iCube 2013

Competitions nurture the problem solving and creative capabilities of the students. Taking part in a competition enables the students to challenge the contenders, which in turn enhances their skills in their field of choice. Keeping this in view, the IEEE Isra Student Branch organized a nationwide competition “iCube 2013”, which was held at the Isra University on 27 October 2013. As many as 345 participants from different institutes of the country including UET Lahore, NED University Karachi, Hamdard University Karachi, Usman Institute of Technology Karachi, DHA Suffa University Karachi, Sir Syed UET Karachi and others participated. iCube 2013 was held under the tagline of IDEA, INNOVATION, INVENTION. The competitions included Hardware Exhibition, Programming King, Gaming Mania, Circuit Designing, Techno Idea, Innovative Business Idea, Photography Competition, Networking Competition, Poster Presentation, Web Development Competition, Scenario Writing, Arts and Sketching Competition, Short Film Competition, Spelling Bee Competition, Logo Designing, and AutoCAD Designing. iCube 2013 provided a platform for multi-talented students to come forward and show their capabilities and skills in academic and non-academic fields of interests. The event kicked off with a welcome speech by Mr. Muhammad Hanan Daudpota, President, IEEE Isra Student Branch. A video showcasing the services of engineering for humanity was also played. The event was declared open by Professor Dr. Rafiq Ahmed Abro, Chairperson, Department of Electrical Engineering, Isra University. For as much as 6 hours, different competitions took place, which tested the students’ skills in different fields. The participants’ were evaluated by highly skilled judges and industry professionals. The winners of the competitions included team of Hamdard University in Hardware Exhibition, Arshad Ali from MUET Jamshoro in Techno Idea, Bilal Mughal from Isra University in Computer Networking Competition, Ayesha Amin and Asna Rajput from Isra University in Poster Competition, Ayesha Amin from Isra University in Scenario Writing, Ghanwa Jarwar from Phoenix Higher Secondary School in Spelling Bee Competition, Haseeb Soomro from Center of Excellence in Arts and Design (CEAD MUET), Raza Ali from SZABIST in Gaming Competition, Cyber Mafia from DHA Suffa Karachi in Programming Competition and others. The Chief Guest at this occasion was Professor Dr. Ghulamqadir Kazi, Vice Chancellor, Isra University who in his closing address lauded the efforts of the participants, and the IEEE Isra Student Branch for organizing a national level competition to empower the students. The vote of thanks was said by Mr. Saad Khan Baloch, Counselor, IEEE Isra Student Branch. Cash prizes and shields were awarded to the winners of all the competitions.