MMERC has 8 affiliated institutes across India which are following its DELL (Diploma in English Language and Literature) course in letter and spirit. They are Markazul Ma’arif Education & Research Centre (MMERC), Mumbai; Markaz-e Islami Education & Research Centre (MIERC), Ankleshwar, Gujarat; Jamia Islamia Jalalia, Hojai, Nagaon, Assam; Mahadud Dirasatil Ulia (Institute for Higher Studies) Jamia Nagar, New Delhi; Al-Maahadul Ali Al-Islami, Hyderabad, Telangana; Islamic Study Centre, Ebrahim Bawani ITI, Vadodra, Gujarat; Fazlani Centre for English Language & Literature (FCELL), Lonavala, Pune, Maharashtra; Islamic Study Center for English Language and Literature (ISCELL), Betia, Champaran, Bihar.
In this national event, 3 finalists from each 8 institutes will demonstrate their public speaking skills in English on different social, religious and current topics. The top three individual performers and collectively the best performing institute will be awarded with certificates and trophies.
DELL course promoted by Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre (MMERC) is a brainchild of Maulana Badruddin Ajmal who took this unique initiative in 1994 to hone the skills of madrasa graduates in English language and communication technology. Today, this course has gained considerable acceptance in its attempt to bridge the gap between ulama and modern intellectuals. MMERC and its affiliated institutions’ alumni are performing marked services for the sake of religious, educational, social and cultural upliftment of people here in India and abroad.
Maulana Muhammad Burhanuddin Qasmi, the director of MMERC, stated in his press note, ‘Last year in the first national program it was decided that every year the competition will be hosted by one of the MMERC affiliated institutions in rotation, that’s why this year MIERC, Ankleshwar is hosting the program where all the arrangements have been made by the host and we are happy that our preparation is complete.’ ‘Maulana Qari Rashid Ahmad Ajmeri, Shaikhul Hadith Jamia Islamia Ashrafia, Rander, Gujarat will preside over the program and Maulana Syed Mehmood Madni, General Secretary Jamiat Ulama-e Hind, Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, MP and president All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi, MP and president of All India Talimi Milli Foundation will be the guests of honour’ He added.
Maulana MB Qasmi also added that it is a unique programme, prominent national and international guests along with local schools and colleges principles are expected to be present in the valedictory session from 10 AM on Sunday, 28th Feb.