Aligarh: Brigadier Syed Ahmad Ali, a retiree from Indian Infantry (Kumaon Regiment) today assumed charge as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. The Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. General (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah has appointed him to the coveted post for a period of five years.
Born in 1954, Brigadier Ali has 35 years’ experience of working in army in different capacities. He has also been associated with academic institutions of army training and served as Chairman/Member, Board of Governors of leading schools such as La Martiniere College, Lucknow and Army Public Schools.
Brigadier Ahmad Ali received his BA degree from Allahabad University in 1976 and M. Sc. (Defense Studies) from Chennai University in 1990. He completed his Master of Management Studies course at Osmania University, Hyderabad in 2002 along with an Advance Course in Management from All India Management Association, New Delhi.
Brigadier Ali has been awarded Sena Medal for his services during Kargil War and holds the honour of having received Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card and Commander-in-Chief Andaman & Nicobar Command Commendation Card. He also served as the member of Indo-US Executive Steering Committee constituted to promote bilateral military ties. He has the distinction of serving as a single point interface between army and Ministry of Defence and was entrusted with the planning, control, allocation and monitoring of Army’s budget as Director at Financial Planning Directorate at Army Headquarters.
Brigadier Ali originally belongs to Allahabad, yet he has travelled along a large part of the country during his long service period.