Shajar-e-Umeed to Support Education of Our Underprivileged Brethren

The Students of BBA ’12 to Support Education of Their Underprivileged Brethren: Shajar-e-Umeed organized a painting competition on the 16th.of April, 2016 at Sultan Bahoo School.

There were seven teams of not only FAST, but of Punjab University (PU) and National College of Arts (NCA) liaising with each other to support the noble cause that Shajar-e-Umeed stands for. The purpose of the competition was to create awareness towards the education of the underprivileged so that they could also lead a meaningful life to build a great nation.
The participating members demonstrated their aesthetic potential to refurbish and bring life to the walls of the school. The competition was followed by an informal sing-along of patriotic songs which made the children beam with joy. 
An appreciation shield was awarded to the winning team, who were also pupils of FAST University. In addition, the owners of the school wished all the children a bright future and also hoped that Shajar-e-Umeed will continue to strive for the development of the underprivileged to lead Pakistan towards betterment. 

VentureDive Recruitment Drive

Placement Office successfully organized VentureDive recruitment drive on Tuesday 12th April 2016.



Coeus Solutions Recruitment Drive

Placement Office successfully organized Coeus Solutions GmbH Recruitment Drive on Thursday 14th April 2016.




A talk on "The discovery of Gravitational Waves" by Professor Hoodbhoy

Famous Professor Hoodbhoy is going to visit FAST-NU Lahore and would be talking on

"The discovery of Gravitational Waves -- Why are we so excited?"

It's a "pure science" talk and show "our love to learn the latest developments in science".

A Talk would be held on Tuesday 19th, April 2016 1:45pm-3:00pm Syed Rafaqat Auditorium Fast-NU Lahore.

Recruitment Drive By Confiz Limited

PLACEMENT OFFICE & FAST INNOVATION SOCIETY organized Confiz Ltd. recruitment drive on 11/04/2016.
Confiz’ Representative gave a brief intro about their multinational company. Their clients include:
  • Pak-Wheels 
  • Intel 
  • Walmart 
  • P&G 
  • Telenor
  • Ufone
Then he gave instructions about the test to the fresh grads. Aptitude and technical skills are evaluated. It’s a 60 minute test. Exceptional grade holders will be called for further proceedings.


Literary festival 2016

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Interface, the literary society of FAST Lahore, organized the first ever Literary Festival on the 8th of April, 2016. The day was jam packed with competitions and talks that started early in the morning and lasted the whole day. Students from schools and universities all across Lahore took part in the various competitions like essay writing, online poetry writing, literary trivia and scrabble. The participants, as well as the students of the campus, got the chance to interact with important literary figures who shared with the students their achievements and literary triumphs. The guests speakers invited for the talks were, Dr. Mehjabeen Abidi, author of Water in the Wilderness, Mr. Imraan Peerzada, the renowned filmmaker, and Ms. Amal Zaraar, an inspirational teenager whose project, Kitabi Keera, led to a book drive that resulted in the creation of 120 libraries. Stalls by Oxford University Press and Digital Realm were also set on campus. Street theatre was performed periodically along the highway for the entertainment of the university students and participants, along with a poetry open mic, where artists recited their original work to an enthralled audience.


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.