Circle Women ‘Tech Karo’ come up with 50 graduates

Circle Women “Tech Karo” program successfully ended on 19th January at Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL) successfully concludes with 50 tech graduates to pitch the corporate environment.

Circle Women ‘Tech Karo’ come up with 50 graduatesCircle Women 'Tech Karo' come up with 50 graduates

Tech Karo Chief Guest was British Deputy High Commissioner Elin Burns. Jahangir Paracha CEO Engro Vopak, Tahira Raza former President First Women Bank, Dr. Zahir Syed Vice Chancellor Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) and Dr. Shoaib Zaidi Professor and Head of Academics at UIT were also present at the graduation ceremony.

Tech Karo initiative is enthusiastic to women empowerment in technology through entrepreneurship, digital skills and innovative leadership.

The program candidates were given disclosure to different web development environments and trained coding alongside other professional skills that are required in the corporate environment nowadays. 

62% of the graduates were female that bring light to the event and around 30 graduates have been placed on internships with companies such as 10 Pearls and Ibex Global after receiving tech mentorship in the program.

Sadaffe Abid, Founder CIRCLE said that Technology is an equalizer and enabler. We are thrilled to bring digital skills to young Pakistani women and men so they prosper and becomes top tech professionals in Pakistan.

Circle delighted to see young girls coming together under a platform on empowering women in technology.  Don’t let power change the nature of women, Let women change the nature of power!

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Cisco Academy to be set up in UCP Lahore

The global initiative Cisco Academy to be set up in Lahore in UCP (University of Central Punjab). UCP now formally certified to provide courses and certifications like CCNA and CCNP  by Cisco Academy.

Cisco Academy to be set up in UCP Lahore

Dr. Ahmad Kazmi unlocked the ceremony, commends the importance of Cisco Academy; and explained how UCP is going to adjust their curriculum for Cisco Academy to function properly. Courses like Entrepreneurship to be added in pertinent departments with the cooperation of Cisco.

Mr. Mohamed Jinini, Regional Head Cisco Academy then thanked the UCP faculty for their generosity. He accentuates the role of Cisco by sharing the fact that 70%of the devices connected to the internet are Cisco made.

The academy is offering entry-level courses not only engineers but also for students of Law and Medicine, further added.

Cisco Academy offers 20 courses in different categories like exploratory courses, cybersecurity courses and market certifications (advanced courses).

Students qualified for advanced coursed should be at least in their current year. Students with advanced certification can apply for jobs directly after certifications. While no official fees were discussed during the event.

The prices usually charged for the certifications offered by Cisco Academy:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (Routing & Switching) 15,000/-
  • Cisco Certified Network 9Professional (Routing & Switching) 15,000/-
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (Security) 10,000/-
  • Cisco Academy Instructor(CCNA) (Cisco Certified Network Associate) 45,000/-
  • Cisco Academy Instructor (CCNP) (Cisco Certified Network Professional) 45,000/-

Mr. Jinini concluding saying that meeting scheduled with HEC for a re-launch program to create more job opportunities in Pakistan with Cisco.

This is the right time for Pakistani market to use such a platform and reinforce the skill-set of youth in order to break through the tech market.

Cisco’s current investments in this podium are around $200 million. Cisco reserved to invest 2/3 of their revenue in such opportunities to make it their way of giving back to the community.

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Cancer Research Center Soon erect at Punjab varsity

A two day Group of Intellectuals and Researchers of Pakistan (GRIP’s) second international symposium held at Punjab University Faisal Auditorium with reference to cancer sciences, pharmaceutical, research, oncology, food-agricultural sciences and technology by national and international organizations.

Cancer Research Center Soon erect at Punjab varsity

The symposium, exhibition jointly structured by Group of Intellectuals and Researchers of Pakistan (GRIP), Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, Punjab Food Authority, Punjab Health Department, Surgical Oncology Society, various pharmaceutical companies academic and research institutions.

Professor Niaz Ahmad Punjab University Vice Chancellor has announced to establish cancer research center at Punjab University. A welcoming sign that academia and industry were joining hands in this regard.

Prof Niaz added that there was need of working against cancer at national level and it is the obligation of the institutions of research and higher erudition to dole out humanity.

Higher authorities are obliged to work for providing reasonably priced medicine to cure such diseases to put a stop to severe hazards. He appreciated the efforts of Dr Zeeshan Danish for launching Pakistan Cancer Awareness Program (P-CAP) to create awareness among people adjacent to the disease.

Dr Zeeshan Danish chief organizer, Dr Hamid Saeed, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt, Institute of Agricultural Sciences Director Prof Dr Saleem Haider, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tahseen Zameer, senior faculty members, legislative body of diverse pharmaceutical companies and manufacturing institutions and a bulky number of students were there on the international symposium.

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Co2 Smart Executive Club launched at NED University

“CO2 Smart Executive Club” initiative launched at NED University of Engineering and Technology by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail aimed to demonstrate the effects of plantation in real time to ensure oxygen friendly environment.

Co2 Smart Executive Club launched at NED University

The Geo-tagging technology for plantation would be ensured to keep a watch on the saplings planted under “The carbon dioxide (CO2) smart Executive club.”

The smart executive club is working on devising a method under Geo-tagging technology to ballpark proportion of oxygen and carbon dioxide in dissimilar areas of the city and consequently by planting more saplings in carbon dioxide CO2 condensed areas to make sure oxygen friendly environment.

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Imran Ismail prominence the Clean and Green Pakistan initiative of the present government that lessens the unpleasant climate change and global warming effects in the country.

He further added that the subject matter and the unique move were of major worth and also very close to the accomplishments of the government. The generation and sharing of knowledge on this count is absolutely going to get better prospects of the country.

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DOU Signed between HEC & CAS on Earth Sciences

Confer to the establishment of Pak-China Research Centre on Earth Sciences Document of Understanding (DOU) was signed between Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan with an aim to improve resilience to natural hazards.

DOU Signed between HEC & CAS on Earth Sciences

Delegation of Chinese Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment visited Pakistan to discussed DOU. The CPJRC anticipated to have a Board of Governors who’s Co-Chairmen would be President CAS and Chairman HEC.

Chengdu-based Professor Yu Lei admired Pakistan government’s efforts in strengthening academic research and scientific ties between the two countries. Professor Lei emphasized that CAS planned to endow CPJRC with a modern and technically-advanced infrastructure with a cutting-edge lab having supercomputers and hi-tech facilities housed in it.

Mudassir Tipu, highlighted the China-Pakistan Joint Research Centre on Earth Sciences (CPJRC) that play a significant role in promoting safety, security, and resilience of the projects and will also help acquire strongest bond between academic and scientific community.

According to the conditions of DOU Pakistani students will be encouraged to embark on higher studies and advanced research in China on spirited basis. Furthermore, DOU will create opportunities for ensuing applied research between educational institutions of two countries.

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