Seminar on Prospect Funding Opportunities for Final Year Projects Jointly organized by Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering MUET

27/04/2022 - 9:06am

The Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering jointly organized an event named “Prospect Funding Opportunities for Final Year Projects” on March 22nd, 2022. The resource person of this event was Dr. Attiya Baqai, Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, MUET, Convener FYP Committee. The chief guest of the event was Prof. Dr. Aftab Ahmed Memon, Professor Department of Telecommunication Engineering and Acting Dean FEECE, MUET. Coordinators of the event were Dr. Abi Waqas, Assistant Professor Department of Telecommunication Engineering, MUET and Engr. Shoaib Hassan Khaskheli, Instrumentation Engineer Department of Electronic Engineering, MUET. The event was held at Video Conference Hall, IIT Building, MUET, Jamshoro. More than 60 participants from Electronics and Telecommunication Department attended the event.

The event started with the name of Allah. Dr. Abi Waqas welcomed the participants while appreciating their efforts and regular participation in this type of events. He acknowledged the resource person and his organizing team members for their volunteer services and assistance for the webinar. He also thanked to Chief Guest of the event Prof. Dr. Aftab Ahmed Memon, Acting Dean Faculty of Electrical Electronic Computer Systems Engineering and Professor Department of Telecommunication Engineering for his support and facilitation. He then invited him for the remarks on the event.

The Acting Dean FEECE, Prof. Dr. Aftab Ahmed Memon appreciated the passion of the attendees for learning about the importance and benefits of funding opportunities for FYPs. He encouraged the students to continue participating in such type of events. He also appreciated the efforts of coordinators Dr. Abi Waqas, and Engr. Shoaib Hassan Khaskheli and thanked Resource Person Dr. Attiya Baqai for coming up with such a wonderful topic related to the funding opportunities for FYP and inculcating awareness amongst participants for the latest funding opportunities and their applying procedures in practical scenarios.

Dr. Abi Waqas then called the resource person (Dr. Attiya Baqai) for the session who then started with the introduction and research areas of Funding, why to get funded. She further discussed about different possible grants/funding opportunities such as National Grass Root ICT Research Initiative for FYPs, Student Startup Business Competition, SSGC, WASA etc. and when to apply for funding. Different national as well as international opportunities were discussed thoroughly during session. Dr. Attiya also elaborated the process of applying for Ignite funding by explaining each step. She further demonstrated the concepts, key points and steps of writing a grant application/proposal and showed sample proposals to give a sound knowledge to the attendees. She also described and informed attendees for different rounds to take their project up to the next level.

The event was concluded by a question-and-answer session, vote of thanks by Dr. Abi Waqas which was followed by shield and certificates distribution to the honorable resource person and participants. After the event, a lunch was served to the participants and organizing team along with guests faculty members.