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Friday, April 11, 2014

President Mamnoon Hussain addresses SSUET’s 17th Convocation

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

President Mamnoon Hussain advised the graduating students of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) that while they were now about to enter their practical life, they will have to commit and  prepare themselves to serve the country and the nation.

He was addressing the SSUET graduates at the university’s 17th convocation held at the Karachi Expo Centre on April 10 in which around 1300 students from the disciplines of Computer, Electronics, Civil, Telecommunication and Bio-Medical Engineering and Computer Science besides those having completed their Masters were awarded degrees.

On the occasion, the President also presented Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to graduates who bagged first, second and third positions in their respective fields of study.

Addressing both in English and Urdu, President Mamnoon Hussain said that convocations serve as a milestone in the life of a student and extended congratulations to the passing out graduates while they were entering a new era of life. Pointing that there was a time when focus used to be laid both on education and grooming but today there was more focus on education and not as much on grooming as required.

He described faculty as an essential part of an educational institution with teachers being the most important factor for equipping their pupils with knowledge and asserted that only talented and merited teachers should be employed who could dispense better education.

The President pointed out that once a teacher completes his education, he hardly find any opportunity  for  further training to keep pace with ever-changing knowledge and, therefore, there is need for those associated with the field of education, to establish such training-boosting institutions for teachers.

He observed that the SSUET, which has been named after great educationist and reformer, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, is a symbol of higher education. Sir Syed, he stated, established an institution in the sub-continent, the blessings of which will continue till last .
The President told the students that how when they are entering a practical life, this country should deserve to have their priority and they should prepare themselves to root out whatever deficiencies being faced today.

President Mamnoon Hussain told the graduating students that this country was achieved after colossal sacrifices and a great blessing of Allah.

“Value this country and make all out efforts for its progress and prosperity and play their due role to take it to new heights among world nations”.

He called upon them to respect their parents and teachers who led them to the accomplishment of their educational mission and said that this would prove beneficial to them not only here but also in the world hereafter.

The President hoped that they would take eulogized steps for the cause of the country, the province and the city and prayed that may Allah lead them to success in their practical life.

At the outset of his address, the President congratulated the passing out engineers and described the award of degrees from this prestigious institution an honor for them.

He described SSUET a legacy of the mission of great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and said that the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) deserve every appreciation for establishing this university.

“It is a matter of satisfaction that since its inception, the SSUET had distinguished itself as a prestigious institution of the country dedicated to the promotion of science and technology as was emphasized by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in his message on November 27, 1947,” he recognized.

The establishment of this university, he noted, was not a small achievement but it was due  to sheer hard work and dedicated efforts . He was appreciative of the achievements made by SSUET in a short period.

He advised the graduates that now when they are entering a practical life, they will face challenging tasks and they will have to stand up to the same with fierce determination as there will be no short cut to achieve success in their practical life.

On its part, the President said, the Government of Pakistan is committed to the cause of education, particularly the science and technology which is main key progress and prosperity.
Besides public sector, the government is also engaging the private sector to achieve the cherished objectives and this sector is responding positively towards the cause of nation building.

Earlier in his welcome address, Chancellor SSUET, Engr Mohammed Adil Usman remarked that the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology was established with a view to adorning the youth with the most modern knowledge and made them available the best choices for study in the field of latest technology.

The University, he said, was alive to the staggering speed at which the technology is growing and also to the multiple dimensions the technology is encompassing for its growth.

"To keep pace with the developments we must undertake the cultivating, nurturing and mentoring of young minds, employing the best of the available human and material resources", he stated.

 Congratulating the graduates receiving degrees, Chancellor Adil Usman pointed out that since its inception, the University has been performing the sacred duty of developing the youth - capable to meet the challenges of the modern world.

It was due to this fact that engineer from SSUET occupy respectable positions in the national and multinational organizations in Pakistan and abroad.

He referred to relevance with the main stream of modern technical education and described it essential for the University. He said it will be possible with continuous improving of our curricula and adding new disciplines.

He said in 2014 new subjects of study like Software Engineering, Bioinformatics and Architecture have been added and the university will go further in the subsequent years too.

Engr Adil Usman said the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association of Pakistan (AMUOBA), the sponsors of the SSUET, can look back with satisfaction that their efforts have really been crowned with success.

The graduates from the SSUET have earned good name for the University as well as for the country. They are serving honorably in the countries, which are touching the zenith of progress in science and technology.

The University, he pointed out, stands for humanism, tolerance, progress, adventure of ideas, the search of truth and for the new breakthroughs in technology. 

"We keep promotion of human values as the keynote of schemes of our curricula and teach them importance of human values under the caption ‘Aligarh Movement.’

The human values were so central to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s intellectual journey and educational agenda and we are proud to claim our self as custodian of his legacy, he stated.

Addressing the young graduates, he told them to bear in mind that we are living in the times where knowledge is the ultimate power. The road ahead may be long and full of perils and obstacles for them, but the journey promises to be exciting, provided the honesty of the purpose is the guiding force.

Presenting his annual report on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawaid H. Rizvi, recalled that the SSUET was established by the AMOUBA in 1994. It was an outstanding project accomplished in the domain of education and a manifestation of AMUOBA's patriotism and concern for nation building.

Today, he said, the enrollment which started with 222 students in 1994 has already crossed 6,500 and todate over 10,000 graduates produced since 1998.

He recalled that in the first convocation in 1998, 197 students were awarded BS degrees and today over 1300 students are to receive their Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Six disciplines.

The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that knowledge is expanding at tremendous pace and new areas of study in Engineering and related fields are emerging. This has   given rise to the need for new disciplines in the Universities. The introduction of these disciplines is essential to keep pace with main stream of knowledge. 

Sir Syed University of Engineering & technology, he said,  is fully alive to this scenario and has added three new disciplines of Software Engineering, Bioinformatics and Architecture this year.

He said the University presently has 09 disciplines in its BS Programme, while the Master Programme is in 06 disciplines. The Ph.D. Programme is offered in Computer and Electronic Engineering disciplines for faculty members only.

He said the university takes pride in the quality of its laboratories which meet international standards and it is ensured that our students have proficiency in practical work. Its eight labs have the best available equipment. 

He pointed out that SSUET was the first in Pakistan to introduce Bio-medical Engineering in 1996 benefitting health care services in Pakistan.

He gave a detail outline of the departments of Civil, Electronics, Telecom and Computer Engineering.

He informed that the university library has over 90,000 books and its distinction role was of a book bank for students, teachers and researchers.

Dr Jawaid said the University policy is that capable students are not deprived of education due to weak financial position.  The University schemes of Scholarship and Financial Assistance provide help to the deserving students, who have financial problems and for this purpose Rs.56.05 million allocated in the budget.

The Vice-Chancellor said the University has a very active Sports Department, which organizes teams for participation in Sports competitions. The Cricket team of University has been showing prominence at national and international levels and has the honor to give some prominent players to the national hockey team.

He said the university has a separate forum, Brig (R) Qamar-us-Slam Khan, Literary Art and Culture Forum which manages the cultural activities in the University and prepares students to take part in different competitions of debates, Qirat and Declamation. Our students have won first prizes in many competitions held at national and local levels.

Concluding, he said, the Convocation is the day of the graduates receiving degrees and gold medals which was moment of happiness and pride for their parents and guardians too.

On the occasion Chancellor Adil Usman presented the SSUET's souvenir to the President. The convocation was largely attended by members of SSUET Board of Governors, prominent members of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association, dignitaries, members of the faculty and parents of passing out graduates.   

Friday, March 14, 2014

SSUET to start work on its 200 acres of land

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has worked out a plan to develop its 200 acres of land in the Education City for its future needs and projects.

This was stated by Chancellor SSUET, Engr Mohammed Adil Usman, during a visit to the land site. He was accompanied by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawaid H. Rizvi, Associate Dean, Prof Dr Najib Siddiqi, besides some members of Executive Committee of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA).

The Chancellor said on the occasion that SSUET’s educational activities are fast expanding and development of the 200 acres of land to fulfill its future needs will have its priority.

He said that to start with, the construction of its boundary wall will be taken hand first and his total effort will be to complete it in the shortest possible time adding that further steps would be taken after consultation with the Aligarhian colleagues and experts.

“Our aim is to provide best possible academic facilities to both teachers and students,” he stated and added that efforts would be made to meet the financial requirements in this regard. He disclosed that only a few days back a few Aligarhias came to him and donated Rs one million.

Chancellor Adil Usman announced that the university plans to introduce “electrical engineering” program.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Director Procurement, Mumtaz Memon, werlcomed the visiting Chancellor and others to the 200 acres land site while Director Planning and Development Shahid Saleem informed that this Education City concept was included in the Master Plan 2005.

He informed that a three-room site office has already been constructed while a parking area also developed.

It may be pointed out here that other allottees of land in the Education City including Ziauddin University, SIUT, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, Quaid-e-Azam Foundation School and Aga Khan University have already started work on their respective projects.

Abdul Latif Khilji informed that plantation work at the site was already progress since 2007.On the occasion Chancellor Adil Usman, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jawaid Rizvi, the AMUOBA office-bearers and others also planted saplings. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SSUET Chancellor condoles death of Fasih Iqbal, Haji Razzaq

Haji Abdul Razzaq
By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi,, Engr Mohammed Adil Usman, has expressed his grief and sorrow over the sad demise of ex-Senator senior journalist and Editor Baluchistan Times Syed Fasiq Iqbal.

In separate messages, the Chancellor also offered his condolences over the sad demise of Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob, the founder of ARY Group and a philanthropist.

The SSUET Chancellor paid homage to both of them for their valuable services in the fields of journalism and social life. He prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant fortitude to bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss.

The founder of the ARY Group, Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob, passed away after a protracted illness recently. He was 69. He was the owner and chief executive officer of the country’s prominent business group, which includes gold trading, communications and the television network. He also headed the World Memon Organisation (WMO) for quite a few yearss.
Syed Fasih Iqbal

Senator Syed Fasih Iqbal was a renowned journalist, chief editor of daily Balochistan Times and daily Zamana Quetta, publisher, former president of APNS and CPNE and a former senator. He passed away after a brief illness.

The funeral prayer for the departed soul was offered at Masjid-e-Bilal, in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi, while his burial took place in Quetta the following day.

The death of Syed Fasih Iqbal has been termed as a loss to the newspaper industry of Pakistan and the services rendered by him for the cause of journalism have been lauded.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SSUET organize Jalsa-e-Seerat-un-Nabi

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, Engr Mohammad Adil Usman, has said that the Seerat of Prophet Hazrat Mohammed (Peace be upon him) and the Quran are essentially synonymous.

"Quran is the mirror in which the full-fledged life picture of the prophet can be seen. We shall be following the Holy Prophet, if sincerely following the Quran in its totality,” he observed during his address at the Jalsa-e-Seerat-un-Nabi organized by SSUET's Literary Art and Culture Forum.

A group photo, Jalsa-e-Seerat-un-Nabi organized by Sir Syed University. Chancellor SSUET Engr. Muhmmad Adil Usman , Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Jawaid Hassan Rizvi and Allama Dr Noor Ahmed Shahtaz, Director , Shaikh Zaid Islamic Research Center, are also seen in the picture.

Engr Adil Usman said if the seerat quality of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) is imbibed in our lives, it can transform impossibility into possibility.

“Our Holy Prophet extracted mankind from darkness into light by leading them to Deen-e-Islam. He established the first welfare Islamic state in Madina and gave a new turn to the human history,” the Chancellor remarked.

Engr Adil Usman pointed out that success can be achieved with total "Tawakkal" on Allah and by imbibing the seerat of Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in our lives

On the occasion Allama Dr Noor Ahmed Shahtaaz, Director Shaikh Zaid Islamic Centre, delivered an enlightening speech on the life and message of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (Peace be Upon Him).

“We cannot have access to Allah without pursuing the guidance provided by the Prophet. No knowledge is against knowledge, and Islam appreciates every kind of learning. There is no harm in getting knowledge, but, of course, in begging. It is by nature that every man wants freedom. The Prophets were not against human freedom, but they set certain boundaries of freedom,” Allama Noor Ahmed Shah Taaz stated.

Famous Naat Khwans Mahmood-ul-Hasan Ashrafi, Muhammad Haris Kamal, Haris Ahmed and Osama Farooqui enlightened the guests with soul-stirring naats. 

Earlier the SSUET students, Shah Zaib Rehmani and Tayyaba Fasih, in their speeches in English and Urdu respectively highlighted the Seerat of Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH).

On the occasion students of the university presented Qaseeda’e Burda Shareef and Salam. The event concluded with the Dua by Allama Mufti Naeemi of Darul Uloom Naeemia. 

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).


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tributes paid to Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Glowing tributes were paid to the great freedom fighter Rais-ul-Ahrar Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar at a seminar organized by the Bazm-e-Ahbab-e-Rampur in Karachi to mark the latest edition of the Jauhar Day.

Speaking as chief guest on the occasion, Engr Mohammed Adil Usman, a great grandson of Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar and Chancellor, Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), emphasized that one could achieve success and glory only through hard work and determination.

He observed that Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar was not only a staunch Muslim but also a great scholar who was endowed by Allah with extraordinary abilities. His fearless leadership and devotion to cherished objectives were instrumental in dispelling the inferiority complex from the Muslims which enabled them to fight for their rights steadfast.

He recalled when Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar met Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in England and convinced him to join All India Muslim League and his sincere efforts eventually led to laying of foundation for the creation of Pakistan.

Chancellor Adil Usman said that at the first Round Table Conference in London (1930) the Maulana had declared not to return to India alive unless the country was set free.

“I would prefer to die in a foreign country so long as it is a free country,” he announced and told the British that ‘if you do not give us freedom in India you will have to give me a grave here.’

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor, Federal Urdu University, Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal, pointed out that the Maulana was an important chapter of the history whose only demand was total freedom for the Muslims of South Asia. He was sincere to his cause and devoted his whole life to fight for the truth.

Former Station Director Radio Pakistan, Shakeel Farooqui, said that contrary to the contemporary politicians, the Maulana was of different nature. He was a man of commitment as he did what he thought and preached.

Renowned scholar Khawaja Razi Haider said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Maulana Mohmmad Ali Jauhar had a great resemblance together. He made Muslim League a popular party. The Maulana supported Quaid’s 14 Points and believed that only under the leadership of Jinnah the Muslims of South Asia could achieve freedom.

Prof Dr Mazhar Hamid paid poetic tribute to the legendary Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar whose accomplishments remained source of motivation to the people of South Asia.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SSUET hailed for making fast strides in engineering education

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has been progressing at fast pace because of its highest quality of education and best possible facilities available to its students.

This was stated by the President of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) and the Chancellor of the SSUET, Engr Mohammed Adil Usman, while addressing the Annual General Body of the AMUOBA held in Karachi.

He described the introduction of three new programmes of Architecture, Software Engineering and Bio Informatics from the 2014 academic session as a living example of the development and success of the university.

He said that since its inception, the university not only focused on providing best and most modern education but also produced a large number of engineers who have demonstrated their talent and skill not only in Pakistan but world over.

Engr Adil Usman pointed out that a major character of this university is that no student is deprived from acquisition of education merely because of financial constraints  but poor and deserving students are financially assisted and during the last academic year about Rs 35 million were given to 1884 boys and girls as scholarship.

He said that the establishment of CISCO Academy at SSUET was an important achievement and besides education in networking, the university has been made a center of online examination.

The Chancellor pointed out that the SSUET was the only university in the private sector where extracurricular activities were fully encouraged and its students won top positions in various important national and provincial events besides sports and which speaks of their talents.

Emphasizing upon making the promotion and pursuation of education mission of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan as the AMUOBA’s foremost objective he committed not to ignore the element of merit to achieve highest educational standards at the SSUET.

He specially recalled the services of AMUOBA’s late President, Engr Z A Nizami and its late Secretary, Mohammed Zakir Ali Khan, and said that foundation stone of a new 8-story academic block at the campus has been laid and the construction work was in full swing.

Earlier the AMUOBA’s Secretary Mukhtar Ahmed Naqvi present the Association’s Annual report, highlighting the successes made towards the achievement of its objectives.  The meeting approved the minutes of the AMUOBA’s previous AGM. The Treasurer SSUET, Salman Saleh presented the audited accounts of the Association.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sir Syed University celebrates Liaquat Day

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The life and achievements of Pakistan's first Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan were recalled at a Liaquat Day seminar organized at Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi. 
Noted speakers paid rich tribute to the services of Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan during the Pakistan Movement and then as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion Chancellor SSUET Engr Adil Usman said that today we are living in an independent state which was achieved so that Muslims of South Asia could order their lives in accordance with the tenets of Islam.

The state in which we are living with respect and dignity was not achieved as a gift on a platter but as a result of strenuous movement steered by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah and leaders like Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, he pointed out. 

He informed that Liaquat Ali Khan was a graduate of the Aligarh Muslim University and he rose into prominence within the Muslim League during the 1930s.

He was the one who persuaded Quaid-e-Azam to return to India, an event which paved the way for Pakistan movement in which Nawab Liaquat Ali Khan remained all along with Quaid-e-Azam and which culimnated into the creation of a separate homeland for Muslims of South Asia on August 14, 1947.

Chancellor Adil Usman pointed out that during his parliamentary career Liaquat Ali Khan will always adhere to his opinion even in the face of severe odds. He took active part in legislative affairs and was a part of the Muslim delegation in the national convention held in Calcutta to evaluate the Nehru Report in 1928.

Addressing the seminar renowned researcher Khawaja Razi Haider said that in response to the division of India on the basis of bi-nation theory, around 144 proposals, plans, concepts and suggestions came forward.

Another speaker Mehfooz-un-Nabi Khan said Liaquat Ali Khan pursued an effective foreign policy, based on national interest. He did economic wonders and controlled price-hike in Pakistan when the world faced a severe recession.

He recalled that when Liaquat Ali Khan took over as Prime Minister he had no official residence, and stayed at Haroon House.

Noted intellectual Prof Dr Waqar Ahmed Rizvi described Liaquat Ali Khan as a role model for the youth and said he was a true successor of Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. 

Prominent scholar Dr Muhammad Raza Kazmi said when Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated, his mother was alive and was proud of her son’s pure character.

Renowned poet Anwar Azmi presented poetic tribute to the great leader Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, while Registrar Syed Abrar Ali presented the vote of thanks.

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. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Chancellor Adil Usman stresses on importance of character building

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, Engr Muhammad Adil Usman, has said that changes depend on values and morals, and character is the magic component that makes someone unique among the contemporaries.

“Each of us has the ability and potential to develop and strengthen our character that, of course, ensures the success in life”, he said while speaking at a reception hosted for visiting senior Aligarian Brig (Rtd) Iqbal Shafi at the SSUET campus.

Focusing on the importance of character building, the Chancellor pointed out that character is an amalgam of many qualities like honesty, integrity, dependability, diligence, loyalty, compassion, sincerity, attentiveness, determination and confidence.

“Good character is when your head, heart, soul and hands agree to do the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons and the combined effort gets the right results in the midst of the most adverse conditions,” he elaborated.

Chancellor Adil Usman reckoned that education without character is like a flower without fragrance and education isn’t mere textbook knowledge.

“As a matter of fact education in the true sense has a great role to play in shaping ones personality and character. Let a student learn thoroughly whatever he may learn and let his conduct be worthy of his learning,” he stated.

He was of the view that the students should give top priority to education which necessarily builds their character. Following the thought and vision of the great educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the students of the SSUET are promoting the Aligarh spirit throughout the world, he added.

Speaking on the occasion the visiting Aligarhian Brig. (Rtd) Iqbal Shafi emphasized the need for character building  for true development of the country, and  which is totally ignored in our country with no one give importance to it.

“We have nearly 177 universities in Pakistan but none of the university has any inclusive and comprehensive plan for character building of their students. Our universities are producing employees, professionals but no leaders. We have failed to produce leadership so far in the country,” he regretted.

Observing that Pakistan lacks actual democracy, Brig Iqbal Shafi said charter of Medina or Meesaq-e-Medina was the 1st written agreement in the history of world. After emigration to Medina, Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) drafted the Charter of Medina, establishing a kind of alliance or federation among the eight Medinan tribes and Muslim emigrants from Mecca, which specified the rights and duties of all citizens and the relationship of the different communities in Medina including that of the Muslim community to other communities, specifically the Jews and other.

“The Charter of Medina reveals the Holy Prophet’s great diplomatic skills, as it instituted a number of rights and responsibilities for the Muslim, Jewish, Christian and other communities of Medina bringing them within the fold of one community-the Ummah,” he stated.

Brig Iqbal Shafi informed that he got the charter for Sir Syed University, Islamabad, having affiliation with the University of Punjab. He said that, in addition to BBA, they were planning to start M.Ed and B.Ed courses in near future.

“If we produce teachers, they will motivate students focusing on character building wherever they will go and it will eventually turn into a movement of character building,” he said.

It may be pointed out here that Brig Iqbal Shafi was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) for his commendable services in Army. He also received Tehreek-e-Pakistan Gold Medal for his valuable services during Pakistan Movement. He is qualified in Chinese language.

He was posted as Head of Military Mission to China from 1974 till 1976. He has been Honorary President of Pakistan-China Friendship. He worked as Director Aga Khan Foundation for 12 years. He is the President of Sir Syed Society, Islamabad and also Chancellor-designate, Sir Syed University, Islamabad

The ceremony, attended by members of AMUOBA and oothers, concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by SSUET’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Syed Jawaid Hassan Rizvi .

Auto-CAD course inaugurated at SSUET

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has been inculcating a culture of skill development through in-house training programmes for its staff working at various levels in different departments with the objective  to depict the true picture of SSUET as a Centre of Excellence.

In this regard a two-week Auto-CAD Course, which was third in the series of skill development programmes, was inaugurated by Prof Dr S.M. Makhdumi, Dean Faculty of Engineering, in which 36 trainees are participating.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Makhdumi emphasized the need and importance of both   training and research in order to keep pace with the current developments taking place around.

“Latest knowledge and skills in the relevant field have become the key towards success. The students as well as the professionals need to keep themselves informed and updated,” he stressed.

Dr Syed Faisal Ahmed Bukhari, Chairman, Computer Engineering Department, also spoke on the occasion and highlighted  the need for such courses and suggested a similar course in C+ +.

The speakers emphasized the need for such cost free in-campus courses where the Trainers and Trainees are from the same institution and only available facilities are utilized, without disturbing the normal sphere of duties, as the staff is relieved one or two hours twice or thrice a week for 2-3 weeks.

Upon completion of the course, trainees will be awarded a Certificate which will prove invaluable and an asset for them for future growth. On the other hand, staff gets trained in multi-tasking and gives better performance and output.

So far the University has conducted three training programs under the skills development scheme. These programs were conducted in various fields.

Skill development was described as a continuous program launched this year to develop excellence in performance at all levels and in all the departments of the university.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SSUET to develop software for campus management system

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, Engr Mohammed Adil Usman, has given go-ahead to the university’s computer department to develop software for campus management system.

He gave the green signal at a meeting held to review various matters including the spring semester examinations which are scheduled to start from May 27.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawaid H. Rizvi, Registrar Shah Mahmood Hussain Syed, Deans of faculties, chairpersons of various departments, Controller of Examination and other concerned officials.

The proposed campus management system would deal with students’ data regarding attendance, examination results, outstanding dues etc.

While reviewing the semester examinations, it was informed that exams will start in all the six engineering technologies from May 27 and continue till June 8.

The papers will be held in the morning and afternoon shifts and every batch will have a one day gap in each paper.

The meeting reviewed the arrangements being made for the exams including seating and security arrangements.

Friday, May 17, 2013

KCCI assures total support and cooperation to SSUET

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The elected representatives of the business community at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) have expressed the hope that dwindled economy and battered industrial sector will witness a new surge during the next five years. 

They made the assessment on the basis of formation of new government to be formed by Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif which, they noted, has dedicated industrialists, businessmen and experts in the related fields in its fold who are capable to deliver which the previous government could not. 

Their remarks in this regard came in a meeting with Engr Mohammad Adil Usman, Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, held at the university campus on May 15 The 21-member delegation of KCCI, led by its President, Mohammed Haroon Aagar, visited the university and discussed various matters to further strengthen the existing coordination and relationship with SSUET. 

The KCCI chief pointed out that no expansion occurred in the industrial sector during the last 5 years and this sector has much hopes on the new government which is going to be formed with an industry-related background. He offered large scale internship opportunities for the SSUET students, foreseeing the rapid industrial growth that is likely to take place in the coming years. 

He specially referred to the ongoing energy crisis and said that with other sources of energy generation potential also existed to tap solar energy prospects for use in the industries. He also offered to extend sponsorships for the SSUET students, wherever required. 

In his remarks on the occasion the SSUET Chancellor, Engr Adil Usman, thanked the delegation for coming over and described it highly encouraging with fruitful discussion. He said while foreseeing the future development prospects, there is imperative need to encourage the students studying engineering in this university which is being run with its self-generated resources to provide best possible knowledge to future builders of the nation. 

The Chancellor said that the university does not receive any government grant, still no student is allowed to give his studies just for financial implications and all requirements of poor students are fulfilled by this university which has been awarded the highest “W4” category by Higher Education Commission. 

He suggested the KCCI to establish a fund for poor students of this university which will be utilized under the criteria to be worked out by KCCI itself. He also referred to the SSUET’s Research and Development programs and pointed out that world over such programs are supported by the industry. He said that R&D programs at universities ultimately prove beneficial for the industry. 

He informed the KCCI officials that the university can send talented students abroad if a fund is created by KCCI for this purpose. Engr Adil Usman also referred to the bio-plant designed with SSUET’s cooperation and emphasized that it needs further development to launch it for meeting energy needs. 

He appreciated KCCI’s offer for 6-month IT training for the university students and said the University at its end can offer solutions for IT related problems if these come from the Chamber. 

On the occasion, Shamim Firpo, Senior Vice-President KCCI, appreciated SSUET’s participation in the Chamber’s ‘My Karachi; exhibition held at Expo Center last year and said that the projects displayed on that occasion drew big public liking. 

He said this year the KCCI is organizing the exhibition in July and will earmark an exclusive education pavilion to showcasing the projects of engineering students. He said such programs will help enhance greater SSUET-industry collaboration. 

He also referred to the menace of energy crisis and observed that if the new government surmounts this menace, the industry will grow and in turn new job opportunities will create and simultaneously ongoing law and order come under control. 

He assured KCCI's total support and cooperation for the SSUET along with other members of the visiting delegation who appreciated the presentation given on the occasion by Registrar SSUET Shah Mahmood Hussain Syed and particularly referred to the quantum of scholarships awarded and the financial assistance give to needy students. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

SSUET top officials condole NED Vice Chancellor’s demise

Engr Abul Kalam

The top officials of the Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, have expressed heartfelt sorrow and grief over the death of Engr Abul Kalam, a former Vice Chancellor of the NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, who passed away recently.

In separate condolence messages, the SSUET Chancellor, Engr Adil Usman, and Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawaid H. Rizvi, have paid tributes to Engr Kalam for his services in the academic and engineering fields.

They particularly recalled his services as Chairman of the Karachi Shipyard and the Chairman of the Pakistan Railways and noted that with his God gifted qualities he brought far reaching engineering improvements in these two organizations.

In the field of engineering education they recalled, Engr Kalam brought turn around in NED University and during his tenure as Vice Chancellor and added many more departments.

They prayed to Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable and, no doubt, a national loss.

Eng Abul Kalam held the distinction of being the country’s longest serving Vice-Chancellor of a public sector university. He died at the age of 90 at the South City Hospital in Karachi after a brief illness.

Born on November 25, 1923 in the South Indian city of Vijayawada, he had received an acceptance letter from the University of Cambridge at the age of 17 but he couldn’t proceed due to the outbreak World War II. He did his graduation in Mathematics from the Loyola College, established under the University of Madras, in Chennai and completed his post graduation from the same institution in 1941.

After having had stints as the helmsman of the large entities like Karachi Shipyard and Pakistan Railways, he was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the NED University in December 1996. He was credited to have turned around the historic institution during his 16-year tenure with the 21st convocation on March 18, 2013 being his last public appearance just before retirement.

Friday, May 3, 2013

SSUET launches innovative skill development programme for employees

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has launched an extensive in-house skill development programme for its employees to overcome the problem of over-staffing on one hand and meet the shortage of skilled persons in various departments on the other.

Under the programme, a first batch of 30 employees, mostly computer operators and office assistants is undergoing training in short hand writing and secretarial procedures.

The training is being conducted by instructors who include three senior stenographers under the supervision of Deputy Controller Examination, Irfan Naqvi, who used to be a private secretary to Secretary Local Government, Sindh.

According to Registrar Shah Mahmood Hussain Syed, this ongoing programme will continue for six months after which the trainee will be subjected to a test and successful of them will be awarded certificates. They will also be considered for future promotions.

He said the university is faced with shortage of shorthand writers and this training program will help overcome the problem.

Under the skill development programme, the University has trained 18 machine operators in maintenance and upkeep of various machines. They were imparted training through reputed GENCO and Siemens solutions.

The programme also includes three-day training in examination system, item writing, MCQ Bank and Marking.

The three-day course will be conducted in consultation with Thomas Christy, Professor Emiratus from Manchester with Dr Amin Rehmani as training coordinator.

The university has also conducted two courses under Pakistan Procurement Regulatory Authority (PEPRA) whereby three employees were trained in Finance, Procurement and Audit.

Another 50 employees will be imparted training in fire fighting. The training will be carried out in consultation with Chief Fire Officer KMC.

An interesting course will also be conducted in waiting for hospitality in consultation with a reputed hotel at Karachi Airport.

“The purpose of these skill development programmes is to train the university’s surplus staff so as to accommodate them in areas facing deficiencies in related fields,” Shah Mahmood explained.