Aligarh Muslim University: UG Admission Process, Top Programs, Eligibility & More

Aligarh Muslim University: It is also referred to as AMU, and 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: UG Programs

Aligarh Muslim University has 7 constituent colleges, and offers several programs at the undergraduate level. Please refer to the table below for the important undergraduate courses offered by AMU, the duration, and the intake across each program.

Course Intake Duration
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) Quranic 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

Aligarh Muslim University: UG Programs eligibility

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 is subject to change, from time to time.

Aligarh Muslim University: UG Admissions

Until 2021, AMU conducted its own entrance test to admit students to various UG programs. From the academic year 2022, 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.

The details of the CUET are as follows:



Exam Name

CUET (Common University Entrance Test)

Conducting Body

NTA (National Testing Agency)

Exam Mode



32 Languages

Question Type

MCQ (Multiple Choice based questions)

Marking Scheme

+5 for the right answer. -1 for every wrong answer

Number of Questions

Language: 50

Domain Subjects: 50

General Test: 75

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In a move that could be a potential game-changer for higher education in India, the government has decided to conduct a Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for the 45 Central Universities and 90 Universities in total, from the academic session 2022-23. The number is expected to go up significantly in the upcoming edition of the CUET. Check out all the universities accepting CUET exam scores.

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