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Jamia Millia Islamia



Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In Urdu language, Jamia means ‘University’, and Millia means ‘National’.

The story of its growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located in New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialized areas—is a saga of dedication, conviction and vision of a people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step. They “built up the Jamia Millia stone by stone and sacrifice by sacrifice,” said Sarojini Naidu, the nightingale of India.

Faculties & Departments

Jamia Millia Islamia offers various academic and extension programs through the following faculties:

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Faculty of Humanities and Languages

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

Jamia Library System

Dr Zakir Husain Library  

(Central Library)About Library:Dr Zakir Husain Library named after the President ofIndia Late Dr. Zakir   Husain in 1973, is the Central Library of the Jamia Library System, which includes the Faculty and Center libraries. Stocking a rich collection of over 3.00 Lacs learning resources in all major discipline taught in the University and spread over an area of 23,038 sq. feet, the library caters to the academic need of the University students, staff & research scholars. It has two spacious reading rooms of 1800 sq. feet each. The collection consists of books, periodicals, pamphlets, manuscripts and photographs. The stack rooms which consist of ground floor plus three upper stories have a carpet area of 9000 sq. feet besides these two halls of same area each house reference and the rare book collection. Periodical section is of 11,125 sq. feet and also has a two-story stack room for bound volumes of periodicals. The library provides open access to readers to the stocks while rare books section; manuscripts and archival sections and text books section observe closed access. The library has fully computerized its most actively used collection, which is searched through OPAC. The book collection of the library is bar-coded and most active important in-house functions like acquisition, cataloguing, circulation are automated using the virtual automation software. Also the library has license for online access for some important databases. The University library is in the process of providing its resources to the users outside the library through campus-wide Local area Network (LAN). The library has also been functioning as a referral center on Islamic Studies, Muslim, Urdu language and literature, receives requests for bibliographies on bibliographic information from all over the Country.

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC): The library has fully computerized its most actively used collection, which is searched through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). The OPAC allows search by author, title, subject, call number, keywords, and Boolean search etc. The call number indicates the location of the book on the self. The computer catalogue, OPAC is extremely user-friendly and enables searches to be conducted with ease and speed.

Internet Service:Library has introduced Internet Service from May, 2003 through 526 kbps leased line to the members of the library. At present the service is available from morning 9.00 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. in all working days.Internet facility is open for the registered users of the Library only. No outsider is allowed to use this facility.

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