University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore organized 1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME-2020). The conference was comprised of six modules including Plenary sessions by industry leaders on issues related to national importance (like Energy Crisis, Clean & Green Pakistan, Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme and issues in various technologies), Research Presentations by researchers, experts, academics and industrialists, Interactive workshops, Poster & Paper presentations, industrial exhibitions and entertainment and networking activities like sky lantern, drama, stage performances and Lahore sight seeing trips.
Minister Punjab for higher education Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz participated as chief guest. Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Engr. Jawed Salim Qureshi, Vice Chancellor UET Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, national and international delegates, students and faculty members attended the event. At the event, held at UET Auditorium Complex, the Convener ICME-2020 Prof. Dr. Touseef Aizeb highlighted the objectives of this conference. Addressing the participants, Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz said that UET is one of the best engineering universities in the world. Keeping in view the modern trends of technology there is a need of taking new measures in the field of engineering. Our youth is our asset, we must equip them with advanced educational and technical skills. He further said that young students should come up with new and creative ideas to meet their growing demand in the market. At this occasion Chairman PEC Engr. Jawed Salim Qureshi said, “This is not a biggest pride for me that I am Chairman PEC, but the real pride is that I am an Alumni of UET. In our times, there was a little bit research work and lot of jobs, but today there is a lack of jobs in and outside Pakistan. More than 50000 engineers are now jobless. They have ideas but they don’t know how to present them. That is why our teachers should teach students how to present themselves at the end of their lecture.”
At this occasion, he announced 30 awards of Rs. 1 million each by PEC to encourage innovative ideas from students. He said, “In this context we have organized a committee of vice chancellors of Pakistan which will select topics from all domains of education and student would be working on these topics by preparing their projects. These awards will be given to first top 30 best projects.” “PEC will help them to register their papers, sell their projects locally and internationally. In the result the selling price will also be given to the student.” He added. At this occasion Vice Chancellor UET Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar apricated the efforts of Dean Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Prof. Dr. Tahir Izhar, Chairman Mechanical Engineering Prof. Dr. Nasir Hayat, Dr. Touseef, Dr. Nadeem Ahmad Mufti, National and International delegates and all organizing committee. He said student must take benefit of the latest knowledge and experience of foreign delegates. However, 147 research papers from Pakistan, Malaysia, turkey, France, Denmark, UK and Bosnia were received in the conference. While 73 presentations and 74 poster were selected to be presented in the conference. The Conference will continue till 30 th January 2020.