Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology and Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hamdard University Karachi has organized 21st International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC) 2018 on November 1, 2018 at Main Campus, Hamdard University, Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi in collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA and its Karachi Section. The inaugural session of the INMIC 2018 was held yesterday at Bait al-Hikmah (Library of Hamdard University) Auditorium, chaired by Prof. Dr. Syed Shabibul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, Hamdard University Karachi.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Syed Shabibul Hasan said that he felt privileged to be in the midst of eminent engineers, scholars and researches at this INMIC Conference 2018 and offered deep gratitude to the distinguished delegates who had come all the way from different cities of Pakistan and abroad to attend this international conference which aimed at bringing together concerned stakeholders on a common platform for exchange of knowledge and expertise in the field of science and technology.
‘I am confident that this International Forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer, Telecommunication and Information Technology will serve its purpose by providing the participants an insight in the emerging areas of science and technology’, he said, adding that Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, the Founder Chancellor of Hamdard University was so immersed in the research endeavors that he had not only participated in a number of national and international conferences on Science, but also sponsored and organized several conferences on ‘Science and Muslim scientists’ of mediaeval era. In line with his mission and vision, Hamdard University has been at the forefront in promoting research and development related activities since its inception, he concluded.
Earlier speaking at the conference, Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin, Dean, FEST, Hamdard University said that recently, Hamdard University had achieved another milestone by getting first electronic engineering batch accredited on OBE level II by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) which had granted ‘OBE accreditation’ status to only 4 engineering programs (out of 92) in Sindh till date. Our distinguish faculty members were also conducting OBE Trainings programs for the faculty members of other universities, he informed.
Prof. Dr. M. Shahab Siddiqui, Vice Chairman, IEEE Karachi Section and Professor, Department of Computer Science and IT, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi said that researches gave power to such conferences and conferences propagated to the researches, that’s why 6 conferences of such nature have been organized by IEEE Karachi Section. Three more such conferences would be organized by IEEE Karachi Section in 2019 and this would continue in 2020, and coming years of 2021 and 2022, he informed and added that after the establishment of IEEE in 1982 in Pakistan this organization had access to 35 Universities of Sindh.
Dr. Tariq Javid, Chairman of the Conference while delivering the welcome address said that INMIC 2018 had received a total of 252 national and international research articles of scholars from more than 14 countries, and after a thorough and rigorous review process only 72 high quality papers were accepted.
‘This platform of the INMIC 2018 will prove to be a launching pad for furthering the research work in the fields of engineering sciences and technology for the benefit of the whole humanity’, he anticipated and thanked the Hamdard Foundation Pakistan and IEEE Karachi Section for their financial and technical support in holding the conference.
The plenary Sessions was also held after a break for prayer and lunch, in which Senior Member IEEE Prof. Dil Muhammad Akbar Hussain, who came from Aalborg University, Denmark to attend this conference, while delivering his paper on the subject of ‘Problem Based Learning and Project of organized Learning’, said that most learning took place in social gatherings and for that purpose there was a need to have a common language. As a nation we lacked in ownership particularly of national matters, though we should proud of those things, he said, adding that quality of students reflected the quality of teachers.
Dr. Ing. Danish Aziz, who came from Germany, in his paper titled “Commitment to Innovation”, highlighted the importance of innovation giving example of a car ‘Night Rider’ of 1982 which now has been much improved by innovations while keeping intact its basic structure. Innovation has multi connectivity and one could not rely on one source when making innovations, he added.
Dr. Mohammed Faez Karim from Singapore, who delivered his paper through on line communications on the subject “Wireless Power Transfer and Harvesting Energy”, said that the financial growth of energy harvesting is attached to smart devices, smart phones, and wireless power and harvesting platform.
Mr. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Associate Professor, Sunway University, Malaysia while delivering his paper on ‘Biomedical Engineering’ said that stressing upon the re-enforcement of learning straight from the text books was not enough to make students competent in their subjects.
Prof. Dr. Shabibul Hasan and Prof. Dr. M. Shahab Siddiqui gave away Hamdard University’s shields to Dr. Dil Mohammad Akbar, Dr. Danish Aziz, Dr. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Dr. Muhammed Abid, Dr. Shahab Siddiqui, Dr. Tariq Raheem Soomro and Dr. Eng. Sadiq Dar on the occasion.
Scientists, Engineers, Scholars, Faculty Members and students of University in a large number attended the inaugural and plenary sessions of the Conference.