By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The construction of a new academic block at the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, got underway with the laying of foundation stone and unveiling of the plaque by its Chancellor Engr Mohammad Adil Usman. The block has been named after the university’s first Chancellor, Engr Z A Nizami, who expired earlier this year.
Speaking on the occasion, Engr Adil Usman described the development of the Engr Z A Nizami Block as a matter of commitment and values and said it is being constructed in recognition of the remarkable services rendered by late Chancellor for the cause of engineering education and in pursuing the mission of great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.
“Our all out focus is to make the university a centre of excellence and distinction and this new block will serve in fulfilling the cherished objectives,” he stated.
Chancellor Adil Usman was of the view that our commitment to this institution is not simply a matter of creating modern facilities for students or developing a brigade of teachers, but also elevate it to a position serving as a national asset in the field of modern engineering education..
“This objective will be achieved through an ambitious programme of raising truly professional teachers by way of attracting talented candidates, sharing best practices, introducing curricular innovations and above all providing most modern training facilities.
The new block is to be constructed on an area of 43,961 square feet and will have state of the art laboratories of geology, surveying, environment, geo-informatics, simulation, antenna engineering and transmission switching besides 16 spacious class rooms.