Under the aegis of UGC Academic Staff College, Aligarh Muslim University two courses – Orientation Programme and Subject Refresher Course in Political Science – commenced on March 18. It is 106th Orientation Programme organised by the Academic Staff College. More than 40 University/College teachers from all parts of the country have joined Orientation Programme.
In his inaugural address, Professor A.R. Kidwai, Director, UGC Academic Staff College welcomed the Course Participants to the Aligarh Muslim University and introduced to them the egalitarian philosophy of AMU founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, who stood for Hindu-Muslim unity.
The other course being Subject Refresher Course in Political Science was also launched. Professor M. Murtaza Khan, Dean, Faculty of Social Science and formerly Chairman, Department of Political Science will be its Course Coordinator. More than 25 participants from all parts of the country are enrolled in this course. Eminent Resource Persons both from the AMU and other institutions will enlighten the Course Participants.
Academic Staff College Special Courses for AMU Research Scholars are also in progress at the Departments of Geography and History. The course for Research Scholars of the Department of Urdu will commence on 23 March 2009. Professor Abha Laxmi, Professor B.L. Bhadani and Professor Qazi Afzal Husain are the Course Coordinators of these Workshops respectively.