IsDB SUPERVISION MISSION VISITS CAEPE, IIUI
Published on: January 3rd, 2019

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Education Supervision Mission comprised of Mr.Jawara Gaye, Global Lead Education Specialistand Mr.Inamullah Khan, Field Representative, IsDB Pakistan visited IIUI. The Mission was received and welcomed by Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed, Founding Executive Director of Centre for Advanced Electronics and Photovoltaic Engineering (CAEPE).

Prof. Dr. Yasinzai, briefed the Mission about the University, its policies, strategic vision and initiatives taken to strengthen the Science, Technology and Innovation within the university. He thanked the IsDB for providing grants on cutting-edge research problems that paved the way for establishment of CAEPE. Prof. Shuja briefed the mission about CAEPE establishment, activities and progress updates on IsDB-funded Photovoltaic Energy Engineering Laboratory (PEEL) Project, Centre’s User Data Statistics and its outreach. A report was also shared with the Mission members on this occasion.

The Mission members, on-site demonstration of the advanced equipment interacted on several facets of the project. The Mission appreciated the efforts made by Rector, Executive Director and his team in establishing and successful functioning of CAEPE. The Mission informed that IsDB has already provided NOL on extension in the last date of disbursement of PEEL project, which has been updated in OMS system. The pending IIUI withdrawal application is now under process and outstanding payment will be released to the suppliers shortly. The Mission further informed that IsDB has already approved IIUI request for utilization of savings of US$82,476 under TA Grant for purchase of accessories for equipment procured under PEEL project.

Dr. Shuja informed the Mission that CAEPE has undertaken 168 country-wide projects so far, out of which 72% are of IIUI and 27% of other universities/research institutions students and researchers from CAEPE. IIUI showed their interest to work as a “Knowledge Provider” under the IsDB South-South Cooperation-Reverse Linkages Program to develop capacity of IsDB’s less developed member countries in areas of advanced electronics and PV engineering. During the visit to IIUI and IsDB coincide to promoted CAEPE through print material and video documentary highlighting research and development activities, to work together on development of success story on the IsDB template, to hold an international workshop for IsDB member countries particularly where facilities are not available to create a better outreach and awareness and to showcase CAEPE at IsDB headquarter through a presentation with a a plan as how to build it further an how Muslim Ummah can be benefit for the experience.

Upon receiving the concept note for presentation at IsDB and Intl. workshop; IsDB Mission also agreed to take up matter with IsDB management for its consideration in financing the events, a proposal regarding Scholarship Division to send nominations from IsDB MCs for participation in training / academic program was also discussed. For CAEPE’s national and international branding, Dr. Masoom suggested the bank to create an IsDB Chair in CAEPE and support it as a lead activity for rest of IsDB MCs through pertinent development models including Reverse Linkages, trainings and scholarships. The mission also called on Prof. Dr. Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI at his Office exchanged views and stressed the need for smooth running, strengthening and long term sustainability of CAEPE, which was discussed to be achieved through retention of trained man-power for providing trainings, demonstrations and follow-up support to the researchers/students.

On the occasion, Dr. Masoom also shared progress made to make the CAEPE as a true university wide center with essential autonomy to undertake academically and financially viable programs/projects including international collaborative linkages, commercial services to contribute towards sustainability, work as knowledge provider under IsDB’s Reverse Linkages program for other member countries; building capacity of the Centre with PhD faculty/researchers based in the Centre. Rector, IIUI extended gratitude to the IsDB for the generous support to IIUI.

 

IIUI PRESIDENT CONDOLES DEATH OF RELIGIOUS MINISTER’S FATHER
Published on: January 2nd, 2019

President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh expressed his heartfelt condolence and grief over the demise of Pir Sheikh Gul Sahib, the father of Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sahibzada Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and former Senator Pir Hafiz Abdul Malik Qadri.

IIUI President called on the minister and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.  He also prayed that May Allah grant courage and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear this loss with equanimity.

 

 

RECTOR IIU MET WITH MANAGING DIRECTOR PAKISTAN BAIT-UL- MAL
Published on: January 2nd, 2019

Rector IIU-Prof. Dr. Masom Yasinzai- met with the Managing Director Pakistan Bait-Ul-Mal Mr. Aon Abbas- at Head office of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal here in Islamabad.

Prof. Dr. Masom Yasinzai thanked the Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal for the award of scholarships to IIU’s students. The Rector IIU highlighted the larger number of students in IIU who belong to the far flung backward and poor areas of Pakistan. Rector drew the attention of the Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal to the poor and deserving students of IIU and requested for an increase in number of scholarship quota.  The Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal welcomed the IIU Rector’s initiative and said that Rs. 10 millions be awarded to IIU as scholarship for the needy and destitute students. IIU will constitute a committee to short list the students and ensure that the scholarship reach the real deserving students.

Rector IIU also discussed the possibilities of joint seminars, workshops, conferences and research studies with Pakistan Bait Ul Mal. The Managing Director agreed to designate a focal person who deal with the IIU scholarships and related joint activities.

The Rector IIU was accompanied by Dr. Hazir Ullah- Dy. Dean Social Sciences and Ms. Nuzhat Additional Director Finance IIU.

 

STUDENTS FROM IQRA RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE, QUETTA VIST IIUI
Published on: January 2nd, 2019

A fifty member delegation hailing from Iqra Residential College, Baluchistan visited International Islamic University (IIUI) Islamabad on Tuesday.

The delegation was headed by its Principal Muhammad Usman Kasi, while it included inchrge of the delegation Adnan Yasinzai, staff members and students.

IIUI Rector Dr. Masoon Yasinzai addressed the delegation at the new campus. He elaborated the role of university in nation building, inculcating Islamic values and imparting contemporary knowledge. He said youth is future of Pakistan.  He added that no investment is better than the investment in youth. He emphasized that interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurial attitudes and equal opportunities to the young minds can lead Pakistan towards prosperity and stability.

Earlier, Vice President, Dr. Muhammad Munir introduced university to the students after screening of a profile documentary of the university. He also guided the students about special quota for Baluchistan students, admission process and facilities provided by the university.

College’s principal thanked the Rector and his team and termed this visit as a valuable exposure activity. The delegation also attended a lecture by Director General Dawah IIUI. He introduced Dawah academy and message of the academy that is preaching true teachings of Islam.

Later, the delegation also visited Faisal Masjid campus, while Iqbal Institute for Research and Dialogue received the delegation for dinner. Earlier, the delegation also visited the senate of Pakistan.

 

CLOSING CEREMONY OF ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY COURSE HELD AT FEMALE CAMPUS
Published on: December 29th, 2018

The closing ceremony of Arabic Calligraphy Course organized by Faculty of Arabic, Female Campus, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) which was presided by Dr. Moaid Fadhel, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arabic, was held at Auditorium, Female Campus of the University.

The ceremony was attended by Dr. Aliya Akram, Chairperson, Arabic Department, Dr. Abdul Qadir Haroon, Additional Students’ Advisor, Chairpersons of various departments of Female Campus, faculty members and a large number of female students of Faculty of Arabic.

Addressing to the participants of the ceremony, Dr. Moaid Fadhel gave brief introduction of Arabic Calligraphy and its types. He also told about the “Kufic” calligraphy and history of calligraphic art form of the various Arabic scripts and its development around the end of the 7th century in Kufa, Iraq, from which it took its name. He motivated students on their active participation during the course and also congratulated organizers for holding the course successfully.At the end of the ceremony, Cash Prizes and course completion certificates were awarded to the Winners and course participants. Dr. Abdul Qadir Haroon, Additional Students’ Advisor, also presented a crest to the chief guest.

 

DEE HOLDS MAIDEN ALUMNI GET TOGETHER
Published on: December 28th, 2018

Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE) in collaboration with the office of Alumni of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) organized the First DEE Alumni get together & dinner at new campus of the university.

The event was attended by Acting President and Vice-President (HS&R) Prof. Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, the Vice-President (Academics) IIUI, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, while InCharge of IIUI Alumni Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Anwar were also present on the occasion.

The get together comprised speeches given by the Acting President IIUI, on how the Alumni is essential to the institute and how both can benefit from each other and also benefit the current students of IIUI, Vice-President Academics praised the efforts of the DEE Alumni committee and how much the Alumni means to the institute and he looks forward for more of these events in the future.

Earlier, The Chairman DEE, Dr. Suheel Abdullah welcomed the distinguished DEE alumni and the guests. He briefly introduced about the progress and development of DEE since its inception, back in 2003. The In-Charge of IIUI Alumni hailed the DEE alumni committee and said that the effort has brought the IIUI ambassadors (alumni) back to home to be proud of their institution. He said that IIUI is proud of alumni and they have proved that the university has given best people to Muslim world. He reiterated his resolve that IIUI would remain in touch with alumni as this can further strengthen the pursuit of objectives of the university.

Alumni from different areas of Pakistan attended the Get-together, who worked in different sectors and fields of their professional lives, including heads of departments, corporate managers, consultants etc. Around 130 DEE Alumni & Guests attended the event. The DEE prestigious Alumni Dr. Mohsin Riaz, Academician in COMSATS University and Engr. Zain, Project Manager in Huawei shared their experiences and thoughts about the Alumni program, Prof. Dr. Abdul Jalil, DEE explained how the Alumni can benefit the institute in terms of ranking and how much this helps the current students as well, and also appreciated the efforts of Dr. Nauman Anwar Baig (In-Charge, DEE Alumni) for this most awaited event of the DEE Alumni.

During the event token of appreciations were presented to the Alumni of DEE, they were presented with shields from the Acting-President, Vice-President, Chairman DEE and the In-Charge of the Alumni Office.

After the event the guests and the Alumni of IIUI visited the DEE building and had a gathering at dinner, at the Teachers Club, where all shared their experiences and their life at IIUI.

 

3 DAYS WORKSHOP ON ACADEMIC AND CREATIVE WRITING PRACTICE BY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CONCLUDES
Published on: December 26th, 2018

A three days workshop on “Academic and Creative Writing Practice” was organized by the Department of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, FSS, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad.

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al Draiweesh, President (IIU) was the chief guest in the concluding session of the workshop. During his address, President, IIUI contemplated that Allah Almighty differentiates between people who have knowledge and who don’t have. He added that character building, professional development of teachers, focus to educate all young people, respect for humanity and reduction in poverty by providing skill based education, are vital for the development of a better society. Dr. Draiweesh, lauded efforts of Education Departments’ team for organizing the prudent workshop on academic and creative writing. President also appreciated the efforts of Prof. Dr. Samina Malik, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. Nabi Bux Jumnai, Director Distance Education, Dr. Munir Kiyani and all faculty members.

The purpose of this workshop was to provide hands on practice opportunity to the MS and Ph.D scholars in qualitative, quantitative and mixed method data analysis competencies. Prof. Dr. N. B. Jumani, guest of honour said that doing research is impossible without acquiring data analysis skills. He appreciated the efforts made by Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, focal person of the workshop and all faulty members for organizing this workshop.

Prof. Dr. Samina Yasmin Malik Dean Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS, IIUI) added that academic writing is most important for MS and PhD scholars. She said that academic writing is different from essay writing as it includes development of research instruments, collection of data, analysis and interpretation of data. She added that academic development of MS and PhD scholars is the top most priority of the Department and this workshop is a milestone to achieve objectives. She furthered that scholars need to have a better sense of data analysis techniques, while, department is arranging such workshops to enable the participants to understand the importance of academic and creative writing and acquire data analysis skills. She further added that academic writing includes obscuring and processing of thoughts and getting benefit from relevant research literature.

Dr. Muhmammad Munir Kiyani, Chairman, Department of Education said that objective of workshop is to train the scholars in quantitative, qualitative and mixed method data analysis, particularly; participants will acquire skills in triangulation. Dr. Shamsa Aziz, Chairperson Department of Education, female campus added that this workshop will enable participants how to apply statistics to their research data.  Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Chaudhary, Assistant Professor, Department of Education (focal person of the workshop) presented the report of the workshop in the last session. Faculty members including Dr. Shiekh Tariq Mehmood, Dr. Syed Asad Abbas Rizvi, Dr. Azhar Memood, Dr. Muhammad Nasir Khan, Dr. Shazia Naureen, Dr. Zarina Akhtar, Dr. Fouzia Ajmal, Ms. Alina Raza, Ms. Humaira Akram, and Ms. Sumaira Batool also attended the workshop.

 

PHD SCHOLAR PRESENT SYNOPSES AT DEPARTMENT OF URDU
Published on: December 26th, 2018

Department of Urdu at female campus organized a research meeting to mull over synopses of its PhD scholars in terms of frame work, time frame, study scope perspective, critical review and decide the worth of the proposed studies.

This synopses defense activity was joined by Chairperson Urdu department Dr. Najeeba Arif,  faculty members and students of the department. The jury panel was comprised of Dr Muhammad Sheeraz Dasti , Chairman Department of English,  Dr. Aziz Ibn ul Hassan Chairman Department of Urdu and Dr. Humaira  Ashfaq Chairperson Centre of Excellence for  Modern Languages .

PhD scholar Ghazal Yaqoob , Nasusheen Qamar, Maria Rirmzi and Afshaan Batool defended their topics and elaborated importance and pattern of studies. Topics included:

’’تہذیب النسواں کی مضمون نگار خواتین کا نسائی شعور:تحقیق و تجزیہ‘‘

’’اسماعیل میرٹھی کی شاعری میں ماحولیاتی عناصر کا جائزہ:آرنی نائیس کے تنقیدی نظریات کی روشنی میں‘‘

’’ابدال بیلا کی کتاب ’’آقاؐ‘‘میں سیرت،سوانح،تاریخ اور ادب کے عناصر کا تنقیدی تجزیہ‘‘

 

 

IIUI DELEGATION ATTENDED ISESCO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING IN RABAT
Published on: December 26th, 2018

A high level International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) delegation headed by the varsity President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh attended ISESCO 22nd Executive Council Meeting in Rabat.

IIUI delegation was comprised of IIUI President, Dr. Al-Draiweesh, IRD Executive Director Dr. Husn ul Amin and Advisor to the President on International Affairs Dr Ashraf Abdul Rafea.

Mr. Mohammed Haco, Director of Public Relations and Media, welcomed the president and the delegation on behalf of the Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri.

Delegation also participated in the international symposium organized by the Laboratory of Human, Thought, Religions and Dialogue of Civilizations in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Rabat, the Federation of Universities of the Islamic World and the International Islamic University in Islamabad where the university was represented by Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue.

 

The participation of the University in this symposium is part of a memorandum of understanding signed by the International Islamic University in Islamabad with the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World.

IIUI President discussed issues of mutal intrest with Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri and also handed over copy of Paigham e Pakistan.

 

 

 

IIUI DELEGATION HOLDS SEMINAR ON IQBAL’S THOUGHTS IN MOROCCO
Published on: December 25th, 2018

A high level International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) delegation headed by the varsity President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh visited  University of Sedi Muhammed bin Abadullah Fas, Morocco where it met with Moroccan varsity’s top leadership and also participated in a seminar.

IIUI delegation was comprised of IIUI President, Dr. Al-Draiweesh, IRD Executive Director Dr. Husn ul Amin and Advisor to the President on International Affairs Dr Ashraf Abdul Rafea.

IIUI delegation was received by the President of the Fas University Prof Rizwan Murabit, Vice President Dr Khadija Al Safi, and Deans of various faculties. Dr Rizwan Mratib welcoming the IIUI delegation extended his gratitude over the arrival of the delegation at their campus.

He also brief about the Fez University, its historical significance, strength, faculty and students. IIUI President Dr Rizwan for warm welcome and also briefed on IIUI history, goals, objectives and future  plans.

He apprised about the number of students enrolled, strengths of departments and academic faculties . He urged for collaboration of universities to promote pea ce and moderation in the world.

IIUI President also delivered a detailed lecture on Iqbal’s thoughts and Philosophy of Khudi. He shed light on his poetry and also discussed his  message for unity of Muslims. He said that  Iqbal’s teachings proactively encourage us to learn from Islam which is based on Quran and Sunnah. He added that Iqbal called upon Muslims to revive legacy of knowledge.

 He also elaborated Iqbal’s philosophy of Khudi and urged upon Muslim youth to focus on self respect and self reliance. IIUI President opined that moderation is the most vital  attribute to be followed by Muslims in future.

Dr Husnul Amin also delivered a talk on Iqbal’s monumental work “Reconstruction of Religious thought in Islam”, its historical background, the main themes discussed in this book and how are these relevant for us today. Dr Amin also stressed on the need for academic and political freedoms so that new intellectual and social developments can be imagined in Muslim societies. At the end of his speech, he recited some of Iqbals verses and presented brief summary of these verses. The audience was mesmerized by these verses of Iqbal.

At the end, the faculty and students actively participated in the Q&A session and several important questions and comments were shared.

Meanwhile, A draft of MoU between IIUI and Sid Muhammad b. Abdullah University Fez was signed by both Presidents. The MoU mentions several exchange programs between various department of both Universities. The IRD will also benefit from some of the esteemed scholars of Fez university in future by inviting them for key lectures.

 

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