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JMI gears up for fresh changes

Jamia Millia Islamia introduces MPT and a PhD in sports physiotherapy

education Updated: Apr 28, 2010 09:25 IST
Hindustan Times

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is undergoing a major transformation as it introduces a semester system at the postgraduate level. With the semester system, the university is adopting an inter-disciplinary approach to keep pace with changing times.

“The idea of a semester system is not only to encourage intensive learning of one’s own discipline but also to help integrate that learning with developments in other disciplines. The intent of opening interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary options for students is to help them garner additional abilities and skills, which will equip them both academically and professionally. This is in keeping with international standards followed globally,” says Najeeb Jung, the university’s vice-chancellor.

This means, students “will be able to integrate philosophy with literature, engineering with religion, education with art, political science with information technology,” he adds.

The university is also launching Master of physiotherapy programme (MPT) and a PhD in sports physiotherapy this year. The application process for MPT is open till June 18. To secure a seat, you must clear an entrance test slated for June 30.

There are several other programmes – undergraduate and postgraduate – for which the admission window is still open.

For undergraduate applicants, admission to the five-year law programme will close on June 2. The entrance test is scheduled for June 14. “The much sought-after five-year law programme integrates law studies with social sciences, such as economics, sociology, history and political science. The objective is to pave the career paths for students in the areas of litigation, corporate law firms, consultancy services, NGOs and research sectors,” says Dr Simi Malhotra, spokesperson, JMI.

Other undergraduate programmes where you can still apply include Bachelor of physiotherapy and BE (part-time, for working professionals). The application deadline is June 8 for BPT and July 19 for BE (part-time).

At the PG level, JMI offers a unique two-year programme called MA (media and governance). There are 25 seats for this degree. Aspirants should have 50 per cent marks in aggregate at the Bachelor’s level. The last date to apply is June 18 and the entrance test is on July 12. The thrust of this programme is to study the linkages between media and governance in their various forms and to ground them in wider political, economic and historical processes.