Published: 24th September 2022
JMI clears the air about facing "financial crunch", says UGC has released "substantial grant"
The varsity clarified that Prof Majid Jamil has spoken to the media without confirming the same with the university administration
Rejecting and responding to the reports that stated Jamia Millia Islamia is facing a financial crunch, the university said that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently released a substantial grant, therefore Jamila Millia Islamia (JMI) is not facing any "financial crunch". This happened today, Saturday, September 24.
After Jamia Teachers' Association President Majid Jamil told the media that the university is facing a financial crisis, the varsity issued a statement. In the statement, Jamia's Public Relations Office stated that it is factually incorrect and the university does not take any responsibility for Jamil's personal comments, as stated in a report by PTI.
Additionally, the reports that the institute rejected also mentioned Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar's remarks, which confirmed the crisis that the university is facing. Now, the varsity has cleared the air saying the Vice-Chancellor has not made any such remarks in the recent past.
The given statement read, "The Vice-Chancellor herself has announced publicly at the Teachers' Day function on 5th September 2022, based on the UGC letters dated 1st September 2022, that the UGC has released a substantial grant for the university to meet all the funds required for pending medical bills, reimbursement of tuition fee, post-retirement benefits, etc. and will very soon release more grants to meet other requirements of the university."
"Accordingly, now the additional grant and salary grant have been sanctioned by the Ministry of Education/UGC letters dated 22 September 2022," it added. Moreover, clarifying that Prof 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."