Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Z A Nizami inaugurates Durrani Institute of Computer Technology

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

“Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) has achieved remarkable success in developing information and communication technology, having emerged as a modern educational technology hub contributing significantly to both knowledge acquisition and knowledge creation.”

This was stated by the SSUET Chancellor, Engr Z.A. Nizami, while inaugurating Durrani Institute of Computer Technology established under the auspices of Nashrah Foundation.

Engr Nizami pointed out that despite the difficulties of various magnitudes, new initiatives have to be taken up in order to ignite and accelerate the creative and research potential of students and offered his full support for the divine cause.

Earlier in his speech, Junaid Ahmed Mukhtar, President, Nashrah Foundation, observed that little drops of water make mighty ocean.

“The Nashrah Foundation, which started with a little space, is now progressing in leaps and bounds to accomplish its cherished goal of becoming a great institution of international repute,” he stated.

Badaruddin Fakhri, another speaker, pointed out that any act of kindness is an eternal deed and the establishment of welfare organizations like Nashrah will prove a great legacy for future generations.

Earlier in his welcome address Syed-un-Nabi stated that the opening of the Durrani Institute is a befitting tribute to late Engineer Durani and has been founded to promote the thought and philosophy of Baba Obaidulla Durrani.

SSUET to organize National Conference on Space Sciences

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

A week-long international celebration of space and atmospheric sciences has begun with hundreds of events in dozens of countries around the world to highlight the ways and means by which humanity’s space activities make daily life better for on the planet of earth.

To mark the occasion, the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, in collaboration with the University of Karachi, will be organizing a day long  National Conference on Space Sciences at its campus on October 9 at the campus.

The objective of the World Space Week is to educate people around the globe about the benefits of space flight and exploration and encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development.

The theme for the Space Week is ‘Space for Human Safety and Security’ and the United Nations (UN) had instituted the World Space Week in 1999 and the event was first held a year later.

The initiative of the SSUET will be greatly helpful in spreading awareness about the subject among the educated youth of the country.