New Delhi: The academic council of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University has approved public health as a subject for the meta university, which is likely to take off in July. Jamia Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung said it was now up to the rest of the universities which are a part of the project to “get their act together.”
The meta university project was announced by Delhi University (DU), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia in December last year. Representatives from the universities have been in consultation ever since.

A two-semester post-graduate diploma will begin in the 2012-13 session. It will be converted to a masters programme in the next session. Sources told Newsline that the course will be interdisciplinary with the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, economics, sociology and social works departments contributing to it.

Under the system, the collaborating universities will provide credits to students for different courses...