Bangladesh seeks synergy with Aligarh Muslim University

Bangladesh would like to build strong synergy with the Murshidabad centre of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) because of its locational advantage, and linguistic and cultural affinity, the country's envoy to India says. Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Tarique A. Kareem was speaking after a meeting here with AMU Vice Chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis. Kareem said Bangladesh agricultural universities have made remarkable advancements in agricultural research, and as a result farmers are cultivating three crops per annum. This technology could be of immense benefit to the farmers of India, the high commissioner said late Saturday. Azis assured of all possible help in promoting mutually beneficial initiatives between the varsity and the academic institutions of Bangladesh. Azis invited the visiting dignitary to deliver lectures in the area of conflict resolution and international affairs. Kareem visited the Maulana Azad Library and was impressed by the manuscripts and the volume of books in the library. He said the AMU must make special efforts to preserve the manuscripts, which are a great heritage of the community. Librarian Shabahat Husain briefed about the progress the library has made in the direction of acquiring digital books. The library has two lakh digital books and over 13 lakh conventional books. He said the process of setting up a digital resource centre has been initiated. Describing it as one of the Asia's biggest libraries, he said that five thousand students visit the library daily. N.A.K. Durrani, media advisor, who had accompanied the high commissioner, observed the Aligarh model of education, which offers education from nursery to post-doctoral level, is a unique example of holistic approach promoting knowledge along with the character building.