AP Siddiqui, a senior IPS Officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre, has taken over as Registrar of Jamia Millia Islamia for a period of 5 years on deputation.
A 1991 batch IPS Officer, Siddiqui was Addl. Director General of Police (Headquarters) in Himachal Pradesh before joining Jamia. Siddiqui, 55, brings with him a wide exposure in key capacities in government as also teaching experience in the Law faculty.
Before joining the Police Services, Siddiqui, an LL.M. from Aligarh Muslim University, taught in the Law faculties in Jodhpur and Jabalpur universities as Assistant Professor. He is also gold medalist in B.Sc. (Zoology Hons.) in 1986.
Besides serving Dist. Police Chief in 3 districts in Himachal Pradesh, he was also Superintendent of Police – Anti Corruption. In 2001 he was part of the UN’s Mission in Kosovo. He also served at the Narcotics Control Bureau in Delhi from 2004-09, on deputation.
Siddiqui said that he decided to move to Jamia because of the distinct academic environment of universities and also because of his initial grounding in the teaching profession.
“Jamia has a lot of potential being a central university and students should not develop a fixed mindset. They must work hard to take up contemporary challenges and prepare themselves to survive in the cut throat competition of today” said Siddiqui.