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 Engineering
  • 3 – year post SSC, DAE Mechanical Engineering

In addition to these courses, AIT has also introduced an accredited BCS in Computer Science degree programme 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.

Introduction of ENGR. Z.A. NIZAMI

Engr. Z.A. Nizami was a man with substance and great vision who developed and incorporated the idea of imparting high-standard, updated knowledge of engineering in the most effective way at The Aligarh Institute of Technology and Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology. Through his substantial work and strategically planned managerial skill, both institutions emerged as the best centers in town for learning contemporary technological skills and knowledge.

This was the reason that Z.A. Nizami thought to produce engineers ready to take on the competitive world with not only deep academic insight and technical know-how, but also armed with values and ethics that help in grooming a well-rounded personality. To serve the purpose, he with his fellow Aligarians established Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT) and Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET).

To keep pace with the constant changing world of information technology, he made strenuous efforts to initiate the system to prepare future leaders to succeed in the competitive world of professionals with their extraordinary skill and outstanding ability.

Engr. Z.A. Nizami was born on 25th May 1931 in Amroha, District Muradabad, U.P, India. He passed Civil Engineering with First Position from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, in 1951.

Engr. Z. A. Nizami did his post-graduation on Housing and Town Planning from Nederland and on Human Settlement from Berlin University, Germany. He also obtained Master’s Degree on Planning of Mega Cities from London University, UK. He was a Member of Housing & Planning, Nederland and Pakistan Engineering Council. As Director General of Karachi Development Authority he played a vital role in development of Karachi Metropolis.

Engr. Z.A. Nizami was the President of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association, Karachi and had a pivotal role in strengthening the Association. He has been the torch bearer of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s mission throughout his life and that’s why rightly called “Sir Syed of Pakistan” or “Sir Syed Sani”. 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 the things with great magnitude but the important factor is that each and every one should contribute something of value to the society. Every individual needs to follow his passion and his dreams to keep Aligarh Spirit alive”. This was the motto of Engr. Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan who truly represented Aligarh culture and ethos throughout his life. He was a potent force and pioneer to establish Aligarh Institute of Technology followed by Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, to build a new cadre of technical professionals who would prove to be instrumental to accelerate the growth in the digital era.

Engr. Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan also played a vital role in establishing Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association, Karachi (AMUOBA). Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan was dedicated to this cause.

Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan was a multi dimensional personality and an illustrious name in the field of Urdu literature. He authored remarkable books like Miyan Ki AtariyaTaley, Hadith-e-Haram, Rakhte-Safar, Marhaba Alhaaj, Qalam Rau, Deewan-e-Aam, Rawayat-e-AIigarh, Baraa-e-Naam, Mai-Baap and Yaadon Ka Dastarkhawan. In recognition of his outstanding literary works for promoting the vision and mission of Sir Syed through his engagements in the field of education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (India) bestowed him with the first “Sir Syed Ahmed Khan International Award” for Literature in September 2008.

Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan was born on 8th July 1926 at Rampur, UP, India. He did BSc in Civil Engineering in 1948 from Aligarh Muslim University. Mr. Khan served Karachi Water and Sewage Board (KWSB) as Chief Engineer and later as Managing Director of KWSB. He also served as Managing Director of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation. Mr. Zakir Ali Khan was a sportsperson from his student life in Aligarh Muslim University and had represented his Alma Mater as a member of the Hockey Team. He represented Pakistan in half a dozen international sports event. He worked hard to promote tennis and served as Secretary of Division Lawn Tennis Association, Karachi. He was 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.