Minister Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfaraz said that incumbent government has determined the direction of Pakistan’s IT sector in comparison to the past government in which country’s IT sector had not progressed.
The minister was speaking at the closing ceremony of Cadence EDA Tools Training Program. This specialized training program on Cadence EDA tools was organized at UET Lahore. A total of 16 trainees, from the 8 leading education institutes of the Punjab got their hands on the Cadence tools.
National and International experts shared their diversified experience with the attendees. Training program came to an end with a closing ceremony which was graced by the Minister Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfaraz with his presence as a Chief Guest.
Director Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), Prof Dr Waqar Mahmood not only briefed the Chair on different aspects of the training but also thanked him for his unprecedented support in achieving this great milestone. “He is probably the first Higher Education Minister who do not only realize the importance of IT sector in Pakistan but also possess the required knowledge being expert of the field” said Vice Chancellor UET Lahore, Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar in his thanking note.
UET Vice Chancellor shared promising news and a success story of a young research team from UET comprising Dr. Tayyab, Dr. Tahir, Dr. Obaid, and Umar Shahid who have recently been qualified for the Google E-Fabex program for their unique chip design to control motion.
UET has been recognized by Google IEEE Solid State Devices that have committed for full sponsorship to UET’s project.
Minister Higher Education, Yasir Humayun Sarfaraz thanked VC UET, Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, and Director KICS, Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood for their efforts in execution of the project.
“Unfortunately, our IT sector couldn’t progress like India over the past few years but now University of Engineering and Technology Lahore is all set in the right direction and right path that will ultimately help IT sector of the country to touch the skies”.
He emphasized the importance of developing quality human resource that will help in job creation and ultimately boost the economy.
“Although UET produces best resources in the country, but we need to get more competitive in the international market” said Raja Yasir Humayun.
The minister assured his maximum support in incentivizing chip design technologies like India to get maximum traction and quality outcome. The closing ceremony was concluded with the presentation of certificates, and souvenirs among the participants, and trainers of the Cadence EDA tools training program.