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.
Ziauddin University is a renowned institute for higher education in Pakistan. All the programs offered by Ziauddin University are accredited and recognized by the professional bodies like the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan, the Pakistan Engineering Council and the Pakistan Nursing Council. The distinction of Ziauddin University is the educational atmosphere and the meaningful interaction amongst the faculty and the students creating a remarkable environment for learning. The problem-based learning method is also a hallmark of Ziauddin University. The wholehearted contribution of the faculty in the teaching-learning process is indeed commendable. These qualities
attract a large number of students each year who join different disciplines of the University.
I wish to welcome all those who have an interest and want to join Ziauddin University for their academic pursuits. Time would prove that this choice was the best.
Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui