Jamia Millia Islamia Denies Any Financial Crisis, Says UGC Recently Released Substantial Grant

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) on Saturday dismissed reports of the university facing a “financial crisis,” saying the University Grants Commission recently released a substantial grant to it. The varsity released a statement after Jamia Teachers Association president Majid Jamil told media that the university is facing a financial crisis.
In the statement, Jamia’s Public Relations Office says it is factually incorrect and that the university takes no responsibility for Jamil’s personal comments.
The report also mentions the comments of Jamia Millia Islamia, Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar, which confirm the crisis facing the university.
The varsity has clarified that the vice chancellor has made no such comments in the recent past.
“The Vice Chancellor himself publicly announced during the Teachers Day function on September 5, 2022, based on the UGC letters of September 1, 2022, that the UGC has released a substantial grant to the university to pay for all funds needed for current medical bills, tuition reimbursement, post-retirement benefits, etc. and will release more scholarships very soon to meet other requirements of the university,” the statement reads.
Accordingly, the supplementary grant and salary grant are now sanctioned by the letters of the Ministry of Education/UGC dated September 22, 2022, the statement said.
Prof. dr. Majid Jamil has spoken to the media without confirming the same with the university administration, the varsity said.
“The university does not take any responsibility for his personal comments,” it added.

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