About Us

Minorities Initiative for Learning, Advancement and Partnership (MILAP) is a civil society organisation registered under Trust Act 1959.

Milap is governed by a panel of academics and professionals. Some of the Trustees are:

SM Sajid, is a Professor of Social Work at the Deptt. of SW, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has also served as the acting VC, PVC and Director, Academic Staff College, JMI apart from holding several other senior positions at the university. His doctoral thesis was on madrassa Education and under his guidance MILAP has initiated several programmes targeted at Indian madrassas.

Danish Iqbal: Mr. Danish is a senior IIS Officer, currently Dy. Director AJK Institute of Mass Communications, JMI, New Delhi. He is a post graduate from AMU and is a known play write and director, associated with various social and cultural organisations of Delhi.

Asad Mirza: Mr Mirza is a seasoned journalist; he has been associated with Khaleej Times, Dubai and BBC World Service at its New Delhi bureau in senior capacities, besides being associated with the British High Commission in New Delhi, as a Senior Media Advisor. At present he is associated with AM Media as an Editor and an independent journalist. He is on the editorial/advisory board of several newspapers across India and is associated with a large number of influential organisations in socio-cultural and educational fields. He is also associated with PCI, IICC, etc. as a Life Member

Milap so far has focussed its activities on; Education for minorities under which it has conducted 9 programmes for Madrasa Teachers and Students and 2 programmes for Imams at JMI, N Delhi; AMU, Aligarh and Azam Campus Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati. It has also conducted various Interfaith programmes targeted at college level students at Punjab University, Patiala; JMI, N Delhi; Al Falah University, Dhauj Haryana; AMU-Aligarh. Under its Interfaith activities it has published a two books ‘The Abrahamic Religions’ and ‘Interfaith Dialogue: An Indian Perspective’.