Aligarh is known as Mecca of Education because of Aligarh Muslim University. It is one of the oldest and premier central universities in India, established during the British Raj in year 1875. It is a residential academic university of international repute. Aligarh Muslim University is located in the city of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. The university was founded by Sir Syed Ahmed Kahan as Mahamadan Anglo-Oriental, It was later transformed into a Central University and henceforth it was renamed as the Aligarh Muslim University.