Showing posts with label Education. Show all posts
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Monday, January 23, 2012

SSUET classes for batch 2012 start, Orientation Ceremony held

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi

The Orientation Ceremony for newly admitted students of Batch 2012 was held at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) was held on January 23 thus heralding the start of new academic session.

The students have been admitted to Computer, Electronics, Civil, Bio-Medical and Telecommunication disciplines of engineering and Computer Science after a long process which involved written test and interviews.

Addressing the ceremony as chief guest, Sardar Yasin Malik, a former Federal Minister and ex-Chairman state-owned PSO, told the new students that to become a successful man in their future is in their own hands as they can gain success by sheer hard work and not the luck.

He particularly advised the female students, who have been admitted to the university in a relatively large number this year, not to sit at their homes after graduation and do some part time works even after they are married or else it would amount to  national loss.

He paid glowing tributes to Chancellor Z.A. Nizami for his dedication and commitment to the cause of this university established as the biggest engineering university in the private sector and its students.

Sardar Yasin Malik observed that today the newly admitted students must be very happy for starting a new chapter of their life, but their parents must be having mixed feelings as now-a-days it is not (not) easy to study in a university or college or school even.

He noted that after graduation many students go abroad for further studies but not many return to their country which is a loss to the country and their parents as well.

Similarly many girls become engineers after graduation but instead of yielding any benefits to the nation they start performing home responsibilities - a national loss which Pakistan cannot afford.

Recalling his past during which he studied in schools in areas like Kharadar and Lyari, lived in a small house which was devoid of electricity, slept on footpaths and studied under pole lamps and conveyed a message to students that anyone can achieve anything in the world provided he/she accepts the challenge.

“If a boy of a newspaper hawker ca achieve an elated position after having graduated from this university, then you people, who enjoy better opportunities, cannot achieve their desired goals”.

He told them that Islam is their basis and they will become successful if they would follow the teachings of Islam and Holy Prophet Muhammed (SAW).

Earlier, Chancellor Z.A. Nizami, who presided over the ceremony, complimented Sardar Yasin Malik for his unwavering commitment to the cause of education and particularly this very university and its students.

He quoted Mr Yasin Malik having said that no student should be deprived of education merely for his/her financial constraints.

Engr Nizami said that today SSUET has become the biggest center of engineering excellence in the private sector having collaboration with over a dozen foreign universities.

“We at SSUET follow the traditions of great reformer and educationist, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and established this university after him 96 years after his death”.

Engr Nizami said that Sir Syed Ahmed Khan wanted the students to have Quran on one side and science and technology on other side of the shoulder. “We at this university wants the same from our students”, he emphasized.

On the occasion the Chancellor made a special mention of world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Late Arfaa Karim and said that she had her elementary education from this university.

In his address the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Saiyed Nazir Ahmed called upon the students to understand the difference between the university, college and school education and said that they will emerge successful in their life if they would dedicate themselves towards acquiring knowledge and gaining results during their 4 year stay here and will be successful in their future career.

He told them that as students of this university, they would enjoy the brotherhood of Alagarhians Associations and SSUET Old Boys Associations world over.He advised them to be punctual and ensure to attend classes regularly. He pointed out that in foreign universities students lacking 100 percent attendance are dropped.

Earlier Registrar SSUET Shah Mahmood Hussain Syed, said that this university is fifferent from other universities as personality of students here is groomed besides imparting of knowledge to them.

He said that students achieving 3.5 % GPA with 85 percent attendance automatically become entitled to scholarship while poor students are also provided financial support provided they earn 3 % GPA and 85 percent attendance and parents’ income being less than 3 lacs.

Earlier the Chairmen of all the engineering departments including Dr Imran Beg (Electronics), Dr Misbah (Computer Engineering), Dr Naurin Samad (Bio-Medical), Dr Mumtaz-ul-Imam (Computer Science), Dr S.M. Makhdoomi(Civil Engineering)  and  Dr Najib Siddiqi, Associate Dean of Engineering also addressed the students and reminded them of their responsibilities with stress on the element of punctuality, proper dressing, good behavior.

The stress was also laid on students to have grasp over English which would be the language of communication at the university.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New York’s City University to facilitate SSUET Sikh student in doing Ph D

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi

Santosh Singh, student of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), who belongs to Sikh community and graduated from this university in 2009 will do his Ph.D. in IT at the expenses to be borne by City University New York from where he did his Masters.

This was stated by his father Sardar Heera Singh when he called on Engr Z.A. Nizami, Chancellor, SSUET, in his office in Karachi on January 11.

Heera Singh, who remained Advisor to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto when she was in government and is now chairman of Arambagh Gurdwara Trust, had come to thank the Chancellor for his help which he had extended to him in providing admission to his son Santosh at a time when he was financially unable to pay admission fees for his son.

Heera Singh informed the Chancellor that after graduating from SSUET in Computer Engineering, his son went to S and obtained admission in City University New York with the financial help of his brother, a doctor in the US.

He said Santosh did his Master’s with bright colors and in recognition the University has undertaken to let him do his Ph.D. at its expenses and also provided him an exalted job in the very university making him in charge of the telecommunication department.

Visibly moved, Heera Singh once again deeply thanked the Chancellor whose help, he said, paved the way for his son to achieve his goals.

Engr Mr Nizami told Heera Singh that in Sir Syed University admissions are provided with out taking religion, cast, color or creed into consideration. He said that in keeping with the traditions of greater reformer and educationist, no student is allowed to give up his education in this university just for financial constrains.

Heera Singh informed that Aneel Singh, his doctor son, spent Rs 40 lac to let his brother Santosh continue his higher studies and doing Masters in the City University New York. He said his daughter Aneela is also a doctor in New York.

Friday, December 23, 2011

IEEE International Multiple conference at SSUET

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi  
The three-day 14th IEEE International Multiple conference, being held at the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, entered into its second day on December 23 and continued whole day with various technical sessions being attended by delegates from home and abroad.
The heavy schedule of three days of deliberations included 13 scholarly lectures, 68 paper presentations besides seven workshops. After the inauguration on December 22 the conference schedule included 2 lectures and two tutorials on first day.
On December 23 the morning and afternoon sessions included three lectures and three tutorials. On the concluding day, December 24, the deliberations would include 8 lectures and two tutorials. Besides, the ICT Research and Development Fund, will also be giving five demonstrations of various projects being financed by it.
The scholarly lectures are being delivered by Ahmed E Kamal from Lowa State University on the topic of advances in network coding-based self-healing in Autonomic networks; by Dr Faraz Zaidi from KIET Karachi, on “Fuzzy sets and visual analysis”; by Qamarul Wahab from Linkoping University NEDUET on “Graphene, the Noble Prize for 2010”, by Dr Zia Amavul from SUNY Fredonia, NY;  on “ block-sorting transformations with Pseudo-distance technique for lossless compression of color-mapped images”; by Dr Syed Khaliqur Rehman from KIET Karachi on “WBAN Protocols”; by Prof B.S. Chowdhry from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro on smart structural health monitoring WSN based bridged monitoring as a example”; by Dr Junaid Zuberi from SUNY Fredonia, NY on “sensor network programming and applications”; by Dr Muhammed Moinuddin from Iqra University on “collaborative spectrum sensing for cognitive radio networks”; by Dr
Jawwad Shamsi from SUNY Fredonia, NY on “understanding cyber security”’ by Dr Rehan Qureshi from Iqra University on “adhoc interconnected mobile  networks”; by Dr Haroon Rasheed from Telecom Department SSUET Karachi on “next generation wireless technologies beyond 4 G.  
Among the seven tutorials to be held during the course of conference deliberations, one tutorial of importance and interest would be given by Dr Raziq Yakub from the University of Tennessee on the topic of “applications of communication technologies and controls in existing power grid in Pakistan for energy efficiencies”.
Other tutorials will be given by Dr Kashif M. Rajput from NUST, by Dr Jawwad Shamsi from FAST; by Dr Shoaib Zia Khan/Dr Khawaja Bilal Mahmood from NUST;  Prof Dr Quratul Ain Tariq from NEDUET Karachi,; Dr Syed Faraz Hasan from NED University.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sohail Wajahat advises engineers to work hard to achieve excellence

Karachi Observer Report

The Chairman of the Pakistan State Oil (PSO), Engr Sohail Wajahat Siddiqui, has called upon the engineers of the future to pledge to strive relentlessly towards achieving engineering excellence.

“You should have complete knowledge of your respective engineering fields and find out their own specialized core”, he told them while delivering a lecture on “Engineering Excellence” at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi.

The lecture was organized by the SSUET in collaboration with Management Consultancy and Training Services (MCTS), headed by former IG Sindh and an ex-DG NIPA, Niaz Ahmed Siddiqi.

Engr Sohail Wajahat suggested that all the career counselors at schools and colleges should help the students in letting them choose their field or otherwise they will not be able to achieve excellence.

In his 90-minute talk, Engr Sohail Wajahat, who recently quit Siemens Pakistan to head Pakistan State Oil as its chairman, was candid in telling the graduating engineers to try to understand the meaning of “excellence” and strive hard to achieve it for a bright future.

He pointed out that engineering is something in which people find different solutions and the upcoming graduates should come out as “valued engineers” with three basic values which, if carried by them in life, they would end up as excellent engineers.

An excellent engineer should firstly be excellent human being with excellence and innovation being other values, he exhorted.

In order how to achieve excellence, the PSO Chairman narrated his own example and said that his parents firmly implanted in his mind that he should always be first class first with respect to parents being the foremost principle and he truly came up to their expectations.

He told the engineering students that in order to achieve excellence they will have to keep clear targets before them and they will have launch successful ideas or otherwise people would not listen to them.

Replying a question, Engr Sohail Wajahat said that PSO has no responsibility in the ongoing power crisis as it is only a fuel supplier. He said the problem is with generation and distribution and this cannot be achieved without making investments.

He said a permanent solution to power crisis lies in continuous operation of plants as well as regular payment of bills by the consumers.

To another question, Chairman PSO said that every institution must have a Research and Development (R&D) budget to help the faculty and students in carrying out their research activities.

He did not agree with a questioner that utility organizations like power suppliers subject the common consumers to harassment. On the contrary the dishonest people do not pay taxes and steal electricity and make complaints, he stated.

“We live beyond our means and do not limit ourselves to our budget”, has said adding that this kind of behavior gives rise to corruption.

He was of the view that our engineers having passed out in 80s or 90s do not update themselves although they are engaged in the profession of teaching the younger generation. This is not excellence and they should update themselves with latest knowledge to being excellence in engineering.

To another question Engr Sohail Wajahat said that people always blame others instead of being responsible to their own profession to achieve excellence. Engineers should create engineering innovations and keep themselves updated for meeting the future challenges, he added.

He called for continuous training of faculty and described the same as highly imperative. He said to solve the problems they should find solutions and if not then they cannot become excellent engineers.

On the occasion Engr Sohail Wajahat offered internship for 10-12 students of SSUET and called for providing the names of such internees along with details of their projects.

At the end of the talk, the chief guest signed the pledge made by upcoming others along with other participants.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Board of Secondary Education Karachi: Thousands of matric students denied admit cards

By S J A Jafri
KARACHI: Future of nearly 5000 matric students hangs in balance as their annual examination begins Wednesday but they have not been provided their admit cards till Monday night which would enable them to entre examination centers.
To add insult to the injury, the officials of Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) called in rangers and police to disperse agitating students including females who resorted to baton charge to disperse the students resulting in minor injuries and bruises to dozen of students who were left with no alternative but to leave the place in a totally disgruntled and confused state.
The students and their parents protesting at the board office pleaded officials to issue them admit cards on Monday because Tuesday being Pakistan Day holiday they would not be able to obtain their cards and appear in their first paper on Wednesday.
The board official gave a deaf ear to the students request and instead misbehaved with them and their parents telling them to get lost. When the students continued to press for their demand they called in rangers and police to disperse them.
However, late Monday evening, BSE Secretary Ms Hoor Mazhar informed the media that the board office would remain open on Tuesday to deliver admit cards to the students who belong to both regular and private categories.
Talking to this scribe, the affected students, their parents and their educational institutions representatives said this was a gross negligence on part of the board management and has been their practice every year to create such crises for candidates.
Ms Hoor Mazhar, however, told media late Monday night that the fiasco was not created on account of board officials negligence but some of the educational institutions had sent examinations forms late due to which admit cards could not be prepared and delivered on time. (NC Report)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Errors in Karachi University semester mark-sheets

Errors and omissions in mark-sheets of many semester students of various departments of Karachi University have become a source of irritation for students and wakeup call for concerned authorities to rectify the system at earliest.
Many students studying in different departments of KU witnessed inaccuracies in their recently issued semester mark-sheet, commonly known as ‘Performa’.
Several sorts of mistakes were observed in these mark-sheets including false entry of subject marks, year of semester, and subsidiary subjects. In some cases candidates were mentioned fail or absent despite securing passing marks.
To make the matter further complicated the process of rectifying these mistakes is lengthy and cumbersome. Affected students complain that the procedure to get their Performa corrected is really annoying as they had to pay several visits to Semester Examination Cell (SEC), where they generally receive cold and uncooperative response. Maimuna Ejaz, morning student at the Department of Mass Communication was grieved after getting her Performa.
She said that she actually had got 80 marks in subsidiary subject Sociology, as it was also apparent in the marks list provided by her teacher; however, the Performa issued to her showed she secured just 54 marks in the same subject. Another student of the said department told that he had got back his Performa after entire processing from SEC with some errors still persisting.
Interestingly one of the BS evening batch at aforementioned department has observed an unusual case as some 25 students amidst a total strength of 42 students in the class were declared ‘absent’ in their subsidiary subject International Relation. (NC Report)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that the youth of Pakistan are talented and intelligent but the educated and talented youth from middle class were not given the opportunity to serve the nation in the present political system. The future of Pakistan is associated with educated youth. Providing opportunity to middle class youth representing 98 percent of our population to serve their area or city can lead to progress similar to Karachi in whole Pakistan in just four years.

He expressed these views while addressing the reception given in his honor by Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology (KASBIT) on Wednesday.

City Nazim said that the country has been governed by 38 families since 60 years who made MPAs and MNAs but they did not even establish a primary school in their jurisdiction while they sent their wards to foreign countries for education. “How can the country make progress in such conditions” adding that only those who have suffered with the problems can understand the real problems of our society. The middle class youth who represents 98 percent of our population can solve the problems of common men because only he could be made answerable to his people.

City Nazim said that Quaid-e-Tehreek Mr. Altaf Hussain is the only leader of the country who has given the opportunity to youth to represent the people. Karachi has set up a new example of serving the people and solution of basic problems in just four years. The middle class youth has given a new model of progress that could be implemented in whole country for rapid development.
He said that development is an ongoing process and it must continue as any temporary halt in the journey of development can put adverse affect on the society.

On this occasion a documentary depicting the development in Karachi during last four years was also screened while the Faculty members Israr Khan and Dr. Muhammad Mehmood appreciated the works of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal and called him a national hero.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

AKEB SSC exams, Shahwilayat School bags first position

KARACHI: Arsalan-ud-din, student of Shahwilayat Public School secured 1st Position in SSC examination for 2009 from Aga Khan Education Board. Arsalan achieved 91.36 per cent marks.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

IBA launches Open House 2009

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi launches its Open House 2009 Program, at the City Campus on April 05, 2009, emphasizing its academics and facilities. The event which will be held in nine cities of the country including Karachi, Sukkur, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Hyderabad, Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan will feature the various facets of academic life at IBA.

The program aims to counsel aspiring students in choosing the appropriate success route for IBA. Furthermore, comprehensive details about the diverse range of academic programs and facilitation at IBA will be presented at the event. -PR

Friday, March 20, 2009

19 brilliant students get Japanese scholarship

Karachi: Nineteen brilliant students of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) Karachi have been awarded Japanese scholarships by the Consul General of Japan Akinori Wada in a ceremony held here Thursday.
Approximately cheques of Rs11 million have been distributed amongst the students of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi.
Addressing the students, Japanese CG Akinori Wada congratulated the students & stated that Japan always cooperate in the field of education, health & development in the world.
He said that Japan has allocated three hundred sixty million rupees for the higher education scholarship for the students of Pakistan in the filed of research, agriculture, business communication, social sciences & IT.
Dr. Abdul Wahab, the President of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi, confessed the cooperation of Japan in the filed of education everywhere in the world.