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News and Events – September 2014
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PRESIDENT IIUI CALLS ON PRINCE BANDAR BIN SAUD AL SAUD, DISCUSSES ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh called on President, Saudi Commission for Wildlife Prince Bandar Bin Saud Al Saud and discussed issues of mutual interest in the meeting.

Both heads discussed matters pertaining to importance of wild life and agreed that an MoU would be soon signed in future between Saudi Commission for Wildlife and department of environmental sciences of IIUI. Prince Bandar Bin Saud showed keen interest in extending the mutual relations with IIUI and assured that Saudi Commission for Wildlife would be found always ready for bilateral cooperation in the field of wild life and protection of environment. President IIUI, on the occasion, also apprised the prince regarding the faculty, performance and nature of research work being held at the department of environmental sciences at IIUI.

Prince Bandar Bin Saud Al Saud lauded the services of Dr. Al-Draiweesh while he also felicitated him for being nominated for the Tamgha-e- Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan. He hoped that IIUI would further progress in the academic fields and would soon make its vital place among the ranks of leading varsities across the world. He added that Dr. Al-Draiweesh has been the source of further strengthening the Saudi-Pak brethren relations and wished him success in achievement of his lofty goals he has for the prosperity and progress of IIUI.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh hoped that cooperation between the both sides would pave the way for the service of Ummah, he appreciated Prince Bandar Bin Saud Al Saud for his keen interest in the progress of IIUI and also thanked for his warm hospitality. On the occasion, President IIUI presented university publications along with his book on protection of environment which has earned special Madina tul Munawarah award. Prince Bandar Bin Saud Al Saud also presented publications of commission to president IIUI and assured of ample cooperation from his side to IIUI.

   
FACULTY MEMBERS BRING FAME, AWARDED ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS FELLOWSHIP
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
Royal Society of Arts, United Kingdom (RSA) has awarded Fellowship to Professor Dr. N.B. Jumani Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Dr. Asad Abbas Assistant Professor Department of Education International Islamic University Islamabad. The fellowship has been awarded on their excellence in academia and educational contributions in research, teaching innovations and alike others fields, as the RSA fellowship awarded to academicians having distinct research background and professional competence. It is a matter of great pleasure and honour for Department of Education and IIUI as well. The worth mentioning is here that the RSA Fellowship is a network of people from a across the world with wide range of backgrounds, united by a desire to build a better society.

The RSA is an enlightenment organization committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so as to close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world. The Aim of RSA is to foster more powerful citizens, nurture resilient communities and develop more innovative public services for individuals and communities.

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING ORGANIZES A SEMINAR
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
Department of Electronics Engineering, Female Campus International Islamic University organized a professional seminar on the topic “FYP Offering, Monitoring and Assessment”. Dr Shehroz Khan from IIU Malaysia (foreign faculty in IIUI) was guest speaker in the seminar. In this talk, he discussed selection and monitoring of Final Year Projects in detail. He further elaborated about literature survey, simulation, implementation and documentation of final year projects (FYP). Dr. Shehroz enriched the students about the assessments, of the projects and other lingered factors and elements of the research. The seminar was actively attended by the faculty members and students, in which they also got the solution of their queries by asking questions.

ANTI JUDICIARY BANNERS CASE: ACCUSED RASHID NOT IIUI EMPLOYEE
A three column news item published in daily Jang Thursday while quoting Deputy Attorney General Khwaja Ahmed Hussain reported that accused Rashid S/O Salahudin Sheikh is an employee of International Islamic University Islamabad which is baseless.

The university administration has investigated that listed information is not based on facts and information given in the case about Rashid does not match with record of any university employee. However, if contacted, university administration would cooperate with all investigative agencies in this regard.

BOT ELECTS NEW MEMBERS
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
The 10th annual meeting of the Board of the Trustees of International Islamic University IIUI elected new members for the period three years. The meeting was held at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University Riyadh Saudi Arab.

It’s pertinent to mention here that all the BOT members elected against the vacancies caused by the sad demise of nine founder members. The honourable members are included, Mr. Justice (R) Khalil ur Rehman Khan, Ex Rector IIUI, Mr. Justice Dr. Fida Muhammad Khan senior judge Federal Shariat Court, Shdikh Abdul Rehman Bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud President, Presidency of Shariat Courts and Islamic Affairs, Doha Qatar, Dr. Iyad Amen Madni Secretary General OIC, Mr Justice Mohammad Taqi Usmani, VP Darul Uloom Karachi, Ms Razina Alam Khan Ex Senator, Dr Muhammad Khalid Masud Former Chairman, Council of Islamic Ideology Pakistan, Sheikh Hamood Bin Abdullah Al-Theeb and Sheikh Abdul Rehman Ali Al Juraisi from Saudi Arab.

The BOT also nominated three members of Board of Governors of IIUI included Senator Mrs Nuzhat Sadiq, Mrs. Rahila Durrani MPA Balochistan, and Mr. Ahmad Farooq Secretary to President of Pakistan for the period of two years. In addition BOT also approved the name of Mr. Mahmood Elahi as nominee on the Finance and Planning Committee of the university, while Mr. Justice (R) Khalil ur Rehman Khan former Chief Justice Lahore High Court as nominee of the Council of Islamic Research Institute of university, Dr. Faheem Khan former Director General International Institute of Islamic Economics as nominee of the Council of IIIE, Dr. Fazal Elahi former Professor of IIUI as nominee of the Council of Dawah Academy of the university, Mr Justice (R) Amjad Ali Sheikh former Judge LHC as nominee of the Council of Shariah Academy of the university for a period of two years.

It’s worth mentioning that, the Board of the Trustees of IIUI is the supreme authority of IIUI, which crafts the policies and regulations of the university. It also approves the establishment of any academicals units and departments of the university. Likewise, the Board of the Trustees of IIUI is responsible of studying the annual reports and accrediting the annual budget of the university, beside other core tasks and activities that governs the university’s affairs and its links with other counterparts.

CHINESE VARSITY DELEGATION VISITS IIU
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
A delegation of Chinese LinYi University visited International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), met with university high officials and discussed matters of expanding mutual cooperation and signing MoUs in this regard. The delegation was headed by Din Hai Tao of Lin Yi University.

Both sides agreed that measures would be taken to pave the way for an MoU under which work for establishing a China-Muslim World Studies Centre would be initiated. It was also agreed after MoU exchange of delegations would be materialized from both sides and students and Faculty members of Arabic and Chinese Languages would learn from experiences of each other.

On the occasion of the delegation’s meeting with IIUI officials the meeting was attended by Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Acting President IIUI Dr. Mohammad Bashir Khan, Director General (AF&P) Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja, Deans and Directors of the university. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said IIUI doors are wide open for mutual cooperation with all academic institutions of the world and after the detailed discussion and ground work measures for materializing and signing the MoU would soon be taken. He also thanked LinYi administration for its keen interest in partnership with IIUI.

MEHBOOB ELAHI VISITS IIUI, ASSURES COOPERATION FOR VARSITY PROGRESS
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Member Board of Trustees, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Mehboob Elahi Tuesday said that Education plays a vital role in progress of the society and progress of IIUI can help to achieve the goal of a developed society.

This he said on the occasion of his visit to IIUI during his meeting with Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinazi and other university administrative officers. IIUI Board of Trustees would work for involving the university in public and private sector partnership which will further enhance the academic and infrastructural growth of the university, he said in a meeting with Rector IIUI which was also attended by Acting President IIUI Dr. Mohammad Bashir Khan and Director General (AF&P) IIUI Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja.

In the meeting, Rector IIUI apprised Mr. Mehboob Elahi regarding the Academic progress of the varsity while he also briefed him on various infrastructure projects, performance and work nature of IIUI units and institutes. He added that separate campus for the female students is a distinction of IIUI where 14,000 on campus students acquiring quality education in 140 programs integrated with teachings of Islam. “University has provided degrees to thousands of the students in many disciplines who are now becoming a source of proud for IIUI” Rector IIUI added.

Mehboob Elahi lauded the performance and ongoing projects of the university and vowed to work for the completion of the projects while assuring all possible cooperation in this regard.

Later, he was also given a detailed presentation regarding the university by Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja in presence of Rector IIUI, Vice President IIUI and Directors of all departments. On the occasion, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai presented a shield of university and IIUI publications to Mr. Mehboob Elahi. He also visited female and male campuses and the university central library at the end of his visit.

NEW ACADEMIC YEAR STARTS AT IIU, VARSITY PRESIDENT WELCOMES NEW STUDENTS
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
New Academic year at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) commenced here on Monday at both campuses of the university where thousands of the male and female students joined their respective classes in various departments of the 9 faculties of university.

IIUI had launched its admission campaign back in August after which a large number of foreign students and students hailing from all regions of country have been enrolled in more than hundred degree programs.

President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, in his message to the new students has welcomed them and vowed that university would provide every possible facility to nurture this valuable asset of Ummah. He also congratulated IIUI administration and faculty members on successful admission campaign and admission process. He also reiterated his resolve that IIUI would keep providing a milieu of peace and brotherhood to its students and new young minds would be provided quality contemporary education integrated with teachings of Islam.

Combined Faculty Meeting
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
A combined Faculty meeting was held in FMS on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 which was presided by Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan, Acting President IIUI/ Dean FMS.The Acting President/Dean FMS emphasized the incorporation of Islamic Perspective in all the courses. Dr. Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Deputy Dean FMS appreciated the efforts of entire faculty for meeting the challenges with hardwork. He also emphasized on Academia-Industrial linkages and future programs at FMS. Ms. Tasneem Fatima, Chairperson female Campus, Mr. Muhammad Awais Ejaz Khan, Chairman, UG & G, Dr. Muhammad Arif, Acting Chairman HS & R and male other male and female faculty members gave their valuable inputs. All academic/ administrative and student matters were discussed at length.

IIUI HOLD BASR MEETING
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
The 8th Meeting of the Board of Advanced Studies & Research (BASR) 2014 of the International Islamic University was held under the chairmanship of Acting President IIUI Prof Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan. In the meeting, research proposals and synopsis and the thesis of the students of Faculty of Social Sciences were discussed and some decisions were also taken accordingly.
The meeting was attended by all the worthy members of the Board and issued precious directions for further research work to the students.
Dr. Muhammad Bashir in his remarks said that the topic, validity of the research is very much important, it should be taken great care, while choosing the area.”The research should be conducted on contemporary issues and problems“. He added. Dr. Bashir also thanked the board members and appreciated their key role to guide students regarding their research endeavors

INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY INKS MOUS WITH AL-IMAM UNIVERSITY
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
International Islamic University Islamabad signed two separate MoU with the Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University Riyadh Saudi Arabia in the field of Information Technology and Languages respectively.

The first MoU was signed by President IIUI Prof Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh on behalf of IIUI and Dr. Waleed Al-Jandal, Dean, Deanship of Information Technology. The MoU would pave the way to get progress and achieve excellence with cooperative endeavors in the field of Information Technology by sharing expertise and skills from both sides.

The second MoU which was inked by Dr. Al-Draiweesh and Dr. Abdullah bin Haziz Al-Sulmee Dean, Deanship of Affair of Institute of Abroad (DAIA) to cooperate in the field of languages specially Arabic for non Arabs. According the second MoU DAIA would also offer teaching faculty, scholarships, exchange of students and joint academic and research programs. These MoUs were specially guided and supported by Prof. Dr. Suliman Aba Al-Khail, Rector of Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, who is also Pro Chancellor of IIUI. On the eve of signing ceremony of MoUs Dr. Suliman Aba Al-Khail highly praised and encouraged the step and also considered the signatures as a leading opportunity for both universities. He said these MoUs would prove key mile stone to achieve high destination and founding objectives of both the universities. “I am fully convinced that, IUII represents appreciable example for the joint orientated Islamic action, also on the way forward“. He added.

Dr. Aba al-Khail said IIUI has taken bold steps toward achieving its objectives and is on the way to progress in the dynamic leadership of Dr. Al-Draiweesh.

President IIUI Dr. Al-Draiweesh in his vote of thanks paid high gratitude to Dr. Suliman Aba Al-Khail on valuable contributions and special consideration for IIUI. ”Mutual cooperation and sharing experiences will lead both universities towards progress and development “. He maintained. President IIUI said Islamic University owns great leadership, talented faculty, renowned scholars and peaceful milieu for the students.

Commended the signature step, Dr. Waleed Al-Jandal considered it as a good opportunity for expansion of expertise in Information Technology. “Signed MoU would be benefiting for universities and it will be impacting on its deliverables to the marketplace”. He added.

Dr. Abdullah bin Haziz said that, the MoU would cement the academics cooperation between both universities including the exchange of faculty and students. It would also a base of sharing knowledge, resources, and jointly organizing conferences and symposiums.

   
DIRECTOR FINANCE REPRESENTS IIU IN HEC DELEGATION FOR THAILAND & AUSTRALIA
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Khurshid Alam, Director Finance International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) represented the university in an HEC delegation of 25 Treasurers/Directors Finance consisting of public sector universities all over Pakistan for Thailand and Australia.

The visit was arranged with the coordination of “Asian Institute of Technology”, Thailand on the instructions of the World Bank. The delegation visited the various Institutions and had long discussions on the procedure, resource diversification, financial management and cost control.

Khurshid Alam has said, basic idea of the visit was that the Treasurers may discuss the resource diversification, financial management and cost control being followed by the universities of developed countries and have an international exposure for day to day working.

IMAM MUHAMMAD BIN SAUD ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY APPROVES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 15 IIUI STUDENTS
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has approved scholarships for 15 students of International Islamic University Islamabad(IIUI) who would acquire free education in various departments of Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University.

This step is taken in view of an MoU which was signed between both universities with the efforts of President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh. President IIUI while lauding the cooperation of KSA government and Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University has thanked both for mutual cooperation. He reiterated his resolve that IIUI would remain committed for cooperation with universities of Islamic world.

Last year, 200 IIUI students were provided scholarships by various universities of Saudi Arabia, those students are getting facilities such as free education and residence under the said scholarships.

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