Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a prestigious educational institution situated in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. Founded in 1875 by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, it has played a pivotal role in the educational, social, and cultural advancement of Muslims in India. The establishment of Aligarh Muslim University was a response to the socio-economic and educational challenges faced by Muslims in British India. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a prominent Muslim reformer and visionary, recognized the importance of education in empowering the community and fostering social progress.

In 1875, Sir Syed founded the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in Aligarh, which later evolved into Aligarh Muslim University. The institution aimed to provide a modern education while upholding Islamic values and cultural heritage. The college initially faced opposition and financial difficulties but gradually gained recognition and support from various quarters.

Aligarh Muslim University is renowned for its academic excellence, cultural diversity, and inclusive ethos. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various disciplines, including arts, sciences, engineering, medicine, law, and social sciences. The university’s campus is spread over a sprawling area in Aligarh, featuring historic buildings, modern facilities, and lush greenery. The iconic Aligarh Muslim University Mosque, also known as the Sir Syed Masjid, is a prominent landmark on the campus.

AMU’s academic programs are designed to foster holistic development, critical thinking, and ethical leadership among students. The university emphasizes interdisciplinary learning, research-driven education, and innovation in teaching methods. It has a distinguished faculty comprising scholars, researchers, and experts in their respective fields.

Beyond academics, Aligarh Muslim University offers a vibrant campus life with numerous extracurricular activities, cultural events, and student clubs and societies. The university promotes inclusivity, tolerance, and pluralism, providing a supportive environment for students from diverse backgrounds to thrive and excel. Aligarh Muslim University remains committed to its founding principles of promoting education, knowledge, and social justice. It continues to uphold Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s vision of empowering the marginalized and building a more equitable and inclusive society through education.


ParticularsAligarh Muslim University Highlights 2024
Establishment year | Ownership type1920 | Government
Also Known asAMU
Campus size1,155 acres
AffiliationUGC, AIU
AccreditationA+ Grade by NAAC
NIRF Rankings 2023– 9th by the NIRF under the Architecture category – 32nd by the NIRF under the Engineering category – 9th by the India Today under the Architecture category
Number of courses300+

Fees and eligibility

CourseFeesEligibilityApplication Date
B.Tech₹20,000 (1st Year Fees)10+2 with 50% + AMUEEE
Ph.D₹9,285 (1st Year Fees)Post Graduation
B.Ed₹9,775 (1st Year Fees)Graduation26 Dec – 10 Feb 2024
MBA₹2.96 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 50%
B.Sc {Hons.}₹93,720 (1st Year Fees)10+2 with 55%27 Feb – 26 Mar 2024
M.Tech₹4.31 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 60%26 Dec – 10 Feb 2024
BA {Hons.}₹18,000 (1st Year Fees)10+2 with 50%27 Feb – 26 Mar 2024


UG Admission 2024

AMU provides undergraduate courses in Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Law, and Medicine. Admission to AMU UG courses is based on admission/departmental tests administered by AMU. However, admission to several BA (Hons.), BSc. (Hons.), and BVoc. programs is based on CUET UG exam results and counseling. NEET UG scores are used in the counseling process for AMU UG medical courses. The basic admission requirement is to have completed 10+2 from a recognized board of education. The course eligibility and selection criteria are listed below:

CoursesEligibility Selection Criteria
BA {Hons.}10+2 Examination or an equivalent Examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate.Admission to BA {Hons.} programs in Hindi, Sanskrit, Persian, and Philosophy is based on AMU’s Admission Test, while CUET UG is administered by NTA.
BSc {Hons.}10+2 in Agriculture or in Science (With Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology / Home Science) or an equivalent examination with 50% in aggregate.Based on the admission test administered by AMU.
Admission to the BSc {Hons.} program in community science is based on the NTA-conducted CUET UG.
BCom {Hons.}10+2 Examination or an equivalent examination with at least 50% aggregate marks with English and one of the following subjects. Accounting, economics, business studies, commerce, banking, entrepreneurship, mathematics, computer science, business administration, and financial market managementBased on the Admission Test administered by AMU
B.Voc10+2 Examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics of this University or an equivalent examination with at least 45% marks in aggregate.  Based on CUET UG conducted by the NTA
BA LLB10+2 or an equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% of the total marks.Based on the Departmental Test administered by AMU
B.EdMinimum 50% marks in B.A. / B.Sc. / B. Com. / B.Th. in aggregate and in the subject concerned. Minimum 55% marks in the Master’s Degree in Science / Social Sciences / Humanities, Bachelor of Engineering & Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics.Based on the Admission Test administered by AMU
B.P.EdA bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks and participation in an InterCollege/Inter Zonal/District/School competition in sports and games sanctioned by the AIU, IOA, SGFI, or the Government of India.Based on the admission test conducted by AMU
B.Tech10+2 with at least 50% aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.Based on the results of the Admission Test administered by AMU
BEA diploma in engineering in the relevant field of study or an examination recognized by the university as its equivalent with 50% marksBased on the results of the Admission Test conducted by AMU
B.Arch10+2 Exam or an equivalent exam with at least 50% marks in the aggregate of English, Physics, Chemistry, and MathematicsBased on scores from AMU’s Admission Test. Candidates are also required to pass the NATA exam to be eligible for admission.
MBBSPhysics, Chemistry, Biology, and English are all covered in the 10+2 exam. Furthermore, the candidate must have at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.  Based on NEET UG results and counseling.
BDSPhysics, Chemistry, Biology, and English are all covered in the 10+2 exam. Furthermore, the candidate must have at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.Based on NEET UG results and counseling.

AMU PG Admission 2024

AMU offers postgraduate programs in Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Law, and Medicine, among other disciplines. Admission to AMU UG courses is based on admission/departmental tests administered by AMU. However, admission to PG medical courses is based on NEET PG exam results, followed by counseling. Admission requires a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute:

CoursesEligibility Selection Criteria
MAB.A., BCom., BSc., or equivalent examination with at least 50% marks in the relevant subject.Departmental test Conducted by AMU
MScB.Sc. in the relevant branch of study with a minimum of 55% in aggregate.Departmental test Conducted by AMU
McomB.Com. (Hons.) with a minimum of 55% aggregate marksDepartmental test Conducted by AMU
LLMLL.B./B.A.LL.B. degree from a recognized university, with at least 55% marksAdmission Test conducted by AMU
MBABachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% in the aggregate.AMU Admission Test
M.EdB.Ed. or equivalent degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate of theory papers.test Conducted by AMU
M.TechB.Tech. or equivalent examination in the relevant branch of study with at least 60% marks in aggregate, or its equivalent CPI/CGPA/NAGtest Conducted by AMU/GATE scores
MD/MSMBBS degree from a recognized UniversityNEET PG scores and counseling
MDSBDS degree from a recognised UniversityNEET PG scores and counseling

AMU Ph.D. Admission 2024

AMU also offers doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. Ph.D. admissions typically take place in August of each year. Admission is granted based on a written test, followed by a presentation or interview. The completed application form must be submitted to the Office of Controller of Examination, AMU, on or before the application deadline.
Note: NET/ JRF/ GATE/ CSIR/ DBT/ ICAR qualified candidates will be exempt from the Entrance Test, but they must participate in the Presentation/Interview round.

DepartmentsEligibility CriteriaSelection Criteria
PhDMaster’s degree in relevant disciplineBased on the Written Test (80 marks) followed by Presentation/ Interview (30 marks) conducted by AMU

AMU Application Process 2024

Aligarh Muslim University has a common application process for all undergraduate and graduate courses. The application form can be filled out online by following the steps listed below:

  • Visit the University’s website,
  • The candidate should then register online and provide a correct and functional email address, as the username, password, and other information will be sent to this address.
  • Candidates should only register once when applying to multiple courses.
  • After The registered candidate should log in using his or her username and password. The candidate will have access to his or her dashboard to fill out the form.

  • Candidates should carefully fill out their profile. Click the Save option. After saving the profile, the candidate needs to review and confirm the information entered.
  • After confirmation, the candidate will not be able to edit or update his or her profile. If a candidate discovers an error in his or her profile after confirmation, he or she must re-register with a different Username and Password to complete all of the entries again.

  • Candidates should complete the details of their educational qualifications by providing the name of all examinations passed, including the qualifying examination, year of passing, Examination Roll No., University/Board from which passed, and percentage/CGPA obtained.

  • Upload the important documents required for admission, along with thumb impressions and coloured photographs.


Course NameApplication Fee
B.Sc (H)/ B.Com (H)/ BA (H)/ Diploma through CET/ B.Ed/ BA (H) Foreign LanguagesINR 700
Diploma in Engg/ Diploma in Humanities and CommerceINR 800
PG DiplomaINR 700
B.Tech/ B.ArchINR 900/INR 1000
MFM/ MTTA/ MCA/ BUMS/ MSW/ BE (Evening)/ M.TechINR 700
M.Sc (Biotechnology)/ MA (Mass Communication)INR 700
  • The Application Form is submitted electronically the moment the candidate pays the processing fees and the payment is successful.

  • Candidates must print out the application form and keep it for future reference.

Documents Required                                                                                            

  • Date of Birth Certificate
  • Scanned copy of mark-sheet (qualifying examination)
  • Special Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Entrance scorecard (if applicable)
  • No Objection Certificate (if employed)

Course – Wise Placement report

The following table displays the course-specific placement statistics obtained during the 2022 placement drive:

Course NameMedian Package (2022)
B.TechINR 5.5 LPA
M.TechINR 4.75 LPA
B.ArchINR 4.21 LPA
M.ArchINR 5.5 LPA

Top Recruiters

AMU hosts a job fair every year, and while many companies attend, they are typically medium or average-paying, ranging from $15k to $22,000 per year. The rest of your time after finishing your course will be spent looking for companies that match your interests and abilities.

Marque Impex Cordis TechnologyEFS Facilities Service Pvt. LtdMeerut Institute of Engineering and TechnologySelaris
IBMKotak SecuritiesTCSGE Capital
ICICI BankIndian InfolineONGCThe Chopras
India MartCSCExpress KCSAsian Paints
GenpactHCLAbodeSaint Gobain
MahindraWiproInfosysMax Health
CognizantZS AssociatesOperaThoughtWorks



AMU’s overall NIRF ranking in 2023 is 9 out of 200 colleges in India, down from 19 in 2022. In 2023, AMU Architecture was ranked 9th out of 30 colleges in India by NIRF, compared to 13th in 2022.

Stream2023 Ranking2022 Ranking
Overall Compare#9 out of 200 in India 2023 #3rd in Uttar Pradesh#19 out of 200 in India 2022 #3rd in Uttar Pradesh
Architecture Compare#9 out of 30 in India 2023#13 out of 30 in India 2022
Dental Compare#31 out of 40 in India 2023 #2nd in Uttar Pradesh#38 out of 40 in India 2022 #3rd in Uttar Pradesh
B.Tech Compare#32 out of 200 in India 2023 #4th in Uttar Pradesh#37 out of 300 in India 2022 #4th in Uttar Pradesh
Law Compare#14 out of 30 in India 2023 #2nd in Uttar Pradesh#12 out of 30 in India 2022 #1st in Uttar Pradesh
MBA Compare#55 out of 125 in India 2023 #7th in Uttar Pradesh#57 out of 125 in India 2022 #8th in Uttar Pradesh

Centre for Distance Education AMU

Center for Distance Education AMU, also known as the Centre for Distance and Online Education (CDOE), is part of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).The institution provides distance learning programs at all levels, including UG, Diploma, PG, and various certificate courses. The admissions processes are merit-based. The Center for Distant and Online Education (CDOE) is especially dedicated to the education of women, particularly those from minority communities and those who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Women can benefit greatly from their programs because they are given the opportunity to study at home using self-learning study materials.

Centre for Distance Education AMU Aligarh Courses 

CDOE offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, and diploma courses. Diplomas are available for specializations such as Communicative Skills in English, Foreign Languages, Tourism, Finance, and Disaster Management. Courses for certification include English Communication Skills, Computer Hardware and Network Technology, Goods and Service Tax, and Information Technology.

Senior Secondary School Certificate (10+2)2 yearsPassed the AMU Secondary School/High School Exam or any other recognized equivalent exam.
B.Com.(Hons.)3 yearsSenior Secondary School Certificate (10+2) in any stream from AMU, or an equivalent board exam recognized by AMU
B.Sc. in Computer Science3 yearsSenior Secondary School Certificate (10+2) in the science stream from AMU or an equivalent board exam recognized by AMU.
B.LIb.I.Sc.1 yearHolding BA / B.Sc. / B.Com. Examination with at least 45% of marks with prior library experience of 5 years in a recognized library.
M.Com.2 yearsAny candidate who has earned a B.Com. from Aligarh Muslim University or any other university or institute in any state recognized by the UGC or AICTE.
Diploma1 yearCertificate in Communicative English/B.A. Part – I from any institution recognized by AMU.
Certificate Courses1 year

Centre for Distance Education AMU Aligarh Admission

All admissions are based on merit, and there is no need to secure a ranking at the entrance. Application processes are done both offline and online. 

Application Process                      

  1. 1. The application form is available both online and offline. Application fees for all courses are set at INR 300.
    2. To apply online, complete the form and upload scanned documents. For offline admission, two copies of the documents and seven passport-size photographs must be submitted along with the application form.
    3. Selection is based on the applicant’s previous qualifying exam results.

Centre for Distance Education AMU Aligarh Placements

There is a dedicated training and placement cell for CDOE students enrolled in distance learning courses. Students are well-prepared for placements, and many MNCs such as HCL, Wipro, Asian Paints, and others pay annual visits. However, no particular recruitment drive is conducted here. 

Centre for Distance Education AMU Aligarh Faculty

The CDOE faculty consists of many experienced individuals who are experts in their fields. There are a total of 15 Assistant Professors, six of whom hold Ph.Ds.