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Mangalayatan University

The University of Mangalayatan is a university that has got government recognition for granting degrees as per the UGC Act, sections 2f and 22(1). The setting up of the university was by the enacting by legislature of UP state which was passed as the Mangalayatan University Uttar Pradesh Act of 2006. The spirit of “builders of the future” is the motto of Mangalayatan University which is being imbibed in the students of the present and the future.

The university is a coeducational unit under private management, which aims for provision of education of the highest quality in different professional domains. The name Mangalayatan has been derived by the joining of Mangal and Ayatan, which respectively mean a place or home that gives out bliss and vibrations of the positive note. It is the aim of the university to provide education and knowledge that would be helpful for the country’s young generation to become productive individuals in the future.


The campus spread of MU is about 70 acre, located in the city of Aligarh in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Aligarh is at a distance of 90 miles from New Delhi towards its eastern side, between the plains that are formed by Yamuna and Ganga. The city forms the headquarters of administration for the district of Aligarh. Rail, roads and air connectivity of Aligarh is good to many cities of the country, with the International airport in New Delhi being the nearest, at about 130 kms from the city.


Vimlanchal, Hari Nagar,
Agra Road, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh,
Pin Code: 202001
Telephone: +91-571-6450666, 2414174
Fax: +91-571-2410019
Official Website / Institution home page: mangalayatan.in
Email: info@mangalayatan.in

Aligarh Muslim University

Established as Mohammedan Anglo Oriental college in the year 1875, the setting up of Aligarh Muslim University was considered as a marking event in the history of india’s social and educational scenario. It heralded the changes in the Indian muslims after the 1857 mutiny in India, and acted as a catalyst for social change. It was dubbed as a landmark event in the progress of india in terms of social history as observed by Lord Lytton, by whom the foundation stone of the MAO College was laid down in 1877, on 8th January. It was again noted by Orientalist Sir Hamilton Gibb after 8 years that the college was “the first modernist institution in Islam” when the history of the Indian muslims changed from the medieval era to the modern society.

The initial affiliation of the MAO college was with University of Calcutta but in 1885, the transfer to done to Allahabad university, during which period, plenty of lobby was done to give it the status of a university. It was in 1920 that Indian Legislative Council gave out an act that brought the central University status to MAO College and this became established as premium Muslim university in the country. In the section 2(1) of the Act of setting up of AMU also mentions that this particular institution was a choice by the muslims of the country.

Contact Information

Address: Aligarh - 202 002
State: Uttar Pradesh
Phone Number: 2700920, 2400921, 2700922,2700923 Ext.1121
Email: http://www.amu.ac.in