The university grew out of the work of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the great Muslim reformer and statesman, who in the aftermath of the Indian War of Independence of 1857 felt that it was important for Muslims to gain education and become involved in the public life and government services in India. Raja Jai Kishan helped Sir Syed in establishing the university
To be a leading and vibrant institution of excellence in teaching, research and innovation to achieve the national goals of a self-reliant, technologically strong and modern India and build an integrated modern system of education, in accordance with the New Education Policy for sustainable development of society and better future for all.
To reinvent the university by setting the highest benchmarks of performance and leading by example. To foster a collaborative academic environment for the promotion of critical and creative thinking. To incentivize an environment for attracting and retaining the best talents To develop an ethical and committed cadre of employees