Welcome message of Offg. Vice Chancellor
Prof. Shahid Ashraf,
Officiating Vice Chancellor
Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University, stamped its beginning in 1920 initially at Aligarh, with the resolute determination of its founding members--Shaikhul Hind Maulana Mahmud Hasan, Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, Jenab Hakim Ajmal Khan, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, Jenab Abdul Majeed Khwaja, and Dr. Zakir Hussain. It is a profound example of education, and how a plethora of knowledge can build a nation. Through the visions of its founders, Jamia Millia Islamia has lived to impart wisdom to the general public, especially to the Muslim community, and has believed to uplift their socio-economic conditions by wheels of education.
Dr. Zakir Hussain Sahib, once said, and I quote, "the movement of Jamia Millia Islamia is a struggle for education and cultural renaissance. It will prepare a blueprint for Indian Muslims which may focus on Islam but simultaneously evolve a national culture for common Indian. It will lay the foundation of the thinking that true religious education will promote patriotism and national integration among Indian Muslims, who will be proud to take part in the future progress of India, which will play its part in the comity of nations for peace and development. The objective of establishment of Jamia Millia Islamia will be to lay down the common curriculum for Indian Muslims taking into account the future challenges and will prepare the children to be masters of future”.
This institution, today, holds the torch of enlightenment, giving direction to ideas and supporting innovation. Holding the promises of the founding fathers of Jamia Millia Islamia, we should strive for betterment, and be determined to make this university one of the strongest institutions for higher education in the world. It should attain distinction in providing cutting edge learning experience, internationally benchmarked education, intellectual freedom and critical research opportunities in frontier areas of contemporary concern. Along with the cultural values that it upholds, the university will always cater to the policies of rational change makers, and invite their enthusiasm to support an already strong foundation.
Jamia Millia Islamia is about to reach its centenary, but it can never grow old. It keeps up with the changing times, accommodates with unconventional updates, and learns to accept the new. It has inculcated in its members a need for creating new knowledge, a thirst for gaining new experiences, and a humility that it honours deeply. It promotes the values of equality, fraternity and justice, and believes us to be partakers of these ideals.
Our true ability lies in creating a good atmosphere for teaching and research purposes. Along with that, we aim to strengthen and give special focus to extra-curricular activities and sports for fermenting a spirit of good competition that will enhance confidence and self-reliability in our students.
Prepare ourselves to move forward in working towards the integrity of this institution and make it the first choice of students, across the globe. To make Jamia Millia Islamia's name resound, and help its students reach greater heights.