The Information Technology University (ITU) Lahore is set to have its own Computer Engineering (CE) Department, with Vice Chancellor Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar saying the addition of this department would help the university cater to the needs of industry and academia. The decision to set up the ITU Computer Engineering department will add to the existing 11 degree programmes being currently offered by the university and was made at the 9th meeting of ITU Syndicate held on Saturday.

Addressing the syndicate members, Dr Niaz said the university aimed at educating the next generation of innovators, engineers and scientists to develop technologies to drive the country’s economic growth and to focus on resolving local problems with an emphasis on research and entrepreneurship for socio economic development.

The meeting praised the measures taken by ITU administration to promote skilled education in the field of computer sciences and engineering. The varsity’s role in resolving industrial and academicals needs of skilled-based education and its role for economic stability and development was also reiterated.

The meeting also accorded approval to the revised budget estimates for 2018-19 and arrangements for the second convocation being held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

The attendants of the meeting included syndicate members MPA Khadija Umer, MPA Muhammad Kashif, HEC Representative Dr Naveed Malik, Representative of Punjab Higher Education Commission Nasrullah Virk, Professor Dr Jawaid A Ghani of Karachi School of Business & Leadership, Vice Chairperson (Punjab) Commission of Human Rights Salima Hashmi, representatives of higher education and finance departments, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Dean Dr Akmal Hussain, Faculty of Business  and Management Sciences Dean Dr Bashir A Khan, Faculty of Science Dean Dr Faisal Kamiran, Faculty of Engineering Dean Dr Tauseef Tauqir and ITU Registrar Zaheer Sarwar.

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