Prof. Mir Shouketh Ali
It is with profound sorrow and a deep sense of loss that we remember and pay tribute to Professor Mir Shouketh Ali, a distinguished academician, accomplished engineer, and a pillar of our institution. Professor Ali, born on March 5, 1941, and departed from us on 16th December 2011 on Friday morning around 9 to 10 am, leaves behind a legacy of excellence that will forever resonate within the academic and engineering community.
A Pioneering Academic Journey
Professor Mir Shouketh Ali embarked on his academic journey with a fervent passion for engineering. He pursued his education with unwavering dedication, attaining a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering and Materials from the University of Illinois, USA, in 1975, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston, USA, in 1977. His academic prowess was further complemented by his early education at the Government Polytechnic in Masab Tank, Hyderabad, where he received his L.C.E. degree in 1960.
A Quarter-Century of Teaching Excellence
With an illustrious career spanning over 25 years in the realm of teaching, Professor Ali's contributions to education were immeasurable. His tenure as a professor at the Muffakhan Jab College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad, exemplified his dedication to nurturing the minds of countless students. He retired as a professor in 2001 but was promptly reappointed due to his invaluable expertise. During his tenure, he assumed various leadership roles, including the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and the Incharge of Osmania University Examinations at MJCET.
A Versatile Administrator
Professor Ali's commitment extended beyond teaching, as he demonstrated remarkable administrative acumen. He served as the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at MJCET for several years, overseeing the growth and development of the department. Additionally, he held positions such as Incharge of the Structural Engineering Laboratory and Incharge Principal at the Islamiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, further testament to his versatility as an academic leader.
Professional Experience and Scholarly Contributions
Professor Ali's professional journey was not limited to academia; he brought ten years of invaluable experience from both the Public Works Department in India and the United States. His impact extended into the realm of publications, where he authored the esteemed book 'Engineering Mechanics' for B.E./B.Tech 1st year students. His work received recognition, with the third edition published in July 2003 and jointly released by the Vice Chancellor of JNTU and former Minister Basheeruddin Babu Khan.
An Inspirational Figure and Mentor
Throughout his illustrious career, Professor Ali served as an inspirational figure and mentor to countless students. He guided numerous postgraduate dissertations and supervised more than a dozen undergraduate projects. His commitment to knowledge dissemination was evident through his participation in seminars and national conferences for career development, further enriching the academic discourse.
A Legacy That Endures
Professor Mir Shouketh Ali's legacy is marked by his unwavering dedication to the field of engineering education. His contributions, both within the classroom and beyond, have left an indelible mark on the academic community. His influence will continue to shape the future of engineering, as his teachings and scholarly works remain sources of inspiration for generations to come.
He was member of Advisory Committee in Jamate Islami in Hyderabad. He wrote many basic books for Islamic knowledge for students. One of title of the book is Namaz ke mutaluq- Ahkame Ilahi Aur Ahadees.
Professor Ali invited so many times in Defence RCI for research and taking an advise use of fiber particles in Missile technology.
We extend our deepest condolences to Professor Ali's family, friends, and colleagues. As we mourn the passing of this exceptional educator and remarkable individual, we also celebrate the profound impact he had on our institution and the broader academic community. Professor Mir Shouketh Ali's memory will forever shine brightly in our hearts and minds.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.