In conformity to the lockdown regulations announced by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to curb the Covid spread, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and its maintained institutions will remain closed till May 16.
“However, the essential services including medical services, sanitation, electricity, water supply, residential hall services, Central Automobile Workshop, Telephone Department, Department of Land and Gardens, Proctor’s Office and Computer Centre, will continue to work as per the direction of the heads of the concerned department or office”, stated a notification by AMU Registrar, Mr Abdul Hamid (IPS).
As many as 17 working professors of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 18 days. Professor Shakeel Samdani, dean of the law faculty of AMU who was undergoing treatment at Aligarh’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College has passed away this Friday taking the death toll to 17.
Professor Shakeel Samdani was a member of the Executive Committee of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. He was admitted to the Covid ward of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh University 10 days ago. Samadani was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension.
In the Covid ward of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, 16 people, including faculty members, are currently under treatment.
Prof. Aftab Alam, former secretary of the Teachers Association at Aligarh Muslim University, has prepared a list of the teachers who have succumbed to COVID-19. The list includes the names of Prof. Shakeel Samdani, former proctor Prof. Jamshed Siddadiki, Prof. of Sunni Theology Department Ehsanullah Fahd, Prof. of Urdu Department Maulana Bakhs Ansari, Prof. of Post Harvesting Engineering Department Mohd. Ali Khan, Prof. of Department of Political Science Qazi Mohammed Jamshed, Prof. Moalijat Department Chairman Mohd. Younus Siddadiki, Ilmul Advia Department Chairman Gufram Ahmed, Psychology Department Chairman Prof. Sajid Ali Khan, Chairman of the Department of Musicology Dr. Mohammad Irfan, Dr. of the Center for Women’s Studies Aziz Faisal, Mohammed Saiduzzaman of University Polytechnic, Assistant Professor of History Department Jibrail, former Chairman of Sanskrit Department Prof. Khalid bin Yusuf and Dr Mohammad Yousuf Ansari of English Department.