AMU: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

  • Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
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AMU Overview

AMU Latest Updates

  • June 03, 2022: AMU entrance test registrations are open till June 4, 2022. 
  • May 27, 2022: AMU has published the complete schedule for the AMU PhD admission test 2022 on its official website.

AMU was the outcome of the dream of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. It is situated in a district of Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh. Initially, it was known as the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in Aligarh and after that, the name is changed to Aligarh Muslim University in 1920. Aligarh Muslim University was affiliated with the University of Calcutta and subsequently got affiliated with the University of Allahabad in 1885. From its very beginning, the doors of the university are open to members belonging to any community and any country in the world. The university is open to all irrespective of their creed, caste, gender, or religion. University ranks 8th among the 20 research Universities in India. There are 19 halls of residence for students with 80 hostels. 

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AMU Quick Insights

AMU highlights such as year of establishment, university type, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

AMU Highlights
Year of Establishment 1870(as MOA college) 1920(as AMU)
Type of University Public
Affiliation UGC, AIU
Campus Area 1155 Acres
Courses/ Degrees Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral Program
Infrastructure Facilities Library, Laboratories, Sports facilities, Hostel, Gym, etc
Location Uttar Pradesh

AMU Ranking

AMU has been securing the highest ranks in the fields of research and education. It is acknowledged by different national and international institutions and organizations for its exceptional enrichment of various fields. Below is an overview of the AMU ranking:

  • AMU was ranked 801–1000 in the QS World University Rankings in 2021 and 251–260 in Asia in 2022.
  • Times Higher Education World University ranked AMU 801–1000 in the world in 2021 
  • It was ranked 201–250 in Asia and 201–250 among Emerging Economies in 2020 by Times Higher Education.
  • NIRF in 2020, ranked AMU 31 in India overall and 17th among universities.
  • the engineering college of the AMU, The Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, was ranked 32 by India Today in 2020 and 39 by the NIRF among engineering colleges in 2020.
  • The Faculty of Law of AMU has ranked 11th in India by India Today in 2020.
  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, the medical school of the university, has been ranked 19th by India Today in 2020.

AMU Courses

AMU offers different courses in various fields consisting of science, management, law, medical science, etc. Some of the courses offered by the university are listed below:

Departments Courses
Engineering  BTech, MTech, B.Arch
Science BSc, MSc
Management BMS, MBA, MTM
Medical MBBS, MD, Diploma

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AMU Departments

AMU has many departments covering engineering, language, management, humanities, social sciences, etc. Listed below are the various departments available in the college: 

Anatomy Applied Physics Chemistry Fine Arts
Geography History Mechanical Engineering Physics
Plastic Surgery Sanskrit Wild Life Sciences Sociology
Urdu Shia Theology Sunni Theology Medicine
Mass Communication Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Commerce
Architecture Law Pathology Petroleum Studies
Zoology Surgery Psychology Social Work

AMU Admission 

AMU admission is based on an entrance examination that is conducted by the university. The mode of the examination is online. AMU PG and UG admission are begun by filling up the online application form with the correct details.

  • AMU M.Tech admission depends upon the eligibility and valid test score of the GATE examination.
  • The university Ph.D. admission 2021 is based on entrance test score and eligibility followed by a presentation and personal interview.
  • AMU MBA admission is based on minimum marks scored in the graduation and entrance exam. 
Important Dates for Admission 2022
CUET PG - last date to pay the exam fee 19 Jun '22
Last date to apply for M.Plan 23 Jun '22
Entrance test for M.Plan 17 Jul '22

AMU Eligibility Criteria

AMU offers various courses in many fields of arts, social science, commerce, engineering, law, and architecture to name a few. Admission to the courses is based on eligibility criteria failing to which students are not allowed to apply for the courses offered by the AMU. Below is a list of a few courses offered by the AMU with their eligibility criteria:

BE Eligibility

  • The candidate should have passed the 10+2 examination from a recognized board with a minimum of 60% marks.

BSc Eligibility

  • The candidate should have passed the 10+2 examination with an aggregate of 55% from a recognized board in PCM/PCB.

PhD. Eligibility

  • The candidate should have passed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the desired field with a minimum of 55% marks for reserved category students. 

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Why Choose AMU?

AMU secured 8th rank in the top 20 research universities. The university maintains 1 primary, and 7 high schools, including 1 for the visually challenged, and 2 for senior secondary schools for boys and girls. The medium of instruction in the schools is primarily Urdu. There are 3 off-campus centres of this university and it offers more than 300 courses in various branches of education. AMU is considered to be an institute of national importance.

AMU Academic Advantages

  • AMU has 28,000+ students, 1,342+ teachers and some 5,610 non-teaching staff on its rolls.
  • The university has 13 faculties including 117 teaching departments, 3 academies, and 21 centres and institutes.
  • A special feature of the university is its residential nature with most of the staff and students living on the campus.
  • Most of the international students studying at the university belong to Southeast Asia, Africa, and West Asia. 

AMU Cut Off

AMU cut off 2021 will release after the results of the GATE, NEET-UG/PG, and entrance examination. The cut-off is released every academic year after the results for the above-mentioned exam are out. AMU MD cut-off rank is 1239 in NEET-PG. The cut-off is decided based on:

  • The number of candidates who appeared for the entrance examination.
  • Previous year cutoff statistics.
  • The number of seats available for the course.
  • Number of Applicants for a course.

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AMU Result

AMU results for the 2022 entrance exam will be released in June 2022. The exams are conducted in April and May 2022. Students who are not satisfied with their results can apply for revaluation before the mentioned date. The revaluation application process is online and can be done through the official website only. To check the results, students can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • On the official website click on the “Admissions and Exam” 
  • You’ll be directed to the admission website of the university. Then click on the “Result for Examination” link'. 
  • Students have to enter the Enrollment Number and Password and then click login.
  • Students will get to see their results.

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AMU Infrastructure

AMU campus offers necessary facilities for students and staff. Facilities like laboratories, canteen, ATM, research center, etc are offered on the campus. The campus has a central library and 100 departmental libraries. The name of the central library is Maulana Azad Library which has 14lakh books and subscribes to many national and international journals. The university offers sports facilities to the students. Given below are the facilities offered:

  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Hostel
  • Security & Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Student Clubs
  • Medical Facility
  • NCC
  • NSS

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AMU Placements

AMU has a central Training & Placement cell and T&P cell for Women’s Polytechnic, Computer Science, ZHCET, and polytechnic courses. The cell provides the training for CV writing and GD and prepares them for Mock interviews. The placement cell helps students in identifying their core interest and help them get a job either on-campus or off-campus. AMU's highest salary package is 14LPA and the average salary package is 4.5LPA.

Top Recruiters:

TCS Wipro L&T
HCL Asian Paints Genpact

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AMU Scholarships

AMU offers scholarships to financially weak students. Scholarships are based on merit, economical conditions, etc. Government scholarship is also provided to eligible candidates. The scholarships available for AMU students are as follows:

  • Sultan Jahan Begam Scholarship, about 40 students are given scholarships. 
  • E. R. Ansari Scholarship, about 10 students 
  • AMU Alumni Association
  • U.P Government
  • MSUS Scholarship, 2 scholarships, specific for MJMC students

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AMU Collaborations

AMU has signed MoUs with various institutions to promote learning and research. Given below are the name of some institutes/universities that have collaborated with AMU:

International Collaborations:

Country Partner University

Massachusetts General Hospital

University of Arizona

American University

JIV Daya Foundation

Ohio State University

Youngstown State University

Morehouse College

Michigan State University

University of Wisconsin Madison

Iran Al-Mustafa International University
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
UK University of Exeter Northcot House
Thailand Thammasat University
Malaysia University Sains Islam
Sri Lanka University of Colombo Rajagiriya
South Africa University of Western Cape
Canada Queen’s University

National Collaborations:

  • Saifi Education Trust
  • Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts
  • Integral University
  • Mangalayatan University
  • Centre for Development and Advanced Computing
  • MGDC
  • IIAD
  • NSC

AMU Distance Education

AMU has a Centre for Distance and Online Education (CDOE), which serves as an integral part of the university. It offers programs of study that are designed to meet the learning requirements of students as well as to ensure that they learn at their own pace and convenience. The fees are low for the courses by keeping in mind the educationally backward sections of the society. It is especially committed to women's education, particularly in the minority community, among those who are educationally and economically weak section. 

AMU Alumni

AMU alumni are spread all over the world and contribute to the alumni association for the further development of the university. All the alumni are performing well in their professional lives. The Alumni fund is used in university development and scholarship for students. 

Notable Alumni Profession
Mohammad Hamid Ansari Former Vice President of India
Javed Akhtar Indian poet, lyricist, screenwriter, and political activist
Naseeruddin Shah Indian film actor
Dalip Tahil Indian film actor
Anubhav Sinha Indian film director

AMU Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 15
Year of Establishment 1920
Genders Accepted Co-ed

AMU Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
49 Arts
18 Medical
14 Law
49 MBA
35 Engineering
141 MBA
13 Architecture
11 Law
4 Media
6 Law
11 Architecture
24 Media

Exams Accepted by AMU


Exam Date: Jul 17, 2022


Exam Date: Jul 07, 2022

Result Date: Jul 15, 2022


Can a Hindu study at Aligarh Muslim University?

A.M.U is considered a central university by UGC. The word 'Muslim' doesn't mean that it is only for Muslims.

Why Aligarh Muslim University is famous?

It was India's first centre of Islamic and Western higher education, with instruction given in English and modelled on Oxford.

Is there any dress code in AMU?

There is no official dress code on the campus and students are required to wear normal casual dresses

AMU Reviews

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Habiba | Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [B.A.L.L.B.] {Hons}, batch of 2018

Reviewed on Aug 05, 2021

  • 4
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 2
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

Yes, I have done so many Internships in Civil Courts and High Courts including Patna & Calcutta High Court and all of them were non-stipend. Placements in our Faculty is not as good as in other NLUs because in our faculty the syllabus is UPSC and Judiciary based. More than half students are UPSC and PCS(J) aspirants. Corporate sectors aspirants are very low in number and even when companies come for placements purposes, the interested students' participation is also very low upon which our Faculty has started taking due concerns so that this difficulty would not arise in coming sessions. Alumni Network of our faculty is very rich. Below are the few names of our rich Alumni Network

Alinashabana | Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] {Hons.}, batch of 2021

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

  • 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Fees and Scholarship

Aligarh Muslim University, [AMU] Aligarh Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 8675 per semester.

AMU is the cheapest university in my opinion. The quality of education I receive in AMU is undescribably best. We have very qualified professors who give their best in teaching us.

Besides, there are hundreds of scholarships that are offered to students. Almost 95% of the students got scholarships.

Placements & Internships

Many MNCs hire graduates and postgraduates with a good amount of salary. Management, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, and Finance roles are offered to the students. The salary package offered usually ranges between INR 5-6 Lakhs per annum.

Dawer | Master of Commerce [M.Com], batch of 2021

Reviewed on Nov 04, 2019

  • 2.3
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • College Infrastructure 3
  • Clubs & Associations 1
Fees and Scholarship

25000 is the college fee and scholarships are available 

College Infrastructure

There are 7 to 10 hostels for boys year and hostel fee is nearly 20000 and I am also PG outside and my fee is here 8000 rupees and the food quality is not good but it causes 4000 rupees quality of classrooms labs laboratories dining hall is 5 and another infrastructure is excellent

Saman | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Physics), batch of 2019

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

  • 4.2
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

There are many scholarships provided by alumni network in AMU. BSc Hons in AMU has its own place in India.

Fees and Scholarship

Admission fee is 9000 per year and hostel fee is around 15000 per year including mess charges. Many students get scholarships based on merits and financial conditions.

Naveen | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Statistics), batch of 2018

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

  • 4.6
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

Alumni network was so good. They provide many facilities for students in a way that students don't face any problem!

Fees and Scholarship

The course fee is INR 7626 per year. There is a separate scholarship exam held in all departments. 3 students got scholarships.

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