For all the engineering courses and admission in the same, the Jamia Millia Islamia will now take Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) of the candidates. The university will do away with the entrance exam , through which the candidates are selected presently.
JEE Main is one such examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which selects candidates for the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs). Students looking for admission in IITs would need to undergo IIT JEE advanced and clear the same.
According to VC Talat Ahmad, the vice chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia said, “We have initiated process for the same and have approached the concerned authorities. There are certain procedures that need to be followed, hopefully we will be able to admit the students through JEE exam from the next academic session. It will not only help us deal better with chances of paper leak but also the recognition of courses offered by jamia will improve significantly since the students will be admitted through JEE.”
The ambitious project of the university to establish a medical college-cum- hospital has seen a major setback as Supreme Court in October 2015 has disapproved the haste shown by Delhi government in the land acquiring and land dispute papers in the South Delhi to the university. The proposed medical facility was about to come in a sprawling campus of 114 acres. The UP Government claimed that the land on which the hospital and college is proposed is of them and they have the possession as well.
Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh is supposed to inaugurate the foundation day celebration on 29 October which would include book fair, grassroots innovation exhibition, photography exhibition, film screening, plays, career expo and many other performance and lectures.