The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Microsoft Pakistan declared teams from NUST and FAST as toppers for the Microsoft Student hackathon in a virtual event organized in Islamabad.
Team “QueryCity” and Team “AI-Based Ophthalmology Grading” from FAST NUCES Peshawar Campus and NUST CEME Rawalpindi respectively declared as winners in the recent competition. After winning the competition these teams will be representing Pakistan at global level, world finals.
The Federal Minister of Education, Shafqat Mahmood, Microsoft Country Manager, Shahzad Khan, Microsoft Country Education Lead, Jibran Jamshad, Education Lead MCC, Angela Nganga, and other senior officials were present at the event.
DR Shaista Suhail is the HEC director, she said that
“We have seen tremendously inventive ideas coming in and many of the students, who have been contributing and taking part in such competitions, have established their own start-ups which are now becoming multi-million-dollar companies.”