Military College convocation: QAU research
Military College of Signals holds convocation
Rawalpindi, March 28, 2008: The Military College of Signals (MCS) held its 16th
Undergraduate Convocation here on Thursday with National University of Sciences
& Technology (NUST) Rector Lieutenant General Mohammad Asghar as the chief
Addressing participants of the ceremony, the chief guest said that
at MCS "we take our mission very seriously, as we upgrade the curriculum
annually in accordance with the international standards."
He said that
at NUST, "we strive hard to emerge as the premier comprehensive university of
Pakistan that not only covers the fields of Engineering and IT but also those of
Management, Social and Natural Sciences." It has been included in the top 500
universities of the world and is the first public sector university to get this
honour, he added.
The rector said that NUST graduates were declared
'Graduates of the Year' by Pakistan Engineering Council and awarded gold medals
for the year 2005 and 2006 and a silver medal for 2007. Working as a constituent
college of NUST, MCS has grown into a centre of excellence in the field of
Telecommunication, Software Engineering and Information Security.
also highlighted some recent improvements including the IT infrastructure
development, enhancement of MIS software at NUST campuses, conduct of national
and international video conferences, access to e-library, procurement of high
tech lab equipment and development of active collaboration with foreign
countries. The university not only caters to elites but also grants scholarships
to the deserving students and more than 30 per cent of their students are
getting scholarship on merit basis, he added.
Earlier, Commandant MCS
Brigadier Mohammad Khalid Rao highlighted the brief history of the college and
its achievements. He said the task of MCS is to impart multi-level training in
combat communication to produce talented engineers in the fields of
Telecommunication and Software Engineering, adding that almost 100 per cent of
its students are doing well in industry as well as academia. The MCS commandant
assured that the college's solid traditions of good management and time-tested
methodology would be dedicated to the cause of technological innovation and
sustainable development in Pakistan.
Later, degrees in BSc
Telecommunication Engineering and Computer Software Engineering were awarded to
the officers of Corps of Signals, Gentlemen Cadets and NUST Cadets who
successfully completed the course. A total of 145 students of TE-40, TCC-14 and
15 and BESE-8 and 9 were conferred degrees. President Gold Medals were received
by NUST Cadet Omer Nawaz and NUST Cadet Saira Parvez Khan. Chief of Army Staff
Gold Medals were received by Major Faisal Zia and Captain Iftikhar Ahmed while
the Rector's Gold Medals were awarded to NUST Cadet Zia Nawaz and Cadet Irfan
The convocation was attended by a large number of officers and
families of degree holders including Signal Officers-in-Chief Major General
QAU students conduct research on problems of working women
Islamabad: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) awarded
certificates to students at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) upon the successful
completion of field-based research on problems encountered by workingwomen.
The ILO nominated five best proposals from Anthropology Department for
research grants after a due process of scrutiny. The researchers compiled data
on diverse interesting subjects which included: sexual harassment in nursing
profession; wage discrimination in private educational institutes, occupational
health and safety challenges faced by women workers in textile units; apathy
among retired female school teachers and emerging trends in women's empowerment
and participation in tourism based economy.
On the occasion, students
presented their major findings before Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. M Qasim Jan
and around 35 faculty members and students of Anthropology Department.
The initiative is part of the ongoing 'Women Employment Concerns and
Working Conditions (WEC-PK)' national project
being implemented jointly
by ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Manpower, with the financial assistance of
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
certificates to students, Dr. M Qasim Jan appreciated the ILO's initiative which
facilitated to foster a culture of policy-oriented research through healthy
competition. He congratulated students for hard work and hoped the research
findings would be translated into strategies to address the concerns of
workingwomen. The News
FJWU, IBM hold IT seminar
Rawalpindi: The Computer Sciences and
Software Engineering Department of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) and
IBM, Pakistan, on Thursday organised a seminar on the main university campus to
familiarise students with the IBM solution expertise.
introduced to the students various IBM solutions like Tivoli, Lotus, AIX, Web
Sphere and DB2 to help them build their career in the highly competitive IT
IBM Academic Initiative Coordinator Muhammad Salman said that
IBM, one of the world's largest technology companies, was proactively
collaborating with Pakistani educational institutions to develop expertise on
open sources and new technologies.
FJWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saeeda
Asadullah Khan said she hoped that the seminar would prove to be a first step
towards a strong and cooperative relationship between IBM and the
"This academic initiative between Fatima Jinnah Women University
and IBM is a great learning activity, which will be helpful in producing quality
IT experts," she said.
Dr Khan said the FJWU would continue hosting
seminars and other learning events to help its students achieve higher standards
of learning and excellence. Daily Times
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