Jamia receives record applications for admission to the academic session 2015-16

Jamia Millia Islamia,New Delhi:

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) received a record 1,49,148 applications for over 6,000 seats in the academic year 2015-16. This is almost a 25% increase in the number of applications received last year. The registration process of admission had commenced on April 13, 2015 and closed on May 4, 2015. These applications are for over 240 courses such as M.Phil./Postgraduate/Undergraduate/ Diploma/Certificate in 9 Faculties, 39 Departments, and several Teaching and Research Centres. The largest numbers of applications – 39,654 – are for B.Tech. courses followed by Diploma Engineering (10,633), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (6,603), B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (4,543), Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1,199). Other regular courses in Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, Natural Sciences have also witnessed an upsurge in applications.

 The newly introduced courses have evinced great interest against the applicants. The Postgraduate programme in Gender Studies has invited 205 applications, M.Sc. in Biophysics (57), Advanced Diploma in Public Health (46), and Diploma in Disaster Management (Self Financed – Evening) (194).

There are 33,077 female applicants and 73,865 male applicants. There are two transgender applicants. The maximum numbers of applications have come from Uttar Pradesh (36,407), Delhi (34729) and Bihar (15,333) followed by Haryana (5785), Jammu & Kashmir (2,939), Jharkhand (2,306), Rajasthan (1,688), Uttarakhand (1,524) and West Bengal (1398). Applications have been received from places as far as Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.

Till date 101 applications have been received from other countries. This figure is likely to go up as the last date for foreign applicantins is May 15, 2015.

 The Entrance Test for over 240 courses will be conducted across 12 cities which include Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Calicut, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Ranchi and Srinagar. The date of Entrance Test and display of Selected/Waitlisted candidates are given in the Prospectus 2015-16 which is available on the website www.jmi.ac.in