It appears that Jamia Millia Islamia has gagged its faculty members from interacting with the media. The administration has issued a circular in this month, urging its employees to follow the instruction and ordering that “any violation of the above instructions will be views adversely.”
The circular in possession of OT.COM, reads: “It has been observed that faculty members of Jamia Millia Islamia are inviting media people on their own in the university campus without any intimation to the Media Coordinator and Administrative Authority.
“Such visits of the media persons are inappropriate. In order to streamline the interaction with the media, it has been decided that in future the visits of the media persons in the campus of JMI has to take place in consultation with Media Coordinator who will ensure that all necessary clearance from Administration has been obtained in advance.
“Therefore, all the faculty members and officers of the JMI are advised to not interact with the media persons directly. Whenever any press coverage or media presence is required on the premises of JMI, the concerned faculty member or the authority will inform the Media Coordinator in this regard.
“Henceforth, all faculty members and officers of the university are advised to follow the instruction as stated above. Any violation of the above instructions will be views adversely.
“This issued with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor, JMI.”