The Man Behind TIP’s Revitalization
The Glorious Return of TIP & Mr. Irfan Hussain
By Abid Reza TS4
Ahh, some back-breaking and exhaustive internships â€¦ why do they call them summer â€œvacationsâ€ anyways?? In no time, we found ourselves at the doorsteps of our final year at TIP. No, not again… same boring classes, with those inexperienced teachers. Lifeâ€™s dull.
But it was not all dull about coming back to TIP. Rumors had it that our former president Mr. Irfan Hussain was coming back to replace Mr. Shakeel Ahmad. The speculation about his return and the changes heâ€™ll bring with him were the most common talk amongst the students in summers. And as we expected, he was back indeed. Let’s see the befores and afters of this man.
Mr. Irfan was the former President of TIP, and left to make way for Mr, Shakeel Ahmad as we entered the institute in 2002. We had really good, qualified, experienced and professional teachers at that time, but our institute was having a hard time coping with its finances. Mr. Shakeel Ahmad focused on this weak point, and really lifted TIP to its monetary feet once again. But every good comes at a cost of another, and we the students suffered a lot. What was sacrificed was the reputation of TIP. The good teachers were not being paid their proper dues, as a result of which they left TIP. The foundations of TIP stood upon its good teachers, and these events shook them real hard. Who taught us then? Non-qualified and inexperienced graduates, who had hardly spent a few years in the industry!!
Doesnâ€™t sound good, huh? Well, Mr. Irfan Hussain is now back as the President of our beloved institute. His first action: bring back those teachers. Mr. Aslam Khan, Mr. Adil Moosajee and Mr. Shujaat Alvi are the first three big names that have been brought back. What a relief, especially for us, the final year students. These teachers are now giving us the real practical knowledge that they have been giving in the past.
One can only hope that Mr. Irfan will continue this policy of bringing experienced teachers and brewing up the reputation for which TIP is known as the top institute in the industry.