Aliah University has started its glorious journey from this academic session (2008-09) with great potential and immense opportunities. It is hoped that this university, harmonizing tradition and modernity, will emerge as a unique institution of higher studies and research. As per Aliah University Act 2007, Section 3 (3), it has been conferred the status of a minority educational institution. Therefore, it is hoped that along with the people of any race, creed, caste or class, this University will play a crucial and leading role in the advancement of higher education for socially and educationally backward classes belonging to the Minorities
Aliah University: A Historical Note
Aliah University has with it the rich heritage of Madrasah-i-Aliah or Calcutta Madrasah. By an act passed by the West Bengal Legislature (West Bengal Act XXVII of 2007) Calcutta Madrasah College has been upgraded to Aliah University. Calcutta Madrasah was established in 1780 by the first Governor General of India, Warren Hastings, who called it Mohammedan College of Calcutta. Thus, one of the oldest centres of higher learning and culture, the institution is steeped in history.