Industry, academia linkages vital to gain benefits from CPEC

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Amanullah Khan

Karachi

Industry and acedemia have stressed upon the need of strong academic – industrial relations in order to have strong linkages between each other with respect to research and development, innovations and inventions and their commercialization. For this purpose a meeting was held between the faculties members of Balochistan’s various universities and office bearers of Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) the other day at its office.
The Vice President, LCCI, Anjum Rafatullah Khan ha also stressed upon the review of curriculum, research topics and other academic activities not only to produce the graduates which may be directly attached with the industries as well as to cater to the future requirements in background of the CPEC. The speakers from the universities informed about their research work in various sectors and suggested that the industries should set process parameters to ensure competitiveness and sustainability which is possible if university – industry linkages are strengthen through taking each other on board for problem solving and commercialization of new innovations and inventions and research based projects.
They offered the services to the industries for technical problem solving as well as for entrepreneurship development. The meeting with the research faculty of various universities in Balochistan was held on 23rd February, 2017. Following research scholars and faculty members were included in the Universities’ delegation was included: Dr. Tariq Kiani, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Dr. Mir Dost, Director, Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), Lasbela University of Agriculture and Water Management Sciences (LUAWMS), Uthal, Ganguzar Baloch, Dy. Registrar, University of Turbat, Abdul Majid, Incharge ORIC, University of Turbat, Dr. Abdul Basit, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Dr. Waseem Asghar Khan, Director ORIC, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Khuzdar, Dr. Waheed Noor, Director, ORIC, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Rahmatullah, Institute of Research Promotion (IRP).