Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has a long and glorious history and if you are interested in joining this elite institute, we would like to tell you that the prospectus and forms will be available from March 28 onwards. Those wanting to apply online can just log on to www.jmi.ac.in for the application form.
Unlike the University of Delhi where Class 12 marks decide your fate, Jamia, gives you a fresh lease of life in case you haven't scored too well. Simi Malhotra, media coordinator at JMI, “Admissions to all courses at JMI are through entrance tests, so students who have not succeeded in performing well in the Class 12 board examinations, get another opportunity to chart a new course. Besides, Jamia has nine faculties with 36 departments and 27 centres of excellence and research. It offers a wide range of choice of subjects and possible permutations and combinations.”
The details of the entrance tests together with the schedule for admission would be available in the prospectus and the university website. Thereafter, the university will conduct entrance tests and interviews for various courses. Admissions will be held through entrance tests for various faculties, including that of engineering and technology and dentistry. This process of tests and interviews will be spread across May-June-July 2012 and the university will reopen for the new academic session mid July.
There are about 240-plus courses offered in Jamia, but the centres and courses that attract a large number of applicants are the one-of-its-kind Mass Communication Research Centre; the faculty of Engineering and Technology, which receives more than 30000 applications each year for 300 seats; the social work department and the education department. New centres with cutting-edge courses on offer such as peace and conflict resolution are also getting to be very popular.
JMI is famous for the exposure it offers its students. Each department/centre at Jamia has a subject association, which organises co-curricular and extra-curricular events round the year. These subject associations give students the opportunity to lead and organise events of their choice. The university also has a career and counselling centre that organises events round the year and helps create an interface between the university and potential employers. The coaching and career-planning centre provides free coaching to students. “Moreover, there are a number of cultural clubs that the students can join once they become part of Jamia, such as the book club, literary society, debating society and many others. Not only do these clubs organise regular events on campus, they also groom students for inter-university events and many from Jamia have been consistently earning laurels for the university,” adds Malhotra.
Sports enthusiasts can particularly benefit at Jamia, informs Malhotra, “Post CWG, Jamia has a state-of-the art sports-ground with associated facilities for a wide range of sporting events such as tennis, badminton, cricket etc. Besides, there is specialised coaching and training facility available. In fact, Jamia has been doing rather well at all the inter-university events in the last couple of years and has been winning prizes.”
JMI has a well established academy of international studies which is all set to expand soon with the introduction of Afghanistan and Chinese studies. The UGC has also sanctioned a new centre of nanotechnology and nanosciences. Besides, the university will soon be offering a bachelor’s degree in Turkish.
Quota at JMI
There is 50% reservation of seats for Muslims in all courses at Jamia. Out of this 50%, 10% seats are reserved for Muslim women or girl candidates and 10% for Muslim OBCs and STs. Besides these, there is 3% reservation for people with disability and another 5% for internal Jamia students from Jamia schools. Special provisions are also in place for outstanding sportspersons, NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and Kashmiri migrants