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University: Aliah University

 Address: ll-A/27, Action Area II, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal 700156

Phone:  033 2341 6444

Chancellor:  Governor of West Bengal

Courses: (B.A.),(M.A), (M.Sc.),(MCA), (MBA), (BTech)

University Type: Public

Total enrollment: 

Founded Year: 1780


Vice-chancellor:  Abu Taleb Khan

Affiliated Colleges:

  • The Amalapuram Degree College
  • The Pedanandipadu College of Arts and Science
  • Viveka Arts and Science Degree College
  • VS Lakshmi Degree College for Women 

Aliah University, Kolkata was established in 2008 as a premier institution of higher learning and research. The University is an autonomous University under the Department of Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education, Government of West Bengal. It has been approved by AICTE and recognized by UGC. Aliah University has with it the rich heritage of the 229-year old educational and cultural institution, Mohammedan College of Calcutta, popularly known as Madrasah-i-Aliah or Calcutta Madrasah, the first educational institution set up in India in 1780.

Aliah University is marching on with a vision to recapture the ambience and dynamic cultural heritage of the madrasah system, to expand and deepen it, to evolve it further with a successful outreach into the emerging areas in each branch of modern science, technology, social studies, and humanities. Aliah University is situated in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. It started its academic session in the year 2008-09. The UGC recognized University offers a blend of tradition and modernity, and aims to emerge as a unique organization of higher studies and research. In spite of being a minority institution, its prime objective is to provide education to the people of any race, creed, caste or class, especially for the socially and educationally backward classes belonging to the minorities.

Professional programmes stated amongst the last four courses are being conducted in collaboration with Techno India Group, a pioneer in the development of Education, Research and Entrepreneurship in Science, Technology, Medicine and Management. All these courses offered by the University have been designed with innovative curricula to help the students gain more knowledge, experience and ethical values. Moreover, it propagates the idea of integrated course (3+2 year course), so that it could reduce the vexed problem of drop-out at the graduation level which is the highest among the socially and educationally backward minorities. Aliah University maintains hostels to accommodate the students of Madrasah-i-Aliah. It has a three-storied building known as the Elliot Hostel that provides residential facilities to the students.

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