Open House 2018
10th May, 2018
The long awaited mega event of SEECS Open House 2018 took place on 10th May 2018, at Centre for International Peace and Stability, NUST H-12 Campus, Islamabad.
Mr. Wahaj Seraj, CEO of Nayatel graced the occasion with his presence as Chief Guest of the Final Year Project Exhibition that started at 0930 HRS. Industry specialists and evaluators went from project to project as the students explained the working and ideas of their FYPs to them. Walk in interviews of various companies were also being held alongside for those who wished to get a job.
Mr. Qazaffi Qayum, Managing Director of Teradata was the Chief Guest for the closing ceremony, where prizes were distributed to the best industry projects. Principal SEECS, Dr. S. M. Hassan Zaidi thanked the Chief Guest for taking out the time for the graduating class. He lauded the efforts of the Final Year students and the faculty and congratulated them on their success. He went on to tell that a once humble school of NUST with the strength of 40 students is currently Alma Mater to more than 2000 students, who are exceptionally talented and are an asset not only to NUST-SEECS but to Pakistan. He thanked all the industry partners of SEECS Open House 2018 and expressed his high hopes that these ties would only strengthen further as SEECS modifies its curriculum with respect to the industry requirements.
More than 200 industry guests attended the event and several companies conducted interviews for hiring the graduates during the Open House. 80 judges from industry and academia were present to evaluate the projects. Out of 126 projects displayed this year, 03 best projects from each discipline were given shields, certificates. A total of PKR 150,000 cash prizes were given to the third, second and first project respectively.
The Chief Guest then took the stage and said that the vibrancy of the hall took him back to his university days. He shared the steps to success with the students and told them that in today's fast paced world, intelligence alone isn't enough. One has to be more practical and communicative in order to secure better place in entrepreneurship. He wished luck and better future to the students and thanked Dr. Zaidi for inviting him.
The ceremony ended with the Chief Guest giving shields to all the organizers of Open House 2018, while he was awarded with a token of appreciation by the Principal SEECS. The ceremony was followed by the High-tea.