D. J. Sindh Govt. Science College

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D. J. Sindh Govt. Science College (Diwan Dayaram Jethamal Sindh Govt. Science College) is an educational institute located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The institute celebrated 125 years of service in 2012.

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.

Principals

Pre-Independence
  • Muhammad Fazal Rehmani 1845-87 - founder
  • Dr Mullineux R Walmsley 1887-8
  • Dr Moses John 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
  • Mariwalla, Dharamdas Tekchand, 1947
Post 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 Rizwan haider 2009
  • Professor Syed Kamil Shere 2010-2012
  • Professor Afzal Hussain 2012-present

Notable graduates

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