7-8 May 2012
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Abbottabad successfully organized its 7th Technomoot on 7-8 May 2012. Technomoot 2012 comprised seven different activities simultaneously organized to benefit students, learners and practitioners alike. The activities included EMCOT (Electrical Engineering), CCIS (Mathematics), CSE (COMSATS Information Technology Center), Vision ICT (Computer Science), Miles (Management Sciences), S-Dev (Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Development Studies) and Height (Humanities).
Opening Ceremony was held on 7 May 2012 which was graced by the presence of Qazi Mohammad Asad, Minister for Higher Education, KPK as Chief Guest. Dr. Arshid Pervez, Head, Department of Environmental Sciences, CIIT Abbottabad was the Convener of this 2 days mega event. Director CIIT Abbottabad Prof. Dr. Khan Gul Jadoon in his welcome address thanked the chief guest and all participants for attending the event. He apprised the audience of the remarkable achievements of CIIT Abbottabad which are not only limited to providing quality education to the youth but also deal with addressing socio-economic problems being faced by Pakistan.
He also enlightened the audience about CIIT Abbottabad’s collaboration with international universities including Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, Lancaster University, UK and University of Bedfordshire, UK. He also threw light on the social services rendered by CIIT Abbottabad, most prominent one of them being looking after the orphans residing in Pakistan Sweet Home, responsibility of which has been taken over by CIIT Abbottabad. He informed the audience about another attainment of CIIT Abbottabad which is the acquisition of 500 canal land for the additional campus of CIIT Abbottabad in Abbottabad.
The Chief Guest Qazi Mohammad Asad thanked CIIT Abbottabad for inviting him to such a superlative event. He stated that CIIT Abbottabad carries a special place among the students which is evident from the intake of students in this campus each semester and the requests he receives every day from different people for admission in the campus. He advised the students to transform their projects into goods or services for the benefit of community. He emphasized on the need of producing original products instead of making the replica products by means of reverse engineering.
He assured to render all possible assistance to CIIT Abbottabad from the Ministry of Higher Education. He advised the students to opt for private sector jobs besides applying for the government jobs owing to the reason of limited number of employment opportunities in the government sector. Ceremony was concluded with the presentation of Souvenir to the worthy guest by the Director.
The 2 days events went very well. Closing ceremony was held on 8 May 2012. Mr. Khalid Khan Omerzai, Commissioner Hazara Division was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. Brig Syed Khushnood Hussain, Commandant Blouch Center also attended the ceremony. Dr. Arshid pervez presented the post event details to the audience. The Chief Guest thanked CIIT Abbottabad for inviting him to the ceremony stating that it is an honor for him to be among the academia elites of the country.
He stated that organizing such a mega event in a magnificent and befitting manner in this region is in it self a remarkable step forward in the present scenario of geo political situation of Pakistan He stated that he had a detailed round of projects and was highly astounded by the quality and the hard work done by each team. He stated that the quality of projects and the shining faces of the students were clearly depicting the safe future of Pakistan. He advised the students and faculty to translate these projects with the effective industrial linkage into the reality and put their share in the nation building process.
He further said that role played by CIIT in the higher educational arena of Pakistan is so evident that no body could deny this being a historical fact. He said that this outstanding achievement was only made possible due to the share hard work, dedication and sincerity of Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi (S.I.) Rector, and his team. He informed the audience that it is his second visit to CIIT Abbottabad campus and he is feeling quite elevated after seeing the progress made in the field of academics, research productivity and physical infra structure. He further stated that the R&D output of the campus is also very immersive in quantity and quality. He congratulated the worthy Director, faculty and all students for being placed at the top in IT universities, No. 6in engineering universities, No.9 in 128 universities of Pakistan and No.4 in research productivity according to the recent HEC Research ranking of universities.
He appreciated the wonderful initiatives taken by the management of CIIT Abbottabad in shape of embarking upon a huge project of land acquisition for the new campus and assured to render every possible help and support in this regard. He congratulated the Director and his team for launching new programs like civil engineering, software engineering and biotechnology in the campus and also for excellent research output besides rendering social services like establishing Sweet Home for the orphan children, helping flood affectees and much more.
Director CIIT Abbottabad thanked the Chief Guest for attending the event. He told the audience that the CIIT Abbottabad’s family is sparing no efforts to take the campus to the heights of glory and to impart quality education to the students.
Afterwards, prizes were distributed among the winning teams by the chief guest and the worthy Director. Ceremony was concluded with the presentation of shields to the Chief Guest and the Commandant Balouch Center.