In order to bridge the gap between academic activities and practical exposure of Civil Construction, a site visit of under construction zone was planned on Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 for running 2nd semester students (Batch II) of Civil Engineering Department. At present, Link road campus is functional with the availability of Civil and Bio-Medical department however Pharmacy block is in under-construction phase with the Bench mark title of prestigious Sardar Yaseen Malik Block. Taking this opportunity of in-house learning facilities at Link road campus, Acting Chairperson, Engr Syed Faraz Jafri formulated this interactive field visit along with entire faculty and students while the trip was made successful in terms of learning and observing site construction activities of this mega project. This site visit has also transformed as the part of present curriculum of subjects in fact the students shall also be assessed for this activity considering OBE domain.

Initially, it was strongly suggested by chairperson to maintain safety during the visit. In this connection, safety jackets and helmets were provided as the prime safety consideration to visit any construction site. Not only that, gadgets like traffic safety cones was also utilized to barricade visitors and construction activities. Civil Engineering department is always available with safety equipment for students and lab staff ensuring practical performance on standard note. With the involvement of faculty members on particular site, Engr. Syed Faraz Jafri elaborated in detail about general construction activities like stone soling, steel placement, formation of plinth beams, concreting, formwork etc along with on-site real examples. Quick tasks related to measurements of building components were also given to students in order to get them engaged and produce interest in similar profession.

This site visit is an achievement of department which is striving hard to maintain the balance between taught Engineering courses and industrial trainings that shall be helpful for professional career of future graduates.

3rd BoS, Department of Civil Engineering, ZUFEST

3rd BoS, Civil Engineering Department, ZUFEST has done on Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 in North campus. The meeting was organized under the supervision of Convener, Acting Chairperson, Engr. Syed Faraz Jafri followed by faculty members and experts from academia and Industry. The meeting is successfully accomplished with approvals of agenda items including curriculum and courses of Engineering and Technology program along with the concept to initiate Architecture department under the capacity of ZUFEST. Important decisions are made considering inputs from expert members and market demands of Civil Engineering profession.

Education Expo 2019

Ziauddin University Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology participated in The News Education Expo 2019 held on 22nd and 23rd June 2019 at Expo Center, Karachi. Many students visited the stall to inquire about programs and related details. Many students who were interested in the programs filled in the Pre-Interest forms for follow up. Students were also facilitated through on spot registrations for Engineering, Technology and Management courses.


On 18th June 2019, ZUFEST conducted a workshop for career counselling and stream selection for the students of Study collegiate. This session was arranged and coordinated by Engr. Shehzad Naseem. More than 150 students visited and actively participated in this session.

The session aimed to offer comprehensive services to students regarding decision making for the future and making the audience aware of the multiple career options available. Information related to leading universities and various courses was also shared.

Moreover, participants were briefed about facilities that Ziauddin University provides to their students including the state of art laboratories at both campuses (North & Link Road). After the session, there was a Q/A session, where students got their queries answered satisfactorily.

The career counselling session was ended by presenting Memento to the Principal of Study Collegiate, a Renowned Educationist & Philanthropist Mr Rehan Ather

After the session, a guided campus tour was arranged for the students. The senior faculty showed them the Library, Labs of Software Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Department and Bio-medical Engineering Department. Lab Engineers of ZUFEST briefed them about the equipment and work that’s being done in labs.  Innovative projects designed by students of ZUFEST were centre of interest.

Overall, this was an extremely enriching experience and participants wish to be a part of such workshops in the future as well. They thought they can stay ahead of the curve with such opportunities to enlighten them.

2nd Board of Studies EE

Second Board of Studies (BOS) for Electrical Engineering Department was held on February 6th 2019. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asif (Chairperson of Electrical Engineering Department). Academic and industrial experts has discussed and approved the minutes of First BOS meeting with full confidence, suggestions to improve the curriculum of BS Engineering and BS Technology were given by the experts. Furthermore, the elective course of post graduate program was approved with minor amendments.

The following members participated in the meeting:

  • Engr. Prof. Fahad Azim (Professor, ZUFEST)
  • Engr. Dr. Munaf Rashid (Associate Professor, ZUFEST)
  • Engr. Syed Waqad Ali (Assistant Professor, ZUFEST)
  • Engr. Dr. Mohsin Awan (Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, NED University)
  • Engr. Dr. Dure Shawer (Associate Professor, NUST)
  • Engr. Syed Ibrar Ali (Ex Chief Operating Officer, K-Electric, Karachi)
  • Engr. Hassan Farooq Janjua (Deputy General Manager, K-Electric, Karachi)
  • Engr. Furqan Ahmed (Senior Manager Electrical, Pakistan Security Printing Corporation)
  • Engr. Ashfaque Ahmed (Senior Lecturer, ZUFEST)

WORKSHOP on Planning, Writing, Defending and Publishing Your Research

Workshop on Planning, Writing, Defending and Publishing Your Research was organized by ZUFEST on 27 – 28 April 2019.  This event blended various components of quality writing concepts and personal planning for progress in the field of academic writing.

Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Munaf was the Resource Person who addressed various issues and their solutions related to research and academic writing skills as well as tackling respective challenges from the perspective of career development.

Following were the major topics covered in this workshop by trainer:

Problem Formulation and Objectives, Literature Review, Searching Techniques for Digital Libraries, Research Methodology and Design, Evaluation of Research Methodology and design., Gantt Chart and Milestones, Preparation and writing the Research Proposals, Preparation and writing of Thesis, the Art of giving presentations and defending topic of presentation, Citation and Referencing in research using EndNote. Hands-on training was given on Zotero, Turnitin, MS Visio, OneNote and MATLAB.

In this workshop more than 32 individuals participated and certificates were awarded to every participant.

Aloha Novato 1.0

On March 9, 2019, ZUFEST Student Council held a welcome party for freshers and farewell for pass out batch by the title of Aloha Novato 1.0 in Janus Banquet.

The purpose of university management to organize a Welcome & Farewell Party for the student of ZUFEST, was to have a great start as a treat for the newcomers of this year and a farewell for students of Batch-6 who have their convocation in year 2019, so they can have a last chance to cherish their time at the university with us.

The program started by Munira Muhammadi from Biomedical Engineering and Raza Ansari from Software Engineering hosted the entire event. The program proceeded with the audience of about 200 people with the students from all the department of ZUFEST morning and evening shifts &  faculty members who included, Dr. Fahad Azim (Associated Dean) Dr. Munaf Rashid (Chairperson Software Engineering Department), Dr. Sarmad Shams (Chairperson of Biomedical Engineering Department), Engr. Shehzad Naseem (Chairperson Management Technology Sciences Department), Engr. Abdul Rashid Memon, Engr. Syed Waqad, Engr. Salman Marfatiya, Engr. Ali Asghar, Engr. Ashfaque Ahmed, Engr. Mohsin Khan, Engr. Vanesh Kumar, Engr. Nazia Ejaz, Engr. Kamran, Engr. Mehfooz, Engr. Taha, Miss Tooba Munir, Engr. Sadia Aziz, Miss Tabinda Naveed, Miss Faiza Inam , Sir Sarmadullah, Sir Hamza, Sir Waleed Ahmed & Engr. Umer Ahmed.

Furthermore; the speech from Areeba Afzal in which she cherished her time at the university. Then Alishan & Huzaifa Ashraf took the stage for giving the titles to batch 6th along with their fine sense of humor. Then students from various departments showed their talent in singing and civil department took the floor with their traditional dance performance. After that the newcomers Talha Saleem from Biotechnology and Shehzeen Fatima from Biomedical Engineering shared beautiful piece of poetry with us. Then Aneel John Edger from the pass out batch did an amazing standup comedy. Hareem from Biomedical Department sang an amazing song with the Sensational Band, one of the best in Karachi that had the youngest 8 years old drummer of Pakistan. The whole event was not possible without the executive committee of ZUFEST student council, & volunteers.

There was an arrangement of scrumptious lunch for all the attendees. The whole experience was a source of enjoyment for every one as it gave us a source of unfading happy memories.

6th Board of Faculty Meeting for ZUFEST

6th Board of Faculty (BOF) meeting of ZUFEST was held on Thursday, February 28th 2019. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Fahad Azim (Associate Dean of ZUFEST). The meeting was started with recitation of Holy Quran by Dr. Sarmad Shams. After that Dr. Munaf Rashid (Secretary BOF) presented agendas to the members with the permission of worthy Associate Dean. Every department bring minutes of their concerned BOS as one of agenda items in BOF. ZUFEST Undergraduate policy was the main matter of discussion and thus through detailed discussion the house approved that Policy, which will implement w.e.f Batch-2018 and onwards.

Following members 6th Board of Faculty (BOF)

  1. Dr. Fahad Azim (Associate Dean/Convener BOF)
  2. Dr. Muhammad Asif (Chairperson, Electrical Engineering)
  3. Dr. Munaf Rashid (Chairperson, Software Engineering & Secretary BOF)
  4. Dr. Sarmad Shams (Chairperson, Biomedical Engineering)
  5. Zubair Iqbal Rao (Associate Chairman, Civil Engineering)
  6. Shahzad Nasim (Chairperson, Management Technology & Information Sciences)
  7. Dr. Abdul Aziz Ansari (Professor, Civil Engineering)
  8. Dr. Saad Jawaid (Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering)
  9. Syed Waqad (Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering)
  10. Salman (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering)
  11. Vanesh Kumar (Lecturer, Software Engineering)
  12. Zareen Hussain (Deputy Director/Nominee, QEC, ZU)

Ziauddin University (FEST) Inter departmental Gaming Competition

ZUIGC’2018 was organized by ZUFEST student council on15th December 2018 and it was at its heart competitive and a depiction of positive energies. Such a gaming competition was organized for the first time in the history of Ziauddin University. The students at Ziauddin invested their blood, sweat & tears to make sure the event was able to create a niche. The participants were from various universities and colleges. The gaming competition consisted of three top tier games namely Need For Speed (Most Wanted), Counter Strike & Fifa 18. 

The participants were an amalgamation of undergraduate students from different bachelor disciplines (including different universities)  and faculty members.

FIFA 18:

FIFA 2018 was one of the games that were played by the participants .There were total 7 players competing for the title .The game proceeded with two semi-final and a final showdown between Musab and Abdul-Rehman who tried to gave their everything into the battle for the cash prize of Rupees 5000.


Another game that was played among the players was Need For Speed (Most Wanted) .It  was the presence of zeal and thrilling sensation amongst the faculty members who gave their ten thousand percent to play like seasoned players along with the student. There were approx 30 players from ZUFEST and different universities throughout Karachi. The games really picked up an even fun pace after the first round. Every round was “at the edge” as it was highly unpredictable and cut-throat.

The final show down was between Hamza Khalid and Shujaat and they both put up an amazing fight. Ultimately Hamza Khalid was crowned as the winner.

Counter Strike was the game that had the most adrenaline rush as it took the longest duration and had the most participants. It had 13 teams ,each consisting of 5 members who had gone head to head with each other for the prize money of  Rupees 10,000.It took 4 rounds to finalize the winner. The final took place between team legend and team battle 7.The home team that was battle seven couldn’t make it and the reward was taken by team legend

These  three games really stood out as it brought the best out of the players and the more coy audience’s also let loose the excitement they had been containing .The response was great as we had players from other educational institutes .ZUFEST looks forward to organize such event in coming future.

IEEEP All Pakistan Students’ Seminar

Jointly organized by NED University and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Pakistan, the 34th IEEEP All Pakistan Students’ Seminar took place on January 15th, 2019 in Karachi Pakistan.

About 25 presenters from 12 different universities took part and demonstrated various projects. Their presentations covered topics on Energy, Power, Electronics, Biomedical, computer systems, AI etc., and gave a very diverse but inter-disciplinary flavor to the event.

The participants were fresh graduates and the purpose of the event was to demonstrate the ideas and capabilities of the engineers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

4 of the projects displayed were from the graduating students of ZUFEST (Ziauddin University Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology).

Mahwish moiz,Javeria Jawed , Aneel John and Ibad ur Rehman presented a project on ‘Mobility analysis aid for lower limb disabilities using static walker.’ This project won 2nd position in the Gold category. It was supervised by Dr.Muhammad Asif and Engr.Nazia Ejaz.

Luqman Hashim, Maryam Younus, Rumaisa Amin and Moied Akhtar presented a project on ‘Gloves for monitoring Hand Motions’. This project won 1st position in silver category. It was supervised by Dr.Sarmad Shams and  Engr.Salman.

Other projects included a ‘New and inventive automated treatment system for chemotherapy drug preparations’ by Syed Hasnain, Ahmed Anwer, Areeba Shakeel, Mustafa Khan.It was also supervised by Dr.Sarmad Shams and Engr. Waqad Ali.

Dilawer Hussain, Alishan Gangani, Abbas Khan, Nadeem Shah also participated and presented a project on ‘Design and development of human leg motion recognition and classification system using artificial Intelligence techniques’. Their project was supervised by Dr.Munaf Rashid and Dr.Sarmad Shams and.

The event was overall successful and gave the graduate’s opportunity to present their work to a wider academic community and gain useful feedback, critique and appreciation.

We congratulate all the winners and hope that Ziauddin University (FEST) will play a more important role in bringing a revolution in the field of technology and will make Pakistan a more prosper country.

Proteus simulation and PCB designing

This workshop was organized by ZUFEST on February 23rd, 2019 and Engr. Taha Shahzeb (NPEC Pakistan Navy) was called to deliver a lecture and demonstrate the designing and fabrication of a PCB.


Designing the PCB:

The Protues software was introduced and a short tutorial was given on how to use the software to design and simulate a common circuit. The circuit practiced in the workshop was a water level circuit used in water tanks.

Fabrication of the PCB:

After the water level indicator circuit’s schematic and graphic simulation had been completed, the students were taken to the ZUFEST garden for the physical part of the workshop. A copper sheet was sawed keeping the dimensions of the circuit in mind. Then the designed circuit was printed on this circuit board.

The board was prepared and treated with Ferrous Chloride solution. After which it was drilled and fitted with the required components to complete the circuit.

The workshop was an overall success and the students had took advantage of the opportunity that had been given to them by the University. Useful information was gained, and the students got hands on experience of printing the circuit boards individually under the observation of the experienced trainer.

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