Prof Alvi was an excellent young junior lecturer very popular not only by his style of teaching but also of his knowledge. He commanded attention in the class and made the subject very interesting. Student felt that they are learning new things daily. He was alert, friendly but did not tolerate any disturbance in the class. There used to be pin drop silence in the class as he solved problems on the board. Due to his teaching more students decided to take final year project in Structures then in any other subject.