The International Geographical Congress conferred on Professor Emeritus M. Shafi of the Aligarh Muslim University its highest award "Laurlate d’ Honneur" for his outstanding and pioneering contribution.
Professor Shafi is the first Indian Geographer in the Indian sub-continent including SAARC countries to receive this prestigious award at the 30th International Geographical Congress held at Glasgow in U.K. More than 1800 geographers from 81 countries participated in the Congress.
Earlier, the Russian Academy of Sciences conferred on him its highest award ‘Academician’. The Royal Geographical Society, London made him its Honorary Corresponding Member of the Council and the American Geographical Society also offered him its Fellowship.
Chief election officer
The Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Mr. Naseem Ahmad has appointed Professor Noor Mohammed, Department of Sociology and Social Work as the Chief Election Officer for conducting the Election of AMU Students’ Union and for election of Representatives of students on the University Court for the Academic session 2004-2005.
Professor Mukhtaruddin Ahmed
Noted Arabic scholar Professor Mukhtaruddin Ahmed, former Chairman, Department of Arabic at the Aligarh Muslim University has been appointed as Senior Fellow of the Aal al-Bayt Foundation for Islamic Thought, Jordan in recognition of his intellectual efforts and services to Islam.
DBA by distance learning
Aligarh Muslim University in association with All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi, offers Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) through distance learning mode. The Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies & Research, AMU is the Chairman of the programme and the Director AIMA-CME is the Co-Chairman. The senior corporate executives and academicians are required to make their presentation before the members of the DBA Committee and the faculty members of the Department of Business Administration. The DBA Committee evaluates the research worthiness of these research proposals and accepts or rejects accordingly. This opportunity to present their research proposals before the DBA Committee is open to the DBA candidates twice a year. Till date 8 senior executives and civil servants have submitted their theses. Once their theses are accepted they will be awarded Doctorate in Business Administration Degree by the Aligarh Muslim University.
Between 19-21 July 2004, the Department of Business Administration, AMU, Aligarh was abuzz with the DBA candidates from India and abroad, having several years of professional experience. This alone bears testimony to the popularity and global acceptance of the DBA
The research proposals covered a variety of interesting topics viz. Ethics in Management, IT adaptation in banking, Leadership styles, Islamic banking, Venture capital, Internet marketing, corporate restructuring, etc.
During the research proposal presentations the true symbiotic nature of the programme came out distinctly. On one hand the DBA candidates got the necessary academic input from the panel of experts. On the other hand the DBA participants shared their rich industrial and professional experience, with the faculty members.
AMU Students Union
The VC, Mr. Naseem Ahmad, said that the present set of Code of Conduct for the election of the Students’ Union is in tune with the exigencies involved and in no way amount to curbing the democratic rights of the students.
In an appeal to the students, AMU Vice-Chancellor stated that the present Code of Conduct happened to be more liberal, whereas the Code of Conduct of 1999 debarred all such candidates who had been convicted for any criminal offence or and against whom any disciplinary action had been taken by ‘any disciplinary authority’ of the University. In the current Code of Conduct of 2004 only such candidates inter alia have been made ineligible against whom a disciplinary action had been taken by the ‘Vice-Chancellor’ or they have been convicted for any criminal offence.
The election of the AMU Students’ Union and the election of the faculty-wise students representation to the University Court will be held on September 30, 2004. Professor Noor Mohammed has been appointed as Chief Election Officer.«
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