Aligarh Muslim University also referred to as AMU was established by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in 1875. The University started as Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College and became a University (AMU) in 1920. The university has been ranked 10 in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2021.
Aligarh Muslim University is an institution of national importance, under the seventh schedule of the Constitution of India. The university offers over 300 courses under 13 departments at the undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and diploma levels in the fields of Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Medicine, Engineering and Management.
Aligarh Muslim University offers several programs at the undergraduate level. With 7 constituent colleges, the Aligarh Muslim University offers many undergraduate courses.
Please refer to the table below for the important undergraduate courses offered by the AMU and the intake across each program.
|B. Sc (Hons) Home Science||30*||3 Years|
|B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture||40||4 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Arabic||20+10*||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Communicative English||15+20*||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) English||40+35*||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Hindi||40+25*||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Geography||50+20*||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Linguistics||20+25*||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Persian||15+25*||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Philosophy||20+10*||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Quaranic Studies||10+10*||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Sanskrit||15+10*||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Urdu||40+50*||3 Years|
|Bachelor of Fine Arts||15+15*||3 Years|
|B. Com (Hons)||180+100*||3 Years|
|B. Voc Production Technology||50||3 Years|
|B Voc Polymer and Coating Technology||50||3 Years|
|B. Voc Fashion Design and Garment Technology||50||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Chinese||20||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) French||20||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) German||20||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Russian||20||3 Years|
|B. A (Hons) Spanish||20||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Biochemistry||30+30*||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Botany||60+40*||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Zoology||60+45*||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Physics||120+35*||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Chemistry||120+65*||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Mathematics||120+40*||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Geography||45+30*||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Geology||100+30*||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Statistics||60+30*||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Industrial Chemistry||20+10*||3 Years|
|B. Sc (Hons) Computer Applications||40+20*||3 Years|
The University offers multiple programs and separate intakes for male and female candidates, so it is important to check the university's official website regularly to keep oneself updated about the eligibility for each program, which can change.
Until 2020, AMU conducted its own entrance test to admit students to the UG programs. From the academic year 2021, admissions to UG programs offered by Aligarh Muslim University will be based on Common University Entrance Test (CUET). CUET will be a common entrance for admissions to UG programs offered by all the Central Universities in the country.
In a move that could be a potential game-changer for higher education in India, the government has recommended conducting a Common Entrance Test (CUET) for the 54 Central Universities from the academic session of 2021-2022. Check out all the universities accepting CUET exam scores.
To know about the syllabus of the entrance exam to get into Aligarh Muslim University, click here