Lahore: Punjab University Department of Electrical Engineering students’ team, comprising of Muhammad Azam Javed, Syed Omer Saleh, Muhammad Abdul Basit and Mah Zeb Jamil, has shown outstanding performance in robot race competitions held at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and IIEE Karachi.
At LUMS, 30 teams participated in the competition. In quarter-final, PU team beat the winner of NERC 2011, a robot named M6 of NUST and qualified for the semi-final. The PU team bagged third position in the competition with a difference of fraction of a second. Moreover, same students’ team of PU clinched second position in robot race contest at IIEE Karachi. A total of 30 teams from various universities participated in the contest.
Department’s faculty member Umer Farooq supervised the students in these contests. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has congratulated College Principal and Chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad, Supervisor Umer Farooq and students on these achievements and advised the students and faculty to work hard to bring fame for the varsity.
It is noteworthy that since 2008, teams of the Electrical Engineering Department have won 40 awards in various national as well as international contests which in fact validate the Vice-Chancellor’s vision for promoting research culture in the varsity.
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