Aliah University is a state government controlled minority autonomous university in New Town, West Bengal, India. Previously known as Mohammedan College of Calcutta, it was elevated to university in 2008. It offers multiple modern day professional undergraduate and postgraduate programs in different Engineering, Arts, Science and Management subjects respectively. Professor Abu Taleb Khan is its present vice chancellor. Aliah University started its glorious journey from the 2008-09 academic sessions with great potential and immense opportunities. It is hoped that this university, harmonizing tradition and modernity, will emerge as a unique institution of higher studies and research. As per Aliah University Act 2007, Section 3 (3), it has been conferred the status of a minority educational institution. Aliah University is an autonomous university under the Department of Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education, Government of West Bengal. It is hoped that along with the people of any race, creed, caste or class, this University will play a crucial and leading role in the advancement of higher education for socially and educationally backward classes belonging to the Minorities. Admission to most undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Aliah University is granted through written entrance examinations. Admission to M.S. and Ph.D. programmes is based primarily on a personal interview, though candidates have to take written tests as well. But Ph.D. programme is open to all, not only for the Aliah Universities students. Admission to undergraduate programmes is based on merit rank of the "Aliah University Admission Test" (AUAT), which consists of a written examination of multiple choice type questions (MCQ), clearing of which leads to an interview and final selection of the candidate. Candidates who qualify for admission through AUAT can apply for admission to LLM (Masters of Law), B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology), Integrated MBA (Master of Business Administration), Integrated MCA (Master of Computer Applications), Integrated M.Sc. (Master of Science) and Integrated M.A. (Master of Arts) courses in different Engineering, Business, Science and Arts subjects. Currently, Aliah University started M.Tech (Master of Technology). But for now only the students who have completed their B.Tech from Aliah University they are eligible to take admission here. Aliah University has four campuses for different types of curriculum located at Park Circus, Taltala and New Town (Rajarhat). Chief minister Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal laid the foundation stone of Aliah University Campus at Rajarhat on 15 December 2011. Later on 11 November 2014 Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the finished campus. New Town campus contains 156 class rooms with a capacity of 12000 students and houses Science and Technology students only. The campus also has separate boys and girls hostel currently under construction. New Town campus also has three annexure buildings dedicated for various laboratories and a central library. The demand for Higher Education in West Bengal has increased exponentially during the last decade. In keeping with the trend of the spread of education, in 2007, the West Bengal Legislative Assembly passed Aliah University Act, 2007, (West Bengal Act XXVII of 2007) for the establishment of Aliah University which came into effect from 5th April, 2008. From this point onwards Aliah University came into existence with lot of scope for progress.