Monday, September 2, 2013

AMUOBA delegation calls on President-Elect Mamnoon Hussain

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

A delegation of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA), led by its President and Chancellor SSUET, Engr Mohammad Adil Usman, called on President-Elect Mamnoon Hussain, at the State Guest House, Karachi, on September 2.

Comprising of the AMUOBA’s Executive Committee members, the delegation discussed various issues and brought to his knowledge problems and challenges faced by the Association and academic sector.

The SSUET Chancellor and the President AMUOBA, Engr Adil Usman, on behalf of the Association, formally congratulated  Mamnoon Hussain  on his success in the Presidential election  and his commendable achievement. He said the country expects that he would act to address the genuine problems and particularly for economic prosperity of Pakistan.
He informed that due to high standard of education at SSUET, over 5000 students are studying in the university while three new disciplines were being introduced to start from 2014 academic year which Architecture, Software Engineering and Bioinformatics.

Engr Adil Usman briefed the President-Elect about the university’s new campus, being developed on 200 acres of land in Education City, besides throwing light on the grand project of Sir Syed Tower due to take off  shortly.

The delegation comprised Cdre (Rtd) Saleem A. Siddiqui, Muhammad Yousuf Siddiqui, Mukhtar Ahmed Naqvi, Muhammad Salman Sualeh, Shajar Ali Hashmi, Ali Zafar Khan Afridi, Masood Alam, Abdul Rasheed Khan, Dr Jafar Nazir Usmani, Tariq Sabzwari and others.

President-Elect Mamnoon Hussain described the visit of the AMUOBA delegation very important and meaningful. He thoroughly appreciated the efforts of the AMUOBA members who, he observed, are following the Aligarh spirit and vision of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan for promotion of cause of education.

He said such visits would definitely help boost bilateral relations in evolving strategies to tackle serious issues.

On the occasion Chancellor Adil Usman presented the publications of the SSUET as memento to President-elect Mamnoon Hussain. 

SSUET starts process for 2014 admissions

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The process for Admissions-2014 in engineering technologies of Electronics, Civil, Computer,  Telecommunication and Bio-Medical besides Computer Science has started at the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi.

According to pre-admission notice issued by the University, the Aptitude test will be held on November 24, 2013.

The University is all set to introduce new programs of Architecture, Software Engineering and Bio-Informatics from academic year 2014 and according to Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jawaid H Rizvi, the SSUET’s  Board of Governors  has already  given go ahead in this regard..

According to him the university is also exploring the possibility of introducing BS program at its Institute of Environment and Human Settlements.

The Disaster Relief Plan Cell at this institute has published various reports on Disaster preparedness in the wake of floods, rains, earth quakes, fire etc which were highly appreciated in various circles.

The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that at present SSUET has over 5500 students on its roll studying in the engineering disciplines of Computer, Electronics, Bio-Medical, Civil and Telecommunication besides computer science.

He said that keeping the new emerging trends, the university has decided to start new programs to meet the growing market demands.

Dr Rizvi said the university is already offering post-graduate programs and at Master and Ph.D levels besides robust continuous education program in the evening.

He said the introduction of new programs from new academic year would open up doors for those who want to enter the fields having greater potential to cope with the growing market demands.

It may be mentioned here that Higher Education Commission has granted highest W4 ranking to the University while graded as 5-star University by the Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee of Sindh Government. The ISO 9001 certified, SSUET is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and International Association of Universities (IAU), UNESCO, Paris.

According to a university announcement, the admissions will be strictly on merit giving weightage to marks obtained in Matric (SSC), Intermediate (HSC) and Aptitude test. The university has made available model test papers of last 5 years at the Bank’s booth inside the campus.