The Aligarh Muslim University will honour distinguished Muslims at its convocation for which Emir of Sharjah, Sultan Bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi, has been invited to deliver the convocation address.
The emir will also be the chief guest at the Sir Syed Day, it was decided at a meeting of varsity officials presided over by Vice Chancellor, Lt.Gen. (retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah.
The AMU will confer its D. Lit. degree, honoris causa, to Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, the director general, Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and secretary general of the Federation of Universities of the Islamic World, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil Parambath, managing director, VPS Healthcare, Abu Dhabi, and Nadeem Tarin, a distinguished AMU alumnus and general manager, Salman Al-Terais and Partners Ltd. Construction Company, Riyadh.
The annual convocation on Oct 16, a day before the commemorative meeting on the birth anniversary of varsity founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.