Jamia Millia Islamia Personalities

This is a list of alumni and faculty of Jamia Millia Islamia. These are Famous JMI personalities

JMI Faculty

  • Akhtar Wasey
  • Farhat Basir Khan
  • Farida Abdulla Khan
  • Furqan Qamar
  • Imran Ali
  • Mohammad Mujeeb
  • Mohammad Zahid Ashraf
  • Mukul Kesavan
  • Nuzhat Parveen Khan
  • Shohini Ghosh
  • Zafar Ahmad Nizami
  • Zayn al-Abidin Sajjad Meerthi
  • Professor Emeritus Islamic Studies, former Head of the departmentof Islamic Studies and former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Languages.
  • Professor of Photography
  • Former Dean of the Education faculty of Jamia.
  • Professor of Management, Former Vice-chancellor of Central University of Himachal Pradesh, and Adviser to Planning Commission (Education)
  • Professor of Chemistry, adjudged number one scientist in India in the field of Analytical Chemistry by Stanford University.
  • Former VC of the Jamia.
  • Professor, Department of Biotechnology
  • Professor, Department of History, Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Professor, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Director, AJK Mass Communication Research Centre
  • The former head of the Department of Political Science.
  • Professor of History and former head of the department of Islamic Studies.

JMI Alumni

These are all Jamia Millia Islamia personalities:

  • Akanksha Damini Joshi
  • Anwar Jamal
  • Alankrita Shrivastava
  • Anuradha Tewari
  • Aparna Sanyal
  • Aseem Mishra
  • Afroz Alam Sahil
  • Anjana Om Kashyap
  • Arfa Khanum Sherwani
  • Bharat Chikara
  • Danish Aslam
  • Danish Mujtaba
  • Gayathri Prabhu
  • Hemant Chaturvedi
  • Hindol Sengupta
  • Kabir Khan
  • Kiran Rao
  • Kunwar Danish Ali
  • Mairaj Ahmad Khan
  • Mandeep Antil
  • Meem Afzal
  • Filmmaker, cinematographer
  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Screenwriter and Director
  • Screenwriter and Director
  • Film director and producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor at BeyondHeadlines
  • Executive Editor at Aaj Tak
  • Senior Editor at The Wire
  • Hockey player
  • Film director
  • Hockey player
  • Novelist
  • Cinematographer
  • Historian and journalist
  • Film director
  • Film director and actress
  • Member of Lok Sabha
  • shooter
  • Hockey player
  • Former member of Rajya Sabha

Founders of Jamia Millia Islamia

  • Mahmud Hasan Deobandi
  • Mohammad Ali Jauhar
  • Hakim Ajmal Khan
  • Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari
  • Abdul Majeed Khwaja
  • Zakir Hussain

First women Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia

Najma Akhtar

Najma Akhtar ( conceived 1953) is an Indian scholarly and educational director. Since April 2019, she has been the vice-Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia personality, an Indian council. She’s the main lady to hold the post. She is very much in the personalities of the JMI


Akhtar was brought into the world in 1953. She learned at Aligarh Muslim University, where she was a gold semifinalist and acquired a National Science Talent Scholarship. She has a Ph.D. in Education from Kurukshetra University. She got a Commonwealth Fellowship to concentrate on University association at the University of Warwick in the UK and prepared at the International Institute of Educational Planning in Paris (France).


Akhtar labored for a considerable length of time at the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, driving courses for elderly authorities from 130 nations. She set up the main state-position administration foundation at Allahabad and the Controller of Examination and Director of Academic Programs at Aligarh Muslim University. She has been an expert to UNESCO, UNICEF, and DANIDA.
In April 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development got a countersign from the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, to designate Akhtar as bad habit chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia for a five-time term. Akhtar has been a backer for coitus value and is known for driving groups of different social foundations. She said she’ll presumably set up a clinical academy at Jamia during her occupancy. Of her arrangement as the main womanish bad habit chancellor in the council’s 99- time history, she said, “My point wasn’t to break the discriminative limitation but rather I was most clearly against the poisoned grounded manacle. For what reason is it indeed there, if you hold analogous instructional capabilities and experience?

First chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia:

Hakim Ajmal Khan

Hakim Ajmal Khan was the significant provocation behind the establishment of Jamia and its first Chancellor, a post he held till his end in 1927.
He was a remarkable croaker (hakim) by calling, hailing from a group of croakers. Moment, he’s more known as a loyalist chief, political heretic, leader of the Indian National Congress (1921), and a near mate of Mahatma Gandhi.
Since the time his effective donation in the development to hoist the MAO College into the situation with a council, his fantasy was to establish an educational foundation, liberated from government control. He stayed firm in his obligation to Jamia when the exigency of 1924 passed. He is very much in the personalities of the JMI. He spent the last piece of his life and the better piece of his cornucopia for the government backing of Jamia, regularly delivering Jamia of the quandaries and financial extremities.

First Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia:

Mohamed Ali Jauhar

One of the organizers of Jamia Millia Islamia and its first vice-Chancellor.

He was a loyalist chief, political heretic, and Khilafat Leader. He shared in the Round Table Conference and was a conclusive columnist. Jauhar was his nom de premium.
Be that as it may, after his delivery from captivity, following the pullout of thenon-participation and Khilafat developments, he’d his difference with Jamia.

Early life and profession

Mohammad Ali was brought into the world in 1878 in Najibabad, Rampur State. His pater, Abdul Ali Khan, passed on when he was five times of age. His siblings were Shaukat, who turned ahead of the Khilafat Movement, and Zulfiqar. His mama Abadi Begum, warmly known as Bi Amman, roused her children to accept the responsibility of the battle for independence from colonist rule. To this end, was inflexible that her children were meetly tutored.

Anyhow of the early demise of his pater, Jauhar went to Aligarh Muslim University and, in 1898, Lincoln College, Oxford, concentrating on current history.

Upon his re-visitation of India, he filled in as instruction chief for the Rampur state and latterly joined the Baroda common help. He turned into an essayist and a speaker of the top extent and a foresighted political colonist, composing papers in significant British and Indian papers like The Times, London, The Manchester Guardian, and The Observer. He dispatched the English week by week The Comrade in 1911 in Calcutta. It incontinently acquired inflow and impact. He moved to Delhi in 1912 and there he dispatched an Urdu- language everyday paper Hamdard in 1913. He wedded Amjadi Bano Begum in 1902. Amjadi Begum was effectively engaged with the public and Khilafat development.

Jouhar tried to grow the Aligarh Muslim University, also, at that point, known as the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, and was one of the fellow donors of the Jamia Millia Islamia in 1920, which was latterly moved to Delhi.

Chancellors of Jamia Millia Islamia

The chancellors of JMI are as per the following.

  • Hakim Ajmal Khan (1920–1927)
  • Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari (1928–1936)
  • Abdul Majeed Khwaja (1936–1962)
  • Zakir Husain (1963–1969)
  • Mohammad Hidayatullah (1969–1985)
  • Khurshed Alam Khan (1985–1990)
  • H. Burney (1990–1995)
  • Khurshed Alam Khan (1995–2001)
  • Fakhruddin T. Khorakiwala (2002–2011).
  • Mohammad Ahmed Zaki (2012–2017)
  • Najma Heptulla (2017-till)