Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Indian Aligarhian visits SSUET

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, Engr Z A Nizami has reckoned that having achieved commendable success in developing information and communication technology, the university has emerged as a modern educational technology hub contributing significantly to both knowledge acquisition and innovation. 

He made these remarks while speaking at a reception held in the honour of senior Aligarian Rifaqat Ali Khan from India during a visit to SSUET on November 27. 

The SSUET Chancellor remarked that the new initiatives taken at the university had provided a boost to creative and research potential and the innovative measures taken towards this direction infused a new spirit of confidence in the academic and administrative work culture here. 

Recalling the memories at the Aligarh Muslim University, Chancellor Nizami said that he had spent a very eventful and productive life there and spoke about some of the episodes of activities. 

Speaking on the occasion, the senior Aligarian, Rifaqat Ali Khan, observed that establishment of the Sir Syed University was a historical initiative that proved to be a milestone in the educational development of the nation.

 He said that existence without education for a nation, particularly in the present era, is not possible and will serve just as a dream, adding that time has come to catch up with changes fast taking place globally and assign top priority to education. 

Rifaqat Ali Khan asserted that torch-bearers of the Aligarh spirit have a sacred responsibility of promoting education without discrimination in every walk of life. 

The Aligarian from India did Masters and PhD in History from the Muslim University before joining Jamia Milia where he retired as Head of Department of History. 

His wife is also an Aligarian who did Masters in English from Aligarh University. Later she joined the Dehli University and retired as Professor of English from the university. 

Earlier the SSUET Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawed Rizvi, welcomed the distinguished visitor and informed that Sir Syed University, which started with only 200 students in 1994, today has more than 5000 students on roll. “The university focus remains on quality education and try to improve it,” he emphasized.