Our aim is to make an individual to his fullest in every sense and in order to achieve this I wish all students, faculties and supporting staff, on and off the campus, every fulfilment you plan to pursue. I assure you that your life in Markaz will be richly rewarding, both academically and otherwise. My prayers are with you for the success of your professional careers for here and the undying life hereafter!
‘MARKAZ MAKETH THE FULL MAN’
Since its humble beginning in 1978 as a college of Islamic studies and Orphanage, Jamia Markaz (The Markaz Academia) has gradually grown to become the flagship of Islamic and modern education for the Muslims in India, which later took a decisive role in shaping an ideal culture for them by creatively blending education, charity and national consciousness. People from all walks of life, the elite, the poor, the educated and the common man, joined Markaz in its progressive journey of social change.
What makes Markaz one of the prestigious Islamic institutions in South Asia is its excellence in the academic curriculum with a successful combination of Islamic and modern education and its multi-dimensional learning endeavors ranging from Islamic pre-schools to higher institutions of medicine, law, Islamic theology, engineering, management and social science. In addition to this, Markaz is one of the major non-governmental agencies in India which strives for the awakening of the marginalized and weaker sections of the society through a variety of humanitarian and charitable initiatives across India and abroad.
As we celebrate the Ruby Jubilee of Jamia Markaz, it enjoys an international reputation for its efforts to revive the intellectual and knowledge legacy of Islam and popularize traditional Islamic learning among the Indian Muslims by adapting the tools and techniques of modern education without compromising the core values of Islam. The institutional network under Jamia Markaz strives to provide an excellent educational environment by keeping up the international standards both in the Islamic and secular realms of learning. We are guided by the philosophy that any academic programme must keep pace with the significant changes happening in the structure of the society. We aim to develop a solid core of young and dynamic generation of scholars and professionals with eminence in the respective academics and humanity at heart to lead the society in any context. We believe that such a group would be capable of bravely meeting the responsibilities and challenges come at the time. As the torchbearers of the future, they undoubtedly can preserve the charm of traditions elevating its spirit.
Presently, Jamia Markaz houses 45000 students in its diverse campuses, of whom more than 5000 are either orphans or destitute, from different states of India including Kashmir. These students, nurtured in perfect moral and spiritual environment, are provided with free education, boarding and lodging.
Ultimately, our aim is to make an individual to his fullest in every sense and in order to achieve this I wish all students, faculties and supporting staff, on and off the campus, every fulfilment you plan to pursue. I assure you that your life in Markaz will be richly rewarding, both academically and otherwise. My prayers are with you for the success of your professional careers for here and the undying life hereafter!
Looking forward to welcoming you to Markaz University.
Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad
Founder & Chancellor, Jamia Markaz, Calicut, Kerala, India