Jamia Hamdard

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Jamia Hamdard
Jamia Hamdard Logo.svg
MottoThe Book And Wisdom
Established1989; 33 years ago (1989)
ChancellorHammad Ahmed
Vice-ChancellorM Afshar Alam [1]
RegistrarSyed Saud Akhtar
Location, ,

Jamia Hamdard (Urdu: جامعہ ہمدرد) is an institute of higher education deemed to be university[2] located in New Delhi, India. It is a government-funded university. Established in 1989, was formally inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India Shri Rajiv Gandhi on August 1, 1989. In 2019 it was awarded the Institute of Eminence status[3] by Ministry of Human Resource Development.


Medical students celebrating Diabetes Day
Medical students celebrating Diabetes Day


The library system consists of a central library and six faculty libraries: the faculties of science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, Islamic studies, and management studies and information technology. The central library is named ‘Hakim Mohammed Said Central Library’, after the younger brother of the founder.

Computer centre[edit]

The university has a computer centre which works as a lab for the Department of Computer Science, computing facilities, and system analysis units, as well as all necessary peripherals and requisite software. There are five laboratories in the computer centre, with facilities for their respective development fields.

Scholars' House[edit]

The Scholars' House is a guest house for scholars, university guests, outside examiners, members of the selection board, and residential conferences.

It has 12 double-bed rooms, 27 single-bed rooms, and 4 flats.

Convention Center[edit]

There is a large convention center in the campus where majority of the seminars and gathering are done. The central hall of convention center is air conditioned and has the seating capacity of more than 200 peoples. It is just located behind the central library of Jamia Hamdard. It has held numerous programs and events - academic and cultural.

Organisation and administration[edit]


Faculties include:

  • Pharmacy: The School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (erstwhile Faculty of Pharmacy) is one of the oldest pharmacy institutes in India. It was awarded the number one rank in India in the year 2017, 2019 and 2021 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India via its National Institute Ranking Framework.[4][5] The school offers diploma, undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. The institute is research intensive and has numerous notable alumni in the pharmaceutical industry in both India and abroad. The School retained its top position amongst Indian Pharmacy Colleges for the year 2022 in NIRF rankings. [6]
  • Hamdard Institute of Legal Studies and Research: which offers BA.LLB(5 years integrated course) for undergraduates.[7]
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences and Technology: which offers the Food technology program for undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Management Studies & Information Technology
  • Engineering Sciences and technology
  • Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research ( HIMSR ) & Associated Hakeem Abdul Hameed Centenary Hospital
  • School of Unani Medical Education and Research (Unani)
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
  • Islamic Studies & Social Sciences
  • Science
    • Biotechnology
    • Biochemistry
    • Botany
    • Toxicology
    • Chemistry
    • Clinical Research

Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF)[edit]

Central Instrumentation Facility was established in the Faculty of Pharmacy in July 1990 with the installation of L7 Backman Ultra-centrifuge, Sorval Rt-6000 low-speed centrifuge, DU-64 Backman UV-VIS Spectrometer, Perkin-Elmer 8700 Gas Chromatograph, Perkin-Elmer HPLC and Mettler electronic balance. In the year 1992, gamma-counter, beta-counter and DNA Electrophoresis systems were added to the CIF. Perkin-Elmer Lambda-20 Double-beam UV-VIS spectrophotometer, Perkin-Elmer LS-50 luminescence spectrometer, Bio-rad FT-IR spectrometers and mini-computer facility comprising eight computers, Internet and e-mail facilities are also available in CIF.

The objective of CIF is to provide an instrumentation facility to the researchers of Jamia Hamdard, in addition, to train the Ph.D. and M.Pharm/M.Sc.. students on various equipment. Jamia Hamdard research students operate instruments themselves for their experiments. Ph.D. students, use CIF during late hours and on weekends to complete their experiments. Several M.Pharm and Ph.D. scholars have used the CIF for their research.

Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (HIMSR) & Hakim Abdul Hameed Centenary Hospital[edit]

The founder of the university Janab Hakeem Abdul Hameed had conceived of starting a medical college in 1953 alongside the Unani system of medicine. HIMSR is one of the top-ranked Private Medical College in North India.[8] In July 2012 the Medical Council of India gave permission to Jamia Hamdard to start a medical college on its campus. Before that, the University renamed the erstwhile Majeedia Hospital to Hakeem Abdul Hameed Centenary Hospital (HAH Centenary Hospital) and to attach this to a newly established medical Institute - Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences of Research (HIMSR). HAH Centenary Hospital has 650 teaching beds currently housing all broad clinical disciplines with blood bank and hospital laboratory services. HIMSR was the sixth medical college in National Capital Territory of Delhi, and the first model hospital in the public-private sector in the capital city of Delhi. The first batch of MBBS students was taken in August 2012.

The institute conducts research in cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The Institute started a one-year postgraduate diploma in Preventive Cardiology in collaboration with All India Heart Foundation and the National Heart Institute, New Delhi. The Hamdard Imaging Centre has been established to provide medical imaging under one roof. Free OPD facilities are provided to University students, teaching and non-teaching staff, their family members and very poor people.

HIMSR provides undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses in medical subjects.


Academic programmes[edit]

The university offers graduate and post-graduate programs in Modern Medicine, Unani Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Law, Information Technology, Computer Applications, Business Management, Islamic Studies, Human Rights, Paramedical Sciences, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.[9]

It recently launched a new course in Medical Virology to cater to demands for trained virologists in India in Covid Times.[10]


University and college rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2020)[11]301–350
QS (BRICS) (2019)[12]211–220
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2020)[13]37
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[14]21
NIRF (Universities) (2022)[15]45
Medical – India
NIRF (2020)[16]22
NIRF (2022)[17]33
Pharmacy – India
NIRF (2022)[18]1

The QS World University Rankings ranked Jamia Hamdard 301–350 in Asia in 2020,[11] and 211–220 among BRICS nations in 2019.[12] In India, it was ranked 37th overall by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020,[13] 21st among universities,[14] 22nd in the medical ranking[16] and first in the pharmacy ranking.[19]

Student life[edit]


Jamia Hamdard provides full residential facilities for its staff and students, both in and outside the campus. There are nine residential blocks in the campus which are meant for the residence of all categories of the teaching and non-teaching employees.

Jamia Hamdard has separate girls' and boys' hostels. Every hostel has a common room, reading room, dining hall, and visitors’ room. Number of hostels are as follows:

  • 2 UG girls hostels
  • 1 PG girls hostel.
  • 1 UG boys hostel.
  • 1 Ibn-e-Batuta P.G. Boys hostel. (For MBBS Students and Ph.D. Students).
  • Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu addressing the audience at Convocation ceremony of Jamia Hamdard
    Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu at Convocation ceremony of Jamia Hamdard
    1 International boys hostel. (Jawahar Lal Nehru Hostel)
  • 1 P.G. Boys hostel for all stream students

A gymnasium, basketball ground. Playgrounds for cricket and football(5-A side) are also available.

The university has three canteens which are partially subsidized and are run by contractors.

Foreign nationals[edit]

The university welcomes foreign nationals who have a good academic record and have secured good marks in equivalent qualifying examinations. Preference is given to candidates who have secured good percentile in SAT/GMAT/GRE examinations.

Foreign Student’s Cell[edit]

The Foreign Student Cell looks after their rights and benefits. The Foreign Students' advisor looks after the affairs of foreign students. Cultural and social event are organized by the cell every year.

Alumni community[edit]

Jamia Hamdard Alumni Association and Jamia Hamdard Pharma Professionals Alumni are two communities on the LinkedIn network.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jamia Hamdard appoints new VC Dr M Afshar Alam". India Today. 21 June 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Consolidated list of All Universities-India" (PDF). University Grants Commission. p. 40. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  3. ^ "IIT-Khargapur, IIT-Madras, BHU get Institution of Eminence (IoE) status". LiveMint. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  4. ^ "MHRD, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)". www.nirfindia.org. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Top 25 pharmacy colleges in India: NIRF ranking 2017". The Indian Express. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  6. ^ "NIRF Rankings 2022: Jamia Hamdard Tops Ranking for Pharmacy Colleges in India". News18. 15 July 2022. Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  7. ^ Rai, aasavri (5 June 2018). "Admission Announcement: Jamia Hamdard University's B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Programme". www.livelaw.in. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  8. ^ "NIRF 2021 Ranking achievements". Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (HIMSR). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Jamia Hamdard to resume offline classes for final year students". The Indian Express. 5 September 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Jamia Hamdard launches new course on MSc Medical Virology". India Today. 9 August 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  11. ^ a b "QS Asia University Rankings 2020". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2020.
  12. ^ a b "QS BRICS University Rankings 2019". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2018.
  13. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  14. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  15. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 15 July 2022.
  16. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Medical)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  17. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022 (Medical)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 15 July 2022.
  18. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022 (Pharmacy)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 15 July 2022.
  19. ^ Cite error: The named reference Rankings_NIRF_P_2020 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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