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Test for admission to courses in AMU centre

ABDUL LATHEEF NAHA


The entrance test for admission to BA L.L.B. and MBA courses of AMU will be held in Aligarh, Kolkata and Kozhikode on April 24.

The entrance examinations for BA L.L.B. and MBA courses of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) beginning in July 2011 will be held in Aligarh, Kolkata and Kozhikode on April 24. The entrance and admission will be centralised for both Aligarh Muslim University and its special centres of Malappuram and Murshidabad.

AMU Malappuram Centre Director P. Mohammed told The Hindu-EducationPlus that admissions to the second batch (2011) of MBA and BA L.L.B. programmes would be held simultaneously for Aligarh, Murshidabad and Malappuram.

First batch

The applications to the first batch of BA L.L.B. and MBA programmes that started this year at AMU Malappuram centre had been invited in November last year.

The entrance test was held on December 19, and the classes began on February 28.

There will be a gap of only five months between the first and second batches. “We will not lag any more,” said Dr. Mohammed. The Malappuram and Murshidabad centres of AMU will admit 60 students each for both MBA and BA L.L.B. Farook College will be the examination centre in Kozhikode.

The three-hour entrance examination for MBA will be held at 10 a.m. on April 24. However, the entrance test for BA L.L.B. will be of two-hour duration. It will be held at 3 p.m. on April 24.

AMU will have an examination centre in Kozhikode for its entrance tests for admission to BDS, MBBS and B.Tech. programmes.

The B.Tech. entrance test will be held at 10 a.m. on May 14 and MBBS and BDS test on May 29.

Interview

Candidates who qualify the entrance test for admission to MBA course will have to appear for an aptitude test, group discussion and interview. Dr. Mohammed said the Malappuram centre would introduce new courses only after it was shifted to new buildings at Chelamala.

“Currently we are strengthening our faculty for both MBA and BA L.L.B. Apart from guest faculty from IIM-K, we are going to have eminent law teachers like Dr. N. R. Madhava Menon in UGC-aided ‘scholar-in-residence' programme,” Dr. Mohammed said.

AMU Vice-Chancellor P. K. Abdul Azis described the admissions for the second batch of programmes as a step towards becoming a full-fledged academic centre. “The special centres of AMU in Malappuram and Murshidabad indicated the birth of two universities,” he said.

“By 2020, when AMU celebrates its centenary as a Central University, these centres will be full-fledged campuses with potential to become universities,” Prof. Azis said.

AMU enjoys the eighth rank in the top 20 research universities in the country. The ranking has been on the basis of a study conducted by the National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR).

The universities having better ranks than AMU are Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University, Jadavpur University, Anna University, Panjab University, Annamalai University, and Madras University. The Cochin University of Science and Technology has won the 14th rank for science research.

The AMU Malappuram centre will have an engineering college, a polytechnic college, a medical college, an arts college, a science college, a hospitality management college, a pharmacy college, a law college, a Unani college, a nursing college, a management institute, and several other institutions similar to the Aligarh campus.

“It will ultimately be a replica of the Aligarh campus, benefiting the educationally backward people of this southern region,” Dr. Mohammed said.

Special centre

AMU chose Malappuram for its special centre in South India considering the backwardness of the district in higher education. Malappuram, according to the University Grants Commission, currently enjoys the lowest higher education gross enrolment ratio (GER) in the State. Malappuram's GER is 8.4 vis-à-vis national the average of 12.4.

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