NUST innovative business ideas
Gilani praises NUST students for innovative business ideas
Islamabad, Dec 30: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said the young entrepreneurs from NUST have made the
nation proud through innovative business ideas and excellent presentation skills
at the international level.
The prime minister expressed these views
while talking to a team of entrepreneurs from National University of Science and
Technology (NUST), which called on him at the Prime Minister's House here on
The prime minister extended his congratulations and,
particularly, commended the Sahara and Saltech teams for making it to the
victory stand at an international business plan competition, titled "Global
Innovation through Science & Technology (GIST) -- Battle of Ideas World Cup
The competition, which was held at Istanbul (Turkey) from
December 3 to 6, was attended by the best teams from 43 countries. Pakistan was
the runner-up and held the second position at the victory stand. The Sahara Team
was awarded $5,000 while Saltech team was awarded $2,000 in recognition of their
The prime minister said this splendid performance by the
NUST teams clearly demonstrated the fact that the youth of Pakistan had immense
potential and were capable of making their mark at any level.
minister endorsed the idea of motivating and training youth to become job
creators and not merely job seekers, adding that the country needed
technology-based business which brought higher returns.
Technology Universities like NUST that integrate engineering and business
education were the best places for the technology-based business incubators, he
added. The prime minister also appreciated Rector NUST and the faculty for their
dedication and commitment towards promoting the culture of innovation and
entrepreneurship among their students.
The prime minister also announced
cash award of Rs500,000 for each member of the Sahara team while Rs200,000 for
each member of the Saltech team.
The NUST delegation included Lt Gen
(retd) Muhammad Asghar, Rector NUST, Engineer Muhammad Mushtaq, Pro-Rector,
Engineer Syed Mohsin Jalil, Deputy Director Coordination and NUST students who
represented Pakistan in the GIST Turkey namely, Saad Muhammad Khan, Fahad Islam
Tiwana, Muhammad Nouman, Syed Muhammad Bilal Khalid, Rizwan Yousuf, Asjad Ahmed,
Hassaan Talat, Abdur Rehman and Ammar Farooqi. Secretary Ministry of Science and
Techology, Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar and other senior government officials were also
present during the meeting.
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Inter-university debate contest held
Islamabad: The International Islamic University (IIU) in collaboration with Higher Education
Commission (HEC) organized 14th All Pakistan Inter-University Debate Contest for
award of Allama Iqbal Shield at regional level.
Around 50 students from
19 universities including Karakuram and AJK universities participated in the
competition. In English competition, Hamza Khan from Air University, Islamabad,
got first while Paris Jabeen from National University of Modern Languages (NUML)
and Muhammad Tayyeb Anwar from the Foundation for the Advancement of Science
& Technology (FAST) got second and third position respectively.
Urdu competition, Anas Ahmad from IIU, Uzair Khan from Pakistan Institute of
Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) Haq Nawaz Mughal from the University of
Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) grabbed first, second and third positions
The judges panel comprised Dr Abdul Aziz Sahir, Chairman
Department of English, AIOU, Prof. Sibghatullah Khan, Head Department of
English, Islamabad Model College For Boys (IMCB), G-11/1, Saima Rashid,
lecturer, Department of English, Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG),
F-10/2, Islamabad and Adnan Qureshi, lecturer, Department of English, COMSAT
University, Wah Cantt.
IIU Rector Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik was the
chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony, whereas Dr. Safeer Awan, student
advisor (Male), Dr. Sadia Tahir student advisor (Female) IIU, Abrar Anver
provost IIUI, Qaiserah M Alvi Director Female Campus IIU, faculty members and a
large number of students from various universities attended the event.
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HEC announces results of essay writing contest
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday announced the results of National Essay Writing Competitions
for the regular university students under the age of 15 to 25.
competitions were organized across the country in collaboration with Centre for
Civic Education Pakistan (CCEP) under the topic 'What does federalism mean to
me?' Talking to APP an official of CCEP said the competitions were aimed to
promote writing, descriptive and creative skills with futuristic approach among
university students along with encouraging research and analysis on the
Sixty-two students from thirty-five public and private
universities and postgraduate colleges participated in the competition. A panel
of judges comprising senior faculty members from Quaid-i-Azam University,
National University of Modern Languages and experts reviewed the essays.
According to results Zahra Abidi, from Institute of Professional Psychology,
Bahria University Karachi secured the first position in the competition while
Muhammad Zubair Khan from National College of Business Administration and
Economic, Lahore stood second and the third position was awarded to Alia Bibi
from Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
The winners of the
first, second and third positions have been awarded the cash prizes worth
Rs20,000, Rs15,000 and Rs10,000 respectively along with merit certificates and
medals. Besides position holders, the Certificates of Achievement were also
conferred on Bela Khan, Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore,
Muhammad Umar Iqbal, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Farah Anwar, Institute
of Business Management Karachi, Muhammad Ali Raza, University of Veterinary and
Animal Sciences Lahore, Komal Dilshad, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi
and Sunnia Farrukh, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi. The Higher
Education Commission has felicitated all the participants.
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Trainers faculty development programme
Islamabad: The 17th Master Trainers Faculty Professional Development Programme (MT-FPDP) began at Higher Education
Commission (HEC) Secretariat, here Wednesday. The programme, which will conclude
on February 25, is being attended by 27 faculty members from 16 public sector
universities from across Pakistan, said a press release issued
Managing Director, Quality Assurance Agency HEC, Dr. Khawaja Azam
Ali was the chief guest in the opening ceremony. The main objective of the
training is to enhance and enrich the teaching abilities of teachers to ensure
quality education to the students. The programme, catering to participants of
both pure and social sciences, is specifically designed for in-service teachers
and will cover 11 core modules and additional sessions on different important
social topics. Recreational and study trips will also be arranged to different
historic places. So far, 469 faculty members of the higher education
institutions have been benefited from MT-FPDP in 16 batches. The news
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