New Delhi: On Wednesday i.e. February 23, 2011, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University said that it will study the judgment by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI), which grants the status of minority institution to the university, for the implementation of the status. The university added that it will also work out the modalities for the implementation of the minority institution status.
Najeeb Jung, Vice-Chancellor, JMI University said that the judgment does not in any way change the essential character of Jamia. The university has always had a commitment to national goals of social justice and secular ideals. It will continue to uphold these in the future too, he added. As per sources, NCMEI granted the status of minority institution to the university on Tuesday i.e. February 22, 2011.
Further, sources informed that NCMEI also gave JMI University the right to reserve upto 50 percent of seats for Muslims. In addition, sources told that presently, Jamia has 22.5 reservations for SC/ST candidates, 25 percent for students from the Jamia School and three percent for the physically handicapped.
Moreover, sources told that the judgment of NCMEI has adjourned a five year long case filed against the university. The case was filed on a petition by the Jamia Students Union, the Jamia Old Boys Association and the Jamia Teachers Association asserting that the university was a minority institution and not obliged to implement any other quota following the government decision to implement 27 percent reservation for other backward classes (OBCs) in the university, sources added.