Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dr Abdullah hails Chancellor Nizami for turning Aligarh dream into reality

Dr Abdullah
By Abdul Qadir Qureshi  

“The establishment of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) is a unique achievement of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association (AMOUBA) which has been made possible by Z.A. Nizami, President AMUOBA and Chancellor SSUET.”

These remarks came from Dr. Abdullah, a Pakistani scientist settles in the US and now on a visit to Karachi, after a meeting with Chancellor Nizami, on December 28.

Dr. Abdullah, also an Aligarian and a Trustee of Aligarh Alumni Association, USA, described the SSUET as a realization of the meaning of Aligarh Movement.

He informed the Chancellor that Aligarh Alumni Association USA is deeply involved in community services and has been supporting some 225 students studying in Aligarh University and also supporting about 15 educational institutions as a mission of Sir Syed Khan – the promotion of cause of education.

He reiterated that SSUET is a unique achievement and one could find a very rare example of establishment of such universities by an association and its credit goes to Mr. Nizami.

Chancellor Nizami informed the visiting scientist, who served in NASA and General Electric for many years, that during his lifetime, Sir Syed, the great educationist and reformer was told to name Aligarh University after his name but he refused and said that only after his death an institution could be named after his name if anyone felt that he had done something for propagating the cause of education and Muslims at large and it was after 6 years of his death that this University came into being as Sir Syed University.

He informed Dr. Abdullah that SSUET today has 6000 students on its roll besides some 200 doing Masters and Ph.D. Besides, there were 3000 students in the Aligarh Institute of Technology and another 1500 admitted in the Continuous education Programme.

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