Sargodha University inks MoU with SMEDA for collaborative training of students

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Sargodha: Keeping in view the pace of rapidly changing business and economic environment of Pakistan, the University of Sargodha has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA).The agreement, signed by Vice Chancellor Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed and Mr. Raja Hassanain Javaid, the Provincial Chief of SMEDA, at the University of Sargodha aims to initiate a collaborated training program to boost the entrepreneurial potential of university students.“The dream of a knowledge-based economy cannot be achieved without hybridization of elements from academia and industry, and this MOU is a step towards achieving this goal,” said Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad. The main objective being the MOU is to provide technical assistance and support in designing systems and programs for the promotion of entrepreneurial culture among university students and providing coordinated support to the University in creating industrial liaison for exchange of information and expertise. The provincial chief of SMEDA appreciated the University management for ensuring cooperation in conducting training programs, conferences and workshops in the areas of entrepreneurship and business plan development.“We will support the University of Sargodha in providing enabling environment to its students for business idea generation and building their capacity to start their own business,” he said. Under the agreement, SMEDA will conduct a training session followed by a workshop on designing business plan in April 2017. Later, a business idea competition will be organized by the university, in which graduates will present their ideas to the representatives of industry.

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