Students of Jamia Millia Islamia here seeking hostel accommodation can now apply online for the facility.
The university has launched ‘Online Hostel Accommodation Portal’ to enable its students to file applications for hostel accommodation as well as renewal from their home town itself rather than coming to the university for the purpose.
Inaugurating the portal yesterday, JMI Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Talat Ahmad said that this was overdue and it would not only help the students in admission and renewal of hostel accommodation but would also make it convenient and hassle free. Now, the students can fill up forms for hostel accommodation during summer vacations preventing them from travelling to Delhi for the purpose.
The university has 12 hostels – seven for boys and five for girls. Around 1,197 boys and 1,212 girl students can be accommodated in hostels in the campus.
Prof. Haroon Sajjad, Provost Campus B said that the online facility will aid in developing a database of students and will also facilitate in regulating the admission in a more transparent manner. Prof. Iqtedar Mohammad Khan, Provost, Campus A, said that it will prove quite useful in maintaining a proper data of the number of students in accordance with the intake capacity of the hostels. Prof. Mehtab Manzar, Provost, Hall of Girls Residence, said that the online portal will benefit the girl students and especially those who come from far-flung places.
Prof. M. N. Doja, Hony. Director CIT, Dr. S. K. Naqvi, Additional Director, CIT, Dr. Asmat Jahan, Officiating Provost, New Hall of Girls’ Residence, Hostel Wardens— Dr. Azra Khurseed, Dr S. Zishan Hussain Khan and Dr. Arshad Khan were also present on the occasion.