Jamia Millia Islamia Opens UG, PG Programmes For Army Personnel
Going a step beyond for being the first-of-its-kind University in the country, Jamia Millia Islamia has, today, opened graduate and post-graduate programmes for Army personnel. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Vice Chancellor, JMI, Prof Talat Ahmad and Lt. Gen. Ashwani Kumar, Adjutant General, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army). With this, Jamia becomes the first University in the country where personnel of all three forces can enroll for degree and postgraduate courses of their choice.
Registration can be done at Centre for Distance and Open Learning under the aegis of ‘Taleem-e-Taraqqi’.
Lt. General Ashwani Kumar has appreciated the move, citing the auspicious occasion of Ashtami, he pointed out the fact that since Army personnel retire in 30s, 'it is imperative that they are provided with opportunities to complete their education, enabling them to find job opportunities outside the uniform.'
Earlier, Jamia had signed MoUs with Indian Air Force and Indian Navy as well. This has enabled close to 12000 personnel to pursue higher education and improve their career prospects.
About the MoU, Jamia Vice Chancellor Professor Talat Ahmad said, it will be the varsity's contribution towards nation building. 'It is a matter of proud privilege for the university to be able to serve all the three forces,' he added next.
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Shahid Ashraf, Registrar, Mr. A. P. Siddiqui, Prof Mukesh Ranjan, Coordinator International Relations and Outreach Programme JMI, Lt. Gen Gopal R., Director General, IHQ of MOD (Army), Major Gen. Sudhakar Jee, Additional Director General, IHQ of MOD (Army), other high officials from the Army and Deans and officials of JMI also graced the MoU signing ceremony.
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