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Saudi Arabia Donates $5 million to Jamia Hamdard University

Over a period of last ten years, Jamia Hamdard University has emerged as an outstanding institution of higher learning with distinct and focused academic programmes.

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Graduate programme in Information Technology and Computer Applications and Post-graduate programmes in Information Technology, Computer Applications, Business Management, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy have been started in the last few years.

Undergraduate programmes in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy are being introduced from this year. Jamia Hamdard offers postgraduate and doctoral programmes in several disciplines for which advanced facilities are available.

Recently, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated the US $5 million to the Jamia Hamdard University in New Delhi as a contribution for building a medical college and expanding the existing Majeedia Hospital. This all is a result of growing cooperation between Saudi Arabia and India in the fields of education and health.

The new building of the hospital will be named after the late custodian of the two holy mosques in Makkah and Medina, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, an announcement by the Saudi Embassy here said.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Al-Imam Mohammad bin Saud Islamic University and the Jamia Hamdard University in March 2014 envisaging implementation of an exchange programme that will include the exchange of staff, students, curricula and research collaborations as well as joint organization of seminars and conferences.

Saudi Ambassador Saud bin Mohammed Al-Sati hailed the agreement between the two universities, terming it as “an excellent initiative that comes in the context of promoting cultural and scientific cooperation between the two friendly countries”.

Saudi Arabia embassy said: “In the context of the ongoing cooperation between Saudi Arabia and India in the fields of education and health, and in the framework of the MoU signed between Al-Imam Mohammad bin Saud Islamic University and the Jamia Hamdard University in March 2014.

The Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has donated the US $5 million to the Jamia Hamdard University in New Delhi as a contribution towards the cost of building the medical college and expanding the existing Majeedia Hospital.”

It aaded,“The MoU signed between the two universities envisages implementation of an exchange program between the two universities that will include exchange of staff, students, curricula and research collaborations as well as joint organization of seminars and conferences,”

The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to India, Dr. Saud bin Mohammed Al- Sati, hailed the MoU signed between the two universities, terming it as “an excellent initiative that comes in the context of promoting cultural and scientific cooperation between the two friendly countries.”

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