Deputy Chairman Planning Commission visits NUST; acknowledges varsity’s landmark R&D initiatives

Staff Reporter

Mr Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, visited NUST’s main campus on Tuesday.

He was heading a high-level delegation from the Commission to observe the progress of some of the flagship projects of NUST. Eulogising the university for its coveted standing in the global academia and trailblazing initiatives.

He emphasised the need to reinforce the country’s exports by drawing upon technologies and products being developed at universities like NUST, particularly in the fields of Electronics, Agriculture, Automobiles, etc.

He also underlined the significance of enhancing budget for R&D, and, at the same time, stressed the need for building strong academia-industry linkages in order to meet current and impending national needs.

Engr Javed Mahmood Bukhari, Rector NUST, apprised the delegation that NUST is a 4th generation university, where the focus remains on producing not only academically and professionally sound graduates but also innovative minds fully poised to become entrepreneurs, so that they can become job creators instead of job seekers.

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