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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Speaks at Jamia; Calls for Empowering Minorities

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, BJP member and Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Minority Affairs Govt. of India, speaking at Jamia Millia Islamia; Sept. 8, 2015 (Photo courtesy JMI)

Sept. 8, 2015: Delivering an Inaugural Address at the National Seminar on ‘Shifting Paradigm: Re-Envisioning Minority Issues and Minority Studies in India’, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs said that NDA-II Government is committed to change socio-economic environment in the country to promote security and inclusive growth.  The overwhelming mandate obtained by the NDA established ...

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V-C Talat Ahmad Sets New Practice of University-wide Orientation Program for Freshers

Prof. Talat Ahmad, vice-chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia addressing the new students of Jamia during the orientation program at the Bhopal Ground, JMI Sports Complex; Sept. 8, 2015 (Photo courtesy Arman Khan / Jamia Journal)

Sept. 8, 2015: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has instituted scholarship for fifty students coming from economically disadvantaged sections of the society in the name of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India. This figure is likely to increase in the next academic session. Addressing an Orientation Programme in Jamia Millia Islamia, organized for newly admitted students in the academic ...

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Animal Rights Group ‘Lovanimals’ Offers to Help Jamia Control its Dog Population

A stray dog at Jamia Central Canteen. (Photo: Jamia Journal)

An animal rights group called, “Lovanimals (Trust For The Welfare Of Animals)” has offered to help Jamia Millia Islamia control its stray dogs population on-campus by offering to neuter and vaccinate them at no cost to the university. In a letter addressed to the university Registrar, a founding member of Lovanimal, Sheetal Panwar, writes: “I’m writing this in connection with ...

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Misogyny: An Unending Reign of Prejudice

Misogyny

The oxford dictionary defines misogyny as, “Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.” However, Australian ex-Prime Minister Julia Gillard tried to redefine misogyny by saying, “Since the 1980’s misogyny has come to be used as a synonym for sexism, a synonym with a bite, but nevertheless with the meaning of entrenched prejudice against women rather pathological hatred.” Socialist ...

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President of India Applauds Jamia’s Translation Work of Tagore’s Writings

Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, presenting 14 publications of Tagore Research and Translation Scheme (TRTS), Department of Urdu, JMI to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi; August 21, 2015 (Photo courtesy JMI)

Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) presented 14 publications of Tagore Research and Translation Scheme (TRTS), Department of Urdu, JMI to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, hon’ble President of India at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on August 21, 2015. The project was given to the Department of Urdu, JMI by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. “On the eve ...

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How a Hindu and a Sikh Saved the Life of a Future Muslim President of India

Zakir Husain Potrait 2

[Note: If it had not been for two concerned and sympathetic strangers, one Hindu and another Sikh, Jamia Millia Islamia’s then vice-chancellor and later president of India, Dr. Zakir Husain (1897-1969) would have been murdered in August 1947 during the carnage resulting from partition of India. Years later, he described the incident in a letter to his friend, which is ...

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Sisters of Aishwarya Vishwa Vidyalaya visit Jamia VC for Rakhi-Tying Ceremony

Brahma Kumari sisters tied Rakhi on the hand of Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia on Aug. 25, 2015 (Photo courtesy JMI)

Aug. 25, 2015: To mark the auspicious festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ which falls on August 29, 2015, the Brahma Kumari sisters tied Rakhi on the hand of Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI). ‘Raksha Bandhan’ is a unique festival that brings out the special bonding that exists between brothers and sisters. It represents creative intellection and positive action ...

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Making a Case for Students Union at Jamia Millia Islamia

Jamia Students Union

I write this article with the hope to break the stereotypes associated with Students Union (SU) at Jamia Millia Islamia; the university I have graduated from. Stereotypes among the professors who may consider the students union as a platform which may be used by the unruly students to bully the administration and its staff.  Stereotypes among the students who may ...

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Fine Arts Students Organize Photo Exhibition on World Photography Day

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahmed inaugurates Photo Exhibition on World Photography Day at M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI; Aug. 18, 2015 (Photo courtesy Taiba Siddiqui)

The Department of Applied Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia organized a photography exhibition on the occasion of World Photography Day on Aug. 18, 2015 at the M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI. The art exhibit includes the works of students and faculty members of the department and some Indian and International photographers. Prof. Talat Ahmed inaugurated the event ...

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