Brig. Syed Ahmad Ali, SM was born on 10th August, 1954 at Allahabad. He had his early education at St. Joseph’s College, Allahabad from where he completed his Indian School Certificate. He did his graduation from Allahabad University, M. Sc. In Defence Studies from Madras University, followed by Masters in Management Sciences from Osmania University. He went on to do Advance Course in Management from All India Management Association, New Delhi
Brig Ahmad Ali qualified for Combined Defence Services Exam conducted by UPSC wherein he stood 10th in the order of merit. He joined the Army in 1976 and was commissioned into the Infantry (KUMAON REGT).
During his distinguished career in the Indian Army, spanning over 35 years, he had the unique honour of tenanting some of the most prestigious and coveted appointments in every rank.
He has seen active operational service in Nagaland, Sri Lanka and J & K. He has been advisor to the Govt. of Seychelles and was instrumental in promoting bilateral ties between the two countries. As Director Financial Planning at Army HQ, the officer was responsible for the planning, control, allocation and monitoring of the Army’s budget and was a single point interface with the MOD, Govt. of India. He has also served as a member of Indo – US Executive Steering Committee and contributed immensely in the promotion of bilateral military ties. He has commanded a Brigade in Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lucknow Sub Area.
During his illustrious career in the Army, the Officer was selected to undergo the prestigious Staff Course at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Higher Defence Management Course at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad.
The Officer has been associated with a number of academic institutions of the Army and has also served with distinction as Pro Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Chairman/Member Board of Governor leading Schools such as La Martiniere College, Lucknow and Army Public School. In his last assignment, he was part of the think tank responsible for evolving Doctrines and reviewing training methods of Army.
Brig. Ahmad Ali is recipient of Sena Medal for his distinguished services during OPERATION VIJAY (Kargil War), twice awarded Chief of Army Staff Commendation for exemplary services rendered as Sub Area Commander Lucknow and Directing Staff at the prestigious Army War college Mhow (M.P) and C-in-C Commendation Card for services in Andaman & Nicobar Island.
Brig ali is married to Mrs. Rizwana Ali, an active social worker and accomplished housewife. They have twin son, Lutfi and Rushdi who are working abroad in prestigious appointments.
A voracious reader and eloquent speaker, our Director has delivered innumerable lectures on wide ranging subjects at both within and outside the country including places like London, Chicago, Dubai, Jeddah, etc.
In recognition of valuable services to the educational upliftment of the society, Brig Ahmad Ali was conferred with Sir Syed Mission Award for 2014 by Aligarh Movement and again in 2016 by the Union Minister for Science and Technology, Shri Harsh Vardhan. He was appointed by the Govt. of India as Chairman of the Committee for Promotion of Urdu in India.
After a very successful and landmark innings as Pro Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Brig Ahmad Ali has joined Jahangirabad Institute of technology, Barabanki as Director on 04 Aug 2017. During his astute and visionary leadership at AMU, the University has achieved No. 01 Rank amongst all Universities of India as per Times London, ranking 2017.
We are confident that under his leadership Jahangirabad Institute of Technology is on the cusp of change and is set to scale the highest pinnacle of distinction & glory.