KARACHI: Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) said on Thursday that SMIU, besides imparting quality equation to its students, is providing space and opportunities to them for their intellectual development. The SMIU Coffee House is an addition to such facilities.
He said while speaking at an inaugural ceremony of SMIU Coffee House held at SMIU here. Shaikh said that Coffee Houses of well reputed universities of European counties had remained engines for intellectual debates, discussions and development of their students. Following such tradition, SMIU has also set up SMIU Coffee House.
He said that SMIU is the first university of Pakistan that had established Coffee House for its students. He said that the SMIU Coffee House has seating capacity of about 150 persons, and initially, it has opened with 72 seats. We are providing basic facilities to our students for their intellectual grooming the SMIU Vice Chancellor said and hoped that students and faculty shall use this facility for discussing ideas regarding tolerance, enlightenment and social and economic development of the country.
The programme was attended by Deans of faculties, chairperson of different departments, Registrar, Director Finance and other officials. Earlier, Pir Muzaffar Ali Shah, Conservationist Architect of SMIU, presented welcome addresses and praised the role of Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor SMIU for his innovative ideas and hard work for betterment of the university.