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Friday, March 24, 2017

Tributes paid to Prof Dr S M Makhdumi


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Glowing tributes were paid to Prof Dr S M Makhdumi, the former Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, who was laid to rest on March 22. He was also a member of the Board of Governors and member of the Academic Council at the university. 

He did his PhD in civil engineering from Nottingham, UK, MSc in Structural Engineering from Manchester, UK, and his BE (Civil Engineering) from the NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, where he also went on become chairman of the civil engineering department and later, Dean of Faculty of Engineering. 

He was also a consultant to many engineering firms in Pakistan who benefited from his vast experience in design of structures including multistoried buildings, industrial concerns, bridges and varied structures. He was associated in over 500 projects in the country.

The burial of Prof Dr S M Makhdumi was also attended by Prof Dr Sarosh Hashmi Lodi, who had taken over the charge of the Vice Chancellor of the NED University earlier in the day. 

Meanwhile a large number of teaching and non-teaching staff of the SSUET attended the condolence reference held at SSUET in which they offered dua-e-maghfirat for the departed soul and prayed to Allah to rest the soul in eternal peace and grant him highest place in Jannah. 

The SSUET Chancellor, Jawaid Anwar, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawed H Rizvi, Acting Dean Prof Dr Najeeb, and Registrar, Syed Sarfraz Ali besides some senior Aligharians were also present on the occasion. 


In a brief speech Chancellor Jawaid Anwar recalled the services of the late Prof Dr Makhdumi as Chairman of the civil engineering department and Dean Faculty of Engineering for promoting the cause of the SSUET. 

He observed that the university has grown over the years and is recognized as educational centre of excellence both at home and abroad which was made possible by dedicated persons like Prof Dr Makhdumi. 

The Chancellor stated that the SSUET graduates were performing appreciative services and earning successes everywhere. He said that it was the very objective of the university and Prof Dr Makhdoomi too was working on this mission. 

Meanwhile, the Convener of the Aligarh Institute of Technology, Engr Anwar Ali, also paid rich compliments to the late Prof Dr Makhdoomi, describing him as one of the best teachers and a kind-hearted human being whose services will always be remembered. 

Prof Dr Abdul Samad, also working at the SSUET, informed that Prof Dr Makhdumi was his class fellow and they had both joined the NED University together. 

Engr Mohammed Shafiq, a former Director of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), recalled that Prof Dr Makhdumi was his teacher at the NED University, adding that even at the SSUET he used to visit him regularly to seek his guidance and advice on various issues.

Prof Dr Sarosh Lodi takes over as new VC of NED University

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Prof Dr Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, who was working as the Dean, Civil Engineering & Architecture, has taken over as the new Vice-Chancellor of the NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, on March 22.

A recipient of numerous awards for his scholastic accomplishments over the years, he was the front-runner for the post which became vacant following the completion of tenure of his immediate predecessor, Prof Dr Mohammad Afzal Haque. 

Having proven track record in the field of academics and administration, he is expected to lead the turnaround of the NED University, which is the oldest engineering institution of the metropolis. 

Currently the university has an enrollment of about 12,000, comprising of around 9,000 undergraduate students while the rest are engaged in master’s and PhD studies. At the time of taking over, 

Prof Dr Sarosh Lodi’s top priority would be to streamline and consolidate the functioning of the historic institution and to overcome its financial constraints with the collaboration of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Government of Sindh. 

Himself an alumnus of the NED University, he will be keen to strengthen the culture of research during his tenure as the Vice Chancellor, knowing his inclination for such tasks. 

Leading by example, Prof Dr Sarosh Lodi finds himself in a good position to engage the fellow faculty members in promoting and carrying out the research works. 

He is the son of Prof Hashmatullah Lodhi, a renowned educationist and author, who was also a brilliant hockey player in his younger years, having come very close to representing the British India’s all-conquering team.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Prof Dr S M Makhdumi passes away

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Prof Dr S M Makhdumi, serving as Dean, Faculty of Engineering, at the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, passed away after a brief illness on March 21.

Cardiac arrest was described as the reason for his death although he was having issues in his kidney lately. He is survived by one son and three daughters. 

He was a man of high stature and his death is being considered as a great loss to the academic sector. He had worked as the chairman of civil engineering department for 11 years and served in the capacity of Dean of Faculty of Engineering for the years at the NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, prior to joining the SSUET. 

The SSUET Chancellor, Jawaid Anwar, Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Syed Jawaid H Rizvi, Registrar, Syed Sarfraz Ali, office-bearers of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA), senior Aligarhians and his colleagues have condoled the sad demise of Prof Dr S M Makhdumi. 

They have termed his death a great loss to the university and academic sector, noting that his death has created a vacuum that will be difficult to fill for a long time. 

They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. 

While expressing his profound grief and sorrow to the bereaved family, the SSUET Chancellor Jawaid Anwar recognized that Prof Dr Makhdumi rendered commendable services in the field of engineering education and research.

Meanwhile the NED University of Engineering and Technology, as a mark of respect, has postponed the Spring Festival which was scheduled to be held on March 22.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

PSQCA, NED University enter into agreement


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Pakistan Standard Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) and the NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, have entered into an agreement which will provide for creating an awareness and education programme on standardization. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between the Director General of the PSQCA M. Khalid Siddiq, and the Vice-Chancellor of the NED University, Prof Dr M Afzal Haque. 

Under the agreement both the PSQCA and the NED University will collaborate with each other in creating an awareness and education programme on standardization, standards and their role in profession and academia at Karachi.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Engineers’ body felicitates Sindh Chief Minister


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Association of Consulting Engineers Pakistan (ACEP), a representative body of consulting engineers, which also represents the country at international level as being a member of International Federation of National Association of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), has extended its profound felicitations to Engr Syed Murad Ali Shah for having taken over the office of Chief Minister of Sindh. 

In a letter of felicitation, the ACEP said that it’s a matter of pride for all of us, structural engineers in particular, that he, being a from engineers' community, an NEDIAN, having done Masters in Structural Engineering, has been inducted into the coveted office of Chief Minister of the province of Sindh. 

"We firmly believe that you being an NEDIAN will fully demonstrate your capabilities and exploit the Allah-given opportunity to serve Sindh and its people". 

The ACEP wished him a successful tenure hoping that his dynamic personality and the ability of working hard will surely steer him to higher positions in his political career. 

The ACEP prayed that may Allah shower His blessings upon him and give him the courage to serve the down trodden people with all determination at his command in general and the engineering community in particular. 

In its letter to the Chief Minister, the ACEP pointed out that it has some suggestions for the betterment of engineering community and hoped that he will take some time out from his busy schedule for a meeting with the Association's delegation comprising the senior consulting engineers. 

The ACEP extended its full technical support to Engr Murad Ali Shah in the development sector keeping the welfare of people of Sindh in view.