President Dr. Arif Alvi has underlined the need for producing graduates of high quality and highly skilled work force by universities to meet the requirements of the country as well as the market.
He said that universities needed to speed up their efforts by focusing on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) so as to fully reap the dividends of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The meeting apprised that GIKI had allocated over Rs 290 million in 2021 to provide scholarships and financial assistance to deserving students.
The President asked the management of the university to develop industrial linkages and promote collaborations with international universities of good repute in order to benefit from their expertise.
The President asked the university to implement HEC’s policy on Students with Disabilities which provided complete waiver to such students in tuition fees, hostel fees and utility fees, in addition to employing different-abled people and women in the university.
He remarked that universities required to prioritize needs of the country by focusing on Artificial Intelligence and developing expertise in the area of Cyber Security.