The name chosen for the College ‘AI-Ameen Memorial Minority College’ bears a special significance. The Arabic term (AI-Ameen) in the language of Logic is Connotative. It bears both denotation and connotation. AI-Ameen denotes specially a particular person, Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) who was given the very name in his boyhood by all the people irrespective of friends and foes of his motherland, Mecca. The term connotes a very good moral attribute TRUSTWORTHINESS belonging to the Prophet (P.B.U.H).
The AI-Ameen Memorial Minority College was, therefore, established recalling AI-Ameen, the essential quality of the Prophet(P.B.U.H). Would to God that our College may become trustworthy to the people at large, in respect of imparting intellectual and quality, moral and cultural, mordern and advanced education to the students belonging to different castes and creed, and thereby, forming true citizens of our motherland, India.
How the College was born and brought up?
AI-Ammen Memorial Minority College is a notably noble achievement of the AI-Ameen Memorial Society for Education & Health Programme. It was founded in the year 2004. The College is a brain – child of its founder, Late Prof. Md. Roushan Ali, a patron of letters, a far-sighted and noble hearted philanthropist. The impediment of his old age did not stand on his way to till his demise to offer encouragement and valuable suggestions every now and then to the founder Secretary of the College to bring it to its full flaged state.
With an aim to imparting education (Higher Education) among the educationally backward minorities of West Bengal but not to the exclusion of the students of other communities, the Society humbly prayed to the Govt. of West Bengal for according necessary permission to the establishment of a Minority College under the Article 30 of the Constitution. The state Govt. after necessary verification and with the kind recommendation of the Hon’ble National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, New Delhi, kindly accorded requisite permission to the establishment of the College.
We are very much happy to apprise that AI-Ameen Memorial Minority College is the first Muslim Minority General Degree College of West Bengal. It is affiliated to the University of Calcutta. It is a co-educational institution for higher learning. In 2008 the College was awarded Minority Status Certificate and was included U/S. 2(f) of the UGC act, 1956, in the same year.
The college was granted affiliation by the University in the academic session 2007-08 and subjects like Arabic (Hons.), Bengali (Hons.) and Arabic (General), Bengali (General), English (General), History (General), Political Science (General) and Philosophy (General) were offered.
We are grateful to the University of Calcutta for kindly granting extension of affiliation to subjects like English (Hons.), Islamic History & Culture (Hons.) and Education (General) to the college from the academic session 2008-09.
In 2009-10 Session the college has further obtained affiliation in Philosophy(Hons), History (Hons) and Urdu (Gen).
The College was included in the year 2012 under the West Bengal colleges (Payment of Salaries) Act, 1978. We are very grateful to the State Government.