Vice Chancellor

Prof. Dr. Asif Ahmed Shaikh

Prof. Dr. Asif Ahmed Shaikh is currently serving as Vice Chancellor, Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur. Dr. Shaikh has a vast academic and administrative experience under various capacities in University environment. Dr. Shaikh has completed his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from NED University. Afterwards, in the year 2001, he has proceeded to Japan under Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (MEXT) scholarship to pursue his Masters and Ph.D. in Engineering from Nagasaki University, Japan in the years 2004 and 2007, respectively. Before joining this assignment, he was posted as Dean, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering and Director, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. Dr. Shaikh has also served as Chairman, Department of Environmental Engineering at NED University for almost 10 years. In 2018, Dr. Shaikh participated and successfully completed the Country’s highest administrative training, named “National Management Course (NMC)” held under National School of Public Policy, Lahore in its 109 course

Dr. Shaikh has an active research profile, wherein, so far he has published more than 38 publications both in national and international peer reviewed journals and conferences. Dr. Shaikh has supervised 04 doctoral and 12 master level research students. Apart from this, during his professional career, he has successfully organized 05 international conferences and so far secured 07 research grants amounting almost 18 million from various national and international funding agencies. Dr. Shaikh is an active participant in both national and international conferences and so far travelled 22 countries where he has presented his research works in the areas of quality assurance in higher education, environmental engineering and satellite remote sensing.

Dr. Shaikh has a vast experience of serving in all statutory bodies of the university as member, including but not limited to, Senate, Syndicate, Academic Council, Finance Planning Committee, etc. both at NED University and nominated member in other public and private sector universities in the Country. Dr. Shaikh has also served as nominated member by the Chief Minister Sindh in Finance and Planning Committee at Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Sukkur. He has also served as nominated member by the Chief Minister Sindh in Administrative Committee, Board of Secondary Education, Karachi.

Dr. Shaikh is having more than 15 years of extensive experience in quality assurance in higher education in Pakistan. He is an active reviewer by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad and till date he has evaluated more than 20 universities all across the Country for performing Institutional Performance Evaluation, and Masters, Ph.D. Programme Review visits. Dr. Shaikh is also a certified Lead Auditor by Lyod’s Register which is an international certification body that looks quality parameters under ISO quality standards. Dr. Shaikh is also an active member of national and international quality assurance bodies, such as; INQAAHE, APQN and PNQAHE. During his tenure as Director QEC at NED University, he has significantly raised the quality rating standards which never came below to 90 points out of 100. In 2019, he has got renewed ISO certification for NED University under 9001-2015 standards. With his efforts, all NOCs for Postgraduate and Ph.D. Programmes have been timely obtained from HEC. Apart from fluency in English, Urdu, Sindhi and Punjabi languages, he is also a fluent speaker of Japanese language.