The prestigious educational institute in Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia has recently launched four new courses in Gender studies, Public Health, Biophysics and Disaster management. Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies (SNCWS) has started MA course in Gender Studies and the MSc in Biophysics programme in launched by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences (CIRBSc). Advanced diploma programme in public health is started by the department of social work (DSW), whereas the diploma in disaster management programme is initiated by the department of geography.
According to the Assistant Professor of SNCWS, Firdous Azmat Siddiqui, “We realized that there was an urgent need to address women’s studies as an independent discipline. Currently, this is one of the subsidiary courses that students take but we wanted to develop a programme that would focus on carrying out valuable research around these issues.”
The two semesters advanced diploma programme in public health is open to all the postgraduates pursuing social sciences. It is aimed to give adequate training to the candidates about public health so that they could help in future in the public health sector. The programme includes a four-week internship in each semester. The diploma course in disaster management is introduced as an add-on course which only JMI students can apply for.