Beyond Classrooms: Degree Show 2024 Highlights

The Textile Institute of Pakistan recently hosted a spectacular three-day event, the Degree
Show 2024
, where the graduating students of the Textile Design Technology Program
showcased their remarkable thesis projects. Held at the institute’s Display Centre from June 1,
2024, a Saturday, the event drew significant attention from industry leaders, textile recruiters,
and distinguished guests.

A Platform for Excellence

The exhibition, which was open to the public and the textile industry, provided a platform for
students to present their innovative designs and research. The jury, comprising esteemed
industry professionals, included:

  • Urooj Mughal, Deputy General Manager at Ideas
  • Jawad Mehmood, Planning and Marketing Head at Cambridge.
  • Imrana Shahryar, Owner at U & I and Visiting Faculty at AIFD.
  • Faiza Khan, Design Head at Bonanza.

Their expert evaluations and constructive feedback were invaluable to the students, highlighting
the strengths and potential areas for improvement in their work.

Distinguished Guests and Industry Leaders

The event was graced by notable guests who praised the creativity and dedication of the
institute’s students. Among them were:

  • Professor Asma Faraz, Head of Design Department TMUC.
  • Ahmar Abbas, Coordinator of BSFD TMUC.
  • Alishba Pervaiz, Coordinator of HND TMUC.
  • Maria Akhtar, Head of R&D, International Textiles.
  • Muhammad Ibrahim, Director of Export Marketing, Gul Ahmed.
  • Taha Pardesi, Director, Fortune Rags Pvt Ltd., Giga Textile Pvt Ltd., Pacific Rags Pvt Ltd.
  • Shameen Khan, General Manager Marketing, Lucky One.
  • Baber Sultan, Director, Artistic Milliners.
  • Marylou D’Mello, Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition, Artistic Milliners.

These industry leaders commended the students for their innovative designs and thorough
research. They also provided valuable insights on how the students could further enhance their
skills and make a significant impact in the textile industry.

Celebrating Success

The event was a resounding success, filled with pride and appreciation for the hard work and
creativity displayed by the graduating students. The President of the institute, Mr. Zubair
Bandukda
, and the Dean, Mr. Abdul Jabbar, were instrumental in bringing the exhibition back
to campus and ensuring its success. Their dedication to academic excellence and student
support was evident throughout the event.

Special acknowledgment was given to the dedicated Event Management Team, whose efforts
ensured the smooth running of the show, and to the esteemed board members present:

  • Mr. Nadeem Maqbool, CEO of Suraj Cotton Mills Limited.
  • Prof. Shehnaz Ismail, Professor Emeritus, Indus Valley School and Board of Director

The overwhelmingly positive feedback from alumni, parents, families, and guests highlighted the
incredible dedication of the institute’s faculty. A special applause went to Ms. Shaheen Khan,
Program Coordinator at the Design Department, and Ms. Saadia Saad, Assistant Professor, for
their exceptional leadership and academic guidance. Their mentorship significantly elevated the
quality and depth of the student’s work

Showcasing Talent

The Degree Show 2024 featured the outstanding work of the following graduating students, who
impressed all attendees with their creativity and innovation:

  • Alishba Huda
  • Aqsa Sohail Qureshi
  • Fasiha Noor
  • Hareem Ghulam Samdani
  • Ilhaam Abdul Wahid
  • Kiyan Ali
  • Maheen Aijaz Hussain
  • Marium Ali Baig
  • Mozaina Sajjad
  • Ramla Zuberi
  • Sara Aziz
  • Summaya Urooj
  • Tahira Aleem
  • Aniqa Wajahat
  • Areeba Zameer
  • Fatima Waseem
  • Hira Bano
  • Iman Fatima
  • Konain Zehra
  • Maira Akbar
  • Marium Amir Ghani
  • Nimra
  • Romeela Mazhar
  • Semal Fatima
  • Syeda Jaweria Jaffry
  • Tasneem Jafar us Sadiq
  • Anusha Akbar Ali
  • Ayesha Imran Rathore
  • Fizza Abbas
  • Ifra Nasir
  • Isra Mairaj
  • Maha Akram
  • Manahil Afaq
  • Minahil Kamran
  • Noor ul Aiman
  • Saira Soomro
  • Sofia Samad
  • Syeda Sahaab Ali
  • Tooba Rauf

These students presented a diverse array of projects that not only demonstrated their technical
skills but also their ability to address contemporary challenges in textile design.

Moving Forward

The Textile Institute of Pakistan is immensely proud of its graduating students. Their remarkable
achievements and innovative designs showcased during the Degree Show 2024 are a
testament to their hard work and the excellent education they received. The institute extends its
heartfelt congratulations to all the graduates and wishes them the best of luck in their future
endeavors. The institute remains committed to nurturing the next generation of textile designers
and industry leaders.

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! You have accomplished something truly remarkable,
and we look forward to seeing your future contributions to the textile industry.

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Ali Kazmi

Director Marketing

SM Denim Mills Pakistan

I owe a significant part of my professional success to my alma mater, the Textile Institute of Pakistan, where I earned my BSC Hons in Textile Sciences. The knowledge and skills I acquired during my time at TIP laid the foundation for my rapid career growth. The institute’s strong industry connections and emphasis on practical learning provided me with a unique edge in the job market.
Within a short span, I achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the youngest General Manager of Marketing in the industry at just 28 years old. Today, as a Director of Marketing for the past five years, I continue to excel in my field, leveraging the expertise and confidence instilled in me by my education at TIP.
I am forever grateful to my alma mater for shaping my career trajectory and enabling me to reach new heights.

Sarim Mehmood

CEO and Founder

Fruit of Sustainability

TIP is not just a university but a unique community that enabled me to walk on paths not previously taken, initiate new ventures, and drive change. It was at TIP that I found a nurturing environment filled with mentors who inspired me, peers who challenged me, and resources that empowered me. This support system was instrumental as I led organizations in C-level leadership roles at a very young age, gaining experiences that would have been unimaginable without the foundation laid by TIP. Eventually, this journey led to the founding of Fruit of Sustainability, Pakistan’s first tech company specializing in digital social and environmental due diligence SaaS platforms which is set to revolutionize the Textiles and Apparel Industry in Pakistan. The entire journey is deeply and profoundly attributed to TIP.

Kashif J. Abbasi

Deputy General Manager, Retail Operations & Business Development

Sapphire

The time I spent at TIP campus had been the most important part of my career. It has given me confidence to achieve something that i used to believe as impossible. TIP has been a multicultural institute where I got the opportunity to engage with people of various cultural backgrounds from across Pakistan. We were valued, pampered and sculptured for the country’s textile industry. Due to the high quality of education and personal brought up I received at TIP, I am being valued today in the textile industry.

Hassan Essani

Regional Head

Outfitters

It’s an honor for me to be associated with TIP from the first day in this gigantic place till I graduated. Graduating from this prestigious institute constituted my launching point in the textile industry and though I’m very well off on my way there. My gratitude to the teachers and the institute as I’ll always believe they had an immense significance in getting me where I am today.

Urooj Mughal

Deputy General Manager

Bsc Gul Ahmed

An unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with the dedication of the faculty, equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and passion necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of textiles. I am filled with immense gratitude for the pivotal role Textile Institute of Pakistan has played in shaping my career and professional growth.

Ch. Haziq Ahmed

Co-founder

Kravemart

Entering the Textiles Institute of Pakistan back in ’05 kicked off my journey to where I am today. It wasn’t just about hitting the books; it was the whole vibe. The professors? They were like our industry sherpas, mixing theory with real-world stories that got us buzzing about business. They didn’t just teach; they inspired. And outside class? It was a hub of creativity and teamwork, where we bounced ideas off each other and dreamed big. The institute didn’t just give me skills; it lit a fire in me to tackle anything that came my way. So, yeah, big shoutout to my alma mater for shaping me into the entrepreneur I’ve become.