Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a distinguished University at the International level. It was founded by a great social reformer Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in the form of Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College (MAO) in 1875. Later on in 1920 it was raised to the status of a Central University by An act of Parliament. The University has different faculties and more than hundred departments with about 25000 students. Over the years, the University has been providing quality education and research output. The alumni of AMU are spread throughout the World and have made their mark in every field. The university boasts of 3 MWp grid connected solar PV plant in the campus, the largest in any academic institution in India.
The department of Electrical Engineering was established in 1935 and the first graduate program started in 1940. Currently, the department is offering undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs in various specialized disciplines of electrical engineering. Faculty members have specialization in diverse fields of Electrical Engineering such as Power systems, Electrical Machines, Electrical Drives, High Voltage Engineering, Control systems, Instrumentation, Biomedical Engineering, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and Renewable sources of Energy. Many research projects sponsored by A.I.C.T.E, U.G.C., D.S.T., C.S.T.(U.P.) have been successfully completed and many projects are going on. The Department along with Electronics and Computer Engineering has successfully organized an international flagship conference of IEEE UP Section (UPCON-2019) in 2019