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13 May 2012

Lt.Gen. Zameeruddin Shah appointed AMU VC

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IMO News Service


Aligarh: The President of India in her capacity as the Visitor of the Aligarh Muslim University has appointed Lt. Gen. (Retired) Zameeruddin Shah as Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University for a period of five years or his attaining the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India today communicated the decision of the President of India as Visitor of the University to the AMU Registrar.
Lt. Gen. Shah told the University spokesperson that he will assume duties as Vice Chancellor at a very early date.


Lt. Gen. Shah was the Deputy Chief of Army Staff from October 1, 2006 to August 30, 2008 and was responsible for modernization of the army and management and control of the army budget. He subsequently retired after more than 40 years’ service in the Indian Army. General Shah was the member of Armed Forces’ Tribunal.


Lt. Gen. Shah is a recipient of the highest peace time award, Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) and Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) and Seva Medal (SM) for distinguished services in the Army.


Lt. Gen. Shah belongs to Sardhana town in Meerut District. He was born on August 15, 1948 and is an alumnus of St. Joseph College, Nainital, National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy. He was commissioned on June 9, 1968 into 185 Light Regiment (Camel Park). He holds a Master degree in Defence Studies and Management from Madras University (1980) and M. Phil. from Indore University (1993). Lt. General Shah’s family has a long relationship with Aligarh Muslim University. His younger brother Nasiruddin Shah, a well known film personality, is a product of Aligarh Muslim University. His family contributed an amount for the development of the Aligarh Muslim University.


Lt. General Shah has a vast experience in the field of education and has been associated with the Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai from 1972-74, Army War College, Mhow (MP), Chairman of the Board of Governors of Sainik School, Purulia (WB), Chairman of the Management Committee of the Army Institute of Management, Kolkata and President, Executive Council of Centre for Land Warfare Studies, Delhi Cantonment.


Lt. Gen. Shah has served on a diplomatic assignment as Defence Attaché in Saudi Arabia from 1994-1997 and traveled widely in West Asia, South East Asia, Africa and Europe. He is a keen sportsman, rider and an avid golfer.

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