AMU Campus in Kerala next year if state government is sincere: VC Dr PK Abdul Azeez

By Staff Correspondent,

Kochi: The regional centre of the Aligarh Muslim University will be opened in Kerala next year if the state government is sincere in the matter, said Dr PK Abdul Azeez, vice-Chancellor of the AMU. He was responding to the doubts of media reporters regarding the delay in the acquisition of the proposed land at Perinthalmanna in Malappuram.

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Mr Abdul Azeez said that the University began the primary procedures with the belief that the state government and the local people would be sincere in the matter of establishing a regional campus. Courses that do not require much infrastructural facilities will be begun next year in the first phase. There should not be any disputes or legal problems associated with the land. Construction activities will begin on the land by December, if the basic infrastructures like transportation, water and electricity facilities are made available, he added.

The advisory board decided to begin classes next year on the word of the state government that it would acquire and hand over the required land by December 15. Nearly four hundred acres of land have been set aside for the campus.

The decision is to begin courses that do not require much infrastructural facilities in July next year. Engineering and Medical colleges may need more procedures to be undergone. However, women’s college, management school, arts courses, etc which do not require much infrastructural facilities will be begun in the first phase.

The acquisition of land has not yet been completed as some land owners have approached the court against it. Selection of the appropriate land too took a lot of time as the land selected earlier had to be changed. Primary survey has been completed on the land and acquisition procedures have reportedly begun.