Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 2021

The idea of starting university for Muslims in India to educate them and keep them in the race against time was conceived after the first Indian Independence in 1857 by Sir Syed. He first started school at Moradabad in 1858 and Gazipur in 1863. In 1877, he founded the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriented college in Aligarh. It was the first purely residential educational institution set up either by the government or public in India, and then a school for girls was established in 1907. In 1920, the college was transformed into the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where it gave its reports.

Courses Offered at AMU Aligarh

AMU offers 7 courses in undergraduate programmes and 15 courses in postgraduate programmes in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at AMU Aligarh

Students Intake
AMU Aligarh gave admission to 365 students at UG and 316 students at PG in 2021; In 2020, it admitted 365 students at UG and 261 students at PG. In 2019, it admitted 385 students at UG.
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AMU Aligarh has distinguished professors in its faculty who have published many research papers. It has 222 professors at its faculty, of whom 73.42% are PhD holders. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10, that is, one professor is available for every 10 students.

AMU Aligarh Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
In the year 2021, AMU Aligarh spent Rs. 2.9 crores as a capital expenditure, of which 21.94% spent on procuring books, journals and e-resources for the library, a whopping 54.87% of funds spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 3.9% spent on engineering workshops and remaining 19.17% fund spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 4.7 crores, and in 2019, it was around Rs. 2 crores.
Operational Expenditure
In 2021, AMU Aligarh spent over Rs. 98 crores as an operational expenditure, of which it spent almost all of its funds, that is, 99.66% on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, merely 0.21% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.14% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences and Workshops. Spending as an operational expenditure was Rs. 60 crores in 2020 and Rs. 63 crores in 2019. So, spending as an operational expenditure is increasing in 2021 when compared with the last two years.

AMU Aligarh Research Details

AMU Aligarh filed 7 and 3 patent applications in 2021 and 2020 and got 2 and 1 patents, respectively, however, it did not file any patent applications in 2019, but got 5 patents from patent applications which were filed in the previous years.
Sponsored Projects
AMU Aligarh has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, so, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution for their projects, and therefore, it received Rs. 2.08 crores through 34 sponsored research projects from 19 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 3.5 and Rs. 2.5 crores through 19 and 20 sponsored research projects from 12 and 11 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
As AMU has good faculties and better infrastructures, many companies show interest in getting consultations for their projects. Therefore, AMU Aligarh received Rs. 2.03 crores through 71 consultancy projects from 40 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 1.27 crores and Rs. 82.3 lakhs from 61 and 25 companies in 2020 and 2019 for each 35 consultancy projects, respectively.

AMU Aligarh Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At AMU Aligarh, 424 students who were admitted to UG degree courses, of whom 82.07% were awarded graduations and 64.63% got placements at top companies and 119 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 92.04% students were awarded graduations, of whom 58.74% got placements and 164 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 82.6% student were awarded graduations, of whom 58.40% got placements and 156 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At AMU Aligarh at PG programmes, 35.27% students were awarded graduations and 35.29% got placements at top companies and 40 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 27.5% students were awarded graduations, of whom 61.29% got placements and 24 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 64.47% students were awarded graduations, of whom 31.11% got placements and 37 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the PhD research programme, AMU Aligarh admitted 284 students to research studies, of whom 37 were awarded graduations in 2021, and 33 and 20 students were awarded graduations in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduation: UG graduates got Rs. 5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 4.78 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduation: Rs. 3.8 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.6 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 5.2 LPA in 2019.
More companies are willing to hire graduates from AMU Aligarh for their companies, particularly, Reliance, Smart Prix, Opera Solutions, NPCL, Wipro, L&T, TCS, Don River, Tejas Networks, String Pvt Ltd and Arabic Computer.

Students Diversity at AMU Aligarh

There are 2218 students currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 83.72% are boys and 16.28% are girls, 1707 students are from within the state, 473 are from outside of the state and 38 are from foreign countries.

Facilities on AMU Aligarh Campus

AMU Aligarh has lots of facilities for students. It has a library, cafeteria, hostel, sports complex, gym, hospital/medical facilities, wi-fi campus, shuttle service, auditorium, laboratories, lifts/rams, etc.

Campus Festivals at AMU Aligarh

AMU Aligarh organizes techfest and litfest annually. At techfest, experts from foreign countries and alumni of AMU Aligarh who are working/studying higher studies in foreign countries deliver their speeches. At litfest, events like discussions and debates take place to inculcate conversation and debate skills.


The nearest railway station is Aligarh Junction Railway Station which is at a distance of 2.3 kms away, and Aligarh International Airport is around the distance of 11.9 kms away from the institution available to commute to this institution either by train or by air, so students from anywhere can reach this university easily.

How to Get Admission at AMU Aligarh

For UG Courses: AMU Aligarh conducts AMU Engineering Entrance Exam (AMUEEE) and candidates who have at least 50% in the 10+2 exam can take and should clear AMUEEE to get admission to this university.

For PG Courses: AMU Aligarh conducts a departmental entrance test and candidates need to pass this test, however, it considers the candidates who have at least a 50% GATE score for admission to this university.

Fee Structure at AMU Aligarh

Students need to pay Rs. 10.63 lakhs as fees for UG courses, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 5 LPA at top companies, therefore, they can get back this amount within two-and-half years.

AMU Aligarh Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning and Resources: AMU Aligarh has a good faculty and better infrastructures for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 71.79%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: AMU Aligarh has many distinguished professors and research scholars who have published articles in international journals, so it scored 50.09%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As AMU Aligarh has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students have graduated at a minimum stipulated time. So for this good performance, it scored 56.66%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: Even AMU Aligarh has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, it was established for Muslims and it gives more reservations to Muslim candidates. For this reason, it scored 40.38%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: AMU Aligarh has a good faculty, impressive infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, its outreach and inclusiveness are not enough, therefore it scored 20.65%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

AMU Aligarh got 54% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 35.

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