D. J. Science College

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D. J. Science College (Diwan Dayaram Jethamal Science College) is an educational institute located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

 

D.J. Sindh Government Science College

D. J. Science College

D. J. Science College

Established 1887
Type Degree Science College
Principal Professor Syed Kamil Shere
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Affiliations Board of Intermediate Education Karachi and University of Karachi

 

History

Inaugurated as Sindh Arts College by Lord Reay, Governor of Bombay, on January 17, 1882, the college was renamed D. J. Science College upon completion of the present structure in 1887. Located in the heart of old Karachi, the foundation stone for this college was laid in 1882, by Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of India. The college is named after Diwan Dayaram Jethmal, its main benefactor. The cost of construction is reported to have been Rs.186,514 out of which the government contributed Rs. 97,193, the balance being raised through public donations.

The D.J. Sindh Government Science College was founded in 1887, chiefly through the efforts of a Sindhi philanthropist, Mr. Diwan Dayaram Jethmal whose name it bears. The college was opened on 17 January, 1887 by His Excellency Lord Reay, the Governor of Bombay in a bungalow in Thaitai Compound, situated on Bunder Road. Later it was shifted to the present building in 1892. The college was by then a full-fledged institution with faculties of Arts, Sciences, Engineering and Law. D.J.Sindh Government Science College began primarily as an Arts college with only 28 students and 5 members on its staff.

In 1922 with the establishment of a separate Engineering College, Engineering classes were dropped from the D.J.College. With the establishment of a Law College in 1925 the Law classes were also dropped.

For the next sixty years D.J. Sindh Government Science College catered to the intellectual and academic needs of the people of the Province, as the only institution in the area. It prepared students for the graduate and post-graduate courses of the Bombay and Sindh University. It also provided research facilities in science.

Consequent upon the creation of Pakistan, in the sixty-first year of its existence, D.J.Sindh College was formally handed over to the Sindh Government in June 1984. The Sindh Government took over all the buildings, assets and other investments from the Sindh Collegiate Board. These buildings were the main D.J. College building, the Annexe, the Law College Building, the Commerce College building the Engineering College building, Hostel and the D.J.College Gymkhana. The D.J. Sindh College was re-christened as D.J. Sindh Government Science College.

The college is affiliated to the University of Karachi and the Board of the Intermediate Education Karachi, and prepares students up to B.Sc. and BCS(3Yrs.). Plans are ahead to reintroduce M.Sc. classes in certain subjects.

Principals

Pre-Independence

  • Dayaram Jetmal 1845-87 – founder
  • Dr Mullineux R Walmsley 1887-88
  • Dr J Jackson 1888-1907
  • HP Ferrell 1908-16
  • AC Miller 1917-18
  • SC Shahanni 1918-27
  • NB Bhutani 1927-43
  • HM Gorbkhshani 1943-44
  • JV Lakhani 1944-47
  • Dr Merrywala 1947

After Independence

  • Professor AL Sheikh 1948-1955
  • Professor LA deSouza 1955-61
  • Professor JB Sidhwa 1961-67
  • Professor Iftekhar Ahmed Ansari 1967-72
  • Professor SH Zubairi 1972-84
  • Professor Obaidur Rehman 1984-85
  • Professor Abul Samad 1985-86
  • Professor Naseem Sheikh 1986 Apr-Jun
  • Professor Ziauddin Ahmed 1986 Jul-Sep
  • Professor Anwarul Haq Hashmi 1986-87
  • Professor Zaheer Ahmed 1987-88
  • Professor Naseem Ahmed Sheikh 1988-90
  • Professor Sabzwari 1990 Aug-Sep
  • Professor M Qasim Siddiqui 1990-91
  • Professor Abul Wakeel Qureshi 1991
  • Professor M Qasim Siddiqui 1991-93
  • Dr Kamalud Din 1993-95
  • Professor Mazharul Haq 1995-96
  • Dr Shareef Memon 1996-97
  • Dr Ravi Shankar 1997 (as In-charge)
  • Dr Asif 1997-99
  • Dr Ravi Shankar 1999-2006
  • Professor Hakeemullah Baig Chughtai 2006
  • Professor syed Rizwan haider 2009
  • Professor Syed Kamil Shere 2010-Present

Notable graduates

  • Ziaur Rahman (Former President of Bangladesh)
  • Abdul Qadeer Khan (Nuclear Scientist)
  • Pirzada Qasim (Vice Chancellor Karachi University)
  • Adeebul Hasan Rizvi (founder SIUT)
  • Shahid Masood (journalist)
  • Hammad Khaliq (Project Manager CDGK CCIS 1339)
  • Kamran Ashraf (National hockey player)
  • Shahid Ali Khan (National hockey player)
  • Sohail Rana (composer)
  • Dr. Adnan Arain (MIT Research Scientist, NASA)
  • Bashir Syed (Solar Physicist, Research Scientist, NASA)
  • Ardeshir Cowasjee (columnist)
  • Abid Ali Khan Umang (Member National Assembly 2004-2007)
  • Farrukh Gilani (General Manager of Kuwait Office, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai)

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