On 22 January 2015,Thai Ambassador to India, Mr. Chalit Manityakul visited Aligarh Muslim University to meet with Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd), and theThai students. The visit was part of the Royal Thai Embassy policy to promote Higher Education in India to Thai Muslim students in the southern provinces of Thailand.
On this occasion, Thai Ambassador urged Vice Chancellor to provide better admission facilities to the Thai students aspiring to attend AMU. In particular, he pointed out that a large number of Thai students are willing to study in AMU but due the lack of improper skills in English language, many AMU aspirants in Thailand fail to meet the Visa requirements. In response, Vice Chancellor assured Thai Ambassador that the University will start a short term English Orientation Programme for the Thai students.
After the meeting, Thai Ambassador also met with the president of Thai Student Association of Aligarh and exchanged view on living conditions and study life of the students. Thai Ambassador ensured the students that Royal Thai Embassy will provide facilities to them at its utmost effort.
Thai Ambassador then visited the heritage buildings of the University including the Strachey Hall, which is the oldest of AMU buildings, and the Maulana Azad Library where he inspected rare manuscripts. He also visited the Kennedy Hall and Musa Dakari Museum which houses rare artifacts excavated in Aligarh and near-by towns. The visit ended with luncheon hosted by Vice Chancellor at his residence.
AMU is one of the most popular institutions among muslim in Thailand where many of AMU Thai alumni held high positions. Royal Thai Embassy is closely working with AMU Thai Alumni Association in further forging education cooperation with AMU and ensuring that the Thai students get maximum benefit from their study at the University.
Reported from New Delhi