As per the Supreme Court’s recently issued verdict, the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University intends to establish a Medical college-cum-hospital on a 114 acre of property on which it proposes to build the 300-bed facility.
The new Vice-Chancellor (VC) who recently completed two months of his tenure on July 16, 2014, is all set for a series of reforms. Amongst these included are establishing a medical college-cum-hospital and a school of earth & planetary sciences along with interdisciplinary teaching extending to the Delhi University (DU) and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He said that there is no government college-cum-hospital in the neighbourhood. Adding to this, Mukesh Ranjan, media coordinator, JMI asserted that such an initiative will help the students and the local people as well.
Besides this, Mr. Ranjan also said that they would like to cash upon the skills & expertise that the VC as an expert in this field brings along with him on all the issues relating to the geological sciences. Furthermore, in an attempt to benchmark the University’s academic performance against the global standards, the JMI has applied for the Times Higher Education World University ranking, by submitting their global institutional profile. However, the proposal will most likely take approximately six months’ time to take the form of a concrete agreement.