In order to enrich the academic resources of the university system for a deeper reflection on critical issues and to promote and facilitate insightful thinking on all issues connected with focus on knowledge generation with an inter-disciplinary perspective, the Yenepoya University has established the Chair for Islamic Studies and Research and was inaugurated by Mr. Y Abdulla Kunhi, Chancellor, Yenepoya University on 4th April, 2017. This chair will facilitate on all issues connected with focus on knowledge generation with an inter-disciplinary perspective specifically on Islam.
The Major objective of establishing this chair is to integrate and facilitate social, cultural, and scientific dimensions of Islamic practices into the teaching and research programmes of University and establish scientific basis for the Islamic practices through research at all levels including cellular, molecular and genetics. This chair will be involved in pursuing advanced studies in the field of Islam, especially Applied Studies in different fields including Health and Social Sciences. Renowned thinker, Islamic scholar and author of more than a dozen books on Islamic studies, Dr. Javed Jamil has been appointed as its Head.
A Committee consisting of the following members has been constituted for the effective functioning of the Chair for Islamic & Research.
Dr. M. Vijayakumar Vice Chancellor, YU
Prof. Mohammed Basheer Vice Chancellor, University of Calicut Thennipalam, Malapuram Dist., Kerala
Dr. C.P. Habeeb Rahman Chairman & Medical Director Unity Hospital, Mangaluru
Dr. G. Shreekumar Menon Registrar, YU
Mr. Mahammad Bava P. Finance Officer, YU
Dr. Ghulam Jeelani Qadiri Principal, YMC
Dr. Ataat Khan Managing Director Kameda Infologics Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Mustaq Consultant Ophthalmologist Shiffa Hospital, Bengaluru
Dr. Arun A. Bhagavath Professor & Dy. Director, YRC
Prof. Abdul Rahiman Assistant Registrar, YU
Dr. Javed Jamil Dy. Director, Head of Chair in Islamic Studies & Research