OBA BASED ACCREDITATION VISIT FOR B.E BIO-MEDICAL PROGRAM OF ZIAUDDIN UNIVERSITY (ZU) KARACHI BY PEC VISITING TEAM

OBA based accreditation visit for B.E Bio-Medical program was held on Friday-Saturday, October 4Th -5th 2019 at Link road Campus (Education City, Karachi). The visit was conducted under PEC Manual of Accreditation- 2014 (OBA guidelines). PEC composed the following visitation team to conduct the subject engineering program visit of Ziauddin University Karachi;

Team Leader/Convener:

  1. Prof. Dr. M. Kamran (UET-KSK, Lahore)

Program Evaluators (PEVs) for Bio-Medical Engineering:

  1. Dr. Mohsin Tiwana (CE&ME, Rawalpindi)
  2. Dr. Asif Mahmood Mughal (NESCOM, Islamabad)

Representative, PEC:

  1. Mujeeb ur Rehman Khalil (PEC HQ Islamabad)

The visit was chaired by Dr. M. Kamran (UET-KSK, Lahore) in the presence of Engr. Dr. Fahad Azim (Dean of ZUFEST), Dr. Muhammad Asif (Director Post Graduate), Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Munaf (OBE Coordinator), Engg. Capt. (R) Syed Waqar Hussain, Registrar, Controller of Examination and IT Representative. Dean ZUFEST welcome re-accreditation team and introduced Biomedical Engineering department faculty led by Engr. Dr. Saad Jawaid Khan. A presentation on salient features/strengths of HEI was given by Engr. Dr. Saad Jawaid Khan which covered vision, mission, governance, organizational structure, academic infrastructure, institutional financial sustainability, resource generations and their effective utilization for CQI, academic support units and future plans / roadmap. Program Evaluators were then proceeded by coordinators for the tour of program specific lab facilities, computing facilities, workshops, and project labs, etc. Later re-accreditation team met Ziauddin University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim and discuss about the university vision and developmental plans for Link Road campus. Dr. Arshia (Director QEC) informed the team about role of QEC and its bonding with departmental CQI teams. Lately Biomedical Engineering Department Alumni and Industry advisory Board (IAB) members interacted with the team.

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7TH Board of Faculty, BOF, ZUFEST

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7th Board of Faculty, ZUFEST was held on 16th September, 2019 in North Campus. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Fahad Azim (Dean of ZUFEST). With the permission of worthy Dean, Chairpersons from every department presented minutes of their concerned BOS as one of agenda items to the members in BOF. ZUFEST Undergraduate policy was the main matter of discussion in which agenda items of BoS was presented for approval. The agenda items include review of credit hours for all Engineering and Technology program, scheme of studies for 4 years program and approval of initial draft to launch program Bachelors in Architecture (Civil Engineering Department). The items are now forwarded for approval in Academic council.

 

Following members 7th Board of Faculty (BOF)

  1. Fahad Azim (Dean, ZUFEST)
  2. Muhammad Asif (Chairperson, Electrical Engineering)
  3. Sheikh Muhammad Munaf (Chairperson, Software Engineering & Secretary BOF)
  4. Saad Jawaid Khan(Chairperson, Biomedical Engineering)
  5. Syed Faraz Jafri (Associate Chairman, Civil Engineering)
  6. Shahzad Nasim (Chairperson, Management Technology & Information Sciences)
  7. Abdul Aziz Ansari (Professor, Civil Engineering)
  8. Syed Waqad (Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering)
  9. Khawaja Sheeraz (Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering)
  10. Arshia Naqvi (Director/Nominee, QEC, ZU)

19th ITCN ASIA VISIT FOR STUDENTS OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, ZUFEST

In order to discover new and explore competing future in IT solutions, a visit to 19th ITCN ASIA was organized by ZUFEST on 18th September for the students of Software Engineering Department. The event had grown up as the biggest IT & Telecom exhibition of Pakistan. Most powerful brands of the world showcased their state-of-the-art products and services that allow the user community to get exposure to a wide range of technology and solutions under one roof. Over 550 local and 250 international companies from over 23 countries set up their stalls at Expo Center, Karachi.

Dr. Muhammad Munaf Sheikh, Chairperson, formulated this interactive visit along with entire faculty and students while the trip was made successful in terms of learning and observing IT activities.

This visit is an achievement of department that helps students to learn through visual experience and can be an interesting way to explore new things for both the learner and the teacher.

The Inauguration ceremony of ‘Jamia Masjid’

The Inauguration ceremony of ‘Jamia Masjid’ was held at the Ziauddin University, Education City, Super Highway-Link Road on the 7th death Anniversary of the founder of Dr Ziauddin Hospital, Dr Tajammul Hussain.

Dr. Asim Hussain, Chancellor, Ziauddin University, paid tribute to his father and founder Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Dr Tajammul Hussain on his immense hard work in the creation of Dr. Ziauddin Hospital.

“I am honored to announce that this mosque is the first and only to be built in Karachi Education City with all the modern facilities and great infrastructure. It is a blessing that we got an opportunity to build a mosque not only for students but also all the people living nearby. This mosque was built with intend of my father reaping the rewards and benefits of all the prayers offered here in his afterlife. May his soul rest in peace,” said Dr. Asim Hussain.

All family members, Sardar Yasin Malik, Chairman, Hilton Pharma, Prof. Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddique, Vice-Chancellor, Ziauddin University, Prof. Anwar Ahmed Zai, Executive Director, Ziauddin University Education Board, Prof. Abbas Zafar, Dean Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof. Anwar Ejaz Baig, Advisor to Chancellor, Engg. Capt. (R) Syed Waqar Hussain, Registrar, Ziauddin University, and a large number of students and faculty members offered prayer, recited fateha and Quran for Dr. Tajammul Hussain.

3rd Board of Studies Meeting for Software Engineering Department

Third Board of Studies (BOS) for Software Engineering Department was held on September, 4th 2019 in ZUFEST Board Room. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Munaf (Convenor BOS/Chairperson of Software Engineering Department).

The meeting was started with recitation of Holy Quran by Engr. Mohsin Khan. After that Engr. Vanesh Kumar (Secretary BOS) presented agendas to the members with the permission of worthy Chairperson.

Experts from academics and industry has discussed and approved the core points of Second BOS meeting with full confidence, also they put some suggestions to improve curriculum, attainment of PEOs and Survey forms. Inline with the latest curriculum by NCEAC, the Chairperson presented the updated Scheme of Studies of BS Software Engineering (Batch-2019 and onwards), which was approved by members of the house.

Following were the members participated in Third BOS meeting:

  1. Shehzad Hasan (Chairperson, Computer Information Systems Engg., NEDUET)
  2. Sheikh Faisal (Account Manager, IBL-Unisys Key)
  3. Zareen Hussain (Deputy Director/Nominee QEC, ZU)
  4. Vanesh Kumar (Lecturer, ZUFEST)
  5. Mohsin Khan (Lecturer, ZUFEST)

Items Approved:

Minutes of 2nd BOS, PEOs attainment criterion for Software Engineering department, Scheme of Studies for BS Software Engineering (Batch-2019 & Onwards)

Meeting of 3rd Board of Studies

Third Board of Studies (BOS) for Electrical Engineering Department was held on September 05, 2019 at 03:00 PM in the Board Room of ZUFEST, North Nazimabad Campus. The meeting was chaired by Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asif (Chairperson and Convener BOS, Electrical Engineering Department). Academic and industrial experts has discussed and approved the minutes of second BOS meeting with full confidence. The agenda was approved which includes curriculum and courses related to Engineering and Technology program. Important decisions were made following the industrial demands. Meeting ended with the closing remarks and vote of thanks by the Chairperson of Electrical Engineering Department.

The following members participated in the meeting:

  • Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Munaf Rashid (Associate Professor, ZUFEST)
  • Hassan Farooq Janjua (Deputy General Manager, K-Electric, Karachi)
  • Furqan Ahmed (Senior Manager Electrical, Pakistan Security Printing Corporation)
  • Syed Waqad Ali (Assistant Professor, ZUFEST)
  • Ashfaque Ahmed (Senior Lecturer, ZUFEST)

STUDY FIELD VISIT FOR STUDENTS (SARDAR YASEEN MALIK BLOCK, Link Road) DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, ZUFEST

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.

STUDY VISIT & CAREER COUNSELLING SESSION FOR STUDENTS OF STUDY COLLEGIATE @ ZUFEST

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)
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