Prof. Mohammed Suleman Siddiqi is a renowned scholar of Sufism in the Deccan, He is an accomplished university administrator known for his prodigious work ethic. From 2005-08, he was Vice-Chancellor of Osmania University, and held concurrent responsibilities at various times for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University; Mahatma Gandhi University; and Telengana University. At Osmania, he brought about sweeping academic and administrative reforms, pioneering several partnerships with the private sector. He has been a member of several university academic and administrative panels, and at present is a member of the Executive Council of Haryana Central University.
As an academic, his pioneering research showed that, contrary to established assumptions, the Junaidi Order was active in 13th and 14th century Deccan. Prof Siddiqi has a number of publications to his credit in leading national & international journals.