Aligarh : The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) bade farewell to its Registrar, Mr. Abdul Hamid, IPS, praising him for his diligent work attitude, loyalty to the institution, and non-political approach in an unpartisan manner during his tenure.
Abdul Hamid, a 2006 batch IPS officer, joined as Registrar of AMU in 2018 and completed his highly productive tenure of four years in 2022. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Tariq Mansoor chaired the farewell function organized in Conference Room, Administrative Block.
Underscoring the competent working style of Mr. Abdul Hamid as Registrar, VC Prof. Tariq Mansoor stated, “He was meticulous in his work and always aware of things. It is a moment of nostalgia and emotion, and we will miss him. Our relationship with him was based on mutual trust and confidence”.
VC Prof. Mansoor highlighted the significant progress during the tenure of Mr. Abdul Hamid as Registrar.
“He took up the various matter related to the University with Government authorities in full earnest and also pursued various legal cases in Courts with full integrity,” he added.
“One major contribution is that he tediously framed the Cadre Recruitment Rules which were submitted within stipulated time with the authorities. It was a complicated exercise but he completed it within the time frame,” Prof. Mansoor added.
VC Prof. Mansoor also appreciated the role of Mr. Abdul Hamid during Covid-19 pandemic where he handled an uninterrupted supply of oxygen and other utilities for the J N Medical College. Mr. Abdul Hamid, was instrumental in the successful implementation of the Smart City Project for three cities namely Aligarh, Bareilly, and Agra.
“He interacted with students and teachers in an unpartisan manner. I understand that some decisions may antagonize a few persons but one has to function within the system. He was always loyal to the institution. I am sure that students will surely miss him,” Prof. Mansoor said.
Registrar, Mr. Abdul Hamid in his emotional farewell speech expressed his gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor for unflinching support during his tenure.
“I will not get a boss like him in my career. He has given me immense professional and personal support. He used to guide me whenever I went to interact with government officials,” he said.
“Before joining AMU as registrar, I was a bit apprehensive. During our police services, we interact with people who are not so educationally sound. But at AMU, the teachers are highly qualified and even the students are well-mannered and educated. So, it was challenging for me and I was not so confident that I will be able to perform as per expectations. I am thankful to VC for extending me all support and having trust in me,” he said.
“The best part of my association with AMU is that now I am also part of the global Alig fraternity. Though unfortunately, I could not study at AMU, my tenure as registrar will always remain close to my heart. I feel honoured to be associated with this institution,” he added.
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohammad Gulrez proposed the vote of thanks for the function. “It is a moment of pleasure that Mr. Abdul Hamid has been promoted to DIG but we will miss him. He brought professionalism to the work culture at offices and accomplished every task assigned to him. We wish him good luck in future endeavors and will cherish the memories,” Prof. Gulrez said.
The program was conducted by Dr Faiza Abbasi and attended by University officials such as Proctor, Prof. Waseem Ahmed, Controller of Examinations, Dr. Mujeebullah Zuberi, Dean, Student’s Welfare, Prof. Mujahid Beg, Finance Officer, Prof. Mohd. Mohsin, and Deans of Faculties, Principals of Colleges, and other staff members.