This discussion is being started in response to a suggestion from NEDian Farid Durrani to develop concrete proposals for creating mentor-mentee relationships among alumni, faculty and students. The first thought is about focusing on topics for collaboration on final year projects. As an example, Farid has sent me the following links: http://ekalavya.it.iitb.ac.in/eguruHome.do and http://ekalavya.it.iitb.ac.in/ekalavyaHome.do
We do not have to follow the exact mechanism and format used by IIT Bangalore. Instead, we can create relevant groups within PakAlumni to promote this concept and collaborate on projects.
How do you like this idea? Do you want to offer yourself as mentor and mentee to get started? Are there other similar ideas to create partnerships for NED alums, faculty and students? Please jump in and help move it forward.

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I would also like to put forward my services as a mentor. It is an initiative worth pursuing and more critically the timing of it is perfect. These days exams are in progress at NED (Riaz sahab infact this is the reason why you don't see many students taking part in this discussion) and will be over in a fortnight or so. New session will start in Jan, so before that, there are couple of months available to align mentor-mentee interests sets and work out proposals.

I can mentor students who have interest in more fundamental areas of information and communications theory. I have been on the NED faculty (in fact still I am but on study leave) and in past supervised few projects. I am currently a doctoral candidate at the University of New South Wales, Sydney working on multi-user multi- antenna (MIMO) communication systems. I can be reached at the email address: adeel(dot)razi(at)student(dot)unsw(dot)edu(dot)au.
Dear Adeel, Thanks for participating and explaining the current absence of students from this forum. Since you are faculty, you have a fairly good and recent connection with NED students, I would ask you to help get the word out and encourage student participation. This is is an experiment I am hoping will succeed in delivering tangible benefits to fellow NEDians.
If it does, we can try instituting similar other efforts to help establish close connection between NED and industry.
Assalam-o-aleikum,
I am always available to help anyone in my area of research interests:
My expertise (in general) are:
- Finite Element Methods
- Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures
- Finite Element Analyses of mechanical, thermal and thermomechanical systems and processes
- Fracture Mechanics at various length scales - From nano to macro
....so on ..Mostly Computational Solid Mechanics not CFD..:)
Anyone interested in any new idea/project or want to discuss his/her problems then I am always available at amir.siddiq@gmail.com
Also, I will be in Pakistan during Christmas holidays. Therefore, will be more than happy to meet.

Best Regards,
Amir
Hello to all, well finally exams are over and now hoping you people will see some students arround...well i've worked upon some projects uptil now(2nd year), and am looking forward to work more...as this discussion regarding projects and ideas is concerned, i'll be participating actively and will be looking forward in how i can help. My current interests include, anything related to Electronic Engineering:).
Best Regards
Jamshid
Well well seems this forum have gone dead...so to give it a life...we all are aware that how innovative we are ;)....well now to be short and straight... for the development of reasearch work and projects...we are now announcing SPEC (Student Project Exhibition and Competion) ...this event will be intradepartmental, and students from various departments will be exhibiting their projects, and competing, this will help them develop better confidence, gain more knowledge and have more ideas ...
SPEC, is being introduced for the 3rd time, It started during the year 2006, and uptill 2007, 2 events of SPEC got organized but all being on inter department level (only electronic engineering students were exhibiting)...but now we the organisers of this event, Third Year Electronic, are thinking to expand, invite externals to view the projects, allow students from other departments to exhibit... we've drafted our plans, but as we all know for any event to take place and succeed the biggest hurdle remains SPONSORSHIP...so we are looking forward for our respected seniors, professionals and all interested that please support us by providing feedbacks, comments and as much sponsorship as possible...for contact you may use this forum, or my email address, jamshiddastur@yahoo.com,...
for reference and information regarding past events of SPEC the site is underconstruction, as soon as the site is finalized and launced you'll be notified to seek interest...
Looking forward for sponsorships and positive interest.
Best Regards
Jamshid Dastur
Organizer SPEC 2008
Assalam u Alikum to all
NED University, one of the Pakistan’s high ranked(or prestigious) university famous for “producing the most brilliant minds (engineers)”.If we envisage the focused group of words, one part say that splendid minds are being provided to the industrial world but the other part(hidden truth),rather a bitter fact, forces us to question; are these brilliant mind worth useful for the growth and production of an industry?.........and the answer is “CERTAINTELY NOT”.
What are the reason that the students from GIK,NUST ,FAST etc outclass students from our University? Why our students are not able to cope with the situations? Why they are not able to apply their skills?.......................questions are too many to handle the rising utter confusion among ourselves.
One of the core reason behind this scenario is that our students are not having any way via which they could go out and expose their talent.
One of the example of such case is that a proposal had been presented by By Dr. Aamir Alam Farooqui,Sunnyvale, CA for setting up a research center in NED with the help of his friends and companies in the Silicon Valley, USA. The idea was to attract students to conduct research in emerging technologies so that they could keep abreast of changing trends in the high-tech industry. But from the NED University, no reply was received for six months. On his follow-up of the proposal through the Higher Education Commission, he received a lengthy charge sheet from the Vice Chancellor of the NED University through an email message and later through registered mail at his office in California.
With the efforts of students, the plane of events of exhibitions is trying to take off the ground but is facing many problems.
Last year Techilite- hardware, software, programming exhibition, had been organized by CIS(computer & information systems) which did take off the grounds.
This time we, the students of electronics department, are looking forward to expand our boundaries SPEC-student project exhibition and competition, an event held for the last two consecutive years, for the students of electronics only. This time we intend to move on from inter departmental level to intra-university level.
Yet, the university is giving us opportunity to organize this event, but this support would not be of any avail unless we are capable to make this platform futile for the upcoming rather growing industry of tomorrow.Despite of all hurdles ,still optimistic approach,and diligent abilities do not allow the strings of NEDIAN’s hope for a better future to shackle.
Currently we are standing on the mount of troubles while the clock is still ticking. Financial problem Is the core issue, since what ever we are upto, we have to do it on our own. the university could only assist us and provide us the required space and the rest state affairs lies on our shoulders.
So its an appeal to all the past NEDIANS,and professionals if they wish their university could ever compete with others, or on the hard side, if it could prevail the rushing technological waves, Please help us.
We need SPONSERS for this event to take place.
Please assist us in our quest at the earliest. You are our only hope.
We are eagerly waiting for your response
Allahafiz

Sohaib Nomani
Organizer SPEC 2008.
Email:sohaibnomani@hotmail.com.
Cell #:0092-345-216-7860
I am extremely sorry for the delay in updating the information. We were trying to launch SPEC 2008 website to provide you with a detailed version of events.

I am happy to inform you that the website has been launched and answer most of the queries.

The website address is http://www.spec2008.com

Thank you for taking interest. In case of any query, you can contact me or any member of our Committee. I personally assure you that we will provide a quick response now.

Sincerely,

Jamshid Dastur
President
SPEC 2008
president@spec2008.com
+92-345-213-2375
Here's the latest message from a SPEC 2008 organizer. Please help them if you can to make SPEC 2008 successful:

Hello Sir, hoping you'll be fine...well CISCO have coordinated and have got ready to distribute the prizes for the top 4 winners. But still the financial problem remains the same...as you had told me that this is the stage where we have to learn, coordinate and convince people. Since last 2 months we're doing the same, after going so much here and there, the reply which people are providing us now is..."I appreiciate and am ready to support BUT this is the end of fiscal year, we'll sponsor some other time". Thats all...so now really getting tensed and a bit dishearted...
just hoping that something good happens, as if this event became successful only then more and more students will be attracted towards the projects and real engineering work.
Thanks once again for coordination, just hopping someone approaches and puts this idea at large.
I have couple of good Web based ideas to share yet I am not from NED, but i strongly believe that "Human Knowledge belongs to the World!"

Pakistan doest not have its own Search Engine. Yet major search engines like Google, Yahoo & MSN Live Search provides local searches.

But, sole local search engine provides more specific and narrow results focusing on only one locality. And this is not only a development idea, its more business towards also.

I had worked on the prototype of that local search engine and now a days, I am working on its final prototype and marketing plan.

And I am also, running dozen+ website including Circle! The Social Network

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