Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia had been the epicenter of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act has ranked first in the list of Central universities, released by the Ministry of Education. Jamia beats JNU and Aligarh Muslim University among a list of 40 other central universities.
The grades and scores of the Central universities reveal that Jamia has scored the highest with 90 percent marks, followed by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Arunachal Pradesh with 83 percent, JNU with 82 percent and Aligarh Muslim University with 78 percent. Following the statement given by JMI, the ranking is based on a tri-party evaluation signed between the varsity and the HRD Ministry (now Ministry of Education) and the UGC.
The rank and scores are given based on parameters such as the number of students admitted every year in UG, PG, Ph.D., and MPhil as well as the range of diversity among the students. All these are calculated in terms of the percentage of female students as well as the percentage of students from other states and countries. Besides, faculty quality, student-teacher ratio, and other factors are also included in the list for the assessment of score. Students placed through campus interviews and those who qualified for NET and GATE, among all other entrance exams.
Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar says that the feat was even more significant as the varsity had gone through a very challenging and rough time in the last few months. The factors that got credit by VP Akhtar were high- quality teaching, relevant and focused research, and improved perception of the university.
Last year on December 15, police had entered the campus to round up the miscreants who had turned the ongoing CAA protest violent. A massive uproar was spread across the nation and abroad, which made Jamia the epicenter of a student-led protest against CAA for months.
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