IUM, Aligarh Muslim University to conduct student and teacher exchange program

Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India. (Photo/AMU)

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:

  • Exchange of Students
  • Exchange of teaching and research staff
  • Establishment of programs that will enable qualified students and university personnel to pursue either short-term or extended programs of study in each other’s institution and to facilitate visits by authorized officials from each university
  • Establishment of short-term training and internship programs

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.

Islamic University of Maldives (IUM). (File Photo)

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).