Jamia Millia Islamia
Updated on: Feb 22, 2013
The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is a central University based in New Delhi, India. Originally, the University was established in 1920 in Aligarh, United Province, now, Uttar Pradesh (UP). Later, because of political disturbances, the University was shifted to Karol Bagh in New Delhi. The foundation stone of new campus in South Delhi was laid on March 1, 1935. The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India accorded the Deemed to be University status on Jamia Millia Islamia in 1962. By a Special Act of the Parliament, Jamia Millia Islamia was made a central University of India in December 1988.
Being a Deemed University, the Jamia Millia Islamia enjoys complete freedom to design its own courses, conduct entrance exam for admission and offer degrees and certificates. Courses are recognized from various apex bodies of government, viz; University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Bar Council of India (BCI), etc. The alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia enjoy full freedom both in India as well as in foreign institutes and industry for pursuing further education and doing work.
The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) offers under graduate and postgraduate programs in numerous study areas, viz; humanities, sciences, engineering, law and mass comm etc. The University offers both full time and part time programs though various faculties and departments. The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) conducts entrance test, interview and group discussion etc for admission into various programs. A single common notification is made by the University's admission cell regarding admission into all courses every year. Academic session begins from July / August. For latest admission schedule of Jamia Millia Islamia Click Here.
The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is a residential University and offers living facilities to both boys and girls. Admissions into hostels are purely made on the basis of merit. Part Time program student cannot avail the hostel facilities. All hostels of Jamia offer mess facility, medical care and communication etc. The Jamia takes care for overall development of learners and hence offers facilities for sports and games and other activities as well. Various debates, quiz and hobby competitions also held time to time. Faculty and Staff members are offered residences.
The Jamia Millia Islamia has various libraries added with different faculties. The central library is one of the most happening hubs of Jamia, a best place in the Jamia Millia Islamia campus for knowledge exchange. Students of all faculties can access resources of central library in addition to faculty library. The library is named after Dr. Zakir Hussain, the ex- Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia and ex-President of India. He was the Life Member of Jamia Millia Islamia. The Zakir Hussain Library has collection of some rare books and periodicals, access to which is limited.
The Jamia Millia Islamia is one of the most sought after destination among learners. Students from all corners of the country apply for taking admission into Jamia. The Jamia Millia Islamia called itself the Islamic institution and hence offers special reservations to Muslim candidates. Admission is also offered to foreign nationals both Muslims and Non Muslims. To promote sports and games the Jamia Millia Islamia offers concession in admission criteria to distinguished sports person.
The Jamia Millia Islamia University has dedicated placement cell to help students of professional programs like Engineering and Management etc in finding job. Noted national and international business houses visits Jamia Millia Islamia for picking best technologists, managers and specialists. In 2008 09, students of Jamia Millia Islamia found work opportunities in organizations like DRDO, TCS, L&T etc. The Lanco Infratech offered the highest pay package of 4.54 lac per annum to 19 candidates of Jamia.