AMU Bridge Course– Vision and Mission
The Bridge Course for Graduates of DeeniMadaris is a small step towards a much bigger goal. The thoughtful initiative at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is aimed towards providing a window of opportunity to the madrasa graduates for broadening their horizon. At a time when the need to bring the madrasa students into mainstream courses is widely felt, most academic institutions either do not have the infrastructure or culture to change in ways that will meet the demand. AMU has taken a lead in this regards by starting a Bridge course to fill this widening gap. It requires a focused vision and mission to drive a robust implementation plan and sustain commitment for running such a program. In the modern education system, the madrasa students generally find themselves marginalized and have largely failed to become a part of intellectual elitism. Their madrasa background legacy has forced many bright minds of the Muslim community to confine themselves to a limited set of professions such as muezzins, imams or madrasa teachers. They hardly get any chance to get exposed to modern educational streams or pursue professional careers. The true potential of these young boys and girls remains mostly untapped due to these constraints.
By combining the strong virtues of their religious learnings with the contemporary teachings of English, Social Sciences and other subjects, this Bridge course provides the right platform for a new beginning. The curriculum of the Bridge Course has been designed keeping in mind the special needs of madrasa students. It not only focuses on personality development but incorporates syllabus from top notch institutions like Cambridge and Oxford. The results of the first batch have been very encouraging and exceeded all the expectations