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JMI rejects reports of financial crisis, as UGC released major grant recently

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Posted on 26 Sep 2022
12:25 PM
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Summary
JMI issued a statement after Jamia Teachers Association President Majid Jamil told the media that the university is facing a financial crisis
The university has clarified that the vice chancellor has not made any such remarks in the recent past

The University Grants Commission recently released a large grant to Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), university, according to JMI, which on Saturday rejected reports that the university was in a "financial crunch." After Jamia Teachers Association President Majid Jamil informed the media that the university is in financial crisis the university released a statement.

The university declined any responsibility for Jamil's personal comments, according to a statement from Jamia's Public Relations Office, which also asserted that the statement is factually inaccurate. The report also mentions Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar's remarks, confirming the crisis that the university is facing. The university has clarified that the vice chancellor has not made any such remarks in the recent past.

According to UGC letters dated 1st September 2022, "The Vice Chancellor herself has announced publicly at the Teachers Day function on 5th September 2022 based on the UGC letters dated 1st September 2022 that the UGC has released a substantial grant for the university to meet all the funds required for pending medical bills, reimbursement of tuition fee, post-retirement benefits, etc. and will very soon release more grants to meet other requirements of the university,

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The statement added, “Accordingly now the additional grant and salary grant have been sanctioned by the Ministry of Education/UGC letters dated 22 September 2022," the statement read. Prof. Majid Jamil has spoken to the media without confirming the same with the university administration, the varsity said. "The university does not take any responsibility for his personal comments," it added.

Last updated on 26 Sep 2022
12:25 PM
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