By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Over 120 innovative projects produced by the final year students of Computer, Electronics, Civil, Telecom and Bio-Medical Engineering and Computer Science departments were put on display at the Open House Job Fair 2015 held at the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, on February 14.
The fair was inaugurated by noted industrialist Sardar Yasin Malik and largely attended, among others, by prominent industrialists, businessmen, corporate professionals and dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion Sardar Yasin Malik lavished high praise for the SSUET, observing that the university was producing high quality professionals whose skills and expertise was appreciated even outside Pakistan.
“Particularly Biomedical engineers of Sir Syed University have earned a name in the Middle East countries,” he reckoned.
In his discourse, the SSUET Chancellor, Engr Mohammad Adil Usman observed that the Open House Job Fairs reflect the result of students’ four-year education, their skills and experience in a tangible form as the final year projects show how creatively charged students successfully transform their innovative ideas and concepts into cost-effective commercially viable products.
The university, he pointed out, provides a research-friendly environment and encourages students to come up with new ideas by holding Open House Job Fairs to promote their scientific achievements.
“Open House Job Fair provides an opportunity for students to have a direct inter-action with a large number of employers, who specifically explore talented graduating students for employment in their reputed organizations and often take advantage of an open house as an initial screening process when they have several open positions to fill”.
Chancellor Adil Usman advised the students to compose compact resume, short in length and long in quality, to create a good first impression which counted a lot.
“You have to be confident with positive attitude to break into the organizations seeking talent,” he stated.
Earlier the Registrar, Engr Syed Abrar Ali, in his opening remarks pointed out that the SSUET is being run on non-profit basis by Aligarians and it lays great emphasis on practical and professional know-how with strict adherence to character building and career planning. Dr Bilal Alvi, Chairman Electronic Engineering Department, delivered the welcome address, while Prof Dr S M Makhdumi, Dean of Engineering, presented vote of thanks.
Later chief guest Sardar Muhammad Yasin Malik, accompanied by Chancellor Engr Mohammed Adil Usman, Registrar Engr Syed Abrar Ali, Prof Dr S M Makhdumi, Dr Bilal Alvi and others, took a round of the fair and showed keen interest in the innovative projects on display.