The establishment of Mohammedan Anglo Oriental (MAO)
College in 1875 marks one of the most important events in the educational
and social history of modern India. Its establishment is considered
as the first significant response of the Indian Muslims to the
challenges of post -1857 era. It was an important catalyst in a
process of social change among Muslims.
In 1920, an Act of Indian
Legislative Council elevated the M.A.O. College to the status of
a Central University. Since that time
AMU has grown into a major
Indian university. It presently covers a very wide spectrum of academic disciplines,
having 88 departments, 5 institutions, 13 centres.
The University currently has
about 28000 students on its rolls, most of whom stay in 16 halls
of residences with 70 hostels. It employs about 1400 academic
staff, and about 6000 non-teaching staff.
On an average, about 500 foreign students
come to study at AMU every year.
The University has a campus spread over 467.6
hectares of land.
Department of Arts
Department of Commerce
Department of Engg & Tech.
Department of Law
Department of Life Sciences
Department of Medicine
Department of Science
Department of Social Sciences
Department of Theology
Department of Unani Medicine
University Polytechnic (for Boys)