Mr. Syed Anwar Ali Shah

The Eleventh Vice Principal (2011- 2012), Professor of Biology (1977-2012)

Prof. Sayed Anwar Ali Shah

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Prof. Syed Anwar Ali Shah joined the college in 1977 as lecturer of Biology. He retired from the college in Feb 2012. In his last position he was the Vice Principal of the College and Professor of Biology.

He was born on 2 February 1952 at Jacobabad, Sindh and got married to Mrs. Khalida Imam on 15 November 1978. They have four children - Dr. Jawwad Ali Shah 92141/Ayub, Ahmed Ali Shah 93103/Jinnah, Dr. Sana, and Abdul Samad Ali Shah 9949/Jinnah.

Shah Sb's father was in Pakistan Army as a captain, and then later on went into private business. 

He acquired his primary education from class 1 to Matric from Hamidia High School, Jacobabad. He completed his Matric in 1968. He then moved to Govt College Jacobabad from where he completed his FSc in 1970.

Moving to Karachi for his higher education, he obtained B.Sc. Hons degree from Karachi University in 1973, and M.Sc. in Zoology from the same university in 1975.

Soon after his graduation, he worked initially for Baluchistan University, and then moved to Islamabad where he started his career as Technical Assistant (NVP) with the Ministry of Education in 1975.

After two years of professional experience, he joined Cadet College Petaro in 1977 as a Lecturer. He was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor in 1988 and as a full Professor in 2002. Upon the retirement of Prof. Haji Ahmed Sahib in Feb 2011, Prof. Anwar Ali Shah became the Eleventh Vice Principal of the college.

During his Petaro days, was the House Master of Ayub House from 1989 to 1991, and House Master of Liaquat House from 1996-1997. He was also the Patron of the Biological Collection Society from 2000-2003, and Patron of the Macramé Making Club in the early 1980s.

He has held various other administrative positions at the college over the years. He has been the House Coordination Officer, Officer In Charge Examinations for Board, Officer In Charge Buildings Dept and Woodworks Dept (Kekar wood project), and Chairman of the Purchase Committee.

He retired from the college as Vice Principal in February 2012 and was succeeded by Prof. J.N. Rahi.

Prof. Anwar Ali Shah - 1980s