Combine teaching, research to gain global recognition, says Dr Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia
Harshita Das, 03 May 2017, #JMI

Careers360 interviews Dr. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi. In the interview, Dr. Talat Ahmad explains the qualities that make a university stand out from the rest. He also speaks on the need to have more number of colleges and universities.

Read the full interview with the vice-chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia below.




Careers360: What are the aspects that make a university campus vibrant?
Dr. Ahmed: Any university can be vibrant if the environment is positive. There should be synergy between the students, the faculty and the staff. And particularly, a university will be vibrant if the teaching is combined with research. If you do research and teaching, you will be publishing world over. So the university will be known through you. Compared to a good college where there is only teaching, a university where there is teaching along with research will be different If you are doing research and publishing in good journals, then your contributions will be known worldwide. And then that will make a university more dynamic - in academics and research.


Careers360: Anything beyond academics?
Dr. Ahmed:  Obviously, there should be extra-curricular activities-debates, sports, cultural event, open house of the university, showcasing the university to the people, so that it becomes some sort of a torch-bearer for people around.


Careers360: What makes Jamia Millia Islamia stand out among other universities?
Dr. Ahmed:  Jamia Millia Islamia’s birth coincides with India’s freedom struggle. When in 1920, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Azad and Mohammad Ali Jouhar went to Aligarh, they came out with the model of education known as ‘Nai talim’. It was suitable for the Indian ethos and did not follow the British education system. So, the institute started with the help of a few students and teachers in Aligarh and Dr. Zakhir Hussain, former President, was one of the teachers. The institute later moved to Karol Bagh in Delhi and then to Jamia Nagar, where it is currently situated. So, unlike other universities, it has evolved. It is going to be 100 years old in 2020.


Careers360: Any other element that makes Jamia unique?
Dr. Ahmed:  Jamia has some sort of a mandate that it will provide education to the downtrodden, to help these people to come to the mainstream, get educated, contribute to society and the country. At present, we have six schools and Jamia is a unique place where you start from primary, even nursery school and you can do graduation, post-graduation, M.Phil and PhD on the same campus. We also have ‘Talimi Mela’, which used to be there from the time of Zakhir Hussain, where we make arrangements to showcase our strength, our activities and at the same time give a chance to downtrodden people who are around the university to know the importance of education.


Careers360: Is India creating universities that we need?
Dr. Ahmed
There is a big gap between the population that we have and the number of schools and universities that we have. We need to have more and more colleges and universities because from one side we want to become the leader of the world in the coming decade and we also have a big population of young people compared to other countries where people are ageing. So we are going to be a potential manpower hub. We must use the big population as a strength, not as a sort of burden.


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Yes , law courses like ba llb is there at Jamia Islamia.  Candidates aspiring for five year integrated law programmes at Jamia Millia Islamia must go through the JMI BA LLB 2020 university level entrance exam for undergraduates conducted via offline mode. The university offers 120 seats out of which 60 seats are self-financed. If I tell you about this year then, BA LLB 2019 was conducted on June 12, 2019. It is conducted BY JAMIA MILIA ISLAMIA University every year. For students who want to pursue law as a career option, they can apply for BA LLB course. It is a 5 year undergraduate course. For more and detailed information go through :-



Based on which Marks do I get admission in jmi

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If you are asking for admission in btech then Jamia Milla Islamia (JMI) offers admission in B.Tech and B.Arch courses, on the basis of JEE Main score. For JMI B.Tech admission, the merit of the candidates in JEE Main Paper 1 is considered, but, for the admission in B.Arch courses, the merit of the candidates in JEE Main Paper 2 is taken into consideration. To be eligible for admissions in jmi , one should pass10+2/equivalent from a recognized Board, with 55% marks. The core subjects of study in the qualifying exam should be Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or should be a Diploma holder. The Diploma should have been awarded by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education. The Diploma course should have been of 3 to 4 years and candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in it.


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