SMIU team visits LondonJune 7, 2015
KARACHI: Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) and students and faculty members of SMIU visited Lincoln’s Inn, the institution, where Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah studied Law for two and half years on the first day of their visit to London under 10 days “Future Leadership Programme”, jointly organized by SMIU and the British Council Pakistan.
As SMIU itself is an Alma Mater of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, so seeing another Alma Mater of the Quaid in England was a wonderful experience for SMIU’s students and faculty members. They were enthusiastic while finding their association and link between these two great institutions – SMIU and Lincoln’s Inn.
The delegation of SMIU under supervision of SMIU’s Vice Chancellor comprised Registrar Gulzar Mughal, faculty members Dr. Aurangzeb, Dr. Shaista Naz and Nosheen Hussain and students Ahsab Habib, Shahroz Hassan, Misbah Haroon, Mahgul Nadir, Gul Afroz, Mohammad Arsalan, Jawad Hassan, Zahira Jahan and Mahnoor Arain. This delegation had arrived jn London on June 5th for 10 days training under the programme “Future Leadership Programme.” The expenditure of the group of SMIU students and faculty members is equally bearing SMIU and British Council Pakistan.
British Council Pakistan’s members Mr. Shaikh Hammad Amjad, Ms Mariam Qadir and Arsalan Rabbani are also part of the delegation.
During their visit to Lincoln’s Inn, Dr Shaikh explained the students and faculty about importance and history of Lincoln’s Inn, which was founded in 1292 AD. He said Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had opted to study Law instead business administration over here.
He further said that Quaid had needed a few exemptions during admission at Lincoln’s Inn, one of them was exemption from giving entry test in Latin Language as he had argued that he had not learnt Latin Language earlier and the administration of Lincoln’s Inn provided him opportunity to appear in the entrance test. “During the admission process he was able enough to pass entrance test that was equivalent to matriculation level, because he had just passed ninth grade at SMI and there was needed matriculation certificate for admission in Lincoln’s Inn,” he maintained.
Later the group of SMIU visited the Hall of Fame at Lincoln’s Inn, where Quaid-e-Azam’s portrait was displayed with the title of Role of Honor.
The delegation of SMIU students also visited Trafalgar square & captured historical architecture of this great attraction of London through their cameras.
SMIU students shared their observations. Mahgul Nadir, student of Computer Science, said, “Being in the UK for first time, is the best thing ever happened to her. It was just like a dream come true. It is educational, cultural and technological exposure for them, which will help them in future. Even her thought process has been changed after seeing the whole new world.” I shall try to learn more from this visit,” she remarked.