Career Counseling Session Wednesday 6th April 2016 By Systems Limited

Systems Limited, first software house in Pakistan.

·         39+ years and still counting
·         World Wide Network
·         System Ideas lab to promote startups
·         Award winners by PASHA in various domains including HR and project management. 

In My Shoes Session by Saad Mehmood, Ali Goher

 He shared his story about making windows apps in Xamerin Studio. How he started off in second semester and learnt to know about C#. Till now his work knows no limits. He has been majorly working in game development and user interface. Earned well during his studies but wanted to do work more consistently than freelancing so he joined Systems Limited. He won various awards from Microsoft and also a tour to Microsoft headquarters. His book is anticipated to get published in coming September by Microsoft. He also guided the audience to polish their unique skills in technology and suggested few books involving:

·         Rip it up!
·         Lean startup
·         Programming Interviews exposed
·         The Google resume
·         Algorithms for interviews 

After the story the session ended by the Q and A’s session.



Fast sports Challenge 2016

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Fast sports Challenge has a history of bringing together sports personnel from all over Pakistan and being one of the most competitive sports forums of the country on 25th & 26th March 2016. This year's sports Challenge was no less, with over 500 participants and 11 sports, the executive body did justice to the legacy of the mega event. With sponsors like Tetra Pak, Monark , Mindravel interactive, the sports society was well prepared for the massive crowd.
Day 1 started with the registrations and preliminary rounds of each sports and tasty food stalls were set up like Menhattan Bites, Dunkin Donuts, Mini Treats and a special appearance by The Food Truck. Day 2 moved towards a few tougher matches as teams approached the quarter finals and the competition just kept getting tougher. The evening of the second day was celebrated by an amazing performance by Aima Baig, which was highly appreciated by a full auditorium, lots of hoots and a loud round of applause. Day 3 had the university grounds filled, as everyone watched an amazing show of talent in the semi finals and finals of all games. As an unfortunate event happened, the leading body enhanced security measures and held the closing ceremony as soon as possible. At the closing ceremony, winners were given trophies , Medals and shields. Our worthy sponsors and guests were also awarded with tokens of appreciations. Warm and delicious food was served subsequently.
This year's sports fest hosted a new sport, throw ball to inculcate the favourite games of school kids and the executive body decided on allowing Fast's female sports women to referee matches as well. A lot of effort from the sports society and great directions from the event head leads to the holistic success of Fast Sports Challenge 2016.

Inbox Technologies Recruitment Drive

March 30, 2016 (12:30 – 2:00 pm) Ma’am Rakhshanda HR Manager at Inbox technologies Gave a brief presentation about what Inbox tech is, about the happenings and their mode of work.

  • Dawood Group of Companies is the biggest philanthropist partner. 
  • They are actively working in 77+ cities. 
  • Above 1800 employees.
  • Major projects include software for Metro Lahore and PMLNs’ Laptop distribution scheme.
  • Their Domains involve latest technologies like cloud, security and networking and business productivity application services. 
Afterwards, she also gave Instructions about the test.
A 45 minutes General Aptitude test is conducted. The test was particularly for the CS and MS graduating batch.
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FAST National University hosted a mega Job Fair on the 22nd of March 2016. This fair was organized by the Career Counselling Society along with the Placement Office. With more than 90 companies in attendance, this fair brought together some of the biggest names in the industry. All day students dropped their CV’s and interacted with the various industry representatives to glean the all-important information about the market requirements from the students these days. The proud sponsors for this highly successful job fair were i2c,Square63, CureMD, Imanami, Techlogix, and Modemetric. In the closing ceremony following the Job Fair, the university director Dr Amjad Hussain, and the society president Ahmed Zia along with the esteemed chief guest Nabeel A Qadeer, the Joint Director Entrepreneurship PITB, presented the companies who attended the event with shields and certificates.


Secretary General FAST Receiving Medal from the President of Pakistan 

It is happily shared that Rana Ghulam Shabbir, Secretary General FAST has received "Sitara-i-Imtiaz" (a civil award of distinction) from the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 23rd of March 2016 in recognition of his long term services in community development, especially the establishment of many campuses of FAST - National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences. This is indeed a moment of pride for FAST-NU

23rd March 2016,Pakistan Day

This is to inform all concerned that FAST-NU, Lahore campus will remain closed on Wednesday March 23,2016 on account of Pakistan Day.

NetSol Talk organized by FIS

17th March 2016 in Old Auditorium Fast Innovation Society and Placement Office successfully organized and hosted "Techie Talk" conducted by NetSol Technologies Ltd. In the talk the representatives of the company conveyed the prestigious goal of the company and of course the famous clients they represent. Those students who were present there where also invited to visit NetSol Technologies Ltd.

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Character Day 2K16

The Character day was organized on March 2nd, 2016. Students of the graduating batch from all departments participated by dressing up as various characters. Students became Heroes, Disney characters, Movie characters etc. It was a well-arranged day in which students enjoyed the subject and it gave a break from the regular schedule. This also awoke creativity in the students and was well-enjoyed by everyone.


Cultural Day 2016

Cultural day was arranged for the students on March 9th, 2016. A large number of students participated and dressed up following different cultures across Pakistan and outside. The students dressed up as Balochi, Sindhi, Pakthuns, Punjabi, Arabi, etc. Peaceful activity was conducted such as batch photo and the day ended up respecting and recognizing various different cultures.



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SOFTEC 2016 hosted by FAST-NU Lahore on 12th and 13th March 2016 proved to be a tremendous success, marking 20 years of this tradition at FAST Lahore, which was in fact the main theme of the event; “Science & Technology – Our Islamic Heritage” to revive the original spirit of SOFTEC.
SOFTEC 2016 started off with the house being declared open by the Director, who was also the Chief Guest, at the short and simple Opening Ceremony. During the 2 day mega event, 8 competitions and several exhibitions were carried out simultaneously with over 1100 participants in total namely:

  • Programming Competition
  • Web Development 
  • Graphic Designing Competition 
  • Engineering Project Competition 
  • Software Competition
  • Gaming Competitions
  • Ideas Extreme
  • Robo Rumble
 The first day of the event also witnessed 3 major conferences and panel discussions, where the guest speakers were notable professionals, both national and foreign, on the topics
  • “Start-ups! What’s Next?”
  •  “Virtual Reality”
  •  “Bridging the gap between academia and industry” 

Day one of SOFTEC came to an end with a spectacular entertainment eve which was attended by Dr. Kashif Zafar,
Dr. Haroon Mehmood and their respective families and featured energetic performances by Fast Music Society, DramaF, and Nescafe Basement.

Despite the rain, and all events of SOFTEC on both the days went smoothly and were brought to an end at the Closing Ceremony where a total prize money of PKR 600,000/- was distributed among the winners and Chief Guest, Mr. Syed Ahmed, (Chairperson Pakistan Software House Association of IT & ITES) addressed the audience. Director FAST-NU Lahore, Dr. Ajmad Hussain, Advisor SOFTEC ’16, Dr. Haroon Mehmood and Dr. Saira Karim among other faculty also graced the event. A new addition to the closing ceremony was the SOFTEC-IER trophy awarded to the best performing delegation of the event, was also initially won by FAST-NU Lahore. But as the host university, the title was instead forwarded to PUCIT. The closing ceremony marked a highly successful event and recognized the entire Team SOFTEC, the leadership of President SOFTEC ’16 Syed Ali Raza Sherazi, for its tireless efforts in hosting the best event at FAST-NU Lahore.