Dr Ishtiyaque Ahmad
Dr Ishtiyaque Ahmad (Pen name: Ishtiyaque Danish) is a former professor of Islamic and West Asian studies from Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamard, New Delhi. He obtained his PhD from Aligarh Muslim University and taught West Asian history and Civilization from 1990 to 1993 in the same institution as Assistant Professor.
Professor Danish is well versed in Islamic and West Asian Studies. He takes special interest in teaching such subjects as Islam and globalization, multiculturalism and promotion of knowledge.
Prof. Danish has worked on several projects funded by national and international agencies including UNICEF, Hamdard National Foundation, New Delhi and others. He also contributed a report on the status of Madaris in India to the Sachar Committee which was set up by the Indian Government to prepare a thorough report on Indian Muslims.
Prof. Danish has supervised 16 PhD thesis and a dozen MA dissertations. He has also examined over 40 PhD thesis, over a dozen M.Phil dissertations and conducted viva voce of over 25 PhD scholars.
Prof. Danish has 9 books (including his literary works) to his credit and 30 research articles published in national and international journals.
Prof. Danish has been instrumental in redesigning the syllabus of Islamic Studies at Jamia Hamdard and introduced several modern subjects like Islam and Globalization, Islam and Multiculturalism, Islam and promotion of Knowledge, Human Rights in Islamic and International laws, Islam and Modernity etc. He has also been instrumental in introducing smart classes and using technology in teaching Islamic Studies.
Prof. Danish is associated with Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi in several capacities. He is Finance Secretary, member of General Assembly and Governing Council and edits the IOS Newsletter as well as its bi-annual journal, 'Journal of Objective Studies'.
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