Three top Indian universities have signed a deal and decided to
work together for the empowerment of Muslims in India especially
to increase their representation in media, civil services and the
According to an Aligarh Muslim
University (AMU) official, Jamia Hamdard, Jamia Millia Islamia and
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have signed a deal to work
together and launch different courses so that Muslim youths in
India are trained enough to stake their claims in different
The deal has been signed between the
vice chancellors of the three universities in Aligarh.
The official said though courses
will be launched to train the Muslim youths in different fields,
the focus will be to train them in journalism, civil services and
"The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
will offer special courses so that representation of the Muslims
in the Indian Army increases. Jamia Millia Islamia will take care
of training them in mass media and communication whereas the
Hamdard University will prepare them for the civil services
exams", he said.
Jamia Hamdard, Jamia Millia Islamia
and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have minority status and are
regarded as top Indian universities. They are most preferred
institutes for most of the Muslims living in India.
Jamia Hamdard is already running its
coaching and training centre for UPSC students, and Jamia Millia
Islamiah's Department of Mass Media & Communication is regarded as
one of the best in the country.
Muslims in India are about 14% of
the total population but, according to India's National Sample
Survey, shows the Muslim representation in the government sector
is a meagre 04.4%.
Efforts are on since last many year
especially after the release of the Sachar Committee Report to
increase the representation of Muslims in the government sector
especially the Indian army and civil services.
The efforts however have not been
much fruitful as the data of past few years shows an average of
just 28 Muslims clearing the UPSC exams.
Against this backdrop, the coming
together of the three top Indian universities is being termed as
an important step.
"This is most timely and important
step. The efforts done in the past few years are important.
However, coming together of these universities are important as
there will be more coordination and one can expect more results",
Razee Anwar of Noble Education & Welfare Society (NEWS) said while
talking to ummid.com.