KARACHI: Internationally recognised, distinguished scientist Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman has joined the SSUET Board of Governors and attended the recent BOG meeting as its member.

Engr Muhamamd Adil Usman, Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) welcomed him at his office and discussed with him about the challenges being faced by the academic sector. Dr Atta appreciated the progress and development of the Sir Syed University following the vision of great scholar and reformer Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

“Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman is a man of extraordinary knowledge and vast academic experience. We are delighted that he has joined SSUET Board of Governors, “said the university chancellor.

Atta-ur-Rahman is a leading scientist and scholar in the field of organic chemistry from Pakistan, especially renowned for his research in the various areas relating to natural product chemistry. He has been the federal minister for Science and Technology, Education and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC).–Staff Reporter

The Austrian government had also honoured him with its highest civil award in recognition of his eminent contributions. He is also the only scientist from the Muslim world to have been conferred the Unesco Science Prize. Dr Atta is the most distinguished scientist of Pakistan having won four civil awards by successive governments including the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Nishan-e-Imtiaz.–Staff Reporter