India, from the ancient times, envisaged the culture of learning and knowledge as an inherent part of the society. The knowledge commanded charismatic respect from the society and was a launch pad to move in the upper echelon of the society. India not only focused on education for attaining knowledge but they perceived education as a powerful tool for self-realization. Progressing in this very direction several educational institutions and societies arose post the Independence who focused on the idea that education is a necessity for the growth of society and economy. Thereby, shining a bright spotlight on one such entity that was started to provide educational facilities for minorities especially members of Muslim Community as there was no other learning centre for higher education for Muslims in Karnataka and India, Al-Ameen Educational Society was established in 1966 in the city of Bangalore.
Being the first of its kind in Karnataka its founder, Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed Khan laid the foundation of a big enlarged movement called “Al-Ameen Movement” under whose patronage attention was focused on education, banking and health sectors for the benefit of downtrodden sections. He was supported by a bunch of dedicated & devoted workers whose sincere efforts have resulted in establishing around 20 branches of Al-Ameen Educational Society and around 150 institutions throughout the State of Karnataka and India serving the cause of education to thousands of students.
Creating all-rounded personalities
Everything carried out at the Al-Ameen Educational Society is in the favor of the students. From various Personality development programmes like Presentation skills, Communication skills, Resume building, Mock interviews, Group discussion, How to face an interview, Discussion on Interview performance, Critical thinking, Importance of sales and business development, to teaching its students to become expert Problem Solvers with commendable Analytical & Research and leadership & management skills, all the institutions under AAES strive towards maintaining its brand value and excellence.
Also, due to actively existing in the educational neighborhood for over 5 decades now and counting, AAES has managed to build an impressive connection with the industry, resulting in benefits for students immensely. Be it regular visits to industries or Industrial training for students during their course tenures, AAES endorses hybrid teaching/learning thoroughly by conducting seminars from industry experts to upgrade students and staff knowledge. Moreover, projects for UG and PG students are designed in collaboration with industries, and staff and students are encouraged to attend conferences and workshops to stay abreast with changing trends.
Furthermore, with the staff of AAES Institutions having performed to the expectations, it always results in strong mentor-mentee bonds existing on campuses across the educational institutions governed by the Society. Also, one more important aspect to consider is the fact that only experienced professionals, among which many of them are PhD holders, influence the whole teaching environment at AAES Institutions. “Our Staff members are encouraged to attend TOT programmes compulsorily conducted by RGUHS, Bangalore University & other apex bodies, and are regularly motivated to register under QIP, FDP programs and research methodology workshops”, shares – Mr. Umar Ismail Khan, the Chairman of the Society. Adding to his above statement he continued – “Various competitions, workshops, seminars/Webinars series are organized on a regular basis to upgrade students with current skills and knowledge & newer technologies”.
Pandemic and beyond
“Fortunately, even the pandemic couldn’t hinder our admissions, nor the placements, as we are exceptionally equipped to handle tricky situations”, stated – Mr. Zubair Anwar, the Hon. Secretary of AAES. Furthermore, when Mr. Zubair was asked how AAES coped with the change, he added – “Post pandemic remedial classes have been taken by faculty members by providing extra assistance and guiding to students affected by pandemic and also to improve the skills and ability of students which helped students to perform better in exams”. Through the conversation with the Leadership Team of AAES we can easily conclude that Hands-on training-based learning is what the students are offered at AAES, and by the looks of it, the legacy will continue.
Late Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed Khan – Founder and Chairman
An Indian humanitarian, educationist & social reformer known for founding the Al-Ameen Educational Society and its corresponding colleges, Late Dr. Khan earned a MBBS degree from Madras University, Chennai, and became a general practitioner. In 1966, at the age of 31, he founded the Al-Ameen Educational Society. Late Dr. Khan was a founder-trustee of an Urdu daily newspaper, the Salar Daily. He was also Pro Chancellor/ Treasurer of Aligarh Muslim University, and chaired the Al-Ameen Educational Society, a post he took up in 2009 after Sadaqat Peeran.