Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University's Academic Council has turned down the proposal for "upgrading" women's college, AMU into a full-fledged varsity.

The Council at its meeting earlier this week rejected the proposal, which had been mooted last year by some members of the Council.

The spokesman of the AMU, Rahat Abrar on Friday said that this decision was taken on the basis of the fact that it would be "inappropriate" for the university to undertake a proposal which envisages "splitting" the mother institution.

The spokesman said that the Women's College which began as a school in the year 1906, was a pioneering institution in the field of women's education in the country.

According to Dr Rahat Abrar, the University was not antagonistic "to the proposal for establishing a full-fledged National Women's University, especially for Muslim women".

However, this institution should have its own separate entity and genesis.

(Agencies)

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