website Aligarh Muslim University, Sir Syed
After the failure of 1857 mutiny and India becoming a slave country, the Muslim community slipped down further. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a visionary and saviour, considered education as the only tool to use against the British in order to help Muslims regain their lost position. Sir Syed's vision urged him to establish Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College which has become a grand edifice of modern education and an emblem of Muslim pride in free India serving the country as Aligarh Muslim University. Despite this all, a section of Muslims still remained out of the gambit of modern education on account of several reasons and failed to adopt the course of development that Sir Syed had commenced.

With the passage of time, when Sir Syed had passé away, a group of few compassionate people under the aegis of Bazm-e-Ibal, Agra took up the issue of revitalizing the marginalized section of the society and developing the Urdu language. After a lot of deliberations, they decided to establish an institution which would make efforts to quench the educational thirst through distance mode of education and work for the development of Urdu language. The deliberations finally led to the establishment of Jamia Urdu at Agra in 1939.

The scheme of Jamia Urdu passed through a series of deliberations in various meetings of Bazm-e-Iqbal and its courses, rules and regulations for its examinations, curricula, office bearers and the Executive Committee came into existence in different stages. Lt. Col. Nawab Dr. Sir Alhaj Hafiz Mohammad Ahmad Saeed Khan Sahab Bahadur of Chhatari, KCIE, KCSI, MBE became its Rector and Mr. Right Hon'ble Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru Chancellor while Dr. Maulvi Abdul Haq became Pro-Chancellor. Alhaj Maulvi Abul Hasan became Vice Chancellor and Khan Bahadur Akhtar Adil Pro-Vice Chancellor. Pandit Rajnath of Agra held the position of Treasurer and Mr. Mohammad Tahir Farooqui was appointed as the Registrar.