RAWALPINDI - The Communication and Media Studies Department of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) established a modern state-of-the-art television studio here at the varsity premises.

Dr Javed Laghari, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), inaugurated the newly constructed television namely Studio Vision of Women (VoW) here on Wednesday.

On the occasion, FJWU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir, Chairperson CMSD, Dean Faculty of Law, Commerce and Management and Administrative Sciences, Prof Dr Naheed Zia Khan, other faculty members and a large number of students were also present.

The VC, in her opening remarks, said that the studio has been established with the cost of Rs 36.22 million within a record period of 18 months. This soundproof studio has been equipped with 8 standard definition cameras, VTR, Edit Suite, Hi-Fi sound system, sound mixing, audio and video switcher. Apart from that three systems were for graphics and animation. This would facilitate the students of the CMSD to get first hand knowledge about the electronic media and producing quality academic programs in the future, she said adding that the efforts as a biggest asset of the university. She said that it depended upon us how productively we managed it.

Prof. Dr. Samina also briefed the HEC chairman about the idea of establishing Media Research and Resource Center (MRRC) and added that this would be the first of its kind that would be an archival database of media. Beside that it also provides training in production. Dean Faculty of Law, Commerce and Management and Administrative Sciences, Prof Dr Naheed Zia Khan also spoke on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Javed Laghari said that the HEC would fully support FJWU in its educational pursuits.

He urged the women to come forward and join job market to advocate their point of view amicably.

He applauded the role of the university in providing quality education to its students. He said that the real game changer was media and flourishing of electronic and social media has enabled us to build up leadership to attain good governess with the freedom of expression and dialogue.

He said that women were under represented according to their population and steps were to be taken to include them in workforce. In Pakistani universities now we have 48 per cent female students, which was a big achievement as compare to the last facts and figures.

BU wins Supply Chain contest

The Bahria University (BU) won the first position in Supply Chain competition held from March 1 to 3 at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), informed varsity spokesperson on Wednesday.

“Synergies”, a business and management competition platform of LUMS conducted every year and attracts quality teams from some of the best universities of Pakistan. Under this year’s competition, Synergies 2013, around 275 students from twenty five universities participated to compete for three exciting events; Perspicacia (Business Case competition), Gauntlet (Business Simulation game) and Beverage Game (Supply Chain Management simulation).

Beverage Game has been introduced for the first time this year.

Bahria Business Club teams of Bahria University had previously participated in this event and were the winners in Business Game in 2012, she said adding that this year the Supply Chain competition was conducted by Dr Arif Rana of LUMS.  BU team participated through a fine combination of MBA students; Muhammad Arsalan (Team leader), Atif Illyas, Ali Hafeez, Muhammad Muzammil, Muhammad Nawaz and Huzaifa Niazi.

For Beverage Game, over ten teams participated and all were very optimistic about achieving victory in this new type of business game. However, it was BU that recorded its name as the first ever winners of “Beverage Game” in Synergies.

The winning team received a prize of Rs 30,000 along with a shield, she said.

The team leader, Muhammad Arsalan who received the shield on behalf of the team said on winning the competition, “We won because of a hard teamwork and concentrated effort”.