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. It 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.
The University was established by Muslim leaders in 1920, prior to partition. Among the founding leaders, the main were the Ali Brothers, Moulana Mohammad Ali Jouhar and Moulana Shaukat Ali.Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the nationalist leader of the Indian National Congress, was one of its main initial patrons.
Dr Zakir Hussain was the first Vice Chancellor, who took over in its turbulent times and guided it through all the difficulties. After his death, he was buried on the campus of the University where his mausoleum is open to the public.
Dr Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, who later on became the Vice Chancellor. The main auditorium of the University is named after him.
Shaikhul Hind Maulana Mahmud Hasan
Abdul Majeed Khwaja
Hakim Ajmal Khan
Mohammad Mujeeb, under whose leadership Jamia became a Deemed University
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).
In 2006 the Sultan of Saudi Arabia paid a visit to the university and donated $30 million for construction of a library .Now,that library is known as Zakir Husain Library and is one of the finest library of India containing thousands of manuscripts, journals, research papers and books from many fields.
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, Faculty of Fine Arts,Centre for Theoretical Physics and the Academy of Third World Studies (ATWS). The Jamia offers undergraduate and postgraduate information and technology courses.
Jamia Millia Islamia has 9 faculties under which it offers academic and extension programs:
This faculty specialises in quality training and education to budding lawyers through the following programs:BA LLB (Honors)
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 —Electronics and Communication Engineering
Applied Sciences & Humanities
This faculty has the Department of Architecture and it offers the following programsB Arch (Regular and Self-Financing)
The faculty has nine departments:Arabic
English and Modern European Languages
Tourism and Hospitality
History and Culture
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
Turkish Language & Literature
French Language & Literature
offering programmes in PhD, M Phil (pre-PhD), postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses.
This faculty has six departmentsPainting
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.
This faculty has seven departmentsPsychology
Adult & Continuing Education
Commerce & Business Studies
The Faculty of Social Science is based around Gulistan-e-Ghalib, and is commonly referred to as the Main Campus.
This faculty has eight departments:Physics
This faculty specializes in quality training and education to budding teachers through its two departmentsEducational Studies
Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (Formerly Dept of Teacher Training and Non Formal Education)
This faculty specialises in quality training and education to budding dentists through a five-year BDS program.
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. according to their own site.
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.
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
MBA (Full Time) Programme
M.B.A. (International Business) Programme
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.
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
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
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.Jamia Millia Islamia Alumni - UAE chapter
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