The Navy personnel can pursue graduation, post-graduation and Ph.D. programmes from JMI from the ensuing academic year 2016-17.
Adding a new dimension to educational profile of Indian Navy personnel, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is recognizing In-Service Training of Naval personnel for award of graduation/post-graduation degree.
The Indian Navy conducts ab-initio/in-service training programmes for its personnel at training centres across the country. A Joint Equivalence Committee (JEC) with members both from JMI and Indian Navy was constituted for credit determination for all theoretical and practical components of academic-cum-training programmes in the Indian Navy. The admission to Jamia courses would be through the Centre for Distance & Open Learning that will lead to award of degree on fulfillment of statutory requirements.
The recommendations of JEC were approved by Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, JMI in presence of Vice Admiral A.R. Karve, Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy on April 13, 2016 in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, JMI. The eligible Naval personnel would now be able to enroll in the programmes from July 16 for academic year 2016-17 that would enable them to earn undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from JMI as per the following details:
- a) BA/BBA/B.Com for Sailors, those who have completed their 2 years of ab initio training and have completed 5 years of service.
- b) M.A. (HRM) for all Commissioned Officers
- c) PG Diploma in Guidance and Counseling to Education Officers after three years of service.
Elaborating on the need for such an agreement Vice-Admiral A.R. Karve observed that it was a historic moment for the Indian Navy to enter into collaboration with Jamia and emphasized that this MoU would benefit the Naval Sailors immensely besides establishing a long term relationship with Jamia.
Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, JMI stated that it was a proud moment for the university to be associated with the Indian Navy that offers selfless service to the country by safeguarding its boundaries and providing critical support in the domain of defence. He felt that both the institutions could work together to mutually benefit both Naval personnel and Jamia students. He expressed his desire to support Indian Navy in all possible ways for strengthening their academic and training programmes through university generated knowledge and research.