Undergraduate students in Jamia Milia Islamia to study Urdu for 2 years

Education in Delhi/NCR - Friday, November 23, 2012 7:19:05 AM

All undergraduate students in Jamia Millia Islamia to be admitted from the next academic session will have to study Urdu as a compulsory subject for two years instead of one."Again, in keeping with Jamia's tradition of linguistic diversity, the university decided to reintroduce examination papers in three languages, namely Urdu, Hindi and English, to ensure equal opportunities to students coming from different backgrounds," said vice-chancellor Najeeb Jung at the annual convocation on Thursday.Jung also highlighted the achievements and important initiatives of the university such as the implementation of the semester system at the undergraduate level, collaborative initiatives like the meta-university with Delhi University, infrastructure expansion, new courses and strengthening links with foreign institutions of higher learning.

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) on noted cardiologist Dr Ashok Seth at the convocation. "Combine spirituality and science. Live for mankind," he told the students present at the convocation. The Dalai Lama, UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen had received the honour earlier.A total of 4,179 students were awarded degrees/diplomas for completing postgraduation, graduation and diploma courses in the academic session 2010-11. Jamia also handed out 147 gold medals to the toppers in different courses and 204 PhD degrees.

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