Academia is catalyst for industrial promotion

STAFF REPORT GUJRAT: A seminar focusing on role of academia in industrial promotion and development was organized by Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). The strengthening of academia-industry linkage was stressed upon and methods and ways were to execute the deliberations were explored by the participants.

SCCI President, Fazal Jillani categorically emphasized on need of building strong relationship between academia and industry. He said that both of the entities should be in sync with each other and if curriculum of academia is not in line with industry`s requirement then the students produced by academia will be under par and cant execute important tasks in industry in efficient manner. He also appreciated the role of HEIs particularly engineering and business management universities and said that they had been playing a critical role in industrial uplifting.

Dr Muhammad Ejaz Sandhu, the director of IMSEC, University of Gujrat (UoG), senior faculty members and students from UoG Sialkot Campus and SCCI Research and Development Officer Abdul Rauf Mughal were also present in the seminar.

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