My Beloved Campus…


Love is a feeling rather it is a need for human to survive in this world. It is as much important as food and shelter. We love our parents, siblings, friends, relatives and sometimes those who has the same role in our lives as of Romeo and Juliet. Have you ever been in love with nonliving things? I guess we all sometimes start loving those objects which are materialistic or in other words lifeless. The same story is with our TIP campus and I realized this that how much I like my campus when I heard the news of attack on our beloved campus.

Since my admission, one of my fantasies is the romantic TIP main campus. Lush green grasslands, ever emotional lake, nostalgic corridors, crystal clear imported glasses, luxurious and well-maintained labs, expensive equipments and student’s cafeteria always filled with smiling young TIPIANS. In fact my campus was and still is a perfect place for romance-oh sorry! Continue reading “My Beloved Campus…”

Final Exams, Fall 2007

Keeping in perspective the current political upheaval with widespread violence in the country, the continuing security lapses within the city, and the recent unfortunate happenings inside the campus, all exams have been postponed till the end of January 2008.

It is expected that a new schedule will be posted on the institute’s website by January 15, 2008.

This update has been forwarded by Umair Saeed, Academic Coordinator, TIP. 

TIP Campus Trashed?

I don’t know the details, but TIP has been attacked and a large portion of its equipment has been destroyed. Anybody who can provide more information, please do put it up on Quack! We need to know what actually happened.

TIP is located at Ghahgar Phatack on the National Highway, an area affected by the riots that followed the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

Metroblogging Karachi is reporting the same.


The hostel students were moved to the city campus earlier today (Saturday, December 29 ’07) from where they went to their homes or to stay with friends/relatives. The only people on campus now are the staff and guards that reside there.

The campus has suffered damage in the lab area and design studios. Machines and equipment in that area have also been damaged. The Eqbal Ahmad student’s centre has also been ransacked. It has been reported, however, that the mob did not enter the administrative block. The vehicles on campus have also been damaged. Some of the guards were hurt as they tried to resist the mob from breaking in but no other personnel have been injured. Mr. Gamini is also all right and is currently at a friend’s house in Karachi.

All examinations have been postponed till further notice which will be made available on the Textile Institute of Pakistan’s official website.

This update has been posted by Aasim Ahmed after telephonic accounts from Mr. Gamini Hathiringe and some of the students who were present on campus on Friday morning. Mr. Ali Hafeez Azmat has also confirmed the same.

Anthropometry; TIP… What?

By Parvindar Lal, AMM4

Anthropometry ((Anthro = Man, Pometry = Measurement, literally meaning “measurement of humans”), in physical anthropology, refers to the measurement of living human individuals for the purpose of understanding human physical variation.

Importance of Anthropometry

• Evolutionary significance-changes in humans overtime
• For medical usage such as; weight control and plastic surgery.
• To determine best design for both the weapon and the uniform fit for the army.
• It also plays an important role in industrial design, clothing design, ergonomics, and architecture and in your everyday life.
• Working examples: Hand geometry, face verification, finger print recognition and many others.

Continue reading “Anthropometry; TIP… What?”

Three Pakistani universities in world rankings

Over the lush greens

The annual Times Higher Education Supplement ranks the world’s top universities. This year three Pakistani universities have made it in the top 600.

The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has been ranked No. 470, University of Karachi has been ranked No. 560 and Islamabad’s Quaid-e-Azam University has been ranked No. 564.

The ranking of Pakistani public universities among the top universities of the world was proof of the efforts of the HEC to raise the standards of higher education.

Details at The Daily Times.

Photo credit: Furhan Hussain, Over the lush greens at TIP.

Visual Studies Department Degree Show, University of Karachi

Puppets in Lahore

Walnuts and Pathans; Puppets and Bhoot Bangla; Soul Box and Dilawer Figar; Rube Goldberg and Vegetables on Wheels … what do they all have in common? The Visual Studies Department Degree Show. The Exhibition is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, December 8 – 10, 2007 at the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi. Continue reading “Visual Studies Department Degree Show, University of Karachi”

Poster Display, Class of 2008; Gradients and turning points

Unlike my last article on the poster display, this time I have no intentions of frolicking around with statements that might throw a shadow over the facts. I recall that last time I had congratulated the organizers for taking such an initiative constantly reminding them that there were glitches in the organization which they should try and overcome. Seems like what happened now was quite the contrary. Continue reading “Poster Display, Class of 2008; Gradients and turning points”