Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah was born on 15 August 1948. He is an alumnus of St Joseph’s College, Nainital. He last served as the Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Planning & Systems),

Indian Army. After retirement, he served for some time as an administrative member on the bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal. He is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University


As Vice Chancellor, AMU

Vice-Chancellor of AMU Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah is the Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University

Great traditions also live on in people, and generations of the AMU family have proudly demonstrated the University's traditions of commitment to the world, a sense of duty to society and loyalty to the University.



Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah was trained at National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy and was commissioned on 09 June 1968 into 185 Light Regiment (Camel Pack).

He participated with the Regiment in 1971 operations at Longewala (Jaisalmer Sector). The General Officer commanded 170 Field Regiment, in which his son also subsequently held a commission.


Field of Education

Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Higher Command Course at Army War College and National Defence College

and holds a Master Degree in Defence Studies & Management from Madras University (1980) and M Phil from Indore University (1993). He has vast experience in the field of education and has been associated with the following-


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.

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