University of Science & Technology Bannu
Prof. Dr. Engr. Syed Abid Ali Shah
It is indeed a matter of great pleasure and honour that I have taken up the baton of University of Science and Technology Bannu as its Vice Chancellor, which has been a great centre of imparting knowledge and promoting research in the Southern Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, since its establishment in 2005. As a new Vice Chancellor of the University, I am committed to making this University one of the greatest Universities of the country in every respect. In order to achieve this goal, I would fully utilize my energies, experience and potentials. Dedicated team work of honest and spirited professionals form both the Administration and the Faculty is key in clinching this achievement and as a Torch-bearer of the University, the responsibility lies on my shoulder to promote liaison and harmony between the Departments and the Administration so that the University may find its niche in the top ranking universities of the country.
In today’s rapidly changing world, the advancement and development of both Faculty and Students are paramount to be at par with the modern lines. In this connection, well-equipped and fully furnished infrastructure both for the students and for the faculty members are the needs of the day to achieve the desired results. As a Team leader, I am fully aware of my responsibilities in this regard and I shall leave no stone unturned in accomplishing academic excellence so that the University may prove its admirable Crichton in imparting quality education, result-oriented research and fostering Industry-academia linkages for the development of the region.
Since the University has recently secured its 2nd position in the Province and 15th position countrywide according to the HEC ranking list of 2016, yet we are determined not sit on our laurels but to excel others in this competition. The University currently offers various on-campuses programmes in 21 various disciplines including two engineering programs, five Ph.D programmes plus offering MPhil/MS programmes in eight different fields. We are dedicated to expand the spheres of academic activities by launching new disciplines like: Civil-Engineering, D-Pharmacy, Nano-Technology, Petroleum-Engineering, and Law etc.
Last but not least, I forge the motto words for the University “Illuminating the mind by knowledge” so all the faculty members and the students must take up the cudgels to play their active and vibrant role for uplifting University of Science and Technology Bannu to its acme so that she takes a pride of place in the leading universities not only of the province but also of the country.