By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
News & Features Services)
The petroleum industry has been urged to facilitate arrangements of short-term orientation programme for the faculty members in respect to their operational endeavours and adaptations of new technologies.
The recommendation was put forward in the recent symposium on Industry Academia Collaboration organized by the Pakistan Petroleum Exploration & Production Companies Association (PPEPCA) here at
of Engineering & Technology. NED University
The other recommendations included exposure to problems being faced to be shared where possible and the academia, formulate short term and long term goals have to be planned with specific outputs, setting precedence in Pakistan by facilitating the academia in establishing a strong and sustainable technical base in the country for research and development.
The symposium was attended by over 350 participants representing Industry and Academia. A strong presence of the PPEPCA representing twenty three E&P companies was reflected by participation of chief executives/senior management of MPCL, PPL, OGDCL, GHPL, ENI Pakistan, POPH, KUFPEC and PPEPCA.
The Academia was represented by over 300 delegates including faculty members and students from seven departments of five major Engineering and other Universities of Sindh province which included
University of Engineering &
Technology, Dawood Engineering University,
and NED University
of Engineering & Technology, Bahria
University and the .
Four papers two from the industry and two from the University of Karachi
were presented, preceded by a panel discussion. NED University
Professor Dr M Afzal Haque, Vice Chancellor,
was the chief guest in the ceremony, presided over by Lt
General (R) Raza Muhammad Khan, President PPEPCA HRM Committee. NED University
Prof Haque while thanking the PPEPCA for selecting
as the hosts for the event emphasized on the importance of Industry Academia
Collaboration for combating the energy challenges of Pakistan.
He stressed on the need of more effective role of Academia and the industry and informed that
initiated project for strengthening its capabilities for teaching and research. NED
Lt.Gen (R) Raza.Khan while deliberating on the efforts of PPEPCA’s HRM Committee, committed for more practical role from the industry for strong and sustainable linkage with Academia.
Asim Murtaza Khan, MD/CEO, Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), discussed the importance of Industry Academia Collaboration in
stressed on the need to move from awareness to practical involvement of the two
Professor Sarosh Lodi, Dean (CEA&BME), NED University, recognized PPEPCA, MD/CEO of MPCL, PPL, KUFPEC and other companies for their participation. He also acknowledged the speakers, delegates from the universities for their participation and the organizers, staff and students of Department of Petroleum Engineering, and
untiring efforts to make this event a success. NED