About Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT)

Brief history of The Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT)

The Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT), a Polytechnic Institute was established in 1989. It offers theoretical and practical training in a number of technologies leading to the Diploma of Associate Engineering (DAE). The Diploma is recognized by the Sindh Board of Technical Education.

AIT’s educational spirit is rooted in the educational ideals embodied by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and the Aligarh Movement. The pre-partition creation of Aligarh Muslim University not only offered Muslim students in the subcontinent a valuable avenue for higher education but also created a sense of community and belonging underpinned by Sir Syed’s ideals of unity, tolerance and academic excellence. Post-1947, this vision has been carried forward by the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association of Pakistan (AMUOBA), Karachi.

The Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association (AMUOBA) serves as a forum to commemorate events of historical and cultural importance. It vigorously advances the ideals and values of the Aligarh Movement especially with regard to educational advancements for young women and men. AIT was established through AMUOBA’s diligent efforts to meet gaps in technical education in Pakistan.

AIT offers a range of courses to fulfil emergent and future demands for technical skills. These include:

  • 3 – year post SSC, DAE Software Engineering
  • 3 – year post SSC, DAE Bio-Medical Technology
  • 3 – year post SSC, DAE Electrical Technology
  • 3 – year post SSC, DAE Electronics Technology
  • 3 – year post SSC, DAE Computer Information Technology
  • 3 – year post SSC, DAE Civil Technology
  • 3 – year post SSC, DAE Mechanical Technology
  • 3 – year post SSC, DAE Architecture Technology

DIT (Diploma in Information Technology) (1 Year)
DBA (Diploma in Business Administration) (2 Year)

In addition to these courses, AIT has also introduced an accredited BS in CS & IT (Computer Science & Information Technology) affiliated with the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology. Launched in 1998, the programme was inundated with applications and has seen an uptick in numbers annually. In 2001, the 3-year BCS degree was upgraded to a 4-year programme bringing it at par with international academic standards. In 2009, AIT introduced a Master’s programme in Computer Science.

Further courses in other subject areas relevant to present day needs of technical manpower are under active consideration.

For more information, visit us at: Aligarh Institute of Technology, plot no. st-16, block 5 on University Road, (opposite Aziz Bhatti Park), in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi.


  • Promote quality and innovation in education and training sector.
  • Promotes/ encourages free education for the students (on Merit basis & for Needy persons)
  • To collaborate with institutions and to achieve and maintain high quality of education and training.
  • To upgrade AIT into Centers of Excellence of world standard through practical course curriculum.
  • To conduct different research & development activities for promoting quality of teaching and technical education.
  • To consult and assist in the development and advancement of technical education and vocational training in the region in a financially self-sustaining manner.
  • Anticipate and prepare for the changing environment and the future needs in the pursuits of technological advancements.
  • Substantial growth of technical education and training sector with quality to match the national average.
  • To use infrastructure facilities and resources for community development.

Introduction of ENGR. Z.A. NIZAMI

Engr. Z. A. Nizami was a man of substance and vision who promoted the idea of imparting high quality, rigorous education in engineering and technological sciences at The Aligarh Institute of Technology and Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology. Through his substantive efforts and strategic managerial skills, both institutions emerged as centers for technological skills and training.

Born on 25th May 1931 in Amroha, District Muradabad, U.P, India, Engr. Z. A. Nizami passed Civil Engineering in 1951 with a First Position from Aligarh Muslim University. He went on to complete his graduate work in Housing and Town Planning from The Netherlands followed by studies in Human Settlement from Berlin University, Germany. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Planning of Mega Cities from London University, UK. He was a Member of Housing & Planning, Nederland and Pakistan Engineering Council.

As the President of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association (AMOUBA) Engr. Z. A. Nizami played a pivotal role in strengthening the Association. He passed away on 12th April 2013. (May his soul rest in peace…… Ameen.).

Introduction of Engr. ZAKIR ALI KHAN

“It is not necessary to do things of great magnitude but the important factor is that everyone should contribute something of value to society. Every individual needs to follow his passions and his dreams to keep the spirit of Aligarh alive.” This was the motto of Engr. Zakir Ali Khan who embodied Aligarh’s culture and ethos throughout his life. He was the pioneering force behind the establishment of the Aligarh Institute of Technology followed by Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology. Inspired by Sir Syed’s belief in the incalculable merits of education, supported by other like-minded peers, he wanted to help develop a new cadre of technical professionals who would prove to be instrumental in Pakistan’s growth in the new digital era. In addition, Engr. Zakir Ali Khan also played a vital role in establishing Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association, Karachi (AMUOBA).

A polymath, Engr. Zakir Ali Khan was an illustrious name in the field of Urdu literature. He authored several well-known books including Miyan Ki Atariya Taley, Rakhte-Safar, Rawayat-e-Aligarh, and Yaadon Ka Dastarkhawan among others. In recognition of his outstanding literary efforts and his efforts in the field of education, Aligarh Muslim University bestowed him with the first “Sir Syed Ahmed Khan International Award” for Literature in September 2008.

Born on 8th July 1926 in Rampur, U.P., India, Engr. Zakir Ali Khan completed his B.Sc in Civil Engineering in 1948 from Aligarh Muslim University. He went on to become Chief Engineer at the Karachi Water and Sewage Board (KWSB) and later became its Managing Director. He also served as the Managing Director of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation. A keen sportsman, Engr. Zakir Ali Khan was on Aligarh Muslim University’s Hockey Team. He also represented Pakistan in half a dozen international sports event. He was also involved in the strategic planning and construction of K.M.C. Football Stadium and Sports Complex in Karachi.

Engr. Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan breathed his last on 8th February, 2012. (May his soul rest in peace….. Ameen.).


Aspire to establish a centre of excellence recognized for the propagation of contemporary knowledge in the field of science and technology.


To meet the growing challenges in the new millennium by providing required skills in advanced technologies. Impart education of the highest standard through value based holistic teaching and learning by integrating traditional and innovative practices.