Radio lab opened in FAUST

KARACHI: It is a great achievement of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) establishing a Radio Lab after establishment of TV Lab at Mass Communication Department.

This is only university of Sindh, having TV and Radio Labs established in collaboration with some of volunteers where students will be taught practical work which will be highly beneficial for them.

This was said by FUUAST’ care-taker Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Qaiser while inauguration of ‘Yasir Rizvi Internet Radio Lab’ at Department of Mass Communication, Abdul Haque campus here on Monday.

Dr Qaiser said the Radio Lab is given name of Dr Waheed-ur-Rehman known as with his penname Yasir Rizvi who was shot dead in Karachi three months ago. He said his services were uncountable in the education sector so lab was named after him.

He said that his best efforts are to make this university as one of leading universities of Pakistan.

On the occasion, Department of Mass Communication’s Chairperson Prof Dr Seemi Nagmana, Dr Tuosif Ahmed Khan, In Charge of Radio Lab Irfan Aziz, Member of Senate Najam Al-Arfeen and other also addressed.

Dr Taosif said, he appreciates the efforts taken for betterment for this University. He suggested that training program should be organized for the registrar and senior officials who are appointed at administrative posts in the university.

He said these trainings are necessary as to avoid financial crises and implementation of the policy for smooth running of academic and non-academic activities at the University.

Prof Seemi said Radio Lab has been established but technical staff to run it is still needed at the lab. She advised that a monitoring cell also be established at Mass Communication Department for enhancing practical work of the students.

Irfan Aziz said Digital Radio Lab is now ready, established with cost of Rs 0.5 million. He said Lab comprises multi-tack recording system only available at 2 FM Radio in the city, sound recorder, 40” TV and centralized main server. The Radio Lab started with its first interview with Dr Qaiser after the inauguration.