"To Carry Forward the Aligarh Movement for the Betterment of Our Communities".
The federation is a non-profit, secular, non-partisan, and non-political organization serving Educational, Social, Literary and Cultural needs of the Community. The Association is a non-political, non-profit, secular organization devoted to charitable, educational, literary, cultural, and social activities, formed to promote the interest of the AMU (hereinafter referred to as the University, its student body and its alumni). The purpose of this organization is to increase the popularity of our common interests. We hope to add new members so we will be able to grow and expand. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.
The federation is a non-profit, secular, non-partisan, and non-political organization serving educational, social, literary and cultural needs of its member associations. It’s over arching mission is to promote modern education and support students in advancing their professional goals.
Faisal Saleem, President
Dear Aligs, Well-Wishers and Friends
The Federation of the Aligarh Alumni Associations celebrated its 15th Anniversary at its Annual Convention in Phoenix. At this significant and memorable milestone I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the founders, past office bearers, representatives of alumni associations in North America and numerous others who have volunteered their time and provided invaluable leadership throughout the formative years of the organization. We stand tall on their achievements. The Federation today has 14 member alumni associations spread over North America and 2 associate members. Each of our member association comprises of individuals who dedicate their resources, expertise and energy to support the advancement of education at AMU and have established scholarships and supported other educational and infrastructure programs to provide students an opportunity to succeed. The Federation led smart classroom project is one example of alumni collaboration. More than 10 smart classrooms were contributed by the alumni associations and individuals in United States and an Endowment to provide scholarships to the students was also recently established. I am also very proud to share that the Federation this year elected its first women President-Elect (Ms. Amtul Suhail, California) and member of Board of Trustees (Ms. Rahat Khan, Virginia).
As an umbrella alumni association the Federation strives to facilitate and coordinate with it member association to provide a common platform to exchange ideas, network, socialize and most importantly serve the students of our Alma Mater. Advancing their education so that they can achieve professional success in their careers is our core mission. Federation in partnership with its member organizations is currently focusing on following three key initiatives -
- Advancement of under privileged education through Education for Girls and Orphans (EGO) program. A career guidance and counseling center at the women's college is in planning stages.
- The Federation is facilitating revival of erstwhile Summer University under the new name - Aligarh Open University (AOU). The purpose of AOU is to complement and supplement the education at AMU. I feel very proud that the several of Alumni who are currently faculty members at North American universities have stepped up to volunteer as AOU chairs and faculty members. The AOU is scheduled to be launched in early 2017. The students will benefit immensely from knowledge transfer and training. The smart classrooms will be leveraged to provide lectures remotely.
Finally I would like to profoundly thank the current members of the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and Council for providing an exemplary service to the Federation. Our 2017 Convention will be held in San Francisco (July 14-16). We look forward to your enthusiastic participation.
Faisal Saleem, President