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New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor, Prof. Najma Akhtar today called on Hon’ble President, Ram Nath Kovind and apprised him of the steps taken by her for improving academic and research activities in the university.
She also briefed the President, who is also the Visitor of the University, of her efforts to upgrade the university infrastructure for which special grant is required and also setting up a Medical College, land for which has to be acquired from the Uttar Pradesh Government.
The President who has a soft corner for JMI gave Prof. Akhtar advice to improve the functioning of the university further. Prof. Akhtar invited the Hon’ble President for Convocation of the university by the end of this year.
During the meeting, she informed the President that the university required special grants to upgrade its infrastructure as well as to organize centenary year celebrations of the university next year. The President was very keen to hear about the centenary year celebrations of the university.
She said that her meeting with the President was very encouraging. The President expressed his happiness over the university being placed at 12th position in the MHRD’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).
Appreciating the Vice Chancellor’s endeavour to increase the number of foreign students in the university, the Hon’ble President told her the need for changing the perceptions of the university for outsiders and advised her to invite Ambassadors of different countries to develop friendly relations that would help in getting students from abroad.
In order to attract more foreign students, the university has published a brochure listing out its achievements, history and facilities that is being distributed at various Indian diplomatic missions abroad to encourage students to take admission in JMI.