The NCSC ACM (Association
of Computing Machinery) team launched NUST Book Bank. It is the first of its
kind, aiming solely to benefit the students all over the NUST campus. The
team’s mission is to help fellow Nustian students in their academic struggle.
NCSC ACM team core
concept of this project is to facilitate the students who find it difficult to
purchase so many books each semester for each course. Not knowing which book to
go for, they end up relying only on the course material provided by the
instructors (slides, lectures etc.), which consequently effects their grades. In
addition to this, the course books are expensive as well.
For this purpose, NCSC
ACM team provides a platform where the senior students or graduating students
can help the juniors simply by donating course, reference books and other
fictional books as well. The project
follows "Donate One Get One" policy, which
will enable students to donate old books and get new ones in return, and thereby
benefitting their academic prospects through increased knowledge-related
The first phase of the
project was to collect books. Desks were set up in all schools of H-12 campus
and door to door campaign for book collection in NUST hostels was carried out. In
only two weeks, Book Donation Drive was able to collect more than 1400 books.
In the second phase,
book shelves have been set up in SMME old building (Al-Jazzari block) which was
formally inaugurated on 23rd January 2015. Dr. Arshad, Principal
SEECS and Mr. Ehsan-ul-Haq, DD Student Affairs were invited to officially
inaugurate the book bank. Dr Arshad Ali gave his valuable input that the books
should be catalogued and an additional counter for the Book Bank should be
incorporated within the C1 fictional library in a bid to increase its exposure
to the students.