Six research scholars of Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi have selected for the Prime Minister Research Fellowship.
Researchers have selected for the PMRF under the lateral entry scheme of the December 2020 drive, the university said.
Highlighting that five out of the six research scholars are girl students. JMI Vice-Chancellor Najma Akthar Professor said it shows how well they are doing in research.
Resarch Scholars are:
Fozia Tabasum and Momina from the department of Civil Engineering,
Azra Malik from the department of Electrical Engineering,
Firoz Khan from the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,
Aaliya Taiyab from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences,
and Ashi Saif from the Center for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Vice-Chancellor hoped that it would inspire other students, particularly girl students of the university to do well in science and research.
JMI stands for excellence and strives hard to provide its students every possible support to achieve great heights, Prof Akthar said.
The Vice-Chancellor also appreciated the efforts of Prof Abdul Quaiyum Ansari, Coordinator PMRF-JMI, for the achievement.
Prof Ansari said six researchers would receive Rs 70,000 per month for the first two years. For the third year Rs 75,000 per month , and Rs 80,000 per month for the fourth and fifth years undr the PMRF scheme.
Apart from this, each fellow get a research grant of Rs 2 lakh per year under the scheme.
Under the lateral entry scheme of May 2020, two Jamia students – Marya Khan and Ms Abgeena Shabir, from the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology were selected for the fellowship.
Jamia Millia Islamia came into existence in 1920. It moved to its current location in Okhla in 1935. In 2020, Jamia Millia Islamia was ranked 1st among all central universities in the country