About SAFI    

        Dr. P. Mohamed Ali a NRI and a leading industrialist heading the largest contracting company in Oman- GALFAR is the team leader and major contributor of this novel project. He is a recipient of "Pravasi Bharatiya award", "OMAN CIVIL ORDER" Award and many other prestigious honors.

        Dr. P. Mohamed Ali takes keen interest and serious involvement in developing SAFI as the model educational institution to support the intellectual improvement of the community. Chairman Dr. P. Mohamed Ali is assisted by dedicated and committed team of office bearers and community members to execute this ambitious project.

        Deeply concerned about the sad condition of the Muslim community a few leaders including educationalists, philanthropists and social activists assembled at Cochin on 20.01.01 and reviewed the backwards condition of Muslim community and came to the conclusion that a massive effort is necessary in all matters related to Social Advancement. It was noted that, while the need for economic development, employment generation, general and professional education was recognized, the key role of higher education and research have not received attention. It was felt that special attention should be given to the field of advanced study and research. It was decided to set up a charitable Trust namely Social Advancement Foundation of India (SAFI) for the purpose of creating leaders in different fields and promotion of higher education and research in emerging areas of Science and Technology. It was also decided to acquire sufficient land in the neighborhood of one of the cities in South India in the name of SAFI for establishing a model campus. The meeting chose Prof. K.A Jaleel as the Chairman, Dr. N.A. Karim and Dr. Habeeb Rahman as the Vice chairmen, Dr. K.V. Ahmed Bavappa as the Secretary, Dr. P. Mohamed Ali (Galfar) as the Treasurer, Mr. C.H. Abdul Raheem Joint Secretary, Prof. K.M. Bahahudheen and Mr. K.V. Mohamed Zakir as members. The Executive Committee meeting approved a deed for the Charitable Trust and it was registered at Edappally Sub Registrar Office on 28.09.01. Prof. K.A. Sidheeq Hassan gave help and guidance all these matters. Mr. P.V. Abdul Wahab, Mr. P.K. Ahmed, Mr. M. Bava Moopen, Mr. C.P. Kunhimohamed, Mr. T.P. Imbichammad and Dr. T. Ahmed Ali were subsequently nominated as Trustees.