Jamia Millia Islamia is a comprehensive research-intensive Central (Public) University in located in Delhi, India. It was established in the year 1920. It is a national institution that offers progressive education and nationalist ideals to students from all communities, particularly the Muslims, providing them with cutting edge learning experience, internationally benchmarked education, intellectual freedom and research opportunities in frontier areas of contemporary concern.

Today Jamia Millia Islamia is ranked at 3rd position in the country amongst universities in NIRF 2022 rankings issued by the Ministry of Education, Govt of India. It was accredited with the highest grade of 'A++' by the NAAC, Ministry of Education in the second cycle of assessment in 2021. The university has also been consistently ranked amongst leading universities in the world by the renowned international ranking agencies as a comprehensive research-intensive institution. The university has received the prestigious "Research award of President of India" twice and many of its students are recipients of Prime Minister's research fellowship.

The university recognizes both teaching and research as areas of focus. It has Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Education, Humanities & Languages, Architecture & Ekistics, Fine Arts, Law and Dentistry Faculties. Jamia has over thirty research Centres of higher studies and research in diverse domains of contemporary concern.

The university continues to support measures for affirmative action to foster the goals of building a secular and modern system of integrated education. Spread across 239 acres, the university is a partly residential campus where students come from different parts of the country and abroad. It provides them a safe and friendly environment to become part of the plural, diverse and inclusive fabric of the university. A range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities, sports facilities, and several cultural clubs are on offer to students, aiding their overall growth. Jamia Millia Islamia is committed to its vision and mission to be a world class institution which embodies excellence in education and research.

The university admits students through a national level entrance tests. Admission in Engineering, Architecture and Dentistry programs are made on the basis of combined entrance tests of JEE, NATA and NEET respectively. Students are admitted to few other Undergraduate Courses of the university through N.T.A. The average demand ratio during last year was 1:19. About one third students of the university are female students and about sixty percent students come from outside Delhi-NCR. The university also has about 3% students from abroad representing over thirty countries. ยท

The University has a healthy student to faculty ratio. The excellence of faculty is reflected in the fact that many faculty members are Fellows/Member of INSA, NASc and few are JC Bose Fellows and some are recipients of fellowship like Fulbright, INSPIRE, Ramalingaswamy, Ramanujan, ICSSR and other prestigious fellowships. Jamia's contribution to higher education and governance has been recognised as many faculty members are currently serving as Vice-Chancellors / Directors / Chairman in other Universities/ Institutions/ Regulatory bodies.