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Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, Delhi
Address:Maulana Mohammad Ali Johar Marg
Jamia Nagar
Delhi (District Delhi)
Delhi, India
Pin Code : 110025


Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Delhi is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Central University.

Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Delhi was established on / in 2001.


Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Delhi is situated in Delhi of Delhi state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Delhi comes under Delhi Tehsil, Delhi District.

Fax # of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Delhi is +91(11)2698 0229, 26088874, 26921264.

email ID(s) is Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi Delhi

Website of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Delhi is www.jmi.nic.in.

Vice Chancellor : VC Najeeb.

Registrar : Prof. S.M. Sajid, Prof SGH Zidi (Offtg Registrar), Prof Shahid Ashraf.


Contact Details of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Delhi are : Telephone: +91-11-26988044, 26984075, 26985176, 26059688, 26059660, 26059661
Central telephone number for enquiries: +91 (11) 6831717


Courses

Under Graduate Programme:
Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)
Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com)
Bachelor of Science(B.Sc),
B.Sc(Biotechnology) LL.M, B.A. LL.B (Hons) Bachelor in Library and Information Science(B.Lib) Bachelor in Education(B.Ed), B.Ed(Nursery Education), B.Ed(Special Education) Bachelor of Physiotherapy Under Graduate Engineering and Technology Programme B.Tech(Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Informaton Technology, Mechanical Engineering) Bachelor in Architecture(B.Arch) Evening Course B.E.(Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) Bachelor in Architecture(B.Arch) Post Graduate Programme Master of Arts(M.A.), M.A. in Mass Communication, M.A. in Convergent Journalism Master of Commerce(M.Com) M.Sc(Chemistry, Electronics, Mathematics, Physics, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry) Master in Education(M.Ed) Post Graduate Engineering and Technology Programme M.Tech(Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology) Master in Architecture(M.Arch) Master of Computer Application(M.C.A) Master of Business Administration(M.B.A) Evening Course Master of Business Administration(M.B.A) Postgraduate Diploma Courses P.G. Diploma in Computer Applications PG Diploma in Dalit and Minorities Studies PG Diploma in Development Communication PG Diploma in Broadcast Syst. Maintenance PG Diploma in Still Photography PG Diploma in Graphics and Animation PG Diploma in Educational Studies Diploma Courses Diploma in Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering (Evening)Diploma in Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering Research Programme Ph.D(Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering)

B. Arch.
M. Arch.(ArchitectureEducation)
Masters in Ekistics

The following courses in Humanities and Languages are offered by the University :
* English Literature
* English Language Teaching
* Urdu
* History
* Hindi
* M.A.
* Arabic
* English
* Hindi
* History
* Islamic Studies
* Persian
* Urdu
* B.A. (Hons.)
* Arabic/English/Hindi/Persian/ Urdu/Islamic Studies/History
* BA/BA (Vocational) Functional Hindi
* P.G. Diploma in Mass Media and Creative Writing (Hindi)

(Evening/Self-financing) :
* P.G. Diploma in TV Journalism
* P.G. Diploma in Professional Urdu
* Hindustani
* Official Languages Hindi Advance Diploma
* Modern Arabic Language & Translation
* French
* Russian
* Modern Persian
* Diploma
* Urdu Language & Proficiency (for foreign students only)
* Modern Arabic Language
* French
* Russian
* Modern Persian
* Certificate
* Modern Arabic Language
* French
* Russian
* Italian
* Modern Persian

The courses offered by the university on Science and Technology are as follows:
* Ph.D.
* M.Sc. (Electronics)
* M.Tech (Electrical Power Systems Management)
* M.Tech. (Environmental Science and Engineering)
* B.Tech.
* Civil Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Electronics & Comm.
* Computer Engineering
* Diploma in Civil Engineering
* Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
* Diploma in Electrical Engineering
* Diploma in Electronics and Communication
* Diploma in Compuer Engineering

(Evening / Self-Financing)
* M.B.A.

Bachelor Of Engineering in the following :
* Civil
* Mechanical
* Electrical
* Electronics & Comm. Engg
* Computer Engg.

Diploma in Engineering in the following
* Civil
* Mechanical
* Electrical
* Electronics
* Computer Engineering.

The courses offered by the University on Social Sciences are as follows:
* MA/M.Sc. (Extension Education)
* M.Com. (Business Management)
* M.A. in Public Administration (Self-finance)
* Master of International Business (MIB) (Self-financing)
* B.A. (Hons.)
* Economics
* Sociology
* Political Science
* Social Work
* Psychology
* B.Com. (Hons.)
* B.B.S. (Bachelor of Business Studies) (Hons.)
* B.I.B.F (Bachelor of International Business and Finance) (Hons.)
* B.A with Computer Applications (BACA)
* B.A.
* P.G. Diploma in Human Rights and Duties Education
* P.G. Diploma in Counseling


Number of seats in Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Delhi is 137.
Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Delhi runs course(s) in Architecture, Arts, Biotechnology, Commerce, Computer Applications, Engineering, Information Technology, Law, Library and Information Science, Business Management, Mass Communication and Journalism, Polytechnic, Radiography and Radiotherapy, Research, Science, Geo-Technical Engineering, Geo-Technical Engineering stream(s).

Profile of Jamia Millia Islamia

Introduction
Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In Urdu language, Jamia means 'University', and Millia means 'National'. The story of its growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located in New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialized areas—is a saga of dedication, conviction and vision of a people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step. They 'built up the Jamia Millia stone by stone and sacrifice by sacrifice,' said Sarojini Naidu, the nightingale of India.
Conception

Under the colonial British rule, two dominant trends joined hands and contributed towards in the birth of Jamia. One was the anti-colonial Islamic activism and the other was the pro-independence aspiration of the politically radical section of western educated Indian Muslim intelligentsia. In the political climate of 1920, the two trends gravitated together with Mahatma Gandhi as a catalyst. The anti-colonial activism signified by the Khilafat and the pro-independence aspirations symbolised by the non-cooperation movement of the Indian National Congress helped to harness creative energies and the subsequent making of Jamia Millia Islamia. Rabindranath Tagore called it 'one of the most progressive educational institutions of India'. Responding to Gandhiji's call to boycott all educational institutions supported or run by the colonial regime, a group of nationalist teachers and students quit Aligarh Muslim University, protesting against its pro-British inclinations. The prominent members of this movement were Maulana Mehmud Hasan, Maulana Mohamed Ali, Hakim Ajmal Khan, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, and Abdul Majid Khwaja.

Foundation
The Foundation Committee met on 29 October 1920. It comprised of the following members:

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari (Delhi)
Mufti Kafayattullah (Delhi)
Maulana Abdul Bari Farang Mahali (UP)
Maulana Sulaiman Nadvi (Bihar)
Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani (UP)
Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (UP)
Chaudhury Khaleeq-uz-zaman (UP)
Nawab Mohammad Ismail Khan
Tasadduq Husain Khan (UP)
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal (Punjab)
Maulana Sanaullah Khan Amritsari (Punjab)
Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew (Punjab)
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Bengal and Bihar)
Dr. Syed Mehmood (Bengal and Bihar)
Saith Abdullah Haroon Karachiwale (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad)
Abbas Tyabiji (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad)
Sait Miyan Mohammad Haji Jaam Chhotani (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad)
Maulavi Abdul Haq (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad)

On 22 November 1920, Hakim Ajmal Khan was elected the first chancellor of Jamia. Mohamed Ali Jauhar became Jamia's first Vice Chancellor, as Allama Iqbal could not accept the offer made through Gandhiji. It also elected a syndicate and created a syllabus subcommittee. The known freedom fighter and Muslim theologian, Maulana Mehmud Hasan, laid the foundation stone of Jamia Millia Islamia at Aligarh on Friday, 29 October 1920. Considering the difficult circumstances under which it started, the list of its first teachers is very impressive:

Crisis
Born out of political crisis, it seemed for a while, Jamia would not survive the heat of the intense political struggle for the independence of India. It participated in the Bardoli resolution and sent volunteers across the country to motivate people to fight for the freedom of the country. The colonial British government soon imprisoned many of its teachers and students. In 1922, Gandhiji called off the non-cooperation movement. Even as its teachers and students were being released, Mustapha Kemal Ataturk declared the end of the Khilafat in 1924.

Suddenly Jamia saw itself in a great crisis. Some thought it had achieved its mission, as others believed that the institution had lost its raison d'etre with the end of the non-cooperation and the Khilafat movements. Even the little financial assistance, that the Khilafat had been giving it, also dried up. As even prominent people started deserting it, Jamia's total collapse virtually became an imminent possibility.

Jamia Moves to Delhi
The saying, 'when going gets tough the tough gets going' cannot be truer about Jamia. As the crisis loomed large, Hakim Ajmal Khan, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari and Abdul Majeed Khwaja—the first trio—supported by Gandhiji shifted Jamia from Aligarh to Karol Bagh, in New Delhi in 1925. Gandhiji boosted the morale of Jamia, saying, 'The Jamia has to run. If you are worried about its finances, I will go about with a begging bowl'. Jamia followed Gandhiji's constructive programme for self-reliance while it took to Charkha and Takli as favoured vocations. Although Gandhi's contacts helped to secure financial help for Jamia, the risk of helping a Congress-backed institution under the British Raj dissuaded many willing benefactors. Orthodox Muslims also viewed Jamia as a threat to Aligarh Muslim University, the 'Muslim Oxford'. During those difficult days, it was Hakim Ajmal Khan who met most of Jamia's expenses from his own pocket. Dr. M.A. Ansari and Abdul Majeed Khwaja toured India and abroad, explaining the importance of Jamia and collecting funds for this noble enterprise. Their collective intervention did avert a collapse that was almost certain.
Resurgence: The Second Trio

In 1925, after long deliberation, a group of three friends studying in Germany—Dr. Zakir Husain, Dr. Abid Husain and Dr. Mohammad Mujeeb—decided to serve Jamia. Dr. Zakir Husain, who had earned his doctorate in Economics from the University of Berlin, was a natural and charismatic leader. Dr. Abid Husain had his Ph.D. in Education. Mohammad Mujeeb, an Oxford scholar in History and a student of printing in Germany, was a passionate and committed reformist. Early in February 1926, the three friends left Germany for Jamia by the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer, SS Derfflinger. In Jamia, Dr. Zakir Husain, was offered a salary of Rs. 100. His two other friends with European qualifications were offered Rs 300 each. Realising that the possibility of making payments was beyond Jamia's limited resources, Abid Husain and Mohammad Mujeeb voluntarily reduced their salaries to Rs. 100 each. Moved by the commitment of his friends, Dr. Zakir Husain also reduced his own salary to Rs. 80. One of the first steps they took was the introduction of the hugely popular evening classes for adult education. This movement was later to become, in October 1938, an institution called Idara-i-Taleem-o-Taraqqi. It kept growing so popular that separate rooms had to be built to accommodate the students.

In 1928 Hakim Ajmal Khan passed away. That was the beginning of the second financial crisis, as it was Hakim Sahib himself who had been meeting most of Jamia's financial needs. The leadership of Jamia then moved into the hands of Dr. Zakir Husain, who became its Vice Chancellor in 1928. To resolve Jamia of these frequent crises, a group of young Jamia teachers, led by Dr. Zakir Husain, took a pledge to serve Jamia for the next twenty years on a salary not more than Rs. 150. This group was called the Life Members of Jamia. (History repeated in 1942 when a second group of Jamia teachers took a similar pledge). Jamia's department of Printing and Publications was trifurcated in 1928 with the newly established Jamia Press at Darya Ganj, Urdu Academy, and Maktaba Jamia under the charge of Prof. Mohammad Mujeeb, Dr. Abid Husain and Mr. Hamid Ali respectively.
Shifting to the New Campus.

On 1 March 1935, the foundation stone for a school building was laid at Okhla, then a non-descript village in the southern outskirts of Delhi. In 1936, all institutions of Jamia, except Jamia Press, the Maktaba and the library, were shifted to the new campus. The basic emphasis of Jamia was on evolving innovative education methods. This led to the establishment of a teacher's college (Ustadon ka Madrasa) in 1938. In 1936, Dr. M.A. Ansari passed away. On 4 June 1939, Jamia Millia Islamia was registered as a society. The fame of Jamia as an innovative education movement spread and dignitaries from foreign countries began visiting Jamia. Husein Raouf Bey (1933), Dr. Behadjet Wahbi of Cairo (1934), Ms. Halide Edib of Turkey (1936) were some of them. Foreigners, impressed by Jamia, began working in Jamia. The German lady Ms. Gerda Philipsborn (popularly known as Aapa Jaan) served Jamia for many years is buried in Jamia.

In 1939, Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi (1872-1944), a theologian and freedom fighter, came to stay in Jamia on the invitation of Dr. Zakir Husain. He started a school of Islamic Studies in Jamia, called Baitul Hikmal, propagating the ideology of Shah Waliullah. Zakir Husain, later the President of India, recalled those days of indestructible optimism in the face of depravity 'when they had a longing to build and nothing to build with, as 'days of joy'. In 1946, during Jamia's silver jubilee celebration, one could see the crisis that India had to face in the following year: Mr. and Mrs. Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and Liyaqat Ali Khan were on one side of Dr. Zakir Husain, the vice chancellor, on the dias; Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Asaf Ali and Sir C Rajagolapachari were on the other side.

Independence and After
The riots following partition that shook the northern India did affect Jamia; but not its campus. Gandhi observed that its campus remained 'an oasis of peace in the Sahara' of communal violence. Maktaba Jamia alone lost books worth seven lakhs in arson. After the attainment of Independence, Jamia continued to grow as an academic institution with a difference. Many foreign dignitaries made it a point to visit Jamia Millia Islamia during their visits to New Delhi. Among those who visited Jamia include Marshal Tito (1954), king Zahir Shah of Afghanistan (1955), crown prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia, king Reza Shah Pehlavi of Iran (1956) and prince Mukarram Jah (1960).

Following the death of Mr. Abdul Majeed Khwaja in 1962, Dr. Zakir Husain, who by then had taken charge as the Vice President of India, became Jamia's Chancellor (1963).

Deemed to be University
In 1962, the University Grants Commission declared the Jamia a 'deemed to be University'. Soon thereafter, the School of Social Work was established in 1967. In 1971, Jamia started the Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies, to honour Dr. Zakir Husain, who had passed away in 1969. BE course in Civil Engineering commenced in 1978; in 1981, the faculties of Humanities and Languages, Natural Sciences, Social Science, and the State Resource Centre were founded. In 1983, it started the Mass Communication Research Centre and the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning. In 1985, it established the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and the University Computer Centre. Academic Staff College and the Academy of Third World Studies followed in 1987 and 1988.
Central University

By a Special Act of the Parliament, Jamia Millia Islamia was made a central university of India in December 1988. In the list of the Faculties, i.e. Education, Humanities & Languages, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences. Engineering & Technology, one more Faculty - Faculty of Law, was added in 1989. Many new courses and programmes at UG and PG levels have since been added. Besides its six faculties, the Jamia has a number of centres of learning and research, like Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Academy of Third World Studies (ATWS) etc. The Jamia is also marching ahead in the field of Information Technology (IT). It offers various undergraduate and postgraduate IT courses. Apart from this, the Jamia has a campus wide network which connects a large number of its departments and offices.

History
Conception
Under the British rule, two dominant trends joined hands and contributed towards the birth of Jamia. One was anti-colonial activism and the other was the pro-independence aspiration of the politically radical section of western educated Indian Muslim intelligentsia. In the political climate of 1920, the two trends gravitated together with Mahatma Gandhi as a catalyst. The idea was to project Indian Muslims as nationalist and anti British. The anti-colonial activism signified by the Khilafat and the pro-independence aspirations symbolized by the Non-Cooperation Movement of the Indian National Congress helped to harness creative energies and the subsequent making of Jamia Millia Islamia. Responding to Gandhi's call to boycott all educational institutions supported or run by the colonial regime, a group of nationalist teachers and students quit Aligarh Muslim University, protesting against its pro-British inclinations. The freedom fighter and Muslim theologian, Maulana Mehmud Hasan, laid the foundation stone of Jamia Millia Islamia at Aligarh on Friday, October 29, 1920, during the meeting of the Foundation Committee of Jamia Millia Islamia.

On November 22, 1920, Hakim Ajmal Khan was elected the first chancellor of Jamia. Mohamed Ali Jauhar became Jamia's first Vice Chancellor.

Crisis
Born out of political crisis and as a political affront to the British, it seemed for a while, Jamia would not survive the heat of the intense political struggle for the independence of India. It participated in the Bardoli resolution and sent volunteers across the country to motivate people to fight for the freedom of the country. The colonial British government soon imprisoned many of its teachers and students. In 1922, Gandhi called off the non-cooperation movement. Even as its teachers and students were being released, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk declared the end of the Khilafat in 1924.

Suddenly Jamia saw itself in a great crisis. Some thought it had achieved its mission, as others believed that the institution had lost its raison d'etre with the end of the non-cooperation and the Khilafat movements. Even the little financial assistance, that the Khilafat had been giving it, also dried up. As even prominent people started deserting it, Jamia's total collapse virtually became an imminent possibility.

Move to Delhi
As the crisis loomed large, Hakim Ajmal Khan, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari and Abdul Majeed Khwaja — the first trio—supported by Gandhi shifted Jamia from Aligarh to Karol Bagh, in New Delhi in 1925. Although Gandhi's contacts helped to secure financial help for Jamia, the risk of helping a Congress-backed institution under the British Raj dissuaded many willing benefactors. Some Muslims also viewed Jamia as a threat to Aligarh Muslim University, possibly the best university in India at that time. During those difficult days, it was Hakim Ajmal Khan who met most of Jamia's expenses from his own pocket. Dr. M.A. Ansari and Abdul Majeed Khwaja toured India and abroad, explaining the importance of Jamia and collecting funds for this noble enterprise. Their collective intervention did avert a collapse that was almost certain.

Resurgence
In 1925, after long deliberation, a group of three friends studying in Germany — Dr. Zakir Hussain, Dr. Abid Husain and Dr. Mohammed Mujeeb — decided to serve Jamia. In 1928 when Hakim Ajmal Khan died it was the beginning of the second financial crisis, as it was Hakim Sahib himself who had been meeting most of Jamia's financial needs. The leadership of Jamia then moved into the hands of Dr. Zakir Husain, who became its Vice Chancellor in 1928. To resolve Jamia of its financial problems, a group of young Jamia teachers, led by Dr. Zakir Hussain, took a pledge to serve Jamia for the next twenty years on a salary not more than Rs. 150. This group was called the Life Members of Jamia. (This was repeated in 1942 when a second group of Jamia teachers took a similar pledge).

Jamia's department of Printing and Publications was trifurcated in 1928 with the newly established Jamia Press at Darya Ganj, Urdu Academy, and Maktaba Jamia under the charge of Prof. Mohammed Mujeeb, Dr. Abid Husain and Mr. Hamid Ali respectively.

New campus and the teachers college
On March 1 1935, the foundation stone for a school building was laid at Okhla, then a non-descript village in the southern outskirts of Delhi. In 1936, all institutions of Jamia, except Jamia Press, the Maktaba and the library, were shifted to the new campus. The basic emphasis of Jamia was on evolving innovative education methods. This led to the establishment of a teacher's college (Ustadon ka Madrasa) in 1938. In 1936, Dr. M.A. Ansari died. On June 4 1939, Jamia Millia Islamia was registered as a society. The fame of Jamia as an innovative education movement spread and dignitaries from foreign countries began visiting Jamia. Husein Raouf Bey (1933), Dr. Behadjet Wahbi of Cairo (1934), and Ms. Halide Edib of Turkey (1936) were some of them. Foreigners, impressed by Jamia, began working in Jamia. A German lady Ms. Gerda Philipsborn (popularly nicknamed in Jamia as Aapa Jaan) served Jamia for many years and is buried in Jamia. In 1939, Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi (1872-1944), a theologian and freedom fighter, came to stay in Jamia on the invitation of Dr. Zakir Husain. He started a school of Islamic Studies in Jamia, called Baitul Hikmal, propagating the ideology of Shah Waliullah.

In 1946, during Jamia's silver jubilee celebration, one could see the crisis that India had to face in the following year: Mr. Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and Liaquat Ali Khan were on one side of Dr. Zakir Husain, the vice chancellor, on the dias; Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Asaf Ali and Sir Rajagopalachari were on the other side.

Independence and aftermath
The riots following partition that shook the northern India did affect Jamia, but not its campus. Gandhiji observed that its campus remained 'an oasis of peace in the Sahara' of communal violence. Maktaba Jamia alone lost books worth seven lakhs in arson. After the attainment of Independence, Jamia continued to grow as an academic institution with a difference. Many foreign dignitaries made it a point to visit Jamia Millia Islamia during their visits to New Delhi. Among those who visited Jamia include Marshal Tito (1954), king Zahir Shah of Afghanistan (1955), crown prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia, king Reza Shah Pehlavi of Iran (1956) and prince Mukarram Jah (1960).

In 1962, the University Grants Commission declared the Jamia a 'Deemed to be University'. Soon thereafter, the School of Social Work was established in 1967. In 1971, Jamia started the Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies, to honour Dr. Zakir Husain, who had died in 1969. BE course in Civil Engineering commenced in 1978; in 1981, the faculties of Humanities and Languages, Natural Sciences, Social Science, and the State Resource Centre were founded. In 1983, it started the Mass Communication Research Centre and the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning. In 1985, it established the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and the University Computer Centre. Academic Staff College and the Academy of Third World Studies followed in 1987 and 1988.

Jamia Tarana (English Translation)
This is the land of my hopes
This is the land of my dreams

This is where men with zeal stayed
Men who answered the leaders' call
It is here that torn-off love
Found the cohesive chords
It is here that wayward passions
Formed into frenzied love
It is here that the wild tulip learnt
How to make the scar of heart aglow

This is the land of my hopes
This is the land of my dreams

This is the place of men of vision
And of those with a challenging thought
Every morning here is new
And every evening newer still
Different is this tavern
And different are its norms
Different are the dancing cups
And different is their dance
Here drinking begets thirst anew
And different is this tavern's call

This is the land of my hopes
This is the land of my dreams

Here, conscience is the beacon light
And conscience is the guide
Here is the Mecca of heart resides the guiding faith
Ceaseless movement is our faith
And blasphemy it is to stay still
Here, the destined goal is the march on and on
Here, the swimming urge seeks
Newer and newer storms
Restless wave itself is our resurrected shore

Translated by: Prof. M. Zakir[1]

Jamia Millia Islamia today
Jamia Millia Islamia is historically counted as among the most important nationalist institutions in India today[citation needed]. There is probably no other Indian institution which had to survive so much political opposition in its making without diluting its goals[citation needed]. Even the degrees awarded by Jamia were not considered valid in the time of the British. Jamia was accorded the status of a central university by a special act of the parliament in December 1988.[2]

In early 2006 king of Saudi Arabia paid a historic visit to the university and donated a record $30 million for construction of a library.[3] Its scenic cricket ground (popularly known as the Bhopal Ground ) has hosted a number of Ranji Trophy matches and a women's cricket test match. Some notable alumni of the university include Rahimuddin Khan, Barkha Dutt,Gagan Ajit Singh,Prabhjot Singh,Kiran rao,Muzammil Ibrahim, Niharika Acharya,Shahrukh Khan and Virender Sehwag. Besides its seven faculties, the Jamia has a number of centres of learning and research, like Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Academy of Third World Studies (ATWS) etc. The Jamia offers various undergraduate and postgraduate information and technology courses. Apart from this, the Jamia has a campus wide network which connects a large number of its departments and offices.

Faculties & Centres
Jamia Millia Islamia offers various academic and extension programs through the following faculties:

Faculty of Engineering and Technology: This Faculty was established in 1985 and offers regular courses and continuing programmes related to engineering. Its undergraduate programmes include B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) in civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics and communication engineering, and computer engineering; B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture); and as continuing programmes for in-service engineers, it offers BE (Bachelor of Engineering) in civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electronics & communication engineering. It also offers postgraduate programmes, M.Tech. (Master of Technology) (electrical power systems management), M.Tech. (environmental science and engineering), M.Sc. (Master of Science) (Electronics). The polytechnic offers day and evening course for Diploma in civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electronics & communication engineering. A Ph.D. programme is also offered.

Faculty of Education: Historically speaking, this is the faculty which identifies itself most, with the Jamia's heritage of being a pioneering institution in the field of teaching. Its parent institution, the Teachers Training College was established by renowed educator and Jamia's most famous patron Dr. Zakir Hussain in 1938.

This faculty, besides offering B.Ed.(Bachelor of Education), M.Ed.(Master of Education) and M.A.(Master of Art) courses with various specializations also conducts undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in fine arts. It also offers a diploma in elementary teacher education programme besides conducting research.

Faculty of Humanities and Languages: The Faculty has seven departments— Arabic, English and Modern European Languages, Hindi, History and Culture, Islamic Studies, Persian, and Urdu — offering programmes in Ph.D., M.Phil. (Pre-PhD), postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses. The curricula of the faculty focuses upon the composite nature of the rich and myriad facets of the literature and culture of India.

Faculty of Law: The Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia was established in 1989. In addition to the LLB Five year integrated BA,LLB course, the Faculty is also running an LLM four semester course presently in three streams, i.e., Personal Law, Corporate Law and Criminal Law and a Ph.D. programme.

Faculty of Natural Sciences: This faculty offers various diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programmes in various subjects related to natural sciences. Its undergraduate programmes include B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)/B.Sc. (Honours), B.Sc. (Vocational), B.A. (Honours). At the postgraduate level, the faculty offers postgraduate diplomas, M.Sc.(Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Biosciences/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics), M.A., Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (P.G.D.C.A.), Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.), M.Sc.(Maths with Computer Science), A Three-Year Self-Financed M.Sc.Tech.(Industrial Mathematics with Computer Applications) courses.

Faculty of Social Sciences: Besides offering Bachelor programmes in Economics, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Psychology, Commerce and Computer Applications this faculty has programmes leading to a masters degree in related disciplines as well. Some diploma and Ph.D. courses are also offered.

Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics: A relatively new faculty, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in architecture and ekistics besides a Ph.D. programme. It's M.A. in Architecture Education is the only course of its kind in India.

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences (CIRBAS) is amongst a newly created research centre in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. It is located in the Jamia's Main Campus and is funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Fakhruddin T. Khorakiwala Centre for Information Technology also popularly known as FTK-CIT is a state-of-the art centre of Jamia providing IT services and facilities to all its staff members and students. The Centre has recently shifted to a New Building near Ansari Auditorium.

Other centres: Besides these faculties, there are twenty more centres of learning and research covering a wide range of subjects. Notable among the other courses offered at Jamia are M.A. in Mass Communication at the AJK Mass Communication and Research Center.

Facilities
The faculties and centers for learning are as follows:
1. Faculty of Humanities and Languages.
2. Faculty of Social Sciences
3. Faculty of Natural Sciences
4. Faculty of Education
5. Faculty of Engineering and Technology
6. Faculty of Law
7. Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics

University Centers
1. Academic Staff College
2. Academy of Third World Studies
3. A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre
4. Barkat Ali Firaq State Resource Centre
5. Centre for Coaching and Career Planning
6. Centre for Culture Media & Governance
7. Centre for Dental Studies
8. Centre for Distance and Open Learning
9. Centre for Gandhian Studies
10. Centre for Information Technology
11. Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences
12. Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies
13. Centre for Management Studies
14. Centre for Professional Development of Urdu Teacher
15. Centre for Spanish and Latin American Studies
16. Centre for Theoretical Physics
17. Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations
18. Centre for West Asian Studies
19. Dr. K. R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies
20. Dr. Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies
21. Jamia's Prem Chand Archives and Literary Centre
22. Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution
23. Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women's Studies
24. University Counseling & Guidance Centre
25. Centre for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

Administrative Posts :
* Amir-i-Jamia (Chancellor) : Mr. Fakhruddin T. Khorakiwala
* Shaikhul Jamia (Vice Chancellor) : Prof. Mushirul Hasan
* Naib-Shaikhul Jamia (Pro-Vice Chancellor)
* Musajjil (Registrar)

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Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In 1962, the University Grants Commission declared the Jamia a 'deemed to be University' the university does not have any affiliated colleges . For boys the university has four hostels with limited number of seats and for girls there is only one hostel. In addition to this, there is one Working Women's Hostel also.

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JMI entrance exam results: click here

New Delhi: The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University recently declared results of the entrance examinations which were held for admission into various courses for the academic year 2012-13.

The JMI results 2012 can be checked at http:--jmi.ac.in-studyatjamia-resultsentrance-Entrance. Many courses at JMI, including those on Broadcast Journalism and Eastern languages, are highly sought after by students from all across the country.

Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India, in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In Urdu, Jamia means University, and Millia means National.

Jamia declares BEd entrance result just hours after exam

New Delhi: Much to the delight of the aspiring students, Jamia Milia Islamia declared results of the B Ed entrance examination just hours after wrapping up the test.

In a sort of a record, the University announced the list of the 200 selected candidates for the sought after course on the same day of the entrance examination.

Aspiring students have to appear in six papers for the entrance examination of the one-year duration course, and it was their final paper.
The results of the course were declared by the university after four hours of the paper and the final results of B Ed, were displayed on the notice board of the department in the evening, said a statement from the University.

It said that the task involves not just evaluation but also tabulation, checking and all this was done in record time.

For the students who had appeared for the exam, the quick fire announcement was quite a delight.

JMI says no to interview

There is some good news for candidates applying to the BTech programme at Jamia Millia Islamias Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET). The university has decided to scrap the interview process for applicants this year. Elaborating more on the move, Khalid Moin, dean FET, says, JMI proba bly was among the very few faculties that followed an entrance test with an interview. However, from this year onwards, the practice is being ceased.

With the step in place, qualifying with merit in the entrance examination has become the sole criteria for gaining admission to the programme. The entrance examination is an objective-type paper spread over three hours. The syllabus for the examination is mentioned in the prospects, which is available online at www.jmi.ac.in. The exam will be held on June 9 this year.

Speaking on the preparation tips to ace the exam, Moin advises, In the exam, your strength will be judged in mathematics, physics and chemistry (in order). To score well, revise NCERT books well for concept clarity.

Things you should know:
* No. of seats: 350
* Quota: 10% for muslim girls
* Website: www.jmi.ac.in
* Date of entrance: June 9, 2012

Jamia Millia Islamia calling!

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has a long and glorious history and if you are interested in joining this elite institute, we would like to tell you that the prospectus and forms will be available from March 28 onwards. Those wanting to apply online can just log on to www.jm i.ac.in for the application form.

Admission procedure
Unlike the University of Delhi where Class 12 marks decide your fate, Jamia, gives you a fresh lease of life in case you havent scored too well. Simi Malhotra, media coordinator at JMI, Admissions to all courses at JMI are through entrance tests, so students who have not succeeded in performing well in the Class 12 board examinations, get another opportunity to chart a new course. Besides, Jamia has nine faculties with 36 departments and 27 centres of excellence and research. It offers a wide range of choice of subjects and possible permutations and combinations.

The details of the entrance tests together with the schedule for admission would be available in the prospectus and the university website. Thereafter, the university will conduct entrance tests and interviews for various courses. Admissions will be held through entrance tests for various faculties, including that of engineering and technology and dentistry. This process of tests and interviews will be spread across May-June-July 2012 and the university will reopen for the new academic session mid July.

Popular courses
There are about 240-plus courses offered in Jamia, but the centres and courses that attract a large number of applicants are the one-of-its-kind Mass Communication Research Centre; the faculty of Engineering and Technology, which receives more than 30000 applications each year for 300 seats; the social work department and the education department. New centres with cutting-edge courses on offer such as peace and conflict resolution are also getting to be very popular.

Beyond books
JMI is famous for the exposure it offers its students. Each department-centre at Jamia has a subject association, which organises co-curricular and extra-curricular events round the year. These subject associations give students the opportunity to lead and organise events of their choice. The university also has a career and counselling centre that organises events round the year and helps create an interface between the university and potential employers. The coaching and career-planning centre provides free coaching to students. Moreover, there are a number of cultural clubs that the students can join once they become part of Jamia, such as the book club, literary society, debating society and many others. Not only do these clubs organise regular events on campus, they also groom students for inter-university events and many from Jamia have been consistently earning laurels for the university, adds Malhotra.

Sports enthusiasts can particularly benefit at Jamia, informs Malhotra, Post CWG, Jamia has a state-of-the art sports-ground with associated facilities for a wide range of sporting events such as tennis, badminton, cricket etc. Besides, there is specialised coaching and training facility available. In fact, Jamia has been doing rather well at all the inter-university events in the last couple of years and has been winning prizes.

Future plans
JMI has a well established academy of international studies which is all set to expand soon with the introduction of Afghanistan and Chinese studies. The UGC has also sanctioned a new centre of nanotechnology and nanosciences. Besides, the university will soon be offering a bachelors degree in Turkish.

Quota at JMI
There is 50% reservation of seats for Muslims in all courses at Jamia. Out of this 50%, 10% seats are reserved for Muslim women or girl candidates and 10% for Muslim OBCs and STs. Besides these, there is 3% reservation for people with disability and another 5% for internal Jamia students from Jamia schools. Special provisions are also in place for outstanding sportspersons, NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and Kashmiri migrants

Semester system for UG courses at Jamia

Jamia Millia Islamia VC Najeeb Jung talks about implementing the semester system and elaborates on other plans.

Why has the university decided to shift to semester-based learning?
The semester system is not new to Jamia. For long, we have had a semester system at research l
evels – the MPhil course work stage, for instance. We have also been successfully running a semester system in the faculty of engineering and technology for several years now. Besides, two years ago we implemented the semester system at the postgraduate level and all our postgraduate programmes run in the semester mode now. Therefore, shifting to the semester mode has not been a recent step for our university. However, what must be added is that there are several advantages of the semester system such as continuous assessment, possibility of tweaking courses keeping the level of students in mind, in other words making it more student-centric. In any case, it is a universal practice, which is followed in all parts of the world. It is not something entirely new to us.

How will the university benefit from the new model?
We have seen the benefits of the semester system in our university. Rather than burdening the students once a year with evaluation etc, the semester system helps us spread the process of learning and evaluation evenly all through the year. There is greater engagement with the teaching-learning process in a semester system with class participation and continuous assessments being an integral part of it. It also offers flexibility as compared to the annual system and offers students the possibility of opting for courses in cognate disciplines and developing a multidisciplinary approach to their object of study. It makes the process of learning all the more intensive.

What changes has the curriculum witnessed? Which courses have been restructured?
Needless to say that with semesterisation, one needs to adopt the whole philosophy of semesterisation which entails not just restructuring the curricula but also modes of assessment, preparation of study material etc. My faculty members have been engaged in this process for the last couple of years and have deliberated over the structure of the curricula. This process has also given them a chance to rethink the objectives of their field of study. It has given them an opportunity to revisit questions such as pedagogical methods to be adopted, updating course curricula keeping in mind changing trends across the world, including several new areas of study, adopting newer techniques of evaluation, looking at newer sources of information etc. All in all, it has been a period of churning and I am sure it will bear fruits in the years to come.

Will the semesters be implemented in phases?
We are going to introduce it at the undergraduate level in July this year. We have made necessary preparations for that. My teachers have been working hard for the last couple of years to make the transition as smooth as possible from an annual mode to the semester mode for undergraduate courses. It must be added that they have experience of the semester mode at the postgraduate level, which has helped their decisions.

How has the faculty responded to the change?
The faculty has made a very smooth transition from the annual to the semester mode. They have made all the preparations required for this switch. They have learnt from each other and have adopted the best practices followed in our university and elsewhere. It has been a period of a lot of hard work for them but this process will go on to necessarily benefit the student community.

Delhi Universitys experiment with the semester system is yet to bear fruits. Do you think the shift is going to benefit the student community? How?
Jamia Millia Islamia has a completely different structure. Unlike Delhi University, which offers affiliation to 80-odd colleges, Jamia does not have affiliating colleges and therefore, the numbers that one is dealing with are completely different in the two universities. All our departments and centres are independent and run their own courses. They can devise their own syllabi, their own mode of evaluation etc — it allows them the flexibility needed in a semester system. I am sure an intensive engagement with ones object of study spread all through the year will certainly benefit the students and the teaching-learning process in general.

Besides, the semester system, what are the other plans of the university for 2012?
We are going to launch new programmes in Afghanistan studies and China studies besides setting up a new centre in nanosciences and nanotechnology in the coming days.

Jamia Millia Islamia calling!

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has a long and glorious history and if you are interested in joining this elite institute, we would like to tell you that the prospectus and forms will be available from March 28 onwards. Those wanting to apply online can just log on to href=http:--www.jmi.ac.in>www.jmi.ac.in for the application form.

Unlike the University of Delhi where Class 12 marks decide your fate, Jamia, gives you a fresh lease of life in case you havent scored too well. Simi Malhotra, media coordinator at JMI, Admissions to all courses at JMI are through entrance tests, so students who have not succeeded in performing well in the Class 12 board examinations, get another opportunity to chart a new course. Besides, Jamia has nine faculties with 36 departments and 27 centres of excellence and research. It offers a wide range of choice of subjects and possible permutations and combinations.

The details of the entrance tests together with the schedule for admission would be available in the prospectus and the university website. Thereafter, the university will conduct entrance tests and interviews for various courses. Admissions will be held through entrance tests for various faculties, including that of engineering and technology and dentistry. This process of tests and interviews will be spread across May-June-July 2012 and the university will reopen for the new academic session mid July.

Popular courses
There are about 240-plus courses offered in Jamia, but the centres and courses that attract a large number of applicants are the one-of-its-kind Mass Communication Research Centre; the faculty of Engineering and Technology, which receives more than 30000 applications each year for 300 seats; the social work department and the education department. New centres with cutting-edge courses on offer such as peace and conflict resolution are also getting to be very popular.

Beyond books
JMI is famous for the exposure it offers its students. Each department-centre at Jamia has a subject association, which organises co-curricular and extra-curricular events round the year. These subject associations give students the opportunity to lead and organise events of their choice. The university also has a career and counselling centre that organises events round the year and helps create an interface between the university and potential employers. The coaching and career-planning centre provides free coaching to students. Moreover, there are a number of cultural clubs that the students can join once they become part of Jamia, such as the book club, literary society, debating society and many others. Not only do these clubs organise regular events on campus, they also groom students for inter-university events and many from Jamia have been consistently earning laurels for the university, adds Malhotra.

Sports enthusiasts can particularly benefit at Jamia, informs Malhotra, Post CWG, Jamia has a state-of-the art sports-ground with associated facilities for a wide range of sporting events such as tennis, badminton, cricket etc. Besides, there is specialised coaching and training facility available. In fact, Jamia has been doing rather well at all the inter-university events in the last couple of years and has been winning prizes.

Future plans
JMI has a well established academy of international studies which is all set to expand soon with the introduction of Afghanistan and Chinese studies. The UGC has also sanctioned a new centre of nanotechnology and nanosciences. Besides, the university will soon be offering a bachelors degree in Turkish.

Quota at JMI
There is 50% reservation of seats for Muslims in all courses at Jamia. Out of this 50%, 10% seats are reserved for Muslim women or girl candidates and 10% for Muslim OBCs and STs. Besides these, there is 3% reservation for people with disability and another 5% for internal Jamia students from Jamia schools. Special provisions are also in place for outstanding sportspersons, NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and Kashmiri migrants

Semester system for UG courses at Jamia

Jamia Millia Islamia VC Najeeb Jung talks about implementing the semester system and elaborates on other plans.

Why has the university decided to shift to semester-based learning?

The semester system is not new to Jamia. For long, we have had a semester system at
research levels – the MPhil course work stage, for instance. We have also been successfully running a semester system in the faculty of engineering and technology for several years now. Besides, two years ago we implemented the semester system at the postgraduate level and all our postgraduate programmes run in the semester mode now. Therefore, shifting to the semester mode has not been a recent step for our university. However, what must be added is that there are several advantages of the semester system such as continuous assessment, possibility of tweaking courses keeping the level of students in mind, in other words making it more student-centric. In any case, it is a universal practice, which is followed in all parts of the world. It is not something entirely new to us.

How will the university benefit from the new model?
We have seen the benefits of the semester system in our university. Rather than burdening the students once a year with evaluation etc, the semester system helps us spread the process of learning and evaluation evenly all through the year. There is greater engagement with the teaching-learning process in a semester system with class participation and continuous assessments being an integral part of it. It also offers flexibility as compared to the annual system and offers students the possibility of opting for courses in cognate disciplines and developing a multidisciplinary approach to their object of study. It makes the process of learning all the more intensive.

What changes has the curriculum witnessed? Which courses have been restructured?
Needless to say that with semesterisation, one needs to adopt the whole philosophy of semesterisation which entails not just restructuring the curricula but also modes of assessment, preparation of study material etc. My faculty members have been engaged in this process for the last couple of years and have deliberated over the structure of the curricula. This process has also given them a chance to rethink the objectives of their field of study. It has given them an opportunity to revisit questions such as pedagogical methods to be adopted, updating course curricula keeping in mind changing trends across the world, including several new areas of study, adopting newer techniques of evaluation, looking at newer sources of information etc. All in all, it has been a period of churning and I am sure it will bear fruits in the years to come.

Will the semesters be implemented in phases?
We are going to introduce it at the undergraduate level in July this year. We have made necessary preparations for that. My teachers have been working hard for the last couple of years to make the transition as smooth as possible from an annual mode to the semester mode for undergraduate courses. It must be added that they have experience of the semester mode at the postgraduate level, which has helped their decisions.

How has the faculty responded to the change?
The faculty has made a very smooth transition from the annual to the semester mode. They have made all the preparations required for this switch. They have learnt from each other and have adopted the best practices followed in our university and elsewhere. It has been a period of a lot of hard work for them but this process will go on to necessarily benefit the student community.

Delhi Universitys experiment with the semester system is yet to bear fruits. Do you think the shift is going to benefit the student community? How?
Jamia Millia Islamia has a completely different structure. Unlike Delhi University, which offers affiliation to 80-odd colleges, Jamia does not have affiliating colleges and therefore, the numbers that one is dealing with are completely different in the two universities. All our departments and centres are independent and run their own courses. They can devise their own syllabi, their own mode of evaluation etc — it allows them the flexibility needed in a semester system. I am sure an intensive engagement with ones object of study spread all through the year will certainly benefit the students and the teaching-learning process in general.

Besides, the semester system, what are the other plans of the university for 2012?
We are going to launch new programmes in Afghanistan studies and China studies besides setting up a new centre in nanosciences and nanotechnology in the coming days.

An exploration of the self

Through a self-created vocabulary and the use of an array of traditional materials, I create the setting for an intervention of the truth. It is the exploration of the self through a process of absorption of notions and realities.

After graduating from the department of fine arts, Jamia Millia University in 1996, I went on to study studio art from the University of California, Berkeley. My journey as an artist reflects many of the experiences that I underwent through my decade-long stay in the West, where after graduation I conducted courses in mixed media painting at the university. Since my return, it has been a challenge to depict the ephemeral quality and essence of experience that I strive to communicate to my viewer.

My wife (textile designer Rema Kumar) and I travel a lot to remote villages to weave traditional fabrics and saris, providing ourselves an opportunity to see the potential of expanding the same in various media, textures, colours, shapes and forms.

I like to work in traditional craft mediums that intrigue me, from the pattachita of Orissa, to the miniatures of Rajasthan, and Tibetan coral embroidery and weaving. Crochet is a fascinating technique that I grew up watching my grandmother do.

There is a critical origin where the forms are charged with unveiling the invisible, forming dialectic to the known, accepted forms of the visible. What does the essence of a being look like? My latest search is the superficial-real self of all — the skin and the surface. Scratch the surface of a suave individual and there lies a hundred lives unanswered, unattended.

As told to Tenzin Dechen

High-tech mobiles used in AIIMS paper leak

High-end mobile phones with powerful camera and bluetooth devices were the tools used by three young men to scan the AIIMS post graduate entrance exam paper and send it to an email id outside the exam hall. How did they manage to smuggle the devices in?

An apparent lack of frisking at the examination centre in Sector 28 Noida helped the three accused secret in their Sony Xperia and Nokia Lumia phones with camera, specific softwares and bluetooth device to scan the question papers.

Amit Punia, who did his MBBS from PGI Rohtak, Kapil Kumar, 27, MBA graduate from Jamia Milia university and Krishan Pratap, 27, MA in public administration from Jamia Milia university and an MBA from IMC Meerut were the three young men arrested along with two others for attempting to leak the question paper.

The blue tooth and the earphone were used to confirm whether the transmitted photographs were legible.

They had the bluetooth device stitched to their shirts and a minute earphone was given to one of the accused.

Punia, along with Kumar and Pratap, the latter two posing as medical students, entered the hall with their gadgets. As soon as the three got the question papers, they clicked pictures of the papers and sent it to an email id of Bhisham Singh, 27, who was operating a computer in a rented accommodation outside the hall.

Singh downloaded the question paper and took out printouts.

Mohit Choudhary, 23, who hails from Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) was the gang leader.

As soon as he got the question paper he was to take it to some people to get it solved, and give the answers on phone to some candidates who were willing to pay a huge amount.

However, he was arrested before he could do so.

Jamia honours Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen

It was a historic moment for Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), as the 90-year-old central university that recently was granted minority status by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI), conferred the honorary doctorate on Professor Amatrya Sen at Dr MA Ansari Auditorium on Friday.

The special convocation was a huge hit as more than 500 people, including teachers, guests and students, had turned up to witness the history unfold. In awe they saw how the citation was presented to Nobel Laureate Professor Sen by Najeeb Jung, vice chancellor JMI.

On this occasion, Jung, a former IAS officer, delivered a riveting speech on the global economic slowdown, education, secularism and most importantly the importance of being Amartya Sen in these polarized times and added that the lesson of his remarkable life for all us in the university is fourfold.

After receiving the degree, Prof Sen told the mesmerized audience that he is proud to become associated with Jamia Millia Islamia which is an admixture of South Asian Muslim History, National Heritage, and a Global Academic Institution.

A world renowned economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory and for bringing into focus the problems of the poorest members of society, Prof Sen threw some light on the importance of higher education. He cited the names of the likes of Mahatama Gandhi, Karl Marx, Nelson Mandela, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad among others to highlight the importance of higher education in providing the foundation for their success in their respective field of operation.

Jamia at same time

Cross-university education will no more remain a dream for students in Delhi. Pursuing two courses simultaneously at Delhi University (DU) and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) or graduate students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) trying their hands at technical courses offered at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) may soon become a reality.
To make this possible, four city-based institutes — DU, JMI, IIT and JNU — will join hands to tap their best faculties and make cross-discipline education available to students.

We are looking at making courses like environment sciences, biotechnology, disaster management and mass communication available to students. We also have a good social sciences faculty, especially in social work, which can prove to be useful for the students, said Najeeb Jung, vice-chancellor, JMI.The university is also aiming at making the flow of education smoother for students so as to enable them to transfer their credits from one system to another.
We want to make it easier for students to transfer their credits from one university to another. So, if a student is pursuing economics (hons) in DU, he can take up mass communication in JMI or some technical course in IIT at the same time. The idea is to make the system of education smoother for students, said Jung.

DU, too, has given its go-ahead for the project and has already started identifying students from various streams to be part of this pilot programme. We are trying to create a programme that complements the strength of each university. For instance, Jamia has a strong faculty in media and IIT has a similar technical backing. Similarly, both JNU and DU are strong in several fields. By July 2012, we would have launched this as a full-time programme. Students from streams like economics, physics and mathematics have expressed a keen interest in joining the programme, said Dinesh Singh, vice-chancellor, DU, at a Learn Today meeting.Meanwhile, the institutes are awaiting further clarity on the matter to decide the future course of action.Two weeks ago, we had our last meeting with representatives of the other three universities. Our next meeting will take place on January 7, which will give us greater clarity on the matter, said Najeeb Jung.Jung added that there would be no central campus to carry out the programme, as it would be based on an exchange model of education.

Jamiat urges govt to pass Communal Violence Bill

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind in its Conference on Prevention of Communal disturbances passed a resolution urging government to pass the Communal Violence Bill in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament.

In case the logjam in Parliament continues and there is no possibility of passing the said Bill, the resolution urges the government to bring an ordinance in this regard which could be ratified within six months.

Addressing the Conference, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad accepted that some way or the other the administration is responsible for communal riots. He said communal riots occur either due to indifference or collusion of the administration.

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was supposed to attend the Conference but being busy with the Youth Congress delegates he did not attend the conference.

Leaders from different political parties attended the conferences and assured cooperation and support of their party on Communal Violence Bill and implementation of Ranganath Mishra report.

Akhilesh Yadav of SP, Sitaram Yechury, Asadduddin Owaisi, Rashid Masood, Arif Naseem, Farooq Abdullah and several other leaders extended their support and praised the initiative taken by Jamiat Chief Arshad Madani.

President of the Ittehadul Muslimeen, Hyderabad, Asaduddin Owaisi urged President of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind Maulana Arshad Madani to lead the movement and said that without the demonstration of strength the government will not budge and accept the demands of the Muslims.

All the speakers dwelt at length that communal violence bill is the need of the hour and it is not against the majority community but it is for all the sections of the society.

During his address Arshad Madni praised the role of the present government by granting minority status to Jamia Millia University and taking prompt action against DIG, SSP and Collector of Bharatpur, Rajasthan.

He said the proposed Bill will hold administration responsible for any communal riots and this would automatically stop the occurrence of communal riots. He urged the secular parties to come forward and ensure that this Bill becomes a reality.

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Rasheed Masood criticised his leader and party for not being serious on Muslim issues.

Jamia refuses to share information on V-Cs trips

The vice-chancellors trips out of the city and the expenditure on the same are things that Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) refuses to divulge any information about. This was a question asked in an RTI application and the university refused to answer.To my mind, such applications are neither covered under the definition of information… nor do they do justice to the sacred objective of passing this (RTI Act) legislation, the reply to the three RTI applications filed by activist Afroz Alam said.

The public information officer also states that the applications are voluminous and that this information may be used to later harass and blackmail university officials into submission.The three separate RTI applications have sought information about the number of newspapers and magazines coming to the office of the vice-chancellor, number of RTI applicants who have gone to the Information Commission for a second appeal and total amount collected from the students of the university as games fee and its expenditure.

While the applicant has asked for a number of documents and the reply would be voluminous, the JMI authorities have wrongly withheld information.Though Section 8 of the RTI Act 2005 lists out certain type of information that may be withheld, questions that Alam has asked do not fall under that category. The reply is just absurd. How can they refuse information on the basis of it being voluminous? Also, their contention that I may later use it to blackmail someone makes me think that they are hiding something. These are not the correct grounds to withhold information, Alam said.
The university media coordinator could not be contacted despite repeated attempts. Other officials refused to talk as they are not authorised to speak to the media.

Government backs decision on minority status to Jamia

New Delhi: The central government on Monday backed the grant of minority status to the Jamia Millia Islamia by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) - a decision currently under the Delhi High Courts scrutiny.

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, hearing the arguments on a bunch of petitions, fixed the matter for hearing on Sep 27.

Counsel for central government said that it has supported the NCMEI decision.
Admitting a public interest litigation (PIL) of Vijay Kumar Sharma, president of NGO Yuva Bharti Samiti, the division bench issued notice to the central government, the NCMEI, the university and others, seeking their response.Challenging the Feb 22 order of the commission, the petition filed through advocate Rakesh Kumar stated: The Jamia Millia Islamia Act incorporates and establishes the university and dissolves the Jamia Millia Islamia Society, which was managing and running it, and the commission has no jurisdiction or authority to declare it a minority institution.The act does not provide any special consideration for a person belonging to a particular community and the posts of the chief policy-making body (Anjuman)... are open to persons of all castes, creed and religions with no special consideration to Muslims.

The PIL added that granting of minority status defeated the purpose of the law, enacted by parliament.
The NCMEI, headed by Justice (retd) M.S.A. Siddiqui, had recently granted minority status to the university, enabling it to reserve up to 50 per cent seats for Muslim students and allowing it not to reserve seats for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes students.
The panel, a quasi-judicial body, had passed the order while allowing the petitions of the Jamia Old Boys Association and the Jamia Teachers Association. The petitions were filed in 2006.

The menace of fake medical certificates is having multifaceted effects!

Surprisingly, the news about doctors with fake degrees has become such a common phenomenon that it goes out of sight without as much as creating a ripple. Lesser is the news about certified and practising doctors having no qualms in releasing fake medical certificates for people who require the same either for applying for medical leaves, or for getting monetary reimbursements. Unfortunately, the fact is that unlike other certified professions (CA, as a pristine example), where one can take to task the person who provides a false certificate, theres no mass propaganda by the government to suspend-debar doctors who have no qualms in giving fake medical certificates.

One saw the issue of fake certifications coming up on a massive scale recently in the airline industry, where quite a few pilots on active duty were either arrested or thrown out of their jobs for providing fraudulent marksheets. Some of the middlemen who mobilised the certificates for the pilots were also arrested. Then why does not the government start arresting doctors who give fake certificates?

There are exceptions. In August 2011, the Karnataka high court noticed a big racket behind false accident claims and even prosecuted a doctor for the same. Last year, administrators of Jamia Millia Islamia University debarred around 200 students who provided fake medical certificates (to compensate for their poor attendance) in order to become eligible for the examination – and along with this, police complaints were also filed against 12 doctors accused of issuing those certificates. The surreptitious act of providing fake medical certificates are rampant with job seekers too as most of the companies today ask for a medical fitness certificate at the time of joining.

The widespread use of fake medical certificates is also well extended to government employees, bureaucrats and VIPs. Think about a well known person whos going to get arrested, and nine times out of ten, there will be a medical certificate ready to certify that the person needs immediate hospitalisation. From Ramalingam Raju to Yeddyurappa, from Kalmadi to Amar Singh, many have gotten hospitalised or claimed a medical condition just before getting arrested – and based on certificates issued by doctors who are supposed to espouse the Hippocratic oath.

If the former DGP of Bihar V D Ram had withdrawn medical reimbursement of Rs.50,000 allegedly producing a fake certificate in 2009, then the same is done quite regularly by innumerable employees� in private corporations too. In 2001, in an infamous case in the Allahabad court, Deepti – a victim of dowry torture – was declared mentally unfit by doctors and was even sent to a mental asylum only to be later released, when it was proved otherwise. How can one forget Chandigarh-based physician Dr J S Bedi who issued a fake medical certificate to Vikas Gill (involved in the Jessica Lal murder case) stating Gill was unwell and needed rest.

Clearly, theres something gravely amiss in the Indian

fake medical certificates

Surprisingly, the news about doctors with fake degrees has become such a common phenomenon that it goes out of sight without as much as creating a ripple. Lesser is the news about certified and practising doctors having no qualms in releasing fake medical certificates for people who require the same either for applying for medical leaves, or for getting monetary reimbursements. Unfortunately, the fact is that unlike other certified professions (CA, as a pristine example), where one can take to task the person who provides a false certificate, theres no mass propaganda by the government to suspend-debar doctors who have no qualms in giving fake medical certificates.

One saw the issue of fake certifications coming up on a massive scale recently in the airline industry, where quite a few pilots on active duty were either arrested or thrown out of their jobs for providing fraudulent marksheets. Some of the middlemen who mobilised the certificates for the pilots were also arrested. Then why does not the government start arresting doctors who give fake certificates?

There are exceptions. In August 2011, the Karnataka high court noticed a big racket behind false accident claims and even prosecuted a doctor for the same. Last year, administrators of Jamia Millia Islamia University debarred around 200 students who provided fake medical certificates (to compensate for their poor attendance) in order to become eligible for the examination – and along with this, police complaints were also filed against 12 doctors accused of issuing those certificates. The surreptitious act of providing fake medical certificates are rampant with job seekers too as most of the companies today ask for a medical fitness certificate at the time of joining.

The widespread use of fake medical certificates is also well extended to government employees, bureaucrats and VIPs. Think about a well known person whos going to get arrested, and nine times out of ten, there will be a medical certificate ready to certify that the person needs immediate hospitalisation. From Ramalingam Raju to Yeddyurappa, from Kalmadi to Amar Singh, many have gotten hospitalised or claimed a medical condition just before getting arrested – and based on certificates issued by doctors who are supposed to espouse the Hippocratic oath.

If the former DGP of Bihar V D Ram had withdrawn medical reimbursement of Rs.50,000 allegedly producing a fake certificate in 2009, then the same is done quite regularly by innumerable employees� in private corporations too. In 2001, in an infamous case in the Allahabad court, Deepti – a victim of dowry torture – was declared mentally unfit by doctors and was even sent to a mental asylum only to be later released, when it was proved otherwise. How can one forget Chandigarh-based physician Dr J S Bedi who issued a fake medical certificate to Vikas Gill (involved in the Jessica Lal murder case) stating Gill was unwell and needed rest.

Clearly, theres something gravely amiss in the Indian doctors community – and this, the government has to immediately come down upon.

Students stuck as DU delays BA results

Students from DU applying to Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have once again found themselves battling administrative complications. These students may find their admission to JMI cancelled because of the delay on DUs end to deliver results on time. DU is likely to declare the final-year

results for courses like BA (Programme) in August, overshooting JMIs July 29 deadline to submit marksheets. Jamia had pushed the admission dates forward from July 15 to 29 since there were several students from DU with the same problem. I had applied to DU for a confidential marksheet. In the response letter, DU had said that results will be declared by July end. But now DUs Deputy Controller of Examinations has said that results are expected in August, said Saleem Khan, who had cleared JMIs B.Ed entrance test and interview.

Jamia, on the other hand, has refused to make an exception for these students since applicants to the university with a similar problem are few and far between. We have extended the deadline once. We cant keep extending dates for a few students like this. Most universities are accommodating and provide a confidential marksheet well in time, said Simi Malhotra, media coordinator, JMI.

DU has however, refused to shoulder any responsibility for the delay in results. Instead, the onus of the problem has been put on the students.

Most courses under BA (Programme) are interconnected. If the number of students taking the exam is so large, how can we finish correcting papers within two months? We cant make candidate-specific result declaration, even though we are trying to expedite the process and have stated a deadline of August 15 for declaring results. Other Universities must keep this factor in mind and set dates accordingly, said RC Sharma, Dean of Examinations, DU.

A tribute to MF Hussain soon in Delhi

To celebrate the life and times of legendary painter, Maqbool Fida Hussain, the artist community all over the world is going to assemble in the capital on July 2.

Hussain who passed away on June 9 in London due to his prolonged illness, has remained a consummate artist. Titled as Picasso of India, Hussain has a great fan following thruogh out the world. He ruled over many hearts through his phenomenon paintings and brainstorms.

Hosted by a capital-based socio-cultural forum, Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust - SAHMAT - tthe event will be a tribute to the artist, whom most of his compatriots, fellow painters, and thousands of fans in India could not meet before his death in London.

This will be a time to honour for Hussain, whose contibution to the public artscape has been immense. Hussain was the hub of art himself, its an honour to attend his tribute ceremony, Fabiha Ahmed, a student, who looks forward to become a painter, said.

Hussains children Shamshad Hussain, Owais Hussain, and Raisa Hussain along with the senior artists like Anjolie Ela Menon and Ram Kumar will also join the event to share their memories and association with Hussain.

The tribute will begin with an assembly at the Dhoominal Gallery in Cannaught Place (A Block) where MF Hussain had painted several altarpiece in the corridor in 1962.

The gallery has decided to host an exhibition of Hussains atrwork from the collection which he painted on his 94th birth anniversary. The organisation will present a tribute exhibition that the art students of Jamia Millia Islamia University had mounted on Husains 94th birthday.

The turnout will march in a procession to the Cannaught Place Metro Station and board a train to the Vithalbhai Patel House (V.P House) on Rafi Marg here. They will be attired in T-shirts and scarves with portraits of Husains profiles, carry traditional Indian lanterns - a recurring motif in Husains art - and umbrellas inscribed with prints of Hussain art works and poetry.

The event also includes screening of Hussains cenamatic debut, Through The Eyes Of The Painter on the lawns of V.P house at 6 in the evening. A Shaadi band baaja- traditional wedding band is arranged for the entertainment of the guests. Its really a wonderful thought to give tribute to such a legend. I will definetely join the event, said Rihan Mohammad, a painter.

Jamia to hold common test for UG entrants

New Delhi: Starting this year, Jamia Millia Islamia University will conduct common entrance test for some of its undergraduate courses.

A university official said Common entrance tests will be conducted for courses in humanities and languages, social sciences and natural sciences.

The official said that test for social sciences will be conducted in two groups on June 2. The last date for receiving applications is May 5.
Tests for humanities and languages will be held on June 3 and the last date for filling application forms will be May 4.

The official said the tests for natural sciences will also be conducted in two groups on June 2 and 3 and the last date of submitting application is May 4.

Jamia to introduce OMR application forms

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia University will introduce OMR application forms for its engineering and MBA courses to deal with an increasing number of applications. These forms are processed on computers and hence are faster.

An official from the university said, Keeping in view the increasing number of applications for admissions to various courses on offer at Jamia Millia Islamia, the university has introduced OMR application forms in few of its courses starting 2011. OMR, or Optical Mark Recognition, also called Optical Mark Reading, is the process of capturing human-marked data from documents through computers, providing a fast and accurate way of collecting data.An official said, Last year, the university received approximately 30,000 application forms for 350 seats on offer in the B.Tech. programme.

The forms will be introduced for M.Tech., M.Sc. Electronics, MBA (Evening), B.Tech., B.E. (Evening), Diploma Engineering and Diploma Engineering (Evening) courses, according to the university.

Admission: Jamia simplifies entrance test process

For students planning to apply for multiple undergraduate courses in Jamia Millia Islamia, (JMI), there is good news. The university has simplified its entrance process this year by considerably bringing down the number of entrance tests. Instead of individual tests for each subject,

students will now have to sit for one common entrance test in each discipline. From over 50 entrance tests last year, the varsity will only have a total of eight entrance tests for undergraduate and post-graduate courses. In social sciences group I, for example BBS, B.Com, economics, BA with computer application and hotel management will have to sit for only one examination. Similarly, in group II, there will be just one test for subjects like BA (Hons.) sociology, political science, social work and Bachelor of Arts.

We get a lot of outstation students, who have to keep waiting for the entrances to get over. So we decided to go for common entrance tests, which will save both time and effort on the students part, said Najeeb Jung, vice-chancellor, JMI.
New Courses. The new academic session will also see introduction of some new courses. The BA programme, which was scrapped last year, will be reintroduced. The course structure has been revamped based on the tripose programme of the Oxford and Cambridge universities.

The course was been recast and the syllabus is much better and relevant now. The number of seats has also been reduced, said Jung. From 190, the strength of the class has been brought down to about 50.Students applying for the programme will have to choose three subjects out of history, geography, economics, public administration and political science and one out of professional courses. These students will have more options to choose from at the Masters level as they will study more than one subject, Jung added.

Apart from this, the university will also have a few new courses like M.Phil in Latin American studies, European studies, MA in early childhood development, M.Tech in earthquake engineering, M.Arch in urban regeneration.

Minority interests

It may not be an exaggeration to postulate that normally reforms in India generate counter reactions. And when it comes to any pro-minority, more particularly pro-Muslim reform, the reaction is more pronounced and conspicuous. It is in this perspective that the ongoing discourses on the issue of Jamia Millia Islamias Muslim minority institution status, needs to be viewed.

The Jamia, needless to iterate, was established by prominent Muslim leaders of the anti-colonial movement with the blessings and support of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, who, it is understood, had actually mooted the idea while he was in Vijayawada in the early 1920s. Personifying the all-inclusive secular characteristics of the national movement, the Jamia moved from Aligarh to Delhi and gradually sprouted to blossom into a distinct seat of higher learning. Its legacy as a lusty offspring of the freedom struggle brought her unflinching support from the Congress leadership. It was mainly because of the benevolent gesture of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who unhesitatingly conceded to the request of the ailing Begum Zakir Hussain to see that Zakir Sahibs dream of making Jamia a Central university was realised and that the Jamia Millia Islamia Act, 1988, saw the light of day. Of course, not without undaunted support from Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Although a section of the community clamoured for incorporating the minority status in the act itself, nevertheless, visionaries like Khurshid Alam Khan, who had a key role in shaping the act to preserve Jamias ethos, saw a better fortune for the community in Indias pluralistic fabric and Congress secular vortex.

Unfortunately, the bizarre events of 1992 virtually shattered the community. The climate of sectarianism and communal frenzy that ensued led to a siege situation and fear psychosis. Frequent incidents of targeting innocent Muslim youth as terrorists, be it in Ajmer Dargah or Hyderabads Mecca Masjid, branding them as Pakistani agents and their encounter killings generated a feeling of alienation, precipitating an identity crisis. The Sachar Committee, appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was a high-level committee constituted to prepare a report on the social, economic and educational status of the Muslim community of India. The Sachar Committees revelations, endorsing the worst educational plight of the Muslims, and the Ranganath Mishra Commission Report, emphasising the dire need for affirmative action, gravely sensitised and alerted the community.

Questions like the percentage of Muslim representation in legislatures, employment and education sectors started haunting the Muslim mind. A cursory look at the number of Muslim students in Delhi University or any other university will be highly demoralising. The situation is no better even in the most progressive universities such as the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) where the curve of Muslim admissions has been on a steady decline since 1969. Muslim students are virtually nil in the Banaras Hindu University in comparison to non-Muslim counterparts in Jamia or even the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). While Gujjars and Jats are on the streets articulating grievances, want of an organisational structure coupled with the prevalent circumstances deterred Muslims from raising their voice.

In this climate of scepticism, the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions judgment declaring Jamia as a Muslim minority institution came as a heavenly gift for its majority segment. Now, it needs to be seen how long these jubilations will sustain in our tolerant society, particularly in view of the experiences of AMU and the fate of four per cent reservation for Muslims in Andhra Pradesh.

Academic standards and quality are not constant attributes and neither are they the monopoly of specific institutions. Allahabad and Madras universities, once rated high, are no more the same. The same may be true of JNU. Curiously, none of these institutions have altered or lost their original character. Moonis Raza, educationist and freedom fighter, declined to be the vice-chancellor of Jamia in the 1980s as he perceived Jamia to be a 14th century institution. Ironically, the same 14th century institution successfully established a post-modern 21st century Mass Communication Research Centre that continues to be unparalleled in the country. Jamias faculty of education and rural institute enjoyed a distinct reputation even before Jamia was declared a deem to be university. Every educational institution excels in one or the other field, irrespective of the tag it bears, and Jamia is a glaring example.

The mere prefix Muslim minority cannot become the cause to ghettoise Jamia, as long as it adheres to its historic values of democracy, secularism, pluralism and transparency in administration. True to its traditions, Jamia has attracted talent from across communities and a large proportion of its faculty is drawn from JNU alumnae. For many scholars, diplomats and bureaucrats, Jamia has been a launching pad for lucrative assignments. In fact, Jamia is the only Central university where SC-ST reservations, both in recruitments and admissions, have been honestly implemented.

As a matter of fact, in its functional terms, Jamia is already a Muslim minority institution with more than 50 per cent Muslim students and a Muslim as its vice-chancellor. If this composition could efficiently herald Jamia on the threshold of academic excellence, how does the minority tag alter its practical dynamics except to legitimise the claim of the community on the institution? The ghettoisation logic will never catch popular imagination as long as Jamia is in the National Capital Region.

The Muslim minority situation warrants positive discrimination, more so in the education sector. Governments in the Indian federation are sensitive to the reality, be it the Congress in Andhra Pradesh or the Communists in West Bengal. The minority status to Jamia is perhaps a beginning in the right direction which is bound to benefit at least a miniscule section of the weaker Muslim segment of north India to carve a professional career in the fields of engineering, dentistry, communications, law, education and bio-technology.

• Mujtaba Khan is a professor at Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, NewDelhi

Jamia Millia is now a minority institution

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia University was on Tuesday granted minority institution status by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, a first for any central university which will allow it to reserve up to 50 per cent seats for Muslims.
We have no hesitation in holding that Jamia was founded by the Muslims for the benefit of the Muslims and it never lost its identity as a Muslim minority educational institution, chairman the commission Justice M.S.A. Siddiqui said in his judgement.

The varsity will no longer have to give reservation to SC and ST students following the ruling by the Commission, a quasi-judicial body, on the petitions by Jamia Students Union, Jamia Old Boys Association and Jamia Teaches Association filed in 2006 seeking minority status for the varsity.

Jamia became a Central University by an Act of Parliament in 1988.

Delhi Metro Phase III to cover Jamia, Faridabad

New Delhi: Covering several more residential, business and academic centres of the capital than originally planned, Delhi Metro is giving final shape to its third phase, which, when completed, will bring cheer to thousands of more passengers.

A top Metro official said the biggest addition in Phase III, where the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has planned an extension of over 30 km, is the coverage of Jamia Milia Islamia University.

The proposed Phase III will cost Rs 27,500 crore for the Delhi extensions and is expected to be completed by March 2016. With this, the DMRC will cover 70 per cent of the capital citys population and include neighbouring areas like Faridabad and Noida, DMRC Managing Director E. Sreedharan said.

The project was approved in principle by the Delhi government in October 2010. But the government has suggested some amendments, asking the DMRC to cover more areas so as to include the outer and the inner ring roads.We were supposed to have met the Planning Commission officials with the detailed project report (DPR) of Phase III by Jan 13 for a review and to take a final call on the budget decision. The meeting never happened as we are not ready with the DPR. It is still being finalised, Sreedharan said.We had prepared a DPR earlier for 70 km. Now, the Delhi government wants some alterations. So Phase III is coming to almost 104 km, 34 km extra, the DMRC chief said.After the Planning Commissions approval, the Phase-III project will be reviewed by an empowered committee of officials before going for union cabinet approval.Sreedharan said a final decision on the funding pattern is yet to be taken, but the DMRC has given some suggestions in this regard.

We have given some suggestions. One option is for the two governments (India and Japan) contributing 40 percent (each) of the cost. The Japanese funding can extend to nearly 40 percent and the DMRC itself can raise about five to eight percent on the property development as things are looking up on the real estate, he explained.

For the balance fund he suggested that the government authorise the DMRC to issue tax- free bonds for that amount or alternatively request the Japanese government to make it 50 percent instead of 40 percent.To a query on whether the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will come forward to fund the Phase III project, Sreedharan said: We have a very good relationship with the JICA. Their own experience with the DMRC has been excellent in Phase I and II (and) they are willing to consider.

But they havent made any commitment as we have not formally requested them.Sreedharan said Delhi Metro has already begun preliminary works of Phase III to save time.The soil investigation, geo-technical surveys, finalising station design for the underground and elevated stations and preparation of tender documents have started.Apart from this we are revising the specifications in many areas to bring down the cost of the project without sacrificing the safety or the reliability, he said.The work for Phase III will start in April.(Phase III will have) two additional big lines - Lines 7 and 8 - while others are only extension of existing lines...... The Kalindi Kunj line will be extended till Noida (Botanical Garden). The Noida extension will be taken care of by the Noida authority, he added.

The biggest addition on Phase III is the coverage of Jamia Milia Islamia University, which will extend from Nehru Place and will cover the outer Ring Road.Kalkaji will be one of the interchange stations on this line and it will attract a lot of commuters as it covers the university and many schools.As of now, 184 km of track are operational, the Metro chief said. Three more km will be opened in Kirti Nagar and three in Vaishali.

Finally, it will be 190 km under phase one and two put together.With the completion of Phase III the DMRC hopes to cover almost 70 per cent of Delhi.Sreedharan said that the Metro carries about 1.5 million passengers and the average revenue is about Rs.2.75 crores a day. By the time Phase III is over it is targeting a total ridership of at least three million people, the total revenue reaching over Rs.5 crore a day.

Once Phase III is successfully completed we will go for Phase IV, the Metro chief added.

Delhi High Court gave path-breaking verdicts in 2011

New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi getting bail, along with other high-profile accused in 2G case, and upholding of jail term given to former Union minister Sukhram in a telecom scam kept in news the Delhi High Court, which in 2011 also questioned the basis of the cash-for-vote matter and granted bail to six accused.

The courts other significant orders and decisions included its refusal to grant interim stay on minority status accorded to Jamia Milia Islamia University, acquittal of sacked IPS officer R K Sharma in journalist Shivani Bhatnagar case and staying imminent deportation of 151 Pakistani Hindus, overstaying here on pilgrimage visa.

Amidst all this, terror hit the High Court which claimed 17 lives at its doorstep on September 7. A powerful suitcase bomb ripped through the crowded reception area in which 90 persons were also injured.However, cases involving politicians and corporates kept the court busy.Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, daughter of veteran Dravidian leader M Karunanidhi, Kalaignar TV CEO Sharad Kumar, Bollywood producer Karim Morani and two others got bail in the 2G case on the ground of parity after the apex court granted bail to five corporate honchos, saying bail is rule and jail is exception.However, former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, who is left in jail along with A Raja since their arrest on February 2, was not so lucky as the court allowed CBIs plea that role of public servants be put to stricter scrutiny as they are expected to be different from other accused.The court said Behura was the perpetrator of the illegal design of Raja and cannot claim benefit of parity with 10 others released on bail.

The trial courts verdict awarding life imprisonment to dismissed IPS officer Ravi Kant Sharma, who once served as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the PMO, in the Shivani Bhatnagar case could not withstand scrutiny of the High Court which reversed the judgement.Sharma walked free after spending 10 years in jail. The court, in its judgement, itself raised questions as to who were behind the killing and what was the motive for it.It upheld conviction of Pradeep Sharma, one of the four persons, found guilty by the lower court, while setting free Sri Bhawgan and Satya Praksh besides R K Sharma giving them the benefit of doubt.In a closely contested paternity suit, 85-year-old Congress leader N D Tiwari successfully avoided giving blood sample for the DNA test to ascertain the plea of 31-year-old Rohit Shekhar that he was his (Tiwari) biological son.A single judge bench of the court, which had earlier asked Tiwari to give blood sample, later reversed its own order and allowed the plea of the leader that he cannot be forced to give evidence against himself that too in a civil case.Rohit Shekhar has now challenged the order in a division bench, saying that it would be difficult to get justice unless Tiwari is forced to undergo the test.Unlike Tiwari, his former party colleague and ex-Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, 86, was caught on the wrong side of the law with the high court upholding lower courts verdict awarding three year jail term to him in in the 1993 telecom equipment purchase deal to benefit a Hyderabad-based company.It also upheld conviction of Runu Ghosh, then Director in Department of Telecommunications, P Rama Rao, MD of Advanced Radio Masts (ARM) Pvt Ltd and asked them to surrender on January 5 to serve jail terms. Rao will have to undergo three years jail term while Ghosh would be in jail for two years.
Sukh Ram was earlier awarded five years jail in another graft case and had to spend 10 days in jail before the High Court granted bail and stayed the trial courts verdict.Former BJP President Bangaru Laxaman could not get any relief from the court in a case lodged after he was allegedly caught on May 13, 2001 taking bribe from undercover scribes of Tehelka portal for recommending to the Defence Ministry the purchase of their wares for the Army.
Arun Jaitley, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, however, won a legal battle against US-based Portfolio Brains LLC which was asked to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh to him for harassing him by running a websitewww.Arunjaitley.Com and refusing to transfer the domain name to him.

In a relief to Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, the High Court dismissed a plea of a BJP leader seeking to declare him as a Nepalese citizen.The court said the complaint of Padam Prasad Sharma (a BJP leader) was made to gain political mileage.Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati also got relief as the court dismissed the Centres appeal against the 2007 order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) that her birthday gifts were exempted from taxation under the IT Act.The Income Tax department had challenged the ITAT ruling exempting Mayawati from paying tax on the gifts worth nearly Rs 65 lakhs received by her from supporters in the form of two houses in Inderpuri in West Delhi and two cheques worth Rs one lakh each. The gifts were received on her birthday in 2004.Delhi Police invited the ire of the court for lax handling of the case of extradited gangster Abu Salem following the revocation of his extradition by a Portuguese High Court on the ground that the terms of extradition agreement, entered into between India and Portugal, have been breached.The Portuguese court had taken note of invoking of MCOCA against Salem as it provided life term as maximum sentence which was in contravention of an assurance given by the then NDA government that he will neither be tried under any special law and nor be handed down jail term in excess of 25 years.Salem, extradited in 2005, was booked under MCOCA for allegedly making extortion calls to a Delhi-based businessman Ashok Gupta in 2002 demanding Rs 5 crore as protection money.In another case, the court dismissed the plea of Haseena Ibrahim Parker, sister of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, filed against Centres decision that she will not be issued a fresh passport.The External Affairs ministry had said that Parker cannot be issued a fresh passport as she might misuse it to help her brothers criminal activities.

In 2011, the court reserved its order on the prosecution of 19 witnesses including model-turned-actor Shyan Munshi on charge of perjury for turning hostile during the trial of the Jessica Lall murder case.Earlier, the court had issued notices to 19 witnesses and had raised questions as to how they all turned hostile.Lall was shot dead in April 1999 by Manu Sharma, son of Haryana Congress leader Venod Sharma, after she refused to serve a drink to him in a party at restaurant Tamarind Court in South Delhi. Sharma is serving life term in the case after the apex court upheld the HCs judgement.The court took a sympathetic view of plight of 151 Pak Hindus and asked the Centre not to deport them back till it decides their plea seeking asylum or Indian citizenship.The Pakistanis, who fear for their lives in their homeland, face the danger of deportation as their pilgrimage visas have expired.Better late than never is the phrase which could console Australian swimmer Susan Leigh Beer, who was awarded Rs 1.82 crore compensation by the court nearly 33 years after she slipped in a pool of an ITDC-run hotel here and became paralysed.Susan, 17, suffered from Quadriplegic, paralysis of all four limbs -- both arms and both legs-- after receiving head and spinal chord injuries during the fall in the pool of Akbar Hotel on the evening of May 5, 1978.In a similar case, the High Court awarded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to Nina Pillai, wife of Singapore-based Chairman of Britannia Group Rajan Pillai who died inside Tihar nearly 16 years ago.It held the state liable for lapses in providing medical care to Pillai, who was suffering from various ailments including alcoholic liver cirrhosis and died at a hospital here on July 7, 1995. He fled from Singapore to avoid a jail term in a criminal case there.It also upheld the conviction and award of life term to political activist Hari Singh for hijacking an Indian Airlines flight in March 1993.
Singh, who has been on bail since July 18, 2003, was told to surrender before the lower court to undergo the sentence.and refusing to transfer the domain name to him.
In a relief to Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, the High Court dismissed a plea of a BJP leader seeking to declare him as a Nepalese citizen.
The court said the complaint of Padam Prasad Sharma (a BJP leader) was made to gain political mileage.Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati also got relief as the court dismissed the Centres appeal against the 2007 order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) that her birthday gifts were exempted from taxation under the IT Act.
The Income Tax department had challenged the ITAT ruling exempting Mayawati from paying tax on the gifts worth nearly Rs 65 lakhs received by her from supporters in the form of two houses in Inderpuri in West Delhi and two cheques worth Rs one lakh each. The gifts were received on her birthday in 2004.Delhi Police invited the ire of the court for lax handling of the case of extradited gangster Abu Salem following the revocation of his extradition by a Portuguese High Court on the ground that the terms of extradition agreement, entered into between India and Portugal, have been breached.The Portuguese court had taken note of invoking of MCOCA against Salem as it provided life term as maximum sentence which was in contravention of an assurance given by the then NDA government that he will neither be tried under any special law and nor be handed down jail term in excess of 25 years.Salem, extradited in 2005, was booked under MCOCA for allegedly making extortion calls to a Delhi-based businessman Ashok Gupta in 2002 demanding Rs 5 crore as protection money.In another case, the court dismissed the plea of Haseena Ibrahim Parker, sister of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, filed against Centres decision that she will not be issued a fresh passport.

The External Affairs ministry had said that Parker cannot be issued a fresh passport as she might misuse it to help her brothers criminal activities.In 2011, the court reserved its order on the prosecution of 19 witnesses including model-turned-actor Shyan Munshi on charge of perjury for turning hostile during the trial of the Jessica Lall murder case.Earlier, the court had issued notices to 19 witnesses and had raised questions as to how they all turned hostile.Lall was shot dead in April 1999 by Manu Sharma, son of Haryana Congress leader Venod Sharma, after she refused to serve a drink to him in a party at restaurant Tamarind Court in South Delhi. Sharma is serving life term in the case after the apex court upheld the HCs judgement.The court took a sympathetic view of plight of 151 Pak Hindus and asked the Centre not to deport them back till it decides their plea seeking asylum or Indian citizenship.The Pakistanis, who fear for their lives in their homeland, face the danger of deportation as their pilgrimage visas have expired.Better late than never is the phrase which could console Australian swimmer Susan Leigh Beer, who was awarded Rs 1.82 crore compensation by the court nearly 33 years after she slipped in a pool of an ITDC-run hotel here and became paralysed.Susan, 17, suffered from Quadriplegic, paralysis of all four limbs -- both arms and both legs-- after receiving head and spinal chord injuries during the fall in the pool of Akbar Hotel on the evening of May 5, 1978.In a similar case, the High Court awarded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to Nina Pillai, wife of Singapore-based Chairman of Britannia Group Rajan Pillai who died inside Tihar nearly 16 years ago.It held the state liable for lapses in providing medical care to Pillai, who was suffering from various ailments including alcoholic liver cirrhosis and died at a hospital here on July 7, 1995. He fled from Singapore to avoid a jail term in a criminal case there.
It also upheld the conviction and award of life term to political activist Hari Singh for hijacking an Indian Airlines flight in March 1993.
Singh, who has been on bail since July 18, 2003, was told to surrender before the lower court to undergo the sentence.

Not the right time to reduce troops in Valley

Akhnoor: A day after Home Secretary GK Pillai announced security forces in Jammu and Kashmir will be reduced by 25 percent, the Indian Armys commander in the state said it was not the right time to reduce army troops there.

This is not the right time to reduce troops, Northern Command chief Lt. Gen. KT Parnaik told media persons on Saturday on the sidelines of an investiture ceremony in this border town, 30 km north-west of Jammu.

His comments echoed that of Indian Army chief, Gen. VK Singh, who said in New Delhi on Friday that the army could not afford to reduce its troops in the state where it was guarding the frontiers and also fighting terrorists.

The troops of the Northern Command, headquartered at Udhampur, 66 km north of Jammu, guard the Line of Control and international border with Pakistani Kashmir and Pakistan, and Line of Actual Control with China. The troops also are engaged in counter-insurgency operations in the state.

Gen. Parnaik also defended the retention of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) that grants legal immunity to troops engaged in anti-terrorism operations. The Army is doing a job here (Jammu and Kashmir) and AFSPA is needed. It should not be withdrawn at the moment.

On the reports of the incursion of the Chinese troops into Ladakh region, he said: These are not incursions. There is no clearly demarcated boundary... the two countries (India and China) should talk about this.

Speaking at a symposium on What is the way forward in Jammu and Kashmir organised by the Jamia Millia Islamia university in New Delhi, Pillai said: There will be a 25 percent reduction of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, especially from populated areas, in the next 12 months.

The army chief was quick to record his dissent.

In what context the home ministry has talked of forces reduction, I will not like to comment. In the future, if they want to reduce the paramilitary force, I would not like to say anything, Gen. Singh said at the annual Army Day-eve press conference.

But, with regard to the army, we have deployed troops after analysing our requirements on the border and the Line of Control (with Pakisttan). Similarly, in the interior areas, to maintain peace and carry out operations against the militants, we have some troops. As of now, we do not feel we should reduce the numbers, Singh added.

25 percent troop reduction in Kashmir: Pillai

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir would see a 25 percent reduction in security forces and more bunkers would be lifted from Srinagar.

Home Secretary G.K. Pillai on Friday said, There will be a 25 percent reduction of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, especially from populated areas. He was speaking at a symposium on the Way forward in Kashmir organised by the Jamia Millia Islamia University.

More bunkers will be lifted from Srinagar, he added.The home secretary said the three interlocutors appointed by the central government have been asked to give their final set of proposals for a political solution by April.

The central government had appointed the interlocutors, journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, academician Radha Kumar and economist M.M. Ansari, in the wake of street protests in Kashmir and police action in which over 100 protesters were killed in the summer of 2010. The interlocutors were tasked with suggesting ways of bringing about sustained peace in the state.

Give jobs to Kashmiris: Government to India Inc.

New Delhi: The central government has sought the help of India Inc. to curb unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir, a terror-riven state where some 500,000 men and women who are without jobs are often targeted for recruitment by militant outfits.

Home Secretary at a seminar on Kashmir organized by the Jamia Millia Islamia University said, Unemployment is a major issue (in Jammu and Kashmir) and the government is seriously considering how to tackle it.

He said the private sector can absorb 100,000 Kashmiri youth who can work as paid interns and hone their skills.

We are asking the Indian corporates to take Kashmiris and give them jobs. The private sector can absorb 100,000 Kashmiri youth, he said, announcing a slew of confidence building measures to boost the governments peace process after months of violent protests last year.

He said an expert group constituted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to formulate a job plan for the state is likely to submit its report very soon.

The panel, headed by former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor C.Rangarajan, was to submit it within three months of its Aug 10 formation last year. The group was formed to do away with the disillusionment of the youth in the state, which is facing a separatist campaign since 1989.

Pillai said the government didnt expect any big industrial unit to invest in Kashmir, which was disadvantaged by its climate and location.

He said But the USP of Kashmir can be information technology, agriculture, horticulture, tourism and adventure sports. The government is looking to develop these sectors which can be biggest providers of employment in the state.

According to official figures, the state has some 500,000 unemployed youth.

MEA blocks Dalai Lama PhD

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has scuttled a proposal by the Delhi-based Jamia Millia Islamia, a central university, to award an honorary doctorate to the Dalai Lama. The human resource development ministry has been informed that such a step would not be appropriate at this stage.

In a clear indication that it is keen to avoid angering China, which regards the exiled Tibetan leader as a traitor, the MEA has taken this position despite all other agencies involved having approved the idea.Though the Dalai Lama has received similar honorary doctorates from at least half a dozen top international institutions, Jamia would have been the first Indian higher educational institution to confer one on him. (He is also recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize).
HRD ministry officials refused to comment but other government sources confirmed the ministry had forwarded the Jamia proposal to the MEA for clearance. University authorities had written to the HRD ministry last month saying they would like to present the degree at their convocation in November.

Tensions between China and the Dalai Lama have often threatened to affect Sino-Indian relations. China objected to the Dalai Lamas visit last year to Arunachal Pradesh — which it claims as its territory. Earlier this year, it also objected to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meeting the Dalai Lama.Top government sources have told that India does not wish to worsen its relationship with China, already under stress over Chinas Kashmir policy and other irritants. Our respect for his Holiness the Dalai Lama is immense, a source said.

The Dalai Lama, who has lived in India since 1959 when he escaped from communist China, runs the Tibetan government-in-exile from Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. India officially describes him as an honoured guest and spiritual leader who is not allowed to use Indian soil for political activity.

Ayodhya verdict has a message of coexistence: Jamia VC

The underlying message in the Ayodhya verdict is that of coexistence, because Indias Muslims and Hindus have to live together and it is time for them to start praying together, Jamia Millia University Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung says. I believe the learned judges have actually presented a cocktail of their own belief and a mixture of history and jurisprudence. I think they were wrestling with expectations of the society and they have tried to do a match of statesmanship and matchmaking, Jung told IANS in an interview at his office on Friday. The Allahabad High Court in its verdict Thursday gave two-third of the disputed land to two Hindu litigant parties and a third to a Muslim group.
Not dissatisfied with the verdict that gives a go ahead for construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, Jung said the judges have passed a message that you have to live for thousands of years. There is a possibility, try and pray together. There is an underlying message there.

Islam and Hinduism, Jung believes, are in the DNA of India. If any part of the DNA is infected, the body gets cancer. So both communities must see that they have a healthy relationship. That healthy relationship is critical for the motherland.He said Justice SU Khan, one of the three judges who pronounced the verdict Thursday, had probably kept in mind the Prophet Mohammeds Hudaibiya peace treaty which he signed in the 7th century with then custodians of Kaabah, the holiest of the Muslim shrines in Makkah.

The Prophet could have fought them to conquer Makkah. But his armies went back and he proposed that they will come peacefully. And the next year they did a peaceful Hajj and entire Makkah was theirs. That is the message of the Prophet. That is what Islam teaches us, the vice chancellor said, wishing we could travel that extra distance today.
He said that the gesture of peace that Muslims can make today will wash away all the complexes of the (1947) partition of India. That one gesture will wash away the charges of fundamentalism that a part of you is facing today.
The former civil servant said that there was an opportunity for Muslims to convert this to a historic opportunity which nobody expects from you.

But there has to be an equal display of maturity from the rightwing Hindu parties that are interested in building the temple.
He, however, cautioned against any great demonstration of glee, gloating that we have won this case. There is no need for triumphalism.
He said in law two plus two necessary doesnt make four and here both parties are dissatisfied.
The point I am trying to make is that under the present judgment you cannot make anything grand, because what you are forgetting is that the judgment is only about 2.7 acres of land of which you are only getting two-thirds and Muslims only one-third. You can neither build a bhavya (grand) temple nor a bhavya mosque.
There are 70 acres of land near the disputed site which is owned by the central government. Have you ever spoken of that? What can you make in two acres? But it is possible if both communities come together and talk, and tell the government to give us some or all of the land it owns, they can make anything - a magnificent temple, mosque and of course a magnificent history of India.

Jamia to introduce online attendance tracking system

It is a Friday. You decide to bunk a couple of classes and head to the nearest movie hall. The next thing you know is your parents know all about your detour. Is this your worst nightmare? If you are a student at Jamia Millia Islamia, this may soon be a reality. In a proposal passed by the university this month, the attendance record of all the 15,000 students studying at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will be put up on the internet and will be updated monthly.

The university has been putting up various files and records on the university intranet for some months now, under the Management Information System. The online attendance tracking system is part of the project but it can be viewed on the college website, jmi.nic.in, as well, as students dont have access to the colleges intranet facilities.
This step will help make parents aware about the status of their wards attendance, so that any shortfall does not come as a surprise to them. It also will help us a lot in administrative procedures, as managing the attendance of such a large number of students manually is difficult, said S.M. Sajid, registrar, JMI.

But the move has not gone down well with students. We are responsible adults and this system is just not required, said Nayantara Keskar, a post-graduate student.The minimum attendance requirement in college is 75 per cent. I will have to explain each and every move of mine to my parents now, said Tarun Jha, an under graduate student at JMI, whose parents live in Kanpur. said.The online attendance updating system will also automatically generate letters to parents if a student falls short of attendance.

Last year, my son fell short of attendance during the first year but we came to know only towards the end of the year. If this system starts functioning, we will be able to keep a check on his attendance, said Anandita Roy, whose son is a B.Tech student at JMI.

New Jamia V-C up for a new challenge

Najeeb Jung (58) calls his new job as the vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University his seventh incarnation. And one couldnt agree more with him. From being a civil servant to working as an advisor to some of the biggest energy corporations, Jung has donned several professional roles with ease.
Heading a central university that is over eight decades old, Jung say he is ready to acclimatise to yet another professional shift. And hes unwilling to be intimidated by any debate over the ability of a bureaucrat to run an academic institution.

I do not view this any differently from what I have done before. As a government servant, I have done a variety of jobs including looking after peoples welfare, he said on his second day as V-C.
As a vice-chancellor, it is students welfare that I now have to protect and encourage.
Father of three daughters, Jung hails from a liberal Muslim family known for the strong role it played during the freedom struggle. His ancestral home in Daryaganj called Hameed Manzil (over 150 years old) hosted meetings attended by Maulana Azad, Sarojini Naidu and Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
His great grandfather was the Chief Justice in the court of Nizam of Hyderabad.
His uncle A.M. Khwaja was the Vice Chancellor of Jamia from 1922 to 1924 and also the longest serving Chancellor of the varsity from 1936 to 1962.

Having studied at some of the most prestigious institutions (St. Columbas School, St. Stephens College and London School of Economics), Jung has spent the last ten years at Oxford University as a senior research scholar. And hopes to replicate that same experience for his students, who mostly hail from small towns and come to Jamia to seek higher education.

Though just two days old in the institution, Jung has a strong vision for Jamia.
I want to instill the same level of confidence in my children as say students of Delhi University or JNU have. Jamia should have an alumni that it can be proud of, he said.

Those who have known Jung do not doubt his ability to bring about such a change.
Najeeb has made an excellent bureaucrat and he is good at managing people. He has all the personal qualities to make a good vice chancellor as well, said David Baker, who taught him history at St. Stephens College.
Essentially an energy expert, Jung has authored two on natural gas in Asia which were published by Oxford University Press.

Colleges affiliated with this University

Total number of colleges affiliated with this University = 27
1 Academic Staff College, New Delhi
2 Academy of Professional Development of Urdu Medium Teachers, New Delhi
3 AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi
4 Barkat Ali Firaq State Resource Centre, New Delhi
5 Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, New Delhi
6 Centre for Culture Media and Governance, New Delhi
7 Centre for Distance and Open Learning, New Delhi
8 Centre for Early Childhood Development and Research, New Delhi
9 Centre for European and Latin American Studies, New Delhi
10 Centre for Gandhian Studies, New Delhi
11 Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, New Delhi
12 Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, New Delhi
13 Centre for Management Studies, New Delhi
14 Centre for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, New Delhi
15 Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, New Delhi
16 Centre for Theoretical Physics, New Delhi
17 Centre for West Asian Studies, New Delhi
18 Child Guidance Centre, New Delhi
19 Dr KR Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, New Delhi
20 Dr Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies, New Delhi
21 FTK Centre for Information Technology, New Delhi
22 India Arab Cultural Centre, New Delhi
23 Jamias Premchand Archives and Literary Centre, New Delhi
24 Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Academy of Third World Studies, New Delhi
25 Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, New Delhi
26 Sarojini Naidu Centre for Womens Studies, New Delhi
27 University Counseling and Guidance Centre, New Delhi


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