ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Why Does the UGC Want to Drop the ‘M’ from AMU?

A University Grants Commission panel went beyond its mandate to suggest that Aligarh Muslim University drop the word Muslim from its name. Such a recommendation has been made by government authorities and parliamentarians in the past as well. But in the highly vitiated and polarised atmosphere prevailing in the country today, it can be seen by Muslims as yet another assault on their symbols and institutions.

A M Khusro: A Tribute

A M Khusro, who passed away last month, was a multifaceted personality: an outstanding teacher, an exceptionally good research guide, a well-liked vice-chancellor, a successful diplomat and adviser on economic policy to the government in a variety of capacities.

Muslims in Public Service

The success ratio of aspiring candidates to the IAS exams from one of the premier Muslim educational institutions in the country, AMU, remains abysmally low. Amending the reservation quota is widely seen as an exercise in political manipulation; far-reaching results, it is felt, can best be obtained by introducing steps and encouraging NGOs to improve the quality of education at primary levels, and making students equally familiar with English as with Urdu.
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