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18 Dec, 2017

Aligarh Muslim University – Much more than just a University

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India — Aligarh Muslim University is more than just a University; it is a citadel of cultural, architectural and artistic heritage. In accordance with the principles of its founding fathers and the constitution of India, the campus, museum and library brim with fine works of Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu traditions, all meticulously preserved.

Covering the entire campus will take up at least a day. For serious connoisseurs of history and heritage, at least two days is recommended. All photographs by Imtiaz Muqbil, Executive Editor, Travel Impact Newswire.

One of a three-part compendium on the first Tourism Research conference held at Aligarh Muslim University between Nov 27-29, 2017 on the theme of “New Tourism Paradigms in a Changing World: Innovations, Dynamics and Future Perspectives”.

Click on the headlines below to read the other two parts.

World-class research at Aligarh Muslim University tourism conference

In pictures: The amazing grace and rustic charm of Aligarh Old City  

The original structure

As it is today, immaculately restored



Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of Aligarh University

This room houses some magnificent works of Quranic art and calligraphy. Photographs of the individual exhibits are prohibited but i was allowed to take a general shot of the room.





Dr Zakir Hussain, the second President of India and former Vice-Chancellor of AMU.

The second President of India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and the third President of India, Dr Zakir Hussain, at the University.

The art gallery

The library

Click on the links to the PDF files below for more details about the history of the University, the art gallery and library.

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