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 guest.

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.

He 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 Habib.

The convocation was attended by a large number of officers and families of degree holders including Signal Officers-in-Chief Major General Hamid Mahmud.

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).

Awarding the 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.

IT professionals 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 industry.

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 varsity.

"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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