JMI welcomes US delegation, calls for collaborative efforts for climate action goals
A delegation of fourteen (14) Professors from different Minority/Community Colleges of USA called on Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) on 4th January, 2022. The delegation consisted of Deans, specialists in Geosciences, History, Sociology, Anthropology, International Studies, Social Work, Environmental Education, Religious Studies, Sustainability Studies and Natural Sciences. The visit of the delegation to the university was supported by the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), Gurgaon with which JMI has a longstanding partnership for faculty affiliation in different domains of knowledge.
The delegation also interacted with Heads and faculty of Department of Environmental Studies, AJK Mass Communication Research Centre (AJKMCRC) and Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), JMI to understand their functioning and courses they offer.
After formally welcoming the delegation, Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, JMI not only elaborated about the modest beginning of JMI, its great history and current status in her address but also emphasized on scope for MoUs between JMI and foreign institutions. She spoke about Jamia emerging as a transformative institution for climate action goals with regard to Urban Sustainability and Resilience besides underlining its abiding commitment to community oriented services in respect of minorities, women and socially disadvantaged sections of the society. The Vice Chancellor called for joint collaborative efforts between the universities towards climate action goals to address the environmental issues of the day.