The Indian Navy with the collaboration of Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University based in New Dehi, has recognized in-service training of naval personnel to award graduation degree.
The Indian Navy conducts training programmes for its sailors at training centres across the country. A Joint-Equivalence Committee with members both from Jamia and Navy was constituted for credit determination for all theoretical and practical components of academic-cum-training programmes in the Indian Navy. The admission to Jamia courses would be through the Centre for Distance and Open Learning that will lead to award of degrees on fulfilment of statutory reqirements.
The recommendations of JEC were approved by Prof Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia in the presence of Vice Admiral A R Karve, Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. The eligible naval sailors would now be able to enroll in the programmes from July 16 for academic year 2016-17.
Elaborating on the need for such an arrangement Vice Admiral A R Karve observed that it was a historic moment for the Indian Navy to enter into collaboration with Jamia and emphasised that this MoU would benefit the sailors immensely besides establishing a long term relationship with Jamia.
Prof Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia stated that it was a proud moment for the university to be associated with Indian Navy that offers selfless service to the country by safeguarding its boundaries and providing critical support in the domain of defence. He felt that both the institutions could work together to mutually benefit both Naval personnel and Jamia students. He expressed his desire to support Indian Navy in all possible ways for strengthening their academic and training programmes through university generated knowledge and research.