On October 29, 2020, Jamia MILLIA islamia turns 100, and from temporary quarters in an ashram to operating out of a set of tents for four years. The educational institution today has five schools with nine distinct faculties, 39 departments and 30 centres that educate over 21,000 students of various religious, caste, and class affiliations.

Five years after returning to India for good. The Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi had acquire quite the following among students who was struck by his message preaching brotherhood between themselves and non-cooperation towards the colonial rulers. The Sample this: On October 12, 1920, when Gandhi visited the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental (MAO) College in Aligarh, he ask the students gathered,. “How can you remain, even for an hour, in an institution in which you are oblige to put up with the Union Jack. He profess your loyalty to a Governor or other high-ranking officials, when, in fact you, are not loyal?”

Moved, a group of students, faculty members and activists including Mohammad Ali Jauhar and Shaukat Ali — also called the Ali brothers. He joined the Non-Cooperation Movement within the fortnight. That Even before the month was up, the group had established the Independent National University. With an aim to have an indigenous education free from British influence. The college Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) was rename, and shift from Aligarh to New Delhi soon after. Jauhar became its first vice-chancellor, and Hakim Ajmal Khan its first chancellor. Prominent educationalist Zakir Husain, who on to become India’s third President, was associate with the university from the start.

JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA

On October 29, 2020, JMI turns 100, and from temporary quarters in an ashram to operating out of a set of tents for four years, the educational institution today has five schools with nine distinct faculties, 39 departments and 30 centres . It (spread across Nanoscience, Dalit and Minorities Studies, Peace and Conflict Resolution. It even Information Technology) that educate over 21,000 students of various religious, caste, and class affiliations. The first batch that graduated in 1921 comprised 21 students — all male. It was nearly 2,000 students graduated from JMI.

Its alumni span across fields from film, politics and science, to journalism and civil services. It includes former Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi, filmmaker Kiran Rao, and cricketer Virendra Sehwag, among others. Even actor Shah Rukh Khan was enroll at the university’s well-known AJK Mass Communication Research Centre (AJK-MCRC).

Loveleen Tandon, co-director of Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, called Jamia a “birthplace of self-discovery”. “In our canteen, you would see people sitting discussing politics, films and speaking about people like (Andrei) Tarkovsky and (Ingmar) Bergman. Being in such an institute open up a new world for me,” said Tandon who study at AJK-MCRC in 1998.

Former lieutenant governor of Delhi and Jamia vice-chancellor between 2009 and 2013. Najeeb Jung, said: “Jamia is not just a university. It’s a movement start back in 1920 with an aim to provide first-rate modern education. Here modern means secular and nationalist education with the all-round development of students.”