Thursday, February 9, 2017

Zakir Ali Khan remembered

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Glowing tributes were paid to Engr Mohammed Zakir Ali Khan, the late Vice-Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) and the Secretary General of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) on the occasion of his fifth death anniversary held at the Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT).

The anniversary was observed in a programme whose arrangements were made by Anwar Ali, Vice-President, AMUOBA, and Convener, AIT. 

On the occasion the services of late Zakir Ali Khan were recalled, particularly for the cause of education which led to the establishment of the iconic institutions like the AIT and the SSUET as well as for the promotion of activities of AMUOBA. 

A large number of students of the AIT, besides its Principal and academic staff and some Aligarhians including the General Secretary of the AMUOBA, Arshad Khan, attended the gathering and participated in Dua-e-Maghfirat for the departed soul of late Engr Zakir Ali Khan as well as for late Engr Z A Nizami, the founding Chancellor of the SSUET and late Brig (Rtd) Qamarussalam. 

Later the AIT Convener, Anwar Ali, chaired a meeting and said that observance of anniversaries of great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Engr Zakir Ali Khan and Engr Z A Nizami was meant to acknowledge the legendary personalities and derive inspiration from their accomplishments.

SSUET offers Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services) 

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has announced admissions in one and half year Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences. 

According to the SSUET notification, it will be an evening programme which may lead to MBA in Human Resource Management; Islamic Banking and Finance; Banking and Finance; Marketing; Supply Chain Management; International Relation and Management; Media and Communication Management and Labour and Social Management. 

The qualification for admission has been described as 16 years of education from the HEC recognized institutions with minimum of second division or equivalent. 

The university is already offering Masters programme in Electronics, Telecom, Civil, Bio-Medical, Computer Engineering and Computer Science and offering PhD program in Computer and Electronic Engineering. 

The SSUET is planning to offer PhD programme in Bio-Medical as well. Starting with only two disciplines of Computer Engineering and Electronics at the time of its establishment, the SSUET is providing education in eleven different disciplines in its Morning program and at present about 5000 students are enrolled. 

The disciplines being offered at the SSUET are Computer, Electronics, Civil, Telecommunication, Bio-Medical, Electrical and Software Engineering besides Computer Science, Architecture, Information Technology and Bio-informatics.