By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
The Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) has achieved commendable success in developing information and communication technology and emerged as a modern educational technology hub contributing significantly to both knowledge acquisition and knowledge creation.
This was stated Engr by Z.A. Nizami, Chancellor, SSUET, at a reception hosted to welcome O.M. Qarni, a senior Aligarian from the United States and now on a visit to Karachi.
Engr Nizami pointed out that new initiatives have further ignited and accelerated the creative and research potential of SSUET’s faculty and students. The robust measures undertaken have infused a new sense of confidence and energy in the academic and administrative work culture of the university.
On the occasion, Mr Qarni, who served a long spell of civil service in
Pakistan in various administrative positions,
recalled his memories of stay at Aligarh
and said he spent a very eventful and productive life while in . Aligarh
Despite difficulties of various magnitudes, the major initiatives took place to reposition AMU on a resurgent growth and expansion track, he remarked.
AMU, he said, witnessed an era of transition of great significance and during the last four and half years, a new wave of expansion and capacity building has brought into its academic and administrative fold, a heightened sense of confidence and achievement.
He described the establishment of the SSUET in
a historical and epoch-making initiative
which proved to be a milestone in the educational development of the nation. Karachi
He narrated a number of interesting episodes of student life at
when new entrants, merely out of fun, used to be taken by seniors to the
“childhood grave” of great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Aligarh Muslim University
On the occasion fateha was offered for late Pir Saheb Pagara, who was also an Aligarian and had stayed in
Aligarh from 1943 to
1946 before he was taken to .
He recalled his first meeting with Late Pir Pagara at Khairpur where he was
posted as Deputy Commissioner. Oxford
Chancellor Engr Nizami informed that during his life time, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan had refused to name
after him but
said that anyone, establishing a university after his death, can name the same
after him. He said it was after 96 years of Sir Syed’s death that this
University came into being after his name. Aligarh
He said that 100 years have passed to the establishment of
University but even the present younger
generation continues to harbor the same
He said that Aligarians living in the
have made generous
contributions and donated Rs 80 million worth equipment to this university
which is being run on no profit no loss basis in keeping with the traditions
set by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. United States
On the occasion fateha was also offered for Arfaa Karim, world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional who made
nation grieved with her
death recently. Engr Nizami informed the visiting Aligarian that Arfaa used to
visit this University and she was very impressed with Aligarians. Pakistan