Prof Ali Athar (Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University—AMU) has been appointed as a member of the reconstituted Indian Historical Records Committee, National Archives of India, Ministry of Culture, Government of India for a period of five years.
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At the 49th Session of Punjab History Conference held at the Punjabi University, Patiala, several faculty members and research scholars of the Centre of Advanced Study in History, Aligarh Muslim University presented research papers and made intellectual deliberations on Medieval History.
Aligarh Muslim University’s Assistant Professor, Dr Jibraeil associated with the Department of History has received the 'Best Research Paper' award for his paper on 'Urban Economy of Shekhawati Region: Study Based on Arhsatta'. Dr Jibraeil was awarded during a National Seminar organized by Rajasthani Research Institute, Chaupasani and Mehrangarh Museum Trust in Jodhpur.
With the paper, Dr Jibraeil has highlighted historical facts on the agricultural production in the Shekhawati region.
Professor Sheeba Hamid associated with Aligarh Muslim University’s Department of Commerce recently delivered a keynote address on ‘Role of Tourism in Heritage Preservation’ in a technical session of an International Seminar on ‘Indian Art Heritage in a Changing World: Challenges and Prospects’.
The Seminar, which was held at Banaras, Uttar Pradesh was organised by the Department of History of Art, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University.
The Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University organized a Seminar on “Exploring Medieval Indian History through Persian Sources”, which was sponsored by the National Mission for Manuscripts, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The objective of the seminar was to explore untapped and underutilized Persian sources which are available in various forms like archival material, manuscripts, evidences and epigraphs etc.
Professor Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Deputy Coordinator, Centre of Advance Study in History, Aligarh Muslim University recently delivered the Annual Symposium lecture of the 77th session of Indian History Congress (IHC) on the topic of 'The Nation and the Monuments', in which he gave detailed deliberations on ‘Mughal Monuments and the Nation’. The IHC session was held at the University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
Professor Iqbal Parvez, Chariman, Department of Zoology, AMU has been nominated as the Chief Election Officer to conduct the AMU Students Union (AMUSU) elections, while Dr Roohi Abida Ahmad, Associate Professor, History Section, Women’s College has been appointed as Chief Election Officer to conduct the elections of under-graduate students of Women’s College..
The AMUSU elections will be soon held in accordance with the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations.
The Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University has approved the appointment of Dr. Mohammad Sajjad, Associate Professor in the Department of History, as Officiating Director, AMU Centre at Kishanganj for a period of one month, with effect from January 1, 2016 or from the date he joins his duties as Director.
Eminent social activist and Padma Shree Mrs Teesta Seetalvad today delivered a lecture on 'India's Preamble, the Equality Challenger-from Electoral to Constitutional Government' at the Kennedy Auditorium organized by Club for Short Evening Courses, CEC, Aligarh Muslim University.
Addressing the gathering, she asserted that in today’s India, it is a challenge to bring in a government, which can work on the principles of Indian Constitution.