Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui is an eminent person in the field of higher education management in Pakistan. He has over 50 years’ experience of teaching, research and educational management and at present serving as Vice Chancellor Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan.
He earned his B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. from Karachi University, Pakistan; PhD from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; Certificate of Professional Development from AIT, Bangkok, Thailand and a Certificate of Higher Education Leadership from the Leadership Foundation of Higher Education, UK.
He served in the capacity of Vice Chancellor in public/private sector Universities of Pakistan for 16 years. Besides being the Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi for 8 years, he was the founding Vice Chancellor of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Pakistan.
He has been a member of the Board of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee for Private Sector Universities in Sindh and the Convener of Standing Search Committee for Vice Chancellorship of Public Sector Universities in Sindh, Pakistan for several years.
Dr. Pirzada Qasim (Pen Name of Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui) occupies a very prominent place in the contemporary Urdu poets of Pakistan and the rest of the world. He is considered to be amongst the few top ranking intellectuals in Pakistan in the field of poetry. He is well known to a very large number of people around the world who know the Urdu language and literature particularly poetry. Dr. Pirzada Qasim has travelled extensively for participation in poetry reading sessions and in poetry symposia in UK, USA, Australia, Canada, European Union, Africa, Saudi Arabia, India and Gulf countries.
Special exclusive ceremonies honouring Dr. Pirzada Qasim for the lifetime achievement award have been organized in USA, Canada, UAE, Qatar, India and Pakistan. More than twenty exclusive special awards have been conferred on Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim. He has published three volumes of Urdu versed and numerous popular articles, prefaces and critical notes.
I am extremely pleased to announce that Ziauddin University is publishing its Annual Report 2015. Ziauddin University being a prestigious seat of learning is a multidisciplinary institution moving toward progression in which the Medical education excels as one of the best. Taking forth the vision and mission of the University where it aims to be among the top institutions of higher education in the country, encompassing diverse facets and changing with the times, it also strives to uphold moral ethics and values.
This Annual Report takes you through the many dimensions of working and building of it Programs in line with the various bodies the Institution is registered with. The University is notable for its teaching methodology and teacher-student interaction. In the recent past new departments have been established which have enhanced the teaching methodology and whereby continuous professional development is taking place benefitting the faculty and students to a great extent. Ziauddin University also moves ahead with its research initiatives and in holding conferences and workshops. Efforts by departments of the University are made to engage the masses in spreading awareness in health care and hygiene and also in some forms of productivity to earn their livelihood. Much emphasis is laid on capacity building and multi-level education along with skill development. The administrative staff carries out its duties responsibly portraying the structure and development of the Institution.
I am sure that in the near future the University will make an impact nationally and internationally with its programs and move towards success manifold.
Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui