This past Friday, TIPians were given the distinct pleasure to witness yet another stage performance by the institute’s rising dramatics society. Aleesha Hussain of TMM-1 explains the happenings of the day, as well as the success story of the society so far… 22nd … Continue reading
From what had been a scarred and patchy semester, it seems that the TIP administration is trying its extreme best to make things from bad to worse for the current student body. Since the month of September, 3 students have been suspended for the entire semester on the grounds of ragging a first year student. They were from 2nd, 3rd and 4th year; all of the acclaimed seniors. And today, the 19th of November, a 4th student was accused of the same crime and asked to vacate the premises immediately.
Fall Semester 2013 started with dull pace as the campus looked way emptier than ever before except for the smoking area which gave a splendid scene of the grassy land, the textured architecture, the semi-barren cricket ground and the unique birds and insects that are only seen in TIP.
To start with some good news, I feel proud to share that we celebrate a decade of our online newsletter Quack Online this year. Quack, besides being dormant for some time now, still proved to be the only most successful forums of TIP and a true representation of the student life at TIP. I thank the editors who trusted me with its responsibility but as we enter into our final year, we expect students to stand up, feel proud and start quacking.
Moving on, a heartiest welcome to all the freshmen in the semester of Fall 2013. I wish you all a promising and bright future in the field of textiles. We expect you to understand the importance, norms, environment, values and all the prospects of this institute that will help you in your struggle of prosperity and become worthy of being called a “Texpert“.
Some other news from the campus: Ragging is yet again “strictly banned” because of some recent incidents from some ‘self-called senior second year’ students and ruined all the joyful, passive-constructive and interactive bonding process between the respected seniors and the enthusiastic freshmen. Although I admit that these sessions may get a bit ‘over-rated’ at times but only when it comes down to respect and the arrogant attitude of the freshmen but i should advice the administration to be lenient and less concerned about such activities so to teach them how to adjust in different environments, tackle situations with confidence, respond in the most suitable manner and to groom their personality by observing the personality of the people more experienced than them which includes the honored faculty and the ever-caring seniors. very sorry to turn this fact in that if you don’t teach them to give respect to people with whom they spend their entire day, don’t expect them to respect you for even a single session of mere 1.5 hours.
In the end, we expect our new Associate Dean, Sir Umair Saeed to kindly look up in this matter and to provide us with a positive feedback because we experienced and tolerated much more brutal personal experiences, but that helped us by teaching us not to be the people that we experienced. We appreciate discipline, but we are adults, and we should be strong enough to handle our matters without the involvement of our parents and within the boundaries of this campus.
Times brings to you the long awaited event this Spring semester. Enjoy Bingo and Movie Night in TIP and taste the fun of the after hours at the campus.
Tickets Rs. 50 (Charity for the Abbas Town Victims)
SO BE THERE…
With the Sports society coming back to life in the spring semester, Cricket Tournament for the students of TIP was conducted by Sportex Society – TIP. The newly formed cricket ground was prepared to host the event for the first time, as the players had just about enough of playing cricket in the basketball court, where they could hit huge shots on the Leg side.
The format was such that teams had to be formed year-wise. For instance, 1st year students could only play alongside other 1st year students and so was the case with the 2nd, 3rd & 4th years. Each match was played 6 overs each side where one bowler could bowl a maximum of 2. And yes the Leg side was open to all kinds of shots. A special sound-system arrangement was made so that someone could connect their phone and play a few “item” songs, and also for some of the more talented people to show their skill at commentating.
The first match was played between the teams of 1st and 3rd year students. After a thrilling performance by the 1st years batting first, a target of 110 was set. The 3rd year team had a wonderful start and were in their 80′s after the 4th over. But rapid loss of wickets could only enable them to make 102 in the allowed overs. The 2nd match was amongst the 4th years and the 2nd years. It seemed a rather one sided affair as the seniors compiled a total of 115, whereas the freshies could match that score with a mere 78. A good effort none the less.
In the knock out stages, the maximum overs were reduced to 5. The 2nd years took on the 3rd years and gave the 3rd years a target of 56 to chase. An easy target taken up rather too easily as the older folks were restricted to just 49 runs. In the second knock out, 4th years took the sophomores and were again successful in putting up a big score of 112 on the board. The 2nd years could only come up with 66 as they were bowled out by the seniors in 4 overs.
The Final took place between the dominating 4th years, and the talented firsties. As all finals turn out to be, this was a well competed match. The “baray log” batted first and put a good 88 runs. The “chhotay” gave in their best to scoop a victory, but could only get to the 73 run mark in the allotted overs.
The 4th year team took home the prize money, which if I’m not wrong, was Rs. 4000. The organizers did a fairly good job in hosting the event with a budget of Rs. 10,000. A lot more such events are rumoured to be forth coming. Quack! Online will definitely keep its readers posted!
Textile Institute of Pakistan bid farewell to yet another batch at the beginning of this year as Convocation 2013 was hosted on the 27th of January.
The organizing team had to wake up early that Sunday as the bus left from the City Office for the main campus at 8:30 AM, approximately 5 hours before the official commencement time. The responsibility fell once again in the capable hands of Ms. Rakshanda Shah, one of the most vibrant members amongst the faculty at TIP today. A number of volunteers were rather displeased with having to suit up and wait for so long, but then again, they volunteered for it.
As the first month of Spring 2013 passed by, it proved to be better than the entire semester of Fall 2012. Active members of the societies working together into different initiatives for the betterment of student life was experienced by most of the students but still they feel surprised that a whole month has passed of this semester.
First of all, I on behalf of Quack online would like to welcome the freshmen for this semester. We hope to see them here for a longer period of time and expect them to be hilarious and amazing in the upcoming Freshmen Gala rather than finding them leaning in the cafeteria corner or enjoying the beautiful wind and view near the tower. For sure, this is a waste of talent and enthusiasm which u might realize later. Continue reading