Jamia Millia Islamia

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Coordinates: 28°33′41.79″N 77°16′48.54″E / 28.5616083°N 77.2801500°E / 28.5616083; 77.2801500

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Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
جامیہ ملیہ اسلامیہ
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Motto Arabic: عَلَّمَ الاِنْسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَم‎‎
ʻallam al-insān-a mā lam yaʻlam
English:He taught man what he knew not
Type Public
Established 1920
Chancellor Lt. General (Retd) M. A. Zaki
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahmad
Academic staff
800+
Administrative staff
1200+
Students 23000+
Undergraduates 12000+
Postgraduates 4000+
1000+
Location New Delhi, Delhi, India
Campus Urban
Nickname Jamia
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU
Website http://jmi.ac.in/

Jamia Millia Islamia (Urdu: جامعہ ملیہ اسلامیہ, Hindi: जामिया मिलिया इस्लामिया, translation: National Islamic University) is a public central university located in Delhi. It was established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India during British rule in 1920. It became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988.

Introduction[edit]

This university was established by nationalist Muslim leaders in 1920. Its campus was located in South Delhi. The university provides undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate courses. 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 Arabic language, Jamia means 'University', and Millia means 'Community'.

The story of its growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located was New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialised 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.

History[edit]

Dr Zakir Hussain's mausoleum

The University was established by Muslim leaders in 1920, prior to partition.[1] Among the founding leaders, the main were the Ali Brothers, Moulana Mohammad Ali Jouhar and Moulana Shaukat Ali.

The campus is distributed over a large area. Many of its buildings are being modernized. Greenery is supported and advocated. In December 1988 Jamia was accorded the status of a Central University by the parliament under the Jamia Millia Islamia Act 1988 (no. 59 of 1988).[2]

Jamia Millia Islamia today[edit]

In 2006 the Sultan of Saudi Arabia paid a visit to the university and donated $30 million for construction of a library.[3]

The university's scenic cricket ground (popularly known as the Bhopal Ground) has hosted Ranji Trophy matches and a women's cricket test match. Besides its seven faculties, the Jamia has centres of learning and research, like the Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Centre for Theoretical Physics and the Academy of Third World Studies (ATWS). The Jamia offers undergraduate and postgraduate information and technology courses.

Faculties[edit]

Jamia Millia Islamia has 9 faculties under which it offers academic and extension programs:

Faculty of Law[edit]

This faculty specialises in quality training and education to budding lawyers through the following programs:

Faculty of Engineering and Technology[edit]

A fighter jet of the Indian Air Force stands in front of the Faculty of Engineering

Established in 1985 with the departments of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering departments. It has added the departments of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Department of Applied Science and Humanities (1996) and has six engineering departments— Applied Sciences & Humanities, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communications, Mechanical Engineering, computer Engineering—and a University Polytechnic. These departments also conduct many projects sponsored various agencies. The faculty offers regular courses and continuing programmes.

The faculty has 7 departments —

Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics[edit]

This faculty has the Department of Architecture and it offers the following programs

  • B Arch (Regular and Self-Financing)
  • M Arch
  • M Ekistics

Faculty of Humanities and Languages[edit]

A view of the Faculty of Humanities and Languages building

The faculty has nine departments:

Islamic Studies has been a part of Jamia’s curriculum since its inception in 1920 at Aligarh. Prominent scholars of Islam have taught Islamic Studies in Jamia as an optional as well as a compulsory subject, to name a few: Maulana Mohd. Ali Johar, Maulana Mohd Aslam Jairajpuri, Maulana Mohd Abdus Salam Kidwai Nadvi, Maulana Qazi Zainul Abideen Sajjad Meeruti, Prof Mohd Mujeeb, Dr. S. Abid Husain, Prof Ziaul Hasan Faruqi, Prof Mushirul Haq, Prof Majid Ali Khan and Prof I.H. Azad Faruqi.In 1975, a separate multi-disciplinary Department of Islamic and Arab-Iranian Studies was instituted. Following a trifurcation, a full-fledged Department of Islamic Studies was established in 1988. The department publishes its annual magazine titled as Sada e Jauhar.

  • Persian
  • Urdu
  • Turkish Language & Literature
  • French Language & Literature

offering programmes in PhD, M Phil (pre-PhD), postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses.[3]

Faculty of Fine Arts[edit]

MF Husain Arts Gallery in the campus

This faculty has six departments

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Applied Arts
  • Art Education
  • Graphic Art
  • Art History & Art Appreciation

Offering programmes in PhD, Master of Fine Arts (M F A), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B F A), Diploma and Certificate courses.

The campus has an art gallery named after the Indian painter MF Husain.

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]

Gulistan-e-Ghalib, which features the statue of Mirza Ghalib

This faculty has seven departments

  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Commerce & Business Studies

The Faculty of Social Science is based around Gulistan-e-Ghalib, and is commonly referred to as the Main Campus.

Faculty of Natural Sciences[edit]

This faculty has eight departments:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Bioscience
  • Computer Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology

Faculty of Education[edit]

This faculty specializes in quality training and education to budding teachers through its two departments

  • Educational Studies
  • Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (Formerly Dept of Teacher Training and Non Formal Education)

Faculty of Dentistry[edit]

This faculty specialises in quality training and education to budding dentists through a five-year BDS program.

Centers[edit]

AJK Mass Communication Research Center[edit]

FTK communication centre in the campus

The Mass Communication Research Centre was established in 1982 by Anwar Jamal Kidwai, then vice-chancellor (later chancellor) of Jamia Millia Islamia. Jamia is today known primarily for these mass communication courses.[4] according to their own site.[5]

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CNN)[edit]

The mission of this Centre is to promote forefront basic and applied research in the fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, with potential applications towards fulfilling national strategic needs. The main research focus of the Centre includes Nano-fabrication & Nano-device, Nano-materials & Nano-structures, Nano-biotechnology & Nano-medicine, Nano-structure characterization & measurements.

Centre for Management Studies[edit]

Jamia Millia Islamia in order to respond to the ever-increasing demand for Full Time quality MBA programme established an autonomous Centre for Management Studies approved by the Executive Council of the University. The University constituted an Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of the Vice chancellor with prominent academicians and professional in management and business education as member to oversee and guide the programme of the Centre. The Centre for Management Studies presently offers three programmes viz. Ph.D. in Management, MBA (Full-Time) Programme and M.B.A. (International Business) Programme.

Ph.D. Programme The centre started the Ph.D. programme in management in 2006-07. The centre endeavours to produce quality research in analysis and applied areas of strategic and various functional areas of management. The centre also aims to work in various areas of importance to the country such as infrastructural development, information technology, poverty alleviation, social and cultural issues with active support and coordination of the government and non-profit organizations.

MBA (Full Time) Programme The MBA (Full Time) Programme, started in the academic session 2003-04, and is aimed at preparing management professional for global business needs. The course content, duration and methodology of the programme are largely based on latest UGC Model Curriculum for MBA. Besides, the programme is unique as it seeks to lay emphasis on global business perspectives. The two-year programme aims to provide knowledge and skills, which can develop confidence in students to work on problems in an organizational framework. The modular design of the curriculum stimulates conceptual and perpetual skills. The content is such that after a strong foundation has been built, advance work in particular areas would be a natural extension. Following training in core subjects, students choose electives, which along with the project work and other assignments, completes the degree requirements. Besides, the centre also organizes Faculty Development Programmes and Management Development Programmes to facilitate the spread of views on education and industry among larger groups.

M.B.A. (International Business) Programme The M.B.A. (International Business) Programme shifted to the Centre for Management Studies in academic session 2010. It adheres to high academic standards. The programme has been framed in close interaction with corporate stalwarts and it aims to meet the rapidly evolving requirements of the global economy. Appreciating the pace of changes in global business the world over, the course structure of M.B.A. (International Business) is constantly updated in tune with the changing needs of the industry. Throughout the programme, students are given the opportunity to enhance their conceptual, analytical and communication skill. To meet this end, lecture, tutorials are used; case studies, seminars, business games, and other modern techniques of imparting education are employed. Apart from semester-end examinations, the performance of the students is assessed on the basis of classroom participation, preparation of periodic projects and presentation, mid-term tests and surprise quizzes etc.

Besides these faculties, there are twenty centres of learning and research. Notable among these is the MA in Mass Communication offered by the AJK Mass Communication and Research Center:

  • FTK-Centre for Information Technology An internet facility is available for the faculty members, staff, research scholars, and students.[6]
  • Dr. Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies
  • Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Academy of Third World Studies
  • Centre for Distance and Open Learning
  • Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies
  • Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations
  • Centre for West Asian Studies
  • Dr. K. R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies
  • Centre for Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Centre for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Academy of Professional Development of Urdu Medium Teachers
  • Academic Staff College
  • Barkat Ali Firaq State Resource Centre
  • Centre for Coaching and Career Planning
  • Centre for Culture Media and Governance
  • Centre for Gandhian Studies
  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences
  • Centre for Theoretical Physics
  • Child Guidance Centre
  • India – Arab Cultural Centre
  • Jamia's Premchand Archives and Literary Centre
  • Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women's Studies
  • University Counseling and Guidance Centre
  • Centre for Early Childhood Development and Research[7]

Schools[edit]

Jamia Millia Islamia also imparts education from Nursery to Senior Secondary level.

  • Balak Mata Centres
  • Gerda Philipsborn Day Care Centre
  • Mushir Fatma Jamia Nursery School
  • Jamia Middle School
  • Jamia Senior Secondary School
  • Syed Abid Husain Senior Secondary School
  • Jamia Girls Senior Secondary School

Library[edit]

Dr Zakir Husain Library

The main central library of the University is known as Dr Zakir Husain Library with its collection of about 400,000 artefacts—including books, microfilms, periodicals volumes, manuscripts, and rare books. Certain halls are dedicated to them. The library is open to all bona fide students of Jamia. Beside this, there are subject wise collection in libraries of some faculties and centres.

Notable Alumni[edit]

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See also[edit]

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