The Indian School of Excellence Trust (INDSET) was set up by a team of like-minded persons with common interest in the field of education and presentation of true picture of Islam lead by Dr. Shah Manzoor Alam, an alumni of Aligarh Muslim University and former Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University with the following objectives:
To serve the cause of education by setting up a chain of schools in India imparting high quality modern, secular and scientific education to the Muslims of India and other socially and economically under privileged communities with special emphasis on honing natural instincts and skills in each student so as to inspire and enable them to compete hard and pursue higher education in the field of their natural choices in institutions of excellence in India and abroad.
To impart Qur’anic education so as to enable them to understand the basic tenants of Islam, perform the mandates confidently and consciously presenting the true face of Islam to the society at large winning confidence and appreciation as a pious, compassionate and upright person who can be trusted. In short be a model of strong character to others and become an image maker in life.
To provide standard sports facilities and promote outward bound group activities inculcating healthy habits and develop team spirit.
Propagation of Islamic Values
To prepare a corpus of literature on Islam highlighting its fundamentals, basic concepts and its ethos and relevance in the contemporary context in a systematic and scientific way in the form of a series of 30 monographs covering all aspects of Islam.
To interact internationally with organizations and institutions actively involved in promoting Islamic values of human welfare, peace, compassion, social and economic justice, equality and brotherhood.
To collaborate worldwide with organizations and institution involved in promoting human values of peace, love, equality of mankind, communal harmony, value based modern secular and scientific education and in eliminating social and economic inequality.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Prof. Shah Manzoor Alam – CHAIRMAN
Founder Chairman of INDSET is a distinguished social scientist, consultant to the World Bank, Washington, and a Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir. He graduated (M.A.) from the Aligarh Muslim University in 1948 and obtained his Ph.D. from Edinburgh University (U.K.) in 1962. He was Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Founder Director, Centre for Area Studies at the Osmania University. He was Visiting Professor in Universities in Australia and New Zealand. He was National Lecturer in Geography and Professor Emeritus of the University Grants Commission. He has made significant contributions in the field of Qur’an and Science. His research papers in this field have been published in international journals on Islamic Studies. He was Visiting Professor (1992) at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His book entitled: Scientific Significance in Selected Qur’anic Verses has been published (1999) by the Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University.
Mr. Mir Wajid Ali Kamil
He is a legal luminary of Hyderabad and practices both in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and the Supreme Court of India, New Delhi . He is the son of Late Mr. Zahid Ali Kamil, a distinguished lawyer. Takes keen interest in the social affairs of Indian Muslim with special attention to their educational backwardness. He has contributed significantly to the progress of the Trust.
Mr. Syed Ghouseuddin
CEO of leading Auditory Firm in India 'Syed and Syed.' He is a Philanthropist and keenly interested in promoting modern scientific education.
Mr. Mahmood Sharief
An eminent advocate of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. He is a tax consultant and a prominent member of the Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries and serves on their committees of Direct and Indirect taxes.
Prof. M. Naimuddin
A leading scholar of Development Economics who retired as Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is deeply interested in the field of education. Takes keen interest in the affairs of the Trust and deeply concerned with educational backwardness of Muslims.
Professor Jawed Ansari Ph.D (Purdue University)
Dr. Jawed Ansari had distinguished academic career. After graduating in Engineering from Osmania University he obtained Masters and Ph.D Degrees from Purdue University in USA specialising in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining the Osmania University as Professor in Mechanical Engineering he had held faculty positions and taught in such prestigious institutions as Institute of Sciences, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He retired as Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Osmania University. After retirement he served as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission".
Col. A.F.M.A. Muqsith (Retd.)
A retired army officer who is managing the Trust who did B.Com from Osmania University in 1958. He served as an Artillery Officer in the Indian Army from 1963 to 1992. He took up comparative study of classical as well as contemporary commentaries on the Qur’an in depth. He has profound knowledge of Deen-e-Islam. He is trained in producing text books and pamphlets. He is Coordinator/Convener of the Committee of Experts for preparing Monographs.
Dr. Aqeel Hashmi
A distinguished Urdu Author & Poet, he retired as Associate Professor and Head, Department of Urdu, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He obtained his Ph.D. from Osmania University in 1980. He has good knowledge of Qur’an and Hadith. He wrote more than one dozen books in prose & poetry including two books on sufisms. He has made notable contributions in the preparation of the Monographs as a member of the Committee of Experts
Prof. Majeed Bedar; Ph. D
A distinguished scholar in Urdu who has recently retired as Professor and Head of the Department of Urdu, Osmania University. He is reputed for his critique on Urdu prose and is recognised as an eminent expert in Dakhhni Urdu.
Dr. Wajid Ali Khan
A qualified pathologist who has pioneered the manufacture of synthetic bone graft material (hydroxyopatite) in *India. It is used mainly in orthopaedic and dental surgery. He is also a philanthropist who donates generously for noble and humanitarian causes.*
Mr. Abdul Shukoor Khan:
A distinguished retired mechanical engineer. He obtained his engineering degree from Oxford University and worked in senior positions in engineering firms in England, Europe, United Arab Emirate (EUA). His hobby is to wooden models of vintage cars which is still pursuing with a passion.