LAHORE - A 20-member students’ delegation from Bangladesh, led by Dr Shahid Akhtar Hussain, visited the Punjab University (PU) on Thursday.
The delegation, visited the PU College of Information Technology, where they were welcomed by College Principal Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Director External Linkages Maria Maldonado and other faculty members. Sarwar briefed the delegation about the teaching programmes being offered at the college and apprised them about the academic and research progress made in recent years. He said that foreign students had also been studying in the college, which also provided scholarships to talented and needy students. The delegation visited the college’s library, IT lab, GIS Centre, seminar room, VC office, Senate and Sherani Halls.
The delegation also went to the PU Oriental College where Principal Dr. Mazhar Moin told the delegation about the history, infrastructure, departments and academic programmes of the college. He also told the delegation that the college had been offering courses in foreign languages at the Institute of Languages. Advisor to the PU VC, Colonel (r) Ikramullah and Director External Linkages Maria Maldonado led the delegation to the New Campus where they met Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Javaid Ahmed, deans of faculties and senior faculty members at the Al-Raazi Hall of Centre for Undergraduate Studies.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Shahid admired hospitality of the PU and Punjab government and said that students felt much pleasure to visit the varsity. He said that the students’ visit would further develop mutual relations between the two countries. Afterwards, the delegation visited the main library and took a round of various sections. Delegation members exchanged views on various topics with students present in the library. The delegation also visited the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) where Director Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz briefed them about the academic and research prorgrammes of the institute. The delegates also visited the library, TV studio and FM radio of the institute.
Separately, Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT) students excelled in the Techno-Fest 2011 organised by the University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore. The competition encapsulated many categories including software exhibition, extreme programming, breaking the magician code etc.