The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, granted to Jamia Hamdard, the status of a ‘Deemed to be a University’, in 1989 under section 3 of University Grant Commission Act, 1956. Since its establishments, Jamia Hamdard has made commendable progress with regard to expansion of facilities for higher learning and diversification of teaching and research programmes in frontier areas of biological Sciences, Unani Tibb and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Computer Sciences and Information Technologies and Management. The University has a strong base of infrastructure for quality teaching and research. On the basis of the overall assessment of its performance in realizing the university mandate and contributions made by various departments and faculties to the growth of knowledge, National Assessment and Accreditation Council of UGC has accredited the University under category ‘A’. The University is internationally recognized as over 10 percent of the total students are from foreign countries.
In order to provide learning opportunities to students for participating in ongoing educational revolution in the country, the University has taken initiatives to take advantage of the advances in information and communication technologies to widen the reach of education and to enhance quality of education through the use of multi-media methods of teaching and learning. The University has therefore launched programmes through open and distance learning systems, which adopt flexible and innovative methods of education to ensure ‘independent learning’ to anyone, anytime and anywhere. The programmes of the study are customized to meet the learning requirements of knowledge seekers as well as to ensure that they learn at their own pace and convenience. The cost of education is low, which enables the educationally backward sections of population to take advantage of University’s programmes. The professional and job oriented courses offered by the University lead to the award of degrees/diplomas which are recognized by the Government and are equivalent to the degrees/diplomas awarded by other Universities in India and abroad.