Aliah University

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Aliah University
আলিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
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Allamal insaana maa lam ya’lam

(English translation) Taught man what he did not know.

1780 (as Aliya Madrasah)

2008 (the current status as an autonomous university)
Type Public, education and research institution

His Excellency Shri M.K. Narayanan ,

Honourable Governor of West Bengal.
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abu Taleb Khan[1]
Prof. Syed Samsul Alam (Ex)
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India India
Campus Salt Lake, Park Circus, Rajarhat, Taltala
Affiliations UGC, Government of India

Aliah University (Bengali: আলিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, informally known as AU), is a state government controlled[2] minority autonomous university in Salt Lake, West Bengal, India. Previously known as Mohammedan College of Calcutta, it was elevated to university in 2008.[2] It offers multiple modern day professional undergraduate and postgraduate programs in different Engineering, Arts and Science subjects respectively.[3] Professor Abu Taleb Khan is its present vice chancellor.[4]


  • Chancellor (Amir-I-Jamia): His Excellency Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal.
  • Vice-Chancellor (Shaikh-Ul-Jamia): Prof. Abu Taleb Khan
  • Registrar (Musajjil): Dr. Anwar Hussain Dafadar
  • Controller of Examinations: (Mudir-Ul-Imtihanat): Dr. Tanvir Ahmed
  • Officer on Special Duty: (Al-Muazzaf-Al-Khass) Mr. Ansar Alam


Admission to most undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Aliah University is granted through written entrance examinations. Admission to M.S. and Ph.D. programmes is based primarily on a personal interview, though candidates have to take written tests as well.

Admission to undergraduate programmes is based on merit rank of the "Aliah University Admission Test" (AUAT), which consists of a written examination of multiple choice type questions (MCQ), clearing of which leads to an interview and final selection of the candidate. Candidates who qualify for admission through AUAT can apply for admission to LLM. ( Masters of Law ) , B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology), Integrated MBA (Master of Business Administration), Integrated MCA (Master of Computer Applications), Integrated M.Sc. (Master of Science) and Integrated M.A. (Master of Arts) courses in different Engineering, Business, Science and Arts subjects.[5] Currently, M.Tech. (Master of Technology) courses are open only to students who have completed their graduation in Engineering from Aliah University.


Aliah University has been allotted 20 acres of land for a new campus of an estimated cost of INR 255 crore ($44 Million USD Approx) at New Town, Rajarhat by the WB Govt. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal laid the foundation stone of 'Aliah University Campus' at Rajarhat on 15 December 2011.[6]

Proposed Rajarhat Campus



University library[edit]

Aliah University library has a collection of all engineering and science departments & literature in Islamic Theology, Islamic Jurisprudence and Law, Arabic, Humanities as well as books, periodicals, journals, magazines, papers from a wide range of national and international backgrounds.[8]

Students activities[edit]

The students of Aliah University are involved in extra-curricular activities, and students have their own web portal. Aliah University also organizes an annual fest, presently named Aliah Utsav, at the beginning of the even semester. The Department of Law, Aliah University has its own blog where latest updates of the department are provided. [9]

External links[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IIT Guwahati professor to become new VC of Aliah University". TwoCircles. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Aliah University". IndiaSite Official. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Aliah University". Higher Education in India. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Aliah University". UGC Official Website. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Aliah University, India". Study Abroad Universities. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "CM lays foundation of Aliah varsity campus at Rajarhat". Times of India. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
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  8. ^ "Aliah University- Kolkata, West Bengal". Indian Aide Portal. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
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