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Who instituted Scientific Society in 1863 to create a scientific temperament among the Muslims and to make the Western knowledge available to Indians in their own language ?
1. Mohammad Iqbal
2. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
3. Karim Ali
4. Inayat Ali

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

The correct answer is Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

  • Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
    • Sir Syed Ahmed Khan instituted Scientific Society in 1863 to create a scientific temperament among the Muslims and to make Western knowledge available to Indians in their own language.​
  • Hence option 2 is correct.

  • Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
    • Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, one of the architects of modern India was born on October 17, 1817, in Delhi and started his career as a civil servant. 
    • The 1857 revolt was one of the turning points in Syed Ahmed's life.
    • He clearly foresaw the imperative need for the Muslims to acquire proficiency in the English language and modern sciences, if the community were to maintain its social and political clout, particularly in Northern India.
    • In 1875, Sir Syed founded the Madarsatul Uloom in Aligarh and patterned the MAO College after Oxford and Cambridge universities that he went on a trip to London.
      • His objective was to build a college in line with the British education system but without compromising its Islamic values.

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