TECHELITE 2009 – MORE THAN A SUCCESS
TechELITE, an All Pakistan mega IT event has been hosted by CIS dept for the
past three years and has become a legacy in the series of events that are
hosted in NED every year. This year TechELITE was held on 4th May, 2009 in NED
University of Engineering and Technology. With Telenor as our event sponsor
& event co-sponsored by TPS. Other sponsors like Microsoft, Wavetec, CISCO,
Folio3, Systems Limited, Pepsi, Intel, 360 training.com, PSO, PTCL, WeManage,
Hamariweb.com, E-nnovators our official photographers, TCS as our
Official Logistic partner, DAWN NEWS our Official media partner, CIO IDG
Official Technology Media Partner & Radio Partner FM 107.
TechELITE invited the students from different Engineering Universities of
Pakistan to display their expertise in the following four fields of IT sector:
Speed Programming Competition: The competition aimed at taking
to limit the participants programming skills in a race, not only against other
teams, but also against time. The teams were expected to provide solutions to
the problems using optimum algorithm and data structures.
Network Management Competition: This was a new addition to the
event. It was intended to highlight the importance of Network Management in the
world of information technology. The participants were provided with real time
network scenarios and were required to implement security in the best possible
fashion in the given networks. This competition was sponsored by CISCO.
Software & Hardware Project Competitions: The competitions
aimed to test the vision of participants to conceive a project that provides an
efficient solution to real world problems. The participants were encouraged to
make their projects innovative, creative and practical. These competitions
provided a platform for teams to display their projects in front of teachers,
researchers and professionals from the high-tech world. The software and
hardware project competitions were sponsored by folio3 and Wavetec
Our motive was to bring forth even better prospects than before and we
succeeded in advancing to higher professional standards as well. In succession
to the progress of TechELITE, we lived up to the expectations of many. Around
40 major universities from all over Pakistan participated this year. In
comparison with last year 20~30 more teams had competed in our Speed
competition. Network Management was introduced in place of Network Security.
Better media coverage was there to publicize the event on large scale. Free
passes were provided to other universities welcoming their students and faculty
members explicitly to come and witness this arena of academic and professional
The event commenced with a graceful opening ceremony held at the main
auditorium. The event was officially inaugurated by the honorable Vice
Chancellor of NED UET, Engr. Abul Kalam, who expressed his feelings about the
occasion with this message
“It is always a great pleasure to see what our students can do when they
combine the results of their learning with their originality and enthusiasm for
the new projects…”
The Dean ECE – Prof. Dr. Talat Altaf and the chairman CISD – Prof. Akhtar
Nadyme followed him and expressed their sentiments. Afterwards, Najam-us-Saqib
Feroz, President of TechELITE’09, spoke a few words to commemorate the occasion
and provided brief information about the event.
“After a very successful beginning, nurturing to the technology blast,
TechELITE maintains the history of innovation, mind power, and utilization of
the young brains…”
Soon after the conclusion of the opening ceremony the participating teams were
guided to their respective labs by the organizers & volunteers. All four
competitions kick started at 12 noon and continued till 6 pm.
Teams from more than ten universities across the nation took part in the
competitions. Around 150 teams or 400 participants were competing for prize
money of 2.5 lacs. The Elite team made special arrangements for the
accommodation of out-station teams.
Apart from the competitions, seminars and lectures were being held at CIS
Lecture hall simultaneously. A number of officials, representing various IT
companies, were invited to discuss the current trends in the market and to
brief the students with the requirements and expectations of the industry from
them. Promotional booths were set up for all the supporting companies outside
the main auditorium. This provided an excellent opportunity for the students to
interact with professionals. Several companies were also collecting resumes at
their stalls for recruiting fresh graduates. A food court was also set up at
the booth area, comprising major food chains giving festive touch to the
The Elite team had put up a great effort in making TechELITE a landmark and
this would not have been possible without the motivation, encouragement and
support from the Vice Chancellor, the Chairman, faculty and lab assistants of
CISE. The events success can be judged by the acknowledgments that it received
from the IT companies and the universities across the nation.
TechELITE’09 was concluded with a closing ceremony in which chairperson P@SHA
Ms. Jehan Ara was invited as the Chief Guest. Rabia Garib Chief Editor of CIO
Magazine hosted the closing ceremony.
Later on, prizes were distributed by the chief guest to successful teams amid
great applause and acknowledgment. Special memoirs were also presented to the
judges, guests and sponsors by the Chairman. The event finally was officially
over. A grand dinner was arranged for the ELITE teams, organizers &
volunteers after the conclusion of closing ceremony.
TechELITE 2009 was a huge success for the team of techELITE. Thanks to Almighty
Allah that in the current era of recession, the ELITE team able to conduct such
a huge event, this again in the history of CISE was marked as success.