Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has awarded gold medals with cash prizes to 12 students of various educational institutes of the country for the best research projects on IT & telecom for the year 2009.
Secretary Cabinet Division, Abdul Rauf Chaudhry presented gold medals to the winners of the competition during a ceremony held at PTA Headquarters. Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen, Member (Finance) PTA, Syed Nasrul Karim Ghaznavi, Member (Technical) PTA, Dr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar were also present on the occasion.
The event was attended by faculty members of the universities, parents of the awardees and representatives of the industry.
These gold medals have been awarded on the basis of a competition among accredited national universities called by PTA in April 2009 for the best research projects on IT & telecom. Various educational institutes responded to this call and nominated their students for the competition. Total 18 research projects were received from different universities which were later on scrutinized and evaluated by a PTA committee through a transparent procedure of marking. On the basis of highest obtained marks four research projects were selected for the award of Rs.50,000/- each and gold medals for the 12 participants of these projects.
Just to mention, PTA’s Essay Writing competition (announced a year ago) is still to be concluded, in which hundreds of students had participated.