Engineering College alumnus felicitated



ALIGARH  : The Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET), Aligarh Muslim University felicitated its alumnus Prof. Syed Javaid Zaidi on his appointment as the first UNESCO Chair in Water Desalination in the entire gulf region under UNESCO’s UNITWIN programme in Qatar.

Addressing the program, Prof. Zaidi said, “I am indebted to this university for shaping the life and career of numerous people like me and achieved success due to the learning, we received at our almamter.”

He also recalled the address of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad during university convocation held on February 20, 1949. “Your duty is to regenerate those old traditions and to create in your university an atmosphere of research and inquiry into all the spheres of knowledge and preach the gospel of large-hearted tolerance and of pure morality,” Prof. Zaidi quoted.

Prof. Zaidi urged the students of all faculties to connect with him for guidance in undertaking their research projects and proposed to initiate student exchange programmes.

Earlier, Prof. Zaheeruddin (former Pro-Vice Chancellor, AMU) appreciated Prof. Zaidi for his hard work, innovative research and urged the students to follow the footsteps of Prof. Zaidi and return after achieving success to serve their motherland.

Guest of honor, Prof. M M Sufyan Beg (Principal, ZHCET), Prof. Syed Akhlaq Ahmad (Chairperson, Department of Chemical Engineering) and Prof. Sadaf Zaidi (Chairperson, Department of Post-harvest Engineering and Technology) shared anecdotes from Prof. Zaidi’s life and his experiences at AMU.

Prof. Junaid Khalil (Department of Chemical Engineering) and Mr Naseem Ahmad (former Chairperson, Department of Chemical Engineering) also congratulated Prof. Zaidi on his appointment as UNESCO Chair and for publication of his seminal works in reputed journals and their presentation in international conferences.

Prof. Zaidi also presented his book, “Reverse Osmosis Systems”, to ZHCET and Maulana Azad Library.

The program was conducted by Asif Saud (Research Assistant, Qatar University) and attended by nearly 150 people including students, faculty members and several chairpersons.


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