Progress sans S and T capabilities a distant dream

STAFF REPORT LHR: The 20th convocation of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore has recently been held where degrees were awarded to 37 PhDs and 269 MSc/MPhil scholars and 1826 graduates.

Punjab Governor Syed Ahmed Mahmud, who is also the Chancellor of the university, was the chief guest on the occasion and awarded degrees to scholars and students.

In his address, the governor said that developed nations are continuously enhancing their capabilities through education and research. He termed education particularly in science and technology as the need of the hour for a developing country like Pakistan. He added today human capital is considered more important than physical capital.

The governor said, “Our country also needed human capital having sound professional knowledge, high technical skills, innovative approach and total commitment.”

Earlier, UET Vice Chancellor Muhammad Akram Khan said according to the QS World Ranking, UET is at 385 amongst top engineering and technology universities of the world.

The Chancellor said that high quality human capital is developed in high quality education systems providing the advanced skills that command a premium in todays workplace. I am happy that UET is producing graduates who are acceptable in the domestic as well as international market.

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