Dr. Najma Heptulla appointed as new Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia
- 77-year old Dr. Najma Heptulla, the Manipur Governor and former Minority Affairs Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet, was appointed as the Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) on 29 May 2017 and has succeeded Lt. Gen. (Retd.) M.A. Zaki, who completes his five-year term this month.
- She has been a five-time member of the Rajya Sabha, and its Deputy Chairman for sixteen years.
- Jamia Millia Islamia was established during British rule in 1920 and was accorded the status of central university in 1988.