• Wednesday, February 14, 2024

  • CUI

  • Shama Munir

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Wah Campus organized an Open House and Job Fair on December 28, 2023 for the graduating students of Fall 2023 from the Department of Management Sciences (MS) and Computer Science (CS) .

Graduating students showcased their final year projects (FYPs) during the event which portrayed their professional skills. The participating industry keenly observed the talent of students exhibited in 115 projects (108 from CS and 7 from MS departments). The companies conducted detailed interviews of the graduating students and offered jobs to the selected students.

The event was inaugurated by Mr Ammar Jaffri former Additional Director General, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and CEO of Digital Pakistan. He is an expert in Artificial Intelligence, Block Chain, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing. The Chief Guest highlighted the importance of updating the curriculum in accordance with the industry needs. He shared his professional experience and guided students to secure their dream jobs.

Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Bhatti, Incharge, Career Development Center (CDC) briefed about the role and activities of CDC of Wah Campus. He emphasized the significance of fostering Industry-Academia partnerships and prioritizing student welfare, recognizing them as pivotal elements for the progress and advancement of any field. This involves creating opportunities for students to acquire practical experience and enabling academia to remain abreast of industry developments. Providing a supportive and nurturing environment is essential for the overall well-being and success of CUI Wah students.

 The Campus Director, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, T.,I. welcomed the participating industry at CUI Wah. He emphasized the collaborative synergy between industry and academia, highlighting the mutual benefits that accrue to students through real-world experience and practical training. Such an integrative approach not only enriches their education but also equips them to thrive in the fiercely competitive job market, ensuring their success in future careers. The Campus Director underscored the presence of top-notch talent at CUI Wah and urged companies to consider hiring these exceptional individuals. Gratefully acknowledging the chief guest for his valuable time, he expressed sincere appreciation. The Chief Guest, Companies and Campus Director visited the FYP exhibition halls and interacted with graduating students.

Dr. Faisal Shafiq Butt, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department presented the event report at the closing ceremony. More than 64 companies participated in the event and interviewed students. As per feedback from the companies, all students were interviewed, and 74 (59 from CS and 15 from MS) students were offered jobs. More graduates will be evaluated and job internship positions will be offered by companies.

Mr. Muhammad Kamal Yamin, alumni from the Management Sciences Department and Mr. Muhammad Saeed Butt, Senior Manager BMW Germany, an Alumni from the Computer Science Department shared their success stories, experience, and the role of CUI Wah in their success.

In the closing session, Mr. Asim Hamza Gillani, Director Projects, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) was the chief guest. He highlighted the need for an Industry-Academia partnership which is a dire need of the era. He emphasized that the exhibited projects were of high quality and tilted towards industry needs. He praised the quality and international visibility of the FYPs to the international community. The chief guest also shared details of internship opportunities provided by PSEB which later on can be a doorway to secure good jobs in multinational organizations.

The chief guest of the closing ceremony and Director Campus congratulated the winners and runner-up teams of the FYPs and distributed prize money and certificates to the winners and runner-ups of final-year projects. The Director Campus also congratulated the organizing team for the successful conduct of the event.

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