Aliah University

Aliah University
আলিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়

Allamal insaana maa lam ya’lam

(English translation) Teach man what he did not know.
Type Engineering, Management Studies, Vocational education, and Research Institute

1780: Aliya Madrasah

2008: Aliah University
Chancellor Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Honourable Governor of West Bengal.
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abu Taleb Khan[1]
Prof. Syed Samsul Alam (Ex)
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India India
Campus Park Circus, New Town, Taltala
Affiliations UGC, AICTE, Government of West Bengal
Website Official website

Aliah University (Bengali: আলিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, informally known as AU), is a state government controlled[2] minority autonomous university in New Town, West Bengal, India. Previously known as Mohammedan College of Calcutta, it was elevated to university in 2008.[2] It offers multiple modern day professional undergraduate and postgraduate programs in different Engineering, Arts, Science and Management subjects respectively.[3] Professor Abu Taleb Khan is its present vice chancellor.[4]


Aliah University has with it the rich heritage of the 235-year-old educational and cultural institution, Mohammedan College of Calcutta, popularly known as Madrasah-i-Aliah or Calcutta Madrasah, the first educational institution set up in India in 1780 by Warren Hastings, the then Governor General of Bengal Presidency. Thus, one of the oldest centres of higher learning and culture, the institution is steeped in history. Many eminent scholars were associated with this institution as administrators, principals, teachers as well as students.



Admission to most undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Aliah University is granted through written entrance examinations. Admission to M.S. and Ph.D. programmes is based primarily on a personal interview, though candidates have to take written tests as well. But Ph.D programme is open to all, not only for the Aliah Universities students.

Admission to undergraduate programmes is based on merit rank of the "Aliah University Admission Test" (AUAT), which consists of a written examination of multiple choice type questions (MCQ), clearing of which leads to an interview and final selection of the candidate. Candidates who qualify for admission through AUAT can apply for admission to LLM. ( Masters of Law ), B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology), Integrated MBA (Master of Business Administration), Integrated MCA (Master of Computer Applications), Integrated M.Sc. (Master of Science) and Integrated M.A. (Master of Arts) courses in different Engineering, Business, Science and Arts subjects.[5] Currently,Aliah University started M.Tech. (Master of Technology). But for now only the student who have completed their from Aliah University they are eligible to take admission here.


Aliah University has four campuses for different types of curriculum located at Park Circus, Taltala and New Town (Rajarhat). [6]

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal laid the foundation stone of 'Aliah University Campus' at Rajarhat on 15 December 2011.[7] Later on 11 November 2014 Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the finished campus. New Town campus contains 156 class rooms with a capacity of 12000 students and houses Science and Technology students only. The campus also has separate boy's and girl's hostel currently under construction. New Town campus also has three annexure buildings dedicated for various laboratories and a central library.

The Park circus campus is used to house Arts & Nursing students, while the Taltala campus houses the Islamic Theology students and the main office.

Aliah University,Science & Technology Campus,Rajarhat


  • Islamic Jurisprudence and Law

University library

Aliah University has three libraries in its three different campuses.All of them the library of Newtown Campus has a central library including 1.33lac books.

Aliah University has a library rich in collection of literature in Islamic Theology, Islamic Jurisprudence & Law, and Arabic.

The library is now diversifying in the areas of Science, Engineering, Management Science, Humanities and Social Sciences.

See also


  1. "IIT Guwahati professor to become new VC of Aliah University". TwoCircles. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Aliah University". IndiaSite Official. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  3. "Aliah University". Higher Education in India. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  4. "Aliah University". UGC Official Website. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  5. "Aliah University, India". Study Abroad Universities. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
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  7. "CM lays foundation of Aliah varsity campus at Rajarhat". Times of India. Retrieved 14 January 2013.

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