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  • Monday, June 12, 2017

  • CIIT

  • SSBC

It is a moment of great pride for COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), that the newly established facility of Student Startup Business Center (SSBC) has been opened for students of the Attock campus. The Campus Director Dr. M. Abdul Rehman Khan and Executive Director SSBC Mr. Muhammad Raza Ahmad Khan inaugurated the SSBC facility on 26th May, 2017.

The In-charge SSBC, Dr Faiza Nawaz and Research Focal Person, Dr. Muhammad Shakil Ahmad (Attock Campus) gave a tour of SSBC facility to guests, students and departmental representatives. Dr. Faiza Nawaz also elaborated the objectives of SSBC to the students and the heads of various Departments at the campus. The SSBC enrolled students gave presentations regarding the progress of their startups and displayed their prototypes.

Executive Director SSBC during his remarks highlighted the importance of entrepreneurial culture in varsities. He advised the students to gear up their startups to avail the opportunities being offered to them and facilities provided by SSBC to promote knowledge based economy. The Campus Director Dr. M. Abdul Rehman Khan also motivated team of startups to make best possible use of the facility being provided to them. He said that the students had the important task of becoming a role model for future generations in creating opportunities and value through their business.

A team of the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) from principal seat Islamabad compromising of Mr. Muhammad Raza Ahmad Khan (Executive Director SSBC), Dr. Faheem A. Qureshi (GM ORIC-R&D), Ms. Talat Mehmood (Co-Coordinator SSBC) and Mr. Subhan Shahid (Research Associate SSBC) were present at the inauguration of SSBC-Attock facility.


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  • Monday, June 5, 2017

  • Business

  • Shama Munir

Department of Civil Engineering organized a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar titled "Self-Consolidating Concrete" on May 26, 2017. Prof. Dr. Ayub Elahi from UET Taxila was guest speakers.

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Seminar, Self-Consolidating Concrete

  • Monday, June 5, 2017

  • CIIT

  • Shama Munir

Department of Mathematics organized a seminar titled "Mathematics as Mother of all Sciences" on May 24, 2017. Meritorious Professor Dr. Asghar Qadir, from School of Natural Sciences, NUST was guest speakers. Large number of faculty/students from different department attended seminar.

  • Friday, June 2, 2017

  • CIIT

  • P&D and HR

A Talk on "How to Select a Supervisor” was held at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Vehari campus on June 2, 2017 at 10:00 am. The talk is part of seminar series, organized under the program “Information Seminars for Higher Studies Abroad” with the objective to educate and orient CIIT prospective candidates with respect to selecting, financing and applying for higher studies abroad.

The purpose of the seminar was to educate the young faculty members and students on the importance of selecting a supervisor. Dr. Abu Bakr Umer Farooq from the Department of Environmental Sciences, Vehari campus shared his experiences and views on the issue.

Dr. Abu Bakr Umer Farooq received his PhD from Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan, China and majored in Molecular plant pathology. He did his MSc and BSc from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Currently he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Vehari campus. Previously he has also worked at the Department of Bioinformatics, International Islamic University, Islamabad.

The talk started with the recitation of the Holy Quran and was followed by the presentation. Dr. Abu Bakr Umer Farooq highlighted different aspects in selecting a supervisor. The speaker pointed out that two basic traits are essential in a PhD supervisor (a) excellent scientific knowledge with sound ethical practices (b) good mentorship abilities. The speaker also discussed the advantages and disadvantages of young, midcareer and senior level supervisors. A copy of the presentation is uploaded at the CIIT blog.

A good number of participants attended the session and keenly paid attention to the talk. Dr. Khair-uz-Zaman, Director, Vehari Campus also attended the session and appreciated the importance of the talk and concluded “hard work and perseverance are the two keys to success”. The audience acknowledged the usefulness of the information provided by the speaker.

The talk was organized by Directorate of Planning, Development and Human Resource Development in collaboration with the CIIT, Vehari campus.

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  • Sunday, May 28, 2017

  • CIIT

  • Shama Munir

Department of Computer Science organized a seminar titled “How to Appear in an Interview” on May 10, 2017. The guest speaker Mr. SohaibSaleem, Business Solutions Consultant in Affinity Cab Association LLC. Baltimore, USA briefed student on subject.

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