Najma Akhtar’s Jamia journey ends, she hands over Vice Chancellor charge to this Professor
Professor Najma Akhtar who completed her tenure as Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) today (12th November 2023) was given a warm send-off by the teachers and non-teaching staff of the university.
She handed over the charge of her office to Professor Eqbal Hussain, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University. Dr Eqbal Hussain is a Professor in the Faculty of Law. Prof. Eqbal Hussain would officiate as Vice-Chancellor until the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor by the Visitor of the University.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Eqbal Hussain lauded the efforts of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor towards bettering the academic and administrative profile of the university in recent years. He highlighted how the university attained new heights under the leadership of Prof. Najma Akhtar reflected in the NAAC and NIRF performance. He noted that JMI is the 3rd top ranked university in the country in the NIRF 2023 with Grade A++ by the NAAC. He assured the outgoing Vice-Chancellor that he would leave no stone unturned to uphold the interests of the institution both in academic and administrative matters.
The outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Najma Akhtar acknowledged the contributions made by all the stakeholders of JMI for the achievements made by the institution. She thanked students, teachers and administrative staff for tirelessly working for the betterment of the university.
She credited the success of the institution to students, teachers and staff. She acknowledged the support that she received from the Ministry of Education, Government of India to manage the university administration and spoke of the challenges faced during her tenure that the institution has successfully overcome. She hoped that JMI would continue to excel in all its endeavours and wished the stakeholders the very best. There was a huge turnout of staff and teachers on the occasion.