Industry-academia collaboration indispensable for development: Dr Khalid Maqbool

The collaboration between industries and academic institutions is indispensable under the emergent educational policy for developing human capital and industries of different sectors across the country, said Federal Minister for Science and Technology Dr Khaliq Maqbool Siddiqui.

Speaking as a chief guest at the 4th PEC International Deans Conference held at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University on Monday, Khalid Maqbool said that the government is constating a task force with the Pakistan Engineering Council to address the issues of engineers’ fraternity and train the new engineers by latest technological trends in their fields.

He remarked that we must empower our young generation with technological education and skills so that they can serve the institution of the country and abroad after acquiring in-demand skillsets.

Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Engr Najeeb Haroon said the council is endeavouring to create opportunities for experienced and new engineers in various public and private sector projects.

The association is also working to establish relations with engineering universities to improve professional education in engineering.

Dr Zubair Shaikh, President of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, said the PEC international conference is a testament to efforts to foster relations among local and international academia and engineering professionals, which will result in positive and sustainable outcomes in the future.

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