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23 July 2012

American students visit AMU, meet the Vice Chancellor

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IMO News Service

Aligarh: A group of American students and teachers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) met the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. general (Retired) Zameer Uddin Shah today in his office and discussed with him a number of issues of mutual interest.
The Vice Chancellor said that he visited America a few years back on the invitation of American army and toured around its various cities. He said that India-America relations are in a progressive mode and both the countries will play a great partner in the economic and cultural development of the two countries.

General Shah said that he will make efforts to put the Aligarh Muslim University on high pedestals of development by mooting out memoranda of understanding with world class universities of America and other countries.

Replying to a question of a Chinese student, the Vice Chancellor said that India is scaling new heights in academics and research and all possibilities are there that in near future India becomes one of the leaders in higher education in the world.

The visiting team of US students thanked the Vice Chancellor for the hospitality and homelike comfort that they received while staying in the University.

The visiting America students Jamie Berger, Aditi Borde, Ivy Byrd, Camille Delavaux, Lucas Edmond, Karalee, Gadoo, Michelle Repper, Courtney Shepard, Kaitlyn Warren, Frank Wu and Azul Zapata are studying a variety of subjects including South Asian Studies, Political Science, Urdu and Hindi language and literature and International Studies. The group of students of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA is headed by AMU alumnus, Dr. Afroz Taj, Mr. John Coldwell and Ms. Wendan Li. The US students will be staying in Aligarh till July 22, 2012.

AMU and University of North Carolina signed a MoU in 2010 to establish collaborative relations between the two institutions.

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