Islamabad , December 05(Online): Members of Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology (S&T), accompanied by Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Yasmin Masood, paid a visit to the main campus of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) here on Wednesday.
Led by Senator Mushtaq Ahmed, Chairman of Committee, the members included Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, Senator Muhammad Sabir Shah, Senator Gian Chand and Senator Hilal-ur-Rahman. Upon arrival, the senators were given a comprehensive briefing on NUST’s functioning, multi-dimensional growth, teaching & research facilities, mega projects, including the establishment of Pakistan’s first university-hosted Science & Technology Park – the National Science & Technology Park (NSTP), and the Medical Devices Development Centre (MDDC), etc.
In their remarks, the esteemed guestscommended the efforts of NUST management, faculty and researchers towards earning NUST a respectable niche among the world leaders in higher education & cutting-edge research. Stressing the need for promotion of quality tertiary education in the length and breadth of the country, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on S&TadmiredNUST for taking its outreach initiatives to Balochistan and FATA/KPK to provide equal opportunities for quality higher education to students from under-privileged and remote areas of Pakistan.
The Chairman particularly mentioned the services of Dr Jahan Akbar, a PhD from Glasgow University (UK), who is currently heading the project of establishing a Spectroscopy Lab at the Hazara University with funding from the KPK government. At the occasion, Dr Akbar apprised audience of the immense scope of the lab, which would be first-of-its-kind in Pakistan and 3rd in the world at large.
Ensuing was a guided tour of the campus, particularly School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS), School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), Medical Devices Development Centre (MDDC) and Technology Incubation Centre (TIC).Prior to the campus tour, the Chairman also planted a tree at the main campus.