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NCMEI decision of declaring JMI as a minority institution to be implemented in 2011-12

New Delhi: The decision of National Commission for Minorities Educational Institutions (NCMEI) headed by Justice MSA Siddiqui to grant Jamia Millia the status of a minority educational institution will be implemented from the academic year 2011 itself. Vice Chancellor Najib Jung had earlier stated that NCMEI’s decision will be implemented from the academic session 2012 but because of Jamia students and teachers pressure to implement it at the earliest, the VC has changed his earlier stand.

A notification has been issued by Jamia Registrar’s office saying that since the aim of this decision of NCMEI is to bring about revolutionary changes in the educational field for minorities to which Indian government also is committed, this University has decided to implement this decision from the very next academic year starting from July-August 2011.

An important feature of the minority institution status will be that 27% OBC quota which was earlier compulsory will no longer be applicable and that minority quota (or reserve quota for Muslim minority) will be increased from the present 25% to 50% for admission in this University.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 April 2011 on page no. 20

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