Aligarh Alumni Association of New England

Purpose

The purpose of the Sir Syed Excellence in Science Award is to provide multi-layer higher education opportunities to the students and faculty of AMU in the United States. Merit based SSESA scholarship provide financial support to students attempting entrance exams and application fees for admission to universities in the United States. One-on-one mentorship by senior alumni and professional experts provides guidance throughout the application process and after the admission cycle. Senior alumni and professionals from academia and industry provide postdoctoral opportunities and arrange and support short term visits for AMU faculty at US universities. This program is sponsored by Boston based AMU alumni association "The Aligarh Alumni Association of New England (AAANE)" and alumni from around the world.

AMU at a Glance

The following article was written by Prof. Ashraf Khan (President AAANE 2002-04) for Sir Syed Day Mushaira 2004.

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, one of the architects of modern India was born on October 17, 1817 in Delhi. Sir Syed created an institution which, first as M.A.O. College and then since 1920 as Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), became the source of an amazing range of talent in all fields of life. In one of his lecture Sir Syed stated: “The main reason behind the establishment of this institution, as I am sure all of you know, was the wretched dependence of Muslims, which had been debasing the position day after day.

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