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Friday, January 17, 2014

SSUET has entered a new era of global competitiveness: Chancellor Adil Usman

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Chancellor the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi,  Engr Mohammed Adil Usman, has reckoned that the institution has entered a new era of global competitiveness.

“We always wanted recourse to and not of replication,” he stated while addressing the SSUET’s Orientation Day function held for the newly admitted students of academic session 2014 at the Karachi Expo Centre on January 16.

Chancellor Adil Usman pointed out that education is the most powerful force which may change the world. People without education will not be able to improve their economic situation in the highly technological and global economy.

He observed that many students don’t progress successfully into secure employment or higher level education because they fail to acquire skills that will enable them to progress. A high quality engineer or technician can obviously be created only through high quality engineering and vocational teaching and training.

He considered it an honour and privilege to welcome the new entrants to the amazing community and assured each and every one that they are here because they deserved to be here and can bring something new and exciting to this diverse learning community.

“But remember one thing that the battle has just begun. You have to defend and protect the image of this great university - the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology,” he stressed.

He said they definitely feel special when invited to an excited 'Orientation Ceremony' where they are briefed about all the formal and informal rules and regulations and their expectations during the coming four years.

“I encourage you to be open to new ideas, experiences, and directions. And stay focused on your studies,” the Chancellor said adding that at the Sir Syed University they have got to learn from the most experienced and skilled faculty with the best and brightest surrounding.

He appreciated the faculty for its commitment for inculcating the spirit of hard work and excellence in the students and advised the students not to hesitate to call on their teachers when ever required.

They will be their best source of support and the relationships they develop here with the faculty, staff, and fellow students will also help them in their career building.


Success comes to those who truly distinguish themselves through preparation and make the very best use of any opportunity and advantage that they have.  Share your knowledge and skills and absorb everything. And have fun.

Expressing best of luck to each and every one of them, he called upon them to also remember and see towards Almighty Allah in all their endeavors as it is going to do a lot in every success one acquires.

Earlier in his address Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jawaid H. Rizvi, extended a warm welcome to the new entrants and urged upon them to devote their full energies on acquisition of knowledge at this university.

He told them that best facilities of teaching and laboratory are offered to students in this university which enjoys best reputation at the national and international levels.

He told them to remain punctual as only punctuality will pay them. As to the students who come from Urdu medium, to pay greater attention on English to achieve higher proficiency in learning engineering of their respective choices.

Addressing the ceremony Dean Engineering Prof Dr Makhdoomi  pointed out that Orientation and Convocation days bring important effects on a student’s life  and said that  during their stay here they should investment time in theory and practical to achieve what they have dreamt for their future.

Associate Dean, Prof Najib, in his speech, dilated upon the role of career planning and placement bureau, the university’s development, various facilities available besides continuing education programs.

Registrar Syed Abrar Ali, who conducted the proceedings, in his intervening remarks informed that the SSUET is the largest university in the private sector with nine disciplines while plans were afoot to add more in the coming years.

On the occasion chairmen of various departments gave presentations to students about their respective fields. They included Dr Faisal Bukhari, Chairman Computer Engineering, Dr Prof Hilal Qureshi, Chairman Computer Science, Prof Dr M A Haleem Chairman Bio-Medical and Bio-Informatics, Dr Bilal Alvi, Chairman Electronics and Dr Rehan Inam Qureshi, Chairman Telecom department.

The Convenor, Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT) and Member SSUET’s Board of Governors, Engr Yousuf Siddiqi, paid glowing tributes to late personalities of Engr Z A Nizami, Engr Zakir Ali Khan, Brig (Rtd) Qamarussalam Khan and Younis Khan and said they were the founders of this great university.  He led prayer and offered Fateha for the departed souls.

Among others, the Orientation ceremony was largely attended by the members of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA).


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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Chancellor Adil Usman desires to boost SSUET sports


By Syed Khalid Mahmood
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has emerged as an outstanding institution which has set high standards in the field of education. It has also laid emphasis on sports since its establishment in 1994.

This newly appointed Chancellor of the SSUET, Engr Mohammad Adil Usman, who is also the President of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA), has expressed the desire to take the university sports to another level.

In a chat with a select group of sports scribes at his chamber on April 27, Engr Adil Usman, a great grandson of the legendary Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar, agreed to look into the proposal of allowing admission on sports basis to the athletes having represented the country.

“In pursuance of the Aligarhian spirit we will continue supporting the cause of sports in a meaningful way and we will do everything possible to serve the community. The SSUET has had a policy of supporting sports from the outset and we will be even more proactive in future,” he stated.

“The Aligarhian philosophy is based on the fact that physical fitness leads to mental fitness. Our athletes used to excel in academics too. It’s very heartening to know that the same trend has continued at the SSUET as quite a few outstanding athletes have secured above average grades in their studies,” Engr Adil Usman added.

“We will surely look into the possibilities of granting admission in first year to the outstanding athletes having attained national colours. Ideally we will like to have it from as early as the next academic year,” the SSUET Chancellor declared.

Engr Adil Usman, who captained the Aligarh Muslim University’s badminton team besides representing the historic institution in billiards and snooker, also disclosed his plans to have greater facilities for indoor games at the SSUET.

“In the near future we will be emphasizing on developing more facilities for indoor games in particular besides taking care of cricket and football outfits. Our plans include procuring tables for billiards and snooker to let our students unfold their talents in cue sports,” he added.

“We desire to have training and coaching facilities for our athletes to let them enhance their skills. We will also encourage them to participate in the international events so that they could earn laurels for the country as well as the university,” the SSUET Chancellor announced.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Architect Bashir Malik’s tribute to Z A Nizami


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Bashir A. Malik, a renowned architect and a senior Aligarhian from Lahore, has expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Engr Z A Nizami, Chancellor, Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) and President, Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA).

In a letter addressed to Engr Mohammed Adil Usman, new Chancellor of the SSUET, Architect Bashir Malik, who has been the Chief Technical Advisor of the United Nations Organization (UNO), besides being a former Member of Board Governors of the SSUET, has stated that he was deeply hurt at the sad demise of Engr Nizami.

He paid rich tributes to Engr Nizami for his services for the cause of the city of Karachi and engineering education, and prayed to Allah to grant the departed soul a special place in paradise and fortitude to bereaved family members, colleagues and friends to bear this irreparable loss.

It may be mentioned here that Architect Bashir Malik had donated Rs nine million for the construction of SSUET’s modern auditorium in Block-F.

During lifetime of Engr Nizami he had also offered a piece of land in Lahore for the establishment of SSUET’s Campus there.

Reciprocating the same feelings in a reply to Architect Bashir Malik, the Chancellor SSUET Engr Adil Usman described the passing away of Engr Nizami a great and irreparable loss, describing him a visionary person whose services in the field of town planning of Karachi and particularly in imparting quality engineering education through the SSUET will always be remembered.

Sadaat-e-Amroha holds condolence meeting for Z A Nizami


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, Engr Mohammed Adil Usman has said that people of Pakistan and for that matter of Sindh and specially Karachi are greatly indebted to late Chancellor SSUET and former DG KDA, Engr Z.A. Nizami who gave this city the status of a world class metropolis and established an engineering university and an Institute of Technology in this great city.

“It is a ‘Sadaq-a-Jaria’ for he accomplished a task which was assigned to him by Almighty Allah,” he said while speaking as chief guest at a condolence meeting organized for late Z A Nizami at the Sadaat-e-Amroha in Karachi.

He said that the demise of Engr Nizami has created a huge vacuum which will be difficult to fill but as new Chancellor of SSUET and President of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) he will leave no stone unturned to carry forward the mission undertaken by the late Chancellor.

“The university will continue to remind us of the services rendered by Engr Nizami and his memories will always refresh our hearts and minds,” he remarked.

Engr Adil Usman stated that it’s not possible for any human being to comprehend the “hikmat” of Allah who is the creator of this universe. It is He who selects His creation for the accomplishment of a task.

Recalling his old association with Engr Nizami, the SSUET Chancellor described him as his ideal and said he learnt a lot from him and he always found him very supportive and sympathizer who would meet every one without consideration of his/her cast, colour and creed and oblige them.

“I have score of examples before me when I found him helping the poor and destitute persons,” he added.

He said that Engr Nizami was a world class town planner who also gave suggestions to the Saudi Government with regard to expansion plans of Harmain Sharifain and Masjid-e-Nabavi (SAWW) and keeping their floors cool.

He said it was upon his request that Shah Faisal had ordered opening of the route reserved for Princesses during Haj for pilgrims-a task which Allah had approved to be taken through Engr Nizami.

Engr Adil Usman remarked that even after retirement as Director General of KDA, Engr Nizami did not sit idle and used his God-gifted vision for the welfare of “Khalq-e-Khuda”.

He said that Engr Nizami procured the land for the SSUET, getting it allotted from the then President and today this institution has so far produced over 10,000 engineers.

Keeping his services in view he was elected as President of AMUOBA for seven terms and held this office till his death.

He said that Engr Nizami was blessed with a very attractive and charming personality and he was particularly helpful to the needy students and would exempt them from payment of fee.

Engr Nizami, he said, made this university a “center of excellence” and students passing out from here were today serving in the USA, UK, Canada and Middle East and many of them were there for still higher education.

The Chancellor said that due to the efforts of Engr Nizami SSUET today has affiliation with many US and UK universities while in Karachi it’s also holding courses for Masters and Ph.D.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Aligarhian vows to establish a university in BD on the pattern of SSUET

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi

The General Secretary of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMOUBA), Bangladesh, Prof Dr Shah Kausar Mustafa has vowed to establish a university in Bangladesh on the pattern of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), having been founded and managed in Karachi by the Pakistan chapter of AMOUBA.

The Dhaka-based educationist expressed the commitment in this regard while addressing the Aligarhians and faculty members in a reception hosted in his honor during a recent visit to the SSUET.

He described the establishment of the SSUET a virtual fulfillment of the mission of great reformer and educationist, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

Hailing the SSUET as a model institution, he lauded the services rendered by Chancellor Z A Nizami and the late Zakir Ali Khan.

“Their name will remain alive all along with the mission of Sir Syed. They have set an example by setting up such a great institution,” Prof Kausar Mustafa observed.

“I am keenly working along with my compatriots for the establishment of a university on SSUET’s pattern in Bangladesh,” he stated and hoped that with the Aligarh spirit he has within him he will succeed in his mission.

On the occasion Absar Mustafa, another guest from Aligarh described Sir Syed University an ideal educational institution and said the quality of its laboratories are impressive.

Noting that merit was strictly observed while granting admissions Absar Mustafa called for efforts to grant greater admissions to foreign students so as to spread SSUET’s identity world over.

He informed that all possible facilities were being provided to students at Aligarh Muslm University where students were charged only Rs 9 as hostel fee along with water and electricity.

Welcoming the distinguished visitors, the Convenor Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT) Engr Mohammed Adil Usman (Alig) said that the Aligarh spirit is imbibed in our souls and is our real guide. He said every success can be achieved, if it is followed in letter and spirit.

Speaking on the occasion, the SSUET Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawed Husain Rizvi, welcomed the mission of Prof Dr Shah Kausar Mustafa for establishment of the SSUET-like institution in Dhaka and assured him of all support and cooperation in this regard.