New Delhi: Three Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) graduates namely Mohammad Kashif, Amit Kumar Bhardwaj, and Areeb Ahmad, were part of the Chandrayaan-3 lunar expedition of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
JMI has expressed pleasure on the participation of its alumni and said that it is a moment of great pride for the historic institution.
Amit Kumar Bhardwaj, Mohd Kashif, and Areeb Ahmad all graduated with a B.Tech in 2019 from JMI’s Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
According to the JMI administration, they passed the ISRO Centralized Recruitment Board-2019 Exam for the post of the Scientist/Engineer.
“ISRO declared the result of the Exam in September 2021. Kashif had secured the first position in the exam and all three were selected for the post of the Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’-Mechanical (Post No. BE002),” JMI said.
Elated over the development, JMI Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar said they have become role models for the students of the varsity and that the students will get motivation to work hard to take the country to greater heights.
“It is an occasion of national celebration and we are happier particularly to know that our students were also part of this historical mission. I congratulate them for the success and wish them good luck for their future endeavours. Jamia fraternity is proud of them,” she added.
The university had made special arrangements at several places on the campus for watching the live telecast of the soft landing of Vikram Lander of Chandrayan-3.
She said that the gathering in the Faculty of Engineering Auditorium and other venues of the university clapped and cheered in joy as soon as the Chandrayan-3 landed on the moon.