Mamnoon Hussain

Mamnoon Hussain Pak President

Globalization and Information Technology continue to process at a dramatic pace. To answer the demand of a changing society, Pakistan’s higher education system needs to shift its focus from individuals who simply absorb knowledge to those who are able to creatively utilize knowledge to excel in unfamiliar situations. These creative individuals should be able to track situation from new perspective, break into new field excel in crisis management, and be rich in ingenuity. The role of a university is to diligently perform the duty of imparting high quality education while at the same time maintaining strong links with society. Stress in the high quality education is of the essence because the battle of life cannot be won with the cheap degrees which are like wooden armour. Private university should therefore devote themselves to nurturing creative individuals and must continue in this tradition, raising leader who are able to carry Pakistan into the future. I am confident that the SUSIT has geared programme towards this end. There are no shortcuts to success. We have to develop high standards on ethical, social, economic and scientific front. Such developments do not take place spontaneously; these demand hardwork, discipline, dedication and commitment. I hope that the SUSIT is taking all measures to inculcate these values in the students.

I wish Sarhad Univeristy a great success.

Mamnoon Hussain

Pak President

Iqbal Zafar Jhagra

Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Governor KP

Higher Education; a demanding but a highly rewarding field of education system, and plays a pivotal role in fulfilling the quest for bringing pleasant change in the socio-economic fabric of the society and ensures better future both for the country and the people. In the given circumstances, achieving this cherished goal indeed demands constant efforts; sustained determination and resources on part of individuals, institutions and the society alike. in line with the desired targets,, one can witness an encouraging environment; enthusiastic approach; high spirit and a confident struggle at every level in the province. It is indeed a pleasure to note that the Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar is engaged as an active partner along its sister institutions, working both in the public and private sector in the ongoing struggle to achieve the target set for this discipline. The initiative to introduce Mass Communications and External Students Programme; Communication and Media Studies and Textile and Fashion Design disciplines, besides continuing research and educational activities in the existing institutions and infrastructure development for further expansion of the campus provides a heartening and convincing reason to judge the pace, with which it is progressing as impressive.

While writing these lines for the Prospectus, 2011-12 of the University, I also take the advantage to congratulate the management, faculty and students especially the new entrants for successfully stepping into their new pursuits and whish more successes to all of them.

Iqbal Zafar Jhagra

Governor KP

Pervez Khattak

Pervez Khattak Chief Minister KP

Education is the only mean through which we could promote our national and international harmony, maintain our national values and ensure socio-economic, scientific and technological development of the nation. This is the only way through which we can effectively create a human capital- the most essential tool to keep pace with the developed world. Our government after coming into power is focusing on the development of the Higher Education as in today’s world; higher education is recognized as a capital investment and is of paramount importance for economic and social development of the country. Institutions of higher learning bear the main responsibility of equipping individuals with advanced knowledge, skills and expertise required for the position of responsibility in government, business and other professions. To touch the high standards of education, the PTI-led provincial government would go all-out to have a highly educated manpower in order to tackle today’s complex problems, we are confronting with in the most crucial areas of the province. There is no doubt about the fact that without the participation of the highly qualified human resource, the processes of the economic development is very difficult to be accelerated. That is why; our government considers education the most important factor for development of our nation. Indeed, the private sector universities of the province are actively engaged to share the burden of the public sector by catering to a greater proportion of science education which is of great significance in the prevailing circumstances. Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology is playing its due role, much in relations with the goals & expectations of our society, for what our government is serious to achieve. The university will have to take bold initiatives in order to meet the ever changing needs of the jobs market.

I wish Sarhad Univeristy a great success.

Pervez Khattak

Chief Minister KP

Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed

Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Chairman HEC

It is a matter of great pleasure to see that in a short span of time, Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology has succeeded in achieving that very objective for which it was established in the year 2001 and that is no doubt bridging the gap between the knowledge gained through academic learning, and the dynamic skills required in industry, business, government organizations, and other areas of society. Since its inception, the University has passed through numerous ups and downs, but with the grace of Almighty ALLAH, and untiring efforts of the management and faculty, we not only successfully overcame the obstacles and hurdles in our way, but also kept the University on the path of progress and development. Today our graduates are effectively serving various Multi National Companies and Organizations at Provincial and National levels in different capacities, whereas many joined foreign universities for higher studies. The University is striving to provide relevant and purposeful education to its existing students preparing them to confront challenges in this competitive world. Sarhad University is not just addressing the issues of professional environment such as purpose-built campus, air-conditioned classrooms, and well equipped laboratories but, more importantly, it is concentrating on the most critical issues like faculty development, curricula tailored to latest innovations and present-day demands, quality enhancement, effective teaching and evaluation and character building. In the years to come, I foresee Sarhad University in the top ranking universities of Pakistan and wish a glaring future to it.

I wish Sarhad Univeristy a great success.

Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed

Chairman HEC

Muhammad Riaz Karim

Muhammad Riaz Karim President SUIT

It is a matter of great pleasure to see that in a short span of time, Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology has succeeded in achieving that very objective for which it was established in the year 2001 and that is no doubt bridging the gap between the knowledge gained through academic learning, and the dynamic skills required in industry, business, government organizations, and other areas of society. Since its inception, the University has passed through numerous ups and downs, but with the grace of Almighty ALLAH, and untiring efforts of the management and faculty, we not only successfully overcame the obstacles and hurdles in our way, but also kept the University on the path of progress and development. Today our graduates are effectively serving various Multi National Companies and Organizations at Provincial and National levels in different capacities, whereas many joined foreign universities for higher studies. The University is striving to provide relevant and purposeful education to its existing students preparing them to confront challenges in this competitive world. Sarhad University is not just addressing the issues of professional environment such as purpose-built campus, air-conditioned classrooms, and well equipped laboratories but, more importantly, it is concentrating on the most critical issues like faculty development, curricula tailored to latest innovations and present-day demands, quality enhancement, effective teaching and evaluation and character building.

In the years to come, I foresee Sarhad University in the top ranking universities of Pakistan and wish a glaring future to it.

Muhammad Riaz Karim

President SUIT

Brig. (R) Javed Tipu

Brig. (R) Javed Tipu Vice President SUIT

It is a matter of immense pleasure that the University is entering into 10th year of its existence. The journey started in 2001 has finally got its momentum in the year 2011. Another milestone is achieved. The University has constructed its own purpose-built campus over an area of 84 kanals of land in Peshawar, fulfilling a crucial requirement of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Induction of more than 20 Ph.Ds in different disciplines is a distinctive aspect of the University which makes it considerably unique than its competitors. The quality of education in the University speaks itself, as considerable number of the University graduates are serving different national and international organizations in various capacities. The existing batches of students in different fields will also hopefully prove useful to serve the nation at their level best. Well equipped laboratories, heavily stocked library, and effective faculties are the main assets of the University, which attract potential students to pursue their studies in various contemporary disciplines. I am proud that the University is not only producing qualified graduates but useful citizens, who are the future leaders of the country. I am sure that the younger generation of Pakistan is quite capable to pull the country out from the numerous crises faced by the nation.

I wish Sarhad Univeristy a great success.

Brig. (R) Javed Tipu

Vice President SUIT

Dr. Salim ur Rehman

Dr. Salim ur Rehman Professor & Vice Chancellor

In the cauldron of our national history, many a things are going pear-shaped as our tenacious enemy has created a morose weather in the country. We have been engaged in a labyrinth of clamours and confusions as if it has become a mundane fact for us.

We ought not to live like this. There has to be a better day, a happier tomorrow and a hailing future full of prosperity and understanding. But this socalled utopian desire of a better world was everyman's dream earlier also. Why then it never came true? What shattered this vision which was not so much difficult to have had in concrete form? Being an academician and a citizen, if I am to blame even an iota myself for it; my answer is 'Misunderstanding of the Purpose of Education.

The supposed purpose of education, as marketed by the academia, is career advancement, higher pay, and empowering a college graduate's job search. This presents the current personal importance of education as the bureaucratic machines are still humming. More degrees, less dignity, more trading and less teaching has blurred the very purpose of education. We could not even utilize machines or understand the advent of technology. Computers are pack saddled to existing educational models in an inefficient pretence.

In many institutes most technologies are used like hitching horses to a sports car. The horse drawn car does not compare favourably with traditional horse and buggy. It doesn't matter if the modern conveyance is an ignorant or intentional misapplication; it will be better to properly enjoy car and horse separately. In any age, college degrees as requirements are replaceable but independent thinkers and visionary leaders are not. Cultivating a love for learning should become imperative for success instead of a desire to earn more and more for the kitchen. Let's stop whining and complaining about others, nothing is easier than fault finding.

All it does is to discolour our personalities, so that none will want to associate with us. Let education put us in the proper sense, as extremism and terrorism do not emanate from our soil. We are the custodian of the legacy of peace as enunciated by our religion and culture. Lets become a son of the soil or a daughter of the East. Let's be imbued with a common purpose of prodigy and peace. Say Adieu! to pessimism;

Let's plough for peace and knowledge.
'A sign of live nation this is the 'Age'
From morning to evening changes their fortune's page.
From this Ego gets his grandeur a glaze
As this is the book, the rest a new phrase.

Dr. Salim ur Rehman

Professor & Vice Chancellor