Jamia may admit students of engineering through JEE

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2015 15:41 IST
Jamia Millia Islamia is planning to admit students for its engineering courses through the Joint Entrance Examination. (Agencies/file photo)

Jamia Millia Islamia is planning to admit students for its engineering courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The institute is likely do away with its entrance exam system.

“We have initiated the process for it and have approached the concer ned authorities. There are certain procedures that need to be followed, hopefully we will be able to admit the students through JEE exam from the next academic session,” Jamia vice-chancellor Talat Ahmad said.

JEE is used as a selection examination for all central government-funded technical schools, including the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and the Indian Institutes of Infor mation Technology (IIITs). Students opting for the IITs need to clear the JEE-Advanced exam also.

The V-C said this step will help the university, which has faced cases of paper leak recently, deal better with chances of paper leak. “The recognition of courses offered by Jamia will improve significantly since the students will be admitted through JEE,” he said.

Jamia will be celebrating its 95th Foundation Day on October 29. The foundation-day celebrations will be inaugurated by Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh.

Jamia is planning to introduce a Global Jamia Alumni Network (GJAN), an online interactive platform for the alumni to connect with each other, during the three-day foundation day celebrations. “The network will enable the institution to co-opt distinguished alumni on various statutory bodies to strengthen interface with industry,” Ahmad said.

Talking about Jamia’s plan to come up with a medical college-cum-hospital, Ahmad said he is waiting for the land dispute to be resolved.

The vice-chancellor also said that Jamia is planning to open a Sanskrit department, expand the APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarships and introduce Mass Online Open Courses.

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