Dr. Zakir Hussain was born In Hyderabad on February 8, 1897. He founded Jamia Milia Islamia (National Muslim University) in 1920 at Aligarh along with other students. He earned his Ph. D. degree in Economics from Berlin University. He became the Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi, at the age of 29 after his return. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1952. He became the President of India in 1967 and stated,

“My choice of this high office has mainly been made on account of my long association with the education of my people.”

It is, indeed a great honor that the nation has bestowed on a mere teacher who

some 47 years resolved to devote the best years of his life to national education.”

He was an idealist and stated,

“Feeble beliefs must be replaced by healthier habits and irrelevant institutions by progressive institutions. Our will should get guidance not from the twilight of the intellect but form the broad daylight of true beliefs”.

Concept of Education

  1. Dr. Zakir Hussain believes that everybody should have access to education. This means that everybody, no matter what their socio-economic status, should be able to access an excellent education.
  2. Every human being has the potential to achieve their goals, but they need to unlock their potential. This book will teach you how to unlock your potential.
  3. This should be accessible to everyone regardless of their socio-economic background. That way all can reach their full potential.
  4. It’s the key to unlocking the potential of every individual.
  5. Education should be accessible to all, regardless of their socioeconomic background, so that everyone can reach their full potential.

Educational Contribution of Zakir Hussain

Dr. Zakir Hussain has made a significant contribution to education by advocating for quality education for all and creating opportunities for students to learn in a stimulating and meaningful environment.
Dr. Zakir Hussain has been working to promote diversity and inclusion in the education system and to promote equitable access to education for all.
He’s worked to create a stimulating and meaningful learning environment for students.

Aims of Education

According to Dr. Zakir Hussain, the aims of education should be as follows:

  1. Education must be able to develop a  sense of common national ethos.
  2. Education must be able to develop qualities of citizenship.
  3. Education must develop the higher values of life.
  4. Education must enable an individual to have a positive outlook.
  5. Education must also develop a sense of responsibility among the individuals.
  6. Education must also be inspired by real work experience and traditional knowledge.
  7. Education must also be able to develop vocation efficiency.

He stated that Indian education has two main drawbacks which are as follows.

  1. “Indian education has been like stagnant water for quite some time.”
  2. “Indian education ignores new ideas and fresh thinking in educational matters.”

According to him, education is the master and politics its servant. He believed that combining power with morality, science, and technology was important. He also added that technologists and scientists must also prioritize social welfare. He believed that education should facilitate the overall development of the child.