Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, Talat Ahmad, Awarded ‘Most Eminent VC Award’

Professor Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has been conferred with the 7th Bhartiya Manava Adhikar Samman 2017 “Most Eminent Vice-Chancellor Award 2017” along with a Certificate of Excellence by the All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties and Social Justice (AICHLS) at the International Human Rights Award function.


According to the professor, it was a singular honour to receive an award from a forum that has championed the cause of human rights of the poor, the weak, marginalized, minorities and the depressed sections of society.

He added that it is a part of Jamia’s mandate to serve the economically and socially marginalized sections of society by mainstreaming them through education. The theme of the 7th International Human Rights Award held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 was Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.

The awards celebrated the spirit of ‘Protecting, Promoting Human Rights, Peace and Harmony’.


–Prof Sanjay Deshmukh (Former Mumbai University Vice-Chancellor)

–Archbishop Felix Machado (former Under-Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue)

–B. L. Vohra (Retd I.P.S. officer)

–Cardinal Oswald Gracias (Archbishop of Bombay and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India)

–Huzaifa Khorakiwala (Billionaire and CEO of Wockhardt Pharmaceuticals)

–Brig. Rajiv Williams (YSM Retd and Corporate Head – Corporate Social Responsibility Jindal Stainless Limited)


AICHLS is founded by Dr Anthony Raju, a Supreme Court of India advocate who is an internationally acclaimed Human Rights defender, peace activist and social worker and is one of the country’s foremost voices of Human Rights.

It has been added as a signatory to United Nation Global Compact which is the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative with nearly 12,000 business and non-business participants in 140 countries.

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