Grown out of the work of the great personality, Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan, the eminent Muslim reformer and statesman, Aligarh Muslim University is one of the oldest Universities of the country. The University is located in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh- 202001. The University was initially established by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan as Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875. It was in 1920 that the college was transformed into Aligarh Muslim University. This historical, educational institution had a significant role to play in the history of India. Since its inception, the famous historical, educational institution has held its doors open to students of every community and from each and every corner of the world. Aligarh Muslim University has more than 300 courses to offer to students that includes both traditional as well as modern branches of education. Spread over an area of 467.6 hectares of land, the University holds the 8th position among the top 20 research universities in India. The University believes in a perfect combination of providing comprehensive knowledge to the students supplementing it with extracurricular activities that are an integral element in the overall growth of the future of the country. The University even has provisions for distant learning as well. The University has its seats reserved for students from SAARC countries and Commonwealth countries. The Aligarh Muslim University is the perfect living example of composite Indian culture and the principle of secularism.