Punjab University’s Institute of English Studies (IES), in collaboration with the Department of English at Forman Christian College University (FCCU), recently hosted the “Digital Humanities Graduate Poster Exhibition,” a pioneering event that brought together scholars, students, and enthusiasts to explore the intersection of technology and English studies.

Led by the esteemed Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Director of IES, Prof. Dr. Amra Raza, the event drew participants from various academic backgrounds eager to delve into this innovative approach to studying English.

The exhibition showcased a diverse array of projects. Under the guidance of Dr. Amna Umer Cheema, IES students presented 18 thought-provoking posters. Ph.D. students illuminated the field of Medical Humanities through their Digital Humanities projects, while MPhil students captivated audiences with their podcast titled “Shakespeare meets Scholars of Color.” The exhibits spanned an array of topics including fourth wave feminism, code poetry, digital storytelling, Game studies, and more, reflecting the multifaceted nature of digital humanities.

PU Explores Intersection of Technology and English Studies

In a separate event at Punjab University’s Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (ICET), faculty members engaged in a seminar focused on “Implementation and Assessment of Outcome Based Education (OBE).” This seminar, an integral part of ongoing faculty training, aimed to align the engineering education curriculum with the stringent standards set by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), ensuring global competitiveness for graduates.

Dr. Fahad Rehman, an Associate Professor at COMSATS and esteemed ICET alumni, delivered key insights into the OBE system. His comprehensive presentation covered critical topics such as defining Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs), aligning them with Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs), assessing learning levels and domains, designing effective evaluation rubrics, tackling Complex Engineering Problems (CEP), incorporating Problem-Based Learning (PBL), and meeting PEC’s rigorous evaluation criteria.

The seminar, graced by distinguished figures including Punjab University’s Dean of Faculty of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Prof. Dr. Abdullah Khan Durrani, ICET Director Prof. Dr. Rafi Ullah Khan, and PEC-AC Convener Dr. Ayyaz Muhammad, underscored the importance of continuous improvement in engineering education. Dr. Fahad Rehman’s expertise left attendees equipped with a deeper understanding of implementing OBE principles, ensuring the production of high-quality, globally competitive chemical engineering professionals.

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