New Delhi: Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar said the Union government has given Jamia Millia Islamia permission to launch a medical college. Speaking during the university’s centenary convocation event on July 23, Akhtar said that during her time as vice chancellor, she had always advocated for a medical college on behalf of her colleagues and students.
“We have dentistry, physiotherapy, and first aid health centres, but a medical college has been missing in Jamia. As a VC, I have always requested a medical college, on behalf of my students and faculty. We requested the government of India for the same, and now I am happy to announce that JMI has been granted permission to establish a medical college at the campus,” she announced at the ceremony.
Recently, the historic Jamia Millia Islamia held its centenary convocation ceremony at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The event’s chief guest was Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, and the convocation was presided over by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Our hard work has been successful. Our dream of several years has come true today,” she said while thanking the Prime Minister, Education Minister, President, and Vice President.
The VC also spoke about JMI’s ranking in the top three institutions in the NIRF Rankings for the second year in a row. “In the past few years, Jamia has also gained positions in the international rankings,” she added.
Speaking at the event, Dharmendra Pradhan said that Jamia will be turned into an urban research centre for global health problems. “This should be our commitment,” he added.
Akhtar also added that the University is planning to set up an international campus in the Middle East.
Recently, two IITs announced that their offshore campuses While IIT Madras’ Tanzanian international campus will be up and running by October, IIT Delhi will establish a campus in Abu Dhabi.