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Oct 2015 Source: MOTACHASHMA

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Jamia Millia Islamia is likely to scrap its engineering entrance exam JMI EEE and will start offering admission to its B.Tech Degree Programme on the basis of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) scores from the upcoming academic session 2016-17. In lieu of the circular published by Press Trust of India Talat Ahmad VC of Jamia said, “We have initiated process for the same and have approached the concerned authorities. There are certain procedures that need to be followed, hopefully we will be able to admit the students through JEE exam from the next academic session.”

Further he added, “It will not only help us deal better with chances of paper leak but also the recognition of courses offered by Jamia will improve significantly since the students will be admitted through JEE.”

JEE Main is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The scores of JEE Main are by all central government-funded technical schools, including the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) to offer admission in Undergraduate Engineering Programs. Indian Institutes of Information Technology IIITs offers admission on the basis of JEE Advanced but JEE Main is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced

The university is all geared up to celebrate its 95th Foundation Day on October 29. However on this prestigious occasion it will also launch a Global Jamia Alumni Network (GJAN), an online interactive platform for the alumni to connect with each other. For this Ahmad said, "GJAN will be launched during the three-day foundation day celebrations starting from October 29. The network will enable the institution to co-opt distinguished alumni on various statutory bodies to strengthen interface with industry.”

The Central University has a desire to open a medical college-cum-hospital but this ambitious bid suffered a setback when the Supreme Court in October 2014 disapproved of the haste shown by Delhi government in acquiring and transferring the disputed land in south Delhi to the university. In lieu of this the Vice Chancellor said that he is waiting for the land dispute to be resolved. He said, “"We are waiting for the land dispute to be resolved. As soon as we have clarity on the same, we will approach the Medical Council of India (MCI.”

The 114 acre property where the proposed medical facility was supposed to come up became the question of the tinsel town after Uttar Pradesh government claimed the land was owned by it and it also had the possession

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