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Okay All of us do have issues with the transport people here right?? So that does’nt mean we hate them? Nah…it does’nt mean we curse them all the time? Nah…it even does’nt mean we wish that they would die and rid us of our pain?? Nah….it just means we gotta take matter into our own hands and simply gotta “Kill em ourselves and make it look like an accident”….at least that’s what I am thinking (EVIL Smile :D)

 

So where and when did the problem start??? Hmmmm lemme see…well lets get the obvious part out of the way first….they increased the fees of the points…plus on top of that the icing on the cake was provided when the mid days were cut short off on their routes….students are being dropped off at such places where they would need to take atleast 2 buses to get home…. Did that piss us off?? Noooo…??? Why would it…I mean we all inherited a huge a** amount of money from our late late late relative who especially wrote it down in his/her will that this money only belongs to MUSTAQEEM and only HE and HE only shall get it!

 

And then there is the story of the mid days….MUSTAQEEM said that they don’t get paid enough to run the mid days but still they are doin the students a BIG FAVOUR in taking out 2 points each day till nursery and Askari 4. Now you don’t find people like that everyday ladies and gentlemen, you have to admit that!!…

 

Had a discussion in the uni with some batch mates during a class of organizational behaviour and some options were laid out by different people…mentioning them below

 

  1. Hire a new bus service (by either killing MUSTAQEEM or by just tearing up the contract. But I like the first option :D)
  2. Fees should stay as it is but new better Air conditioned points should be arranged with shorter routes. ( hunh! Like that’s gonna happen….)
  3. Mid days should be arranged each day according to the people available. (hahahahahha….)
  4. Don’t hire a bus service and people from each area can hire their own private bus service…(BINGO!!!!)….

 

so those of you who like any of the above options can go for it….the rest….welll u meet up with me at schon on Monday…..hunting season opens soon!!!! Okay now where did I put my shotgun? 😛

 

s P i d y

I’m sure everyone has heard the saying “the grass seems greener on the other side”. Let me rephrase that a bit…

“The grass in the past, was definitely greener”. Hmmm, there you go.

Well, a lot of people wouldn’t agree to what i have to say, but this is what I and a few others that i know feel about the university life. Before, it used to be somewhat polite, if not completely. Teachers used to care about what the students want and feel. Students used to consult the teachers for small matters, that were just time wasters for the teachers, but they didn’t ever turn them out. Teachers used to listen to us. They used to offer help. They used to advise us. Sometimes even supervise us. Never had they said no to any reasonable request put forth infront of them by any student. Hell, they even used to upgrade a lot before.

Whatevers happened to the graciousness and kindness of teachers, it did turn our university into a hell on earth. First off, our uni is out of the city. Secondly, we dont have much fun places to go to around the uni. As a matter of fact, we dont have any sort of fun activity to do if we ever decide to leave the premises. Thirdly, ragging has been banned.

Let me take this opportunity to tell you, that the friends that i made among the seniors, were my first raggers. They’ve supported me in many places, even after graduating. Where the TAs failed, the seniors took over. What they’ve done after the first semester, made me forget the ragging. Infact, ragging allowed me to be more confident, and it helped me learn the system faster. After my batch, the ragging was banned. The results of banning it were clearly visible even in the results of courses. Only a dozen people used to flunk Calculus 1 and ITC before and till our batch. After us, almost 60 people flunked or withdrew from ITC, and around 80 flunked or withdrew from Calculus 1. The next batch was even worse, they touched 120 in both courses. Ragging made us give more respect to our seniors, i’m sure at this point all the “newbies” must be thinking “what the hell? this guys so totally not making any sense”. Believe me, it will make sense to you a couple of years down the road, especially after graduation.

Last but not the least. All the fun events have also been taken away from us. AD, picnic, mela, ghazal night … and stuff like that. What is wrong with them? We’re humans, not robots. We need to chill, relax and not be always walking on our toes. FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE…cut us students a break! We are being made to realize, over and over and over again, that we committed the biggest mistake of our lives by taking admission in FAST. Even the peons talk sarcasm now. You don’t believe me? Then go talk to the “boy” sitting beside the door in the “ITard Dept.” … in short … Ayaz Ahmed’s room. Man! We need to teach him a lesson … teach him that, its him who need us to survive … without us, there would be no FAST. Now, ain’t that right?

Fasih Ahmed Rana.

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The start of the FALL semester couldn’t bring much of the freshmen & fun but it did bring a fall to all the committees. Rumors started spreading in the very beginning that all of them would be dissolved which included IEEE and Webmasters as well but as the time passed, the faculty heads started gaining some control over the issues and saved IEEE & Webmasters.

It was Tuesday, yup! 5th September when the notice unofficially arrived regarding the all new Student Societies, a document that was perfectly published through the newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader and I must say, AAH (Athar Ali Hashmi) must have felt proud; the moment he created his first official PDF file. Obviously, every potato-head feels “I believe I can fly” when a perfectly formatted document is published. The ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ was meant to give a look & feel as if it was a manual/handbook that comes with Microsoft Windows 3.1x. Perfectly documented like an SRS giving out a little bit of calculus-type definition for the committees: “Student Societies are integral part of any educational institution and bring a different dimensional experience to the university life”. Though, AAH got a little sad when Zahid FotoStat rejected to give it a glossy touch, so the faculty had to stick with webmail beta system.

Many senior mates who already got their hi-fi chair i.e. Chairperson/ViceChair were almost in mid-air but they were forgetting that it can also become an electric chair resulting in a burnt you-know-what. Some of them were trying to lead the situation by saying that we will boycott all of it so that none of us who are in warning etc etc. should be left behind. But I must say *to the hell*, none of them said a word about either the warning scene or the publications when the Q&As session was held between students and ZN, ZS, HK & the new kid “Rizwan M.” The best part is, ZS (and I bow my head with due respect) did mention “iface woh hee na jou Graduate profile waghaira print kerta hae”. Being a so-called director, one should know what flavor of shit every committee does.

Anyways, Friday finally came, common types of people were found in every corner of FAST, sitting down with great concentration filling up a white form. Unlike the common type, many others were observed with GPAs 3.8 and more who were filling up forms for P, VP of DECS and Publications. Wish I could salute them all since they are the ones, which our university truly seeks. Most of you might call them the “wanna-bees” who would only care for the post and would not even bother to give a sh*t to what might happen to the event or the end-product. Other smart nerds submitted forms with multiple expectations having President, VP and GS all 3 of them selected. Some not-so-reliable sources told me that there were 20 entries for the President of PROCOM. I pity the 3-4 nominees; they will have a tough time competing with the losers.

It was really fun when I heard the scenes about DECS, SPORTICS and SIBSS, infact I must say “poor sibss” having a really bad-time. Everyday I get to see the usual people carrying a board “In need of a Vice Chairperson, please contact asap!” Some people in DECS were too threatened about their so called e-Chair that they started spreading fake news. Worst was what I experienced during this weekend, some losers started emailing on the groups and you could see that all the emails were coming from a specific lobby which were constantly taunting the ex members over their decision. All I would say would be “khaali bartan hee ziadah awaz kartay hein na”, aisa hee kuch hay!

Ending up the pointless crap, all of this is leading to? Like ZS said, we want more of the faculty involved, does that mean he wanted to increase the number of ***/committee? Ever wondered what were the old faculty heads doing down there? Or may be ZS wanted some share of what JQ ate in the SPORTICS when he said “sorry fellows, I got only 500 from university for this event” 😀

Em

It all started, when Mr Shahid (Engg. Block Reception) started distributing the survey form containing a question about the Accreditation of PEC.

Here is the copy of that form.

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TO BE FILLED BY ALL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

All under-graduate engineering degree programs are presented before the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) for accreditation. This takes place when the students reach their final year of studies, and all engineering labs and engineering faculty are in place and ready for inspection by PEC.

NUCES applied to PEC for accreditation of its engineering programs. The PEC officials have recommended that both engineering programs may be merged and then renamed as “Electrical Engineering”. The PEC officials have pointed out that this would broaden the scope of employment of the graduates.

In view of the above you are requested to give your response to the following questions.

Declaration

 

YES NO

  1. Would you prefer to have a PEC accredited

degree in Electrical Engineering?

 

  1. Would you prefer to have a degree in Telecom/Computer

Engineering, which is not accredited by PEC?

 

 

 

Student’s name _________________________

 

 

Roll No ________________________________

Campus _______________________________

 

 

Date __________________________________

Signature ______________________________

 

Courtesy of:

Vik-E

 

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The news about the “New discipline” spreads like wild fire within the FAST Karachi Campus particularly in the Engg Block.

Eventually at about 11:30 when 4th session was about to start a complete gang of juniors and sophomores started screaming in the corridors of engineering block. While we were in the Room 3 having the lecture of Advanced Computer Architecture we heard something that typically sounded as the sound of fish market. Though few of the fellows screaming against this un-expected change in the degree added the the FIFA sound affect of “AAaaaaa—oooooo—–AAAAAAA—-oooooooooo”

Kamran Ali Khan while delivering the lecture tried his best to concentrate on the stream of that lecture. But due to the couple of interruption from outside the class requesting K-A-K to suspend the class since every body is there in the auditorium waiting for the address of the Director, Zubair Shaikh made us leave the class and head towards the Auditorium.

Audi was completely filled with the engineering students of all the batches. People were even sitting on the carpeted floor of the auditorium. We couldn’t find any other place except the floor just in front of the stage. Jamshed-ur-Rehman, as he said had no clue about this survey form. He added “As soon I got this news I contacted the director about the respective issue.”

Mean while Director entered the audi where a large crowd welcomed him with funny and loud noises keeping the atmosphere same like a fish market.

Somehow this was clarified by the Director that there should be no issue regarding this survey form. Electrical Engineering accreditation for Telecom/Computer Engineering by PEC would specify the exact domain of the Electrical Engineering i.e. it will be specified in the degree that you have done Electrical Engineering (Computer Systems) or Electrical Engineering (Telecommunication Systems) and so on with other domains like embedded systems and controllers.

That session with Zubair Shaikh ended up with lots of questions from the audience. Sorry to say the junior batch seems to be very much hyper in that story. Majority of them asked very lame and repeated questions except the one (Umer bin Mehmood), who then asked a series of questions following the apologies on behalf of all the students present in the auditorium for a very unusual behavior shown by the students so far.

May be for juniors or sophomores this issue was only for them. But we (seniors) are just used to of these kinds of gossips around the campus regarding PEC. Later on that day the Director assured a few of the engineering students about the accreditation of PEC. He said we will Inshallah get the PEC accreditation in the upcoming academic year.

Any how, let us all hope that we, the engineering student gets the PEC accreditation before we graduate and that we get it in the same domain of studies in which we are enrolled from the last 3 years.

Fi-Aman-illah

J-I-N-G-U-I-S-T

The worst dream of the engineering block (collectively Telecom dept. and computer Engr. dept.) came true today at FAST-NUCES. Take a guess…come on…you can do it…no?

Yes, you guessed it right (even if you didn’t try to). FAST has failed to acquire accreditation from the PEC (Pakistan Engineering Council). Do you know what that means? Oh, nevermind i’ll tell you. It means that the students of Telecom and Engineering dept. are not going to get PEC recognized degrees. they’re gonna get Electrical engineering degree.

Oh my God, no wait… let me say that again… OH MY GAWD!! the crowd at FAST went haywild! lol it was soooo funny. You know what i call them now? Wannabes. Thats right, they’re all wannabe-engineers-turned-going-to-be-electricians. If you dont see the humor in it…you should go and brush your teeth, stare in the mirror for atleast 10 minutes if you’re a student belonging to the telecom or comp. eng. depts. If you still dont find it funny then you should probably commit suicide or ask someone else to kill you, because, atleast i’m gonna mock you all day long with the corniest of jokes about how you’re gonna get electrical engineering degrees after spending more than Rs. 350k at FAST.

Later… that day…Zubair Shaikh, the director of karachi campus, delivered a speech (read tried to brainwash) the peeps. So he put the choice between…PEC recognized Electrical engineer degree or BS electrical engineer degree. HUH! Talk about diplomatic MISleaders.

In my opinion..no student should buy it. They paid the uni to get a PEC recognized degree in telecom or computer engineering…and they should get it! because its simply not their fault that the uni couldn’t build the lab before PEC delegation’s visit. Why should the students suffer?

Fasih Ahmed Rana.

Welcome to The FAST NU-isance Blog, reader. On this page you will find random and informal rants of the students of FAST-NUCES, Karachi Campus. The obvious first three question in your mind would be…

What?
This blog is all about the student life, their miseries, their sufferings, their likings and the environment. Even if someone kills a fly at our beloved Buffalo Colony Campus, you’re gonna see the news up here because its not about the formal life, its about the informalities that let us survive through the tiring, frustrating, agonizing and edumacating four, more or less years spent at this beautifully-made-remote-from-the-city campus.

Why?
We need this blog because theres no such informal service available at university which we can use for the “greater good” of the student community. All the posts are/will be informal so theres no point in asking the “Tardministration”, “ITard dept.” or the “Tardemics”, i guess you get the point. The main objective is to bring you first hand encounters with the “nuisances” at FAST … and if possible, uncensored.

Who?
This blog is going to target the student community itself, since its sole purpose is to bring news to the students. As far as “who is going to run it?” is concerned, well, we’ll always be looking for aspiring new writers who know how a story can be put and can report daily dirt, may be with “masala”. What? Its always nice to read something funny ain’t it?

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