Thursday, February 23, 2017

NESC’17 concludes

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) will extend its full support for engineering programmes organized by the engineering forums like the one held at the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) with the collaboration of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Pakistan (IEEEP).

This was announced by Engr I A Usmani, Senior Vice-Chairman, PEC, while speaking as chief guest at the concluding session of 32nd National Engineering Students Competition-2017 at SSUET's campus on February 23. 

He said that besides the PEC, the support of the industry will also be sought as it is vital for projects developed by SSUET and other similar forums. 
"We need to promote technologies for promoting engineering programmes", Engr Usmani, a gold medallist in Civil Engineering, stated adding that it is a good sign that our engineering forums are growing. The engineers, he pointed out, are nation-builders and the country should promote them for national development as well as development of technologies. He was full of praise for the SSUET, describing it as an institution of great pride, having been named after great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

Referring to the theme of the event, Hack Town, the first-ever Urban Development Hackathon, Engr Usmani talked about DHA City being developed on 12,640 acres and said that it will emerge as Pakistan's first Smart City as designed by his organization and which has already won an international award . 

He congratulated all the students who submitted their final year projects for their skill, talent and research work and observed that during the two days of the event all components of the topic must have been discussed threadbare along with presentation of viable solutions. 

Earlier the SSUET Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawed H. Rizvi, in his welcome address, said that it’s for the first time that the SSUET had organized this 32nd National Engineering Students Competition (NESC) with the IEEEP collaboration in which students from all over Pakistan demonstrated their engineering talent while the event provided them a forum to them. 

The NESC Convenor, Moona Kanwal, disclosed that in all 110 technical papers were submitted by students from 20 universities of the country and of them 48 were accepted.

She said that Hack Town theme was selected so as to make students aware of community problems and to come up with projects for resolving the same. 

The event ended with a vote of thanks by the SSUET Registrar, Syed Sarfraz Ali. 

On the occasion judges announced the results of the competition while the running trophy, sponsored by SSUET, was won by NUST and will be awarded on the occasion of IEEEP's international symposium to be held on March 15-16. 

The Vice-Chancellor Dr Jawed H. Rizvi presented souvenirs to Engr I.A. Usmani and Engr Asif Siddiqi, Chairman IEEEP. Awards were also presented to members of winner and runner up teams.

IEEEP, SSUET jointly organize NESC’17

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) Jawaid Anwar has said that significance of educational institutions in development of students in the wake of emerging technologies, has always been the foremost driving force as well as their position to help students form character. 

"This was the belief that moved Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys' Association (AMOUBA) of Pakistan to establish “Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology”, he said in a message on the occasion of 32nd. IEEEP National Engineering Students Competition-2017 (NESC-17) held at the SSUET in collaboration with the IEEEP.

The university, he said, has been imparting graduate and post graduate education in engineering technologies and equipping the young generation with the most modern knowledge in the scientific disciplines that are essential in the development of industry and technological infrastructure, for decades.

The Chancellor felt that the association of technological advances and economic progression runs hand in hand, which simultaneously keep revolutionizing all the domain of human life.

“That is why we at the SSUET always value & highlight workshops and conferences at different levels. Therefore, in continuity of this endeavor the SSUET is holding the 32nd IEEEP National Engineering Students Competition 2017 (32nd IEEEP NESC '17) in collaboration with The Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Pakistan (IEEEP),” he noted.

This competition is a great opening parallel track of Final Year Engineering Students Competition and Hack Town for national student and researchers to present their accomplishments and findings on the most recent advances and future challenges in the fields of Computer, Software, Electrical, Telecommunication, Civil, Biomedical Engineering and Architecture, and will also be a platform to promote their technological knowledge and research works.

He welcomed the participants to the SSUET for the 32nd National Engineering Students Competition 2017 and hoped they will find it a hospitable place and a pleasant maneuver for conferring. He congratulated the SSUET and the IEEEP officials for having organized the event jointly in the higher interest of the students observing that this kind of events helps them become technologically sound and give them a sense of leadership to be a beneficial part of the industry.

In his message Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jawed H. Rizvi said that SSUET has achieved a major milestone by organizing a national level competition for the first time '32nd IEEEP National Engineering Students Competition 2017 in collaboration of the IEEEP.

Describing the SSUET as a centre of research and development, he said it plays a host to major academic, professional and technological conferences and workshops.

He recalled that the SSUET was established by Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys' Association of Pakistan. It promotes the philosophy of great thinker and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Since its inception, its focus has been on dissemination of affordable quality education in the domain of engineering and technology.

Needless to stress, he stressed, technology plays a unique role in transforming the economic conditions of a society. All modern developments are direct outcome of technical advancements.

The university believes that economic future of Pakistan is in the hands of engineers and technologists. He was hopeful that this competition will be able to provide a platform towards strengthening our relationships in knowledge sharing and joint research collaborations.

“I therefore, take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed in one way or another towards organizing this event. I particularly thank the participants, mentors and judges from academia and industry of this competition for sharing their knowledge, experience and research findings,” the Vice Chancellor acknowledged.

He thanked the IEEEP for the very generous collaborations with the SSUET in hosting such a national event.
The Dean Faculty of Engineering, Prof Dr S M Makhdumi, in his message, hailed the competition as a ground-breaking event where different brains associated to diverse disciplines around Pakistan have come together to explore new ideas and share their thoughts and innovation. As there is rapid advancement in the field of technology,

He reckoned that there’s a much needed discussion on the new generation of practices and technological models and then giving a platform like this to deploy and implement their ideas and projects.

He congratulated the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of the SSUET for taking a tremendous step to help our students nurture their content and practical knowledge of the field and said organizing such a kind of competitions which aid our students in polishing their skills is a need of time because it is correlated to the expansion of our country's economic stability as well.

The SSUET Registrar, Syed Sarfraz Ali, in his message remarked that seeing university accomplish another milestone in the name of the ground-breaking competition National Engineering Students Competition'17 (NESC' 17); a collaborative venture of SSUET and the IEEEP, was a matter of immense proud and pleasure to him.

It is promising to see SSUET providing a platform to students to make use of their engineering skills and talent and thrust them to explore new dimensions of their respective fields. Therefore, I feel honored and obliged to IEEEP to join hands with us in making this mega event possible.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

NSEC’17 underway at SSUET

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services) 

The 32nd IEEEP National Engineering Students Competition-2017 was inaugurated on February 22 by the chief guest, Dale Sinkler, Chief Generation and Transmission Officer, K-Electric, who called upon the upcoming engineers to utilize their engineering talents to make Karachi a smart city through their innovative projects. 

The event is being organized by the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEEP) in collaboration with the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) at the main campus of the university. 

The NSEC’17 is in continuation in series of IEEEP All Pakistan Students seminar held each year and this year it has been organized in collaboration with SSUET. The competition includes final year engineering projects competition and Hack Town, the theme for smart city. 

Dale Sinkler, while referring to present day condition of Karachi city, said that it’s high time for upcoming engineers to come out with innovative ideas to transform Karachi into a smart city. 

“Step out of the box and look outside to bring the desired change. There would be no change when you don’t want to look forward to bring the change,” he said adding that they would make a different by bringing a change through their innovative ideas. 

“This is your city. You have to plant the first seed to make fruit to come,” he pointed out while stressing the student participants to step out of the box, do different things and they would get different results in relation to ‘Hack Town’ concept. 

He said that if we look at our city and take it as a reality, then there would be no chance of change unless they focus on this concept and look outside the cave. 

“The education you have and have the desire to make it a better city,” he reckoned, believing that the only thing which was stopping us from make Karachi a smart city is ourselves. 

Earlier in his keynote address, Arif Hasan, an eminent architect, described the topic a very important subject which, he said, concerns the future of the world. 

He shared his views and concerns about ‘Hack Town’ concept and observed that the results will remain unachieved unless the planning broadly consists of a number of closely inter-connected subjects like demography, social and physical infrastructure and management, economy, environment, ecology and now environment of the citizens. 

He was of the opinion that biggest problem had been coordination between the organizations that develop and manage these ingredients of urban planning and they are not aware of each other. 

In this regard he cited the example of University Road. He stated that in the Karachi Development Plan 2000, an attempt was made to link the Karachi Master Plan department with KMC, KESC and SSGC but it failed because there was lack of use of technology, training of staff while trained staff left. 

Earlier the SSUET Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawed H. Rizvi, welcomed the chief guest and participants and described the event a high profile thematic subject concerning every one. 

He hoped that the participants of the competition would utilize their mettle to come up with innovative ideas to achieve the desired results. The inaugural session ended with vote of thanks presented by the SSUET Registrar, Syed Sarfraz Ali. 

On the occasion the Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jawaid H, Rizvi presented shields to the chief guest Dale Sinkler, the keynote speaker Arif Hassan and others. 

Earlier, the Convenor of the event Mona Kanwal, gave an introduction of the theme and topic of the event and explained that both competitions in final year projects and the theme of smart city concept was inter-related and the decision of judges decision will be final and binding to all participants.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Marvi Memon condoles with Sehwan blast victims’ families

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The State Minister and Chairperson, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon visited the village of Baqa Dahiri in Sindh’s district of Shahdadpur where she offered condolence with the heirs of Siddique Dahiri and Raja Khaskheli who lost their lives in Sehwan suicide blast earlier in the week.

On behalf of the Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, Marvi Memon expressed sympathies with bereaved family members and offered Fateha for the departed souls. 

Talking to the media corps outside the residence of deceased Raja Khaskheli, the State Minister strongly condemned the suicide blast at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalanad and termed it a cowardly act of those who were playing with the lives of innocent people. 

She remarked that the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had been engaged in combating terrorism with iron hand and soon the peace would be prevailed in all over the country.

Meanwhile, a condolence reference for the martyrs of Hazrat Sakhi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sehwan Sharif was held at Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur. 

According to a media handout, a large number of teachers, officers, employees and students attended the reference. 

The participants of the reference demanded of the government to take strict security measures to secure the devotees at all the Shrines, Mosques, Imam Bargahs and others prominent places throughout the county to avert any untoward incident. 

Later, the participants also prayed for the security, integrity and peace of the country. They condemned the wave of recent terror attacks countrywide.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

SSUET secure 2nd position in Sports Gala

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) secured second position in the All Karachi Inter-Universities Sports Gala, organized by the Pakistan Marine Academy (PMA). 

They won three of the five events in which they participated. The SSUET won gold medals in hockey, football and volleyball but crumbled in the semifinals of cricket and basketball tournaments. 

The Sports Gala was held at the spacious Pakistan Marine Academy's complex at Hawkesbay and was participated by Karachi's 18 universities. 

The universities took part in eight male and six female competitions with the SSUET having taken part in five events and winning gold in three of them.

In the hockey final, SSUET easily trounced PNEC 3-1 with Nadeem Akram, Taha Raza and Anis Siddiqi scoring the goals for the winning side. 

In volleyball, none of the universities could withstand SSUET who comfortably defeated DUHS in the final. 

 In football, SSUET won the title by overpowering AKU in the sudden death session. Both the teams were locked at 1-1 when final whistle was blown. They drew level 3-3 in the penalty shootout as well but SSUET emerged victorious in the sudden death session. 

The SSUET's Chancellor Jawaid Anwar has congratulated the university's teams in winning overall second position in the sports gala.  

Felicitations were also extended by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawed H Rizvi, Registrar, Syed Sarfraz Ali, Convenor AIT Anwar Ali, Director Sports, Mubbashir Mukhtar besides Convenor Sports, Waqas Bukhari, Arshad Khan, General Secretary AMUOBA and others.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Children, doctors and architects pitch ideas for a new children’s hospital at unique hackathon

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Imagine a hospital designed by a child, for a child. Instead of white walls, there are imaginative paintings and vibrant images all around the hospital. Uninspiring waiting areas are replaced with kids’ entertainment zones where children play and learn, and the hospital’s atmosphere is specially designed to make children feel at home.

That’s what a children’s hospital of the future looks like; according to children, doctors, nurses, engineers, entrepreneurs, architects and other professionals who came together to design a kids’ healthcare centre of the future at the first-ever paediatric hackathon hosted by Aga Khan University (AKU), Hack Paeds 2017. 

The three-day event saw over 110 participants of all ages and a variety of disciplines collaborate to develop innovative proposals that could be introduced at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH)’s planned 12-storey Children’s Hospital. 

The participants at the hackathon, spread over three days, were assisted by 12 mentors with backgrounds as diverse as entrepreneurship, architecture and design, business, and paediatric medicine.

Divided into 16 teams, hackers developed a variety of ideas aimed at improving the hospital experience for children who are often anxious and uncomfortable. Some teams worked to adapt medical instruments like stethoscopes so that it would be easier to measure a sick child’s heartbeat. 

Others sought to create innovative designs for brightly coloured ‘medical flaps’ that would help doctors insert a cannula without alarming a child. Away from devices, other teams developed systems to improve child protection services for vulnerable kids and ways to help children keep up with schoolwork while admitted to hospital. Many hackers also worked on innovative designs for hospital waiting areas that would help young patients feel comfortable while in a new environment. 

“The world of a child is different from that of an adult. Playfulness is in their nature and their spirit isn’t burdened by responsibility. Children’s hospitals will always need to have the best facilities for healthcare but the atmosphere of a hospital should be centered on the needs and personality of a child so that they are open while speaking to doctors. The purpose of this multidisciplinary hackathon is to pool together different types of expertise to create innovative proposals for a state-of-the-art, unique, cost-effective hospital that will feel familiar and comfortable to a child,” Dr Salman Kirmani, chair of the Department of Paediatrics at Aga Khan University, remarked. 

Judges at the event scored each team’s solution on the basis of healthcare impact, innovation, business model, children-centricity and presentation skills. 

The following teams won the top prizes at the hackathon:

1. Stealth: a wearable belt that enables computer analysis of heart conditions. The device aims to reduce errors in the manual diagnosis of heart disease. 

2. Genesis: a system using virtual reality technology to entertain children admitted to hospital. 

3. Onco-Buzz: an application that provides information to families whose child is suffering from cancer to help them maintain the continuity of treatment. 

Speaking about the need for novel thinking in children’s healthcare, AKUH CEO Hans Kedzierski, said: “Creating a healing atmosphere in a hospital for children means that parents no longer have to keep their child occupied and distracted as they wait for the unknown procedures that might create anxiety. Children will feel comfortable in an environment that has been built just for them and this means that the recovery process will be less stressful for the parents too. 

“Hackathons are one of the most vibrant ways to create innovative solutions. The 16 teams had just two days to tackle real-world paediatric issues while ensuring that their solution would be received well by young patients. As a judge we all found it very difficult to decide the most innovative solution. However, Team Stealth’s pitch will make diagnosis for heart disease available to many more people thereby widening access to care. That’s why we choose team Stealth for the top prize. I’d like to congratulate all the teams on their hard work. It is great to see young people working hard to create a futuristic children’s hospital for Pakistan.” 

Dr Asad Mian, Associate Professor at AKU and one of the lead organisers of the event, said: “Innovation within a society comes from the bottom up – it is the work of individuals who, when faced with constraints, take it upon themselves to find solutions. This is particularly relevant for paediatrics as our children deserve to be the foremost recipients of resourceful and innovative healthcare. I’ve seen some great ideas at the hackathon that are sorely needed. The participants have made great progress in just a few days and I look forward to seeing how they build upon these ideas.”
A host of international speakers and local experts delivered inspirational speeches during the event to help guide the teams at the Hackathon. 

The speakers included David Arthur, dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at AKU; Kate Donovan, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital; Christopher Lee, co-founder of US-based drug delivery technology firm Recon Thereapeutics and Ayesha Khalid, a surgeon and one of the leading figures involved in MIT’s Hacking Medicine initiative. 

Supported by the Department of Paediatrics, AKU, and the Children’s Hospital service line at AKUH, the event was organised by the Critical Creative Innovative Thinking forum which is an educational, training and research programme seeking to foster creativity and innovation in biomedicine and healthcare.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sindh supports scaling up of Nigraan project

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Nigraan, an innovative research and capacity building project, has been extended to a second district in rural Sindh, Mirpurkhas, under the project name, Nigraan Plus. The Nigraan Plus project was formally launched by the Sindh health secretary and AKU’s Community Health Sciences (CHS) Department at an event.

The initial phase of the Nigraan project in Badin has helped Lady Health Workers and Lady Health Supervisors to manage potentially fatal diseases in children such as pneumonia and diarrhea, which lead to over 140,000 child deaths a year equating to 46 per cent of all child deaths in Pakistan before the age of five. 

Since the majority of deaths from these two diseases occur in the home, Nigraan focused on boosting the knowledge, skills and performance of Lady Health Supervisors (LHSs), who supervise the performance of Lady Health Workers (LHWs), and LHWs who provide relevant home-based health services to communities. 

Commenting on the programme’s extension to Mirpurkhas, Sindh Health Secretary, Dr Fazlullah Pechuho said: “The basic unit of the health system are the caregivers, the LHSs and LHWs. If we empower them we can achieve great results. Nigraan has already provided high quality training in Badin and AKU’s research will help us replicate these results across the province. Good research leads to good policy formulation and I look forward on continued cooperation with AKU’s CHS team through a formal agreement.” 

Nigraan introduced LHSs to supportive management practices that resulted in both the LHWs and the LHSs providing more adequate care during visits to households. In Badin, LHSs who were trained in enhanced supervisory skills through the project, noted a doubling in their supervision skill scores, a remarkable improvement on their ability to provide quality support to LHWs in the field. 

The ability of LHSs, trained under Nigraan, to correctly diagnose and treat diarrhea and pneumonia also improved markedly. Moreover, LHWs who were supervised by the Nigraan-trained LHSs, showed improvement in their ability to correctly manage diarrhea and pneumonia in children under five compared to those outside the programme. 

Speaking about the impact of Nigraan, Assistant District Coordinator for Family Planning and Primary Healthcare, Badin, Taskeen Fatima said: “The trainings were practical and hospital-based which helped us improve our skills to identify cases of diarrhea and pneumonia and also boosted the ability of LHWs to diagnose cases at the community level. The tools developed by the project had a very positive effect on our skills and it was very memorable to see how LHWs appreciated the support being provided by their supervisors because of Nigraan.” 

In the next phase of the project, Nigraan Plus will introduce similar evidence-based, supportive supervision system practices in Mirpurkhas so that healthcare workers can correctly detect, diagnose, report and treat cases of pneumonia and diarrhea at an early stage, when care is the most effective. 

Nigraan Plus is also asking LHWs to use their mobile phones to record and relay data about children suffering from pneumonia and diarrhea to their supervisors. The LHSs use this information to maintain location-specific records on these diseases and to coordinate LHWs visits. 

The Provincial Coordinator for Family Planning and Primary Healthcare, Sindh, Dr Jai Ram Das said: “I’m pleased at how the AKU’s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health and the CHS department are working together to upscale Nigraan. We look forward to working with AKU so that Nigraan’s training materials can be formally included in the training programme for lady health workers.” 

Highlighting the contribution of such programmes to the country’s health priorities, AKU’s Community Health Sciences Department Chair, Professor Fauziah Rabbani, who is working as the project’s principal investigator, added: 

“Building awareness about the importance of early administration of oral rehydration solutions (in the case of diarrhea) and the timely prescription of antibiotics (in the case of pneumonia) can save many lives.” 

“Nigraan Plus’s system of constant training, feedback and community visits not only builds the capacity of healthcare workers but also ensures that at-risk children get the attentive care they need at their doorstep. In the long term, such interventions will help Pakistan achieve targets under Sustainable Development Goal 3 on reducing childhood mortality.” 

The first phase of the Nigraan project was funded by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, an international collaboration hosted by the World Health Organization. Nigraan Plus is part of the Umeed-e-Nau project that is being implemented by AKU in collaboration with Pakistan’s provincial health ministries with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Present at the meeting were Mirpurkhas District Health Officer Dr Anwer Palari, Assistant Provincial Coordinator for Family Planning and Primary Healthcare Dr Pir Ghulam Hussain, and members of AKU’s Community Health Sciences faculty Dr Shagufta Perveen, Dr Kashif Sangrasi, Dr Aysha Zahidie and Dr Wafa Aftab.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Zakir Ali Khan remembered

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Glowing tributes were paid to Engr Mohammed Zakir Ali Khan, the late Vice-Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) and the Secretary General of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) on the occasion of his fifth death anniversary held at the Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT).

The anniversary was observed in a programme whose arrangements were made by Anwar Ali, Vice-President, AMUOBA, and Convener, AIT. 

On the occasion the services of late Zakir Ali Khan were recalled, particularly for the cause of education which led to the establishment of the iconic institutions like the AIT and the SSUET as well as for the promotion of activities of AMUOBA. 

A large number of students of the AIT, besides its Principal and academic staff and some Aligarhians including the General Secretary of the AMUOBA, Arshad Khan, attended the gathering and participated in Dua-e-Maghfirat for the departed soul of late Engr Zakir Ali Khan as well as for late Engr Z A Nizami, the founding Chancellor of the SSUET and late Brig (Rtd) Qamarussalam. 

Later the AIT Convener, Anwar Ali, chaired a meeting and said that observance of anniversaries of great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Engr Zakir Ali Khan and Engr Z A Nizami was meant to acknowledge the legendary personalities and derive inspiration from their accomplishments.

SSUET offers Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services) 

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has announced admissions in one and half year Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences. 

According to the SSUET notification, it will be an evening programme which may lead to MBA in Human Resource Management; Islamic Banking and Finance; Banking and Finance; Marketing; Supply Chain Management; International Relation and Management; Media and Communication Management and Labour and Social Management. 

The qualification for admission has been described as 16 years of education from the HEC recognized institutions with minimum of second division or equivalent. 

The university is already offering Masters programme in Electronics, Telecom, Civil, Bio-Medical, Computer Engineering and Computer Science and offering PhD program in Computer and Electronic Engineering. 

The SSUET is planning to offer PhD programme in Bio-Medical as well. Starting with only two disciplines of Computer Engineering and Electronics at the time of its establishment, the SSUET is providing education in eleven different disciplines in its Morning program and at present about 5000 students are enrolled. 

The disciplines being offered at the SSUET are Computer, Electronics, Civil, Telecommunication, Bio-Medical, Electrical and Software Engineering besides Computer Science, Architecture, Information Technology and Bio-informatics.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

SSUET advancing in sports

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, had a very busy sports month in January with the start of new year 2017 with its teams participating in different sports events in a big way.

According to the SSUET Director Sports, Mubbashir Mukhtar, the their outfits participated in cricket, football and table tennis competitions during the month of January, having emerged successful as the champion in the Inter-University Cricket Tournament organized by Bahria University. 

SSUET had clinched the trophy by dethroning Indus University in the final. 

The SSUET had another achievement when it, for the first time, organized the HEC Football Tournament (Zone G) in a most successful manner. 

The tournament was participated by as many as 15 universities with the University of Karachi becoming the champion of Zone G alongwith IBA as the second qualifier. Both teams will now take part in the final round to be staged in Peshawar. 

Mubbashir Mukhtar disclosed that a schedule of sports events for February 2017 has already been prepared whereby a five-member team will take part in All Pakistan Judo Championship to be held in Tando Jam on February 3-4.

The university hockey team has making preparations to participate in HEC Hockey Tournament (Zone G) which is scheduled to start in Karachi from February 7. The tournament is expected to be participated by eight universities. 

In February, Director Sports SSUET informed that the university's boxing squad will be in action in the Final round of All Pakistan Boxing Championship which is being organized by SBB University Lyari. 

The final round will start by the end of the month. 

During the month, Pakistan Marine Academy (PMA) is organizing a Sports Gala from February 16 in which SSUET will participate in cricket, football, hockey, volleyball, badminton, athletics and tug of war events. 

The SSUET Director Sports stated that the preparations for participation in these events have started in a big way. 

He remarked that the SSUET could not have gone this far in its sports activities without the active support of its Chancellor Jawaid Anwar, Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawed H. Rizvi and Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali who themselves are passionate about sports and desire to see the institution on the top in the sporting arena.