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Aliah University (AU) is a state government controlled minority autonomous university in New Town, West Bengal, India. Previously known as Mohammedan College of Calcutta,[citation needed] it was elevated to university in 2008.[citation needed] It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in different Engineering, Arts, Science, Management and Nursing subjects.

Aliah University
Aliah University.svg
Motto Allamal insaana maa lam ya’lam
Motto in English
Taught man which he knew not
Type Public
Established 1780
Chancellor Governor of West Bengal
Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Ali[1]
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Affiliations UGC, AICTE



Admission to most undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Aliah University is granted through written entrance examinations and for B.Tech programs through WBJEE. Admission to M.S. and Ph.D. programmes is based on written test and a personal interview.

Admission to undergraduate programmes is based on merit rank of the "Aliah University Admission Test" (AUAT), which consists of a written examination of multiple choice type questions (MCQ), clearing of which leads to an interview and final selection of the candidate. Candidates who qualify for admission through AUAT can apply for admission to LLM. ( Masters of Law ), B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology), Integrated MBA (Master of Business Administration), MCA (Master of Computer Applications), M.Sc. (Master of Science) and M.A. (Master of Arts) courses in different Engineering, Business, Science and Arts subjects.[2] Aliah University has also M.Tech. (Master of Technology) program.


Aliah University has four campuses for different types of curriculum located at Park Circus, Taltala and New Town (Rajarhat). [3]

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal laid the foundation stone of 'Aliah University Campus' at Rajarhat on 15 December 2011.[4] Later on 11 November 2014 Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the finished campus. New Town campus contains 156 class rooms with a capacity of 12000 students and houses Science and Technology students only. The campus also has separate boy's and girl's hostel currently under construction. New Town campus also has three annexure buildings dedicated for various laboratories and a central library.

The Park circus campus is used to house Arts & Nursing students, while the Taltala campus houses the Islamic Theology students and the main office.

Aliah University, Science & Technology Campus, Rajarhat


University libraryEdit

Aliah University has three libraries in its three different campuses.All of them the library of Newtown Campus has a central library including 1.33lac books.

Aliah University has a library rich in collection of literature in Islamic Theology, Islamic Jurisprudence & Law, and Arabic.

The library is now diversifying in the areas of Science, Engineering, Management Science, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Controversy and criticismEdit

In 2016, a series of protests by the students of the University took place on the main campus(Rajarhat, New Town) against the disordering principle of the then Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Abu Taleb Khan; because students were experiencing lack of books in library, lack of faculty, bad condition of lab etc. from the beginning of the University. The protest began on 8 Nov. 2016. On 18 Nov, 2016, students insulted their VC Prof. Abu Taleb Khan giving a black rose to him. They blockaded the main gates of the University and the students made a loud slogan. With the help of police and security guards of the University, the VC entered in his office.[5][6]

Students were requested by the EC members, Fact Finding Committee, and also the Minority and Madrasah Education Minister Giasuddin Molla to stop the protest and class boycotts. But students said they will continue to boycott classes until the Vice Chancellor resigns.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Aliah University". UGC Official Website. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Aliah University, India". Study Abroad Universities. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Grand Inauguration Of Aliah University". Times of India. Retrieved 11 Nov 2014.
  4. ^ "CM lays foundation of Aliah varsity campus at Rajarhat". Times of India. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  5. ^ "একাধিক দাবিতে 'কালা দিবস' পালন আলিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে". TDN Bangla. Retrieved 18 Nov 2016.
  6. ^ "এবার দাবি আদায়ে 'নফল রোজা' করতে চলেছে আলিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ছাত্রছাত্রীরা". TDN Bangla. Retrieved 21 Nov 2016.
  7. ^ "উপাচার্যের পদত্যাগের দাবিতে বিক্ষোভে বেসামাল আলিয়া". ইনকিলাব. Archived from the original on 16 November 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.

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