On 29th January 2020, The Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Pakistan (IEEEP), in collaboration with DHA Suffa University (DSU) Karachi organized the 35th All Pakistan IEEEP Students Seminar at DSU’s premises.
Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rehman (NI), Pakistan’s prominent scientist, Chairman of Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology, Vice Chairman of Prime Minister’s Task Force on Technology-Driven Knowledge-Economy, Co-Chair Task Force on Information Technology and former Chairman HEC graced the inaugural session as Chief Guest. While addressing the audience, Dr. Atta ur Rehman highlighted that education is the lifeline of a nation. The progress and prosperity of any country depend on the standard and quality of its education system. He appreciated DHA Karachi and DHA Suffa University for providing quality higher education facilities to the community. Furthermore, he insisted on the need for having indigenous solutions for energy challenges.
Vice-Chancellor DSU, Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque presented Memento to Dr. Atta ur Rehman. In his opening remarks, VC DSU reminded the youth that they are left with no choice but to keep pace with the rapid growth in scientific and technological fields, if they are to survive in the comity of nations with peace & dignity. Engr Irfan Ahmed, Chairman IEEEP Karachi Centre, highlighted the research being done at the local universities in the fields of renewables, energy efficiency and storage, and spoke about their commercial applications which were given due coverage in the IEEEP student seminar. He further stated that the Student technical seminar has provided a liaison between Final Year Students and Industry Professionals.
At the closing ceremony, Mr. Asad Said Jafar, CEO & Chairman of Signify (formerly known as Philips Pakistan) spoke about the local capacity building and how that can be synergized to produce globally recognized entrepreneurs. He also appreciated the efforts of DSU and IEEEP for providing the students with this opportunity to showcase their skills and hard work. Mr. Asad Said Jafar congratulated DSU and IEEEP for organizing the event.
At the 35th IEEEP Student Seminar, undergraduate students from all over Pakistan submitted their final year research work and presentations. In total 36 papers were presented in five technical sessions. The organizing committee of DSU’s Electrical Engineering Department strictly checked the quality of technical papers presented at the seminar as per the HEC policy. The Jury selected the top six papers for participation in IEEEP Multitopic Symposium 2020 and award of medals and cash prizes at the IEEEP International Symposium later in February 2020. The event was widely attended by students of Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering/Computer Science, Electronics, Biomedical & other ICT related fields. The participants lauded the efforts of IEEEP Karachi and DHA Suffa University for bringing new technological trends under discussion. IEEEP’s efforts were highly fruitful in terms of encouraging students and improving the industry-academia relationship.