Jamia Millia Islamia is a public central university in Delhi. It was established during British rule in 1920. It became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988.HistoryThe university was established by Muslim leaders in 1920, before partition. Among the founding leaders, the main were the Ali brothers, Mohammad Ali Jouhar and Shaukat Ali. Abul Kalam Azad, the nationalist leader of the Indian National Congress, was one of its main initial patrons. Zakir Husain was the first vice chancellor, who took over in its turbulent times and guided it through all the difficulties. After his death, he was buried on the campus of the University where his mausoleum is open to the public. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari later on became the vice chancellor. The main auditorium and Health Centre of the university is named after him. Mahmud al-Hasan Abdul Majeed Khwaja Abid Hussain Hakim Ajmal Khan Mohammad Mujeeb, under whose leadership Jamia became a Deemed University In December 1988 Jamia was accorded the status of a Central University by the parliament under the Jamia Millia Islamia Act 1988 (no. 59 of 1988).