Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) has said that during the last 133 years the SMIU has not only upheld its historic character but it has progressed in many areas, which has made it different from other institutions of the country. He said this while addressing the Orientation Day, organized by the University for newly admitted students in BS and MS programs for Fall 2017, at SMIU’s auditorium.
While welcoming the newly enrolled students at SMIU, Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said that they have many privileges over here at SMIU. They are studying in the Alma-Mater of founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, which is enlightened in its nature and practice. Also, it is oldest institution of the sub-continent that produced a large number of freedom fighters for creation of Pakistan. SMIU also provides modern facilities and opportunities to its students for their professional grooming including scholarships, trainings and visits of the national institutions and other countries like UK, Turkey, China and Malaysia, under its Leadership Program. “Out of 1500 students only 263 students have succeeded to get admission at SMIU through a merit based selection process,” the Vice Chancellor said.
Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh further said that Sindh Madressah University believes in professional grooming of its students with the help of its highly qualified faculty and also it encourages them to nurture their hidden talent by participating in various activities organized by the university on different times. He stressed upon the students to strictly follow discipline and rules and regulations of the university, respect teachers, staff members and fellow students, concentrate on learning and participate in co-curricular activities, that will give them confidence and improve their leadership skills.
Earlier, deans of various faculties, chairperson and heads of different departments introduced their departments through presentations. In the last the students visited various departments of university in groups. A documentary on “Past, Present and Future of SMIU” was also screened on the occasion.