P@SHA & CIO head out to campuses with IT employers

March 17, 2010 at 10:19 am 9 comments

Today marks the launch of a new initiative branded as  “Campus Conversations” –   a collaboration between CIO Pakistan and P@SHA, and supported by PSEB.

The thought behind it is that the industry-academia linkage is weak resulting in a disconnect between the two. Instead of each complaining about the other, a discourse that will enable the two segments to work in unison in improving this relationship for the benefit of all, is what is needed.

So CIO and P@SHA will  travel with a panel of CEOs (this panel will change depending on the university and the city) to university campuses across the country to start a “conversation” with students/faculty. The initiative will be result-oriented with real commitments being the key. I have explained it a little in this interview with Rabia Garib at the CIO Webstudio.

Today’s panel includes Yusuf Jan of Mixit Technologies, Rahim Lalani of TRG Tech, Ashar Zaidi of Intel Pakistan & Danish Nafay of National Foods. Rabia Garib and I will be there too of course! We are heading out to the FAST Karachi Main Campus. Tune in to this blog and to the CIO Webstudio to see if we survived the encounter :).

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Qazi Atiq  |  March 17, 2010 at 10:41 am

    wow great initiative

  • 2. Yaser  |  March 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    thats great news…. but it will be a real challenge to keep it result focused with changing panel of CEOs

  • 3. Syed Talha Izhar  |  March 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    How did it go??? 🙂

  • 4. Munis Quadri  |  March 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    The session went brilliant ! i loved it! 🙂

  • 5. Zaeem Yaqoob Khan  |  March 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Great Initiative!

  • 6. Syed Talha Izhar  |  March 18, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    It was great watching the video.. I really hope Ma’am you had a good time.. 🙂

  • 7. Faheem Mumtaz  |  March 18, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Why only big cities all the time. Find some time for small cities as well . Not much but may be 1 of 10 visits. Please think of it

  • 8. Yaser  |  March 18, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    I second Faheem.
    As its difficult to do, a possible start could be to target the students that travel to competitions like Softec, Nascon, Procom etc.

  • 9. Saleem Chohan  |  March 19, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    The idea of taking industry to campus is very appreciable. I wish it is emulated in other disciplines of education as well.

    We will love to find out about activities and outcome of these sessions.


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