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Focus on job-oriented courses: Nishank

By OUR STAFF REPORTER

New Delhi, 30 Oct: President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the annual convocation of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), here, today. Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Governor of Manipur & JMI Chancellor, Dr Najma Heptulla, and Vice Chancellor Prof Najma Akhtar were present on the occasion.
More than 10,000 students including 350 gold medalists who passed in the year 2017 and 2018 were awarded Degrees/Diplomas. Out of 350 gold medalists, 183 are girls.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that government had been making changes in the education eco-system to adapt it to contemporary challenges. One of the important objectives of the ‘National Education Policy’ proposed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development was to establish India as a ‘knowledge super power’. The whole world was aware of the immense talent of the students of India. All educational institutions in the country had to contribute to make proper use of this talent. Special contributions were expected from prestigious institutions like ‘Jamia’.
Union Minister Nishank in his address assured all possible help to JMI in fulfilling its requirements. He praised JMI’s continuous endeavour to improve its national and international rankings and also lauded its efforts to run job-oriented courses with the help of industries.
Recalling JMI’s contribution to the freedom struggle, he said it was a matter of pride that the institution had entered 100 years of its existence, today. He said that the university had established its identity by implementing Government policies and discharging its social responsibilities.
Talking about the proposed new education policy of his Ministry, Nishank said that this will lay the foundation stone of new India and provide technical, scientific and job-oriented education to girls, minorities and under-privileged sections of the society.
Addressing the Convocation, both, JMI Chancellor, Dr Najma Heptulla, and Vice Chancellor, Prof Najma Akhtar, urged the government to provide support in setting up a Medical College-cum-Hospital in the university.