Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung inaugurate a new hostel in the University on Thursday, September 22, 2011.
The hostel has been named after Fazlur Rahman Khan, a renowned architect and a structural engineer.
The hostel is said to have a capacity for 375 students. And unlike existing hostels, it is also said to have a large gymnasium.
The new building is situated in the Hall of Boys Residence compound on campus.
About Fazlur Rahman Khan
According to a Jamia press release, Fazlur Rahman Khan was born in Dhaka on April 3, 1929. He worked in the United States of America as an architect and was a key figure behind the Second Chicago School of Architecture.
He is regarded as the Father of Tubular Design for high-rise buildings. His most famous buildings are the Haj Terminal, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, John Hancock Centre and the Willis Tower, Chicago, formerly known as the Sears Tower, which was the world’s tallest building at the time it was constructed.