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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. In Urdu language, Jamia means ‘University’, and Millia means ‘National’.

The story of its growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located in New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialized areas—is a saga of dedication, conviction and vision of a people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step. They “built up the Jamia Millia stone by stone and sacrifice by sacrifice,” said Sarojini Naidu, the nightingale of India.

Library and Information Science Course: Dr. Zakir Husain Library has been offering and an academic programme leading to the Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science to meet the needs of the Library and Information Science profession. The degree programme in Library and Information Science is an intensive in nature, and thereby demands students who is highly motivated and dedicated to learning. Although classes are held and students are taught but one confined an emphases on self-instruction and participative learning.

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