You want us to change Aligarh Muslim University’s name? SC dismisses PIL

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking to change the name of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).”You want us to do that,” asked Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi while dismissing the plea.

Spread over 467.6 hectares, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a central university. AMU was established by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan as Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875. In the year 1920, it was renamed as Aligarh Muslim University.

AMU offers more than 300 courses in the traditional and modern branches of education.

It draws students from all across India and also overseas.