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ICT R&D Fund Announces ICT Research and Development Awards 2013-Deadline 30-Jun

25 Jun

 

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Masters in Innovative Technologies in Education at NUST

18 Jun

 

NUST is planning to launch a new program “Masters in Innovative Technologies in Education (MsITE)” which will be a two year long (30 credit hours) semester based program at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science within NUST . A background in technology and/or education is recommended but not required. Most courses require lab work and group projects and you will be spending your final semester working on your Master’s Thesis. The details are available at the following link

http://ite.seecs.nust.edu.pk/root/

 

This newly started graduate program will provide a design space for mixing and matching of diverse disciplines and research areas thus creating disruptive technologies at the innovative edge of psychology, information technology, graphic design, story telling and drama. It will provide a practical forum to look beyond the obvious, to ask questions not yet asked and to provide innovative solutions that could dramatically improve the way people learn – not only for those who go to a school but also those who can not attend a conventional school.
Educational innovation, driven by a need for continuing education in the labor force, is transforming the global industrial landscape. Moreover, this need has also put a lot of stress on producing dynamic and diverse educational entrepreneurs as well as researchers who can steer the next revolution in education.  We are the first program in Pakistan that will address the deficiency of such individuals and aim to create graduates with the ability to “Learn, Think, Apply, Innovate and Educate”.

 

Educational Objectives:

  • To develop entrepreneurial innovations in educational practice
  • To evaluate technology’s impact on learning and developmetnt
  • To excel in designing interactive media content and learning applications

Target Industry:

Graduates of this program shall be sought after in the following capactities

  • Interactive text book design
  • Schools
  • Games and Interactive media
  • Online education companies
  • Instructional designer, online training
  • Animation development, children’s and adults educational television network
  • Educational start-ups
  • War games design and development

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Team Pakistan Microsoft Imagine Cup-Worldwide Finals

11 Jun

Worldwide Finals – Team Profile

PAKISTAN : WORLD CITIZENSHIP COMPETITION

Team Epi-C- Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute , Topi Pakistan

Project Epi-C

Epi-C is an app for the Windows 8 Phone that has two main parts: / 1. A fall detection part which uses a custom fall detection algorithm to detect falls, it then plays an on spot alarm so that nearby people can be notified, it also sends the victim’s GPS coordinates to predefined people (such as guardians or emergency services) so that help can arrive as soon as possible. / 2. A portable EEG, the NeuroSky Mindwave, which is connected via bluetooth to a Windows 8 Phone and constantly records the patient’s brainwaves, these can then be uploaded to the cloud on the press of a button, so that doctors and therapists can get information which is extremely useful in neurological disorders.

What They Learned

We learnt a lot from this year’s Imagine Cup, teamwork, dedication, staying up till 6am in the morning, laughing together hysterically, and in short how fun it can be to make something that can actually help people.

Project Screenshots

 

Last year the team who won the national finals were from NUST SEECS.  All team members were from my class.

 

FROM THE TEAM

The idea for our app came when we learned about epileptic children, due to the onset of sudden unpredictable sizures, they have to be constantly monitored which severely limits their freedom and can lead to lack of independence and social anxiety, we thought instead of parents constantly worried about children having an unexpected seizure and falling, we could use a mobile phone, a powerful computing device that millions already have in their pockets, to detect falls and inform the parents or guardians. / Also, epilepsy is one of the least understood of medical disorders, so we included an EEG device in our app which monitors brainwaves, this brainwave data can be extremely useful for research purposes and in the future can be even used to predict seizures.

“With EPI-C we plan to reach out to people vulnerable to falls, and help them lead an independent life, and not worry about restricting their personal freedom, we hope to make EPI-C a complete telehealth experience in the future” / -Suleman Kazi Team EPI-C

 

 

(Contents Copied from http://www.imaginecup.com/ic13/team/teamepi-c#?fbid=rnMcpB1h8oo)

 

قومی شاعر کیا ہوتا ہے ہم اور ہمارے قومی شاعر؟

9 Nov

قومی شاعر کیا ہوتا ہے ہم اور ہمارے قومی شاعر

آج ٩ نومبر ہے یعنی حضرت علامہ اقبال (رح) کی پیدائش کا دن ہے . اقبال ہمارے قومی شاعرہیں . یوں تو قومی شاعر وہ ہوتا ہے جس کی سوچ اور فلسفہ اس قوم کی انفرادی اور مجموعی زندگی میں نمایاں ہو – قومی شاعر کے خیالات اس قوم کے لیے مشعل راہ ہوتے ہیں – قومی شاعر کے فلسفے پر چل کر قوم دنیا میں اپنا ایک مقام بناتی ہے –

اب بات ہو جائے ہمارے پاکستان کی . کبھی ہم نے سوچا ہے کہ ہم نے بطور ایک قوم اپنے قومی شاعر کو کیا مقام دیا ہے . ہمارے قومی شاعر کا نام تو ہر کوئی ہی جانتا ہے کیونکہ ہم لوگوں کو اول کلا س سے ہی یہ پڑھانا شروع کر دیا جاتا ہے کے پاکستان کس نے بنایا اور ہمارے قومی شاعر کون ہیں لیکن ہمیں کبھی بھی یہ نہیں بتایا گیا کہ قومی شاعر ہوتا کون ہے اور اسے قومی شاعر کیوں کہتے ہیں .

ہماری قوم نے نے تو اقبال کو صرف کتابوں کی حد تک رکھا ہوا ہے – ہر سال بعد اقبال کی سالگرہ پر پورے ملک میں چھٹی کر دی جاتی ہے اور دو چار چوٹی موتی تقریبات سے ہی کم چلا لیا جاتا ہے . آج ہم لوگوں کو اس دن یہ عزم کرنا ہوگا کہ ہم علامہ اقبال کو پڑھ کر اور انکا فلسفہ سمجھ کر اپنے آپ کو بلند کرنا ہوگا جس کا اقبال بار بار ذکر کرتے رہے .

خودی کو کر  بلند  اتنا کہ  ہر تقدیر   سے   پہلے

خدا بندے سے خود پوچھے بتا تیری رضا کیا ہے

اگر ایران والے اقبال کو پڑھ کر اور سمجھ کر اپنی صفیں درست کر سکتے ہیں تو ہم کیوں نہیں .

CULTURAL EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM FOR YEAR 2013

3 Nov

Foreign Scholarships(Master’s, Ph.D) Pakistan Government

The Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) has assigned the task of conducting the GRE (Local) Subject wise test to the National Testing Service (NTS) for the subject scholarships.

Applications are invited for study abroad under the Cultural Exchange Scholarships Programme for the year 2013 for Master’s and Ph.D studies in various subjects. The scholarships are expected from China, Turkey, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Mexico, Greece, Russia, South Korea and Italy. The donor countries provide tuition fee, free accomodation and reasonable monthly stipend.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

The candidates must have completed Sixteen Years Education that must hold four (04) years B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture , B.Sc (Engg), BCS (Hons), MBBS or Master Degree in the relevant field.

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Maximum age limit is 35 years on the closing date of applications.

  1. Applicants having more than one second division in their academic career are not eligible to apply.
  2. Attested copies of each supporting document (Matric to onward) including domicile certificate, must be sent with the application. The professional degree holders B.Sc Engg / MBBS, B.Sc(Hons) Agriculture should submit detailed marks certificate of each year.
  3. The scholarships are awarded on merit determined on the basis of NTS Test score, observing Provincial/ Regional quota as per Govt. rules.
  4. The candidates will have to take Language Course of the respective country (if applicable).
  5. Students awaiting results are not eligible to apply.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1.  Application forms and online deposit slips are available on our website http://www.nts.org.pk
  2. Applications must be received by NTS not later than 07-11-2012.
  3. NTS will not be responsible for late receipt of applications sent through post.
  4. Please deposit online through the prescribed deposit slip in the online branches of ABL, UBL, MCB or HBL. Application form and online deposit slip are available on NTS website.
  5. Candidates are required to send their applications to NTS Headquarters, Islamabad on prescribed forms along with online deposit slip (original).
  6. Candidates are not allowed to bring cell phone to the examination center.
  7. Deposited amount is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  8. Applications submitted in person will not be entertained.
Test Schedule
 Last Date for Submission of Applications :
Wednesday, 7th November, 2012
 Test Date :
Sunday, 2nd December, 2012

 

To download Application Form “Click Here”

PAPER DIVISION:

To download Paper Division  “Click Here”

Please send your applications on the address given below :

National Testing Service (NTS) Pakistan
96, Street No. 04, Sector H-8/1, Islamabad

Website: http://www.nts.org.pk
UAN: 111 687 000

Reference: http://www.nts.org.pk/NTSWeb/CulturalBangla2013/Cultural2013.htm