FAISALABAD - The two-daylong international training workshop titled “Customer and Market Centric Innovation Management” (CMCIM) was held at University of Agriculture (UAF) here the other day.

Institute of Business Management Science (IBMS) organised the workshop. On the occasion, the speakers urged the youth to acquire cutting-edge entrepreneurial skills to explore new business opportunities to help the country generate employment opportunities.

The speakers included DCO Muhammad Amin Chaudhry, former FCCI President Mian Farhan Latif, Dr Khuram Jahangir Sharif from Qatar University Doha Qatar, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Dr M Iqbal Zafar, Director IBMS Dr Munir Ahmad, Dr Mubashar Mehdi and others.

They emphasized the need of inculcating the youth with entrepreneurial mindset so that they could establish their own business rather than looking for job. Addressing the workshop, the DCO underscored the need for following the legacy of truthfulness left by prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that would certainly flourish the business.

Keynote speaker Dr Khurram Jahangir Sharif said that a business with market and customer centric innovative management always leads to new heights.

Earlier, Dr M Iqbal Zafar Dean Social Science delivered the welcome address while Dr Munir Ahmad highlighted the teaching and entrepreneurial activities of his institute. Dr Mubashir Mehdi Assistant Professor conducted the workshop.

UAF SCIENTISTS HONOURED: The Ministry of Science & Technology has announced to give the Research Productivity Award to more than 100 scientists of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad for their innovative contribution to research and education, disclosed the varsity’s vice chancellor.

Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan presiding over a Dean’s Committee meeting on Saturday termed it a historic landmark of the Institution of Higher Learning in Agriculture.

 Dr Khan said that the university had finalised Vision 2030 to meet the future challenges of agricultural sector. He added that another satellite campus would be established at Renala Khurd for the purpose of technology transfer at the doorsteps of small farmers.

He was of the view that the varsity was planning to introduce dozens of new degree and associate degree programmes from new educational year.

He maintained that Bio-Informatics, D-Pharmacy, BBA, Bio-Medical Science and other programmes would also be initiated under the programme. He also added that the Planning Commission of Pakistan had allocated funds for construction of lecture rooms at New Campus.

The vice chancellor urged the scientists to come with new technological agronomic packages for the poor farmers so that they could achieve maximum yield potential from own available resources.

 He added that more than 50% course contents would be placed on website for students to facilitate them through online learning mechanism.

He emphasised that scientists should translate their scientific knowledge for the benefits of common man instead of raising their impact factor through publishing their research articles in various journals.