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Study cum Recreational Trips
Life @ AU icon Life at Campus icon Societies & Clubs icon Activities icon Facilities icon Achievements icon International Linkages icon PSY Counselling icon Student Week 2015 icon Search Life & Community at AU Campus Activities Study cum Recreational Trips The University arranges occasional educational visits to other eminent institutions of the country and places of general interest. Recently, two separate groups of students from the Faculty of Engineering and Administrative Sciences visited LUMS, UET Lahore, GIKI, American University of Dubai and SZABIST Dubai to observe their educational activities and student life there. Excursion cum study trips were made to Hattar Factory, Pakistan Tobacco Company and Kalabagh Base.
Seminars & Workshops
Air University encourages its students and faculty members to arrange seminars and workshops. Each department participates enthusiastically in these activities in which eminent scholars and leaders are invited to share their experiences with the faculty and students.
Students arrange social, cultural and sporting events during the semester and holidays. Musical concerts are very popular and several of these have been successfully organizedand conducted by the students. While the University provides the guidance and resources, the students are encouraged to organize these events by themselves.
The Sports Society was created to cater to the needs and demands of modern sports. It arranges cricket, football and other tournaments every month to identify good players for competitions held by the HEC and other institutions. AIR University students have usually performed very well at such competitions, and part of the credit goes to this society for making this possible.
Every year, final year students from Faculty of Engineering display their Final Projects for industry representatives, academia and media.
The Project Exhibition serves many purposes. The graduating students get instant feedback from senior level engineers from the industry. The industry finds out not only about the skills of graduating students but also the facilities Air University offers to its students and the level of expertise of the faculty. The main objective of Project Exhibition is the interaction of students with the industry representatives.
Last year's Projects exhibition featured many projects, highlighting some of the pioneering research that is currently taking place at the campus in the discipline of Mechatronics, Telecom and Electronics Engineering. Projects were displayed at the Air University Exhibition Centre. This exhibition had brought together University students and staff, industry members, technology enthusiasts and the general public to celebrate students' achievements in using cutting-edge technology, innovation and creativity in real-world practical applications. This exhibition showed a creative touch to the industrial sector of Pakistan. The projects target the various energy solutions for Pakistan like solar power generation with sterling engine and wind power generation. Some projects like Quadcopter were technically advanced and innovative, thus attractive for the defense industry. Some projects related to IP phone, WiFi and wireless internet security offer solutions for the telecommunication industry. Projects like artificial hand, virtual speaker and automatic vehicle identifier show the elegance of Air University students.
The response of industry was overwhelming; many representatives from various industries were present. This exhibition provided an excellent talent hunt opportunity to industry managers as well as a look for new ideas for their products.
A Career Fair is held each year for the currently enrolled students, as well as for graduates (Alumni) of the University. The Career Fair is attended by major national and multinational organizations including industry, banks, Information Technology organizations, etc. The career Fair not only provides an opportunity to the students and graduates of the University to explore the employment possibilities with reputable firms, but also gives firsthand knowledge and information to the organizations about the University, its Programs, its facilities and its faculty.
"In the Air" Student’s Newsletter
The Faculty of Social Sciences regularly publishes a student's newsletter called In the Air. Two issues are produced in each semester that covers student activities, guest lectures and various contests. A faculty member and an outstanding student are interviewed for each issue. This newsletter also features articles on current issues of national and international significance.
Different guest speakers were invited from time to time to enlighten the students on different issues related to their fields. In this regard the Cultural Society invited Anees Jilani Advocate Supreme Court to speak on human rights, motivational speakers Waleed and Mr. Khairi were invited to motivate the students, famous anchor person Talat Hussain and Dr Parvez Hoodhbouy were invited to speak on different issues.
The cultural Society took students in different programs and competitions outside the university. These included an Art contest at Bahria University, participation in Capital Talk a Geo Program, and participation in a Youth Conference by Transparency Int'l at Quaid-e-Azam University. Our participants gave outstanding performances and brought back prizes.
MOU with University of Southampton, uk
Air University (AU) is proud to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Southampton (UoS) UK. This is another significant milestone achieved towards AU’s strategic aim of internationalization. The MoU was signed by Dr Ijaz A Malik, Vice Chancellor Air University and Prof Mark Spearing, Pro Vice Chancellor International, University of Southampton. Under the MoU, which will remain in force for a period of five years initially, UoS and AU have agreed to initiate an international partnership programme which will involve exchange of scientific, academic, and technical information, faculty and students exchanges for pursuing research and to lecture, cooperation in joint research and development in disciplines of mutual interest, identification of opportunities for commercialization of technology, and organization and participation of joint academic and scientific activities such as seminars and conferences.
IRON EAGLES TEAM" wins 1st PRIZE
The Department of Business Administrations "IRON EAGLES TEAM" won the 1st PRIZE at International Mechanical Engineering Convention April 2012 organized by AMSE GIKI CHAPTER from April 20 to April 22. The contest included 130 teams with participants from Sri Lanka, Turkey, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The AU "IRON EAGLES TEAM" won the competition "XPLONEERING PAKISTAN" cash prize of Rs. 100,000 with their business plan titled "FROM WASTE TO ENERGY" and "BIO-ELECTRICAL COMPANY LAUNCH". The "IRON EAGLES TEAM" consisted of Hassan Korani, Faiza Gul, Muhammad Ali and Sarmad (BBA-6).
Blood Donation Campaign
A mega philanthropic blood donation campaign was organized by Air University on 25th and 26th April, 2012 in collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS). Students and staff members of Air University whole heartedly participated in this life saving campaign and donated blood generously, due to which PRCS was able to collect 93 units of blood.
Business Plan competition at LUMS
Students of business administration, Air University won the Business Plan competition (Entopia) at LUMS Marketing Colloquium 2013 (30th -31st March), where more than 500 students from across universities in Pakistan were competing against each other to test their marketing skills.
The performance of the Air university students (the team 'Airians') was laudable and received a lot of commendation from the audience, judges and the executive council of LUMS Marketing Colloquium (patrons & organizers). Students displayed high level of commitment as well as zeal, zest and enthusiasm.
Apart from the winners shield and certificates, the team was awarded following:
- Full funding of the business plan by event sponsors.
- Google and Face book to be the brand partners of "Dreamers & Doers".
- Highly paid Internships to the winning team.