women’s college and a women’s polytechnic at Murshidabad for women’s empowerment, saying no nation or community can survive without the advancement in the status of women.
He said that the central government would lend all necessary support, including the financial assistance required. He said the government had already allocated Rs.25 crore each for the AMU’s Murshidabad and Malappuram centres in 2009 and Rs.50 crore each in the 2011 budgets.
Further assistance would be provided for future development of these centres, he added.
Presiding over the function, AMU Vice Chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis made it clear that the new centres, though created in West Bengal and Kerala, are not exclusively meant for a particular region. These centres are modelled on AMU pattern and represent AMU traditions and values, he said, adding that the centres would become autonomous universities in next 15-20 years.
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- AMU plans new centres across India - Oct 17, 2010
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- Bihar transfers land for AMU centre - Dec 30, 2011
- AMU to have 250-acre branch in Bihar - Nov 14, 2009
- 'Way cleared for AMU centres in other states' - Aug 01, 2010
- 273 acres available to AMU to start campus: Banerjee - Jul 30, 2012
- AMU starts Murshidabad campus - Mar 06, 2011
- AMU, Jamia born with minority character: Salman Khurshid - Mar 12, 2011
- Mukherjee to lay foundation stone of Aligarh varsity centre - Nov 16, 2010
- Assam interested in setting up AMU centre - Mar 04, 2010
- Aligarh university closed after violence - Apr 30, 2011
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