General Zameeruddin Shah assumes charge of AMU VC

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Lt. General (Retired) Zameeruddin Shah on Thursday assumed charge as Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. Sixty-three years old General Shah was the deputy Chief of Army Staff from October 1, 2006 to August 30, 2008. He is a recipient of the highest peacetime military award Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) and Sena Medal (SM) for distinguished services to the nation.

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Lt. Gen. Zameeruddin Shah assumed charge of VC, AMU on 17th May 2012

After assuming charge, General Shah paid floral tributes at the tomb of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of the University. He also visited several historical buildings at Sir Syed Hall of residence.

Addressing the students and media, General Shah said he would focus on restoring peace and maintaining discipline so that academic activity can continue unhindered. He further said that AMU is an institution of national fame and he will try his best to regain its glory.

AMU VC Zameeruddin Shah and AMU officials offering prayer at the mazar of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan at AMU

AMU Vice Chancellor General Shah announced that he would take steps for protecting the academic interest of the University staff and students and improving the professional prospects of the students.

General Shah’s family has a long association with the Aligarh Muslim University. His father, Mr. Aale Rasool Shah had studied in City High School, an AMU’s maintained institution. His younger brother, noted film actor, Mr. Nasiruddin Shah is also a product of AMU.

AMU VC Zameeruddin Shah visiting Sir Syed Hall

AMU Registrar, Prof. V. K. Abdul Jaleel, Controller of Exams, Prof. Pervez Mustajab, Finance Officer, Mrs. Yasmin Jalal Beg, Proctor, Prof. Mujahid Beg and the PRO, Dr. Rahat Abrar welcomed the new Vice Chancellor at his office.