Jamia Hamdard (Deemed to be University): Committed towards Achieving High-quality Standards in Higher Education

The institute strives to be among the top 100 Institutions figuring in a reputed world ranking- providing high quality education with an excellent infrastructure.

Exceptional Educational and Infrastructural Facilities

Jamia Hamdard has primarily been a professional education institution of higher learning. It is perhaps one of the oldest institutions offering medical education in complementary system of medicine (Unani). In the year 2012, with the approval of Medical Council of India (MCI) the first batch of MBBS started in the Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (HIMSR). The medical and clinical needs of students are met with the institution’s associate hospital Hakeem Abdul Hameed Centenary Hospital. Admissions to medical course are conducted through national level entrance test (NEET). In fact, Jamia Hamdard was one of the first few institutions which joined NEET in order to follow a transparent and merit based admission system.

To maintain quality standards as prescribed by the NAAC and UGC, Jamia Hamdard, has taken strong initiatives to raise the quality of research and teaching programmes. Consequently, it has been able to attract talented students and faculty from all over the country. Currently, students from about 30 nationalities are enrolled in the University in different courses.

The University is spread across around hundred acres of land in the heart of South Delhi. It has ten schools which offer more than 22 undergraduate and 45 post graduates professional programs apart from PhD and post-doctoral studies in various disciplines and all its programs are approved by various regulatory bodies like MCI, PCI, NCI, CCIM, AICTE, etc.

Major Accreditations

Jamia Hamdard was granted Deemed to be University status in the year 1989. In just about less than thirty years, it has etched an important niche among best institutions in the country.  It was the first University to be accredited by NAAC in Delhi-NCR region in the year 2003 and re-accredited twice in ‘A’ grade since then in 2010 and 2017. The University is ranked 23rd amongst the Indian Universities in 2018 by NIRF, MHRD. The School of Pharmacy was ranked 1st in the country in 2017 and 2nd in 2018 by NIRF. The Medical School is ranked 11th in the country by NIRF in 2018 ranking.

About the Leadership

The Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard is Dr. Habil Khorakiwala. He is a keen disciple of ‘Change Management’. Dr. Khorakiwala is the Founder Chairman & Group CEO of Wockhardt Limited, a company incepted in the early 1960s. He has single-handedly steered Wockhardt in becoming the first true healthcare group from India.

The Vice Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard is Professor Dr. Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain.  He is the former Vice Chancellor of University of Hyderabad and the Director, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad.  A Robert Koch Fellow, Berlin, he is well known internationally for his research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

The Pro-Vice Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard is Professor Dr. Ahmed Kamal.  He is the former Outstanding Scientist of CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and Project Director of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hyderabad.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The institute provides a number of scholarships to students of different streams. These scholarships have been instituted by individuals or trusts. Most of the scholarships are provided on merit basis. Students based on their merit and in some cases on need basis are offered free-ship in their academic fee. There is also a ‘Student Aid Fund’. Research scholars are offered Hamdard National Foundation (HNF) Fellowship. Besides, Jamia Hamdard has instituted fellowships with the name ‘Jamia Hamdard – Silver Jubilee Fellowships’ for doctoral and post-doctoral research.

The institute also offers large number of scholarships in terms of fee concession and other forms of assistance to both Indian and foreign national students:

  • Full free scholarship of Annual Tuition Fee up to 10% students in each course subject to relative merit
  • 50% concession of Annual Tuition Fee up to 10% of the students in each course subject to merit-cum-means
  • 25% concession of Annual Tuition Fee up to 10% of the students in each course subject to merit-cum-means.

Career Opportunities and Collaborations

The institute offers wonderful opportunities to students to grow in their career and become a good citizen. On-campus and off-campus placements are organized through the Placement Cell. There are three R&D and training centers on campus established in collaboration with BD Biosciences, Hilleman Labs and Sun Pharma.  Besides, Jamia Hamdard has established collaboration with leading research institutes, hospitals, and R&D Centres of the industry for joint research and exchange of faculty and students. The institute has executed several industry research collaborations very successfully. Some of them include:

  • Clinical Pharmacology Unit of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (>10 year)
  • Hilleman Laboratories (MSD – Wellcome Trust initiative for low-cost vaccines). (>3 years)
  • Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation

Future Plans

The institute plans to launch other medical courses such as BDS and post-graduate (PG) medical courses in HIMSR. Process of integration of paramedical and allied health sciences courses with HIMSR has already been completed.

Words of Trust

‘Journey at Hamdard was filled with wondrous memories. The positive environment and the phenomenal teachers ensured that we left the college with contentment and confidence to face the challenges ahead of us.’

  • Shoba George

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

St. Stephen’s Hospital, New Delhi

(Alumnus of SNAHS)

‘A sincere gratitude to the faculty, administration and the overall conducive atmosphere of the Hamdard University campus that has empowered me with knowledge and skills.’

  • Almas Khan

Executive, Standard Health Care

Sector Skill Council

(Alumnus of SNAHS)

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