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JMI VC Najma Akhtar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award-Academia

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Vice Chancellor, Professor Najma Akhtar, was recently presented ‘Lifetime Achievement Award-Academia. The award was presented to her by Dr Raghunath Anant Mashelkar (Padma Vibhushan) at the Grand Conference and award function titled “Making India Employable” was organised by TeamLease EdTech.

Akhtar was selected for the award by a jury panel comprising of educationists and industry experts. She has been awarded for her “great efforts to connect education to employment,” the official release stated.

“The ‘Making India Employable Awards’ is a celebration of individualistic excellence, innovation & real-world impact in the domains of education, employability and skilling. These awards are bestowed on the very best of the best who showcase exemplary contributions towards the common goal of Making India Employable,” the release added.

In terms of institute development, Akhtar had recently announced that the Union Government has granted permission to start a medical college in JMI.

“We have dentistry, physiotherapy, first aid health centres, but a medical college has been missing in Jamia. As a VC, I have always requested for a medical college, on behalf of my students and faculty. We requested the government of India for the same, and now I am happy to announce that JMI has been granted the permission to establish a medical college at the campus,” she announced at the centenary year convocation of the institute.

She also announced that JMI is aiming to open an international campus in Middle East soon. “In the past few years, Jamia has also gained positions in the international rankings,” she added.

Courtesy : The Indian Express

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