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 Jamia Millia Islamia
October 29, 1970

Jamia Millia Islamia

A commemorative postage stamp on the Golden Jubilee of the Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI)a public central university in New Delhi :

जामिया मिलिया इस्लामिया : Jamil Milia IslamiyaIssued by India

Issued on Oct 29, 1970

Issued for : On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Jamia Millia Islamia, the Posts and Telegraphs Department tenders its greetings and is proud to associate itself by bringing out a special commemorative stamp in honour of this unique educational institution.

Description of Design : The design of the stamp is horizontal and depicts a picture of the University Building. At the left hand bottom, the crest of Jamia Millia Islamia is also shown.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Yellow Green

Denomination : 20 Paise

Overall Size : 4.06 x 2.28 cms.

Printing Size : 3.80 x 2.00 cms.

Perforation : 14 x 14½

Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Number Printed : 30,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 50

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • The Jamia Millia Islamia was founded at Aligarh in 1920 as an integral part of the policy animating the Khilafat and the Non-Cooperation Movements. Distinguished leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Muhammad Ali, Hakim Ajmal Khan, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Dr. Zakir Husain were among its founders.
  • In 1925, the Jamia moved from Aligarh to Delhi. Though started as an institution of higher learning, it has made experiments in the fields of primary and secondary education and also indicated the immense possibilities of reconstruction by way of introducing the idea of adult education in the ‘thirties. The Jamia did pioneering work in putting into practice the scheme of Basic National Education in 1938.
  • From the very beginning, the Jamia has had Urdu as the medium of instruction. But, Hindi and English have also been given their due place in its curriculum. Its publication department, the Maktaba Jamia, rendered valuable services in bringing out standard books in Urdu and literature for children.
  • Through profession and practice, the Jamia Millia has sedulously fostered the idea that all the people of India irrespective of their language and faith form one great Indian nation. Instruction to every student in his own religion has also been an important component of its syllabus and students and teachers of all religions have lived and worked here in a spirit of comraderie. In Jamia, religion has been made an instrument for promoting mutual understanding and corporate living.
  • The Jamia is not only an educational institution, but a cultural institution also. It has successfully discharged its cultural responsibilities by doing everything to realise the ideals of that composite culture which came into being as a result of Hindus and Muslims living together for centuries.
  • The Jamia aims at making education truly national by producing active and thoughtful citizens who aspire to make the fullest contribution of which they are capable in the different spheres of life. In order to achieve this objective, the Jamia has an integrated system of education, from the nursery school up to the university level. The activities of the Jamia have been expanding since its recognition as a deemed University in 1962 by the University Grants Commission under Section 3 of the U.G.C. Act.
  • The Jamia Millia Islamia is completing the 50 years of its existence and celebrating its Golden Jubilee in October, 1970. During these 50 years, whatever the Jamia has done to realise its objectives is before the nation. The educationists and intellectuals of the country have openly acknowledged its services.
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