Back in the days of my school life at public school in Mansehra, I often considered education equivalent to obedience, muteness, fear of teachers and following orders. I can recall clearly how I moved from class sixth to eighth, with not an iota of knowledge added into my educational arsenal. The teachers either did not know about the subjects they taught, or simply could not be bothered to care.

The worth of educational qualifications can be deduced from the quality and meaning they add to a student’s life and the ways they prepare them to face professional challenges and obstacles. Linkages between universities and industry play an integral role in paving successful career prospects for students. Through these linkages, universities not only provide their students with a much-needed professional boost and multiple career prospects but also assist them in building positive industry connections.