Aligarh Muslim University Online
The institution originated from the efforts of the renowned Muslim statesman and reformer Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, who believed that Muslims ought to educate themselves and participate in Indian public life and government duties following the Indian War of Independence in 1857. Sir Syed received assistance from Raja Jai Kishan in founding the university.
Muslims in the subcontinent were extremely alarmed by the British plan to replace Persian as the language of courts and government jobs in 1842. Sir Syed believed that if Muslims were to continue to have social and political influence, especially in Northern India, they needed to become fluent in English and the Western sciences.