Jamia sets up multi-disciplinary research centre
New Delhi: Seeking to position research as the top priority of the university, Jamia Millia Islamia has set up a multi-disciplinary centre for advance research, with its vice chancellor today describing it as "step in the right direction".
Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmad was speaking at the inaugural function of a presentation by United States–India Educational Foundation (USIEF) in the university campus.
On Multi-disciplinary Centre for Advance Research and Studies (MCARS), the Vice Chancellor said such efforts will "raise the standard of research in the university and boost its ranking."
"It was a step in that direction as highly trained Indian researchers abroad can join it to undertake cutting-edge research.
"MCARS will benefit from six international faculty members from the US, the UK and Singapore, who will soon be a part of the centre that proposes to create a platform for young researchers to explore diverse scientific problems for the advancement of socio-economic conditions of the country by integrating various disciplines including science, engineering, social science, medicine, and management," he said.
Diya Dutt, Deputy Director and Pratibha Nair, Program Coordinator, USIEF, made presentations on 'Fulbright–Nehru and other Fellowship Opportunities' that allow Indian researchers to spend time studying and researching at a university in the US on a subject of their interest.
USIEF has announced its annual competition for the Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright Fellowships for Indian citizens for the academic year 2018-2019, the university said in a statement.