B.S. Abdur Rahman University,
Seethakathi Estate,
Chennai -600048.
Phone :+91-44-22751347,48,50,75

Vice Chancellor



Vice Chancellor




·        DPhil (Civil Engineering), University of Sussex, UK (1992)

·         MSc. (Civil Engineering), Colorado State University, USA (1980)

·         MSc. (Economics), Colorado State University, USA (1980)

·         BEng (Hons.) Civil Engineering, ITM,  Malaysia (1977)

·         AMP INSEAD (France) 2015



  • Honorary Doctorate (Civil Engineering) University of Stuttgart, Germany (2011)

  • Dr.Sc. University of Sussex,UK

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers, Malaysia

  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (1999)

  • Fellow of the Academy of Science, Malaysia (2003) 




Engineering Consultancy, Research and Academia:


  • Flood Control, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Environmental Engineering

  • Economics and Management

  • Computer Simulation and Modeling in Hydrology and Hydraulics

  • Economic Analysis of Water Resources

  • Construction of Buildings, Infrastructure facilities and Project Planning and Management

  • Construction law

Leadership :

  • Managing large universities

  • Putting universities on the world map

  • Developing entrepreneurial universities

  • Salvaging and empowering street kids through tertiary education

  • Leveraging ICT in the management of educational institutions

  • Educational succession planning

  • Oxford Leadership Talk Series Speaker

  • President/Vice Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi MARA (1January 2010-31 December 2015)

  • Appointed as Expert Professor by the University of Stuttgart, Germany since 2000 (15 consecutive years)

  • Invited by Oxford as guest speaker on Leadership for 6 international Programs

  • CEO, Project Management Office (PMO), Ministry of Higher Education (2007-2009)

  • Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic and International Affairs (2004-2007)

  • Involved in the planning and development of 10 PFI campuses worth RM300 million each

  • Director, UiTM Penang Campus (2003-2004)

  • Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering (2002-2003)

  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for  Student Affairs (2000-2001)

  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Affairs) (1996-1999)

  • Assistant Rector of Academic Affairs (1994-1995)

  • Assistant Director of Academic Affairs (1992-1994)

  • Study Leave in UK  (1989-1991)

  • Deputy Head, Division of Development and Construction of UiTM Campuses (1986-1988) 

  • Deputy Head, Centre for Preparatory Studies (1984-1985)

  • Head, Civil Engineering Department (1982-1983)

  • Lecturer (1980-1982)


  • Member, Advisory Board, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

  • Member, International Advisory Board, Global Economic Symposium (GES), Kiel Institute for the World Economy

  • Director, Project Management Office (PMO), Ministry of Higher Education

  • Chairman, Changing-of-Destiny Foundation, Office of the Prime Minister

  • Member, Board of Directors, METEOR

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, METEOR

  • Member, Malaysian Examinations Council

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Yayasan Budiman (UiTM Alumni Association)

  • Deputy Chairman, Malaysian Association of Statutory Bodies

  • Chairman,  Advisory Council, Kelantan Graduates

  • Member, Kota Bharu Resident Association

  • President, Malaysian Commission of Large Dams

  • President, PenangRiver Conservation Association

  • Advisory Panel, Research Centre for River Basins, NAHRIM

  • Member, Federation of Malay Economic Groups Penang

  • Member, Board of Trustee Islamic Chamber of , Prime Minister’s Department

  • Member, Malaysian Standards and Accreditation Council (MSAC)

  • Member, Innovation Skills, Malaysian Innovation Agency (AIM)

  • Member, Board of Directors, AUCMS

  • Member, Board of Governors, Malaysian Institute of Supply Chain, Logistics Innovation (MISI)

  • Member, Board of Trustees, RM1B Education Fund

  • Member, Higher Education Transformation Committee

  • Member, Board of Management, BS Abdurrahman University, India

  • Member, Board of Management, Maharaj Vinayak Global University, India

  • Member, Council of Vice Chancellors

  • Advisor, Development of two double master’s program between Faculty of Civil Engineering, UiTM and universities in Germany:

i.   UiTM-Stuttgart University Germany

·     Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering (EC773/703) and Water Resources Engineering and Management

ii.    UiTM-SRH University, German

 ·     Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (EC 704) and International Business Engineering



·         DPhil (Civil Engineering), University of Sussex, UK (1992)

·         MSc. (Civil Engineering), Colorado State University, USA (1980)

·         MSc. (Economics), Colorado State University, USA (1980)

·         BEng (Hons.) Civil Engineering, ITM,  Malaysia (1977)

AMP INSEAD (France) 2015


  • Recipient of the Malaysian National Science Award (1997)

  • Professor of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA

  • Guest Professor of Civil Engineering, WAREM, University of Stuttgart, Germany (from 2000)

  • Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia

  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia 

  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of Sussex, UK (1992)

  • Visiting Scholar, Purdue University USA (1991) 



Malaysian State Awards

  • Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM), Malaysia (2013)

  • Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Selangor (DPMS), Selangor (2012)

  • Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang Yang Amat Dimulia – Peringkat Pertama Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP), Pahang (2012)

  • Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Kelantan (DJMK), Kelantan (2010)

  • Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri, (DSPN),  Penang (2000)

  • Darjah Seri Melaka (DSM),  Malacca (1997) 

  • Darjah Johan Negeri (DJN), Penang (1997)

  • Bintang Cemerlang Negeri (BCN), Penang (1996)

National and International Awards

  • Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Sussex, UK (2016)

  • Engineer’s Honorary Doctorate “Dr.-Ing. E. h.”, University of Stuttgart, Germany, (2011)

  • Malaysian Government Award on Nation Building (2010)

  • Education Excellent Leadership Award (Malaysian Government) (2010)

  • National Science Award for promoting Science Education in Malaysia (1997)

  • Excellence Service Award, Institut Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (1994)

  • Quality Award, Institut Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (1993)

  • Certificate of Merit, Malaysian High Commissioner’s Award for Academic Excellence, UK (1992) 



  • Entrepreneurial University of The Year 2015

  • Entrepreneurial University of The Year 2013

  • Entrepreneurial University of The Year 2012

  • Best Islamic Finance Training Provided 2014

  • Fully Autonomous University

  • Excellence Financial Management Based on Accountability Index Award

  • Most Resourceful Career Centre 2014