It gives natural vibrations to my hands and sensations to my mind when to write about this august university i.e. Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi. This is the institute credited with production of wise persons, visionary leaders, freedom fighters, educationists and founders, viz: Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto, Sir Abdullah Haroon, Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah, Khan Bahadur Mohammad Ayub Khuhro, Allama I.I. Kazi, Allama Umer Bin Mohammad Doudpota, Hanif Muhammad and to my groomer i.e. my father father Taj Muhammad Sahrai.
The Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) was established in 1885 by the legend Khan Bahadur Hassanally Effendi. The institute was founded in the limelight of ten years’ older institute Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College by none other than Sir Syed Ahmad Khan; a great reformist of the sub-continent.
In recent times the SMIU has emerged as one of the modern university which provides the tertiary education in the market driven programs, i.e., Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Sciences, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Media and Communication Studies, Environmental Sciences, Social Development, Education and English, to meet the challenging and competitive scenario of 21st century. These offered academic programs are equipped and strengthened with quality of faculty and state of art facilities, i.e. Television Studio, FM Radio Station, Air-conditioned class rooms and Auditorium with SMD Wall.
Indeed, it is a fact that the referred programs reflect the strengths of the university as well as offer threat to be competitive and sustainable under the philosophy of SWOT analysis. It is therefore important to understand the dynamics of the 21st century and my Customer-Product Students’ concept which I presented at Euro Asia Rector Conference, “You receive the student as a customer and see off him / her as a product.” It is therefore we have to ensure to impart quality education, inbreeding the youth with values of life, implication of social justice, pluralism, gender neutrality, diversity and inclusion and last not least the provision of financial assistance on merit-cum-need basis.
It is matter of pleasure to inform that besides maintaining the colonial architect, the University is looking forward to have new six-storey IT tower building, 100-acres campus at Education City at Malir and 10-acres campus in Hawksbay area. Further details of the university including academic programs and administration hierarchy are provided in this prospectus.
At the end, I myself and on behalf of my faculty and staff, consciously promise that we will put all our efforts and hard work to make you such a useful product and a global responsible citizen that shall matters to Sindh, Pakistan and beyond our national borders.
God bless us.