Vice Chancellor's Message Prof. Dr. Samreen Hussain (TI)
I am grateful to Allah the Almighty for His countless blessings in me.
I am indebted to Honourable Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah for his trust in me and providing me yet another assignment full of challenges.
As a Vice Chancellor, I have inherited a financial deficit of 400M and liabilities of 148M. Challenges like insufficient space for these many Undergraduate programs, hybrid system of education ( neither term nor semester), over staffing yet unavailability of dedicated Human Resources on essential positions, a lot of manual /paperwork, struggling quality of teaching especially in undergraduate programs, dearth of computing facilities and core laboratories equipment etc. On a positive side, a sizable Endowment Fund, good number of PhD faculty, cooperative staff and motivated students.
With the support and efforts of my team DUET, I will try to establish a transparent governance model through good practices, subordination of personal interests, implementing check & balance mechanisms and making DUET a most rewarding institution for high performing professionals. Introducing “Digital DUET Initiative” for paperless working for cost and time efficient routine operations as well as reducing environmental hazards. With few policy reforms and better financial management & discipline we can gain all that we deserve and aim for ! On the Academic front, will try to implement the semester system , in letter and spirit, to let students enjoy the flexibility and ease of choosing credits as per their intellectual convenience. Including all stakeholders to draw the roadmap for faculty development for pedagogical sophistication, improve quality of course contents, designing market based elective courses, and fruitful industry linkages for better employability of graduates as well as joint entrepreneurial endeavors and resource mobilization through Public Private Partnerships.
For Students, Dawood University shall provide many opportunities to grow academically, intellectually, socially and as well-rounded human beings. To achieve this, I and my Faculty shall strive to create an environment where critical thinking is emphasized, teamwork is promoted, Sportsmanship is encouraged, technology awareness is instilled, new veins of knowledge are explored, multi-cultural awareness and empathy are developed, interpersonal competencies are fostered, practical life skills are honed, and an ethical perspective is woven into its fabric. As Vice Chancellor, I am deeply committed to attracting a body of students dedicated to academic excellence, research for regional challenges & way forward, and service to society.
In our mission to contribute to national development, we shall focus on the professional development of our students to provide you with the knowledge, skills & environment required to develop confident leaders, independent thinkers and creative entrepreneurs.
In the end, I would like to request Alumni of Dawood University to come forward and help their alma mater to reach the heights of academic excellence with their knowledge, experience, commitment and financial and moral support.
We at Dawood, are committed to acknowledge our Alumni and their success through launching the “ Dawood University Alumni Excellence Awards”. Soon, we shall reach out to you for nominations.
As a new team lead , I am looking forward to the trust, guidance and support of all Statutory Bodies.
Dear team, students and Alumni; there’s a lot we have to do this year. I believe that nothing is impossible if the will and clear intent is there. We can convert challenges into opportunities. So gel in together and build upon each other’s strengths with a positive and constructive mindset.
Wish me luck and work in the best interest of our beloved Dawood University!