Sir Syed Towers…

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) in recent years has evolved in producing massive number of engineering students. The “Aligarians”, old boys association had a piece of land at MR Kiyani Road where “Aalmi Mushayra’s” were held in the past and now the news is that a 14 story building will be built up there opossite to the Arts Council, design of which has been finalised and approved.
Sir Syed University was a major success for Aligarh Old boys Association and hopefully this multipurpse building will add to the achievement of the Aligarians.

19 Comments so far

  1. Ali (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 4:06 am

    14 storey? tower? doesnt make sense to me!!!

  2. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 9:11 am

    One must not forget that Nizami in his KDA era grabbed lots of lands. The plot infront of SSUET where we used to enjoy dhabba food is one the land which was grabbed by him illegally.

  3. MB (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 11:40 am

    wow, lets throw Karachi stadium out and build a tower there. Throw all the parks out and build skyscrapers there. Throw all public-places out and build shopping malls and plazas there and then when there is no space to breath anymore , bang out heads and form a committee to decide why this happened.

    Then it will declare the removal of KBCD buildings which will move courts for stay order and then a new drama of bargaining in KBCA for money, then governor sindh declaring whoever can fill my mouth with coins can have his building legalized….. and the typical newspapers making noise and KMB authors shouting ………..and hey did i tell you COWASJEE would be filling DAWN with his anger and other NGOs crying….and poor Arif Hassan will again come on TV for his side of bash….. Ahhh!!!

    Poor orphaned city!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 11:45 am

    Illegally ? Being KDA BOSS, the welfare plot was Legally alloted against payment :) to Aligarh Old boys association, his Alumni.

    Do know it was Only Hakim Saeed as governer of Sindh who signed the charter of that university which was pending for 5 years for approval from UGC Islamabad, as no other Ruler of SINDH DESIRED a new university in KARACHI.

    Adnan be a sport, take a break not ‘a’steriods, throwing mud is very easy but don;t forget it rains after drought,

    Mills of GOD, Grind exceedingly slow – But they Grind exceedingly Fine… !

    Am quiet ‘amused’ by your youth and i always choose not comment on your comments – !

  5. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 12:50 pm


  6. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 1:37 pm

    Duh,Shamsi, then why did you comment now? *grin*. It means I did stirr your dead brain *wink*

    Instead of coming up with counter arguments, you yet again tried to show off your smart-ass-ness by attacking on me. How immature you are uncle!

    Do know it was Only Hakim Saeed as governer of Sindh who signed the charter of that university

    use your Qareeb ka chashma and read again what I wrote above!

    you want to say that plot(a parking area for SSUET) now was alloted legally to AUOBA?

    Oh well, I should contact my old friends and batch mates who are teachers now in SSUET and curse them heavily.

    I remember that first computer lab on 1st floor of Block B had all 486 computers donated by INFAQ. Even 2nd Lab with Pentium was all equipped by money given by INFAQ. In short most of the university businesses were being run by money of INFAQ, still they were charging 50,000/annum in 96. Where that big chunk of money gone?nobody knows. Nizami isn’t a saint. It’s a big contribution by AMUOBA to build a private engineering university but it doesn’t mean all things were going properly.

    I don’t know whether INFAQ still feeding SSUET or not as I was least interested to find out about this matter.

    Shamsi, you might know many things but it doesnt mean you know EVERYTHING. And yea it’s better you don’t comment here as it often exposes your ignorance about various matters.

  7. MB (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    When we were done with Inter we were told by seniors to apply in Sir Syed if you don’t get anywhere else.

    I guess this is not fair with it as Sir Syed has bright students like anyone else has but the problems is the in-take is so big, as if its an EVERYONE INVITED banner outside if you can pay the fee.

    The standard is compromised in that case.

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

    Things were very different back in Mid 90s. Students didn’t have much choices apart from FAST Institute but things have changed a lot. Now you can even take admission in DOW university on basis of self-finance scheme. If such things go on then how can you expect for quality education?

    Sad thing is that we have lots of options for post High school education but not quality. Also, I don’t think NED or DOW phobia is not much severe anymore.

    guess this is not fair with it as Sir Syed has bright students lik

    SSUET produced very good network engineer students in past and many of them are working in CisCo,Nortel and other good communication companies. PLUC which played important role to create Linux awareness in Pakistan was founded by SSUET students of 97,98 batches and a Pakistani in chicago.

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 2:16 pm


  10. shahzad (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

    yeah i have also heared that there is big big SSUET campus being constructed near landhi.
    Dont have ne news abt that till now. Now that new tower is here . Lets C ( C++, C# wat ever u like ;) )

    @MB, u can take admission ne where in pakistan, with money. u can even buy president wid money.

    SSUET programmers have good repu. in the market.

    @Adnan: NED fever was due to the reason that there was only NED at that time. cheap and good. So who ever managed to get into that, made his future and else were doing B.Sc or B.A and sitting and shops. Now adays , there are many many private univs to sstudy from.

  11. MB (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 3:49 pm

    Thats true. SSUET has definitely good students in NETWORK and related. I guess SSUET needs to cut the intake by at least half.

  12. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

    @ Adnan: Very true indeed

    Nizami sahab & his henchmen were challanged in the last elections by another group … which led to rigging of Aligarh Old Boys elections.

    There is lot of money involved in AMUOBA and under the umberalla of its chairman who also holds the post of SSUET Chancellor … you can make anything … leave 14 story building aside.

  13. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

    JC about education:

  14. Balma (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 7:56 pm

    I believe that even the worst and most corrupt can do a good thing or two. So is the case with Nizami. Soft spoken man (when I met him during my tour of SSUET in late 90s) and saw him visiting a neighbor in early 80s. If he has used Aligarh Alumni Assoc name and money and his own time to build a private university for engg, hats off to him. At least the guy did somthing apnay paap dhonay kay liyae. What have other corrupts and nikmamaas of Karachi done for the city? Nothing!
    Nizami was a maha corrupt, I agree. But at least in his old age he did one thing right.

    Also, there is nothing wrong in charging a fee from people who can afford, in addition to using alumni assoc money and BCCI donation. When will Pakistanis learn that there are no free lunches and it takes a lot to run a university.
    And, I have been told that SSUET does give some scholarship to people who can’t afford the fees, which is good.

  15. Athar (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

    Meanwhile people from IBA are fighting over cricket match issues

  16. A. (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 11:32 pm

    Yes, They did give scholarships, brother gets it for the last two years of his degree, and got financial assistance too to needy ones,but its really cumbersome to get one, so many red tapes,its really hard to get somebody talk to .Anby results withheld etc due to nonpayment /delay in payment.but in the end it was worth the trouble.

  17. Kashif (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

    Supreme Court should take suo moto action against corruption @ SSUET.

  18. Balma (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 3:12 am

    Dear A.,
    I am happy to hear that your brother was able to take advantage of scholarships / financial aid at SSUET. As you know, there is only a limited amount of money to go around, not only at SSUET but even at Harvard. Therefore, each institution must check the credentials and documents from applicants for scholarships. You wouldn’t want non deserving students to get scholarship! correct? I am glad that someone at SSUET was doing their job and verified the documents submitted by scholarship candidates. Yes, this process takes time, but this red tape is necessary. As you know most people in Pakistan lie and cheat and care must be taken by every institution that gives scholarship. This scholarship money comes partially from donations made by other people, and it is only fair that it is used to help deserving students.

    Also, as I said that most people in Pakistan are cheaters, how would you make sure that people pay their bills. Well, you withhold their degrees and grade reports. That is the only way to make sure that a university gets paid – all over the world, and especially in Pakistan.

  19. GURU (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:52 pm

    As a former employee of the university, I can tell you that this university and the AMOUBA umbrella has been formed to serve the vested interests of several AMOUBA members who are retired civil servants and need to continue with their illegitimate practices. The university is just a cover to continue to grab money and use it according to their personal wish and means. Many won’t agree but the reality is that it is true. As far as the students are concerned, there are only a few students who have been able to get good jobs in the US and its not because of SSUET, it is because of the students themselves. Have you ever looked at the standard of education at SSUET. They don’t have qualified staff, most of the teaching staff is someone of somebody at AMOUBA. Most people only have a BE or a BS degree and have obtained MS as evening students or who can not find jobs elsewhere. No research and lots of politics. This AMOUBA board and SSUET are serving interests of a particular political party having power in Karachi. As an insider I know stuff that most people have no clue about.

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