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Issue IIIrd

AMU BEAT

COVER STORYAlumna donated AMU a pearl and gold necklace ………… 1

NEWS IN FOCUSNew members in AMU court ………. 2

JANUARY 2015

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Alumna donated AMU a pearl necklace EVENTS The Sir Syed Academy, Aligarh Muslim University organized a National Seminar on "Contribution of AMU Alumni to the Freedom Movement Journey of the Struggle beyond India's Borders" on January 15, 2015 at the Assembly Hall, University Polytechnic.

Seminar on 'Empowerment of Women under the Prophet of Islam' The Aligarh Muslim University's Seerat Committee has organized a seminar on 'Empowerment of Women under the Prophet of Islam' on January 20, on various topics related to women in Islam and other religions which was attended by students from different descipline.

Workshop on Fundamental Issues in Knowledge and its Acquisition The Department of Ilmul Advia, Aligarh Muslim University is organizing a National Workshop on "Fundamental Issues in Knowledge and its Acquisition" from February 21-23, 2015. The workshop is cosponsored by the Centre for Study and Research (CSR), Hyderabad.

The Ismat Literacy and Handicraft Centre of the AMU Ladies" Club on 13 January 2015 paid a rich tribute to late Dr. Jamila Majid Siddiqui. Dr Afshan Hashmi, a US-based alumna of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who is Dr. Jamila Majid's daughter had donated a gold and pearl necklace for an online auction.

She completed her PhD from the university in 1991, was inspired by a former university student who gifted gold bangles, which fetched Rs 7.5 lakh at the auction last year. Hashmi received the necklace as a gift from her in-laws.

OBITUARIES Dr. Mah Seema Masood, Director, Centre of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension at the Aligarh Muslim University passed away at her residence. She was 63. She was survived by a son.

Islamic Conference and Workshop Students of AMU are organizing conference which will deal with diverse topic like Islamophobia, Purpose of life and Who is Mohammed (saw) a living legacy on 7 th February 2015 at Kennedy Auditorium AMU.

The Progressive Writers' Association and Janwadi Lekhak Sangh together held a condolence meeting at Aligarh Muslim University to express a deep sense of sorrow and loss at the demise of Mr. S.M. Mehdi a playwright, translator and a chronicler.

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Issue IIIrd

January 2015

Former AMUSU Secretary is GM at ICT Geelong

Aamir Qutub, at young age of 25 has recently been appointed as General Manager of Regional IT Industry Cluster in ICT Geelong, Australia.

CONTRIBUTION by Alumni to Kennedy Auditorium

Mr.Qutub is one of the youngest amongst the contemporaries to become a GM of an Industry Cluster in Australia. He was raised in Aligarh, where he studied bachelors of engineering from Aligarh Muslim University and also got elected as secretary of AMU students Union Aamir in past had also been credited with a social networking site called amulive which was a phenomena in AMU.

Video Conferencing facility at Kennedy Auditorium

Three AMU alumni have jointly contributed a sum of Rs. 12,74,484/towards installation of video conferencing facility in the Kennedy Auditorium of Aligarh Muslim University.

Mr. Masood Akhtar, Mr. Saeed Akhtar and Dr. Nadeem Tarin volunteered to support the project and contributed an amount of more than 12 lakh for installation of video conferencing facility as part of refurbishment of Kennedy Auditorium and video conferencing facility will become operational once the roofing work in Kennedy Auditorium is completed by June 2015.

Six new member in AMU Court As six members of the Lok Sabha, have been duly elected from amongst the members of the House to be members of the AMU Court for a period of three years or till such time as they remain members of the Lok Sabha, whichever is earlier it will reflect the true nature of decision on AMU.The HRD Ministry has iterated that Shri Kunwar Bharatendra (Bijnor); Shri Satish Kumar Gautam (Aligarh); Shri Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser (Patna); Shri Mohd Badaruddoza Khan (Murshidabad) Shri Bhola Singh (Bulandshahr) and Shri Rajveer Singh (Etah) have been elected as AMU Court members . The AMU court is a 190-member body, comprising Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Pro-VC, honorary treasurer, all former VCs, deans of faculties, directors of AMU centres and others. Ten MPs are also elected to be members of the court – six from Lok Sabha and four from Rajya Sabha. Currently, only two Rajya Sabha MPs are members of the body – Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and K N Balagopal. The court elects the Chancellor as well as the Pro-Chancellor of the University. Even the selection of Vice-Chancellor has to pass through the Court.

AMU students won debate comptetions A team of Fawaz Shaheen and Lubna Irfan from AMU won the best team award in debates organized by Abhivyakti Debating Society of Satyavati College, Delhi University. in the competition for "Janak Kapoor Memorial Trophy. Areeba Shabbir was best speaker. In G.B. Pant University The team of Abhishek Sharma and Nizam Haider of AMU got the best team award in Hindi while Abhishek Sharma won the best speaker prize.

University extension lecture

I Believe Debate Challenge- AMU got second prize.

Prof. David Lelyveld, William Paterson University, USA delivered University Extension Lecture on "Sir Syed and Women's Education" on January 20, 2015 at the Polytechnic Auditorium, which was organized by Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History,AMU Prof. David Lelyveld has authored two famous books on AMU namely Aligarh's First Generation and Sir Syed's Printing Press: Print, Literacy and Islam in 19th Century India

Fawaz Shaheen and Wajahat Jilani won second prize at Amity University's, 'Amity I believe debate challenge' in Lucknow. speaking against the motion on 'Freedom of expression is the strength of democracy'. Aiman Jafri and Mohd Zama Shaikh made it to the top nine teams qualified for the final. Proud moment for the university as it is the second time in the month of January when the University has won two big titles at national level.

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