EdCIL, a miniratna public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Education, has been tasked with drafting the proposal to establish Jamia Millia Islamia’s inaugural medical college, according to Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar in an interview with PTI.
Akhtar mentioned that EdCIL has been requested to outline the necessary funding and the plans for constructing the medical college. She highlighted the importance of this proposal for future implementation under the next vice-chancellor’s tenure.
Expressing interest, multiple private investors have shown enthusiasm in supporting the project. Additionally, various hospitals have indicated a willingness to collaborate by offering their facilities to the university’s medical college during the initial years.
The university intends to utilize an existing 10-storey building in the campus’s Medicine and Health Sciences department for the medical college, while a separate land spanning around five acres has been earmarked for the hospital’s construction.
Plans are underway to commence admissions for the medical college next year with an initial batch size of approximately 150 students, subject to the project’s progress.
In parallel, discussions are ongoing with funding entities in Dubai to establish the university’s first offshore campus in the Dubai International Academic City, although the proposal is pending approval from the Central government.