Dawood College students protest | Engg competition

DCET boys protest accidents
Karachi, June 07, 2008: Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) students protested against road accidents which have so far injured four students on Friday. The student unions of the college blocked a section of the road in front of their college for two hours and a heavy contingent of police was summoned.

The college is located at main (new) M. A. Jinnah Road, opposite Government Islamia College. Jamshed Town Deputy Nazim Zia Jamal responded immediately after the protest commenced and assured the students that their demands will be fulfilled shortly.

Punjabi Students Association, DCET unit President Muhammad Nazim Jutt said that he had written a letter to the city nazim around eight months ago, demanding the construction of a pedestrian bridge and installation of cats-eyes in the area.

The deputy nazim assured the students that he would draft a letter, as assurance, after the Juma prayers, saying cat-eyes will be installed within two days and a pedestrian bridge will be constructed within two months, but he never came back.

"If our demands are not addressed, we will commence the protest tomorrow (Saturday) with a stronger intensity," warned Jamal.

According to sources, the DCET administration had also written a letter to the city nazim on November 30, 2007, requesting the installation of cat-eyes and the construction of a pedestrian bridge. The administration had sent a reminded on May 6, 2008, but to no avail. Sources added that the letter is lying with the Assistant District Officer Shabib-ul-Jhassan.

Speeding traffic has injured many students in the past including Faisal Khattak of the Pakhtoon Students Federation, Rahil of Jamiat, five students belonging to the PSA two other students. Daily Times

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Engg design competition for students
Karachi: To promote automation and robotics in the country, the Indus Motor Company (IMC) organized an engineering design competition for students of engineering universities and of the universities invited, teams represented six, according to an announcement on Friday.

These are the NED University of Engineering and Technology, G.I.K. Institute of Engineering and Technology, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, NWFP University of Engineering and Technology and Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology.

The students were asked to apply their designing skills to a real-life manufacturing problem and come up with a solution. The teams visited the IMC plant to study the details of the project and subsequently prepare design proposals.

The proposals were evaluated on various criteria, including ergonomics, economics, design integration, functionality, reliability, degree of automation, and compatibility of design with process.

The team of students from UET Lahore, Noman Ahmed, M. Tayyab Hanif and Waqas Saeed won the first prize for the best-designed proposal.

At the prize distribution ceremony, IMC Director Corporate Planning and Customer Relations Shah M Saad Husain congratulated the winning team and mentioned that as an engineering company, the IMC strives to strengthen the relationship between the industry and academic institutions.

Husain stated that IMC not only provides internships and training to engineering and other students, it also employs hundreds of professionals, offering them opportunities to enhance their skills, pursue careers, and at the same time, contribute to the engineering industry. App

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