Workshop on Smart Grid Technology – January 15, 2022

DHA Suffa University’s Department of Electrical Engineering and DSU’s IERC (Intl Education Resource Center) & PDC (Professional Development Center) organized a Workshop on Smart Grid technology on 15th Jan 2022 (Saturday) in DSU’s ELT, which was attended by Senior Executives  and Managers of Karachi Electric (KE).  The Guest speaker & trainer of the workshop was Prof. Dr. Tariq Masood who is the Vice President of Technical Operations at an Energy Utility company in USA and who is highly accomplished in the field of Smart Grids & Electrical power networks, holding a PhD from the University of Bath (UK).  During the workshop the guest speaker apprised participants from KE of the challenges and opportunities associated with Smart Grids, as well as the need for increased automation in the Power Grid and ensuring preventive maintenance of Power Grid assets. The workshop concluded with a group photo of the trainees with the Guest speaker.

Workshop on Smart Grid Technology – January 14, 2022

DHA Suffa University’s Department of Electrical Engineering and DSU’s IERC & PDC organized a Workshop on Smart Grid technology which was attended by Semester 7 Electrical Engineering students of DSU.  The Guest speaker & trainer of the workshop was Prof. Dr. Tariq Masood who is the Vice President of Technical Operations at an Energy Utility company in USA and who is highly accomplished in the field of Smart Grids & Electrical power networks, holding a PhD from the University of Bath (UK).  During the workshop the guest speaker apprised DSU ‘s final year BE (Electrical Engineering) students of the challenges and opportunities associated with Smart Grids .  At the conclusion of the workshop, DSU’s Head of EE Department, Engr. Dr. Bizzat Hussain Zaidi presented the guest speaker with a memento.

CPD short course on ‘Renewable Energy Technologies and Smart Grids’

DHA Suffa University’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Professional Development Center (PDC) conducted a four day CPD short course on ‘Renewable Energy Technologies and Smart Grids’, for professionals from the industry. The training was conducted by Engr. Dr. Muhammad Sabih and Engr. M. Asadullah Siddiqui of DSU’s Dept. of Electrical Engineering. The four day training course was attended by engineers from Peoples Steel Mill. During the training, trainees were given hands-on exposure of Solar & Wind Power technologies in DSU’s state-of-the-art Electrical Power Systems Lab. They were also given insight into concepts pertaining to IoT and IoT’s role in modern Power Networks. The training concluded with a Certificate Distribution Ceremony in which trainees were awarded certificates by DSU’s Dean (EAS), Engr. Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi

Session on “Design Thinking”

Google Developer Student Club at DHA Suffa University conducted a seminar on one of the most in-demand and rare concepts exposed to students known as Design Thinking. It is the thought process of Design with cognitive, strategic, and practical concepts in which design concepts are developed before making it on software.

In which the famous tech giant Apple theory of Design concepts by Steve Jobs was also emphasized thoroughly, the approach of Problem first was introduced that promoted the idea of focusing on problems more and less on the urge to write answers as said by the great scientist Albert Einstein.

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.“

Several Design Thinking activities were conducted, where students of Human-Computer Interaction were given a blank sheet with sticky papers to visualize their ideas and formulate them into something that justifies the modern concept of User Interaction and User Experience. The roadmap, career guidance, and mentorship program were also introduced for people who are design enthusiasts and want to pursue their careers as product designers.

The speaker joined the session, all the way from Islamabad, Talal Athar, who is an Electrical Engineer turned into a Product Designer, currently working as a Senior Product Designer at Oraan and has also worked with Telenor, Ufone, and Zong. Talal is also a YouTuber and a marathon runner.

Miss Eram Abbasi, Faculty Advisor for GDSC@DSU, and Engr. Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi, Dean of Engineering sciences joined the event and appreciated the efforts of the core team.

 

Dressing Etiquettes for Business Professionals – Session by Hamid Saeed

Under the supervision of Ms. Tehseen Azhar- Director Alumni Relations & Senior Lecturer MS, a guest speaker session on ‘Dressing Etiquettes for Business Professionals’ was conducted by Mr. Hamid Saeed – International Image Consultant. The session was conducted at DSU’s Executive Lecture Theatre (ELT) on Friday 7th January 2022 for the students of the Professional Development course (BBA 7 & 8).

Hamid Saeed is an Image and Corporate Wardrobe Consultant from New York. Over the past two decades, Hamid Saeed has dressed and advised more than 50,000 men and women, including the Governor of New York and hundreds of executives from USA Fortune 500 companies. Hamid Saeed has also conducted thousands of training sessions on ‘Corporate Dressing Etiquettes’ for Big 4 Consulting Companies, Financial Institutions and Educational Institutions. Hamid Saeed has also conducted seminars on ‘ Dressing Etiquettes for Professionals’ for State Bank of Pakistan, LUMS, NUST, GIKI, IOBM & HEC and Corporate Pakistan. Hamid Saeed believes clothing is a marketing tool. He is passionate about helping graduate students in building a strong ‘Visual Resume’ to land the job of their dreams.

At the end of this highly interactive session, Pro-VC – Prof. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas addressed the audience and enlightened them with valuable tips from his wealth of experience. Pro-VC then presented a memento to Mr. Hamid Saeed as a token of thanks on behalf of DSU.

Trip to Quetta & Ziarat for DSU Fraternity

Alumni Relations Office collaborated with its Corporate Partner – Alpha Travel Pakistan, to arrange a four-day New Year Snowfall trip to Quetta & Ziarat Valley for the DSU Fraternity. The trip took place on 30th December 2021 – 02nd January 2022 and proved to be a great success based on the post-trip feedback from the participants.

The trip to the Quetta & Ziarat Valley provided a refreshing break from work and study for many and aided in uniting and strengthening the DSU network.

40 DSU participants, consisting of DSU Alumni, Students and Faculty, went on this adventurous trip. Where they enjoyed beautiful views of Quetta, experienced the snowfall in Quetta, had an amazing time at Zero Point, witnessed mesmerizing views at Hanna Lake, enjoyed Bonfire at Ziarat Valley, visited Quaid- e-Azam Residency, enjoyed the Night Life in Quetta City, Explored Quetta Bazar, and much more.

From Karachi to Quetta, Quetta to Ziarat Valley, Ziarat Valley to Zero Point and from Quetta to back to Karachi. The participants appreciated and cherished the efforts of DSU’s Alumni Relations Department and its corporate partner Alpha Travel Pakistan for arranging a safe and secure environment where they were able to enjoy and connect with their fellow DSU fraternity members.

Launch of Google Developers and Global Shaper (GDSC) at DCK Campus

Google Developer Student Club at DSU visited DHA City Karachi for the launch of GDSC@DCK where the talk was conducted by Syed Ateeq – Former GDSC Lead at Google Developers and Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum along with the current GDSC Lead Syed Hassam and the core team members.

The session was focused on bridging the gap between industry and academia. Helping students understand the gap and the standard to enter the tech industry. The session briefed about the methods to prepare for technical rounds of interviews in top startups of Pakistan, building the right resume, and having an industry-standard LinkedIn that can help students stand out from the crowd. Emphasis on core programming courses with concepts implementation by building pilot projects and how their idea can be implemented in the Final Year Project.

GDSC also promoted the Iqbal Philosophy of Khudi, where the approach instead of running after the corporate world, the students were briefed to admire excellence in their own technical domain, make a strong decision to choose one domain, follow the roadmap religiously and become master at it.

The GDSC@DSU Team was received by distinguished Faculty Members which included Mr. Farooq Shibli, Col.(R) Mahmood ul Hassan, Dr. Muhammad Mobin Idrees, and Mr. Imran Arshad.  The GDSC Team also toured DHA City Karachi and was highly impressed by the quality of campus life and facilities available to the students that are not only un-matchable in Pakistan but are equivalent to the life of dream Foreign University of any student. The Future planning of the computer science department with state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure was not only futuristic but exemplary said by the core team.

 

Session on” The role of Pakistani Media in understanding International Issues”

DHA Suffa University hosted Mr. Junaid Zuberi, the CEO National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA). He enlightened the audience on the role of Pakistani Media in understanding International issues with best of his professional experience.

Seminar on “Post COVID 19 Global Supply Chain Crisis”

A joint seminar was held by FPCCI and DHA Suffa University on “Post COVID 19 Global Supply Chain Crisis” on 16th December, 2021 in the Executive Lecture Theater at DHA Suffa University.  The seminar was attended by DSU faculty, staff and Industry representatives.

Ms. Farhat Umar, Director PDC & CSR and Senior Lecturer Supply Chain management kicked off the event by discussing how the Global Supply Chain Crisis unfolded post COVID 19, leading to high inflation rates throughout the world.  She discussed the cascading impact that supply chain disruptions including container shortages, cargo ships traffic jams on sea, truck driver shortages, component delays and port congestion had on the global economy.  She elaborated how after a global recession, the world saw a dip in real GDP in 2020 followed by higher demand of goods with limited supply which has led to global inflation, rising prices of food, brent oil and a rise in inequality throughout the world.  She also discussed how Supply Chains are will become regionalized going forward, and businesses will learn to do Business Continuity Planning to survive similar challenging circumstances.

The chief guest of the event, Mr. Haif Lakhani, Vice President of FPCCI gave a detailed account of how the Pakistani Businessmen managed and mitigated the Supply Chain disruptions.  He explained how Pakistan textile sector has seen a global rise in demand for their products like never before.  Similarly a number of new opportunities have emerged in the wake of COVID- 19, and there are many opportunities for young people as the country steadily moves towards industrialization.

Mr. Naqi Azam, Advisor to VC DHA Suffa University discussed how Disaster Management, Blockchain and Supply Chain management are gaining importance globally.  He moderated a panel discussion where he unveiled exciting new foreign blended Supply Chain Management programs that the University is planning to launch in 2022.  He discussed new opportunities in Supply Chain Management for the young generation.

The Vice Chancellor of DSU, Dr. Afzal Haque gave closing remarks at the seminar.  He summarized the Supply Chain crisis, its impact on Pakistan and the way forward.

Finally, Mr. Tausef Aziz, Convener at FPCCI and founder of Karachi Global Market (KGM) gave a brief introduction to his organization which will give students of Universities in Karachi a chance to market their business ideas to a larger public.  He explained how students can get involved in the initiative.

Leadership in Tech Start-ups – Session by Mr. Farhaj Ahmed & Mr. Zain Mustafa

Under the supervision of Ms. Tehseen Azhar- Director Alumni Relations & Senior Lecturer MS, a guest speaker session was conducted by Mr. Zain Mustafa – CEO Geeks of Kolachi and Mr. Farhaj Ahmed – Assistant Project Manager CEE Solutions Pvt. Ltd. on ‘Leadership in Tech Startups’. The session was conducted at DSU’s Auditorium on Thursday 16th December 2021 for the students of the Leadership course (CS 5a & 5b).

Mr. Zain Mustafa is a DSU alumnus, an ambitious CEO & Programmer with around 5 years’ experience of leading a tech startup that keeps on growing exponentially. Currently, he is also associated with Audi Business Innovation GmbH and Modus Create, Inc. as a Full Stack Developer and Software Engineer, respectively. Mr. Farhaj Ahmed is also a DSU alumnus, having 4+ years of working experience in iOS Native Application Development. Currently, he is associated with CEE Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and DigiPakistan as an Assistant Project Manager and iOS Lead Trainer, respectively. He possesses a passion for teaching and training and has conducted training and workshops at well-reputed universities in Pakistan.

The objective of this session was to give students first-hand knowledge via successful DSU alumni, what they learned during their journey at DSU and how it helped in their transformation of becoming successful leaders of today. The session covered the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership and engaged students via activities that helped them realize their strengths and how they can utilize them to their advantage. It was a well-engaging session where students were thoroughly involved in the Q/A regarding the recent Leadership practices and gained valuable insights about starting and leading their tech startups.

At the end of this highly interactive session, Engr. Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi – Dean EAS addressed the audience and enlightened them with valuable tips from his wealth of experience. Dean EAS then presented certificates of appreciation to Mr. Zain Mustafa and Mr. Farhaj as a token of thanks on behalf of DSU.