Friday, September 2, 2016

International delegates appreciate SSUET establishment

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The delegates of the International Conference on Engineering Science and Technology heaped high praise for the establishment of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) and observed that this act was reflective of the Aligarhians dedication towards promotion of education particularly in the fields of science and technology.

They were particularly appreciative of the fact that the SSUET has been named after Sir Syed Ahmed Khan the great reformer and protagonist of cause of education in South Asia. 

In an exclusive interview, Mohammed Ajmal Kafeel, Professor at Department of Electronic Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, India, said he was very excited to visit Pakistan after a lapse of 27 years and particularly the SSUET which hosted the ICET-16 because of which he had an opportunity of having interaction with renowned engineers and scientists from abroad as well as from within Pakistan. 

The two-day conference was held at Bashir A Malik Auditorium of SSUET and participated by delegates from South Korea, Saudi Arabia, India, Poland and Finland as well as from reputed Pakistani universities. 

Ajmal Kafeel, having presented the keynote address on state of art and design of tunnel field effect transistor for ultra low power applications on the opening day of the conference, was of the opinion that the ICET-16 was going to help promote research activities, new ideas through knowledge gained during two days of brainstorming and the experiences shared by the delegates in the fields of engineering science and technology in coming days besides exploring new directions and vistas. 

He said that although he had came to Pakistan after 27 long years, still he did not find any difference in the environment of India and Pakistan. 

Replying a question Ajmal Kafeel informed that as per Nelson Survey of UK, Aligarh University held third position in India with Chundigarh University and Delhi University enjoying higher positions. 

He remarked that in India there’s great competition among universities with focus on research activities, adding that the Aliigarh University, which is a residential campus, today has an enrolment of 35,000 students.  
He appreciated the fact that the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) took the initiative in Pakistan to establish a university and named it after the legendary Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. 

He disclosed that similarly in India, Azam Khan, a well known Muslim social figure and a Minister of Urban department in UP, established a university of engineering in Rampur which is also going to have a medical college soon. 

He further revealed that the Aligarh University has established their off centres in Kerala, Bihar and West Bengal and suggested that the SSUET should also consider having its off centres in the cities like Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar.