Dr Touseef is a charismatic brain from Kashmir. He is an IT expert of par excellence. He has founded many organizations dealing with Information Technology, Nature and Environment preservation, Education and health sector related.
He is among the poineers of IT education in Kashmir. His motivation speeches are adored by students.
In an exclusive interview with Heaven Mail, he talks to Rameez Makhdoomi.
Tell us bit about your academic life ?
I did my schooling upto 10th class from woodland school Srinagar, and then till 12th at Biscoe School. I had electronic subject till PhD .I did B.SC electronics from SP College Srinagar, and Masters in Electronics from Jamia Milia University Delhi. I did PhD from Global Technical University, with my research topic being Algorithm and Disputed Computing (ADC). The IT component forms integral part of education in Electronics and that has been my forte.
A bit about KAWA Group of Institutions ?
As a CEO of KAWA Group of Institutions It is a matter of great pleasure for us that we are poineer of computer education in Jammu and Kashmir. I took over KAWA Group of Institutions in 2004 as head of the Kashmir region, while as Mahinder Singh Katoch looks after Jammu. The group was started in 1997. We offered courses like Bachelor and Masters in computer much before Universities . KAWA Group of Institutions is registered with Information Technology Department Government of India. We continue to offer quality computer education across Jammu and Kashmir.
Tell us a bit about International Institute of Professional Studies IIPS, as it is also your brainchild ?
I am the director of IIPS. We look at the HR of the Information Technology part of different departments of Secretariat through IIPS. This is continuing till Date.
We at IIPS also provide youth quality education focussing on employment providing and Vocational courses like Mobile repairing, also recently trained some 20 youth in Tourist Guiding by providing them compact practical knowledge.
A bit about your role in National Institute of Fashion and Technology?
At NIFT Kashmir as environmentalist I give lectures on nature and environment. I am also the expert Committee member of Startups at Islamic University of Science and Technology IUST.
Tell us a bit about your Kashmir Concern?
At Kashmir Concern, we take care of 5 main waterbodies of Srinagar like Dal and Anchar especially to look after solid waste management and other aspects.
Tell us a bit about your motivation speeches focus ?
The focus of my motivation speeches is that in current era we have three main aspects Research , Technology and Trading. Our teachers give much thrust to petty trading while as the huge amount of financial resources are in research and technology especially in the field of technology.
Tell us something about Green Kashmir Revolution (GKR) as it’s founder?
At Green Kashmir revolution founded 5 years back , we in association with different education institutions and support from forest Department plant 10000 trees across Kashmir every year.
As founder and General Secretary Baseera the home (NPO), throw some light on it ?
At Baseera the home (NPO) we offer Biochemistry tests of many diseases including cancer at very cheap rates , and often free of cost to poor and needy patients. It’s aims and objectives are to provide much needed relief to masses with reference to their health needs concerning especially tests of various diseases.
As a strong voice of IT community in Kashmir, how much do you feel is the need of IT Park in Kashmir?
The Information Technology park are also Known as IT Park is the burning need of Kashmir. After Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir has the worst unemployment. The IT Park can be real game changer for Kashmir and offer quality employment to scores of youth of Kashmir at rampant pace. IT has biggest power to provide quality employment much more than sectors like Tourism.
What is your message ?
My message is especially to youth and teachers is focus on research and technology as all huge money is in these sectors. Today technological tools like games and Social media apps like Candy Crush , Ludo ,Twitter etc have more revenue than countries, it is because huge money lies in technology. I also urge the teachers to identify students according to their potential . Tendulkar shinned in cricket and Messi in football because they got to choose fields according to their potential. We also have tremendous talent in Kashmir and also need brain development and focus on technology to be world leaders.