Signed MoU with Shenzhen University to open a huge window of opportunities for students
Interview with Syed Karamatullah Hussainy – Director, Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology
PAGE: KASBIT is one of the leading institutes of Pakistan which is producing the best brains for the country. How did you make it possible?
Syed Karamatullah Hussainy: This became possible because of the visionary leadership of our Chancellor Sir Arif Ali Shah Bukhari, determination of our team, focused approach, setting high goals, working collectively towards achieving those goals through following the international standard and meeting the HEC regulations and guidelines.
PAGE: What is your leadership philosophy?
Syed Karamatullah Hussainy: We believe in teamwork and give space to all the players who are expected to perform in the overall growth of the institute. Provide the best possible resources and a conducive and competitive environment so that we all gain our individual goals through meeting institutional targets.
PAGE: What kind of institute will KASBIT be in five to seven years?
Syed Karamatullah Hussainy: Our vision is to make KASBIT an institution which will not only be recognized as a premier player in higher education but it will also be accepted as an institution that will come up with innovative ideas to make our youth compete at international level and make our nation proud of their contributions.
PAGE: Do you believe that part of a university’s mission in our modern times is to be an engine of economic growth?
Syed Karamatullah Hussainy: It is a proven fact that higher education institutions are the engines of economic growth. If we scan the world we will see, those regions have achieved economic prominence where education is the first priority of their government.
PAGE: What role do you see KASBIT playing in the local community?
Syed Karamatullah Hussainy: KASBIT is already contributing towards the social development of our society. Over the last two decades, we have been able to change the lives of more than ten thousand families. KASBIT in its initial years gained respect among the social groups which other similar institutes worked for decades to achieve. We have proudly produced the social units for our society.
PAGE: How a premier institute like KASBIT does ensure that undergraduate education remains a priority?
Syed Karamatullah Hussainy: Through creating job creators by imparting skills among the youth of our society we encourage future entrepreneurs to join undergraduate programs through which they can learn the art of establishing their own business. This will ensure that undergraduate programs remain the focal point and priority of our society as it will give them independence and confidence to explore their innovative ideas.
PAGE: Your 10,000 alumni serve as brand ambassadors. How can this community help you advance your vision for KASBIT?
Syed Karamatullah Hussainy: By the grace of Allah they already are making a huge contribution to the economic development of our nation. They not only hold prestigious positions in the organization but many of them have already established their own business setups. It is our vision to create job creators rather than job seekers.
PAGE: You recently signed an MoU with Shenzhen University of China. Tell us something about it.
Syed Karamatullah Hussainy: Learning from the experience of China, we can and Insha Allah we will make the best use of our human resource. The MoU signed with Shenzhen University will open a huge window of opportunities for our students to gain an inside into their knowledge through which they have transformed a small town that had an economic worth of 0.03 billion in 1978 and today that small town has become an economy worth 2 trillion dollars. We want our youth to learn the art of emerging as an economy like them from them.
PAGE: What three words come to mind when you think of KASBIT?
Syed Karamatullah Hussainy: Preparing, Professionals and Professionally.
PAGE: Your message to youth
Syed Karamatullah Hussainy: Forget not that you are the most important and precious asset of our society. You will make this nation rise. There are a lot of opportunities lying in the international arena for you to grab and make the best use of them. It is possible if you are committed, honest, hardworking, confident and motivated. Make this life count not only for yourself but for the generations to come.