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NUML students outshine in Computer Software competitions

June 11, 2014

A group comprising of three Computer Sciences students of National University of Modern Languages (NUML), outshined at a software competition which was organized by FAST-NU.

The group of students including Abdul Wali, Mehwish Hamid and Kanwal Rani developed a software "Text to Sign Language Interpreter" which is of great help for special people suffering from hearing and sight losses. The software developed by the student has ability to convert a soft form of the book into sign language.

Students displayed their software in NaSCon 14 at FAST which was highly appreciated in the competition and it won the 2nd position in the event. It is also pertinent to mention that same group has also won the Excite Cup Competition which was held in Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU).

Moreover, Farhan Sharif, another student of BS Computer Science developed a software as his final year project "Hidden SMS based communication using Text Steganography" to transmit hidden text in an

SMS and secured the second position in software development competitions 'Softcom' which was held at GIKI and then in Excite Cup at MAJU.

The students said "these projects were supervised by their teacher Attaullah Ghafoor and it was his guidance which made us confident to participate such a highly competitive competition.

The participation and winning of the prize has not only added into their energies and confidence but it has also given them an insight that how actually software market and industry work.

The exposure has placed us on an advantaged position than others and we are now in position to perform better in the field of software development", they added.

The students along with Dean Brig  Dr Muhammad Akbar and Head Assistant Professor Sajjad Haider of Faculty of IT and Computer Sciences met Rector NUML Maj Gen  Masood Hasan where he felicitated the students for their achievements saying it was moment of pride to see students performing well in their fields and carving a bright future under the guidance of their teachers.

He also announced cash prizes and certificates for the students.

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Source: Daily Patriot (Pakistan)

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