Jamia Millia Islamia is a central university located in New Delhi, India.Originally established at Aligarh, United Provinces (present day Uttar Pradesh, India) during the British Raj in 1920, it moved to its current location in Okhla in 1935. It was given the deemed status by University Grants Commission in 1962. On 26 December 1988, it became a central university.
Najma Heptulla was appointed as the 11th Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia on 26 May 2017 and Najma Akhtar was appointed as the 15th Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia in April 2019.
In 2020, Jamia Millia Islamia was ranked 1st among all central universities in the country in rankings released by Ministry of Education of India.
Jamia Millia Islamia was established in Aligarh on 29 October 1920 by Mohammad Ali Jauhar, Hakim Ajmal Khan, Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari, Abdul Majeed Khwaja, and Zakir Hussain under the presidency of Mahmud Hasan Deobandi.
In 1925, Jamia Millia Islamia moved from Aligarh to Karol Bagh, New Delhi. The University Grants Commission gave Jamia Millia Islamia the deemed status in 1962. Jamia Millia Islamia became a central university by an act of the Indian Parliament on 26 December 1988.
Many students sustained injuries because of the police brutality and it sparked protests in several other universities.
This ground also hosted the University Cricket Championship in 2013 Besides its seven faculties, the Jamia has centres of learning and research, including the Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Fine Arts, Centre for Theoretical Physics, and the Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Academy of Third World Studies (ATWS).
Organisation and Administration
The President of India is the Visitor of the university. The Anjuman or University Court is the supreme authority of the university and has the power to review the acts of the Majlis-i-Muntazimah (Executive Council) the Majlis-i-Talimi (Academic Council) and the Majlis-i-Maliyat (Finance Committee). The Executive Council is the highest executive body of the university.
Jamia Millia Islamia has nine faculties under which it offers academic and extension programs:
Faculty of Law
The faculty offers apart from a five-year integrated BA LLB (Honours) programme, a two-year post-graduate programme (LLM) in three specialised streams (personal law, corporate law and criminal law) and a Ph.D. programme. It also offers two year Executive LL.M programme for working professionals.The faculty secured the 9th rank among law schools in India as per NIRF LAW Ranking 2020.
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) was established in 1985 with the Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering departments. Departments of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Applied Sciences & Humanities, and Computer Engineering and Aeronautics, as well as a University Polytechnic degree (1996) were added subsequently. The faculty offers regular courses and continuing programmes.
In the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking-2020, JMI ranked 401–500 in Engineering and Technology. Within India its rank is 11 among all higher education institutions while among universities it is 2nd position.
Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics
Jamia Millia Islamia is the only Central university having the full-fledged Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics. The architecture program was started in the Year 2001–2002. This Faculty has the Department of Architecture which offers two degree courses in Architecture, six Masters courses and PhD.
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