HOW GDSC at DHA Suffa University battled COVID for a Social and Tech Change By Syed Ateeq

This was the best moment of my life, when I got an email in the middle of the night and I opened it and it said you’re selected for the Google DSC Lead for your university, it was like a dream come true because no one applied before, I was the first one in my university to be selected at a company like Google, with all the happiness, it also came with a lot of responsibilities.

The first time Google DSC came into our campus, everything felt great until we all were hit with the covid outbreak and all of the educational institutes were closed and so were the plans of doing tech events, talks, and Bootcamp but GDSC took covid as a challenge and shifted their all activities online using Google Meet.

The problem GDSC solved is that we provided a proper roadmap to learning specific technologies. If someone wanted to learn Front-End Development, we conducted an online Bootcamp of Flutter with a proper roadmap and guidance from the experienced alumni network.

We encouraged all Engineering Departments in our university to join us and told them the importance of Software and now most of them are involved in learning software.

The formation of a team is always the problem, the right talent and team can do wonders for your chapter. Our Recruitment process was strictly based on merit and the right talent where the A talent quota was made to recruit five males and five females to be in the team. The same ratio of gender diversity can make your team more successful as compared to teams with less gender diversity.

 “No nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.” Muhammad Ali Jinnah

In the computer science industry, there is very less amount of women’s working and the problem is that they are not encouraged and motivated to work in tech, we broke that stereotype, made it compulsory for every core team member to attend which resulted in female students discover Flutter and felt in love with the technology, now their vision is more clear and they aim to become Flutter Developers after graduation.

Flutter Bootcamp

Link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLyazdzLgFw43XOqsTk5GGrXuPOvd3Bzm

Flutter BootCamp was the first online Bootcamp in DSC Pakistan which used to be held on weekend days like Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 9:00 PM, which became an ideal time for students where we had an attendance of more than 90+ students in a single class. After Bootcamp, Gave paid internships to the top three performers.

A student from India, reached out since Urdu and Hindi are similar. The journey became easier to learn Flutter in Urdu. Link: https://youtu.be/0skllE5Ca8Y

 

Later we built a team to continue the legacy ( here’s Palivi joining the team virtually from India)

PYTHON BOOTCAMP

Link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLyazdzLgFw4SsqxcJzmoKZ94juVjEJZG

But teaching Data Science, which is now in Pakistan with very few opportunities, was still a long procedure because it has requirements to be fulfilled and a bigger roadmap than any other technology. We understood the problem and made a decision to make a Bootcamp completely focused on learning Python and planned later to start Data Science Bootcamp.

A series on interactive study jam on Python, where the core focus was to teach Developmen and Automation conducted by top-notch freelancers from DHA Suffa University in which concepts related to real-world programming were focused by core team members Tarun Kumar and Bahawal Baloch.

Python Bootcamp was a huge success with more than 100 participants, who joined class on weekends, not only from DHA Suffa University but all the universities in Karachi collaborated. Just After BootCamp, we were fortunate enough to be reached out by DataCamp Application for Premium accounts Sponsorship and it changed all the confusion of us teaching Data.

We received a generous amount of DataCamp Premium account in which we shared with most of the students not only in DHA Suffa University but to most of the universities in Pakistan and some good friends from Malaysia.

GOT SPONSORED BY DATACAMP

We also got sponsored by Silicon valley based Edtech startup DataCamp with 500 accounts. one account cost 60K PKR making us the only chapter to get this sponsorship.

Find Pakistan 🙂 https://www.datacamp.com/donates

CYBER SECURITY BOOTCAMP

In a world full of cyber security threats, we need defenders who can help us save the world for good, so our last Bootcamp was focused on cyber security teaching people fundamentals, and acing their technical interviews.

Link: https://youtu.be/3cLlpDpszQo

VERSION CONTROL SYSTEM – GITHUB

Online Video Playlist.

Breaking Records and Creating History was the main vision in which we also identified a major issue where students were not implementing the concepts of version control system, in which an ultimate guide series was made in native Urdu language to educate students. ( we taught GitHub basically :D)

Link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLyazdzLgFw7YKIV7tPhwruafPl388OoN

Book Reading Culture:

As a society what we face is students don’t read besides their course. We discussed the idea with our Vice-Chancellor and now we have a bookshelf of self-help books like Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, How to Win and Influence Friends, Think Like a Monk, and Tony Robbins.

CONDUCTED AN ONLINE HACKATHON

Organized the First and only Virtual Hackathon in DSC Pakistan with 5 teams participating and the judge was from our alumni network, who had experience in hackathons like Junction Finland and Hack north Canada.

We Taught something, that is not even taught in IVY League Schools

One thing that all schools don’t teach us is Financial Literacy. How to manage your personal finance. We initiated the idea with the reference of books written by Robert Kiyosaki.

Finally, I couldn’t have done all this without my team. I would like to thank my core team for believing in my ideas for a better future. sir Shaham Mahmood, Specially Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ahmad Saeed Minhas for his strong support.

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Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

TEST CENTER: 74749

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Information for Students

Upcoming Dates for SAT Test at DSU:

– 2nd October 2021 (CONDUCTED SUCCESSFULLY)
– 4th December 2021  (CONDUCTED SUCCESSFULLY)
– 12th March 2022 (CONDUCTED SUCCESSFULLY)
– 7th May 2022 (CONDUCTED SUCCESSFULLY)
– 27th August 2022
– 1st October 2022
– 3rd December 2022

Tests Conducted:

– SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Venue:

DHA Suffa University, DG-78, Off Khayaban-e-Tufail, DHA Phase 7 (Ext.), Karachi.

Changes to SAT Testing due to COVID-19:

– Only test takers will be allowed inside the campus. No exceptions.
– Every student must wear a mask and gloves before entering the campus. Gloves can be taken off during the test, but the mask must be worn the entire time.
– All students must maintain 6 ft social distancing from each other. Students cannot form groups and chit chat.
– Temperature checks will be performed for each student. Any student with a high temperature will not be allowed entry.
– No backpacks, bags, or purses are allowed. All items brought must fit in a clear pouch or ziplock bag.
– No students will be allowed to leave the testing hall during the breaks. You can eat and drink at your desk during the breaks.
– Students can go to the toilet only one at a time.
– Students must remain in their assigned seats the entire time. During dismissal at the end of the test, students can leave one at a time.
– Hand sanitizer stations will be provided, but it is recommended that students bring their own hand sanitizers.

Before the Test:

– Students must arrive before 7:45 a.m. (Doors close at 8:00 a.m. sharp)
– Cars are not allowed inside the campus
– Only SAT test-takers are allowed inside the campus
– Parents/ Guardians accompanying the SAT test candidates are not allowed inside the campus.

Test Ends:

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

What you must bring to the Test:

– Bring your Admission ticket. NOTE: Sign in at collegeboard.org/mysat and print your updated admission ticket.
– Passport: The only acceptable form of ID for test-takers in Pakistan is a Valid Passport. (CNIC or picture of passport are not acceptable).
– Two No. 2 pencils with erasers.
– An approved calculator. Review SAT Calculator page for more details.

What you CANNOT bring to the Test:

– Any electronic devices (other than approved calculators).
– Any books.

Rules that must be followed during the test:

– If you use your phone, or if it makes any noise (even during breaks), your SAT test will be canceled and you will be asked to leave.
– The test proctor will read all instructions verbatim from a manual and can answer questions only about procedure, not about test questions or content.
– The test proctor will tell you when to start and stop working on each section.
– You must work within each section of the test only for the time allotted.
– You may not go back to a section once that section has ended.
– You may not go ahead to a new section if you finish a section early.
– Do not skip sections. Doing so may result in score cancellation, delays, or both.
– After the test is finished, the test proctor will collect and count the test books to make sure all materials have been turned in before dismissing you from the testing room.

Rules during breaks:

– Test books, answer sheets, and calculators must remain on your desk during breaks.
– You cannot use breaks to power up devices, like cell phones—if you do so, your scores will be cancelled.
– You can eat or drink during breaks.
– You may bring your own water bottle.

Contact DHA Suffa University:

– Website: www.dsu.edu.pk
– Email: ierc@dsu.edu.pk (For any SAT Related inquiries)
– Phone: (+92)21-35244853-54 (Ext 222) (Call during working hours for any SAT related inquiries)

Contact College Board (SAT)

– Website: College Board
– Email: sat@info.collegeboard.org
– Phone: +1 212-713-7789

 

 

DHA SUFFA UNIVERSITY – COURSERA PARTNERSHIP

In March 2021, DHA Suffa University’s Professional Development Center (PDC) entered a partnership with Coursera-a leading online learning platform in the world.  As part of this partnership, students and faculty who enroll in Coursera courses will be awarded a certificate on completion of the course free of cost (this would otherwise cost.USD50), Students & faculty will be allowed to take one (1) certification course per year free of cost. This will equip our students & faculty with future ready skills.   The objective of this partnership is to provide quality education relevant for our students’ careers, ensuring that each student is equipped with the right skill sets.

Coursera offers more than 4000 cutting-edge courses, all taught by top instructors from over 200 leading international universities and companies like Yale, University of Michigan, Google and IBM. This new partnership gives you access to high-quality courses, allowing you to learn online on Coursera in addition to DSU’s on-campus curricula.

Benefits Of Taking A Course From Coursera:

  • Learn in-demand technology and business skills that prepare you for today’s job opportunities;
  • Enjoy interactive learning experiences and be a part of Coursera’s global learning community;
  • Balance your on-campus coursework by studying at your own pace with Coursera’s bite-sized sessions, self-paced learning model, and convenient mobile experience;
  • Earn job-relevant certifications that can help boost your resume.

How To Sign-up On Coursera To Avail Your Free Certification Course:

  • Sign up for a Coursera account using your DSU email address
  • Click on the below link to go to the program’s home page:

https://www.coursera.org/programs/dha-suffa-university-on-coursera-st6tw

  • Select and enroll in a course

If you need further guidance, feel free to reach out to the PDC Coordinator, Mr. Noman Bashir at noman.bashir@dsu.edu.pk, Phone extension 206.

CHECK IR POS

BS English

Semester Course Title Credit Hours
I ENGLISH-I 3
PAKISTAN STUDIES 2
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICS 3
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3
GENERAL-I (INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE) 3
GENERAL-II (INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS) 3
total 17
Semester Course Title Credit Hours
II ENGLISH-II 3
ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS 3
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 3
EVOLUTION OF STATE 3
GENERAL-III (INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY) 3
GENERAL-IV (Introduction to Social Work) OR (Muslim Political Thought) 2
total 17
Semester Course Title Credit Hours
III ENGLISH-III 3
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SKILLS 3
APPROACHES AND THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY 3
DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF EUROPE 1789-1939 3
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: 1648-1945 3
total 18
Semester Course Title Credit Hours
IV ENGLISH-IV OR EVERYDAY SCIENCE 3
GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3
GENERAL-V (LOGIC AND REASONING) 3
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SINCE 1945 3
GEO-POLITICAL STRUCTURE OF THE WORLD 3
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW-I 3
total 18
Semester Course Title Credit Hours
V FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS 3
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3
REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 3
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW-II 3
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 3
total 18
Semester Course Title Credit Hours
VI SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 3
STRATEGIC STUDIES 3
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS 3
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION 3
COMPARATIVE POLITICS 3
DIPLOMACY 3
total 18
Semester Course Title Credit Hours
VII COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICIES OF US, RUSSIA, AND CHINA 3
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3
PEACE RESEARCH AND PEACE MOVEMENTS 3
ELECTIVE-I (TERRORISM AND COUNTER TERRORISM) OR (COMTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES) 3
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF ENVIRONMENT 3
total 15
Semester Course Title Credit Hours
VIII RESEARCH THESIS OR RESEARCH REPORT 3
ARMS CONTROL, DISARMAMENT AND NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION 6
DYNAMICS OF KASHMIR CONFLICT 3
CPEC AND REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE 3
ELECTIVE-III (PAKISTAN DEFENCE AND SECURITY POLICY) OR RESEARCH METHODOLOGY-II 3
total 15
total credit hours 136

Session On “Introduction To BS Software Engineering Program”

Please join us for a webinar on the Launch of Software Engineering at DHA Suffa University on August 15 at 5:30-6:45 pm

This will be a great opportunity for you to interact with the Head of Software Engineering, Dr. Rizwan ul Hasan along with Industry Expert, Mr. Emran Riyaz, CEO VectraCom Group.

Semester Course Title Course Code Credit Hours
I Introduction to Computing and Programming EE-1011 3
Introduction to Computing and Programming Lab EE-1011L 1
Calculus and Analytical Geometry BS-1301 3
Applied Physics BS-1101 3
Applied Physics Lab BS-1101L 1
Electrical Workshop Practices EE-1012 1
English Composition HU-1001 3
Linear Algebra BS-1302 3
English Composition HU-1001 3
Linear Algebra BS-1302 3
total 18
Semester Course Title Course Code Credit Hours
II Linear Circuit Analysis EE-1021 3
Linear Circuit Analysis Lab EE-1021L 1
Computer Aided Engineering Drawing EE-1023 1
Object Oriented Programming EE-1022 3
Object Oriented Programming Lab EE-1022L 1
Differential Equations BS-2302 3
Communication Skills HU-1004 3
Multivariate Calculus BS-2301 3
Multivariate Calculus BS-2301 3
total 17
Semester Course Title Course Code Credit Hours
III Electrical Network Analysis EE-2123 3
Electrical Network Analysis Lab EE-2123L 1
Electronic Devices & Circuits EE-2233 3
Electronic Devices & Circuits Lab EE-2233L 1
Data Structure and Algorithms EE-2031 3
Data Structure and Algorithms Lab EE-2031L 1
Complex Variables and Transforms BS-3301 3
Probability Methods for Engineers BS-1403 3
total 18
Semester Course Title Course Code Credit Hours
IV Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design EE-2241 3
Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design Lab EE-2241L 1
Digital Logic and Design EE-2242 3
Digital Logic and Design Lab EE-2242L 1
Signals and Systems EE-2043 3
Signals and Systems Lab EE-2043 1
Pakistan Studies HU-2101 2
total 18
Semester Course Title Course Code Credit Hours
V Instrument and Measurement EE-3252 3
Instrument and Measurement Lab EE-3252L 1
Microprocessor Based Systems EE-3251 3
Microprocessor Based Systems Lab EE-3251L 1
Communication Systems EE-3353 3
Communication Systems Lab EE-3353L 1
Electromagnetic Field Theory EE-3055 3
Power Distribution and Utilization EE-3154 3
total 18
Semester Course Title Course Code Credit Hours
VI Linear Control Systems EE-3062 3
Linear Control Systems Lab EE-3062L 1
Electrical Machines EE-3163 3
Electrical Machines Lab EE-3163L 1
Computer Communication Networks EE-3361 3
Computer Communication Networks Lab EE-3361L 1
EE Technical Elective I EE-3XXX 3
Semester Course Title Course Code Credit Hours
total 18
VII EE Design Project 1 EE-4071 3
EE Technical Elective III EE-4XXX 3
EE Technical Elective II EE-4XXX 3
EE Technical Elective III Lab EE-4XXXL 1
Technical and Business Communication HU-4008 3
Non-EE Technical Elective I XX-4XXX 3
Humanities / Social Science Elective XX-4XXX 2
Humanities / Social Science Elective XX-4XXX 2
Semester Course Title Course Code Credit Hours
total 18
VIII EE Technical Elective – IV EE-4XXX 3
EE Technical Elective – V EE-4XXX 3
EE Technical Elective V Lab EE-4XXXL 1
EE Design Project – II EE-4083 3
Non-EE Technical Elective – II XX-4XXX 3
Non-Technical Elective XX-XXXX 2
total 15
Total Credit Hours = 140

Specialization Streams

Area Course title
Telecommunication Computer Communication Networks Transmission and Switching
Optical Communication Mobile and Pervasive Computing
Digital Communication Wave Propagation and Antennas
RF and Microwave Engineering Multimedia Communication
Digital Image Processing Wireless and Mobile Communication
Satellite Engineering Navigation and Radar Systems
Information Theory and Coding
Introduction to Chaos Theory Chaos Theory & Fractals
Electronics Digital Control Systems Nanoelectronics
Industrial Process Control Embedded System Design
Digital Electronics Optoelectronics
Instrumentation & Measurement FPGA Based System Design
Digital Image Processing Organic Electronics
Integrated Electronics Industrial Electronics
Digital System Design VLSI Design
Power Systems Advanced Electrical Machines Power System Protection
Power System Analysis PLC and Electrical Drives
Electrical Machine Design Power System Stability & Control
Power System Distribution Power Generation
Electrical Power Transmission Renewable Energy Systems

Cross Registration

DSU Course Foreign University Offering Equivalent Course Title Foreign University Course
EE-1021 : Linear Circuit Analysis MIT – USA Circuits & Electronics
EE-3512 : Electrical Power Systems MIT – USA Introduction to Electric Power Systems
EE-3232 : Digital Signal Processing Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (through Coursera) Federale Digital Signal Processing
EE-3113 : Power Electronics University of Colorado at Boulder (through Coursera) Introduction to Power Electronics
EE-1011: Introduction to Computing & Programming MIT – USA Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
BS-1403: Probability and Statistics UC Berkeley – USA Introduction to Statistics
BS-1101: Applied Physics University of Colorado at Boulder (through Coursera) Physics-1 (for Physical Science Majors)
BS-1301: Calculus and Analytical Geometry University of Pennsylvania (through Coursera) Calculus: Single Variable
BS-1302: Linear Algebra University of California, Irvine (through Coursera) Algebra

Notes:

1. The lab/practical part of the course is treated separately. All aspects of the laboratory component including teaching, attendance, assignments, examination and grading is treated separately from the theory component.

2. National/International model being followed. HEC Revised BE Electrical Engineering Curriculum, 2012.