LAHORE– Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad has stressed upon the need to polish and encourage individual’s unique qualities for promotion of entrepreneurial culture as there are a lot of opportunities to explore in Pakistan.
He was addressing a seminar titled “The University as Driver for Economic Growth and Social Change: Key Strategic Challenges” at Al Raazi Hall here on Tuesday.
Prof Dr Sarfraz A. Mian from State University, New York, IBA Karachi’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Program Director Dr Shahid Qureshi, Prof VC Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, heads of various departments, faculty members and students participated in the seminar.
Addressing the seminar, Prof Niaz Ahmad said that the role of universities was to create new knowledge, introduce innovations and produce civilized citizens.
He urged the teachers and students to do research having socio-economic impact. He said that the university would fund new ideas of teachers and students.
He said that institutions gave approach to the students how to work. He said that students must exhaust their skills to learn entrepreneurial abilities. Prof Dr Sarfraz A. Mian said that we needed to promote the concept of entrepreneurial universities.
He said that innovation was an important part of entrepreneurship and it could help eradicate poverty from society and improve the economy of the country. He also presented a model and role of entrepreneurial universities.
In his address, Dr Shahid Qureshi claimed that money did not matter in entrepreneurship and one’s brain was the biggest resource. He said that even education was not a hindrance to make one an excellent entrepreneur.
He said that every human being has unique abilities and we must engage them to utilize their qualities.— PRESS RELEASE