Jamia Millia Islamia was conceived on 29th october,1920 at Aligarh.Rabindranath Tagore called it “one of the most progressive educational institutions of India”.
The prominent members of JAMIA movement were Maulana Mehmud Hasan, Maulana Mohamed Ali, Hakim Ajmal Khan, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, and Abdul Majid Khwaja.
Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988
The Foundation Committee members:
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari (Delhi)
Mufti Kafayattullah (Delhi)
Maulana Abdul Bari Farang Mahali (UP)
Maulana Sulaiman Nadvi (Bihar)
Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani (UP)
Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (UP)
Chaudhury Khaleeq-uz-zaman (UP)
Nawab Mohammad Ismail Khan
Tasadduq Husain Khan (UP)
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal (Punjab)
Maulana Sanaullah Khan Amritsari (Punjab)
Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew (Punjab)
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Bengal and Bihar)
Dr. Syed Mehmood (Bengal and Bihar)
Saith Abdullah Haroon Karachiwale (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad)
Abbas Tyabiji (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad)
Sait Miyan Mohammad Haji Jaam Chhotani (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad)
Maulavi Abdul Haq (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad)
On 22 November 1920, Hakim Ajmal Khan was elected the first chancellor of Jamia. Mohamed Ali Jauhar became Jamia’s first Vice Chancellor, as Allama Iqbal could not accept the offer made through Gandhiji. It also elected a syndicate and created a syllabus subcommittee.
The 91ST Foundation Day celebrations began at 9.30 AM outside the M A Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia where the Chief Guest Mr. Sachin Pilot, Hon.’ble Minister of State for Communication & Information Technology, Govt. of India along with Mr. Najeeb Jung, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia received the Guard of Honour by NCC Cadets of Jamia.
This was followed by a Flag Hoisting Ceremony by Mr. Sachin Pilot, and a Foundation Day Function at M.A. Ansari Auditorium .
As part of the celebrations, the Universitywill hold Foundation Day Lecture at Edward W. Said Hall,Administrative Block on “Youth for Democracy and Secularism” by Shri. Sitaram Yechuri.
The Foundation Day celebrations will come to an end with a Day/Night Cricket Match between Jamia Staff XI and Media XI which will be played at 5.30 PM in the Cricket Ground, University Sports Complex.