Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SSUET Convocation on March 19

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The preparations are in the full swing for the 19th Convocation of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, scheduled to be held on March 19 at the Karachi Expo Centre.
The arrangements for the forthcoming event were reviewed in detail and finalized at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chancellor Jawaid Anwar. 

The meeting was attended by Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawaid H. Rizvi, Dean, Dr S M Makhdumi and other functionaries of the university. 

Around 1,400 graduates will be awarded BS degrees in the Computer, Civil, Electronics, Telecommunication, Bio-Medical Engineering and Computer Science besides degrees in Masters in these disciplines as well as Mathematics. 

Some 14,000 engineers have passed out from this university since the first convocation held in 1998 when 200 graduates were awarded degrees. Since then the University is holdings its convocation regularly every year without any break. 

The university had the Presidents, Prime Ministers, Chief Justices of Supreme and High Courts as chief guests at its various convocations besides attended by BOG members like Dr Ata-ur-Rahman, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, Gen (Rtd) Moinuddin Hyder, Justice Sadiq Hussain Bhatti and Prof. Shami. 

Meanwhile, the SSUET’s Board of Governors is scheduled to meet on March 18, a day before the convocation, under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawaid H. Rizvi. 

The Convocation 2016 will be presided over by the SSUET Chancellor, Jawaid Anwar, who is also the President of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA).

SSUET students develop modern speed breaker

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The students of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, have developed a modern speed breaker which has the capacity to generate its own electric power.

It is considered as the Asia’s first and world’s third best ramp design generating its own power. 

The project was accomplished by a group students led by Tehsin Ilahi and included Arsalan Zafar, Murtaza Mohyuddin, Asif Nawaz, Shoaib Altaf and Khusro Bakht. 

The generator installed in the ramp automatically switches on when a vehicle passes on it and with just one push of the vehicle it generates 240 watts of energy which is then stored in a battery. 

The power generation system could be monitored through a control system which can be easily installed. The speed breaker has been developed with the concept to check wrong direction traffic movement and thus reduce the traffic accidents. 

According to the group members the energy produced from the speed breaker can also be used for traffic and street lights. They claimed that this ramp design is most suitable for traffic signals and u-turns. 

The speed breaker can be setup ahead of a zebra crossing and can also be installed at airports, shopping malls, toll plaza’s entry and exit points. The ramp is safe for vehicle tyres as well as its jumps 

Developed at a cost of Rs 2.55 lacs, the project is being considered more cost-effective than solar panel and windmill.