Aligarh Muslim University to have Pharmacy, Paramedical and Nursing College

Aligarh: Sir Syed’s dream of providing hands-on-vocational training and professional degrees to students has finally been realised in the centenary year of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

The two-and-a-half years of strenuous efforts by AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor bore fruits, as the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind in his capacity as the Visitor of AMU has approved the establishment of the Institute of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and the Para Medical College in the university.

These colleges are braced for providing trained professionals in job oriented and sought-after careers.

With the establishment of the new professional institute and colleges, AMU will introduce a BSc (Nursing) course for which seven posts of faculty members including one position for a Professor and four posts of Associate Professors have been sanctioned.

The para medical College will run BSc courses in Physiotherapy, Operation Theatre Management, Endoscopy Techniques, Dental Hygiene, Dental Mechanics, Lab Technology, Dialysis Techniques and Anaesthetic Techniques. The Institute of Pharmacy being set up at the old Department of Business Administration building will offer Bachelors in Pharmacy and Diploma in Pharmacy courses.

“Sir Syed wanted the students to derive ideas and expertise with knowledge from a broad and diverse range of sources. He wanted this university to offer eclectic mix of courses,” said the Vice Chancellor, Professor Mansoor.

He added that the approval of the new institute and colleges is a tribute to the vision of modern scientific education of Sir Syed, who dedicated his life in infusing scientific temper, critical inquiry and objectivity among common people.

“Since its inception, AMU is wedded unflinchingly to the ideals of Sir Syed and has produced citizens characterised with a spirit of rational and scientific enquiry which, in turn, has facilitated the task of nation building,” said Prof Mansoor.