Mashqoor Ahmad Elected AMU Students Union President

Mashqoor Ahmad Usmani from Bihar has won the elections for Student Union in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and elected as a next student union president in AMU.


Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) student Mashqoor Ahmad Usman hails from Darbhanga. He was polled for 9,071 votes, defeating his nearest rival Ajay Singh by 6,719 votes. It was a tough battle for the post of president between BDS student Mashkur Ahmed Usmani, research student Abu Bakr and BALLB student Ajay Singh, who is the grandson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Thakur Dalveer Singh.


The position was followed by Sajjad Rathar as Vice President and Mohammad Fahad bagged the secretary’s post in the recent elections in the university. A total of 18,200 students has voted to elect the new leaders on Monday. Of the total electorate of 18,188, as many as 5,005 belonged to the engineering faculty while 3,196 were from the social science department.


“At present, the situation of the country we are dealing with, we are standing together to fight in a democratic way,” the new president said in a statement.

“We will create pressure on the government by raising voice on the issue of mob lynching. My success is not merely mine but it is the success of all the students of AMU. I want to see each and every citizen to reach new heights in their lives,” Usmani added in his statement.


–Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) occupies a unique position amongst universities and institutions of higher learning in the country

–The university was established in 1920, and evolved out of the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO College) which was set up in 1877 by the great visionary and social reformer, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

–A special feature of the university is its residential character with most of the staff and students residing on the campus. There are 19 halls of residence for students with 80 hostels

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