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Aliah University, Kolkata

Aliah University

Established : 1780 : Aliya Madrasah
2008 : Aliah University
Type : Technical, Education and Research Institution
Chancellor : Sri Kesharinath Tripathi, The Governor of West Bengal
Vice Chancellor : Dr. Abu Taleb Khan
Prof. Syed Samsul Alam (Ex)
Former Name : AU
Location : Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Affiliation(s) : --
Category : Under Graduate, Post Graduate, Ph.D.
Accreditation / Recognition : UGC, AICTE, Government of India
Department(s) : Arts, and Science
Admission Information
University Admission Informations for the session :

Under-Graduate Courses

  • 3-Year Kamil (General) in Islamic Theology
  • 3-Year Kamil (Hons) in Islamic Theology
  • 3-Year B.A. (Hons) in Arabic
  • 5-Year integrated M.A. in English
  • 5-Year integrated M.Sc. in Geography
  • 5-Year integrated M.Sc. in Economics
  • 5-Year integrated M.Sc. in Computer Science
  • 5-Year integrated M.Sc. in Chemistry (with specialization in Medicinal Chemistry)
  • 5-Year integrated M.Sc. in Physics (with specialization in Engineering Physics)
  • 5-Year integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics & Computing
  • 5-Year integrated M.Sc. in Statistics & Informatics
  • 4-Year B.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering
  • 4-Year B.Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • 4-Year B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering
  • 4-Year B.Tech. in Civil Engineering
  • 4-Year B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5-Year integrated MBA with specialization in Hospital, Retail, and Financial Management
  • 5-Year integrated MCA

Post-Graduate Courses

  • 2-Year Mumtazul Muhaddethin (M.M.) in Islamic Theology
  • 2-Year M.A. in English
  • 2-Year M.A. in Bengali
  • 2-Year M.A. in History
  • 2-Year M.A. in Arabic
  • 2-Year M.Sc. in Geography
  • 2-Year M.A./M.Sc. in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • 2-Year M.A. in Urdu (To be introduced)

Ph.D. Programmes

All these courses are being taught under the semester system, as advocated by the UGC and as it is the prevalent system in modern universities the world over. Letter-grading has been adopted in our examination system. All our courses and curricula are designed to provide an interface between the academy, the industry, and employment market.

All the courses are the most contemporary and have innovative curricula designed to enhance the students’ knowledge, experience, and ethical values. Moreover, the 5-year integrated course, it is hoped, will certainly reduce the vexed problem of drop-out at the graduation level which is the highest among the socially and educationally backward minorities.

With the progress of infrastructure development, new faculties and courses will be introduced gradually. Along with the traditional theological courses and religious studies and the already started professional courses, Aliah University, depending on the availability of space, will offer 5-year integrated M.A. in Bengali, Urdu, Persian, Islamic History, Modern History, Sociology and Public Administration, 5-year integrated M.Com., 2-year PG Diploma in Islamic Finance and Banking and 1-year Diploma Course in Islamic Insurance under the Faculty of Commerce and Business. There has been a great deal of interest and demand in the two last-named areas; there are also worldwide employment opportunities in Business and Media. And yet, not much scope is available for formal study in this subject. Therefore, we have planned to offer these courses at Aliah University.

It has been stipulated in the Aliah University Act 2007 that one major objective of Aliah University will be to offer, encourage, promote, and expand the opportunities of higher education in modern technological and professional courses along with the classical languages, oriental studies, religious studies and Islamic culture, comparative religion and interdisciplinary studies among the socially and educationally backward Minorities of the State. It has also been suggested that centres of excellence for higher studies and research in these various subjects may be developed by joint initiative, i.e., Public-Private Partnership, if required. All the necessary steps shall be taken to fulfil these objectives. The University firmly believes that by creating and promoting educational opportunities in these diverse ways and in so wide varieties of branches of learning and research, it will promote national integration, secularism, international understanding and humanism as well as a quest for knowledge and wisdom.

Admission to most undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Aliah University is granted through written entrance examinations. Admission to M.S. and Ph.D. programmes is based primarily on a personal interview, though candidates have to take written tests as well. But Ph.D programme is open to all, not only for the Aliah Universities students.

Admission to undergraduate programmes is based on merit rank of the "Aliah University Admission Test" (AUAT), which consists of a written examination of multiple choice type questions (MCQ), clearing of which leads to an interview and final selection of the candidate. Candidates who qualify for admission through AUAT can apply for admission to LLM. ( Masters of Law ), B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology), Integrated MBA (Master of Business Administration), Integrated MCA (Master of Computer Applications), Integrated M.Sc. (Master of Science) and Integrated M.A. (Master of Arts) courses in different Engineering, Business, Science and Arts subjects.[5] Currently,Aliah University started M.Tech. (Master of Technology). But for now only the student who have completed their from Aliah University they are eligible to take admission here.

Hostel Accommodation

To accommodate the students of Madrasah-i-Aliah, Elliot Hostel was erected in the year 1896. This three-storied building was constructed out of the donations raised from the generous people and dedicated to Nawab Abdul Latif Bahadur in recognition of his services in promoting education among the Muslims of Eastern India.

The hostel is located 17, Haji Md. Mohsin Square, Kolkata-700016. Sixty percent of its berths are reserved for the accommodation of Aliah University students studying in Islamic Theology and Mumtazul Muhaddethin (M. M.). Students are admitted in the hostel strictly on merit basis and on production of documentary evidence of their permanent residence.

University library

Aliah University has three libraries in its three different campuses. These have a collection of several engineering and science departments & literature in Islamic Theology, Islamic Jurisprudence and Law, Arabic, Humanities as well as books, periodicals, journals, magazines, papers from a wide range of national and international backgrounds.The Central Library is housed in a three-storey building connected through the gang way with the admin building of Rajarhat Campus. It has the biggest stock of books, journals, pamphlets, maps, newsletters and souviners in the university. The total record of books in the university is around 0.1 million. In addition there are so many journals, theses etc.

Students Activities

The students of Aliah University are involved in extra-curricular activities, and students have their own web portal. Aliah University also organizes an annual fest, InCreation, at the end of the odd semester. Also they organize Annual Sports program.

Aliah University

Aliah University started its glorious journey from the 2008-09 academic session with great potential and immense opportunities. It is hoped that this university, harmonizing tradition and modernity, will emerge as a unique institution of higher studies and research. As per Aliah University Act 2007, Section 3 (3), it has been conferred the status of a minority educational institution. Aliah University is an autonomous university under the Department of Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education, Government of West Bengal. It is hoped that along with the people of any race, creed, caste or class, this University will play a crucial and leading role in the advancement of higher education for socially and educationally backward classes belonging to the Minorities

Aliah University has with it the rich heritage of the 229-year old educational and cultural institution, Mohammedan College of Calcutta, popularly known as Madrasah-i-Aliah or Calcutta Madrasah, the first educational institution set up in India in 1780 by Warren Hestings, the then Governor General of India. Thus, one of the oldest centres of higher learning and culture, the institution is steeped in history. Many eminent scholars were associated with this institution as administrators, principals, teachers as well as students.

Calcutta Madrasah was upgraded to Calcutta Madrasah College and then to Aliah University by the Government of West Bengal through Aliah University Act XXVII of 2007 passed in West Bengal Legislative Assembly.

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