Prof. Dr. Abdullah Saand
Dean Faculty of Engineering

Prof. Dr. Abdullah Saand was awarded Ph.D scholarship from SLP scheme of HEC, Pakistan. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Civil Engineering in March 2008 from University Technology Malaysia (U T M), Malaysia and peculiarly completed that in minimum time of three years.

Dr. Saand has major contribution in teaching and research. He has been teaching a number of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level including PhD courses. He has produced two PhD and ten M.E. graduates. Currently, he is supervising three PhD scholars and four Masters Research students. He has 28 research papers on his credits, either published in reputed International/National Journals or presented in International peer-review conferences. As an Expert he has evaluated International Research Projects and reviewed three PhD and a number of Masters Theses. He is also reviewer of number of International Research Journals and I member of Editorial Boards.

Dr. Saand also has delivered many national and international seminar /workshop lectures on research methods & skills, thesis writing research writing and short­ I courses / trainings on CAD & Computer based project management. He has also organized International & National conferences in the country and abroad.

Prof. Dr. Abdullah Saand fulfilled the assumed responsibility of Principal, to establish and develop a newly started Engineering College at Larkano, Sindh, Pakistan. He contributed with honesty, dedication, sincerity and devotion to establish and develop that academically and infrastructure wise.

Dr. Saand also served as Director, postgraduate studies for more than 05 years. Being Director PGS, he contributed a lot to establish academic system at par with HEC criteria and developed postgraduate research activities in the University. During his tenure, hundreds of ME/MS students graduated each year and 06 PhD students got their doctoral degree. Not only was that but more than 70 PhD scholars registered during his tenure, i.e. highest ever PhD enrollment in the University. Dr. Saand also contributed tremendously for the development of the University by working as Technical Coordinator (Development Projects) and Project Director (Development Projects) in addition to his teaching and research assignments.

He is and or remained member of Advisory Building Committee, Syndicate, Senate, Academic Council, Board of faculty, Board of studies, Scrutiny Committee, Monitoring Committee, Selection Board, Admission Committee and several other committees in the University. He is also playing a major role for development of newly established Universities such as Peoples Medical University of Medical and Health Sciences (PUMHS) and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU), Nawabshah. In appreciation and recognition of achievements and dedicated services, HEC awarded him "Best University Teacher Award-2011" and Mehran University Alumni Association awarded him "MUAA Excellence Achievement Award” and IDEALTM I.C.T. awarded “Excellence Award”. Dr. Saand also won NRPU research project of rs. 7.4 Million funded by HEC, Pakistan in 2016.

Currently, Dr. Saand is working in capacity of Dean, Faculty of Engineering in addition to professorship.