PTA Awards Gold Medals to IT, Telecom Students

PTA awards gold medals to IT, telecom students:
ISLAMABAD (July 8, 2011) : Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has awarded gold medals and cash prizes to the students who conducted two best research projects in IT & Telecom for the year 2010. Chairman PTA, Dr Mohammed Yaseen presented gold medals to the winners of the competition during a ceremony held at PTA Headquarters, Islamabad on Friday.

Member (Technical) Dr Khawar Siddique Khokhar and Member Finance (acting), Shabbir Ahmed were also present on the occasion. The event was attended by senior officers of the Authority, faculty members of the universities and parents of the awardees. The Gold medals were awarded on the basis of a competition among accredited national universities held by PTA for the best research projects on IT & Telecom. Total 10 research projects were received from different universities which were later on scrutinised and evaluated by a PTA committee through a transparent procedure of marking. On the basis of highest obtained marks two research projects of Faran Mahmood (Team Lead) from Institute of Space Technology Islamabad (IST ISB) and Absar-ul-Hasan Shah (Team Lead) from National University of Science and Technology Rawalpindi (NUST) were selected for the award of Rs 50, 000/- each and gold medals. Moreover team members of the winning projects Bilal Akhtar, Areeb Riaz, Syed Muhammad Athar Ali, and Ali Raza Anjum were also awarded the gold medals and cash prizes. Addressing the ceremony, Chairman PTA said that as reflected from the telecom indicators, growth in the telecom sector has been immense in the past years.

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