Vice Chancellor SMI University
Dr. Shaikh has been designated as the first vice chancellor of SMI University by the President of Pakistan. The Presidential Directive, duly endorsed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan stated: Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Principal of Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) College since 1994 and an eminent scholar would be elevated to the position of Vice-chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) University on account of his service rendered. He has been entrusted the task to lead SMI from a college to a university, specializing in five disciplines of nation building i.e. Business Administration,Computer Science, media, education and environment as well as having a think-tank to work on the issues confronting Pakistan today, under the decision of the federal cabinet dated 26th May 2010.