Aligarh: Senior faculty member at the Department of Computer Science, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Officer on Special Duty (Development), Prof Jamshed Siddiqui passed away on Monday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital in the university. He was 53 years old.
His demise has created a wave of sorrow on the university campus and condolence messages are pouring in from all sections of the university fraternity and outside.
AMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor expressed a deep sense of grief on Dr Siddiqui’s untimely death and said it is a personal loss for him.
“Dr Siddiqui’s demise is also a big loss to the university. He was an excellent academician and teacher who had a wide following among his students and colleagues and was loved by one and all for his excellent behaviour,” said Prof Mansoor.
Dr Siddiqui served the university in many capacities including the tenures as the Proctor, the Dean Students’ Welfare and Secretary AMU Teachers Staff Association. He joined AMU as a lecturer in 1992 and was promoted to the positions of Associate Professor and Professor in 2006 and 2014 respectively. He also worked as a Lecturer (on leave from AMU) at the Department of Information Technology, Ibra Technical Industrial College, Sultanate of Oman from 1997 to 2001.
He taught Analysis and Design of Information System, Management Information Systems (MIS), Fundamentals of IT, Software Engineering, Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems, Operating Systems, Computer oriented Numerical Methods, Research Methodology, Data mining, Parallel Computing and Programming Languages to under-graduate, postgraduate and Ph.D students.
Information Systems, MIS, Systems Analysis and Design, Knowledge Management Systems, E-Business, Data Mining and Parallel Computing were his thrust areas.
Dr Siddiqui published many papers in peer-reviewed journals such as Springer, Journal of Information Technology, TQM Magazine, (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.), Business Process Management Journal, (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.), Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, Journal of Systems Management, International Journal of Services and Operations Management among others. He also authored chapters of several books.
He wrote thesis on ‘Information Technology Acceptance and Organisational Agility: Application in Indian firms’ for his Ph.D in Information Systems at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
Dr Siddiqui did Master of Computer Science and Applications (MCA) and BSc (Hons) in Physics with Mathematics and Chemistry as subsidiary subjects from AMU.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Dr Faiza Abbasi (Assistant Director, UGC HRDC, AMU) and two children.
He was laid to rest at the university graveyard.