Sir Syed University (Education)

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National rankings, environmentally friendly and state- of-the facilities, growing reputation for excellence in teaching and affordable cost of engineering education are some of the glaring attractions of SSUET. Its hallmark includes the curricula emphasizing on research, the air conditioned class rooms and labs meeting international standards, sports facilities, symposium and seminars, Continuing Education Programs, strict adherence to Teaching Schedules, sound interaction between Industry and Academia, ongoing research projects and above all the Career Planning & Placement Bureau, which helps find jobs for the alumni. [1] Sir Syed University
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    He (Allah) has taught man that which he knew not. Nurturing the Engineering Graduates with enhanced Perception and Wide Perspective O' God, Increase my Knowledge. Facilitating Institutes of higher learning to serve as an Engine of Growth for the Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan.Who has taught (writing) by the Pen, has taught Man that which he Knew Not.

  • Urdu Motto::

    عَلَّمَ الْإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ

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    Education Institution public

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    Sir Syed University

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    Jawaid Anwar

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    Z A Nizami

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    Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology is a private research university located in the urban area of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

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    Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

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    HEC, PEC

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University And Collage
University And Collage
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology is spiritually associated to Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. The role of Muslim University Aligarh, in the process of uplift and well being of the Muslims of the subcontinent, stands in bold relief in the annals of history. The domain of working of this university was not confined to teaching of some subjects or dissemination of knowledge; it rather transcended these spheres and encompassed the building of character and development of personality of the students along with academics. This university works in accordance with a philosophy that was the driving force for Aligarh Movement. This philosophy was Initiated by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and developed by relentless work by his associates and followers. The Movement was remarkably universal and abiding in its appeal and applicability. Its essence was education as the prime mover of modernization, progress and development. It put great emphasis on keeping intact the community's own distinctive cultural identity and base. The Movement gave equal importance to character building along with scholastic instruction. The real outcome of Aligarh movement was the Aligarh Spirit, which was being inculcated in every student, through the special pedagogy and instructional methods, during studies at the Muslim University and this spirit distinguished its students. The alumni of the Muslim University, with Aligarh spirit as their characteristic, played distinctive role in whatever position they happened to have in the practical life, after education. Every student even after education at Aligarh derived, from the Aligarh Spirit, the zeal and enthusiasm for doing formidable tasks and materializing great ideas.[2] University inpiration


Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, one of the architects of the modern Sub Continent was born on October 17, 1817 in Delhi and started his career as a civil servant. The 1857 revolt was one of the turning points in Syed Ahmed's life. He clearly foresaw the imperative need for the Muslims to acquire proficiency in the English language and modern sciences, if the community were to maintain its social and political clout, particularly in Northern India. He was one of those early pioneers who recognized the critical role of education in the empowerment of the poor and backward Muslim community. In more than one ways, Sir Syed was one of the greatest social reformers and a great national builder of modern India. He began to prepare the road map for the formation of a Muslim University by starting various schools. He instituted Scientific Society in 1863 to instill a scientific temperament into the Muslims and to make the Western knowledge available to Indians in their own language. The Aligarh Institute Gazette, an organ of the Scientific Society, was launched in March 1866 and succeeded in agitating the minds in the traditional Muslim society. Anyone with a poor level of commitment would have backed off in theface of strong opposition but Sir Syed responded by bringing out another journal, Tehzibul Akhlaq which was rightly named in English as 'Mohammedan Social Reformer' In 1875, Sir Syed founded the Madarsatul Uloom in Aligarh and patterned the MAO College after Oxford and Cambridge universities that he went on a trip to London. His objective was to build a college in line with the British education system but without compromising its Islamic values. He wanted this College to act as a bridge between the old andthe new, the East and the West. While he fully appreciated the need and urgency of imparting instruction based on Western learning, he was not oblivious to thevalue of oriental learning and wanted to preserve and transmit to posterity therich legacy of the past. Dr. Sir Mohammad Iqbal observes: "The real greatness of Sir Syed consists in the fact that he was the first Indian Muslim who felt the need of a fresh orientation of Islam and worked for it -- his sensitive nature was the first to react to modern age". The aim of Sir Syed was not merely restricted to establishing a college at Aligarh but at spreading a network of Muslim Managed educational institutions throughout the length and breadth of the country keeping in view this end, he instituted All India Muslim Educational Conference that revived the spirit of Muslims at national level. The Aligarh Movement motivated the Muslims to help open a number of educational institutions. It was the first of its kind of such Muslim NGO in India, which awakened the Muslims from their deep slumber and infused social and political sensibility into them. Sir Syed contributed many essential elements to the development of the modern society of the subcontinent. During Sir Syed's own lifetime, 'The Englishman', a renowned British magazine of the 19th century remarked in a commentary on November 17, 1885: 'Sir Syed's life "strikingly illustrated one of the best phases of modern history". He died on March 27, 1898 and lies buried next to the main mosque at AMU. [3] Sir Syed Ahmed


  • Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology is an implementation of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s vision and futuristic approach to education.
  • His torch bearers and representation of Aligarh Movement, the Aligarh Muslim Old Boys' Association of Pakistan has made distinctive efforts in the field of education in the country.
  • Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology is an endeavor of AMUOBA to serve the cause of Education and character building in the true Aligarh spirit.
  • Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology is an implementation of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s vision and futuristic approach to education.
  • His torch bearers and representation of Aligarh Movement, the Aligarh Muslim Old Boys' Association of Pakistan has made distinctive efforts in the field of education in the country.
  • Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology is an endeavor of AMUOBA to serve the cause of Education and character building in the true Aligarh spirit. [4] University Vision


To work hard for achieving speedy progress in the educational programmes by disseminating knowledge through the best physical and teaching facilities. Making new breakthroughs in technology by establishing research centres compatible with world level and IT Park for promotion of industry through new research findings. [5] University Mission


The Holy Quran first revealed the word “IQRA” meaning “Read”. Therefore the sacred duty of a Muslim is to acquire knowledge through reading and learning. Acquire knowledge to implicate it practically to serve the humanity. The teaching of the Holy Quran led the Muslim to dominate the world for over twelve centuries through acquiring knowledge. In the subcontinent the visionary thought of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan led the down trodden Muslim community with the fall of the Great Mughals to emerge with realizing the value-system of the Holy Quran mixed with modern learning values. Such teaching of an emerging visionary value-system brought a new life among the declining Muslim community as a remarkable value- orientation to maintain their strength of Islamic belief and along with if led a new life with learning of English language, Science and technology with keeping away themselves from politics. Such notions of Sir Syed got a practical shape with his founding of MAO College at Aligarh which ultimately became a famous academic and social institution in the name of Aligarh Muslim University. The pupils of AMU emerged as model of Muslim community with established knowledge of literature, science and technology in the strong sense of discipline under the banner of Islamic culture and value-system. With the inception of Pakistan those youth of Aligarh while moving to the new country as a new independent citizen of Muslim nation gave rebirth to Sir Syed’s vision by establishing SSUET for the youth of their new country. They fully realized the gaps among the emerging youths between learning process and maintaining their value- system. They needed the continuation of value- expectation to serve their community in particular and the world humanity in general with the founded teaching of Sir Syed Ahmad. Based on Aligarh Muslim University’s concept of coexistence and tolerance, the SSUET became a nursery. It stands today not only a degree issuing authority but also a complete institution in developing individuals with strong personality and character to build a valued humanity. I welcome you to SSUET a 21st century dream of Sir Syed which stands today as a strong pillar of teaching and learning process offering a concrete curriculum with highly educated academician and faculty. The SSUET open heartedly welcome to deliver discipline, value- system, and knowledge filled with modern science and technology to the emerging youths converting them into a complete human with its value-orientation and value- expectation. It turns its alumni into preparing a successful expertise to serve the national and global humanity. It strongly emphasizes on research and practical training with a full fledged office of guidance and counseling. It looks into the physical strength of its youth by providing a Directorate of Sport. It maintains a Quality Enhancement Cell to work for quality development of the university on the one hand and faculty development through continued training process on the other. It has a full fledged office of ORIC to elaborate and expand the research activities with the collaboration of industries leading to academic as well as economic development of the country. Its continued efforts in developing coordination, cooperation, collaboration and linkage programs with national and international institutions are at full swing which ultimately lead the SSUET to the peak of being one of the best academic institution filled with amazing visionary thought of Sir Syed Ahmad covering disciplinary manners and value-system. As a member of SSUET, its alumnus will develop entrepreneurial qualities equipped with modern technical and scientific knowledge. Being a graduate of this novel institution our student will be bestowed with all the ingredients to face the challenges of contemporary world and become a successful partner in the development of global humanity. [6] CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE 


After the World War II countries like USA, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Japan and other European countries assigned a very high priority to the social sectors namely education and health. After the world war was over these countries appear to derive benefits of their approach of assigning priority to education. As a result these countries transformed into the category of developed world. Education has helped the countries in many ways like: there is advancement in science, engineering and technology and improvement in quality of life. All these factors enabled the countries to survive in the competitive world. Pakistan as a developing country also needs to follow the same course. There is every reason to have good education base to rise to the global situation. The young generation with good education can transform a nation and can bring Pakistan at par with the developed world. Education as a top priority was the underlying idea that ultimately lead Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys (AMUOBA) to sponsor and establish Sir Syed University to impart education in impart education in science and engineering. Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology is one of the most reputed institutions for engineering education. University serves entire country as students not only come from Karachi but also a large number of students from Sindh, Baluchistan Kyber Pakhtoon KP Giligit Baltistan, Swat Peshawar and Punjab seek admission in Sir Syed University. Admission policy of university is transparent and merit based. Over the past two decades university has progressively grown from 200 students when university first started and now there being nearly 6000 students studying various disciplines. Each year a large number of students are admitted where as many as 11 professional fields are offered to students for selection depending upon their choice and merit. University is centrally located and easily accessible from any where in the city. University has provided suitable environment for learning and research. Classrooms are air conditioned with facilities of overhead projector and multi-media. Labs are well equipped with latest equipment. There is a central library with more than 100,000 books. Departmental libraries are available in each department. University also offers book bank, email, and internet facilities to students. Facilities for co-curricular activities like taking part in declamation, naat competition or participation in games and sports are available. University consistently endeavors for quality of education. It feels committed to continual improvement for providing the highest level of quality engineering education to meet present day and emerging future requirements. The course outlines and syllabus are periodically reviewed and updated by experts in accordance with HEC guidelines and incorporate advancement achieved in different fields. Courses aim to provide students with latest knowledge, analytical approach, capacity building for design; use of computer facilities. Emphasis is laid upon modern engineering practices. At the same time creativity and problem resolving skills in students is encouraged. University undertakes efforts to turn out proficient graduates who should be technically, morally and ethically sound. Sir Syed University trains its engineers not only for local market but we also target global market. We aspire our students become useful members of society in particular and humanity in general. I welcome new entrants of Batch 2017 to University. The new entrants are the fortunate ones as a large majority of candidates who were interested to join this university could not get admission. I advise students to gain as much knowledge as you can. Hope students will follow the rules and regulations of university. All students must effectively utilize facilities offered by university and equip themselves with best know how of the subjects they study. I wish students a very successful career development and enjoyable stay at the university. [7] VICE CHANCELLOR


  1. Prof. Dr. M. Afzal Haque Vice Chancellor Chairman
  2. Lt. Gen. (R) Moinuddin Haider Ex-governor of Sindh
  3. Dr. Abdul Quadeer Khan (N.I. & Bar. H.I) Eminent Scientist
  4. Mr. Justice Sadiq Hussain Bhatti Judge, High Court of Sindh, Karachi
  5. Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rahman (N.I., H.I., S.I. & T.I.) Ex-Federal Minister for Science & Technology, International Centre of Chemical Sciences (HEJ) University of Karachi.
  6. Mr. Sardar M. Yasin Malik (H.I. & S.I.)
  7. Prof. Dr. M. D. Shami Vice President, Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Islamabad.
  8. Dr. Fazlullah Pechuhu Secretary to the Government of Sindh, Education Department, Karachi
  9. Mr. Younus Muhammad Bashir President, Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Karachi
  10. Cdre. (R) Salim A. Siddiqui Vice President, Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association of Pakistan, Karachi
  11. Mr. Saad uz Zaman
  12. Prof. Dr. S.M. Makhdumi Dean Faculty of Engineering
  13. Engr. Syed Sarfraz Ali Registrar / Secretary [8] BOARD OF GOVERNERS


  1. Prof. Dr. M. Afzal Haque Vice Chancellor
  2. Prof. Dr. Talat Altaf Chairman, Electrical Engineering, Dean Faculty of Engineering
  3. Prof. Dr. Najeeb Siddiqui Associate Dean Faculty of Engineering
  4. Prof. Dr. Syed Mumtaz-ul-Imam Professor, Computer Engineering Department
  5. Prof. Dr. M. A. Haleem Chairman, Biomedical Engineering Department
  6. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zakaullah Khan Professor, Mathematics Department
  7. Prof. Dr. Shahid Hafeez Mirza Professor, Electrical Engineering Department
  8. Dr. Shakil Ahmed Chairman, Computer & Software Engineering Department
  9. Dr. Mahmood Khan Pathan Chairman, Computer Science & Bioinformatics Department
  10. Prof. Dr. M. Akhlaque Ahmed Incharge, Physics Department
  11. Prof. Faheem Ahsan Civil Engineering Department, NED
  12. Prof. Dr. Rashid Kamal Ansari, Mathematic Department, SSUET
  13. Prof. Dr. A. Samad Khan, Civil Engineering Department, SSUET
  14. Dr. Rehan Inam Qureshi Chairman, Telecommunication Engineering Department
  15. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Qadri Chairman, Electronic Engineering Department
  16. Engr. Syed Sarfraz Ali Registrar/Member Secretary
  17. Dr. Arshad Syed Karim Director, QEC
  18. Mr. Maqsood Alam Siddiqui Librarian
  19. Mr. Mansoor Ahmed Faruqi Controller of Examinations [9] ACADEMIC COUNCIL 

Degree Programs

  • Architecture
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering


  • +92 21 3498-8000
  • FAX
  • +92 21 3498238 - To be Corrected
  • WEB
  • Main University Road, Karachi 75300, Pakistan

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