On Thursday, the central University Jamia Millia Islamia announced that now the varsity will be focusing on the field of medical education in upcoming years. The varsity will also collaborate with Jamia Hamdard University for setting up medical and Unani Colleges and courses.
Speaking at a function to mark 100 years of the foundation of the university, JMI vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar, said that the spread of COVID-19 has brought up and highlighted the importance of strengthening medical education and infrastructure.
She further said that the COVID -19 pandemic has taught the importance of focus on the health care sector and they will do this now. That is why both the Jamias have decided to work together. They are also open to working together with various other sources who can help with expertise in this matter.
Medical colleges need the efforts and work of multiple Vice-Chancellors and not just anyone, she added.
Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University, who was the chief guest at the function, Hamid Ahmed proposed a fully-funded Hakeem Abdul Hameed Chair at JMI. This can be a center of research on the common objectives of the two institutes.
Hamid Ahmed, JMI’s first woman vice-chancellor, said that focusing upon creating a safe and conducive environment, particularly for women students will be the priority.
She said that they will be focusing on female students since they can enroll in a number of courses in the healthcare sector. They plan to offer safe hostel facilities for them so that they can receive their education in a secure manner. This is the vision they are aiming for.
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