A post on the social media by Kuwait-based Jamia Millia Islamia alumnus Ali Arshad has literally gone viral. Lamenting about Jamia School, he wrote: “For the last couple of days, it’s been mixed feelings all along. I am feeling great for consistent performance by Super 30 and Rahmani 30 JEE Advance. These two are just voluntary groups.
“Little upset that Jamia School with all its resources and infrastructure available at its disposal has not been able to produce boys/girls for IIT/NEET and other prestigious institutions of the country in good numbers.
“Last evening, at an Iftaar Party, during Q&A session I was asked: Who do you rate the best Vice Chancellor for Jamia? I shot back: None after Dr Zakir Hussain.
“When I was asked why? My answer was simple: “No Vice Chancellor paid attention to Jamia School. When the very basic foundation does not remain strong, no elevation from outside looks good to me.
“I am waiting for a Vice Chancellor who pays attention to Jamia School and becomes Anand Kumar for science students and a mentor for each enrolled student of the school.
“I dream of Jamia School students going in flock to IITs/NITs, AIIMS/Maulana Azad Medical College, ND, St. Stephens, LSR, Miranda, Jesus & Mary, Hindu, Ramjas and other prestigious institutions of the country. That’s a dream. Dr. Zakir Hussain will not be born again for Jamia. But, I will not stop dreaming. God Bless Jamia.”