Centenary International Webinar on December 7

Aligarh: The Sir Syed Academy, Aligarh Muslim University is organizing the “AMU Centenary International Webinar” on “The Establishment of Aligarh Muslim University and its Achievements (1920-2020)” on December 7-8, 2020. The grand webinar is being organized as a part of the centenary celebrations of the university.

Professor Ali Mohammad Naqvi (Director, Sir Syed Academy) informed that AMU Chancellor, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin will grace the inaugural function as the chief guest while the Vice Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor will preside over the proceedings and noted scholar and author Professor David Lelyveld will deliver the keynote address.

He said that Professor D P Singh (Chairman, University Grants Commission) and former Union Minister and noted journalist Mr M J Akbar have agreed to attend the webinar as guests of honour, while former AMU Vice Chancellors Mr Naseem Ahmad, Professor P K Abdul Azis and Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) will speak on the achievements of the university.

Professor Naqvi said that Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will be the chief guest in the online valedictory programme on December 8, while Professor Tariq Mansoor will preside the function. He said that former Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mr Syed Shahid Mehdi and President India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, Mr Sirajuddin Qureshi, along with others will be the guest speakes.

According to Dr Mohammad Shahid (Deputy Director, Sir Syed Academy), the centenary webinar is divided into three major segments ? the inaugural session, the academic session 1 and 2 (December 7) and the academic session 3 and 4 (December 8).

He said that people interested in attending the inaugural session on December 7 at 10 am can log in at amu.webex.com by entering Event Number 1762406028 and password Centenary@2020, while academic session 1 and 2 can be viewed on December 7 at 3 pm on the above Webex platform by entering Event Number 1766978800 and password AcademicSession1. The academic session 3 and 4 can be attended on Dec 8 at 3 pm by entering Event Number 1767389885 and password AcademicSession2.

Dr Shahid said that the online valedictory programme will be held on December 8 at 10 am on Webex platform under event number 1765165274 and password Centenary@2020.

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