Open House- Information Technology University
Information Technology University’s first Admissions Open House for the current admissions cycle was a well-attended event. The auditorium was filled with parents and prospective students who took an active interest in the offerings of the university, engaged with faculty members and freely asked questions and voiced concerns at the two admissions booths outside the auditorium.The session began with a short video which introduced the audience to the vision of ITU. This was followed by a series of short talks by ITU’s faculty members. Dr. Khalid Zaheer spoke of his short but wonderful experience at ITU and recommended it highly, while Dr. Adnan Noor Mian talked about the research-oriented environment of the university, and how this complements its core mission. Dr Saeed ul Hassan told the audience about the wide scope of research and entrepreneurship opportunities ITU opens up for students and faculty while also touching upon the university’s focus on extracurricular activities. Next up was Dr. Hammad Qureshi who talked about the relationship between the work students do at ITU and its application in real life, followed by Dr. Faisal Kamiran who briefed the audience about the exciting work taking place at ITU’s Business Analytics Lab, and how this innovative research can help solve real-life governance problems. Mr. Abbas Akhtar was next and he gave the audience an idea of how intensive yet rewarding the coursework at ITU is, and how it drives students to realize their full potential. Ms. Samia Razaq then spoke of ITU’s aim of developing home-grown solutions to cater to locally relevant problems, and how the Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (iPAL) at was playing in important role in this. The event ended with Ms. Zaineb Siraj, the Manager Administration, giving participants an overview of ITU’s admissions process and the widely available scholarship opportunities.
Student society bearers also enthusiastically took part in the open house session and successfully manned one of the admissions booths by themselves. All information regarding admissions, including scholarship opportunities, admissions test dates and test registration forms, were freely disseminated among the audience.