SIR ADAMJEE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Jan-28 - Feb-03, 2002
Sir Adamjee Haji Dawood founded a unique organization of Memon community through a historic and unprecedented effort on 28th May 1933. This was the birth of an organization that was to transform the highly enterprising but semi-illiterate and tradition bound business community of the subcontinent into a well-educated and progressive community. This historic movement was "All India Memon Educational & Welfare Society".
In Pakistan the Society, under its old name, continued to work for several years. On 26th January 1955, The Pakistan Memon Educational & Welfare Society was constituted with similar aims and objectives of providing higher education to the nation. Adamjee Science College is one of the best colleges in the country established by The Pakistan Memon Educational & Welfare Society. Despite the nationalization, it is still rated as one of the premier colleges of the country.
In 1999, after studying feasibility report, The Pakistan Memon Educational & Welfare Society decided to establish an institute of higher education in the field of Business Management and Information Technology. Hence the society established Sir Adamjee Institute of Technology in the honor of the great visionary Sir Adamjee Haji Dawood.
Sir Adamjee Institute of Technology (SAIT), registered under the license from Security & Exchange Commission of Pakistan under section 42 of Companies Ordinance 1984, is located at ST-11A Hussainabad Block-2, F.B. Area, Karachi. It has 11 members' governing body.
SAIT was formally inaugurated by Lt. Gen. (R) Moinuddin Haider, the Honorable Federal Minister of Interior on February 12, 2000. During the inaugural ceremony, the objective of SAIT was declared, unequivocally, to provide quality education at affordable price to all Pakistanis, irrespective of their religion, cast, creed or ethnicity. In short, we wish to contribute in educating the masses and not in the commercial aspect of it.
The mission of the Sir Adamjee Institute of Technology (SAIT) is, as Sir Adamjee said "to enrich the Muslim Ummah with knowledge for progress and prosperity". The Institute has set out to be an academic center of excellence in information technology, teaching and research in software, hardware, robotics, artificial intelligence, communications, business and advancements in the field through well conceived and planned curricula of the highest quality and a faculty consisting of experts in their own fields.
Sir Adamjee Institute of Technology is committed to provide quality education under excellent, modern facilities, a congenial environment so necessary for meaningful studies and a provision for a constant adjustment to accommodate the advancements in this field of science.
In short, it is the mission of SAIT to produce high caliber professionals in Information Technology, possessing the skills and the knowledge to meet the challenges of the new millennium.
The vision of SAIT is to convert itself into a University where curriculum of International standards would be taught. SAIT visualize its students to be so academically equipped as to meet the challenges in the field of Information Technology. It is also the vision of SAIT that it should be a HUB for all the Institutes of Memon Community in the field of Business Management and Information Technology.
The campus spreads over an area of two acres. It is a spacious two-storied building with air-conditioned classrooms, library, computer laboratories and an auditorium, with seating capacity of 500, on the ground floor. The three huge green lawns have made the Institute environment friendly. To cater to the needs of the faculty and the students a book shop and a canteen is available. Ample parking space is available within and outside boundary walls of the institute. Sir Adamjee Institute of Technology has two power generators, each having a capacity 100kw and 60kw, which makes it self sufficient in power generation.
SAIT has applied for its own charter as degree awarding institute to the respective government authorities. SAIT is also trying to affiliate itself with a recognized and reputable national/international university.
In the first phase, SAIT started to offer the degree programmes in Computer Science & Business Administration. The study programmes offered are based on the term system comprising of 4 months each. The Bachelor Program i.e. BCS/BBA is of three years duration whereas the Masters Program i.e. MCS/MBA is of two years duration.
The first batch for degree classes started from May 2001. Approximately 70 students are presently enrolled in degree programs. Selection criteria of the students are based on pure merit (irrespective of sex, religion, race, creed, colour or domicile), which comprise of entrance test and performance in the HSC examination. The system of assessment of student performance is based on continuous testing procedure during the entire study period. Academic quality and standard will be ensured through independent bodies within the organization.
The regular and visiting faculty of SAIT includes experts having several years experience and exposure to education, industries, commercial and business world. Currently, approximately 25 faculty members are engaged in teaching various IT related courses.
In March 2001, SAIT received an affiliation with SDC (Skill Development Council), a quasi-government organization established for developing and facilitating Technical & Vocational Training programs to suit the industry and business. Their programs are various and are either diploma programs or certifications. SAIT offered and conducted "Diploma in IT" of SDC. The said diploma program comprised of two semesters of six months each. Total students participating in the diploma course are 200 in number. In the first semester examination of very first batch of Skill Development Council, SAIT got First and Second positions among all the SDC affiliated institutes of Sindh.
The students of SAIT Miss Iffat Bano and Seher Ali have secured 1st and 2nd positions in the first semester exams (June - July 2001) of DIT. Ms Iffat Bano have been taking scholarship from Ko-Ordination Group
In the second phase, SAIT is planning to start engineering programs in various fields e.g. Computer Systems, Electrical, Electronics, Communications, Information Technology etc. It also intends to start its own Software House and a research program in Management and Technical areas.