My father Dr. Mir Mohammad Amjad Hussain, Founder of Khwaja Yunus Ali University had a cherished desire to serve the underprivileged community. As charity should begin at home, he picked up his own village Enayetpur for this purpose. Realizing the crying need of female education, he first established Meherunnessa Girls’ High School in 1952 and that was the modest beginning. At present, the same village houses a number of organizations all built and managed by him. The organizations at Enayetpur are Khwaja Yunus Ali Laboratory School & College, Khwaja Yunus Ali Nursing College, Khwaja Yunus Ali Medical College & Hospital, KYAMCH Cancer Centre and last but not the least, Khwaja Yunus Ali University. Some institutes by this time have attained international stature. Khwaja Yunus Ali University is running 4th year of their academic activities. The University has decided to publish a prospectus for which I have been asked to write a few lines. I consider it a unique privilege on my part but at the same time I feel too small to represent a towering personality in the person of a father about whom the more we learn, the more appreciations we have about what a great person he was.
Khwaja Yunus Ali University (KYAU) is in a stage of development. Modern technology has given us access to the quest of knowledge allowing measurements and experiments that could hardly be dreamt a decade ago. Today, research-based University is moving away from its former preoccupation of knowledge building to 21st Century survival assault of technology-based skilled workforce. The survival of this university vis-à-vis our own survival depends on concerted effort and continuous progress portrayed in the palette representing world-class University.
I am aware that, though I do not have the same capability of my father, destiny has placed the responsibility of developing this university on my shoulder to make it fruitful to the future generation of Bangladesh. I would therefore, urge to all those who are joining with me to put up their best to build this university to the same stature as my father envisaged.
We, on our part those in the management shall leave no stone unturned to fulfill the dream of our father, the great philanthropist Dr. Mir Mohammad Amjad Hussain. I would only expect the faculty members and the students of this university to live up to our expectation.
May Allah help us.
I admit I had to face an enormous task running the ongoing programs of 15 academic departments initiated during startup sequence by the initial management. I must acknowledge their initial support. They were able to make the university go against a number of obstacles.
We have still difficulties in running the departments; the hurdles being a requisite number of students required number of senior Teachers, infrastructure facilities especially Laboratories. We did not reach the full handshake between demand and supply.
However, our students are getting a quality education with minimal charges and a substantial number of students are enjoying waivers up to 100%. Our organization is a No-Profit Organization.
We can say, we are working hard to make the university comparable to international standard. Rome was not built in a day. All of us involved in the welfare of the university teachers, students and employees have to bear with us, a new building is being built just by the side of the existing one. The old building is being renovated to accommodate teachers and house laboratories.
A good day is ahead, Best of luck.
I met Dr. Mir Mohammad Amjad Hussain in his eighties still defying challenges of aging. His brilliant mind, indefatigable devotion to work and his spirit captivated everyone who knew him. His special ability to motivate people induced me to join the team working at Khwaja Yunus Ali Medical College in 2005 as Principal. The sad demise of Dr. Mir Mohammad Amjad Hussain on September 11, 2013, stunned and saddened all who were privileged to know him. He expected the best and somehow brought out the best of the people.
His successors, his illustrious sons, and daughters who came into the helm of affairs of managing the organizations left by him ushered me again to join the Khwaja Yunus Ali University in 2012 as Dean, Biomedical Science and later as Vice-Chancellor in 2015. Thus, Khwaja Yunus Ali University is a legacy left to us by a giant personality, the country can be proud of the trait of his organizations as known to the world to be the very best of its kind. Khwaja Yunus Ali University is no exception. We do not want KYAU to be listed just as one of the Private Universities to the ever-increasing number of Private Universities. We have to be the very best of its kind.
The beginning of all things is likely to be modest. But, with the help of the Board of trustees, we are working hard to develop it as the best educational center in human sciences, science, and Engineering, Biomedical Science and Law with high-quality faculty members, state-of-the-art educational materials to be the best learning place to a global market. We are at present in the temporary site of the University. In the master plan, the University shall grow up in an area of 100 acres of land beside the old campus. We have at present 15 (fifteen) functioning departments with a wide spectrum of modern education in an interactive environment. Our efforts are to help equip our learners the skills through active learning programs.
With untiring effort and blessing of our Chairman Mohammad Yusuf, we intend to be a pioneer in an excellent field of mechatronics and Micro-Mechatronics engineering, a multidisciplinary new field of Engineering as we have the honor to be the 6th partner of the EU4 European consortium. We have progressed from what could be termed the conceptual stage and set the arena for the potential customers, selection of suitable candidates. In this long journey, I must acknowledge the contribution of our adviser for Foreign Students Affair, Professor Colonel Dr. med. Mohammed NazmulAhsanMallik (retired).
Building a system: We have our notion of building an educational system unique but unified with the visions of Founder Dr. Mir Mohammad Amjad Hussain. Our final products should not only be an excellent resource person but at the same time a good human being.
A self-tuned person who dedicates his knowledge, his education for humanity.