Profile of Vice Chancellor Ziauddin University

Ziauddin University has made great progress over the last 25 years because of its highly qualified faculty members and inspirational academic heads. Joining these renowned names is now Prof. Dr Syed Irfan Hyder – the Vice-Chancellor of Ziauddin University. He has joined the university in March 2021 with the aim of enabling Ziauddin University to provide transformational leadership in the development of industry, economy and society. Recognised for his knowledge in various disciplines ranging from Engineering, Computer Science, Management, entrepreneurship to Educational Leadership, Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder possesses a strong educational background attained from some of the top institutes across the globe. He has a BE in EE from NED, MBA from IBA Karachi, and MS Computer Engineering and PhD Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. The Vice-Chancellor of Ziauddin University Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder also has a vast range of experience in various leadership positions over the last 25 years. He has been the Rector of IoBM, Dean of CBM, VP and Dean of KIET, Deputy Director at IBA Karachi. Over the last two decades years, he has been a strong proponent of learning by doing through experiential learning and PBL; i.e Problem-based learning and Project-based learning. His innovative initiatives in disciplines ranging across MIS, computer science, engineering, computer arts, business, social advocacy, higher education, and school education have succeeded in making education a worthwhile experience for both students and faculty members. The effectiveness of these engagements has now been recognised by academia, industry and society. His focus has been on industry consultancy and MS/PhD research programmes and establishing their relevance to industry and societal problems. He has scores of research papers and is a recognised speaker at conferences and seminars. Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder will be instrumental in making Ziauddin University a leader in the transformation of the economy, society and industry of this city Karachi, and this province and this country and eventually create a significant impact on the international stage.

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
Vice Chancellor,
Ziauddin University