Anees Hussain was born in Karachi, and lived there for a brief period where his father was posted as “Dewan Sahib” or Prime Minister of Junagadh State. He stayed in Junagadh, India, till Partition.
He received his primary education at the Karachi Grammar School, from where he did his Ordinary (O) levels, and then proceeded to England for his Advanced (A) Levels. Subsequently, he moved on to Cambridge from where he obtained a Bachelors and Masters in Engineering. Coming back to Karachi, he stayed there for a year and then proceeded to Columbia University for a Masters in Industrial Engineering. While doing his Masters, he also studied for a degree in Business Administration at Columbia Graduate School of Business, and at the end of four years, graduated with a Master of Philosophy in Business Administration as well as a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. While working towards his degrees, he took 28 graduate courses, achieving 26 As and 2 Bs, thus earning him a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.94. He was awarded the Ford Foundation Fellowship for Doctoral Studies in Business Administration.
Very early on in his teaching career, he became one of the top professors of the Graduate School of Business, and for 11 trimesters in a row was ranked first, second or third out of 110 faculty members in the teachers’ evaluation conducted by the student body.
On returning to Pakistan, Mr. Hussain established his tuition center in Karachi in 1989 with the aim of making the pursuit of education a fun-filled and intriguing experience for the young scholars of this country.
He developed a revolutionary method of teaching, where he ensured that his students not just studied but actually enjoyed learning. His method of teaching, so successful in Columbia, soon gained favour amongst the youth of the city and within a year his students were achieving unheard-of success rates.
From such humble beginnings, started a new concept in education. Mr. Anees Hussain’s training grew popular day by day, and an increasing number of students joined his classes on a daily basis.
If there are keywords epitomizing his teaching method, they are MOTIVATION.INNOVATE.EDUCATE
He has been preparing students for international certification examinations, as well as entrance tests to numerous local universities (in Pakistan) for over 25 years. Additionally, he has also taught in some of the better schools of the city such as Nixor College, Karachi Grammar School, The Lyceum School, City School, Beaconhouse Public School, Karachi American School, International School of Karachi, College of Business Management (CBM) Karachi, Asian Management Institute (AMI) and Griffith College.
However, his mission is to get children into the colleges of their choice, which is also the primary purpose of his preparation centers.
Today, Mr. Anees Hussain’s name embodies Excellence in Education. Four tuition centers in Pakistan and one in UAE all bear his name, imparting quality education to students at all levels from primary to secondary to aptitude/admission test preparation.
More students from Mr. Anees Hussain’s aptitude test preparation go to the colleges of their choice than from any other center.
Since 1989, over 35,000 students have successfully prepared with us & gained admissions into the colleges of their choices.
REMARKS ON STUDYING IN THE U.S – MY COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
From 1963 to 1971 I was at Columbia University in New York City. I first studied for the M.S in Industrial Engineering. I responded splendidly to the academic system at Columbia. We had three classes per week for each of five subjects. In each class, we were given one reading and one written assignment. Thus there were fifteen of each type of assignment, each week. In addition, we also had regular quizzes, a mid-term and a final examination. Some courses also required additional field work, such as a factory visit and a report.
While taking two courses in the Business School designed for engineers, namely, Finance and Accounting for Engineers and Economics for Engineers, for the first time in my education I became aware of how to measure and make profits. I joined the Graduate School of Business and ended up with two degrees – a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.Phil. in Business Administration. The combined effect of these degrees made me versatile and capable of performing well in various job positions. My exceptional grades enabled me to win, for two years, the Ford Foundation Fellowship for Doctoral Studies in Business, and to be made the President of the Alpha Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Honors Society of Business. My performances also led me to become the youngest full-time faculty member of the Graduate School of Business. I taught for five years, enjoying this as much as any experience in my life, and was rated amongst the best teachers at the Graduate School of Business. I earned The Distinguished Teachers Award.
The educational atmosphere at Columbia University is so motivating, challenging and utterly satisfying that I count my eight years spent there as amongst the best of my life.
REMARKS ON STUDYING IN THE U.K. – MY CAMBRIDGE EXPERIENCE
I did my undergraduate studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1959 to 1962. I studied for the Mechanical Sciences Tripos – an undergraduate engineering degree. My reaction to Cambridge was one of exhilaration and excitement. On the academic side, the educational system of Cambridge required that a student perform in 8 examination papers at the end of each year. The system allowed a tremendous degree of flexibility by way of voluntary, rather than compulsory, attendance at lectures and no mandatory assignments or reports. Cambridge requires its students to possess a certain degree of maturity and encourages them to make their own choices regarding their educational activity.
However, the truly great thing about Cambridge was learning out-of-class from one’s peers. The best-qualified students, many with impressive family backgrounds, are at Cambridge. The activities available for participation are numerous, and a student develops into a well-rounded and confident person. I participated in debates, cricket, squash, punting, and led a fairly active social life. The annual May Balls at each college are the height of entertainment, and have given me numerous memories that have lasted till today. All in all, Cambridge life helped strengthen my character and develop my faculties.