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Who founded the Muhammdan Anglo-Oriental college in 1875 which later became Aligarh Muslim University? 
1. Zakir Hussain
2. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
3. Syed Ahmed Khan
4. Mohammad Ali Jinna

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Syed Ahmed Khan

The correct answer is Syed Ahmed Khan.

  • Syed Ahmed Khan founded the Muhammdan Anglo-Oriental college in 1875 which later became Aligarh Muslim University.
  • He considered competence in English and "Western sciences" necessary skills for maintaining Muslims' political influence, especially in Northern India.
  • Mahendra Pratap Singh gave land for the university.
  • On 9th September 1920 the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College became the Aligarh Muslim University.
  • Sultan Shah Jahan Begum was the first Chancellor of the University.
  • The work of Syed Ahmed Khan gave rise to a new generation of Muslim intellectuals and politicians who composed the Aligarh movement to secure the political future of Muslims in India.
  • He also was a jurist for the British East India Company.

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