Glimpses into Defence Day Celebrations at DSU

Students Societies Coordination Committee, DHA Suffa University arranged a program in commemoration of the Defence Day. The session was interspersed with soul-stirring videos paying tribute to the martyrs for their relentless sacrifices. Students spoke about the significance of the Defence Day in inculcating the spirit of sacrifice for the dear motherland. The Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas and Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Afzal Haque also spoke on the occasion.

Trip to Hunza Valley

Alumni Relations Office in collaboration with its Corporate Partner – Travel Panda arranged an eight days trip to Hunza valley, Naltar valley and Attabad Lake for the DSU Fraternity. The trip took place on 21st August – 28th August 2021 and proved to be a great success based on the post-trip feedback from the participants.

The trip to the northern areas provided a refreshing break from work and study for many and aided in uniting and strengthening the DSU network.

Four DSU participants consisting of DSU Alumni, Students and Faculty along with the travel group went on this adventurous trip where they enjoyed beautiful views of Hunza valley, rafting in Naran, amazing time at Babosar top, Boating and Jetski at Attabad Lake, zipline at Rakaposhi viewpoint, beautiful views from Eagles Nest view, wonderful adventure of trekking at Naltar valley, and much more.

From Karachi to Lahore, Lahore to Hunza valley, Hunza valley to Naltar valley and from Lahore to back to Karachi. The participants appreciated and cherished the efforts of DSU’s Alumni Relations Department and its corporate partner Travel Panda for arranging a safe and secure environment where they were able to enjoy and connect with their fellow DSU fraternity members.

 

AMC Internship Program

AMC Internship Program and Faculty interactive session was held on August 27th, 2021, at DHA Suffa University. The session was arranged for DSU’s all departments. The respectable guests were Ms. Faree Naz & Mr. Umer Farooq Lari from Ahmed Manufacturing Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

Final Year Project Supervision by IT Professionals

DHA Suffa is striving to overcome the gap between Academia and Industry. Enabling students to select the right kind of FYP’s under Professional supervision.

We are indeed grateful to teams from Systems Limited, 10 Pearls our Alumnus and students for making this event possible.

 

Webinar on “Afghanistan: Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Turmoil”

CEID at DSU Concludes the ‘SheCan’ Women Entrepreneurs Workshop

On 20th August, 2021 the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development (CEID) at DHA Suffa University (DSU) organized a memorable ceremony to celebrate the successful entrepreneurial journey of women who went through a rigorous training program on starting their dream business. The training called “SheCan” was held for enthusiastic women of our country who participated in the workshops and received hands-on training to become successful business women.

During the pandemic, a lot of people lost their jobs and they being the only breadwinners of the household, their families suffered from financial crisis. The SheCan training was targeted to empower women by training them on how to run their low budget as well as home-based businesses and contribute to their family income within the convenience of their houses.

Chief Guest at the ceremony was Dr. Farhan Essa Abdullah, CEO Dr. Essa Laboratories. Other than that many prominent women entrepreneurs attended the ceremony.

Many senior personalities and students from DHA Suffa University (DSU) attended the event. Among DSU officials were;

Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque (Vice Chancellor)

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas (Pro-Vice Chancellor)

Engr. Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi (Dean)

Dr. Rizwan Tanveer (Head of Dept. Computer Science)

Dr. Shama Siddiqui (Faculty member)

Ms. Eram Abbasi (Director Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Development)

 

Internship Opportunities for DHA Suffa University students from FPCCI

FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (FPCCI) has offered Internships to DHA Suffa University (Fresh Graduates from Management Sciences Department) on a very handsome stipend. This opportunity has opened a new window for career exposure. FPCCI Internship Offer Letter Ceremony held on July 19th, 2021 at DHA SUFFA UNIVERSITY Conference Room addressed by Dr. Afzal Haque (Vice-Chancellor), Prof. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas (Pro Vice-Chancellor), Dr. Johar Farooqi (Dean), Mr. Naqi Azam (Advisor to VC)  and Dr. Sobia Iqbal (Director CSCR).

Many congratulations to DSU BBA final year students: Urooj Fatima, Minahil Qureshi, Syed Muhammad Saad, and Uswa Mehmood. The 6 months internship program has started from 2nd August 2021.

 

Trip to Ormara, Kund Malir and Princess of Hope

Since its inception, DSU’s Alumni Relations Department has been striving to strengthen its bond with alumni and develop life-long relationships by providing value additions that aid their continuous development.

DSU’s Alumni Relations Department in collaboration with its Corporate Partner Scuba Club arranged a two-day trip to Ormara Beach, Kund Malir and Princess of Hope for the DSU Fraternity. The trip took place on July 24th and 25th, 2021 and turned out to be a great success based on the post-trip feedback from the participants.

This two-day and one-night excursion provided a refreshing break from work and study for many and also aided in uniting and strengthening the DSU network.

Twenty three participants consisting of DSU Alumni, Students and Faculty, went on this adventurous trip where they enjoyed camping, scenic views, bonfires, movie night, music and much more. The participants really appreciated the extra meals that were given as surprise by the organizers.

From Karachi to Ormara, Ormara to Princess of Hope, and from the Buzi Pass to back to Karachi. The participants cherished and valued the efforts of DSU’s Alumni Relation Department & DSU for arranging a safe and secure environment, where they were able to enjoy and connect with their fellow DSU fraternity members.

 

Session On “The United Nations Common System: Getting To Know And Work In An International Organization”

International Relations Program invited Syed Owais Ahmed who is an Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) leader and senior coordinator at United Nations office of Projects and Services (UNOPS), New York. The session was arranged on interest and recommendation of Pro VC DHA Suffa University, Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas with an objective of having a session for the students of International Relations, Computer Science and Management Sciences about the challenges and prospects of working with an international organization. Syed explained the United Nations common systems and the procedure to get into it. He shared his experiences of more than two decades of working in various international organizations including UNO. He appreciated DHA Suffa University for providing their students avenues to explore and to develop better through such interactive sessions with field practitioners and successful professionals.

The session was attended by the limited number of students and Faculty members with complete observance of COVID 19 SOPs. Dean DHA Suffa University Dr. Johar K.  Farooq delivered a thank you note to the honourable guest with a wish for having future coordination and collaboration with DHA Suffa University in the areas of common interest. Ms. Sidra Ahmed, program coordinator International Relations and session organizer also shared her views about the need for having more informative and illuminating sessions by the reputed and seasoned professionals at university for a better exposure and learning of students and Faculty.

SheCan – Women Entrepreneurs Workshop

SheCan – Women Entrepreneurs Workshop organized by The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center (CEID) at DHA Suffa University (DSU) kicked-off on 5th August 2021 with a lot of enthusiasm by the participants and high hopes to start their dream business. The workshop started with an introduction followed by a briefing on the workshop plan. An icebreaking activity was conducted which served as an energizing booster for the participants. This activity helped participants to open up with lots of creative ideas sharing with each other in a friendly manner.
Initially the participants had queries as to how to take the first step to start their business. All their confusions were addressed by sharing stories of successful entrepreneurs combined with detailed discussion on the Ideation process.
Majority of the participants did not know where to start their businesses from, but the workshop facilitator, Ms. Eram Abbasi painted the picture of ideation process in such a way that all participants very excitedly started working on refining their idea. All the queries and puzzlements by the participants were addressed through this highly interactive session.
Successful women entrepreneurs were invited to share their success stories. Ms. Nadia Makhdumi, running her home based business as a nutritionist was invited to share her inspiring entrepreneurial journey and also share some tips for the participants on starting a home based business. She shared lots of tips about adjusting to the situations life throws at you and being patient and calm while learning and growing through new experiences. Another guest speaker Ms. Kanwal Gohar (Alumni of DSU) joined very soon to talk about her business journey. As she started her business during the pandemic situation, she had an exciting story to share regarding the challenges she had to face, and the lessons she learnt throughout.
After the inspiring stories another activity was carried out with the participants which further helped them refine their business ideas.
Dr. Farah Essa, President of Open Karachi was invited to inspire the participants. OPEN being an international platform for businesses to grow, Dr. Farah shared details about how OPEN facilitates entrepreneurs. She supported home-based-women-run businesses by motivating them to not only start their business but also strive to take their business global.
Finally, to end the session an exciting home activity was assigned to the participants. By the end of the session all the participants were highly motivated and energized to start their dream business come to life.