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  • Thursday, July 6, 2017

  • CIIT

  • P&D and HR

A workshop on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test was arranged on June 5-6, 2017. The venue for the event was COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad.

The objective of the workshop was to familiarize the participants on
the different sections of the GRE General Test. The workshop was conducted by our in house resource persons Dr. Samina Shahid and Mr. Afzaal Hassan.

Dr. Samina Shahid is currently Advisor to the Department of Humanities and heads the English Language Center at the CIIT. Previously she has been Chairman BOS (English) at the Quid-e- Azam University and also held the coveted position of the Director Model Colleges, Islamabad. She earned her PhD from Qauid-e-Azam University in field of Languages and Linguistics. Mr. Afzaal Hassan is Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science. Previously won a fully funded MS scholarship to Northwestren Polytechnical University Xian, China.

The workshop started with recitation of the Glorious Quran. The first day training session was conducted by Mr. Afzaal Hassan. He presented an overview of the GRE test and later detail sessions on Quantitative Strategies, Comparison Strategies and Reasoning Strategies covered. He also talked about key math concepts required for GRE and solved different examples pertaining to the test.

The second day training session was conducted by Dr. Samina Shahid. Her presentation covered sections on Verbal Strategies, Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing etc. The learned speaker also shared tips and strategies for attempting each section. Dr. Samina Shahid encouraged the participants to get in touch with her for any further guidance needed to improve English language skills.

The response for the workshop was over whelming and the participants keenly asked questions. The participants acknowledged the usefulness of the information provided at the session. A copy of their presentations is uploaded on the CIIT new blog.

This session was organized by the Directorate of Planning, Development and Human Resource Development.


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  • Sunday, May 28, 2017

  • CIIT

  • Shama Munir

Department of Management Sciences organized a workshop titled “Stepping in Career” on May 9, 2017. Assistant Professor, M. Mohsin Zahid highlighted important aspects for the start of successful careers for final semester students.

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  • Monday, May 22, 2017

  • CIIT

  • P&D and HR

The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) hosted a full day GRE workshop under the US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor initiative on May 21, 2017. Trainers from the United State Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) provided training on GRE Quantitative and Verbal sections. The participants were short listed by HEC and some 60 participants from Islamabad/Rawalpindi universities and 10 CIIT faculty members/students attended the workshop.

The seminar started with the recitation of the Glorious Quran. This was followed by session on the GRE Quantitative section by Mr. Usman Javed of USEFP. The speaker first discussed GRE paper patterns and important tips for scoring high in GRE were shared. Later different Math types of questions were solved. After lunch/prayer break the GRE Verbal section was covered by Mr. Tariq Aqil. He described in detail the different sub sections such as critical reasoning, sentence equivalence etc. Finally hands-on exercises were used to illustrate these sections. 

The sessions were interactive and questions were asked, the speakers encouraged the students to benefit from the HEC upcoming GRE talent farming programs. The participants also acknowledged the usefulness of the information provided at the session.

The said visit was coordinated by the office of Planning, Development and Human Resource Development (P, D and HRD), CIIT Islamabad.

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  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017

  • CIIT

  • Shama Munir

Department of Computer Science organized a workshop title “Unity 3D” on April 27 2017 conducted by Syed Waqas Shirazi.

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • CIIT

  • Shama Munir

Department of Electrical Engineering conducted a workshop title "Arduino: A hands on Introduction" on March 25, 2017. Assistant Professor, Dr. Muhammad Awais gave technical tips and hand on practice on subject.

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