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Overture
Letter from the Editor CONTENTS
Events
4-5

Tech-Talk
6-7

Cover
IEEE, NUST Olympiad

8-9

Expressions
10-11

In memory of those who left us


13

People
Interview with Brig Dr Younus Javed
14

P a r e n t - Te a c h e r
Meeting
On 12th June 2009, a Parent-
Teacher Meeting was held at
the College of E&ME.

While the idea made sense at


school level, we were not com-
pletely sure if it did at the col-
lege and university level, so we
sought your opinion on the mat-
ter.

Should there be Parent-


Teacher Meetings?

The results on the left are based


on the replies of students from
the College to whom we posed
Your articles, news and reviews for the the question.
next publication as well as ideas for im-
provement in Campbuzz, are welcome
at campbuzz@ceme.edu.pk Should there be Parent-Teacher Meetings?

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The Buzz...
"EARTH DAY" AND OUR
INITIATIVE
FUND RAISING FOR
IDP’S
On 22nd April 2009, the world celebrated "Earth Day". The Environ-
Recognizing the need for action students of our
ment Club, which is an initiative by the students to work for the bet-
terment of the environment, sought to make use of this landmark day college started the collection of fund s for the
to start an effort for paper recycling. Trees are vital to life, and the Internally Displaced Persons of Swat. As in the
more paper we use, the more trees are cut down every day, which is case when our brethren in Quetta needed our help
why it makes sense to recycle and use the paper that is to be dis- on account of the Earthquake, everyone stepped
carded anyway. From 2.30 pm onwards, students gathered to make up to help in whatever little way they could. Sev-
special bins just for paper to be thrown in; paper to be recycled eral collection points were set up around the col-
would be collected in this way. We toiled in the ASG lawn, using for
lege to collect the funds which would later be
our purpose simple cardboard boxes, some green crepe paper and a
few scissors. Although the response of the students in general was transferred to those in need of them. So far funds
poor, the few who were involved in the affair worked with high spir- in excess of 150,000 have been collected in under
its, they knew they were doing something good, and even if their ten days. This is a remarkable figure and one can
work would not garner any acclaim, at least their consciences would only laud the response of the college community,
be clear, because they did their bit. It is hoped that this humble effort students and teachers alike, for donating so much,
goes some way towards making our college more environmentally so generously. All the volunteers involved also
friendly.

Plantation Drive at EME


June 29: Trees are the nature’s greatest gift to mankind, their depletion
has caused changes causing global consequences. To ensure the sustain-
ability of the ecosystem more and more plantations are required particu-
larly in Pakistan. First time ever in history of EME the students partici-
pated in the tree plantation activity arranged by Environment Club. The
college was given a gift of 400 saplings by the president Pakistan Horti-
culture Society, Maj. General Islamullah (R) out of which the college
handed over almost
150 saplings at the
role of Environment
for Plantations by
students.

The plantation drive


was inaugurated
through the planta-
tion by the comman-
dant EME College,
Maj. Gen. Muham-
mad Shahid (SI) fol-
lowed by the plantations by Dean Brig. Abdul Ghafoor and the
HODs. These saplings were planted around all departments and
hostels including the girls’ hostel. It is hoped that in coming years
more and more students will get involved in the plantation activi-
ties, recognizing the blessings of them, in near future.

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In issue 28, Head of Mechanical Engineering
Department, Dr Afzaal Malik’s demand as a Live from IIT, India
mentor for students seeking to carry out re-
search was mentioned. Only recently, another
student from IIT, Kanpur also expressed inter- Respected Prof. Malik ,
est in carrying out research under Dr Malik.
Dr. Malik was kind enough to share the con-
I am a third year(Btech-Mtech Dual Degree) undergraduate en-
tents of the e-mail with us, and we reproduce it gineering student in Mechanical Engineering Department from
below for our readers. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur(India). I am very much
interested in the following areas:
1. Advanced Manufacturing Processes
TWIN CITY BASKETBALL 2. Nuclear technology
AND FOOTBALL 3. Design and Graphics
4. Multiphase flow
TOURNAMENT
As for now, I would like to pursue my further studies(PhD)after
my M.tech.
Another opportunity for the Football and Basketball in the field of Mechanical Engineering and right now I am look-
lovers, TWIN CITIES GALA EME College, a Mega ing forward to gain abetter insight into the research aspects of
Event in which all most all the universities of the the field.
Twin Cities participated including Bahria University, I have a three month summer vacations coming up starting from
International Islamic University, Al Shifa Medical the first week of May and I am looking forward for an intern-
College and all the Constituent Colleges of NUST ship (from May to July 2009) so as to gain a better understand-
based in Twin Cities. The EME College Teams of
ing of the field.
scored ranks in their respective games. Both the Foot-
ball and Basketball Teams of EME College got to the
I am writing this mail to inquire about the possible internship
Finals while Final match of Football was dominated
opportunities under you.I would like to convey that I have gone
by Islamic International University and Bahria Uni-
versity Reigned Supreme in Basketball. SAS (Sports
through your publication Analysis of circumferentially arc
And Adventure Society) deserves our applause for welded thin-walled cylinders to investigate the residual
hosting such a Prestigious Event. stress fields and it left me fascinated.I am convinced that given
a chance to work under you as an intern, I would learn a lot.

I am attaching my curriculum vitae along with this application.


Kindly have a look at my academics, project and professional
courses undertaken and let me know of the chances of getting
an internship under you. In case you are unable to take an intern
this year, I request you to please forward my application or di-
rect me to some of your colleague who would be interested in
taking an intern this summer in the fields mentioned.I would be
glad to provide more information about my background or
skills.
Football Winners - IIU Islamabad
Thank you for your time and patience.
YOUNG TALENT OF EME Looking forward to hearing from you

EME College has found an energetic youth, an asset Yours Sincerely,


of Jauhar company, Omar Siddique , a renowned
striker of Degree 30 , has proved his worth in recent VIKASH KUMAR
football competition of TWIN CITIES FOOTBALL 3rd Year Undergraduate
GALA. His skills and unwavering spirit lead the foot-
ball team of E.M.E College to the final round. He re- Mechanical Engineering Department
mained the top scorer of the tournament .A marvelous Indian Institute of Technology
hat rick by him would be remembered for a long time. Kanpur-India
Well Done!

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Tech-talk
Performance Efficiency and Security Enhancement
Techniques for Wireless Networks.
AAQIF AFZAAL ABBASI
Faculty Member
Department of Mechatronics Engineering

Mr. Aaqif Afzaal Abbasi joined NUST in 2008 and is performing duties at Mechatronics Engineering Department as Faculty
member. He holds Masters Degree in IT with focus on Telecommunication and Networks.

Wireless Networks are being widely used by fixed and mobile less LAN (or WLAN). Most routers come with a default SSID.
users such as cellular networks for mobile phones and Wireless Changing the SSID doesn't actually prevent anyone from access-
Local Area Networks (WLANs) etc. Wireless network services ing your network, but a default SSID indicates a poorly config-
involve video downloading, streaming, and conferencing etc. ured network, and it is much more likely to be attacked. Hence
Users in a wireless network communicate each other through the the SSID must be changed during router configuration.
open air that unauthorized users can intercept content transmis-
sions or attackers can inject malicious content or penetrate the
network and impersonate legitimate users. This intrinsic nature of 4. Blocking Service Set Identifier (SSID)
wireless networks has several specific security implications. Sen-
sitive and valuable video content must be encrypted to safeguard Routers broadcast the SSID so that devices on the network may
confidentiality and integrity of the content and prevent unauthor- know about the WLAN they are trying to access. Broadcasting
ized consumption. Therefore a wireless data channel or path is SSID gives an intruder the name of your router and therefore
prone to dangers. For this purpose, several ways have been possible access to your connection. For this purpose, the avail-
adopted to lessen the security loopholes in wireless networks. able option of allowing the router to not accept the "any" SSID
Some of these techniques are mentioned; should be turned off. This means a network is in closed environ-
ment and perfect for usage.
1. Frequently Changing the Administrator Account Password
All wireless router manufacturers supply a simple way of access- 5. MAC Address Filtering
ing web pages to access the router and make changes to its set-
tings. For this purpose, a username and password are required for Media Access Control (MAC) address is also called unique/
entry. By frequently changing the username and the password, physical or hardware address of a computing device. Addressing
makes it more difficult for a hacker to gain access to your router a computer on a network should be done on MAC or fixed ad-
and to change its settings. So, Administrator password should be dresses basis as it would reduce any intruder or nomad computer
changed frequently. trying to gain network access.

2. Using Encryption Keys

Wireless routers have the ability to encrypt data packets that are
transmitted and received across it. This requires the devices on
the wireless network to have encryption option turned on. A good
wireless router usually allows up to 128-bit encryption. The lar-
ger the encryption bit, the difficult is to break it. The encryption
is changed to lower levels if one or more devices on the network
do not support 128-bit encryption. So sometimes we sacrifice
because of low encryption capability in certain devices. The
router and all devices have to be set to what the lowest device
supports. One should opt for minimum 128-bit encryption and
find a way to upgrade the equipments as to avoid any problems.

3. Change the Service Set Identifier (SSID)

The Service Set Identifier (SSID) is used for identifying the wire-
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6. Avoiding Dynamic IP Addresses

In most of the routers, IP addresses are assigned through the built


in Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). This feature
allows IP addresses to be assigned to the devices by the router.
This functionality in a wireless network can be dangerous. If eve-
rything else fails such as MAC address filtering and encryption,
an attacker can gain an IP address from which he/she can initiate
an attack. One should disable this feature. There are several ad-
dress ranges that can be used for private networks such as
192.168.0.x or 10.0.0.x. So one can pick a range and then assign
an address for each device.

7. Wireless Router Installation Position


A normal good capacity wireless router may provide you a range
of up to 1,000 feet. One should direct antennas towards network
Integrity without knowledge is weak and use-
utilization area. The suitable area of placing wireless router may less, while knowledge without integrity is dan-
be any place that is open and with out obstacles. One must protect
the Wireless Router from Electricity Fluctuations and Electro- gerous and dreadful. Samuel Jackson
magnetic radiations.

BLOGGING 101 NS Zain Mustafa


DE 29-CE
Blogging 101 was an initiative by ICTEC (Information Commu- media on web. The other guest for case study, Faheem was a pro-
nication Technology and Entrepreneurship club) to expose eme- fessional in Search Engine Optimization from Islamabad. His
nents to the fast expanding web culture. The main attraction of Blog, www.paperpk.com, is a simple yet successful implemen-
the event was the guest speaker, Badar Kushnood, currently the tation of the idea of uploading paper Ads onto the web.
country advisor to Google for Pakistan. So powerful were his
words that by the time the event ended, every attendee had his Blogging 101 was a Red Bull sponsored event. Halfway though
mind set to open his own blog as soon as possible, myself in- the event, the Red Bull team served the addressees with a can
cluded. each, stirring up more energy in an already enthusiastic audience.

Badar started off with some videos and statistics on slides. As the event approached its end, all three guests positioned them-
Amongst the many statistics displayed, Pakistan was shown as selves onto the stage and invited queries from the audience,
the world’s 3rd largest country in terms of broadband usage, just which battered them with questions ranging all over Badar’s talk.
above India and the 4rth largest in term of mobile phone usage, The event ended in an atmosphere of high energy and enthusi-
just below India. Badar then continued on to introduce ways for asm.
programmers to get projects off the web and earn money through
them. He was very interactive with the audience, and involved
them throughout the event. Continuing on, he departed various
invaluable tips and tricks for bloggers to boost their popularity on
the web. He comprehensively discussed how to use services such
as Insight, Google Alerts and SCO to your Blog’s advantage, but
perhaps his most meticulous discussion was pertained to the
Google Ad sense service and the Pay per Click (PPC) concept.
This was the focal point of the event, as Badar showed the audi-
ence how easy and simple it was to earn money off the web.
Along Badar, guests to the event were Haris Nadeem and Faheem
Mumtaz. These two were invited by Badar as success stories for
blogging in Pakistan for the event. Haris, a 1st year FSC student
from Lahore is a blogger who owns www.sizzledcore.com, left
the audience in awe just by revealing that he earns an average
$4000 a month, and has worked for CNN as a reporter, all cour-
tesy of his Blog. A minor as yet, Haris was a standing example of
the outstanding potential within Pakistan towards development of Group photo of attendees with guests
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IEEE and IEEE-CEME Highlights
Time of Celebration for IEEE
The Institute of Electrical and wide scope and interests over the years,
Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the has attracted members from disciplines
world’s leading technical professional as diverse as biology, physics, mathe-
organisation with around 375,000 mem- matics, mechanical and civil engineer-
bers in 160 countries, largest than any ing. The organisation offers various
other technical professional organisa- membership levels some of which are
tion, celebrated its 125th anniversary this IEEE student/graduate student, IEEE
May 13. Yet this wasn’t the end but a member and IEEE senior member. At
beginning to the jubilation as IEEE college and university level, IEEE stu-
branches all over the world will be cele- dent branches through out the world
brating these ‘125 Years of Engineering provide its members several educational,
the Future’ through out the year ‘09. technical, and professional benefits via
Although primarily formed as a projects, activities, meetings, tours and
technical platform for electrical, elec- field trips.
tronics, computer engineers and com-
puter scientists, IEEE, because of its

IEEE CEME Student Branch Activities


The pioneer student branch of college speed programming and speed
Islamabad section formed in year 2000, wiring competition and received im-
IEEE CEME student branch revibrated mense participation. It was the prize
in late 2007 and since then it has hosted distribution ceremony of these competi-
a number of seminars, career counsel- tions that IEEE-CEME officially
Mr. Aamir Jillani, Chairperson Electronic Communi-
ling sessions and workshops by note- launched its membership drive, offering cation, IEEE Islamabad Section, highlighting IEEE
worthy professionals such as Mr. Veqar Emenents a 50% discount on the IEEE membership benefits during the membership drive
seminar at EME
ul Islam, Nokia Siemens Country Direc- student membership fee of $25. In addi-
tor of Pakistan and M Zubair Shafiq, an tion to such regular activities, this year
EME alumnus and project manager at the branch invited students to take active NSEECS, offering participants another
NUCES with more than 20 peer-review part in IEEE 125th anniversary celebra- IEEE membership benefit in the form of
conference/journal publications to date tions such as the official celebration on college funding half of their registration
time and again. The branch also con- May 13 as well as NUST Olympiad and fees in the latter case.
ducted the EME’S first ever intra- Pakistan Student Congress by IEEE-

QUICK FACTS
 IEEE’s current president is Dr  There are a total of 329 sec-  There are as many as 1,789
John R Vig tions in R1-10 student branches in 80 coun-
 It has more than 375,000 mem-  Pakistan has got 3 IEEE sec- tries
bers in more than 160 countries tions, Islamabad Lahore and  IEEE-CEME office bearers are
 It has more than 80,000 student Karachi section Dr. Mojeeb bin Ihsan as Coun-
members  Each section has many student sellor, Sidrah Liaqat as Advi-
 There are ten IEEE geographic branches sor, Malik Kamran Iqbal as
regions worldwide, R1-10  IEEE CEME student branch
Chairperson, S Matih Abbas as
 IEEE in Pakistan falls into R10 falls under Islamabad Section
General Secretary.

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Cover story
By Rabia Maqbool

Emenents mark the NUST Olympiad — Successes in a Row


NUST Olympiad, May 29-31, 28 CE and Saad Shakeel 28 CE was
conducted as part of IEEE 125th anniver- held third best in Technology idea for
sary celebrations by the IEEE NSEECS Pakistan competition.
student branch also turned out to be a The artist who was declared
time of jubilation for Emenents as they NUST Gulgee was yet another Emenent
kept hitting the honor roll in nearly all Razi Ullah 28 EE, this being Razi’s sec-
of the competitions the Olympiad ex-
ond achievement after his wire sculpture
tended.
At the technical front, Wasif was awarded second best in GIKI’s All
Adnan 28 EE and Mirza Ahsan Jalil 28 Pakistan NAQSH Arts Gala '09 this
EE won the speed programming compe- April. The Olympiad closed with yet
Child labor — the sketch by Razi Ullah that won him tition with Mohsin Mukhtar 29 EE and another victory for EME, this time in E-
the title ‘NUST Gulgee’ Hasaan Saadat 29 EE as runner ups of gaming, falling in the hands of a team of
the same competition. The best circuit M. Hammad 27EE, Abdur Rafay 27EE,
designing award went to Razi Ullah 28
Salman Malik 27EE, Awais Jillani
PSC ‘09 and IEEE- EE and Saad Bin Nasir 28 EE while Ali
Salahuddin 29 EE and Sohaib Afzal 29 27ME, Adeel Shaukat 27EE, Faraz Ah-
med 27EE and Omer Abdullah 30EE.
EE secured second place in speed wir-
CEME Representation ing. Likewise, the idea by Anis Ud Din

IEEE Jubilations — The Emenents’ Manner


May 29-31, Emenents repre-
sented IEEE-CEME in Pakistan Student The IEEE CEME student a Windows OS background, with Linux
Congress (PSC) ‘09, IEEE-Pakistan’s branch has organised an introductory which is a Unix based OS. A talk on
biggest event of the year, held at workshop on Linux by Mr. Rao Nazar emerging technologies by eminent pro-
NSEECS. The three day congress con- Iqbal, a Red Hat and CISCO certified IT fessionals like Prof Dr Aamer Iqbal
sisting of motivational seminars, leader- specialist, on June 13 as part of its IEEE Bhatti (MAJU), Assoc Prof Dr Shoab A
ship workshop, group discussions as 125th anniversary celebrations. The Khan (NUST EME) and Asst Prof Dr
well as fun activities was host to around workshop with its 6-hrs lab session will Kanwar Faraz (NUST EME) will follow
hundred participants representing several familiarize the participants, mostly from the workshop.
IEEE student branches from all across
Pakistan. Furthermore, the Chairperson
IEEE-CEME enlightened the partici- IEEE-CEME’s Logo Design Competition
pants of the branch’s major activities
over the last year besides giving them Offering a certificate and a
highlights on upcoming events, particu- prize of Rs. 1000 to the winner, the
larly those concerning the IEEE 125th IEEE CEME student branch logo design
anniversary celebrations at EME. On the competition is open to all Emenents.
whole, Pakistan Student Congress was a The winning design will be announced
good illustration of the strong and di- at the closing of the Linux workshop on
verse network that all IEEE members are June 13 and thereafter it will be used on
part of as it provided a platform to par- all of branch’s publications.
ticipants to share their experiences and IEEE-CEME representatives at Pakistan Student
Designs can be mailed at competi-
extend friendship to others with similar Congress ‘09
tions@ieee.ceme.edu.pk before 12th
interests beyond regional boundaries.
June 2009.
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Expressions
Let Love in GC Rhimmel Azeem
DE 29-MTS
I didn’t know how to worship; God, if you don’t love Him, you are just hitting your head on the
Until I knew how to love. floor. It shouldn’t be the fear but the love that should take you to
the prayer mat, it should be the love that should help you raise
I wonder how can people say that they don’t believe in love when your hands for asking, the love of having more to love the people
it was the love that helped their mothers to carry them in their around you, the God above you, to work like you are going to
bellies for nine months, our leaders spend sleepless nights work- live a hundred years, the time you decide to spend with your
ing, lead our soldiers sacrifice their lives for the freedom of our friends and capture all those memories, the compromise for each
country, when millions cried on Pakistani team losing the world other when you overlook the flaws and bear them for all the good
cup and it is the love that’s making the world go round and round things and still live together, to show that this life matters to you
or it would have collapsed long ago. so you can have more and another chance to make it right and do
it better than the previous day; the hope when you look forward
Why cant some people see it… when it’s all around us and they for the next day to come and when you stand on the battle field; it
still say that they don’t believe in it. It’s always the love when should not be for the money or that its your job but the love for
one friend compromises something for a friend. your country, the respect for the blood of millions who shed it for
its freedom .
Love has many disguises, but it’s us who have to recognize it. Its
in the shape of a friend when he cant enjoy without you, a teacher So open your heart, remove the armor that you are wearing,
when he gets worried if you are not doing well, a brother to stand throw that veil off your face and let love in… let it in… let it
for you if you are in trouble, a worried mother if you're not feel- wash all over your body and just go with the flow. You wouldn’t
ing well, a providing father when you need something, a helping regret on a single mistake made while you are in love. Because
sister when you're feeling hungry or a husband or a wife when he its only one life you get, one chance to make it all happen
or she waits to see your face again.
Because we die only once;
If it was not the love of God for his beloved Prophet (P.B.U.H) And for such a long time.
… this world wouldn’t be in existence in the first place.
I'm not Saying "BYE BYE" to Thee
It’s the love for ourselves that we study, work and try to survive
PC Arsalam Amer Qazi
for we are addicted to keep feeling the life around us. It’s the love
DE 30-EE
that makes two complete strangers turn into a bond of relation-
ship. It was the love that led to the biggest war in history, "The Now that you're going from here,
Trojan War"… if it was not love then why the taj mahal was But, in fact, you'll still remain here,
built…??? But that would be just for me to see,
Coz in my heart there's just room for thee.
"It’s not always that we find someone to love so we can
complete ourselves; I wished for fun, that I had, some,
But all was fun, when you had come.
But it's to share our incompleteness…"
So that I could live the time,
Love may be cruel, it may make your heart bleed, your soul Without you, I’ll become a lime!!!
weep, your body a living wreck, your conscience doomed, your
mind insane but once you have tasted it, you'll be ready for your Will you look just once at me?
heart to be ripped apart a thousand times, your soul shatter a mil- Smile, and say "GOOD BYE" to me?
lion times and your eyes weep rivers of tears… for the ecstasy of You had always ignored me,
love is so far beyond measure…so high that your words fall silent But this time don’t do this to me,
in front of them and you just become numb in the pleasure of it. Coz I want to live the rest,
The part of life, that is left.
So what I ask of you is that if its not love… what are you living
for, why are you wasting your energy in all the work, who are But help me O! My life is you!
I'm not saying "BYE BYE" to you!
you earning it all for, why are you still friends, why do you still
live together, why do you play or enjoy your time, why do you Coz I will die if I would see,
wait for the next day, why do you look forward for the things and You, ever, going away from me.
events that lay ahead, why do you stand on the borders and are You are going from this town,
ready to take the next bullet right on your chest??? May you get a beautiful crown
But you'll always stay in me,
If you can’t love then I wonder how you bow down in front of Coz I'm not saying "BYE BYE" to thee!
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MY SCIENCE OF SELF CONFIDENCE
GC SAQIB AHMED
DE 28-MTS

“The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self confi-
dence, bravery and tenacity.”

(Mahatma Gandhi)

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of can be learned and built on. And, whether you’re working on
our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Sadly, this can your own self-confidence or building the confidence of people
be a vicious circle: People who lack self-confidence can find it around you, it’s well-worth the effort! All other things being
difficult to become successful. equal, self-confidence is often the single ingredient that distin-
guishes a successful person from someone less successful.
After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that's being
pitched by someone who was nervous, fumbling and overly Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: Your be-
apologetic. havior, your body language, how you speak, what you say, and so
on. Look at the following comparisons of common confident
On the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who behavior with behavior associated with low self-confidence.
spoke clearly, who held his or her head high, who answered ques- Which thoughts or ac-
tions assuredly, and tions do you recognize
who readily admitted Self-Confidence Low Self-Confidence in yourself and people
when he/she did not around you? SOME
know something. Doing what you believe to be right, Governing your behavior based on
even if others mock or criticize you VERY IMPORTANT
what other people think.
for it. COMPARISONS:
Self-confident people
inspire confidence in
Being willing to take risks and go the Staying in your comfort zone, fearing As you can see from
others: Their audience, these examples, low
extra mile to achieve better things. failure and so avoid taking risks.
their peers, their self-confidence can be
bosses, their customers, Admitting your mistakes and vowing Working hard to "COVER UP" mis- self-destructive, and it
and their friends. Gain- to learn from them. takes and praying that you can fix the often manifests itself as
ing the confidence of problem before anyone is the wiser. negativity. Self-
others is one of the key confident people are
Waiting for others to congratulate you Extolling your own virtues as often as
ways in which a self-
on your accomplishments. possible to as many people as possible. generally more positive
confident person finds – they believe in
success. Accepting compliments graciously. Dismissing compliments offhandedly. themselves and their
“Thanks, I really worked hard on “Oh that prospectus was nothing abilities, and they also
The good news is that that prospectus. I’m pleased you rec- really, anyone could have done it.”
believe in the wonders
self-confidence really ognize my efforts.”

The Adorned Rose


GC M.Saeed Raja
DE28 MTS
While in heaven,birds and flowers paramour; With brightest sunshine round thee spread;
Winter in the garland wears; Of spring's unclouded weather;
The frost of subdued snow on thy face;
The Eglantine with dew showers How bright that heaven-directed forehead,
Her tuneful adoration,her smile:
Proud as rainbow spanning half the vale; Like a jubilant wave on her petals;
Its "FRAGRANCE" has been,a fountain at my fond's heart O! her Eminence of beauty, I submit:
door;
Whose only passion was to flow; With cold beads of morning dew;
Of its own bounty,or my need; Sprinkled like diamonds on her face;
And the winter snow surrounds her;
Beneath these fruit-tree boughs that shed; Like the crimson-hue of clouds by the evening sun;
Their snow white blossoms on thy head;

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Seminar on
“GREEN TECHNOLOGIES”
presented by
Society of Automotive Engineers SAE 

The hype about “Going Green” and all analogous things is around In his address,
us every time. We can no longer expect the return of the pristine Dr. Mirza Jamil
environment that existed in the early history of mankind. The im- Yusaf encom-
portant question is whether or not the benefits of modern technolo-
passed various
gies outweigh their adverse effects. The need for reducing all sorts
of emissions and contamination has become indispensible. Keep- green technolo-
ing this in mind, Society of Automotive Engineers – SAE NUST gies including
Student Chapter under the supervision of Faculty Advisor, SAE hydrogen fuel
Col. Ikhlaq Khattak arranged a seminar on “Green Technologies” cells, PV cells,
on May 12, 2009. Dr. Mirza Jamil Yusaf, MD, Green Technolo- ethanol fuel and
gies, Islamabad was invited to deliver a succinct lecture emphasiz- all other alterna-
ing the need to use alternate fuels.
tive fuels. He
gave a brief description of all the technologies, how they are
produced, the pros and cons of every method and how they can
be molded to suit the needs of Pakistan in particular and that of
our globe in general. Q&A session took place after the lecture
was over.

The ASG lecture hall was choke-a-block with students


from all Degrees and Departments. The whole faculty of DME
and a number of master students also attended the seminar. The
ceremony was formally opened by President SAE, Salman Mah- In the end, Vice President SAE, Mian Hashaam Sadiq (DE-27
mood Khawaja (DE-27 ME) with a welcome speech highlighting MTS) gave concluding words. He then invited HOD, Depart-
salient features of SAE Student Chapter, intended events and brief ment of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Afzaal Malik on stage to
introduction about honorable guest speaker. present souvenir to the guest. Dr. Afzaal Malik also addressed
the gathering and appreciated SAE, Student Chapter of NUST,
for organizing the event. Then the faculty, master students and
appointments of SAE were ushered to ANTE Room for hi- tea.

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Those who left us...
The dawn of the 26th of May, 2009 brought extremely shocking is stable and recovering at a fast pace.
news to the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering as
two of its brilliant students, Hassan Ishtiaq and Waqas Chaudhry, The funeral prayers of Hassan Ishtiaq and Waqas Chaudhry were
both of them from the Mechanical Engineering Department, left offered in Lahore. A bus from EME College carrying a number
this world after a tragic traffic accident in Islamabad. of students and faculty members went to Lahore to attend the
funeral prayers.
Hassan Ishtiaq was a final
year student at the College. A wreath on behalf of the
He died on the spot. Commandant, EME Col-
lege was also laid at their
Waqas Chaudhry was seri- graves.
ously injured in the accident,
and was rushed to the Paki- All the students and the
stan Institute of Medical Sci- faculty members who
ences (PIMS) where he knew the two held them in
fought courageously for life, high esteem, and that they
but lost this battle with death. are no longer with us
leaves us in a cloud of
Accompanying them was gloom.
another student of final year
from the Mechanical Engi- We pray that their souls
neering Department, Rehan rest in eternal peace and
Zahid, who also suffered se- their families have the pa-
vere injuries, but by the tience to bear this irrepara-
Grace of Allah Almighty, he ble loss.

Hassan Ishtiaq (left) and Waqas Chaudhry (right) pictured together


during their trip to Shinkiari

Zameen Kha Gaye Naujawan Kaisay Kaisay


By Hasan Javed Goreja
DE-27 ME

It was the attendace time again but somehow I didn't really cleared their second year if Hassan wouldn't have helped
look forward to that. Perhaps because I was afraid to accept them. This doesn't meas that he was a partypooper. Whether it
the reality or perhaps I was being unrealistic. But then, I had was the funfair, or some get-together, he made the most of it
to admit it. The name which preceded mine won't be called and was prominenetly involved.
and it happened so. The teacher suddenly called my name and
I souted 'yes sir' like a pre-programmed robot. The name On the other, Waqas Chaudhry did not have studies at the top
which the teacher skipped was that of Hasan Ishtiaq. of his priority list - just like most of EMEnents and even this
scribe. He was more of a happy-go-lucky sort of a person and
Hassan Ishtiaq and Waqas Chaudhary were the two young I don't feel any hesitation in calling him a typical Lahorite. In
boys which lost their lives in a car accident in Islamabad in a group, it was the jovial attitude and an air of indiffernce in
the wee hours of morning of 26th May - two days before his attitude which made his presence felt. He never left any of
Youm-e-Taqbeer. Both were from Lahore and What a fine the function or gathering without adding his colour to it. He
breed of men they both belonged to. Hassan was a very intel- would narrate his mischievious incidents for hours at stretch,
ligent and studious boy having a CGPA of 3.5+ unlike the without
usual high scorers who locked themselves in their rooms in letting our imagination drift away. He was indeed one of a
exam season. He would help everyone and anyone kind.
in exam season even when he himself was only satisfactorily
prepared. A night before exams, I asked him for his selfless But now as both of them lay beneath the sod, we can only
attitude. He rose his head, gave me a tiny smile and went back pray that may Allah fogive their sins, bring solace to their
to teaching some of his class mates. There are plenty of peo- families and loved ones and provide comfort to them in the
ple in DE 27 Mechanical who claimed that they wouldn't have life here after. Amen.

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PEOPLE
Brig Dr M Younus Javed
HOD Computer Department

Dr Younus Javed receiving the Best University


Teacher Award for the year 2008, from Chairman
HEC, Dr Atta-ur-Rehman
Brig Dr M Younus Javed, HOD Computer Engineering, is
one of the first officers of corps of EME to do PhD, and is
among the pioneers of NUST. He is also the recipient of
HEC Best University Teacher Award. The Editor Camp-
buzz had a brief chit-chat with the learned figure.

Born on 3rd November 1958 in Bhimber, Javed also took the test, and was selected in designing curriculum, policies, NUST
Azad Kashmir, Dr Younus Javed remained for MS and PhD abroad. He joined the statutes and even PC-1 for the creation of
a student from 1st to 10th class in Gov- University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. Dur- NUST. Dr Muhammad Ali Maud, previous
ernment High School Dhandar Kalan, ing his PhD, he was twice honored for HOD Electrical, also played a very impor-
Bhimber. Right from the beginning, Dr outstanding research by being awarded the tant role in this regard.
Younus Javed was a brilliant student. In Overseas Research Student Award in 1989
his matriculation in 1974, he secured 2nd and 1990. Each year, he collected 6,400 Dr Younus Javed is a world-known re-
position in Mirpur Board; his score was pounds. It is noteworthy that students from searcher and has produced a massive 151
731/850, the most in the history of the 44 UK universities competed for the research papers, among which are 72 inter-
school. He continued to work hard, and in award. He completed his PhD in 1991, and national conference papers, 21 interna-
FSc he stood tallest in the Mirpur Board in his research was focused on Adaptive and tional journal papers, 12 home journal pa-
1976. Predictive Modeling for Comm Systems. pers and 46 home conference papers.

He found his way to UET Lahore, the Interestingly, after his PhD, he was asked The Computer Department has produced
stand-out Engineering institution in Paki- to take Captain to Major Promotion Exam two PhDs so far, and a third has almost
stan at that time, on open merit in 1977. He in 1992, which was quite trivial for him, completed, and their research work carries
went on to complete his degree in Electri- and he was crowned as Major on 9th Feb- on under the supervision of Dr Younus
cal Engineering in 1982, a year later than ruary 1992. He remained in the faculty of Javed. At present, 7 PhD students are
expected due to the Bhutto Hanging case Electrical Engineering Department till working under his supervision.
and the political turmoil at the time. He 1995. His efforts for the establishment of
secured a magnificent 82.11% score. Department of Computer Engineering Dr Younus Javed got married in 1983, and
started in 1993, and finally in 1996, BE is blessed with two sons and two daugh-
During his 3rd year of engineering, he was Computer Engineering was launched to ters. His elder son, Kashif Javed, is getting
selected as E-Cadet after going through cater for new technologies and the ever- almost over with his MS in Computer En-
ISSB in February 1979. In 1983, he joined increasing impact of computers in our gineering from KTH Sweden. His young-
OTS Mangla for six months military train- daily life. The Department took a very est son, Qaiser Javed who stood second in
ing, and was commissioned on 10th June humble start in Block 5 with only two of- NUST entry test, is a student of Army
1983. His first posting was to 51 EME fices and a lab, but it has come a long way, Medical College, and his pursuing MBBS.
Battalion, Peshawar as a Captain. He re- and today stands as a full-fledge depart- One of his daughters is a Lecturer at
mained Workshop Officer there from June ment with every facility, by the efforts of Bahria University, and has done MS in
1983 to March 1984. He did his YO from Dr Younus Javed and his dedicated team. Telecom and Network Engineering, while
March 1985 to June 1985, and then as- He took over as the Head of the Depart- his other daughter did MA English from
sumed the charge of 125 Infantry Work- ment in 1997, and the same year, he was NUML, and is currently working with
shop Company, EME Nowshera. promoted to the rank of Lt Colonel. He Zong Telecom.
was later promoted to the rank of Colonel
All Pakistan Open Merit Ministry of Sci- in July 2004, and Brigadier in July 2006. In his message to the students, he wants
ence and Technology Scholarship was them to work with full energy and dedica-
announced by the Government of Pakistan Dr Younus Javed is also one of the pio- tion so that they earn a good name for
for Higher Education in 1987. Dr. Younus neers of NUST, and has been instrumental themselves, their families and the country.
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SAS ADVENTURE WING BRINGS CampBuzz bids farewell to
WATER SPORTS
@ MANGLA members of the Editorial Board
20 - 21 JUNE 2009
GET YOURSELF REGISTER BEFORE 19 JUNE 2009

Newly Wed
Lab Technician Faiz Alam from the Department of Computer Rabia Maqbool Aneeqa Ishaq Uzair Sukhaira
Engineering has got married. The impressive marriage ceremony Co-Editor Assoc Editor Correspondent
took place on 24th May 2009, in Gilgit.
The Campbuzz Editorial team bids farewell to the DE-27 Edito-
The Campbuzz Editorial Board congratulates Mr. Faiz Alam on rial team members, which include NS Rabia Maqbool, Co-
his marriage, and wish him all the best. Editor Campbuzz, NS Aneeqa Ishaq, Associate Editor Camp-
buzz and NS Uzair Sukhera, Senior Correspondent Campbuzz.
Dutiful The graduating seniors completed their work on this issue,
which is the last issue which is being published under their guid-
Muhammad Mushtaq generally ance. Being the senior half of the Editorial team, they have
helped us a lot and put in great effort for improving the quality
known as Mushtaq Baba joined
and content of the college newsletter. It was in their tenure
EME College way back in Campbuzz was upgraded from a fortnightly grey scaled newslet-
1985.His dedicated services are ter to a monthly colored official college newsletter and maga-
spread over twenty four years. zine, which is now also being sent to other universities all across
Pakistan. Other great improvements include various content
He is a Mess Waiter and is run-
improvements and induction of student polls and other regular
ning the Tea Bar of Mechanical features which include more student interaction.
Engineering Department. The existing Campbuzz Editorial board is pleased to congratu-
Throughout his service, honesty late the graduating Editorial team members, and wishes them the
best of luck for all the future endeavors they may embark upon.
remained his principal and that
Good luck!

TRAINING SESSIONS FOR ALL FACULTY AND STAFF ON ISO


9001:2008 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDARD
Quality Management representative of the College, Professor and leading defense organization in the country to get certifica-
Brigadier Dr Nawar Khan conducted training sessions for all fac- tion on ISO 9001:2008 QMS. It may also be noted that this time,
ulty and staff members of the College on the following aspects of the complete College of E&ME, including both its academics and
ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) is the Aca- the military group are going to get the certification.
demic Studies Group Lecture Hall as under:
 Introduction to ISO 9001:2008, its clauses and documenta-
tion requirements on 18th February 2009
 Audits and its techniques on 25th February 2009
 Also, a special training session for only the top management
of the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineerging on
ISO 9001:2008 QMS was conducted at the Conference Hall
of the College on the same topics on 17th April 2009. Pro-
fessor Brigadier Dr Nawar Khan delivered the talk and car-
ried out a detailed discussion on each clause of the Quality
Management System standard. This interactive session was
most beneficial as a practical approach, and was adopted for
better understanding, implementation, documentation and
record-keeping.

College of E&ME is going to prove once again that it is the first

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Educational Trip Best Drill Instructor
As further testimony to the fact that EME College’s Mechanical Havaldar Tazir, EME, is one of the best drill instructors of Paki-
Engineering stands supreme in Pakistan, the Department recently stan Army. Under his training, the Nishter Company won the
organized a couple of educational trips for the students of the de- Drill Competition for the year 2009. In fact, due to the profes-
partment in its bid to link practice with theory. sionalism and commitment that Havaldar Tazir imparts, the
Nishter Company has won this title so many times.
On the 5th of June, an educational trip was organized in collabora-
tion with the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) to Military He was declared the Best Drill Instructor for 2009, and was hon-
Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, Rawalpindi. ored on the occasion by Major General Muhammad Shahid,
The students benefitted greatly by the experience during which Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military), Commandant College of Electrical
they were given an insight about the development of military vehi- and Mechanical Engineering, Rawalpindi.
cles in Pakistan, and the research and design activities underway.
Especially enthralling for the participants was a vehicle simulator The Editorial Board congratulates him on his achievement.
that simulated with remarkable detail the workings of battle tanks
and gunship helicopters. New at Campus
The next day, students of DE 29 (ME) were taken to the Heavy
Lecturer Junaid Arshad has recently
Mechanical Complex, Taxilla. It was a fantastic learning opportu-
joined the Department of Engineering
nity for them as they were able to relate the processes used in the
Management.
heavy industries with the things they had learnt from text-books
and course work. The students especially took note of the casting
Mr. Arshad did his Bachelors in Me-
and forging processes that were instrumental in making large gears
chanical Engineering from UET Tax-
and shafts for use in sugar and cement plants, and the assembly
ila in 2005, and Masters in Quality
techniques vital for boilers and pressure vessels.
and Operations Management from
Chalmers University of Technology,
The students were overjoyed to find out that real manufacturing
Sweden in 2008.
activities were underway in the country to boost our reliance on
locally developed technologies, and that the HMC, a public sector
The Editorial Board of Campbuzz welcomes Mr. Junaid Arshad
organization, stands a stalwart in this regard.
to the College.

BREAKTHROUGH INITIATIVE BY NUST


NS Muhammad Talha Aftab

People in all parts of the world are facing the brunt of the energy could be fulfilled by using solar collectors, installed at the roof.
crises. Fossil Fuels, once abundant, are now scarce and their de-
mand is ever rising. This has compelled us to venture into alter- Project Execution Team
native, renewable sources of energy, because the exponential Principal Investigator : Mr. Ahmed Sohail, CEME
depletion of fossil fuels has raised concerns about the availability Project Engineer : Mr Khurram Shahzad from NC
of viable sources of energy for generations to come. Lab Assistants : Mr Noor Muhammad
: Mr Muhammad Afzal
The most heavily used fuels for the purpose of obtaining energy Project Management/Adminstration: NUST Consulting (NC),
in Pakistan are oil and gas. We import 80% of our oil, which NUST
causes problems for us due to the fluctuating nature of its price in
the world market. The gas used is obtained from reserves in Paki- Performance Evaluation :Mr. Zia Ud Din, Faculty
stan but they are being fast depleted. For these reasons there is a & Commercialization Member, School of Mechanical
dire need to explore renewable sources of energy, such as solar & Manufacturing Engineering
energy. There have not been any significant initiatives taken in
this direction overall, so we can be proud of the fact that our very
own college, under the auspices of NUST, was involved in a Pakistan is a country blessed with sunlight round the year. Such
break-through of sorts, as far as using solar energy as an alterna- enterprises of making solar energy useful can be used in indus-
tive to fossil fuels is concerned. tries throughout Pakistan to curtail the consumption of our natu-
ral gas resources. The natural gas saved can be utilized in house-
holds instead. Conserving the little fuel we have and exploring
Siddiq Leather Works (SLW) located at Sheikhupura Road, La- new sources of energy is the way forward in this fast progressing
hore was selected for implementation of this project. The leather world. The job of engineers is perhaps to find solutions for all
factory used gas boilers to heat a certain amount of water for its problems existing and impending. It should be a source of pride
daily requirements. The NUST team with the help of funding for us that our university, and especially our college, the college
through the HEC, and the industry in question, successfully of E&ME, is taking a lead in crossing new thresholds in this
showed that about 40-50% of the total heating requirements regard.

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