TIP on the Internet

h4. Yahoo! Groups

The official TIP Yahoo! Group. Frequent activity by students and alumni, 137 members, almost 500 messages. Needs be be moderated better.

A Texperts Link set up by a first year student. Shame on you seniors. 46 members, frequent activity by Texperts. Is building a Texperts database. Most successful attempt at Texperts Link so far. We should all help out. Group owner, Mazhar Moosani.

Textile Science class of 2006. 36 members, with comprehensive information on most (collected in a database). Sporadic mails, mostly junk. Owned by Talib Raza.


A Textile Science (TS3A) class of 2005 group. Only course work related mailings.
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Training after TIP

Students graduating this year onwards are supposed to prepare for a nine month training period after their graduation. The textile industry here initiated this, for what particular reason we do not know. However, this training period is similar to the 3 month to 2 year training required by engineers (B.E. graduates).

Final year students are not looking forward to more studies after university.

Design Student on ARY Digital

How many of you tuned into ARY Digital at about 7:15 on Saturday evening, 23rd August? Hmmm! I don’t see many hands in the air… Khair, if you had by chance tuned in then you would have been surprised to see our very own Ali Javed, final year design student, (looking slick and smart as always) talking to an anchorperson from ARY on their public-boltee-hai-type program.

The question of the day was “should bridegrooms go to a parlor for their grooming before their wedding?” which was asked in urdu. Ali’s answer was: “Han, mera khiyal hai jana chahiye.”.

Hmmmmm, so at least we now know where to look for him on his wedding day, if we can’t find him home. Waisay Ali, it would further help matters if you could also let us know which parlour would you prefer so that the other guys can take their cue from you!

New City Campus Inaugrated

Arif Hasan, Vice Chanceller of TIP, inaugrated the new city campus on Saturday, September 6, 2003. The new campus is a purpose-built in the style of TIP’s main campus. It will soon host evening classes for the new “Masters of Science in Textile Chemistry”:http://quack.offroadpakistan.com/academics/apparel_manufacturing_merchandizing_and_textile_chemistry.html program.

Update: Dew Drops in an anonymous comment sent the address:

10 F, Block 6
Phone: 4380467-9

Photo Credits: Adil Mosajee

Scientists Crack Secret of Silk


A Tufts University team has figured out how spiders and silkworms spin such strong silk, which could have far-reaching implications for everything from hospital dressings to body armor.

bq. While humans have relied on silk for more than 2,000 years, scientists have never been able to unravel the mystery of how spiders and silkworms produced their incredibly strong fibers – until now. In a newly published study, Tufts researchers discovered the mechanism for production of strong silk, providing critical new information about nature�s strongest fiber.

Read the full article at Tufts e-news.
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