Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University. The story of its growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located in New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialized areas—is a saga of dedication, conviction, and vision of a people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step.
They “built up the Jamia Millia stone by stone and sacrifice by sacrifice,” said Sarojini Naidu, the nightingale of India.
Recently, A United States-based firm offered highest salary package to Mohammad Aamir Ali, a student of Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (2015-2018 Batch) of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI). This is the highest package bagged by a diploma student of Jamia Millia Islamia since its inception.
He has been selected by Frisson Motor Werks, Charlotte, North Carolina, the USA as Battery Management System Engineer on an annual salary package of $ 100,008.00 which is equivalent to Rs.70 Lakh per annum (approximately).
Despite scoring well in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) school board examinations, Mohammad Aamir Ali failed to get admission to a BTech course for three consecutive years. After the first failed attempt, he took admission in JMI’s Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
This was followed by two more unsuccessful attempts for admission to a BTech course. Despite his “failures”, Aamir’s passion for science and technology led him to work on a project on electric vehicles.
Amir’s story is a tale of consistent hard work and passion to do something new. He belongs to a very humble background.
His father, an electrician at JMI, Mr. Shamshad Ali said,”Amir used to ask such kind of questions related to the functioning of electrical equipment and electricity that I could not answer despite being an electrician for so many years. I always advised him to do hard work and today I’m very happy for him,” says Despite scoring good marks in JMI school board examinations, Amir could not succeed in getting admission in B.Tech course for three consecutive years.
After his first failed attempt to get admission in B.Tech course, he took admission in Diploma Engineering and tried two more attempts for B.Tech, but could not succeed.
Then he concentrated on his project on Pre Electric Car and got appreciation from various corners of the industry, said a statement from the Delhi-based Central University.
Mohammad Aamir Ali said,”Electric vehicles are my passion. Charging infrastructure is the basic problem faced by electric vehicles in India. If I will succeed in my research the cost of charging of electric vehicles will become almost zero.”
Amir completed his project under the guidance of Mr. Waqar Alam, Assistant Professor, University Polytechnic and Dr.Prabhash Mishra, Assistant Director, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship(CIE).
Prof. Zeeshan Hussain, Director of the CIE promoted the project at various levels and got it uploaded on the university website.
Frisson Motor Werks, USA got to know about Amir’s project through JMI’s website and it approached the University, said the statement.
After one month of communication through Linkedin, Skype and rigorous telephonic interview of Amir, the company decided to hire Amir as Battery Management System Engineer. University’s placement officer Mr. Rihan Khan Suri coordinated the whole process.