Academia-industry linkages are prerequisite to pave the way for building up knowledge-based economy and addressing the different challenges faced the country, said University of Agriculture Faisalabad Registrar/ Treasurer Umer Saeed Qadri.

He addressed the Final Year Project Competition exhibition of the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad arranged in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE) and Society of Engineers and Technologists (SET)  at Expo Center on the eve of “World Engineers Day Celebrations 2020” at the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad at Expo center

Engineering Faulty Dean  Dr Allah Bakhsh, Irrigation and Drainage Chairman Dr Muhammad Arshad,  Chairman, SEE Abdul Nasir Awan, Dr Muhammad Azam Khan, Chairman, Energy System Dr Anjum Munir, Dr Muhammad Usman Farid  and other faculty members were present on the occasion.

The Registrar stressed upon the need for the development of strong industry-academia linkages. He also appreciated the organizers of the event especially who work hard for the successful organization of this very productive event for the students and the faculty.

He said that we need to strengthen our academia industry linkages and produce the tangible researches that will bring the fruitful results. He added that university was making all our efforts to ensure the quality education and research work to compete with the rest of the world.   He said that viable research solutions to the agriculture, common man and industry will help address the different issues at the national level.

Umar Saeed visited different stalls of the companies and appreciated their contribution towards the sustainable development of the societies. Job Fair was held at the Engineering Block, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad where different companies/industries/organizations including Millat Tractors Ltd., Al-Ghazi Tractors Ltd., SB Store Faisalabad, Atlantis Water Ltd., Sadaqat Ltd. Faisalabad, Dawood Agro. Ltd., Faisalabad Waste Management Company (FWMC) etc. participated and presented their stalls.

The following students won the “Best Project of the Department include Affan  Minahil,  and Abu Hurraira for the project of Automated Solar Panel Cleaner; Ali  Nasir   and his team Usman  Umair  Mahnoor   for  Involex Wind Turbine/Spiral Wind Turbine;  Moin Asghar; Umair  and Ali for the development of Development of Egg Separator; M. Rahman for Natural Water Filtration and Purification; Fida Muhammad for Processing of Banana Fibers;  Danish and his team for Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting;  Abdul Rehman for the Development of Small Scale Cultivator; Co-pyrolysis of Waste Tyres in a Fixed Bed  Reactor for Mr Arslan and others.

Dr Allah Bakhsh said that the students were bestowed with talent talent. We need to explore their God-given capabilities. Dr Nasir Awan said that such event will provide a platform to the students to excel in their lives.They also visited the stall of Final Year Projects (FYP) prepared by the final year students of Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology. He appreciated the efforts and innovative ideas of the students.

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