Five branches of Aligarh Muslim University are to be set up in different parts of the country soon, Lok Sabha MP Maulana Asrar-ul-Haque Qasmi said here.

The prestigious institute will branch out in Murshidabad (West Bengal), Mallapuram (Kerala), Kishanganj (Bihar) and one place each in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, Maulana, a member from Kishanganj in Bihar, told PTI.

He said that budgetary funds for the AMUs in West Bengal and Kerala have already been sanctioned while these will be given soon for the branch to be set up at Kishanganj.

The MP said that not much progress had been done on setting the branches of the AMU in both Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

He said that the Bihar government had already allotted land for AMU branch to be set up at Kishanganj.

The MP had come here yesterday to take part in the annual function of the Muslim Education and Career Promotion Society (MECAPS).