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About AMUOBA Lucknow

The Aligarh Muslim University grew out of the work of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the great reformer and statesman, who in the aftermath of the Indian War of Independence of 1857 felt that it was important to gain education and become involved in the public life and government services in India. In 1877, Sir Syed founded the Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College in Aligarh and patterned the college after Oxford and Cambridge universities that he had visited on a trip to England. Sir Syed breathed his last on 27th March 1898 and was buried in the premises of the university mosque in the Sir Syed Hall, AMU.

It was one of the first purely residential educational institutions set up either by the government or the public in India. Over the years, it gave rise to a new educated class of Indians who were active in the political system of the British Raj. A school for girls was established in 1907. By 1920, the college was transformed into the Aligarh Muslim University.

Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association, Lucknow, an Alumni association, was established in the year 1973 and it is a registered Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It is an Association of Aligarians (Aligs) residing in Lucknow and adjoining areas and it acts as a link and serves as a platform for community building among the alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University.

Across the globe,  Aligs commemorate the birth anniversary of AMU’s founding father Sir Syed  on 17th October, every year. Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association, Lucknow, celebrates Sir Syed day in a grand manner. Besides this, the alumni association gets involved in a number of literary, cultural, educational and social welfare initiatives, round the year.


Develop the concept of Academic Excellence by establishing Educational Institutions on the pattern of Aligarh Muslim University; right from Sir Syed School to Sir Syed University.


Promote the various aspects of Aligarh Movement in our way of life. To foster an Interactive Environment which should be receptive to develop cross-cultural Harmony and Growth.

Picture of Jama Masjid, Sir Syed Hall, AMU. Contributed by Qais Mujeeb