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Department of Computer Science - UBIT



Department of Computer Science (UBIT)

Inauguration Ceremony of
"Industry University Coordination Programme in ICT for sponsored Research and Development"
(VectraCom group and University of Karachi)

DCS/UBIT playing a dominating role arranged a mile stone inaugural ceremony at UBIT/DCS by making a joint venture agreement between University of Karachi and VectraCom group on 12-Apr-2010.

Prof. Dr. S.M Aqil Burney in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of research and development in ICT and related technologies as the cornerstone in modern development and research. He said that ICT today act as a change catalyst to transform the societies into knowledge societies.  He highlighted the excessive use of cellular phones in our country which has crossed 100 million in just 5 years. This burst of usage of technology has caused the society to change and now it is upto the industry and academia to find new ways of using these technologies for the betterment of the societies. Citing the examples of many foreign universities, He emphasized that universities should be generating revenue from industry liaisons and coordination.

Mr. Emran Riaz, Chairman of the VectraCom group  lauded the efforts put in by Dr. Burney and his team for making this dream a reality. He said that these initiatives will not only help the industry but will also be crucial for the growth and development of the students at the University of Karachi.  He emphasized that such programs should continue to evolve.

While sharing the mutual vision, Mr. Khurram Paradhan, Manager of the portfolio planning division for Pakistan and Afghanistan of Nokia stated that Nokia supports such initiatives and is always ready to co-operate with the academia. He also mentioned the “calling global innovators” program launched by Nokia to gather innovative ideas from across the world and use them to better the technology.
Dean Science, Prof. Dr. Darakhshan J. Haleem congratulated the Department of Computer Science / UBIT on taking such initiative. She also extended full support to the department in arranging and organizing such events.

Vice Chancellor University of Karachi, Professor Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui in his presidential address also congratulated Dr. Burney and his team in making this coordination possible. He also highlighted the fact that this initiative is the first of its kind and department of Computer Science has taken the lead and other departments should also follow. He also said that universities around the world a source of making revenue for the purpose of research and development and that is only possible after they engage in close coordination with the industry.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed between the University of Karachi and VectraCom group to facilitate each other in research and development related to ICT and related areas. The ceremony was attended by pro-vice chancellors Prof. Dr. Nasiruddin Khan and Prof. Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Dean faculty of Arts Prof. Saleem Memon, dean faculty of Islamic studies Prof. Ghulam Mehdi, directors and chairpersons of several institutes and departments and a large number of teachers of University of Karachi.



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