A question mark still looms large over the public health course, which would have been the first course of the Meta University to see the light of day. Even though Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has given the go-ahead for the course, university officials claimed the modalities of the course needed to be worked out before an official announcement is made.
“It is still in its nascent stages. We are trying to establish a programme which will see a joint involvement of all the four institutes. It is still premature to say it will be started this academic session,” said a JMI official.
The course requires Jamia, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and IIT-Delhi to pool in their resources.
“All the four universities have picked out two faculty each. We have not decided on some important issues and it will only be decided in the following academic council meetings. If passed, we will conduct classes at Jamia,” added the official.
JMI vice-chancellor Najeeb Jung said the other three universities needed to respond to the proposal for taking it further. “We are working out the modalities and are now waiting for the other universities to take suitable action. I’m also trying to convert this one year diploma in public health into a full-time Master’s programme,” said Jung.