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Weeklong software competition concludes at NUCES

LAHORE, Oct 27: The Software Competition Week concluded at the National University of Computer and Emerging Science (NUCES) on Friday.

The event was organised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of the NUCES Lahore chapter. Students from various universities participated in the event from across the country.

The event included seven competitions: Circuit Designing Competition (CDC), Coding Competition (CC), Multimedia Competition (MC), Business Idea Competition (BIC), Engineering Quiz Competition (EQC), Network Security Competition (NSC) and Graphic Designing Competition (GDC).

The event was aimed at providing students opportunity to demonstrate their skills.

NUCES Computer Sciences Department head Dr Fakhar Lodhi said such events improved students' skills and enhanced their confidence. The Students also learned from their fellows and developed different ideas in their fields, he added.

He said the students were given several networking and information technology related problems in the competitions. They had to solve those problems, he added.

Ali Imran, Zohaib Akhter and ALi Zain from the University of Engineering Technology won the Quiz Competition. Hassan and Waqas from the University of Lahore won the Circuit Designing Competition.

Zohaib Iqbal and Farhan of the University of Central Punjab won the Multimedia Competition. They said, "We have won the competition by making a new software named 'Virtual Pics' that will soon be launched on Internet."

Abid and Khurram of FAST won the Coding Competition by developing software that stops theft of information during shifting of data from one computer to other.

IEEE former chairwoman Anita Raj said, "Students get bored with their studies and they should participate in such completions." A BCS student Maria said the competitions provided students to share their views with other fellows and helped them learn. Irfan Virk, chief executive officer of the DocCambridge that sponsored the event, said IT industry was at boom and such competitions were necessary to provide students with opportunity to learn, innovate and demonstrate their skill at a larger scale. Daily Times

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