Anti-Corruption Day Competitions

DHA Suffa University organized an “Anti-Corruption Day” on 16th November 2020, for its students by the efforts of DSU’s Character Building society. This event provided a platform for the students to raise their voice against corruption through speeches, essays and posters.

Many students of DSU’s different departments took part in this competition. It was an important event because it gave the students an opportunity to share their thoughts and speak up about this critical issue of our country. Character building society gave them a platform to present their ideas and recommendations in a very effective way and the event was successfully conducted because of the teamwork of the students.

The first module of the competition was for speech, then essay and the last one was for Poster / painting; all of these modules highlighted the negative impact of corruption in our society. After the completion of each module, the judges presented their general ideas and gave valuable suggestions to the students. Vice Chancellor Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque was the chief guest of this event. The encouraging words of the VC, the suggestions of the judges as well as the support of the SSCC department played a vital role in making this event a success. In the end of the event, shields and certificates were presented by the VC to those students who showed outstanding performance in this competition.

 

Boss Women – Entrepreneurship Training Crash Course

The Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development (CEID) at DSU, in collaboration with Commonwealth Business Women Network, organized: Boss Women – a Commonwealth Certified Entrepreneurship Training for women entrepreneurs. Other collaborating partners for the training were PINE global and INJAZ Pakistan.

Female entrepreneurs from all over Karachi participated in this training to learn the tools necessary to establish their business and pursue their dream of becoming a successful startup owner.

During the event, participants shared their business plans and got feedback for mobilizing their business. Director CEID; Eram Abbasi guided participants on how to build their business model, developing customer relationships and identifying the resources necessary for their startups. Erum Masood, CEO PINE Global with enriched the participants with marketing tools & techniques. Ms.Saba Haider, from Injaz Pakistan discussed the financial aspects of businesses.

Among the DSU participants, Asma Abdul Latif an undergraduate student who runs an online food and craft business, shared her startup journey. Her work was not only praised and appreciated by the audience but the chief guest at the event, Dr. Farhan Essa, CEO Essa Labs, applauding her work, presented her with a seed money to further grow her business to new heights.

Ayesha Zaheer, CEO INJAZ Pakistan, Fatima Ali, CEO Sew Sole, and Adnan Faisal, CEO FHM embraced the event as guest speakers and enlightened the participants with their experience. The esteemed guests appreciated the efforts of DHA Suffa University, stating that their efforts to promote entrepreneurship is a valiant effort.

Inter-University Naat Competition

DHA Suffa University organized Inter-University Naat competition under the supervision of Director Sports, Mr. Moin-ul-Atiq to express the love to Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (P-B-U-H). Well reputed Universities participated in this event. Mr. Syed Ahmed from DSU’s Computer Science Department secured 2nd position in the event.

MoU signing between DHA SUFFA UNIVERSITY and PINK PAKISTAN TRUST

A memorandum of understanding was signed between DHA SUFFA UNIVERSITY and PINK PAKISTAN TRUST on the 10th day of November 2020. The objective of this memorandum was to work together for spreading awareness to reduce the mortality rate of breast cancer and promote women wellbeing and empowerment. The event took place at the DHA SUFFA UNIVERSITY under the patronage of the Honorable Vice Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque where the MoU was signed by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Brig. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas of DSU and President of Pink Pakistan Trust, Dr. Zubaida Qazi.

DSU appreciate such humanitarian initiatives and promote the wellbeing of Women and would collaborate with Pink Pakistan Trust in the future to endorse this noble cause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Campus Orientation Fall 2020 Semester

On Monday 26th October, 2020 DHA Suffa University held its Orientation for the first semester students coming in Fall 2020 semester. They were given a very warm welcome. They were informed about the University’s Vision as well as its academic rules and regulations. The students were given a Campus Tour where different campus facilities were shown to them. They were also told about the various technical and social clubs and societies there were for their talent enhancement as well as for their socializing and extra-curricular ventures. Alumni also shared their experience at DSU. Strict COVID precautions were observed throughout the ceremony.

DHA Suffa University wishes them best of luck for their academic journey.

 

 

DHA City Karachi (DCK) Campus Orientation Fall 2020 Semester

On Wednesday 28th October, 2020 DHA Suffa University held its Orientation for the first batch of Civil Engineering and Computer Science at DHA City Karachi (DCK) campus for the Fall 2020 semester. The students were very warmly welcomed. They were briefed regarding the University’s history, policies and academic rules and regulations. They were then given a campus tour in which they were told about the facilities available on-campus. During the ceremony strict COVID precautions were observed.

DHA Suffa University wishes them good luck for their time at DSU.

Charter Installation Ceremony

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development (CEID) at DSU has been proving virtual incubation and mentoring services to DSU community as well as budding entrepreneurs outside DSU. “Entrepreneur’s Den” (ED) is one such startup that has been groomed/mentored under CEID.

“Entrepreneur’s Den” (ED) is headed by Mr. Asad Ayaz Ansari, an energetic and passionate youth of our society. ED is purely a youth led non-profitable & non-political association providing a platform for Entrepreneurial development within our society at large. ED is on a mission to create a learning environment for aspiring entrepreneurs by bringing in experiences of successful entrepreneurs. Hence, ED aims to create a pool of leaders who can support the economic system of the country by their unfailing determination to learn.

ED has recently achieved a milestone and has collaborated with Rotary Club Karachi for promoting Entrepreneurial services for the youth and formed “The Rotary Club of Karachi Entrepreneurs” (RCKE). RCKE is an extended club under the Rotary Club of Karachi that is affiliated with Rotary International. The organization aims to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization open to all.

As the journey of a startup is never smooth. Despite seeing many ups & downs Mr. Asad remained consistent and under the umbrella of “Entrepreneur’s Den” have successfully organized many Entrepreneurial activates within their one year journey. Moving ahead Entrepreneurs Den, recently achieved a milestone and has collaborated with Rotary Club Karachi for promoting Entrepreneurial services for the youth and formed “The Rotary Club of Karachi Entrepreneurs” (RCKE). RCKE is an extended club under the Rotary Club of Karachi that is affiliated with Rotary International. The organization aims to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization open to all.

To celebrate this milestone DSU-CEID celebrated their “Charter Installation Ceremony” on 13th October, 2020. The ceremony was attended by leading business tycoons like: Hamza Tabani (CEO Tabani Group), Abdullah Akhtar (Chairman, Schole International Academy), Prof Dr. Farhan Essa (CEO, Essa Laboratory and Diagnostic Centres), Mirza Ishtiaq Baig (Vice President, Baig Grop), and Ambassador Jamil Ahmad (Former Ambassador UAE), Junaid Naqi (Vice President, KATI), Syed Turab Shah (Chairman, AZB Global Trade) who inspired and imparted their wisdom to young minds through enlightened discussions. The ceremony was covered by Radio Pakistan, Karachi, and Daily Ausaf.

The esteemed panelists discussed the challenges that a young entrepreneur face when they want to make their way in the business world and what are the necessary measures that they should take to overcome those obstacles.

Mirza Ishtiaq Baig emphasized that how important it is to have a specialized team when you want to start your venture. He said, “Most ventures fail as they lack team development. You cannot hire an unprofessional in your team, even though he’s your relative.”

Abdullah Akhtar was asked whether a person is an inborn entrepreneur, to which he replied,” You learn with time and though it’s something that a person has in itself, you cannot discourage anyone who wants to start their venture.”

Prof Dr. Farhan Essa advised the youth to take an active part in community service and make sure you spread happiness where ever you get a chance. Sharing his involvement in this direction he mentioned that, “We run an organization with the name ‘Make a wish’, the prime objective of this organization is to fulfill the wishes of children having terminal diseases. We recently organized a meet up of Engin Altan Guzyatan with two children who are fighting with cancer. I’ll like to encourage youngsters to be a part of such activities.”

The role of female entrepreneurs became a hot part of the discussion on how they have changed the corporate world, and now making mark in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The country needs their input and hard work to lift the status of the country across the globe.

The panel appreciated CEID and it’s hard work to change the core of studies from a conventional way to an entrepreneurial mindset where engineering and management students are jointly engaged in developing entrepreneurial projects that further turned into successful business.

The recent plan of setting an Incubation Center in the vicinity of DSU was applauded by the guests where students would be allowed to use the services free of cost so that they can settle their business with ease.

Along with this, the Rotary Club of Karachi Entrepreneurs under Rotary International held their oath-taking ceremony, where young enterprisers solemnly swear to work for the betterment of the entrepreneur’s sector in Karachi and Pakistan.

A journey that started with a single step is now taking leaps and bounds on a path to success. We wish Mr. Asad Ayaz Ansari success in his future endeavors.

 

 

 

 

Faculty Learning and Development Workshop

On Monday, September 28, 2020 the Department of Career Services and Corporate Relations (CS&CR) in collaboration with Management Sciences Department organized a Faculty Learning and Development Workshop for all the Faculty of DSU in the ELT of DHA Suffa University. The objective of organizing Faculty Learning and Development Workshop was for Lecturers to achieve teaching innovation, personal grooming, time management and personal development. The speaker for this session was Ms. Samia Asaad, Unit Head OD & Training, at Albaraka Bank. Her 16 years of experience in the banking industry helped her to gain rich exposure in the fields such as HR, Project Management, Compliance and Marketing. During her lecture she talked about Developing Future Leaders and the role of professionalism and corporate culture in the classroom.

The session was attended by 30+ faculty members from all the departments of DHA Suffa University. The participants actively took part in various discussions that took place during the session in full zeal. The Department of CS&CR concluded the session by presenting a token of appreciation to Ms. Samia. A shield and certificate was presented by Dr. Faheem Akhtar, HoD Management Sciences, DSU to the speaker.

 

Session on Role of Teachers in Nation Building

An interactive session on the “Role of Teachers in Nation Building” was held in the Executive Lecture Theatre of DHA Suffa University on September 30, 2020. The session was conducted by Vice Admiral (R) Syed Arifullah Hussaini, HI(M), President Nation Building Initiative, a society formed to unify the people of Pakistan through social harmony and economic growth.

Vice Admiral (R) Syed Arifullah Hussaini discussed the importance of teachers aligning their individual purposes of life with the purpose of their institutions, and ultimately the nation, in order to inculcate an altruistic mindset in students. He spoke about creating an enabling environment for the people, institutions and the government to work in synergy for a common purpose. He particularly emphasized on understanding, living by and promoting the Constitution and National Anthem of Pakistan by implementing it in our daily lives.

Sharing real-life anecdotes, Vice Admiral (R) Syed Arifullah Hussaini motivated the audience to implement the Constitution of Pakistan in true letter and spirit in order to build a prosperous nation. It was evident from the active participation of the audience that they found the session to be extremely beneficial. In the end, Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque, Vice Chancellor, DHA Suffa University, presented a shield and a certificate to the speaker as a token of appreciation.

 

 

 

 

Faculty Learning and Development Workshop

On September 24th 2020, the Department of Career Services and Corporate Relations (CS&CR) in collaboration with Management Sciences Department organized a Faculty Learning and Development Workshop for all the Faculty of DSU in the ELT of DHA Suffa University. The objective of organizing Faculty Learning and Development Workshop was for Lecturers to achieve teaching innovation, personal grooming, time management and personal development. The speaker for this session was Mr. Ali Yasin, Senior Manager, HR at PTCL. He talked about Developing Future Leaders and the role of reflection in the classroom by emphasizing the importance of feedback during his talk.

The session was attended by 30+ faculty members from all the departments of DHA Suffa University. The participants actively took part in various discussions that took place during the session in full zeal. The Department of CS&CR concluded the session by presenting a token of appreciation to the speaker. A shield and certificate was presented by Prof. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas, Pro  Vice- Chancellor, DSU to the speaker.