An Evaluative Study of the Educational Philosophy and Contribution of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
Keywords:Education, Philosophy, Liberty of Conscience, Western and Oriental Philosophy, Assimilation of Culture.
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was one of the most resplendent personalities of the 19th century. Altogether a theologian, scholar, social reformer, educationist he was a rare combination of Muslim talents in India. He was an intellectual giant who stood for dynamic movements of society. He molded the destiny of the nation and established the supremacy of India in many matters - worldly and spiritual, liberty of conscience and freedom of expression, hard work and struggle to make up the way. He had his own educational philosophy and a dream to establish an institution which could impart western education on oriental lines. This dream was actualized by establishing the Aligarh Muslim University.
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