Retd Lt. Zameer Uddin Shah
Message of the Vice Chancellor
A very warm welcome my dear students. It is good to have the young blood of Aligarh Muslim University back in action. You are the souls of this institution and share a big responsibility of contributing actively towards the progress of the University. I encourage you to make the most of all that the University has to offer.
I also want to congratulate the new students. In joining us at A.M.U you are doing more than enrolling at one of India's the oldest university. You are now a part of the family which places great importance on academic excellence and service to society; a family which was fathered by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, an educator, politician, Islamic reformer and a modernist.
Tradition is at the heart of AMU, and you only have to look around the campus to see it. It is one of the first institutions established during the British Raj and has witnessed the pre-independence freedom struggle. It has seen generations of nervous students enter for their examination. Many of those same students would return to it later, excited and confident for their convocation ceremony.