India’s Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Islamic University of Maldives (IUM) are braced to finalize a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the exchange of students and teachers between the two universities.
Indian High Commission in Male’ states the MoU is expected to be ready for implementation within the next two to three months.
The MoU will cover:
Indian High Commission said AMU is working quickly to finalize the text of the proposed MoU based on key areas of partnership sought by IUM.
AMU was founded in 1875 by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan - one of the architects of modern India – as the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College.
It is now a public university with nearly 40,000 students and 17,00 teachers.
AMU has 13 faculties including arts, technology, medicine, management, commerce, agriculture, life sciences, law, theology, and international studies.
The university also maintains seven high schools and two secondary schools.
AMU was recently ranked No. 8 among the top Indian universities by the Centre for University World Rankings (CUWR).