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’.
A multidisciplinary research laboratory envisioned to carry out cutting edge innovation and research across disciplines was inaugurated in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Najma Akhtar at an impressive function. The laboratory set up in the university’s Multidisciplinary Centre for Advanced Research and Studies (MCARS) was opened with the first batch of students joining the centre to pursue a post-graduate diploma in molecular diagnostics. Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor said that multidisciplinary research is the need of modern India and urged researchers to work in finding solutions to the issues relevant for the upliftment of humanity at large.