Jamia exploring possibilities to open overseas campus in Middle-East, other foreign countries
In her address, Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar highlighted various achievements of the university in the last few years and the future plans to further strengthen the ‘Brand Jamia’. She announced that JMI is exploring possibilities to open overseas campus in middle-east and other foreign countries and wants to strengthen its bounding with its alumni across the globe.
Jamia Millia Islamia, a NAAC accredited A++ Grade Central University successfully organised its Centenary Year Convocation today at Vigyan Bhawan and the university campus to award degrees and diplomas to the passed out students of 2019 and 2020. Around twelve thousand five hundred students passed out in these two years including around 800 gold medallists and PhD.
Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar was the Chief Guest of the Convocation, Minister of Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, has presided over the function at Vigyan Bhawan. They distributed Gold Medals and Ph.D. Golden Degrees to some of the successful candidates. Second Lady of the country, Dr. Sudesh Dhankhar also graced the occasion.
After welcoming the Chief Guest, the Education Minister and other guests, JMI Vice Chancellor, Prof. Najma Akhtar (Padma Shri) presented the university report and addressed the gathering.
She gave a pleasant surprise to the audience by announcing that JMI got approval of the Union Government to set-up a Medical College which was her and Jamia fraternity’s long cherished dream. The announcement has received a grand applause by the audience comprising JMI faculty, non-teaching staff, gold medallists and the Ph.D. passed outs.
Prof. Akhtar expressed her gratitude to the Union Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all the support and guidance that helped JMI to achieve greater heights. She said: “I feel extremely privileged and fortunate to be working under the progressive leadership of our enlightened Prime Minister Modi. It is his constant and strong support that we are able to move ahead so remarkably and achieved extraordinary progress.”
Pradhan congratulated all the successful students and JMI fraternity for the convocation. He wished good luck to students for their future endeavours. He said institutions like JMI are providing intellectual leadership and playing a pivotal role in the Amritkal. “Today, when the whole world is looking at India and its system, I hope that JMI will produce global humans as per the requirements of NEP that will ultimately reduce the inequality between the western world and global south.”
On setting up a medical college at JMI Pradhan said JMI will not just start a medical college but we should try to make JMI an Urban Research Centre to solve the complicated medical issues of the world.
Dhankhar complimented all the graduating students, teachers and parents. He said to students “You have earned your degrees, but learning is a life-long passion. You have acquired knowledge through education and now you must carefully cultivate this knowledge to harvest the wisdom.”
The Vice President further said: “Be like a river – meander, choose your own path and act on your inclination and aptitudes. Never allow yourself to be dictated when it comes to your own idea.” He also said as warriors of 2047, you must drop on the insights instilled by your alma mater and utilize them to contribute towards nation building.
A ‘Gold Medal Distribution Ceremony’ was organised at Dr. M.A. Ansari Auditorium of the university in the evening where Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Vinai Kumar Saxena, distributed Gold Medals to the toppers.