Muhammad Sajid Rehman

Muhammad Sajid Rehman

Sunday, 07 May 2017 15:00

Visit to PepsiCo (Pvt) Limited

Industrial visits are an essential part of any academic program that contributes to the achievement of various significant learning outcomes and program objectives. In order to bridge the gap between the industry and academia, a visit to PepsiCo (Pvt) Limited, Peshawar, was organized by Mr. Wisal Ahmad (Event Coordinator), for the students of the Department of Management Sciences & Department of Sciences & IT on Wednesday 3rd, May 2017, which was strongly endorsed by the Senior Coordinator Academics, Syed Anwaar Hussain and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Mr. Saif-ul-Islam.
The management and staff of PepsiCo were extremely cooperative. They briefed the students regarding Total Quality Management and the operations of finance and HR sections. They briefed the M.Sc Chemistry students’ about the overall chemicals and their formulas which are used in the PepsiCo products. The students were divided into various groups. Each group was taken separately and was explained functioning of the manufacturing plant. The theory has already been taught in the class regarding how the manufacturing units focus on total productivity and total quality but by far this was the first hands on experience on how does a manufacturing unit or plant actually works, similarly the chemistry students has already been taught about the ingredients and how they are processed before the final product.
The students enjoyed the visit and found it a stimulating experience. The students were accompanied by faculty members, Assistant Professor, Mr. Naveed Shahzad, Department of Management Sciences and Ms Asma Naz, Lecturer Chemistry, Department of Sciences & IT.

The 3rd meeting of Board of Studies, Department of Sciences & IT was held on May 3rd, 2017 at Conference Room II, Qurtuba University of Science & IT (QUSIT), Peshawar Campus.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Riaz Khan, Dean, Faculty of Sciences & IT chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Gulzar, Department of Sciences & IT, QUSIT, Dr. Muhammad Zahid, HoD, Department of Zoology, Islamia College University Peshawar, Dr. Haider Ali, Lecturer in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Peshawar, Syed Anwaar Hussain, Assistant. Prof Computer Science, Senior Coordinator Academics, QUSIT, Mr. Sajid Rehman, Assistant. Prof. Computer Science, Coordinator Sciences & IT, Mr. Amanat Shah, Assistant Prof. Mathematics, QUSIT, Mr, Umar, Lectuer Mathematics, QUSIT, Ms. Huma, Lecturer Botany, QUSIT, Ms. Fiza. Lectuere Botany, QUSIT, Mr. Sahibzada Jawad, Lecturer Zoology, QUSIT.
The meeting was started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. The chair welcomed the participants of the 3rd meeting of Board of Studies and briefed them about the academic activities going on at the department. It was emphasized that the role of the members will be useful and constructive for the development of the department and its academic programs. Thereafter, the regular agenda was presented before the Board for item-wise discussion. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to and from the chair.

PESHAWAR (Qurtuba University of Science & IT): A Board of Studies met at Qurtuba University of Science & IT (QUSIT) on Friday, Saturday 5th and 6th May 2017 and reviewed the contents of various courses being taught at the Department of Civil and Electrical Engineering respectively.
The meeting, attended by professionals from UET Peshawar and QUSIT academics, proposed changes to the syllabus of the departments, with focus on applied side, use of technology, employability of engineers graduates after completing their education.
The meeting participants introduced changes in the curriculum with new trends in order to develop courses that are needed in the market.
The meeting was ended with a vote of thanks to and from the Chair.

The staff and students of the University (Peshawar Campus) have visited NIFA (Nuclear Institute of Food and Agriculture) on April 26, 2017. A total of 89 students from different disciplines (Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) led by their teachers Ms. Asma Naz, Ms. Fiza and Mr. Jawad participated in the visit. Mr. Sajid Rehman, Coordinator Science and IT and Mr. Wisal Ahmad, Event Coordinator managed the overall activities and different segments of the visit. 

       The students were divided into three groups as per their specialization. Group-A was of the students of Chemistry, comprising of 17 students led by Ms. Asma. Group-B comprising of 40 students of Zoology by Wisal Ahmad and Group-C represented a total of 32 students of the Botany class led by Ms Fiza. An extensive lecture on the NIFA activites, its historical context, ongoing activities to future plan of the Institute have been given to the students by the NIFA resource person. The students visited different laboratories and fields where they observed the ongoing projects. At the end of visit, all students and staff have tremendously appreciated the efforts made by NIFA staff. The students were also thankful to the management of the University.