GIA pros visit TIP

 Another session of TIP Talk was held in the past week which was much more humor oriented for the students rather than informative. A group of people representing the firm GIA, roamed around the auditorium and spoke on various topics in which their firm holds excellence. Not much of us knew about them and the contribution they did for our Apparel and Fashion Department when it was being set up.

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Paying homage to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W)

Covered By: Haneeya Maryam [TMM4]

Friday, 17th of February 2012: Islamic Society of Textile Institute of Pakistan sprang t0 life and organized a well mannered Mehfil-e-Milad. The venue of this event was the Lecture Theatre or the Auditorium as we call it. The chief guest on this ocassion was Mr. Tariq Jafar, a well-known face of Q-TV, PTV and Radio Pakistan.
The proceeding of Milad got under way with the recitation of a few verses of the Holly Quran by Muhammad Shoaib, followed by their translation by Muhammad Danish. Immediately after that all the naat khuan, Muhammad Awais, Mir Muhammad, Muhammad Unaib, Muhammad Waseem, Asim Arif, Mustufa Bhai (member of the lower staff), Muhammad Raveed, Zair Shafqat, Dania Jamil, Iqra Shabir, Atoofa Malik and Ma’am Afshan, paid homage to the Holly Prophet Hazarat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) in the form of naat, which created a psychic atmosphere in auditorium and the audience deeply felt its spiritual effect.

In the end the chief guest came on the stage and delivered a naat in the majesty of Holly Prophet Hazarat Muhammad (S.A.W.W), said Dua and praised the effort of the organizing team who did a remarkable job and made the event possible.

Are business schools killing the entrepreneurial spirit?

‘Are business schools killing the entrepreneurial spirit?’, Kazim Alam explores this thought on Express Tribune Business Pages by building up on the results of a recent survey highlighting management students’ aversion from venturing into the entrepreneurial realm.

KARACHI: During an interactive session held in connection with the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011, the moderator asked a sizeable group of management students present in the audience if they wanted to be entrepreneurs after graduation.

Hardly 20% replied affirmatively. The rest of them said they would rather get a secure job, preferably at a multinational, which promised a steady income and growth.

Are our business schools turning out good employees while killing the entrepreneurial spirit of potential business leaders of tomorrow?

According to Haris Hamdani – who graduated from a private university in 2009 and now runs a clothing brand for men namely Red Tree – career counselling at the undergraduate level was more about getting a stable job instead of entrepreneurship.

“As such, there was no encouragement to be an entrepreneur. There was not even an entrepreneurs’ society at my university. I’ve heard now they’ve established one,” said Hamdani, who set up his first retail outlet at Dolmen Mall on Tariq Road in July 2010 in partnership with three of his classmates. Continue reading “Are business schools killing the entrepreneurial spirit?”

Salman Alvi visits TIP

Photo Credits: Saman Salman (TDT2)

 Another step towards the betterment of the students, another day at the auditorium in the presence of a multi-talented, diverse and inspiring speaker who on one hand is well renowned for his vocals in the classical genre and on the other hand, a marketing executive and the founder of a remarkable marketing firm.

The recognized ghazal singer Salman Alvi visited TIP and shared with us his diverse experience and knowledge regarding the pursuit of happiness that everybody seem to be participating in, especially in professional life. Along with some conventional inspiring content shown in his signature way, he also shared with us his passion of music and its importance along with some real life chemistry that relates to music being a remedy to a mature mind.

Following a brief introduction given by his former MBA classmate Mr. Fariq Mukhtar, Mr. Alvi was handed over the rostrum to continue with the session. He presented his mind provoking series of questions regarding the barriers of change and innovation referred by him as “E-Novation” followed by some relevant poetic phrases regarding the subject. This was succeeded by the urge of change with respect to the current time and the incoming future. Continue reading “Salman Alvi visits TIP”

And the sessions begin…

If you have glanced over the new timetable for the current semester, you might have noticed the introduction of a new slot, labelled Guest Speaker Session.

And it was only fit enough to kick off these sessions by inviting TIP’s chancellor, Mr. Arif Hasan. He spoke on the topic, Evolution of the City, the city being our own city of Karachi.

The session turned out to be extremely informative, somewhat refreshing and at times, humorous. His lecture was delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and verbal communication. Some of the pictures he shared with us showed glimpses of what the City of Lights used to look when the concept of light had not become so common. The audience gasped when they saw what Shahra-e-Faisal used to look like, and what has become of the bridge near which we now have the popular eat out venue, Port Grand. Continue reading “And the sessions begin…”

This is not the End, it’s only the Beginning

On 29th January, 2012, Textile Institute of Pakistan [TIP] said farewell to yet another vibrant and extremely competent batch of students. It was the Convocation 2012, probably the last time the entire batch crowded the fields on TIP collectively as a single cohesive unit.

The basketball court was utilized to host this grand event, just like it had been so the previous year. A dairy white marquee, a bright glistening sun and a pleasant breeze set the perfect tone for the occasion. The proceedings began, the event being hosted by me, Asad Jafri of AMM2 and Komal Mustafa of TDT2. In synchronization with a classical Sitar tune being played through the speakers, the procession led by the Academic Coordinator Mr. Umair Saeed entered the arena, followed by the graduating students, faculty members, Board of Governors, President TIP Dr. Zubair Bandukda, Chancellor TIP Mr. Arif Hasan and the keynote speaker for the day, Mrs. Noorjehan Bilgirami. Continue reading “This is not the End, it’s only the Beginning”