The collaboration between universities and industries would enable our graduates to learn a lot during their studies as well as create employment opportunities in the local and international industry.
There are so many opportunities available for students and fields like the oil and gas sector has a lot of scope within Pakistan and outside the country. There is a need that our students should adopt as per the needs of the market and have good command over the latest tools and techniques including the software used in the market.
These views were expressed by the Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi. He was addressing the faculty and students of the KU Department of Petroleum Technology.
He observed that field experts and departmental alumnus should be engaged in conducting seminars, workshops, and training sessions for students so that they could learn more about the market’s trends and requirements.
During the visit, the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi mentioned that the University of Karachi would provide a skilled human resource for the oil and gas sector in Pakistan and other parts of the world. He said that a strong academia-industry relationship is essential for the growth of industries in the country.
“The University of Karachi will provide all the necessary facilities to cater to the need of this important sector. This department will surely promote the research work in the oil and gas sector”.
On this occasion, the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi was informed that PC-1 is being prepared for the construction of a new building with state-of-the-art facilities for the Department of Petroleum Technology.
The in-charge Department of Petroleum Technology Kashif Sadiq briefed the audience that the project of the new building would be initiated soon and the building would be equipped with modern facilities keeping in view the recommendations of industries.
He shared that laboratory work for the students is very important in the field of the oil and gas sector and the department would provide the best facility in this regard. Kashif Sadiq mentioned that the department would also explore the possibilities of funding from national and international oil and gas companies working in the country.
Later, the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi, Dean Science Professor Dr Nasira Khatoon, member Syndicate and the Chairman Department of History Professor Dr S. M. Taha, Estate Officer Noreen Shariq, and faculty members visited different classrooms and labs of the department.