Lt Gen (Retd) Zameeruddin Shah, former secretary Government of India, Noor Mohammad and retired IPS officer from the UP cadre, Khalid Rizvi are among top three contenders for AMU Vice Chancellor. The highest governing body of the university- Aligarh Muslim University Court has short-listed their names out of five recommended by the university's executive council last week.
According to sources, these three names will be forwarded to President Pratibha Patil in her capacity as the Visitor of the University to take a final call. The meeting was presided over by former Vice Chancellor Mahmoodur Rahman.
The Court took this decision on the basis of a vote count. While Lt Gen (Retd) Shah secured 97 votes out of 118 members, Noor Mohammad secured 85 votes while Rizvi obtained 83 votes. Lt Gen Shah is an alumnus of the St Joseph's College, Nainital and earned his M Sc degree in Defence Studies and Management from the Madras University in 1980. Lt Gen (Retd) Zameeruddin Shah, who is the elder brother of actor Naseeruddin Shah and currently serving at the Armed Forces Tribunal in Delhi.