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Jamia gets its first woman vice-chancellor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

was Thursday appointed as the of Jamia Millia Islamia, making her the first woman to hold the charge.

In exercise of powers conferred under Statutes of Act, 1988, the of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of the JMI, has been pleased to appoint Prof Najma Akhtar, NIEPA, as the vice-of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, for a period of five years, an official order said.

The other persons, who were shortlisted by the government for the post were S M Ishtiaque of IIT-and Furqan Qamar, currently the of

is the of the varsity.

The varsity had been functioning without a VC after resigned from the post last year to join as the of

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:30 IST