Jamia V-C meets PM

Jamia V-C meets PM

By: WE Staff | Friday, 4 February 2022

To discuss a range of issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar at her residence. The PM showed his willingness to attend the next convocation as chief guest and expressed his support for the setting up of a medical college at the university.

“Like the earlier meeting, the Prime Minister again showed his support for setting up of a medical college at the university and hoped it would be started during Prof Akhtar’s tenure as the Vice-Chancellor,” Jamia PRO Ahmed Azeem said in a statement.

“Prof Akhtar said the PM once again showed his willingness to attend the convocation as the chief guest. He was expected to attend the convocation earlier too in the centenary year but due to the pandemic it could not be organised,” she added.

“I expressed my wish that it should start during my tenure and he supported the same. Earlier we had also demanded a hospital, but since it is difficult to get funds and because we also realised we can tie up with an existing hospital, we are now only keen on a medical college,” she said.

In the statement, Azeem also said the PM was “aware about the recent achievements of the university including A++ accreditation by NAAC” and was “happy about the improved performance in the last few years”. “He congratulated Prof Akhtar for the achievements and praised her for taking the university to new heights,” he said.

Azeem said Modi also asked the V-C to “work more for the educational upliftment of Muslim women and work for effective implementation of the NEP.”