Int. Electrical Engg conference ends
2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering concludes
Lahore, 27 March, 2008: The concluding session of the
Second International Conference on Electrical Engineering was held at University
of Engineering and Technology (UET) on Tuesday.
Department of Electrical
Engineering Dean Dr Noor M Sheikh appreciated the efforts of his fellow
colleagues, especially Dr Asghar Saqib for organising the conference and making
it a success.
He mentioned how the students benefited from the expertise
of world-renowned researchers and scholars. He said the conference covered the
wide spectrum of electrical engineering, which includes Power Electronics,
Control Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing. He also
appreciated UET's role as a leading research and educational
The chief guest, Project Director of Vision 2030 of UET Dr
Shaukat Hameed congratulated the young scholars and undergraduate students for
presenting their papers. He acknowledged UET's relevance with the latest
technological advancements in Pakistan and the world at large. He was optimistic
that the number of papers submitted will swell in the years to come. He
appreciated UET in producing the finest engineers and promoting the field of
He envisaged the vision of 2030 whereby each citizen of the
country will contribute to national development. He called upon the need for
supporting students in the development of their analytic and creative skills. In
the end, the chief guest, Dr Shaukat Hameed distributed shields and certificates
among the faculty and student volunteers.
Chairman Department of
Electrical Engineering Dr Mohammad Saleem Mian and Chairman Department of
Computer Sciences Dr Mohammad Ali Maud were also present on the occasion. Daily Times
'Student enrolment rises by 20 per cent'
Lahore: Results in the education sector have been very encouraging in the
last four years as there has been 20 per cent increase in enrolment, said Punjab
Education Department Special Secretary (Schools) Capt (Retd) Zahid Saeed.
Participating in a Three-Day conference on "Transforming Teacher
Education: Improving Practicum and Internship, he said that every year the
government was hiring 20,000 teachers in the public sector. Since 2007, the
focus was on quality of education, so that was the top priority of the
government, he said. He added the government was working on measures to retain
He said the primary school teachers should be at least BA and
that the government was providing scholarship to in-service teachers who were
earlier recruited on PTC basis, for doing BA. He said, "We should all reflect
what we were preparing the children for?"
The moot opened on Wednesday
here at a local hotel. The conference was meant to share best practices in the
field of education.
It was organized by Canada Pakistan Basic Education
The moot hopes to build synergies between education
and research, said Project Director CPBEP Dr Amjad Saqib. Earlier, in a
presentation, Canadian Teacher Education Specialist Dr Robert A Sergeant, said,
"Children today will eventually leave school to enter jobs, which are not there
- to work on technologies, which are not yet invented. The News
GCU holds Urdu literary conference
Lahore: The Government College
University's (GCU) Majlis-e-Iqbal arranged a literary gathering on Wednesday in
which intellectuals from both Pakistan and India participated.
to a press release issued by the GCU, Intizar Hussain, who was chief guest of
the occasion, said Pakistani educational institutes lacked discipline and
congenial interactive environment. "Our writers and intellectuals should have
interaction with scholars of other countries," he said.
Talking about his
recent visit to Indian universities' Urdu departments, he said it was
strengthening to see Urdu flouring there.
Siddiqueur Rehman Qudwai of the
Ghalib Institute, Delhi, said that Lahore was a great ancient city and was a hub
of Urdu literary activities.
Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi, Prof Shamim
Hanfi discussed about the ghazal style of Nasir Kazmi, Munir Niazi and Ahmed
Mushtaq. Dr Sohail Ahmed Khan, the dean of GCU Languages, Oriental and Islamic
Learning, said the GCU was striving to maintain the glorious past of the Urdu
language and literature.
Social Sciences Conference: The GCU is holding
a one-day conference on social sciences today (Thursday). The educationists will
address the conference and suggest ways for the promotion of social sciences in
Pakistan. Daily Times