Posted by amerhh on September 3, 2007
NED, like all undergraduate institutions, provided me with a reputable bachelor’s degree that served as the launch pad for my career. I value the academic instruction I received, wishing, of course, that there was more emphasis on achieving world-class standards.
But what I value most of all is the personal network of exceptional, like-minded individuals that NED provided me during my school years and beyond. All NEDians share a common experience that binds us together and provides a common ground to build lasting and productive relationships. My network of NED friends, colleagues and alumni has been of invaluable service in my personal and professional growth.
NED has given me what only world-class institutions provide: a cherishable, high-quality, life-long network of friends, contacts and a sense of belonging. This is my experience and I like to believe I made the best of what NED has to offer, NEDians.
Editor’s Note: Amer Haider is the Director of Strategic Marketing and Ecosystem Development at Cavium Networks. You can read more about him here.
Posted by Farid Durrani on August 22, 2007
I am an alumnus of NED Engineering College. This introduction is enough to break the ice between two strangers who both once attended NED. A sense of happiness, a sense of good times, flows as you start to explore golden memories of the past. I am sure there were instances when we were frustrated, we wished we had better facilities, better resources, but that has passed and all we can think of is how wonderful our days were and the success and pride that followed as we continued to progress during the four (more in some cases) years. Its gives us all a sense of pride that we belong, and we belong to the community of NED at large. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »
Posted by Cemendtaur on August 20, 2007
کراچی میں بلا کی گرمی پڑتی ہے اور ایک عرصے سے وہاں کا موسم ایسا ہی گرم ہے۔ مگر میں جب جامعہ این ای ڈ ی میں گزارے جانے والے وقت کو یاد کروں تو نہ جانے کیوں مجھے صرف سہانا موسم یاد آتا ہے۔
بہت سے دوسرے لوگوں کی طرح جامعہ این ای ڈی میں داخلے کا میرا فیصلہ بہت زیادہ شعوری نہ تھا۔ میں این ای ڈ ی اس لیے نہیں پہنچا کہ میں انجینیر بننا چاہتا تھا۔ میں تو بس بھیڑ چال میں وہاں پہنچ گیا۔ اگر میں کسی مغربی ملک میں پلا بڑھا ہوتا تو شاید کسی جامعہ سےعمرانیات یا ادب میں سند حاصل کی ہوتی۔ پاکستان میں پرورش پاتے جامعہ این ای ڈ ی اس لیے پہنچا کیونکہ میرے ساتھ کے ذہین لوگ اس طرف جا رہے تھے۔ اور این ای ڈ ی میں مجھے اپنی طرح کے لوگ ملے۔ کہنے کو تووہ سب انجینئیرنگ پڑھ رہے تھے مگر ان سب کے اندر الگ الگ طرح کی آگ بھری تھی۔ WAIT! There is more to read… read on »
Posted by riaz_haq on
In the run-up to the NEDians Convention 2007 on Sept 8 in San Jose, I have written a piece on “what NED means to me”.
I’d like to encourage all NEDians to capture their feelings on this subject in a couple of paragraphs and send in their thoughts either to the blog (as a comment or submission to be posted here on the blog) or via email.
Here’s my piece:
NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan, is my alma mater. “Alma mater” is Latin for “nourishing mother”, an apt description for the role NED played in my life. In addition to the mental nourishment I received from NED, which helped me grow up to become an independent learner and thinker, I also found inspiration from many “siblings”, who were the crème de la crème of Karachi students. People with the necessary credentials to be accepted into this great, highly selective, institution of higher learning. If the high selectivity of the admission process and the quality of alumni (the finished product) are the key measures of the high ranking of an academic institution, then NED definitely deserves to show up in the top rankings comparable to other great schools around the world. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »