Brigadier (Retired) Syed Ahmad Ali was named the pro-vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). The announcement was made by Vice Chancellor Lt Gen (retired) Zameer Uddin Shah.
Brigadier Ali served in the Kumaon Regiment and won Sena Medal for his role in the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan. Earlier, the vice chancellor had appointed Group Captain Shah Rukh Shamshad as the registrar.
Shamshad began his career in the Indian Air Force in 1980. From June 2009 to August 2011, he was with the National Defence Academy. The vice chancellor fought in the 1971 India-Pakistan war, winning the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.