Calicut University

Maulana Abdul Azad Chair


Moula Abul Kalam Azad Chair was instituted in University of Calicut on 21-10-2010.An initial amount of Rs 2 lakhs was released by the UGC.An Advisory Board was constituted and the Chair started functioning on 21-10-2010


Activites conducted by the Chair during the last five years


1. Invited lectures –2 no.s

 Two prominent speakers conducted lectures which were well attended and recived.

 2.Intensive traing programme for budding women writers on 27-02-2013.

 A one day work shop was conducted for motivating and orienting new writers especiallly among the campus students.Nearly 100 students participated in the programme .Some prominent Malayalam writers handled various sessions.

 The total expense incurred till 2015 is Rs.1,87 842/- (one lakh eighty seven thousand eight hundred forty two only).

 Duly audited and signed utilisation certificated has already been sent to the UGC.


 Activities during 2016

  An essay compeitition was conducted among the students of affiliated colleges and campus departments.The topic of the essay competition was “Role of Moulana Azad in the Freedom movemnt and in the Educational Upliftment of free India”.Three participants were selected for  prizes.

Acommemoration programme and Prize giving ceremony was conducted on 30th June 2016 with the following agenda


1.Inauguration : Dr.K.Mohammed Basheer,Hon.Vice Chancellor


2.Presidential Address : Dr.P.Mohan,Hon.Pro-Vice Chancellor


3.Commemoration Speech : Sri.M.P.Abdussamad Samadani.Former M.P and Director,


Gandhi-Nehru-Azad Indian Renaissance Academy


4.Reminiscences : Prof.U.Mohammed,Former Principal&Former Staff in Central Education Ministry


New Proposal is being sent to the UGC for support to function as a full fledged centre with new


activites especially research .