Seminar on “The Multiple Perspective of Foreign Scholarships”

Date of event: July 9, 2018

Time of event: 12:30PM-2:00PM

Venue: ZUFEST (auditorium)

Number of attendees: 60approx.

Speaker: M.Ayaz Khan

On July 9, 2018, ZUFEST held a seminar in the auditorium by the efforts of Engr.Umer Ahmed and Student Council that includes Patron Engr.Adnan Baig, President Luqman Bawany, Vice president Areeba Shakeel, General Secretary Hamza, Treasurer Hafsa Ghazal,Executive Director Marketing Tamima Imtiaz and Executive Secretary Nimra Mehmood. The speaker focused on the methods to acquire foreign scholarships especially in USA and European countries.

The program startedat 12:40 PM with Qirat .Areeba Shakeel hosted the program .The program proceeded with the audience of about 60 people with the faculty members who included Dr .Munaf (Acting Dean&Chairperson Software Engineering Department),Dr .Sarmad Shams(Chairperson of Biomedical Engineering Department),Dr. Iqbal Bhatti, Engr. Salman Marfatiya,Engr. Sidra Agha,Engr. Ali Asghar,Engr. Nazia Ejaz,Engr.Talha,Engr.Adnan and Engr.Umer Engr.Ashfaque.

The speaker was Dr. M. Ayaz Khan, who is Clinical MR Scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.He discussed about his higher education, PHD in MR in radio imaging and post docs.He informed the students about the methods to acquire foreign scholarships, the need of higher education and the importance of knowing yourself before choosing a career. The session ended with highly interactive question answer session with the students.

At the end Dr.Munaf gave a thanking note and the guest speaker was given a souvenir with warm wishes from faculty and the student council. There was an arrangement of refreshment for the guest and Head of Department while the student attendees were provided with the juices. Our photographers Hasnain Ali Rizvi and Aneel John Edger captured these important moments.

Effective Communication Skills and How to get a job?

It was a great honor to have a soft skills training session in Ziauddin University [North Nazimabad]. Students were very enthusiastic and keen to learn more. We will conduct more sessions to inject more skills into our youth to have a better career and successful life.

Communication skills are essential for the successful professional career. In today’s competitive world, communication skills in business are the most sought after quality of an educated person. Regardless of your field and area of working, it is important for everyone.

Students of universities and colleges are working hard in their academic and getting degree with remarkable performance. Everyone is working on their progress on hard skills (technical skills).So therefore; we can’t ignore the need of soft skills as we not always deal with machines but also with human being.To have an edge over others and get on the spot light we need to train ourselves in the excellence of soft skills.

Ziauddin University Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology

Pearson’s Education has arranged the Workshop on Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) program Quantification level 4 and 5. The primary objective of this workshop is to train faculty members on Higher National Qualification standards as well as giving the centre approval to ZUFEST based on HN Global resources.  The 3 days Workshop (April, 1st 2018- April, 3rd 2018) was conducted by Mr. Mark Shenton serving as Senior Standards and Chief Examiner – BTEC Engineering Programs at Pearson.

The training/workshop was attended by the Chairman’s / Co-Chairman and Senior Faculty members as well as of all the Departments of ZUFEST; Dean ZUFEST also attended the said training.

Day-1 Activities

  • Introduction to the HNC and HND Program with
  • Qualification Level 4 & 5 consecutively
  • Policies regarding HNC and HND
  • Planning of the required program
  • Delivery, Assessment and grading
  • Writing Assignment briefs
  • Internal verification process

Day-2 Activities

  • Familiarization with centre Records system
  • Meeting standard & Verification
  • Process of Registration and Certification

Day-3 Activities

Day 3 the evaluator Mr. Mark Shenton assessed “The Centre Handbook” and “The Student guide book” prepared by ZUFEST along with other policy documents. The assessment procedure for the centre approval was so much difficult that even Mr. Mark Shenton himself made a statement that: “It is very rare that I give centre approval on the same day”, but with the extensive efforts of Dr. Munaf Rashid along with his team includes Engr. Vanesh Kumar and Engr. Moshin Khan and ofcourse under the leadership of Dean ZUFEST Prof. Dr. Samreen Amir the Higher Nationals centre for BTEC was approved on the same day.

The credit goes to the whole team of Ziauddin University for providing all the required documents. Finally at Day 3 Certificate Distribution Ceremony was held in the BG-1 room of ZUFEST. Following faculty members of ZUFEST received the training certificates from Mr. Mark Shenton.

Certificates Recipients

Dr. Muhammad Asif                             (Chairperson, Electrical Engineering)

Dr. Muhammad Munaf Rashid              (Chairperson, Software Engineering)

Dr. Sarmad Shams                                (Chairperson, Biomedical Engineering)

Engr. Zubair Iqbal Rao                         (Co-Chairman Civil Engineering)

Engr. Sidra Abid Syed                          (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering)

Engr. Mehwish Faiz                              (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering)

Engr. Salman Marfatiya                        (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering)

Engr. Syed Waqad Ali                          (Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering)

Engr. Syed Faraz Jafri                           (Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering)

Engr. Hira Zahid                                   (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering)

Engr. Khawaja Sheeraz                         (Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering)

Engr. Vanesh Kumar                            (Lecturer, Software Engineering)

News from Civil Engineering Department

An article entitled Importance of Road Safety Education has been published in Ezine Articles, a leading database for intellectual articles on diverse topics and variety of issues. The article was published by Engr. Khawaja Sheeraz, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, ZUFEST. Based on the credibility of the topic, the author has been identified as an Expert author. The complete contents of this article are published and available on their high traffic home page. This publication is one of the important achievements of the Civil Engineering Department.

Alumini Dinner 2018

ZUFEST organized its first Alumni Meet on 21 April 2018. The Meet was attended by the alumni of batches that graduated in year 2014(First Graduating Batch) to 2018.More than about 50 alumni from this group attended the Meet. It was a great pleasure to know about their accomplishments in professional lives. Most of them were visiting their Alma Mater for the first time since their graduation, and naturally were thrilled to see the transformation of College of Biomedical Engineering into Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology with the induction of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, and Electrical Technology Departments.

The Chancellor Ziauddin University Dr. Asim Hussain was the Chief Guest of the function of the Alumni Meet and Syed Abdul Qadir Shah Ex chairman PEC, Engr. Mukhtar A Sheikh, Vice chairman Sindh PEC, Dr Ghulam Raza Bhatti, Member planning and operation HEC and Engr.Javed Memon, Director HEC regional center Karachi were the guest of honor for the event.  All the dignitaries appreciated the arrangement and expressed their feelings that Alumni are the brand ambassadors of the Institution and a very vibrant relationship must be established and nurtured.

A feedback was also collected from alumni regarding the Vision/ Mission and Program Educational Outcomes of the Department and their suggestions for improvement. The Alumni Meet closed at a very emotional note. However, everyone appreciated the efforts by the Dean ZUFEST, Dr Samreen A Hussain, in organizing the Meet for the first time. Everyone departed with the resolve to visit again and spread the message amongst all who could not visit this time

Ziauddin University Convocation 2018

Ziauddin University awarded 504 degrees to its graduating students of different disciplines at its 15th convocation held at the Expo Centre here on Wednesday.

Addressing the students, Sindh Governor Muha­mad Zubair, the chief guest on the occasion, emphasized the importance of quality education and praised the efforts of university chancellor Dr Asim Hussain for the institution.

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Inter-University Project & Poster Competition

Ziauddin University Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology organized an inter university project and poster competition from the platform of ZURIC on December 22nd, 2017 in order to make the students more informed regarding the current developments in engineering fields and market need.Projects from different universities, prominently Hamdard University and SirSyed University participated in their full strength. After the recitation of holy Quran, Engr. Sadia Jangda welcomed the participants, guest and the faculty.A panel of three judges comprising of Engr. Syed Waqad Ali, Engr.Salman Marfatiya and Engr. Sidra Abid Syed was set up toevaluate and judge the participating projects. At the culmination of the evaluation, the chiefguest of the event Engr. Junaid Khan ,Head Biomedical Engineering Department, National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease was invited on the stage to declare results and award the winners.As a sportsmen spirit ZUFEST left house open for external participants.

The title for winner poster was ‘Smart Projector’ comprising team members, Mr. Hamza Saleem and Mr. Aashir Ali from Hamdard University and the title for winning project was ‘Devil’s whisper (VR game for Ocular rift)’ having members, Mr. Usama Qureshi, Mr. Muhammad Salal Khan, Mr. Danyal Athar and Mr. Ahtesham Khan from Sir Syed University were awarded with the certificates and cash prizes. Whereas all the participants were given the certificates of participation.

In-house students participated in the competition but were not included in the evaluation in order to honor the guest universities.The chief guest was given a souvenir by the Dean ZUFEST, Engr.Prof.Dr. Samreen Amir. The ceremony ended at the vote of thanks by Engr. Adnan Baig.

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