New Aligarh Muslim University website launched

Aligarh: The newly developed Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) website was today launched, giving users a host of resources at their fingertips such as improved and fast navigation, functionality and security.

Launching the website to commemorate the centenary celebrations of the university, Vice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor said that the multi-lingual website supporting the English, Hindi and Urdu languages is GIGW (Guidelines for Indian Government Websites) compliant and based on modern architecture.

It is far superior to the existing website, said the Vice Chancellor adding that there was a need to have a new structured and data based improved website.

“A website committee comprising Prof Jamshed Siddiqui (Department of Computer Science), Prof Athar Ali Khan (Chairman, Department of Statistics), Prof M Rizwan Khan (Director, IQAC), Dr Parvez Mahmood Khan (Director, Prof M N Farooqui Computer Centre), Dr Mohammad Yusuf (University Librarian), Dr Gaurav Singh (Chairman, Department of Prosthodontics), Dr Rizwan Ahmad Khan (Chairman, Department of Paediatrics Surgery), Prof Mirza Faisal S Baig (Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Dr Aasim Zafar (Department of Computer Science) was constituted for the task and it took one-year to develop the new version,” said Prof Mansoor.

He emphasised: “Websites are windows of the institutions to the outside world and I am sure that the newly developed website will provide AMU with a new image.”

Prof Mansoor urged the faculty members to update their CV and information on the website.

Dr Parvez Mahmood Khan (Director, Prof M N Farooqui Computer Centre) said that website has been developed in line with the government of India guidelines to avoid uncertainties like the 2017 cyber attacks which impacted websites of educational institutions.

Extending the vote of thanks, AMU Registrar, Mr Abdul Hamid (IPS) said that the new structured website was long awaited not only for advanced navigation application experience, rapid response functionality and superior filtering, but also to provide best for the users to engage with the university.

The new website will create the potential for relationship that works for users and the university in the best of ways, said the Registrar.

In the welcome address, Dr Aasim Zafar (Convenor, Website Committee) informed: “We are in the process of transition of data from the older to the new website and it will take a week to complete the process.”

He added that a 16-day training programme was organised to train 250 people to run the website and more such trainings will be organised in future.

The website is designed by a team of AHA Technocrats led by its CEO, Mehroz Ali Pasha.

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