10th May, 2018
SEECS Open House 2018 took place on May 10, 2018, at Centre for International Peace and Stability, NUST H-12 Campus, Islamabad. Mr. Wahaj Seraj, CEO of Nayatel graced the occasion as chief guest of the Final Year Project Exhibition. 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 held simultaneously.
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 sparing some 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 the alma mater to more than 2000 students, who are exceptionally talented and are an asset not only to NUST-SEECS but also to Pakistan. He thanked all the industry partners of SEECS Open House 2018 and expressed his high hopes that these ties would strengthen further as SEECS modifies its curriculum with respect to the industry requirements.
Over 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, 3 best projects from each discipline were given shields, certificates. A total of PKR 150,000 cash prize was given each to the third, second and first project.
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 organisers of Open House 2018, while he was awarded with a token of appreciation by the Principal SEECS.