Seminar on ‘Startup Journey of Createch’

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Developemnt (CEID) at DHA Suffa University organized a talk for young Entrepreneurs on ‘Startup Journey of Createch’. The speaker for this event was Mr.  Muhammad Mahmood Ali Siddiqui; Co-Founder & Director Business Development at Createch Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Mahmood is an energetic serial entrepreneur and has a vast experience with development and mentoring of young startups. During the session, he shared his own entrepreneurial journey with the students, by providing valuable insights on the practical concepts of entrepreneurship, how a young entrepreneur can operate efficiently with regards to early stage limitations, tips & tricks on understanding the customer persona, and finally how to achieve profitability.

It was a very informative session as it helped to create relevance between the concepts taught in the classroom and their real-world applications.

 

Workshop on ‘Blogging & Article Writing’

We are halfway to our 4-Week, ‘Blogging & Article Writing’ workshop by Mr Shahzeb Shaikh who is an author in Newspapers & Magazines and a blogger.

Participants include industry professionals, subject matter enthusiasts and students from different universities and schools. This workshop will allow the participants with functioning knowledge of blogging and article writing with the aim to get them furnished with the writing skills that would help them in any type of content production.

Lecture on ‘Taking Your Business Global’

A lecture on ‘Taking Your Business Global’ was recently delivered by Mr. Munawar Abadullah, Mr. Haroon Dosani & Mr. Haider Cheema.

Mr. Munawar Abadullah CEO Imptrax and Chairman YorkLand. Mr. Haroon Dosani who is an entrepreneur and investor with over 20 years of experience in business development and financial modelling and Mr. Haider Cheema experienced CEO who has worked in the working of drug development. He is a business development professional and skilled in Good laboratory Practice, Chromatography, Medical Device, Spectroscopy, Microscopy and CRM.  The speakers shared some best practices, case studies and their insights on International business expansion, overall strategy and sales and finance aspects of it.

The speakers addressed the lecture theatre full of industry professionals, subject matter enthusiasts and students, and the session concluded with an interactive Q&A round. The lecture was arranged by the Professional Development Centre of DHA Suffa University as part of the DSU Professional Round-Up in collaboration with Jumpstart Pakistan.

Project on Hydraulic Excavator

The Mechanical Engineering department at DHA Suffa University organized a showcase of second semester term projects, on “Hydraulic Excavator”, which was also a Complex Engineering Problem led by Engr. Mansoor Dawson and Engr. Salman Zafar under the supervision of Engr. Zeeshan Vohra. The objective of the activity was to manufacture a Hydraulic Excavator and offer the students a platform to display their projects related to principles of Mechanical Engineering. The designs of Hydraulic Excavator were highly appreciated by faculty members and guests.

 

QA Awareness Seminars for the Faculty and Students of Management Sciences

In continuation with our practice, a series of quality assurance awareness seminars was conducted for the faculty andstudents of Management Sciences by Ms. Bushra Mahmood (ADQEC) during 2018-19. The seminars focused on familiarizing participants with the IQA mechanism, HEC’s self-assessment criteria, NBEAC forms and the accreditation process, ranking criteria and maximum scores for each criterion, self-assessment of programs, feedback and survey forms, continuous improvement of quality (CQI) and outcomes of assessment. The seminars were kept interactive to encourage participation of students. The seminars concluded with question-and-answer sessions.

Year Date Class No. of Participants
2018 5th December 2018 BBA-1A 32 students
21st December 2018 BBA-1B 23 students
2019 31st January 2019 20 faculty members
5th April 2019 BBA-1 18 students
6th April 2019 BBA-5 28 students
6th April 2019 MBA-2 3 students
8th April 2019 BBA-4 40 students
8th April 2019 MBA-1 2 students

 

QA Awareness Seminars for the Faculty and Students of Mechanical Engineering

In continuation with our practice, a series of quality assurance awareness seminars was conducted for the faculty and students of Mechanical Engineering by Engr. Zaid Hasany (ADQEC). The seminars focused on familiarizing participants with the IQA mechanism, HEC’s self-assessment criteria, ranking criteria and maximum scores for each criterion, self-assessment of programs, OBE system, feedback and survey forms, continuous improvement of quality (CQI) and outcomes of assessment. The seminars were kept interactive to encourage participation of students. The seminars concluded with question-and-answer sessions.

The seminars were conducted as per the following schedule:

S.No. Seminar Date
1 Faculty Awareness Seminars 1st March 2019
2 Student Awareness Seminar – I 12th March 2019
3 Student Awareness Seminar – II 13th March 2019

 

 

 

QA Awareness Seminars for the Students of Electrical Engineering

In continuation with our practice, a series of quality assurance awareness seminars was conducted for the students of Electrical Engineering by Mr. Abdul Samad (ADQEC) during 2018-19. The seminars focused on familiarizing students with the IQA mechanism, HEC’s self-assessment criteria, ranking criteria and maximum scores for each criterion, self-assessment of programs, OBE system, feedback and survey forms, continuous improvement of quality (CQI) and outcomes of assessment. The seminars were kept interactive to encourage participation of students. The seminars concluded with question-and-answer sessions.

S.No. Class Date Time
1 EE-1A 17th December 2018 12:15:00 PM-12:30 PM
2 EE-3A 20th December 2018 11:15:00 PM-11:30 PM
3 EE-3B 20th December 2018 04:15:00 PM-04:30 PM
4 EE-5A 21st December 2018 04:15:00 PM-04:30 PM
5 EE-5B 21st December 2018 12:15:00 PM-12:30 PM
6 EE-5C 17th December 2018 04:15:00 PM-04:30 PM
7 EE-7A 19th December 2018 04:15:00 PM-04:30 PM
8 EE-7B 18th December 2018 09:15:00 AM-09:30 AM
9 EE-7C 19th December 2018 03:15:00 PM-03:30 PM
10 EE-2A 20th February 2019 04:15 PM to 04:30 PM
11 EE-4A 25th February 2019 04:00 PM to 04:15 PM
12 EE-4B 25th February 2019 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM
13 EE-6A 26th February 2019 04:00 PM to 04:15 PM
14 EE-6B 26th February 2019 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM
15 EE-6C 25th February 2019 04:00 PM to 04:15 PM
16 EE-8A 23rd February 2019 02:15 PM to 02:30 PM
17 EE-8B 26th February 2019 04:00 PM to 04:15 PM
18 EE-8C 18th February 2019 02:15 PM to 02:30 PM

 

 

“Speak Out for Engineering Competition”

Speak Out for Engineering is a competition hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. It is designed to help develop verbal and visual communication in explaining technical mechanical engineering related subjects.

This year, DHA Suffa University had the honor to host the local and regional heats of the Speak Out for Engineering competition. The top three local-qualifiers from institutions including DSU, NUST-PNEC, NED, and HUBCO competed at the regional event.

Hajra Ijaz Mirza, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at DSU, managed to secure the first position in the regional event. With this victory, Hajra had qualified to participate in the National heat, where qualifiers from the northern and southern regions had gathered to compete. Hajra, along with the participants from NED, NUST-PNEC, NUST Islamabad, and UET Taxila had witnessed the event.

It gives us immense pleasure to share that Hajra from DHA Suffa University secured the Runner-up position in the competition, along with a cash prize.

 

 

Session on “Innovate to Celebrate”

An engaging session was organized by Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development (CEID) at DHA Suffa University on the topic of “Innovate to Celebrate”. The speaker, Mr. Oskar Andermo (Regional Vice President – Middle East at HelmsBriscoe) who is a prominent Businessman, Strategist, Certified mental trainer, and an inspiring Professional speaker.

The session primarily focused on the promotion of talent, innovation and creativity in any business ecosystem. It was a highly interactive and lively session where Mr. Oskar engaged the audience by connecting his talk with real world examples. The speaker very intriguingly discussed with the audience on how to increase brand awareness and reputation, and how to spread the excitement to other business areas like employees, customers, investors. It was a very interesting session and helped students to explore new knowledge avenues.

 

Mr. Zahid Participates in 2nd International Conference on QA in Higher Education

The Pakistan Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (PNQAHE) organized the 2nd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education from April 23 to 25, 2019 at University of Education (UoE), Lahore. The conference, organized in collaboration with HEC and Khyber Medical University (KMU), was attended by QEC representatives of higher education institutions and leading scholars, researchers and educationists from across the world. Participants included Dr. Selva Staub from Turkey, Asst. Prof. Donald Staub from Turkey, Prof. Kethamonie Naidoo from South Africa, Dr. Bassam Al Hamad from Bahrain, Dr. Khalid Azim Khan from Saudi Arabia and Dr. Bahar Gun from Turkey.

The first day of the conference was reserved for pre-conference workshops on a range of topics pertaining to quality assurance. Mr. Zahid Hussain (ADQEC, DHA Suffa University) participated in workshops titled “Strategic Planning for Your Organization” and “KPIs and Benchmarking – Improving the Performance of HEIs”.

At the inaugural session on the second day, Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Arshad Javaid (Vice Chancellor, KMU) and Guest of Honour Prof. Dr. Shafique-ur-Rehman (Adviser of Quality Assurance, Higher Education Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) emphasized the role of PNQAHE in improving the education standards with the joint effort of QECs and discussed initiatives that were in the pipeline to enhance the quality of education in Pakistan. Over 50 research papers were presented at the conference and keynote speeches were delivered by the speakers. In the closing ceremony, Mr. Riaz Ahmed Qureshi (former advisor to the Quality Assurance Department of the HEC) highlighted the background of quality assurance of the HEC and its scope to internationalize programs. He appreciated the establishment of PNQAHE and hoped the conference would provide a strong base to introduce quality culture in the higher education sector.