Aligarh is famous for its lock and brass industry. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) occupies a unique position amongst universities and institutions of higher learning in the country. It was established in 1920, and evolved out of the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO College) which was set up in 1877 by the great visionary and social reformer, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. From its very inception, it has kept its door open to the members of all communities and from all corners of the country and the world. The Aligarh Muslim University is the realization of a vision which was broad, far- reaching and realistic Spread over 467.6 hectares in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh Muslim University offers more than 300 courses in the traditional and modern branches of education. It draws students from all states in India and from different countries, especially Africa, West Asia and Southeast Asia. In some courses, seats are reserved for students from SAARC and Commonwealth Countries. The university is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender. It ranks 2nd among the top 20 research universities in India.
Aligarh lies 307 kilometres northwest of Kanpur and is approximately 145 kilometres southeast of the capital, New Delhi on G.T. Road (NH-91).
Aligarh has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, typical of north-central India. The monsoon season starts in late June, continuing till early October, bringing high humidity. Aligarh gets most of its annual rainfall of 800 millimetres (31 in) during these months.
Aligarh Junction railway station is the primary station for Aligarh city and is a major stop on the Delhi-Kolkata route.
By road Aligarh is 140 km from New Delhi. It is one of the Division of UPSRTC. Aligarh City has two UPSRTC bus stations.
The nearest international airport from Aligarh is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. It is 140 km from Aligarh.
It is one of the oldest and finest structure in the Campus. Construction of the Mosque begin in 1879 by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (Founder)
Do take a morning walk in the splendid university park popularly called as Gulistan-e-Syed for its serene green beauty.
The Maulana Azad Library is the central library of Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India. It is the largest university library in Asia.The seven-storey building is surrounded by 4.75 acres (1.92 ha) of lawns and gardens. It has about 1,400,000 books. It celebrated Golden Jubilee on 7 December 2010.It got a donation of about 5000 books which were the personal collection of Kaifi Azmi.
Aligarh Fort, also known as "Aligarh Qila" was built during the time of Ibrahim Lodi in 1524-25 and is one of the strongest Forts in India.
Teerthdham Mangalayatan is dedicated to Second Tirthankara Bahubali. It has been included in 100 famous tourist centers declared by Uttar Pradesh government.
When travelling to Aligarh, dont miss out to visit Naqvi Park, leave plenty of time for sightseeing . It is located close to the varsity and is frequented by locals and visitors.
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