[Jamia students celebrating after receiving their degrees. (File photo)]
New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia on Friday launched Global Jamia Alumni Network (GJAN), a first of its kind network conceptualised to unite the university's alumni from different parts of the world.
"Being an alumnus of JNU and AMU, both of which have a vibrant alumni association, I felt that it was time that Jamia too started its own alumni network," Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmad at the launch.
Citing the examples of Harvard and Cambridge, whose alumni have played a seminal role in their universities by providing funding and scholarships, Ahmad said in the next few years Jamia alumni too should connect with their university and contribute to it in different ways.
Talat Ahmad said that in the past he had met several alumni who wanted to contribute to the development of hostels especially girls’ hostels. GJAN will provide a platform for doing so.
Talat Ahmad further said that GJAN will offer several benefits to those who register for it, including, issuing of I‐cards to alumni to provide easy access to Jamia premises.
He said that the registration for the Delhi chapter was well underway and very soon many more local chapters will start.
Calling it “a landmark event in the history of the institution”, Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmad recommended that all JMI alumni should register with GJAN.
Shahid Ahmad, Pro-Vice Chancellor said that being an alumni of JNU he too felt that JMI should launch its own network which will be a great value‐addition to the working of the university.
A.P. Siddiqui, Registrar, JMI said that the launch of GJAN marked a new beginning which will take Jamia to greater heights.