Najma Akhtar Becomes Jamia Millia Islamia’s First Woman Vice Chancellor

Professor Najma Akhtar was appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, making her the first woman to hold the charge.

Akhtar is the head of the Department of Training and Capacity Building in Education at the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration in New Delhi. She has been appointed Jamia vice chancellor for five years.

Source: Hindustan Times

Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains Exam:

  • Jamia Millia Islamia was founded in 1920 in Aligarh and became a Central University by an Act of Parliament in 1988.
  • Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla is the university’s chancellor.

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