Jamia Millia Islamia

Coordinates: 28°33′41.79″N 77°16′48.54″E / 28.5616083°N 77.2801500°E / 28.5616083; 77.2801500

Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
جامیہ ملیہ اسلامیہ
Motto Arabic: عَلَّمَ الاِنْسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَم
ʻallam al-insān-a mā lam yaʻlam
English:He taught man what he knew not
Type Public
Established 1920
Chancellor Lt. General (Retd) M. A. Zaki
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahmad
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 23000+
Undergraduates 12000+
Postgraduates 4000+
Location New Delhi, Delhi, India
Campus Urban
Nickname Jamia
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU
Website http://jmi.ac.in/

Jamia Millia Islamia (Urdu: جامعہ ملیہ اسلامیہ, Hindi: जामिया मिलिया इस्लामिया, translation: National Islamic University) is a public central university located in Delhi. It was established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India during British rule in 1920. It became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988.


This university was established by nationalist Muslim leaders in 1920. Its campus was located in South Delhi. The university provides undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate courses. Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920. It became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In Arabic language, Jamia means 'University', and Millia means 'Community'.

The story of its growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located was New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialised areas—is a saga of dedication, conviction and vision of a people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step. They “built up the Jamia Millia stone by stone and sacrifice by sacrifice,” said Sarojini Naidu, the nightingale of India.


Dr Zakir Hussain's mausoleum

The University was established by Muslim leaders in 1920, prior to partition.[1] Among the founding leaders, the main were the Ali Brothers, Moulana Mohammad Ali Jouhar and Moulana Shaukat Ali.

The campus is distributed over a large area. Many of its buildings are being modernized. Greenery is supported and advocated. In December 1988 Jamia was accorded the status of a Central University by the parliament under the Jamia Millia Islamia Act 1988 (no. 59 of 1988).[2]

Jamia Millia Islamia today

In 2006 the Sultan of Saudi Arabia paid a visit to the university and donated $30 million for construction of a library .Now,that library is known as Zakir Husain Library and is one of the finest library of India containing thousands of manuscripts, journals, research papers and books from many fields.

The university's scenic cricket ground (popularly known as the Bhopal Ground) has hosted Ranji Trophy matches and a women's cricket test match. Besides its seven faculties, the Jamia has centres of learning and research, like the Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Fine Arts,Centre for Theoretical Physics and the Academy of Third World Studies (ATWS). The Jamia offers undergraduate and postgraduate information and technology courses.


Jamia Millia Islamia has 9 faculties under which it offers academic and extension programs:

Faculty of Law

The seal of the University

This faculty specialises in quality training and education to budding lawyers through the following programs:

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

A fighter jet of the Indian Air Force stands in front of the Faculty of Engineering

Established in 1985 with the departments of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering departments. It has added the departments of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Department of Applied Science and Humanities (1996) and has six engineering departments— Applied Sciences & Humanities, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communications, Mechanical Engineering, computer Engineering—and a University Polytechnic. These departments also conduct many projects sponsored various agencies. The faculty offers regular courses and continuing programmes.

The faculty has 7 departments —

Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics

This faculty has the Department of Architecture and it offers the following programs

Faculty of Humanities and Languages

A view of the Faculty of Humanities and Languages building

The faculty has nine departments:

Islamic Studies has been a part of Jamia’s curriculum since its inception in 1920 at Aligarh. Prominent scholars of Islam have taught Islamic Studies in Jamia as an optional as well as a compulsory subject, to name a few: Maulana Mohd. Ali Johar, Maulana Mohd Aslam Jairajpuri, Maulana Mohd Abdus Salam Kidwai Nadvi, Maulana Qazi Zainul Abideen Sajjad Meeruti, Prof Mohd Mujeeb, Dr. S. Abid Husain, Prof Ziaul Hasan Faruqi, Prof Mushirul Haq, Prof Majid Ali Khan and Prof I.H. Azad Faruqi.In 1975, a separate multi-disciplinary Department of Islamic and Arab-Iranian Studies was instituted. Following a trifurcation, a full-fledged Department of Islamic Studies was established in 1988. The department publishes its annual magazine titled as Sada e Jauhar.

offering programmes in PhD, M Phil (pre-PhD), postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses.[3]

Faculty of Fine Arts

MF Husain Arts Gallery in the campus

This faculty has six departments

Offering programmes in PhD, Master of Fine Arts (M F A), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B F A), Diploma and Certificate courses.

The campus has an art gallery named after the Indian painter MF Husain.

Faculty of Social Sciences

Gulistan-e-Ghalib, which features the statue of Mirza Ghalib

This faculty has seven departments

The Faculty of Social Science is based around Gulistan-e-Ghalib, and is commonly referred to as the Main Campus.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

This faculty has eight departments:

Faculty of Education

This faculty specializes in quality training and education to budding teachers through its two departments

Faculty of Dentistry

This faculty specialises in quality training and education to budding dentists through a five-year BDS program.


AJK Mass Communication Research Center

FTK communication centre in the campus

The Mass Communication Research Centre was established in 1982 by Anwar Jamal Kidwai, then vice-chancellor (later chancellor) of Jamia Millia Islamia. Jamia is today known primarily for these mass communication courses.[4] according to their own site.[5]

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CNN)

The mission of this Centre is to promote forefront basic and applied research in the fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, with potential applications towards fulfilling national strategic needs. The main research focus of the Centre includes Nano-fabrication & Nano-device, Nano-materials & Nano-structures, Nano-biotechnology & Nano-medicine, Nano-structure characterization & measurements.

Centre for Management Studies

The Centre for Management Studies presently offers three programmes viz. Ph.D. in Management, MBA (Full-Time) Programme and M.B.A. (International Business) Programme.

Besides these faculties, there are twenty centres of learning and research. Notable among these is the MA in Mass Communication offered by the AJK Mass Communication and Research Center:


Jamia Millia Islamia also imparts education from Nursery to Senior Secondary level.


Dr Zakir Husain Library

The main central library of the University is known as Dr Zakir Husain Library with its collection of about 400,000 artefacts—including books, microfilms, periodicals volumes, manuscripts, and rare books. Certain halls are dedicated to them. The library is open to all bona fide students of Jamia. Beside this, there are subject wise collection in libraries of some faculties and centres.

Alumni Associations

Notable Alumni


See also


  1. Jamia Millia Islamia Act 1988
  2. http://www.education.nic.in/cd50years/x/7H/8M/7H8M0101.htm
  3. Firdous, Tairah (13 March 2012). "Jamia's vice chancellor focuses on quality programmes over expansion". Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
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  5. "About MCRC". ajkmcrc.org. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  6. http://jmi.ac.in/cit/cit.htm
  7. Full list of Faculties/Centres
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