[Following is an official Jamia press release dated March 14, 2014]
A US delegation of International Administrators visited Jamia Millia Islamia to have an interaction with Jamia administrators and Deans to acquaint themselves with the administrative structure and arrangements in place to run a large university.
The delegation, which comprised of administrators from various US Universities and Institutions, explored possibilities of academic collaborations and partnerships through agreements and MoUs. Top on their priority was to identify strategic areas for faculty exchange, student exchange, joint research, International Summer School and other opportunities that could be explored for consolidating and expanding the academic engagements.
The visit was jointly facilitated by the Office of the International Relations in Jamia Millia Islamia and United States India Educational Foundation, New Delhi.
The visiting delegation was informed about the additional support system that Jamia has put in place for the students, by way of special interventions to create a level playing field, who come from marginalized and disadvantaged sections of the society. In addition, new initiatives like collaborative teaching thorough video-conferencing with institutions in Europe and America that are in operation notwithstanding the wide variation in time-zones were also discussed by the delegation and its counterpart.
Prof. S.M. Sajid informed the visiting delegation that Jamia has grown into an academically vibrant University launching new initiatives and setting goals associated with national priorities.