Jamia VC meets with PM Modi; discusses setting up of medical college at university

PM Modi asked VC to work towards the educational upliftment of Muslim women, expressed willingness to attend university convocation as chief guest.

Jamia VC meets with PM Modi; discusses setting up of medical college at university JMI VC meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Image Source: Official Twitter Account of JMI)
Team Careers360 | Feb 4, 2022 - 9:34 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the PM residence. After presenting a shawl to the PM as a token of respect the JMI VC discussed a number of issues with him. This was the second meeting of the VC with the Prime Minister in the last two years.

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"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Hon'ble PMOIndia narendramodi for giving me time for the meeting from his busy schedule. His words of appreciation for jmiu_official and myself boosted the morale of the institution to do better"- Professor Najma Akhtar, VC, JMI," Jamia Millia Islamia tweeted.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Akhtar to work towards the educational upliftment of Muslim women and also expressed his willingness to attend the convocation of the university as a chief guest.

Akhtar said that the prime minister showed his willingness to attend the convocation of the university as the chief guest. He was expected to attend the convocation earlier too in the centenary year but due to the pandemic it could not be organised.

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"The prime minister asked the vice-chancellor to work more for the educational upliftment of Muslim women and work for effective implementation of the NEP. The vice-chancellor assured the prime minister that she will work hard to meet his expectations to bring about the desired transformation of the nation," said the statement.

Like the earlier meeting, Prime Minister Modi again showed his support for setting up of a medical college at the university and hoped that it will be started during Akhtar's tenure as the vice-chancellor, it added.


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