Jamia Milia Islamia Granted Minority Status
A commission on minority institutions granted minority status to Jamia Millia Islamia
A commission on minority institutions granted minority status to Jamia Millia Islamia on 22 February 2011. With this order Jamia Milia University can reserve up to 50% seats for Muslims. The University will not have to give reservation to Dalits, Tribals and OBCs. At present, Jamia University gives 22.5% reservation to SCs/STs, 25% to students from the Jamia School and 3% to the physically handicapped.
The Move to get minority status for Jamia intensified after the University was ordered to implement OBC reservation. Jamia Teachers’ Association and Jamia Old Boys’ Association lodged the petition in NCMEI.