Taxila, (Parliament Times) :Pakistan Engineering Council – PEC conducted an event titled Briefing on PPDC Initiatives & Annual Financing of Final Year Design Projects at UET, Taxila on May 29, 2024 (Wednesday). Wherein, the Chief Guest was Engr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, Chairman, PEC & the event was presided over by Engr. Prof. Dr. Qaiser-uz-Zaman Khan, VC UET, Taxila & Engr. Prof. Dr. Kaman Afaq, VC HITEC, Taxila
Engr. Prof. Dr. Qaiser-uz-Zaman Khan, VC UET, Taxila recently paid remarks on the contributions of the Pakistan Engineering Council’s (PEC) Pakistan Development Committee (PPDC) and the annual financing of Final Year Design Projects (FYDP). He mentioned that these initiatives are part of PEC’s broader effort to support engineering students and align their projects with industry needs.
Engr. Prof. Dr. Kamran S. Afaq, Vice Chancellor of HITEC University Taxila, expressed his enthusiasm for all the ongoing projects under the Pakistan Professional Development Council (PPDC) and emphasized the importance of these initiatives in bridging the gap between academia and industry. He highlighted that these projects not only provide students with practical experience but also align their skills with the current demands of the job market, thereby enhancing their employability. Regarding the annual financing of Final Year Design Projects (FYDP), Dr. Kamran acknowledged the vital role of the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) in providing financial support to engineering students. This support is crucial for the development of innovative projects that can lead to marketable products and solutions. He praised PEC’s efforts in fostering entrepreneurship among young engineers by facilitating access to resources, mentorship, and financial aid, including loans and grants for startups
Engr. Mir Masood Rashid outlined various successful initiatives under the PEC PPDC, including the formation of the first Engineer Parliamentarians Caucus to advocate for policy changes, the STEM education Ambassadors program to promote science and engineering at the school level, and the Engineering CAPSTONE EXPO to showcase industry-required projects from universities across Pakistan. Additionally, he mentioned efforts like the PEC E-Library, the Graduate Internship Program (GIT), and the PEC E-Gateway for consulting services, which aim to support engineering students and professionals and mitigate brain drain by providing opportunities within Pakistan. He further briefed the audience about the ten (10) initiatives of the PEC-Pakistan Development Committee (PPDC) i.e. STEM Education, Day Trip Learning, Annual Financing Scheme of Final Year Design Projects, Engineering Capstone Expo, PEC E-Library, Helping Industries by providing Internee Engineers, Graduate Internship Training, PEC E-Gateway, UNSDGS Adoption, Engineer Parliamentarians caucus. He thereafter congratulated all the members of Funded FYDPs
Engr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, Chairman of the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), emphasized the critical role of supporting engineering students through initiatives like the Final Year Design Project Financing, which promotes industry-relevant projects and prevents brain drain by fostering local talent. Engr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, Chairman of the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), emphasized the critical role of supporting engineering students through initiatives like the Final Year Design Project Financing. Furthermore, the PEC, through its Pakistan Development Committee (PPDC), collaborates with universities and industries to identify and support projects that meet current market and industry needs. This ensures that the projects undertaken by students are relevant and beneficial to local industries, thereby promoting the “Made in Pakistan” journey crucial for overcoming economic challenges. He also expressed his commendation for the innovative initiatives undertaken by the PEC Pakistan Development Committee (PDC) aimed at advancing engineering excellence and fostering sustainable development across Pakistan. At the end, he presented cheques to the members of awarded FYDPs.

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